If you like a hotel with a bit of character and a warm welcome as opposed to the chrome perfection and zero personality you find at the big chains, then this is the place for you. Despite our total incompetence at speaking French, we received a really warm, friendly and helpful reception from the staff at the hotel - we met three different receptionists and were treated in the same great style by all. The location is terrific and it is very pleasant strolling around the area in the evening with plenty of bars, cafes and restaurants. The room was comfortable and everything worked.
On the down side, I wouldn't recommend the breakfast, which was quite expensive for a typical continental buffet. This would have been alright it it included the expected French bread and croissants fresh from the boulangerie, but instead everything tasted like a pre-packaged 'express' breakfast. I had better French bread at a hotel in Leeds, recently!
There is no car park, though I believe that reception can provide tickets for a local municipal. We didn't get any advice about this on the booking confirmation though, and faced a stressful hunt for a meter. In fact, I would recommend a taxi from the airport for sure, as the one-way system of Toulouse is particularly daunting!
So, a very good hotel for comfort, friendly service and location that I would definitely use again if I get the chance to return to Toulouse. But I will take a taxi and wander out for breakfast in the mornings.
- Also Known As:
- Des Beaux Arts Toulouse
- Des Beaux Arts Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This charming hotel, entirely non-smoker, wich all rooms are renovated, in the historical city center of Toulouse, on the banks of the River Garonne with a rafined decoration and a "cosy" style make the place impossible to circumvent it, where well being is associated with the revery produce.Beaux Arts is also a Restaurant which offers market food in a "Belle Epoque" style. ... more less
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