Stayed here for a week for business and was pleased with the rooms which are nicely done with modern design but with a slight edge of 50’s chic in the choice of numbering on the doors and art in the rooms. The sliding doors on bathroom and wardrobe were nice – although they make the separate toilet stand out by virtue of looking like a storage cupboard beside these! Bed very comfortable, wireless free and more than able to support video calls and similar demand. The bathroom itself is well design in terms of furniture in there, even if the bath/shower feels a little under-designed to be in there.
Breakfast was good and was OK value for money if you eat plenty and the bar looked comfortable even though I never spent time in there.
In terms of location the hotel is handy for walking into the central area of Toulouse (maybe 10-15 minutes light walk?) but it is not in the nicest of areas – the streets immediately around had a surprising amount of dog-fouling compared to other areas I visited and there were one or two prostitutes working just around the corner from the hotel (as you walk towards town). Having said that, we only saw them after 2300 on two nights and generally the area felt safe and offered no evidence of crime.
The only real problem for us was the parking – we managed one day in it before giving up and paying only slightly more for public parking a few hundred meters away. Access to the hotel parking is very narrow and twisty, and once you get inside the area it is very tight and small thanks to small spaces and too many badly placed pillars. We scraped the one of the cars on exit and getting in and out in the few times we did it was a nightmare of backwards/forwards small movements. My advice would be anything other than a very small car would be best going somewhere else (which luckily there is nearby).
Very comfortable and welcoming hotel then, just the local area could be a little nicer and the parking is probably best ignored unless you are in a very small car.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of Toulouse, only a few steps away from the hustle and bustle of the Capitol square, the restaurants and luxury boutiques, the Privilege Hotel Mermoz welcomes you in the haven of its peaceful patio and private gardens.With its ideal location, this 4 star hotel is the perfect base for a business trip or to explore the city and discover its rich architectural and historic heritage. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Jean Mermoz
- Jean Mermoz Hotel Toulouse