We stayed for two nights in a Junior Suite (room 337) which had a view of The Louvre (well, the back windows of The Louvre). As probably one of the most expensive hotels I've stayed in (€800/$1000) the room was pretty good, but not epic. The staff were all excellent and friendly. The buffet breakfast was reasonable without being awesome. The view was good, without being breathtaking. What this hotel is about is 'Location', which it has in spades - you could throw a cocktail stick at The Louvre and it's a fantastic base for roaming around the core of Paris being a 15-min stroll from both Notre Dame and Place de la Concorde. There is a 'Batobus' landing just across from The Louvre which at €15/day provides a great way of saving your legs while seeing the city. There are quite a few good restaurants within metres of the hotel.
The bathroom was very large and well equipped with a good shower. The bed was massive - almost a double-double bed, you could seriously have slept a family of five without any trouble. Big hat-tip for the inclusive, high-speed WiFi which was excellent. There was a flat-screen TV but we never turned it on. Curiously, there wasn't a kettle in the room, so no tea/coffee facilities. The buffet breakfast was fairly average, if I'm honest, with some very good elements but also with a few luke-warm ones (they ran out of croissants!) - although they still served at the sensible time of 10:30am at the weekend!
Now a gripe: We had a drink in the bar after returning from dinner. I travel the world and stay in hotels a lot - I expect the drinks to be expensive, but the prices charged "prendre la pisse" - €15.50 for a 33cl bottle of Kronenbourg 1664 (£21.50 a pint in London terms, $28 for a New York pint, $25 for an Aussie schooner) is crazy money. Even worse was charging €8 for a small bag of M&M's from the minibar when you could walk across the road and buy a packet for 40c - a 2000% markup....
In summary : Above average hotel, fantastic location, not cheap. Would I stay again? Oh yes ...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Surrounded by the best of Paris with four facades facing the most famous cultural sights, the Hotel du Louvre is two minutes walk from the Louvre Museum, and ten minutes away from the Opera Garnier. It is set in the heart of the fashion district just steps away from the boutiques on the Rue St Honoré and has direct access to the Champs-Elysées and to the business district of La Défense. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Du Louvre Paris
- Du Louvre Hotel
- Hotel Du Louvre Paris
- Hotel De Louvre