We had a last minute trip to France and some time in Paris. Our favorite hotels were booked, and after reading through Trip Advisor, I decided this might be OK. And it was. Just OK.
The room was decent....a bit dated, but the bathroom was very nice. The bed was large and comfy. The room was pretty teeny, but with a bit of juggling, we were able to find space for two suitcases. The view of Invalides out our window was awesome. The front desk staff speaks English and are very helpful.
However, the hotel was HOTI I called the front desk and was told the only system available was the heating system. The hvac system fans don't work unless you have the heat turned on "after the season." (I guess that "during the season", AC is available) We were dying. We flung the windows open, which helped, but there wasn't any wind, and it was incredibly hot and uncomfortable...even though the temp dipped to the low 40s during the night. Why a hotel that charges nearly $300 per night cannot have a fan system that works no matter the season, I don't know.
The free internet was indeed free, but it doesn't work. Well, it was working, I guess, but the system is either way too weak for the use it gets, or the connection to the routers is horrid. Either way, it just doesn't work. After a couple calls to the front desk, we gave up.
The elevator is a one man elevator. Forget taking your bags and a couple up in it. NO WAY. And if you have claustrophobia, take the circular staircase and get really, really dizzy.
I'm honestly not a complainer. But this hotel, which in a splendid location, is NOT on par with other hotels in the area at the price.
I will never stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- I bought this hotel in january 2010. It is just renovated now.You will find very nice air-conditionned and cosy rooms with bathrooms, safe, hairdryer... Most of them have a wonderful view of the Invalides. Located very close to the Eiffel Tower and Rue Cler, I will be very pleased to welcome you at Hotel de l'Empereur. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel De l Empereur
- De l Empereur Hotel