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“Very pleasant small hotel in Paris's cultural center”

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Le Relais du Louvre
Ranked #55 of 1,803 Hotels in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 21, 2012

We were warmly welcomed from our Transatlantic flight and ushered into our room at noon. Be wiser than we were and take the hotel's up on its ability to arrange for you to be met at the airport and chauffeured straight to the hotel for about 40€. The only complexity is that you must phone when you've collected your luggage, and then stay confidently put while your chauffeur pulls the car up and comes inside to collect you. The staff were extremely friendly, helpful, knowledgeable, and efficient. The location at the east end of the Louvre is quiet yet very conveniently located to all of Paris's attractions. The staff are also knowledgeable about restaurants. If your credit card charges less than 3% to convert euros into the currency in which you pay, as the hotel to charge you in euros; otherwise, they will charge in your currency through an agency that adds 3% (at the lower end, sad to say, of the banks' exchange rip offs).

Room Tip: The extra space in larger rooms is very welcome!
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

We stayed for 5 nights at this hotel. Location was excellent, service friendly and helpful. Our room(s) were fine. Very clean. We spent several nights in a junior suite ( comfortable) and one night in a standard room. (tiny and challenging!) I have no faults with this hotel other than the value to price. It just felt too expensive for what we were getting. We stayed at the Britannique on our stay before this one in Paris and while the room size was somewhere between the Relais' Jr, suite and the standard, the room layout at the Britannique just flowed better. And the price felt more in line with the room size.

Would I stay at this hotel again.. maybe....would I recommend it to friends...yes...if..you could get a cheaper rate... But, personally, for the nearly 300E a night we paid for the Jr. suite, I would be more inclined to keep looking for that "perfect" hotel in Paris.

Room Tip: The standard room was the smallest hotel room I have ever been in....if you need space choose a Jr...
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

The plus is certainly the location, directly behind the Louvre and in a quiet side street. The room was small but clean. A family room at 450 EUR without breakfast is not cheap but this is Paris. The staff was so helpful and friendly! They assist you with restaurant reservations. There is a public parking next to the hotel (26 EUR per night for hotel guests).

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

This hotel is reasonably priced and so close to the heart of Paris, yet it's on a quiet side street. If you're going to be seeing the Louvre a lot it is of course very convenient. We stayed and loved it.
We actually stayed at the Relais du Louvre a few years prior to the date on the review but we liked is so much I had to endorse it now.

Stayed: November 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

My wife and I stayed at Le Relais Du Louvre on September 2012.
It was a wonderful stay!
The location in the BEST in the city- next to the Louvre, Pont Neuf and the city center.
We walked on foot everywhere- all the way to Arc de Triumph, Notre Dame, the Latin quarter and even the Sacre Coeur!
The rooms are small but convenient.
The staff is AMAZING, helful and SO friendly!
Really- we had a wondeful time!
We highly reccomend this stay in Paris.
We would return :-)

Rachel and Elad

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

For a conveniently located hotel (right behind the Louvre), Le Relais du Louvre is hard to beat. You can walk to many attractions, such as Notre Dame de Paris, Sainte-Chapelle, and the Musée d'Orsay. Restaurants abound in the neighborhood.
All the staff were cheery, helpful, and easy to communicate with in several languages. Sophie in particular doubles as a well-informed concierge. She can book restaurant reservations, the airport van, and taxis for you. When we arrived on an early flight, she arranged for our room to be readied while we sat in the lobby for half an hour--very welcome to weary transatlantic travelers.
Rooms are not large, but then few Paris hotel rooms are. Ours was clean and had a modern bathroom, small refrigerator, and room safe. Breakfast is served only in your room and is rather pricey; you may prefer to walk to a cafe. Free wifi worked well.
One word of warning: Specify what currency you want charged to your credit card. If you have a card (such as Capital One Visa) that does not add an exchange fee, specify a charge in euros and double-check that your receipt reflects this. Otherwise you may be billed in dollars at a poor exchange rate. Sophie will put it right if you ask.
We'll be back.

Room Tip: Rooms on inner courtyard are quieter but have no view.
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

This was a very quaint little hotel, tiny elevator just big enough for two people, very tiny rooms, but very clean. The staff were friendly and the location was fabulous. Just around the corner from the Louvre and the Seine River and also the metro. We had a wonderful four nights there and would definitely recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: We had Room 24, located on the front of the building, and it was lovely to look out the window at th...
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: 19 rue des Pretres St G L Auxerrois, 75001 Paris, France
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Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Les Halles
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#47 Luxury Hotel in Paris
#97 Family Hotel in Paris
#133 Romantic Hotel in Paris
#468 Business Hotel in Paris
Price Range: $199 - $403 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Le Relais du Louvre 4*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This charming non smoking hotel offers 21 fully renovated rooms right in front of the Louvre Museum (10 rooms have a view on the Louvre Museum)/6 floors with lift. The street is very quiet and located right in the middle of the city. Most monuments such as Notre-Dame, the Louvre Museum, the Opera House, the Champs Elysées, the Pompidou Centre, the Sainte-Chapelle and the Conciergerie but also the Seine river with the Ile de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis are walking distance. SERVICES: parking, breakfast served from 6h30 AM until 12 even during the week, room service for diner from 6PM until 3AM, free tea and Nespresso coffee break every day from 2PM until 8PM in the lobby, skip the line Louvre entrance tickets, laundry TECHNOLOGY: free WIFI in the entire hotel, free computer with printer in the lobby, tablett computer and printer at disposal, Bose bluetooth speakers, mart TV with USB connexion and VOD, 62 TV programs and 12 radios AMENITIES: minibars, safe, real hair dryer, products (bath salts, shampoo, shower gel, body lotion, hair conditioner, soap, sewing, dental and razor kits, shoe shine, notebook with pen, tea and coffee facilities / suites: free Nespresso coffee machine, bathrobes and slippers FAMILIES: family rooms and connecting rooms for families up to 5 persons / BABIES: push chair, baby cot, night light, anti ski mat for the bath, bottle warmer The staff speaks many languages fluently (fluent english, Italian, Spanish, German/knowledges of Russian) and welcomes you as if you were guest in our home. ... more   less 
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