The Hotel Kleber is incredibly convenient to the famous Champs-Elysées (which, frankly, is losing some of the magic, when we were there, the trees were not lit at night, a shame.)
But I digress, back to the ROOM. EVALUATION OF ROOM FIRST, Don't be fooled by the grand description of the words "Executive" and
"Jacuzzi" as listed on their website. While there was a tub with jets attached, I would hardly call it a Jacuzzi in the truest sense. Forget bringing your beloved for a romantic bubble bath for two unless you don't mind going one at a time!
The bathtub in our room was not very appealing and the jets were coated in grime. Obviously, the houskeeping staff never put in elbow grease, as you can see from the photos (even though they are grainy.)
Another completely odd feature of the bathroom was the complete lacking a shower curtain or rail, so when showering, all the water just poured onto the floor, which was mildly disconcerting as the space was not really set out as a wet room... if you weren't careful, you could 'break your neck" on the shower water, but really, that wouldn't have happened because, the bathroom was so small, you would have knocked yourself out cold on the wash basin on the way down.
And how small was the room? Let's say, that if you had ordered a pizza, you would have to climb over the bed to unlock the door and the pizza person would have to sidle into the room sideways like we did upon entry. The door opened directly onto the bed. I did not like this one bit. I kept wanting to turn the bed 90 degrees counter clockwise to give the illusion of more space as that would have been all that there was, an illusion.
Noisy Hallways and you could hear the folks who were staying for a conference getting ready for their meetings at 5:30 am as they clomped in high heels or wingtips, it was so loud and echo-y that I thought in my sleepened haze, that I had left our door open. Nevermind, I could have just nudged it with my elbow to shut it while still in bed.
The balcony, ok, well, the big window with some space outside of it, led to a view of a claustrophobic inner courtyard that could be described as a tube or funnel like effect. It was particularly useful for checking the weather as you could look up and see a A4 sized sky to gauge the day by.... useful.
THE POSITIVES: Uh, internet access, we think, we could never discover where this was hiding as there was no information in your room to guide you to area interests or features of the hotel.
The biggest biggest plus was the proximity to the Champs and the relative price. I think you could do better though.
Nice enough but they did not stand out at all as caring or interested
in the fact that you chose them over anybody else. As a matter of fact, those who worked in the boulangeries, were much friendlier and I only had to pay them the price of a baguette for a smile and a bonjour!
Very very close to all the tourist spots but with some breathing room from the hustle and bustle. Also within walking distance of the Eiffel Tower. The photo I took was a view between streets two blocks away. A five minute walk and you are there at the famous landmark itself.
As this was a honeymoon stay, i was quite disappointed. I have stayed in every type of hotel, resort, b&b and youth hostel so I think I know a little about what a facility should offer from penny pinching to pretension. This place slightly masquerades itself as something more than what it really is. I would deem it perfect for s a business traveler or traveler on a two day stint. Anymore than two days NOT recommended.
Would I stay again? Only if i saw and personally chose the room before checking in, and then only if i hadn't the time to explore other options.
BTW skip the overpriced breakfast. You can get much better at any corner boulangerie.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy your free unlimited internet access & free wifi.We are located on the corner of avenues Kléber and Iéna and the pretty planted square of Place des Etats Unis right next to the Champs Elysées, Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower.You will enjoy an ideal geographic location in the center of the ‘’Golden Triangle’’. Kleber hotel is located in a fashion and business district where you will find luxury boutiques as well as cafés, bars, famous restaurants and business centres.You will appreciate the French heritage like the Grand Palais, Musée du Louvre as well as Musée du Quai Branly. Our guests will also enjoy festive evenings with the famous cabaret shows of the Lido and the Moulin Rouge or a romantic cruise on the Seine as well as dealing with business contracts on "bateaux Mouches". ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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