I had done extensive research before choosing this hotel because I wanted a hotel which is centrally located, has a view and has enough room/beds for 3 people to sleep comfortably. We booked an executive room overlooking the tuileries garden, and it was absolutely delightful to wake up to the majestic Louvre, the well groomed garden and the iconic Eiffel tower every morning. In terms of transport, tuileries metro is right across the street and the RER station with direct connection to the airport is just a few metro stops away (Les Halles-Chatelet). You can also get a cab quite easily at the doorstep and taxis in Paris are not expensive. The hotel is not cheap (even though it is way cheaper than Le Meurice a few doors down) - I paid around 400 euro a night for the room, and I was disappointed that breakfast is not included in the price. However, there are quite a few cafes and restaurants around the area (incl. Angelina!) and there are also a couple of supermarkets not too far away (about 5 mins walk). Almost every tourist major tourist attraction, including Carrousel de Louvre which opens on Sundays, is within walking distance from the hotel (but bring comfortable shoes!) so the location just cannot be beat. The hotel is located on a busy touristy street, but it was quite amazing that the double doors in the room simply blocked out the street noise completely once they were closed. Moreover, I have to say that the front desk staff are super nice and extremely helpful. They are very friendly and always greet us with a smile.
Now the cons: we have a lovely lovely executive room, but housekeeping left much to be desired. Smudged mirrors with major toothpaste stains and the bathtubs were not cleaned, and I ended up having to do the cleaning myself. In addition, some bathroom amenities can be improved, e.g. the shower head was mouldy and I think the hotel could replace it quite cheaply. Another gripe I have about the room is the toilet, it is in a separate room, which is good, but it always smelled of urine even after it had been cleaned so we always had to keep the door tightly closed. It is not the housekeeping staff's fault, but I suspect that it has to do with the plumbing system of an old bldg.
I really like hotel Brighton despite of a few minor complaints, and would recommend this hotel to those who visit Paris for the first time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Brighton is one of the most romantic hotels in the heart of Paris. Built in 1830 by Lord Egerton, the Brighton ranks among the oldest hotels in Paris. Entirely renovated, this charming hotel is located on the Rue de Rivoli, facing the Tuileries Garden, and only one step from the Louvre and Orsay Museums, the Opera House, the Concorde and Madeleine Places and the river Seine. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Brighton Paris
- Brighton Hotel Paris