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Hotel Brighton - Esprit de France
Ranked #164 of 1,800 Hotels in Paris
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“good value great location”
Reviewed May 21, 2013

comfortable spacious room, quiet courtyard (functional not decorative), excellent breakfast in cosy salle a manger, most helpful staff, location, location, location. If you want a pre war Paris feel, this is your place. Next time I might try a city view, or just stick with the quiet of the courtyard. in looking over other reviews I have to say we had a clean quiet comfortable space. charging phone a challenge until discovered 110 plug on hairdryer. Too late to see if it actually functioned. Metro, Hop on Hop off nearby. Bottom line: you get what you pay for and I can't imagine a better value for older Paris ambience. will book here again.

Room Tip: courtyard for quiet, street for view
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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hotbri218, Directeur général at Hotel Brighton - Esprit de France, responded to this review, May 22, 2013
Dear Guests,

It is such a pleasure to read your nice comments on Trip advisor and we will be delighted to welcome you back again on your next stay to Paris.
And for sure you have to try our beautiful rooms with the outsanding view on Tuileries gardens, Eiffel Tower and Louvre, you will love it!

We are looking forward to welcoming you soon,

Warmest Regards,

Frédéric CHAUVIN
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

What a little gem.
Right in the heart of great sights,this hotel is a star.The staff were amazing .nothing was too much trouble.
Our room overlooked Eiffel Tower,musee de orsey,
Louvre and the beautiful gardens of the Tuileries .
Great Bathroom,brilliant shower.
Breakfast again brilliant.
Fresh squeezed juices .
Walked everywhere,staff suggested great places to eat,and helped secure bookings for booked out restaurants .Who could ask for more.
Made our stay in Paris a trip to cherish.
Thank you all at Brighton.

Room Tip: Third floor. Overlooking the park.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brightonhotel, Manager at Hotel Brighton - Esprit de France, responded to this review, October 24, 2016
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write this review on Trip Advisor. It was a pleasure to have you staying with us here at the Brighton hotel.

We do hope to have the pleasure to welcome you back soon!

Kind regards,

John Rodrigues
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed May 16, 2013

Had a room with a small balcony overlooking the entire stretch from the Louvre to Eiffel Tower and more - very nice! Room is clean, nice, and NOT small by European standards with more than sufficent space for a comfortable stay. In my 5 day stay there, I only met one conceirge who came across as a standoffish French man - not friendly but not unfriendly - he told me that a taxi to Gard de Nord would be 25 Euros, journey would be 20 mins and I should be at the station one hour before. Turned out he was wrong, taxi only cost 8 euros, under 10 minutes and I arrived at the station way too early on a very cold morning.

As mentioned by others, hotel is very well located, with metro station almost at doorstep. Breakfast is in a small room and seemed to be understaffed. But service was still good and the buffet spread, while not very large, is of high quality - not cheap - but fair price for breakfast in a 4 star hotel in Paris. Room came with free wifi. All in all, highly recommended if room rate fits your budget.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brightonhotel, Manager at Hotel Brighton - Esprit de France, responded to this review, October 24, 2016
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write this review on Trip Advisor. It was a pleasure to have you staying with us here at the Brighton hotel.

We do hope to have the pleasure to welcome you back soon!

Kind regards,

John Rodrigues
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed May 16, 2013

We stayed four nights, and as we have been to Paris before opted not to get a view room. I asked for an upper floor, light and bright room with a tub, and that's exactly what we got.

Our room, #402, was around the corner from the elevator (but not next to it). As you entered there was a little vestibule, which was wonderful and made it very private. Turning to the right was the room. It was quite large, I'd guess about 14' x 15' - which is very spacious for Paris. There was a king size bed, night tables, a small table with chairs, and a desk. We got food on rue Cler one night, and four of us ate at the little table with plates and cutlery supplied by the hotel.There were two closets, which was very nice, and an alcove with shelves below, open above, holding the TV. All of the surfaces and closet space were great, as we could unpack and tuck our suitcases out of the way. Two large windows looked out over the rear courtyard and other buildings, but we were far enough away that we had plenty of privacy (there were also sheer Roman shades to let down, and at night, room-darkening draperies). It was very quiet.

The bathroom had a double vanity, large tub/shower, and a separate room for the toilet. There was also a lovely large window over the tub.

We opted to eat most breakfasts in the hotel, as we prefer a larger buffet, and we thought that it was as good a value as anyplace nearby (unless you just want a pastry and coffee). I do agree with a previous poster that it could become crowded (there were only about 8-9 tables), but we never had to wait. Minor quibble - the scrambled eggs could get dry in the warming tray, but I just got new ones when they brought them out.

The location, as others have said, is wonderful, as the Tuileries Metro is nearly across the street. We found the staff to be very nice (especially enjoyed Jean Luc, who really should have his own show, he's a hoot). When I asked about where we could buy tickets for the Louvre to save waiting in line, one of the staff people (Mohammed or Matteo) sold me some for the same 11E I'd have paid at the museum, and we sailed past the line at the Pyramide entrance the next morning. They also helped by printing our boarding passes - suggest you do this if possible before leaving, because it will save you at least 20 minutes at CDG. Melissandra was also very helpful.

Relatives had room 401, which they liked, but I preferred 402. I have posted a floor map below to show the relative placements of the rooms on the fourth floor (hope that's ok with the hotel).

Room Tip: 302 and 402 are two of the largest rooms facing the courtyard. 301 and 401 have doors next to the la...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brightonhotel, Manager at Hotel Brighton - Esprit de France, responded to this review, October 24, 2016
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write this review on Trip Advisor. It was a pleasure to have you staying with us here at the Brighton hotel.

We do hope to have the pleasure to welcome you back soon!

Kind regards,

John Rodrigues
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Reviewed May 14, 2013

Hotel is very nice located, close to Place Vendome and directily opposite to Tulleries. If the room is not at the front to the main road, the hotel is rather quiet. Staff is very dedicated to service and very friendly.
Our room was on the 5th floor "under the roof" - old furniture with typical conditions (doors of the cupboard not to be closed).
Room was nicely furnished, bath room was very clean.
Breakfast room was too small, unfortunately has no daylight nor windows. When frequently visited by guests the room is definitely too small and the staff is slightly overburdened.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brightonhotel, Manager at Hotel Brighton - Esprit de France, responded to this review, October 24, 2016
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write this review on Trip Advisor. It was a pleasure to have you staying with us here at the Brighton hotel.

We do hope to have the pleasure to welcome you back soon!

Kind regards,

John Rodrigues
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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed May 8, 2013

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.

Room Tip: Pay a little extra and go for a room with a view of the Tuileries garden, it is well worth it!
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Brightonhotel, Manager at Hotel Brighton - Esprit de France, responded to this review, October 24, 2016
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write this review on Trip Advisor. It was a pleasure to have you staying with us here at the Brighton hotel.

We do hope to have the pleasure to welcome you back soon!

Kind regards,

John Rodrigues
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Wonderful short break spent in this delightful hotel. Situated facing the Tivoli Gardens with views of the Eifel Tower and The Louvre. When we arrived we were shown a room next to the lift. However when I explained I was a light sleeper, the manager offered an alternative room despite the hotel being extremely busy that weekend. The room was spacious and had the largest double bed I have ever seen. Breakfast was plentiful with a good variety, although service was a little slow. This was the only criticism of our stay and we would certainly book again.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Brightonhotel, Manager at Hotel Brighton - Esprit de France, responded to this review, October 24, 2016
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write this review on Trip Advisor. It was a pleasure to have you staying with us here at the Brighton hotel.

We do hope to have the pleasure to welcome you back soon!

Kind regards,

John Rodrigues
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Property: Hotel Brighton - Esprit de France
Address: 218 rue de Rivoli | 01 Arr., 75001 Paris, France
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Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Louvre / Palais-Royal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#51 Family Hotel in Paris
#58 Business Hotel in Paris
#95 Romantic Hotel in Paris
#122 Luxury Hotel in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Brighton - Esprit de France 4*
Number of rooms: 62
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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