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“Excellent location, good for solo travelers without much luggage” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Hotel Crayon by Elegancia

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Hotel Crayon by Elegancia
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   25 rue du Bouloi | 1st Arr., 75001 Paris, France (Louvre / Palais-Royal)   |  
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Ranked #222 of 1,811 Hotels in Paris
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“Excellent location, good for solo travelers without much luggage”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

I stayed here for two nights in October 2012, and paid about $250 per night including taxes and wi-fi internet. Breakfast was not included in my rate, and I think it was about EUR 20 for a decent spread in a very small basement room. The location is excellent for art lovers, very walkable from both the Louvre and Pompidou Centre, and for those coming from the airports since the RER Les Halles stop is not far away. As other reviewers have mentioned, the hotel is whimsically decorated, with multicolor rooms and hallways. My room was extremely small, and I had two big pieces of luggage, which were hard to maneuver in such a small space. The bathroom was functional and well-lit. Bed was comfortable. I couldn't imagine two people sharing that room -- two people could barely even fit into the elevator together. Check-in and check-out were pleasant and efficient. The street is not well known to taxi drivers, so it's better to show them a map or at least tell them the general area.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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DirectionCrayon, Directeur général at Hotel Crayon by Elegancia, responded to this review, November 16, 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you for your feedback, as we strive for improvement and your smile! You are more than welcome to check out our double rooms or why not the junior suite, which I am sure you will find satisfaction spacewise. Please note that Sept & Oct are extremely high seasons due to fashion weeks and other gigantic international salons, you will find interesting promotional rates throughout Nov & Dec that can please your wallet. Do not hesitate to contact us for your next stay to better guide your choice of rooms. Kind regards
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

If you like something a bit different, excellent customer service and central location then this is the place for you. The rooms are a bit on the small side and the lighting is a bit dim but that's a small price to pay for the location and convenience of having good attentive service. They don't have a restaurant where you can eat meals ( other than breakfast) however they have a good Japanese restaurant next door and an Italian restaurant directly accross the road. You are also no more than a minutes walk away from several bars and cafes.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Excellent location. Staff very helpful and friendly. Great central location- able to walk to all major sites. Rooms clean- small but really how much time do you spend in your room in Paris! Great cafe- 2 steps away with wonderful, friendly staff. We had a great time in Paris. Would absolutely stay at Hotel Crayon again!

  • Stayed October 2012
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012 via mobile

Great hotel with unique decor and friendly staff. Really good central location including nice bars nearby. Good sized rooms with a powerful shower and very comfy beds. BUT take your earplugs - the lift is really noisy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012 via mobile

Having been to Paris before and stayed in hotels further out of town, a great location was important this time and the Hotel Crayon did not let us down. The staff were excellent and couldn't do enough for us, it really felt like a home from home but with some seriously quirky decor. Very relaxing, good fun, no time pressures... am looking forward to going back!

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012 via mobile

Nice hotel and great location.. 5 min walk to the Louve. Just remember all hotels in Paris are small!!

Our room was probably 10x7 and I'm serious! So be ready for this.. Having 4 bags for 2 people is taking the cloths you want out.. And put it up. This is the reason they got a overall 4....

Staff are very nice and helpful.

Don't get screwed by Paris taxi.. Use the tube for everything.. Very easy. Or bus

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

We stayed at hotel Crayon one weekend in June and had an excellent stay. We got upgraded to their colorful suite for free as ordinary rooms were fully booked. The suite consists of a big bedroom with colorful wall drawings, vintage furniture and lamps and a connected bathroom with bathtub, shower and sink with matching drawings. We were really fascinated by the design of the hotel. The staff gave the best service I have ever experienced at a hotel. First they made a great effort to find us a restaurant for one of the nights, printed out different options and afterwards called those we were interested in to check their availability. The last day (after we had checked out) I got really sick (I was five months pregnant) and had to crawl back to the hotel were they gave us a hotel room for free right away and called an emergency doctor. I got medicine quickly and was able to travel back home. Thank you so much for your effort and help with this situation.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Crayon by Elegancia
Address: 25 rue du Bouloi | 1st Arr., 75001 Paris, France
Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Louvre / Palais-Royal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#103 Family Hotel in Paris
#106 Business Hotel in Paris
#336 Romantic Hotel in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Crayon by Elegancia 3*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This comfortable hotel has more of a guest-house atmosphere with its colourful pop art decor and designer style. The Crayon is a special sort of guest-house: the residence of a Parisian artist who invites you to enjoy a very colourful stay! ... more   less 
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