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“Small but quirky hotel !” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Crayon by Elegancia

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Hotel Crayon by Elegancia
Ranked #263 of 1,794 Hotels in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Gothenburg, Sweden
1 review
“Small but quirky hotel !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2013

This is a quirky and colourful hotel! It's small, but modern. The staff is friendly, helpful and speak good english. Free wi-fi throughout the hotel and even the possibility of borrowing a laptop. There is tea or nespresso coffee in the lobby (€2,50).

My room (201) was also small but comfortable, clean and quiet. The bed was very comfortable. There are two choices for breakfast, a small one or a buffet (€12) with müsli, an assortment of cheese and salami, tasty bread, nespresso espresso/café au lait, tea, boiled egg, croissants and different cakes.

The location is very central in the 1st arrondisement. Only a couple of minutes walk to rue Etienne Marcel or Les Halles, good for shopping.

I can recommend the hotel and will be back!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

Hotel Crayon was great in every way. Friendly, helpful staff, clean rooms, fun art and decor, and a comfy bed. I certainly appreciated the water and cookies in my room each day after miles of walking and a few drinks. Great location with lots close by. Would recommend to all and would certainly stay again.

Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

We stayed here two nights in late August 2013. The location is great - very short walk to the Louvre. The staff was so welcoming, friendly and helpful in every way. The hotel itself is colorful, artsy and charming. The bathroom off the lobby is painted with chalkboard paint so you can write a message or leave a sketch. The rooms are very small - we did not plan on spending much time in the room, so it was okay, but I did get a terrible bruise on my leg by bumping into things in the tight space. The staff was wonderful, gave us help with walking directions, taxis, dinner suggestions, anything we asked. Ask for their recommendation for a patisserie close by and take your croissants and beignets and coffee over to a bench by the Louvre one morning -- doing that is one of my favorite memories of our trip!

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013 via mobile

We stayed three nights, and it was really comfortable and really clean. Friendly staff, arrange anything you need. The street is noisy in the early morning midweek, quiet at weekends. The rooms are bright, bathrooms and showers are great - however they are very small. The area with bars and restaurants all around is friendly and safe. Loved it !!!

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Upper Marlboro, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2013

Hotel Crayon - it's a great hotel for certain types of travelers. My wife and I spent 5 days in this hotel. As soon as you enter the lobby you will notice the place is rather quirky. Lots of art work all over the place. The front desk staff were super friendly and accommodating. The breakfast is 12 Euros and served in a basement eating area. Breakfast was adequate, but nothing special. You can easily buy breakfast or any other meal from surrounding shops and restaurants. Besides the lobby, everything in this hotel is super tiny. The elevator can only hold two people maximum and is literally a coffin. PLEASE NOTE: we stayed in room 601 on the top floor. The elevator only goes to the 5th floor, so you have to exit and take the stairs up. The staircase in this place can only be described as TREACHEROUS. Very narrow hallway with a steep incline of stairs. If you have knee problems/back problems - make sure to stay in a room below the 6th floor.
I would stay here again because the staff were friendly, the location was perfect and the price cannot be beat. However, I would only stay here if I had a room on the 5th floor or below. There is no way I would want to deal with that narrow staircase again.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ellijay, Georgia, United States
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2013

I booked Hotel Crayon for a short vacation stay at the end of a business trip based on the reviews on TripAdvisor.
When I arrived the taxi driver commented: "I have never seen such a strange hotel"
And he was right, it is not your typical hotel!
When I got in, the staff was friendly and welcoming and got me setup with my room in no time.
The elevator is small, enough room for me and my bags, but better than the small spiral staircase!
When I got to the fifth floor, i was surprised at the tininess of the hallway. Little more than 6 doors (4 rooms, elevator, stairway) But when I get into my room, I was amazed! It was perfect. I was traveling alone, and this was the best room I could have asked for!
The room is small. Maybe 100 sq ft, but maybe a bit smaller. But it was clean, had everything I needed to unwind from a long trip.
The window looked out onto other buildings and a little alleyway, but even that view was quaint.
The bathroom was clean and had nice water pressure.
The bed was most comfortable and the air conditioning was great when coming back from long walks thru the city.
The decor was what sealed the deal for me. Artsy, odds and ends, older books, etc gave the room a warm, lived in feel.
Melodie was most helpful with eating recommendations and any other questions that I had.
The free wifi was great because it was my link back to the states.
I am already planning another trip to Paris next year and I will be staying at the Hotel Crayon again!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ottawa, Canada
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23 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2013

This typically European hotel is located on a narrow side street, and is ideally located for a first-time trip to Paris. It is tiny by North American standards: the elevator barely holds one person with suitcases; there are three or so rooms per floor, on a total of five floors; the rooms are tiny, clean and well-appointed (there is free bottled water, and you will find a tiny box of 'sablés' on your pillow); the service staff is always available and friendly. It is stone's throw to Rue du Louvre, and along the latter, about four traffic lights down to Rue de Rivoli and the Seine. Cross Rue du Louvre on Coquillère Street, follow the line of restaurants for 100M or so, and and you will see a staircase-and-escalator entrance to the Forum des Halles (an underground shopping center) that itself leads to the Chatelêt/Les Halles metro station. ( Be warned: this is a *big* metro station.) I was looking for a café after I arrived at the hotel, and the staff recommended 'L'Imprimerie' located just two doors down -- a fantastic place (see my review). I found the place ideally suited, and I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Crayon by Elegancia
Address: 25 rue du Bouloi | 1st Arr., 75001 Paris, France
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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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