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“Great location but nothing like the pictures.”
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Hotel Elixir
Ranked #646 of 1,802 Hotels in Paris
Reviewed July 26, 2012

I booked a suite, which was described as 2 bedrooms, for my parents and I. When we arrived, we came to a tiny double bedroom with a cot on the opposite wall of a double bed. The bathrooms in the hotel don't lock, don't latch, and the walls are made of opaque glass. So there's not much privacy.

My parents asked the front desk to call them a cab, and they called an independent driver who tried to rob them.

The beds looked pretty but felt like old futons.

I would not stay here again.

Room Tip: Don't stay here.
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 22, 2012

Booked this place on the reviews here and we were pretty underwhelmed. The room was really small...that's ok, it's Paris, I understand, but the room was not like the pictures and that was a let down.

Awful drab brown paint that was peeling in many places and what looks like a poorly done remodel.

You can tell that they tried to clean it up and make it nice but did so on the cheap and it shows...and was generally in poor shape.

Lobby looks nice, so I assume we got one for the poorer rooms based on other reviews here.

Great location but a bit overpriced for what we go so I do not think this place is that great a value.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 5, 2012

I chose this hotel based on location. It is reasonably priced in comparison of what you would pay for the same location in other hotels. We did not have use public transportation except once. Everything is so conveniently located: museums, parks, sightseeing, tours are in walking distance. The staff is awesome. 24 hours on duty. Victoria, Andrei and Virginie were really helpful in any questions we had from using amenities of the hotel to getting to places we wanted. We wish we could stay longer....

Room Tip: There are more updated, modern rooms and the old rooms. We were traveling as family and occupied 2...
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 27, 2012

We chose this hotel because of the convenience to the Louvre, Metro, shopping, and neighborhood atmosphere in Central Paris. Hotel staff is on duty 24 hr a day. Nice bar with good beers, optional 12 Euro breakfast daily. There were 3 of us traveling and the only room for 3 was the suite with an enormous bathtub, and egg chair, big TV, and a firm, comfortable bed. Plenty of space for three people. We found the hotel to be very clean and it does have an elevator. Staff pleasant and helpful. A number of neighborhood restaurants within walking distance. Seine is just a block from hotel on Rue Rivoli where major shopping/stores are located. Doesn't get much better than this!! Would stay there again.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 26, 2012

It is on a small, quiet street, but very close to the Louvre and other tourist attractions. The Chatelet Metro station is right around the corner too. The room was very small, but enough for a couple with little luggage. The bed was firm, but it was good for my back. The staff was welcoming and nice.
My main disappointing was the breakfast. It was good, and sufficient, it just wasn't ... diverse. For the center of Paris, I expected a little more.
But overall, it was a good experience.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 19, 2012

This hotel is close to everything in Paris, right in he Center, close to metro and RER so easy access from Charles De Gaule airport. The staff is friendly, English and Russian spoken.
Rooms are not very large so not too suitable when you have lots of big luggage (unless you go for the suites) but it is very quiet, clean and again perfectly situated. The breakfast in the basement is in a beautiful stone cellar with arches and is fairly good for the price , mostly continental. The lady at breakfast does not speak anything but French and her service is just adequate , but that's ok.
Quality of the coffee could be improved, maybe using a pure arabica and espresso machine would be nice. But overall it is a very good place with nice people at reception, always willing to help. A boutique hotel typically French. Lots of good restaurants around within walking distance .

Room Tip: Rooms at higher floors have been renovated and although a bit more expensive are worth it.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 17, 2012

There is little I can add to what has been said about the hotel and its great location. Of course by Paris standards, the room was on the small size but it was clean and comfortable. Our room (103) had a separate room for just the toilet and another room with a door on it for the shower/tub and sink. The only "odd" thing was the adjustable glass shower "curtain" that didn't cover the entire tub. If you weren't careful, the bathroom floor and bath mat could get pretty wet, but after 6 days, we finally got the hang of it.

Staff was helpful. The refrigerator in the room didn't work and couldn't be replaced while we were there but since we didn't plan on using it, it was not a problem. I'd also skip the hotel breakfast and make a left turn out the front door to a wonderful little place right on the corner for really great croissants etc.

Next time I come back to Paris, I would stay here again.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: 7 rue Jean Lantier | 1st Arr., 75001 Paris, France (Formerly Hotel Louvre Rivoli)
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Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Les Halles
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#414 Business Hotel in Paris
Price Range: $148 - $286 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Elixir 3*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Independent hotel with central location, open 24 hours. 30 bedrooms in the heart of paris in a quite street near from everything, refurbished in 2009 and 2nd semester 2013.Every room has air conditioning, double glass, TV with satellite including CNN & BBC, minibar, safe for a laptop up to 15 inch, telephone, free WiFi, Ipod alarm clock player, iron & board, hair dryer, bathtub or large shower, kettle with tea and coffee facility, ecologic welcome products, quality hanger.Our entry has a ramp access, our lift, breakfast room and one room are able to welcome any hand wheelchair.We do speak french, english, spanish & russian. A computer is available 24 hours at the lobby. Services available : airport shuttle, restaurant table, baby sitting, laundry. A baby cot, nat, baby chair and boiling baby bottle are available (free services).Do not hesitate to contact us for any information. During the day, Victoria, Virginie or Laurent will be pleased to guide you ! ... more   less 
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Louvre Rivoli Hotel
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