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L'Empire Paris
Ranked #435 of 1,798 Hotels in Paris
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Austin, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Nice Location, but...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here for three nights in August. The hotel is currently under construction and a mess. The room was nice and large but with such emphasis on modernity of design, the feeling is stark and cold. Walls are paper thin. The location is nice, but not great. The staff was very helpful and friendly.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2013


The hotel is currently being renovated, if we had known we probably would not have booked this hotel. The reception is a disaster. Def not 4 star.

The room walls are paper thin - we can hear when our neighbours are showering, in the toilet, their conversations...
The rooms are small, though we don't really do anything than sleep In the rooms so that is ok.

The rooms and bathroom are clean and bed is comfortable. Toiletries are fair trade items which is nice. The room rates cover wifi, however the wifi is very slow and that is when you can actually get it. Certain apps also disconnect any wifi you may be connected to such as messaging and viber. Needless to say you may as well have no wifi at all. We asked reception and they said when too many people are connected to the wifi, it does not work!

There is a computer in reception that can be used. The keyboard is in French however when you use the keyboard you better know the English version by touch otherwise you are screwed! As the letters are all wrong. The mouse also does not have left and right click which is a pain. ( this computer was moved after our second night and we were told if we need a computer we can use the hotel staffs ipad- this was nice, not sue what happened to the computer!)

There is no restaurant/ cafe due to the renovations, however you can order room service. Beware though one coffee is 9euros! And European coffee is not nice at all....

There is a safe in the hotel room, though it is not bolted down so I'm sure anyone could just walk out of the hotel with the whole safe!

The hotel is in a nice area, it is 5 mins walk from the louvre and champs élysées. There are some nice restaurants close by and the bridge with locks only 5 mins away. Train station is also very close and its only a couple of euros per trip.

The staff are great, really friendly - they helped us find some restaurants to visit, how to take a train and check timetables and really friendly.

If you just need a clean room to sleep close to a couple of good locations this is the place for you.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

The hotel staff were professional and pleasant. They also all spoke English. Our room was nice and clean, though lobby was lacking due to constructino of restaurant at the time our stay. Location was "mostly" great. The street is a little isolated so it made it a little worrisome at night, but this was really only due to the fact the building next door is under construction so it appeared a little darker than normal. Once that is done, I am sure it will be fine. Overall, I enjoyed our stay and would definitely work well. Wifi worked well and so did air conditioning. room was normal size.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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South Elgin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2013

We spent three nights at L'Empire on our first visit to Paris and have to say this was a great hotel, even to USA hotels! We were nervous when we arrived and saw all the construction outside the hotel, dont let it bother you! Upon check in, we knew we were in for a nice visit, as Sonja at reception was unbelievable! She was so friendly and helpful, it made our stay. Although Im not a big fan of dark colored hallways, when we got to our rooms we were so surprised at the comfort of the bed, and the overall size. The showers are fantastic, and dont be worried about a room facing the courtyard. This was honestly the QUIETEST hotel I may have ever slept in. A/C worked great as well.
As lounge area was under construction, we were offered free room service breakfast. I thought I wasnt a fan of eating in my room, yet the breakfast was incredibly good, and a perfect start to the day. This may be a new habit for me!

Kudos to L'Empire, great place to stay!

Room Tip: Dont be afraid of courtyard rooms, they are so quiet! Besides you shouldnt be looking out your hote...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Melbourne
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013

We had a single night with this hotel on the way home from 2 magic weeks in Provence. Due to the renovations our hotel booking company status, we were upgraded to the executive suite on the top floor with the roof top balcony. We actually chose the hotel based on it's proximity to the restaurant (SPRING) we were dining at on this last evening - 20m walk, so the upgrade was a very welcome surprise.
The staff were oh so lovely and accommodating - its must be trying for them during this renovation process. The room was huge, well appointed but it is obvious the finishing touches were still being made to the room and we may have been the 1st guests to even use it post refurb. A great breakfast was enjoyed on the roof-top balcony instead of downstairs in the yet to be completed cafe. Location is fabulous - a true review is not appropriate given the circumstance of our stay, however I would certainly consider staying again.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013

When we arrived at the hotel we were greeted by friendly staff who informed us that we had been upgraded to a deluxe suite as a compensation for current construction work within the hotel.

The room certainly did not disappoint. Decent size, giant comfortable bed and modern bathroom. Ideal location for central Paris; the Louvre, Notre Dame.

The hotel does need some modernisation to make the hallways more appealing, but I guess that is what they are doing at the moment.

Overall, I would stay in this hotel again and recommend to others.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2013

If I could give this 3.5 stars that would be the rating. Pros: Very friendly and helpful staff. Nice and clean breakfast buffet. The best A/C we have ever had in any hotel anywhere. Great location to walk to all attractions and one block from the subway. Cons: Construction in building next door that was quite loud. We had a room on the 6th floor. In Europe that is actually the sub level 5 - (-1)= 6. The windows made the room feel very large and inside never felt like a 1/2 basement. The hallways are in desperate need of paint and the carpets were all ripped and torn. Our room was big and fine, but getting there was quite ugly and not appealing. We stayed 5 nights, and maid service was OK with turn down two of five nights. Not sure why not all nights. We would stay again, however, I would verify if the construction was complete.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: L'Empire Paris
Address: 48 rue de l Arbre Sec, 75001 Paris, France
Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Les Halles
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#87 Family Hotel in Paris
#258 Luxury Hotel in Paris
#264 Romantic Hotel in Paris
#438 Business Hotel in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — L'Empire Paris 4*
Number of rooms: 42
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