We stayed one night following a short visit to Lourdes and our return flight back to the UK from Toulouse airport.
The location is great, literally 2 minutes walk to the Capitole.
We parked our car outside the hotel (not in a parking bay) for a few minutes just to unload our luggage, then drove to the car park- which is at the Jeanne d'Arc underground car park, about a 5 minute walk away. The hotel has a discounted rate of €13 for 24 hours (usually €19). I noticed there was a closer car park at the Victor Hugo, but the hotel didn't mention this one so I assume it would be at the 'full price' of €19 there.
We paid £90 for one night (room only), which is quite pricey, but given the location it was probably wasn't over-priced. The rate also included free wifi in the rooms.
Our room (412) was clean, comfortable and spacious. There was a large flat screen tv and electronic shutters for the 2 windows which for those who like me, like a dark room, is great. There was no tea/coffee making facilities in the room, not even a kettle. There was however, a minibar and a safe (which we couldn't work out how to use, so didn't bother). The bed was comfy, firm (albeit ever so slightly squeaky) and there were extra pillows and a blanket in the wardrobe.
The bathroom was spacious, with a shower over a bath and hand wash/shower gel dispensers. There was a hairdryer attached to the wall in the bathroom.
The hotel is located between two side streets, so it wasn't very noisy
We didn't eat breakfast as for €11 for continental breakfast we thought it wasn't very good value. Instead we headed to one of the cafes overlooking the Capitole and had a €6 breakfast consisting of tea or coffee, croissant, orange juice, piece of baguette - great view and great weather!
I would recommend this hotel if you are wanting somewhere really close to the Capitole, but don't expect guest-house prices as you are paying for the location.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Albert 1er is a three-star, family-owned hotel ideally located a hundred metres off Capitole Square right in the historical centre of Toulouse. Hotel Albert 1er is the perfect starting point to discover or rediscover the charms of the "Ville Rose" (pink city) and the Midi-Pyrenees region.For several years now, Hotel Albert 1er has decidedly opted for an eco-friendly approach. It is the sole Hotel in Toulouse that can boast the award of a European Ecolabel: for instance our breakfast products are produced locally or/and come from organic farming."The independent hotel industry at its best..." ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Albert 1er Hotel
- Albert 1er Toulouse