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“Excellent value”
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Hotel de Brienne
Ranked #10 of 130 Hotels in Toulouse
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 9, 2009

Great value in a hotel: convenient location if you're driving; well appointed rooms, quiet, and all the personnel were very helpful. It is a long walk into the city center. Immediate neighborhood is safe and pleasant and near the subway line. Breakfast room, lobby, and bar are well appointed. Desk staff spoke English.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 11, 2008

Quiet hotel on bus route (2 stops) into the centre of Toulouse. Excellent food in good selection of local restaurants used by the French. Hotel clean with efficient a/c on a hot day. Room had everything needed down to small sachets of shaving cream! Excellent breakfast and polite helpful staff. Will use it again.

  • Stayed: July 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 8, 2008

Hotel tends to fill up quickly, but if available, I prefer to stay in this hotel. Rooms are comparable with nearby Mercure or Novotel, but cosier and cheaper. Free internet, wifi in public space or cable (available at front desk) in the room. Staff is friendly and breakfast is just great!
Location 15 minutes walk to the centre, but the metro is around the corner. For business travellers this location is absolutely advisable since good to reach for taxis, whereas the traffic in centre itself can be terrible.

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 27, 2007

This is a great hotel in Toulouse. We stayed 5 nights and wished it could have been longer. The room was spotless, as was the bathroom and the towels were changed every day. The breakfast was excellent with plenty of choice and plenty to eat. The reception staff were pleasant and helpful and all of them spoke very good English. The internet worked well in the room and there were plenty of TV channels to choose from. I would have no hesitation in recommending a stay here.

  • Stayed: October 2007, traveled with family
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2  Thank Raeberry
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Reviewed July 13, 2007

Good Hotel in Toulouse. Clean room, good breakfast, safe neighborhood. Has free internet (wired in room works ok; wireless in lobby - does not really work). Good value for money.

  • Stayed: July 2007, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 13, 2007

I was travelling with a group of other airplane enthusiasts and they were all staying at the Brienne so really didn't pick this one myself as the origanizer of the Airbus factory tour did, but I appreciated his good taste as this is a solid if unspectacular 3-star French hotel. It is located a on a wide but fairly quiet boulevard and offers standard rooms as well as a rooftop suite with good views.

The standard room I was in was approx. 70 Euro a night at the end of April, which is still lower season, and was plenty large for a single traveller. There is a breakfast served on-site for 7 Euro but can't comment on it as we were gone sightseeing and so ate elsewhere. There is a lobby bar for a cold drink on a warm afternoon but you will pay hotel prices, which are noticeably more than elsewhere in the city.

The hotel really isn't near the city centre but Toulouse is a wonderful walking city and the main sights were no more than a 15 minute stroll at a very leisurely pace. Should you ever get lost, the Brienne takes it's name from the nearby Canal De Brienne.
Luckily I was travelling into Toulouse with someone who used to live in the Pink City and so knew where the hotel was and served as guide navigating the airport shuttle, which was good as the shuttle doesn't stop right outside the Hotel Brienne's front door and you have to walk a few blocks to find it. Had this fellow airplane enthusiast not been around I would've found the hotel, though it no doubt would've taken a little longer. The friendly staff does have plenty of local maps showing where the hotel is located and I always had one with me in case I needed it for reference, though fortunately I didn't.

While I generally don't like to compare hotels in Europe to those in North America as this can give the wrong impression in cases, I will make an exception this time and compare the Brienne to a Holiday Inn; clean, comfortable with a few on-site perks and a tremendously good value.

  • Stayed: April 2007
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Reviewed April 27, 2007

Their online booking system (a basic web-to-email thing apparently) seems to be broken and a follow-up by e-mail was required.

We stayed for the week-end. we arrived really early and could leave our luggage with them. The room was due to be read around noon, when we returned he wasn't the case and we received another one.

The rooms are OK, nothing special nor fancy, but could do with a refresh (carpet, bathroom, etc). The bed was OK. Go for a room on the back side of the hotel, the front street is quite busy on week days.

Why only an average rating ? Well, their A/C was working on and off all week-end, and it was already quite hot in TLS.

The location is still central, but count 15-20 minutes walk to the main attractions in town.

  • Stayed: April 2007, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel de Brienne

Address: 20 boulevard du Marechal Leclerc, 31000, Toulouse, France
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Location: France > Occitanie > Haute-Garonne > Toulouse
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Luxury Hotel in Toulouse
#22 Romantic Hotel in Toulouse
#23 Business Hotel in Toulouse
Price Range: $100 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel de Brienne 4*
Number of rooms: 77
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel De Brienne, a designer 4-star hotel, located in the heart of the pink city and offers its guests 77 comfortable and quiet bedrooms with a range of premium services. It takes its name from the Canal de Brienne, classified in the heritage of the UNESCO, which passes 100 metres from the establishment. Easy to reach, it is situated at a distance of 1 kilometer from the bypass, near the "Place St Pierre", "Palais des Congrès" or even the "Jardin Japonais". Free private parking is also available. There are several restaurants nearby. Reception welcomes the guests in a light and warm atmosphere, with the possibility of relaxation in the lounge, complete with library, or on the patio where there's a bar. ... more   less 
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