I enjoyed Toulouse a lot, and my stay at Hotel Heliot was one of the main reasons. I stayed at Heliot for 4 nights, last week (Sept. 2012), and I felt like at home. Fred, the manager, was really kind and helpful, ready to help and advice about the city, he speaks French, English and Spanish fluently, so I can comunicate in my own lenguage and share many more things. Heliot, the cat, is big -well, really huge :)-, calm and friendly. The room was big, with high ceilings, has two big windows, and it was well insulated, so you can rest quite well. There are plenty of room around the bed, and the bed was big (double), and confortable. The house is an old one, but everything was clean and ready, and far from annoy me, the years give to the whole hotel a home like atmosphere, and charm. I particularly like the stairs, a nice wood spiral one, with a light forged rail, that maches perfectly with the mood of the house. There are not lift, but there are just 3 floors. I also enjoy a lot the garden, espetially at morning when I was enjoying my breackfast, since the opposite wall is all a big window, so you can see through the nice tiny yellow and pink roses and the ivy and other plants, and if you are lucky you can follow to Heliot the cat in his morning walking. The garden is casual and share the mood of cottage gardens, with empty pots and pieces of these pink bricks that gives the nickname to Toulouse (The pink city). It was unespected, but it is a gem, ... just like a secret garden.
The breackfast was simple and tasteful, croissans and bagette almost hot, served early in the morning by the backer, so it is nice. The coffee was made by Fred, and everything served by him, the breackfast was like the zem moment, for my in a work trip, but it would be the same if you are there for holydays.
So if you are looking for a design, impersonal, sterilised hotel, well the Heliot, is not for you, but if you love the hotels with character, charm and a friendly and familiar attention, Heliot is for you.
I recomend this hotel, and of course, I would stay in it when I come back to Toulouse.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This charming non smoking 2 stars hotel is an old family building of the beginning of the last century with large rooms.Located in a very quiet street, in the heart of Toulouse.You will be able to move quickly and conveniently to the economic and business centers of the region, as we are situated nearby the subway, the station, airport shuttles, and parking lot Jean-Jaures. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Heliot Hotel Toulouse