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“Probably the BEST of this price range”
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Hotel Andrea
Ranked #1,118 of 1,800 Hotels in Paris
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Aspen, Colorado
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
26 hotel reviews
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“Probably the BEST of this price range”
Reviewed 20 March 2012

We had two rooms at the Andrea Rivoli, Superior Double and Standard Twin.
Superior room bed was smaller than a Queen, and there was about 1.5 feet on each side of the bed, a tiny desk, an armoir closet which was in the way and a 1-person-at-a-time bathroom - however it did have a nice view and good light from the two french-door windows which looked out over Rue Saint-Bon, a one-block long street with very little traffic.
Standard Twin room was definitely larger, with much more room around the beds... it had a cute little (albeit nonworking) fireplace and one small window which looked out onto a wall about 3 feet away - very dark room, and absolutely no view. The bath was slightly smaller, no way more than 1 person at a time in the bathroom.

Even though the decor was not particularly to my liking, both rooms and bathrooms were clean. The maids refold dirty towels and put them back on the towel rack, even when they are wet and dirty. They will bring new ones, however you have to ask for them in the morning - I guess they get locked up at night! They don't change sheets while you are occupying the room unless YOU remove the sheets and put them on the floor (?!?). Teeny-tiny elevator, send your bags up and you take the stairs!

Breakfast was boring - mediocre coffee, same croissants, bread, boiled eggs (do-it-youself) canned fruit, yogurt and foil-wrapped, processed cheese EVERY SINGLE DAY - no variation what so ever. For 9 euros, you can do better within a block or two - unless you are just in a hurry, it is very convenient.

Front desk staff was very, very helpful (if you could catch them NOT on the phone), happy to make dinner reservations, help with Metro questions, etc. They have a computer (stand up to use it) for guests' use, and a good selection of maps and tourist information readily available.

The hotel is very conveniently located 1 block from the Hotel De Ville Metro stop and four blocks from the Chatelet Metro stop. You can walk to the Latin Quarter or the Louvre in less than 10 minutes easily. The Marais is full of fun little restaurants and bars, quite a few in less than 5 minute walk.

If you are on a budget, and would rather spend your $$$ on other things besides the hotel while in Paris, the Hotel Andrea Rivoli would be an excellent choice. Just don't make plans to stay here expecting robes and slippers and chocolates on your (hard) pillow every night - not going to happen!

Room Tip: For a few more euros, see if the "suites" on the 6th floor are available...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 14 November 2011

This is the second time I've stayed in this hotel and I enjoyed it on both occasions. Check-in is at 2:30 p.m., so that is good to keep in mind when planning a trip. The room was clean, comfortable and had access to a small balony that overlooked the street. The bed was comfortable. Wifi worked fine; ask for the code at the reception. We didn't eat breakfast there but there are several good places to eat nearby. I would definitely stay there again.

Room Tip: If you want a room with a balcony, ask for a superior room, which is 10 or so euros more.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Bristol, England
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82 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2011

My wife and I stayed in the Hotel Andrea Rivoli for three nights in October 2011. The hotel is very well located on the edge of the lively Marais area, a few minutes walk from the Hotel de Ville, Ile de la Cite, the Pompidou Centre and the Louvre. Very close to metro stations at Hotel de Ville and Chatelet, which is only seven stops from Gare du Nord for the Eurostar.

The rooms although not large and with relatively limited storage space are clean and comfortable. Our room (103) overlooked rue Saint Bon but the double glazing meant the room was quiet with very little noise from the nearby rue de Rivoli. The bathroom had a good sized and very efficient shower. The flat screen TV certainly had BBC World in English and I believe some other English language channels (although we spent very little time watching TV)!

Breakfast at 9 euros was reasonable value and included juice, yogurt, fruit, croissants & preserves, mini pain au chocolat, small bread rolls, processed cheese, eggs and an egg boiler, toast, coffee and tea. Service at breakfast and throughout the hotel was friendly and efficient at all times (although some staff do not speak English and speaking a little French certainly helps).

My only criticism of the hotel was the quality of the wi-fi signal, which in our room was weak, variable and sometimes non-existent. That is the only reason that this is a four star and not a five star review. However, please remember that this is a small two star hotel in Paris and structure expectations accordingly! We paid 104 euros per night and I consider that we had good value for money for such a well located hotel in the centre of Paris

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the street are much lighter
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
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Reviewed 4 October 2011

4 of us stayed here for three nights in October 2011.
We came for a fun weekend of eating, drinking and sightseeing and a day at Longchamp to experience the fantastic Prix de l'Arc Triomphe.
Hotel Andrea Rivoli proved an excellent choice with loads of bars and restaurants within two minutes walk. Metro stops only 5 minutes walk and The Seine about 7 minutes away.
The area is also full of retro furniture and clothes shops which were a lovely distraction.
The hotel rooms were cleaned daily, the staff very helpful and friendly. The rooms are not very large but at under €100 per night fantastic value.
I would certainly recommend to others!

  • Stayed October 2011
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Athens, Greece
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2011

Highly recommend this hotel, for location, service, ambiance and security.
The Seine, Muse De Orsay and Louvre are all within easy walking distance. The superior rooms are extremely comfortable, the concierge very helpful,breeakfasts lovely and great security. Plus great restaurants just around the corner.

Room Tip: Ask for a superior room. Minimum stay two nights.
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Soest, The Netherlands
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2011

If you do not need 4 star luxury and want to be right in the heart of the Marais in Paris, this is a nice hotel to consider. It is a quiet little street off Rue Rivoli and very close to Centre Pompidou, Les Halles, the BHV and the city hall. If you cross the Seine you are at Notre Dame within 7 minutes.

Nice little breakfast area, but breakfast is not a French thing anyway. Small functional rooms, but who goes to Paris to stay in a hotel room, right?

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled solo
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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 24 August 2011

Rooms rather small, but very good location, cleanliness, affordability. We were aware of all these, and more or less we found what we expected for 102 euro (classic double) for a week in May 2011. What we did not expect are the following:

a) The wi-fi in our room (second floor) was either not working at all or was very, very slow. Having to send reports to our magazine everyday we had a really hard time.

b) The hotel was in the process of intense renovation, in other words people were working the whole day (8.00-17.00) and the front of the hotel was covered by scaffolding. Nobody informed us about this in advance and there was no relevant indication in the web site.

c) The noise (drilling, hammering, banging, hitting etc.) was terrible. When returning late (15.00) for a little rest, after a 6 hour strolling in the city, we could not stay for a moment, so we had to leave and find refuge in a nearby park or garden.

d) The only view from our balcony, "overlooking" rue Saint Bon, was the scaffolding, the balcony floor was full of dust and debris and sometimes the workers were outside our window. The combination of noise, dirt and human presence made it impossible to open the window; worse, sometimes we had to draw our curtains to protect our privacy; worse still, one day, when we tried to open our window, we were told by a worker that the floor of the balcony needed to be left to dry up, because it was just cemented. In the hot days life in the room was simply unbearable. Imagine a dark room (lighting in the room unacceptable) and two people either leaving it in terror or waiting patiently until 17.00 for the workers to stop, unable to relax or work. We were extremely distressed not being able to feel comfortable in our room and
having to walk around Paris from morning till late in the afternoon to avoid the noise and generally the unpleasant conditions.

e) We complained from the first day to the staff in the reception and the only thing we managed, apart from earning their sympathy, was to hear that they were very very sorry. We sent two detailed email messages to the hotel manager, but to no avail. Only a short note from the reception that they were again very sorry, that they understand our problems, but nothing could be done.

f) Before departure we insisted that, since we did not get what we paid for, the least the hotel should do as a symbolic gesture was to reduce the rate from 102 to 95 euro, that is, to the cost of a room not “overlooking” the street but seeing to the yard. The manager never appeared, but, through the person in the reception, informed us that the full amount will be immediately withdrawn from our credit card!

We were amazed to see that they did not regard as their responsibility to keep their part of the agreement. As far as their behavior is concerned the least we could say is that we thought of it as highly unprofessional.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Andrea
Address: 3 rue Saint Bon, 75004 Paris, France
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Region: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Les Halles
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #1,118 of 1,800 Hotels in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Andrea 3*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Andrea Hotel, nestled in a small typical Parisian building is located in the heart of Paris, between Notre Dame and the Musee Beaubourg, close to the Palais du Louvre, the Tour Saint Jacques, the Rivoli street and the Marais district. Completely renovated, the hotel is equipped with all modern amenities like air conditioning, elevator, internet access point ... All rooms are equipped with toilets, bathrooms with shower, air conditioning, telephone, flat screen TV with channels SAT, modem, free wireless access. ... more   less 
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