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!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Andrea Rivoli Hotel
- Andrea Rivoli Paris