Relais du Louvre

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Address: 19 rue des Prêtres-St-Germain-l'Auxerrois, Paris, 75001, France

Star rating:
3 star hotel

4.5

A romantic Paris hideaway by the Louvre.

This romantic hideaway by [node:168630] was once a printworks where revolutionary tracts were printed in the 18th century, now it's a welcoming small hotel with a rather swish open-plan lobby and 15 pretty bedrooms laden with old beams and flowery fabrics. This is not the place to come for hip hotel buzz – it has more of the feel of an elegant B&B, but I loved the romantic views and feeling of tranquility, with added plusses like international newspapers and breakfast served all day.

Location
4.3
90%
Eating/drinking
3
90%
Leisure facilities
n/a
90%
Service
4.5
90%
Value for money
4.6
90%
Bedrooms
4.8
90%
Public areas
3.4
90%

Location

On a quiet street near [node:168630] and the Seine, it's in the very centre of Paris yet in a network of ancient streets that few visitors explore.

Bedrooms

If you're after utter calm then opt for a double or triple overlooking the courtyard. However I prefer the streetside rooms with their views of the Gothic pinnacles and gargoyles of St-Germain l'Auxerrois church and (if you lean out a little) glimpses of [node:168630] at the end of the street. Breakfast can be served in your room all day. A fifth-floor apartment under the eaves, with living room, well-equipped kitchen and bedroom with open-plan bath occupies the entire top floor and is perfect for families in Paris for several days.

Public areas

There's a pleasant beamed lobby-reception area with internet computer for guests' use, though there is no separate sitting room or breakfast room.

Eating and drinking

Breakfast can be served all day, but only in your room - there's no breakfast room.

Service

The director has been here for years and really really looks after her clients.

Who stays there

French and international visitors include many Americans, with a mix of older visitors and families with children.                                                                                                    

Price advice

There can be good rates for longer stays. Breakfast is a slightly pricey 13 euros extra.

Amenities

  • High-Speed Internet
  • Pets Allowed
  • Room Service

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Families with younger children
  • Honeymooners
  • Mature travellers
  • Relaxation
  • Romance
  • Sightseeing
  • Art

Pros & Cons

  • Pretty rooms
  • Breakfast in your room only
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