1st Arrondissement Hotel

Jul 2nd, 2004, 10:45 PM
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1st Arrondissement Hotel

I am looking for the name of a hotel that is on Rue de Rivoli near the Clarion St. James. It has been mentioned in this forum, is reasonably priced also. I think it is on a corner right across from the Louvre. The name is English sounding, not French at all.
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Jul 3rd, 2004, 06:20 AM
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Could it be Hotel Brighton?
218 rue de rivoli
http://www.esprit-de-france.com/pres...p?lang=FR&id=7
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Jul 3rd, 2004, 07:00 AM
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How about The Regina on Rue de Rivoli?
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Jul 3rd, 2004, 07:51 AM
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The Regina is right across the Rue de Rivoli from the Louvre. Be warned that some rooms are small and a bit shabby.
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Jul 3rd, 2004, 11:23 AM
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Travelnut - thanks, it was the Brighton. I thought the name sounded very English and began with a B but I had no luck finding it.
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Jul 3rd, 2004, 11:35 AM
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Hi blondie,

If you have to do this again, you can go to http://www.voila.fr/PagesJaunes/ and enter the street and "hotel" and "paris".

You will get all of the hotels.

You also get a photo and a map.
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Jul 3rd, 2004, 01:44 PM
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Ira, thanks for the info. When I was in Paris in Feb. stayed at the Clarion St. James. No complaints but was pricey for such a small room. Would like to stay in the 1st again - any suggestions besides the Brighton?
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Jul 3rd, 2004, 03:55 PM
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We love the Mansart, just off the Place Vendôme. Nice 3* with rooms prettily decorat and around the corner from The Ritz. Rooms are nicely decorated with antique furniture; spacious bathrooms done in tiles. On the same block are a pharmacy, ATM, and post office. Very pleasant staff. The only problem is getting a reservation: start early. It's easiest off season.
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Jul 3rd, 2004, 05:35 PM
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Is it fairly close to the Metro?
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Jul 3rd, 2004, 06:00 PM
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I found it on the map but it's booked for the time I can go in Feb.
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Jul 3rd, 2004, 06:36 PM
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Wow, it's booked this far in advance!? Did you talk to the hotel directly.
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Jul 3rd, 2004, 06:50 PM
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Make sure it's actually booked. Some booking sites give that message when actually the hotel (or the site) is not accepting requests for reservations that far in advance.
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Jul 3rd, 2004, 08:20 PM
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Definitely send a message--or better, a fax--to the hotel directly. I'd be very surprised if they're booked up for February this soon. If you get a return message saying they're not taking reservations yet, ask them to tell you exacly the date on which you can request a room and try again. The hotel has a rather odd system, and since it's quite popular with Europeans the management has no problem filling up.
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Jul 4th, 2004, 01:09 AM
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Thanks for the tip - didn't realize they make it sound like they're booked up when it's too soon to make reservations.
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Jul 4th, 2004, 02:25 AM
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Blondie-

The rooms at the Clarion were small? I must have lucked out then in March. You could have put 2 more beds in the rooms and still had lots of room. Our room overlooked a small courtyard and then St Honore. I stayed at a small hotel but very nice right around the corner in Feb and that was right across the street from Louvre St Romain. Very reasonable and 4 rooms to a floor. The name was Hotel Louvre Montana http://www.parisby.com/montana/pages/reach.htm
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Jul 4th, 2004, 09:52 AM
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I did some research on venere.com for you (they show the hotels on a map) and there's another hotel that would fit the description you give (although not ON the rue de Rivoli) called the Mayfair. I don't remember it being mentioned here but gets good reviews on tripadvisor and is actually closer to the St James than the Brighton.

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Rev...de_France.html
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Jul 4th, 2004, 11:24 AM
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Yes, our room at the St. James was small - the smallest hotel room I've ever stayed in. They had to move us because I had requested twin beds since I was with my son, and our first room was one large bed. We overlooked the courtyard and there were 2 beds, a desk and you could hardly move. The ceilings seemed low and you felt very cramped in it. The bathroom was nice sized and the toilet was in a separate little room. But to me that's pretty small for the $$$. I didn't know if that was the norm for Europe at that price because that was my first trip over there. I stayed at the Kensington Close in London and the room wasn't huge but it was bigger. I got the package through Expedia and I didn't know either if you get the packaged deals if you got the smallest rooms.
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