Hotel Louvre Richelieu
51 rue de Richelieu, Paris, France star
Doubles from: $78 to $233
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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors
The one-star Hôtel Louvre Richelieu offers a mix of comfortable, basic rooms and sleek, newly-renovated rooms near the Comédie-Française and the Palais Royal.
Pros: Large, clean rooms. Free Wi-Fi. Bustling neighborhood.
Cons: Unrenovated rooms leave a lot to be desired. No elevator. Renovations have made it less cheapo. Food not permitted in rooms.
The Hotel Louvre Richelieu isn’t quite the Cheapo pick it used to be, as it underwent renovations in 2012 that updated most of its 13 rooms with simple but polished decor and added modern amenities like flat-screen TVs and laptop safes.
The new bathrooms offer sleek facilities and complimentary luxury toiletries, quite an upgrade from the hotel’s previously dated toilets and showers. The renovations have unfortunately also brought higher room rates, making the Louvre Richelieu not the great deal it once was.
The hotel plans to renovate the remaining rooms in 2013. Until then, however, they remain unapologetically basic with not much in the way of amenities or décor except for wall-mounted reading lights and built-in closets. The unrenovated rooms don’t have a TV, but they’re all equipped with free Wi-Fi and a retro (and soon to be discarded) wall radio.
The Louvre Richelieu's management and staff are friendly and helpful, but do note that there are rules to follow. For instance, laptops are not allowed in the breakfast room. Also, if you’re into late-night or early-morning snacking, this isn’t for you: Food and drink are not permitted in the rooms, and the rule is strictly enforced. On the flip-side, this is one of the reasons the rooms are so darn tidy (just saying...).
Free Wi-Fi is available throughout and there is an Internet station in the lobby for an additionad fee. Note that the hotel does not have an elevator, and the stairwell is very narrow. Also, because of the age of the historic building, some of the rooms have uneven flooring.
Breakfast is available for an additional charge.
Though a tourist hotspot, rue Richelieu has a real neighborhood vibe about it, bustling with coin shops, boutiques, wine caves, pâtisseries, boulangeries and a fromagerie (decked out in Swiss-cheese-shaped lighting fixtures!).
Reviewed by: Theadora Brack, EuroCheapo Staff Writer
Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor and is recommended based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.
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- Breakfast Extra Charge
- City tour
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Fax Machine
- Free Newspapers
- Hair Dryer – at reception
- Internet Station
- Luggage Storage
- No Elevator
- Non-Smoking Hotel
- Non-Smoking Rooms
- Safe at reception
- Shuttle service
- Tourist information
- Wake-Up Service
- Wi-Fi: Free
- Bathroom: Private
- Cable TV
- Internet Access
51 rue de Richelieu
Near the Louvre, Paris, France
Phone: +33 (0)1 42 97 46 20
Fax: +33 (0)1 47 03 94 13
About the Hotel Louvre Richelieu neighborhood
Located to the west of Châtelet, the area surrounding the Louvre museum is an art lover's playground. The quarter boasts grand Haussmann-style boulevards leading to the gold dome of the Opéra and the banks of the Seine. The quarter's biggest draw is the Louvre museum and the Seine-side Jardin des Tuileries.