5-7 Rue Thérèse, Paris, France star
Doubles from: $218 to $381
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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors
The Hotel Thérèse won us over at the first sight (and smell) of aromatherapy candles glowing brightly at the reception desk. Located on a narrow, crooked street by the same name (just off Avenue de l'Opéra) this splurge-worthy three-star boutique hotel rubs elbows with the Louvre, Jardin des Tuileries, Palais Royal and Place Vendôme, along with a string of Japanese restaurants on nearby rue Sainte-Anne.
Pros: Luxurious amenities. Posh, refined décor. Convenient location.
Cons: Smallish rooms. Rates are not so "cheapo."
After spending two evenings (undercover) at the Hotel Thérèse, we succumbed to the whole three-star shebang, from its swanky oak lobby with bar and secluded (and stocked) reading nooks, to the rack of courtesy umbrellas. Then there are the vibrant hallways reminiscent of the saturated sets in Jacques Demy’s "Les Parapluies de Cherbourg." It’s an eye-full.
Beaming with natural light, the Thérèse’s 43 rooms exude a sweet, gentle blend of classic Parisian and refined contemporary décor. From floor to ceiling, the furnishings are brand spanking new, and all the rooms are outfitted with desks, overstuffed chairs and sofas. Each room also has a flat-screen television, safe box and fully stocked minibar. The bathrooms are also new-fangled and clean.
With the exception of the three deluxe suites, most of the rooms in this historical building are stylish but on the small side. So, if room size matters, you will not find happiness at the Saint Thérèse (then again, large rooms are few and far between at nearly all reasonably priced Parisian hotels). When you splurge at the Thérèse, you’re paying for the “little extras” (read: perks galore!) and fabulous location, along with priceless intangibles like ambiance, history and incredible energy.
There is a free Internet station, and Wi-Fi is free throughout. Breakfast is offered €13, or €4.50 for the “express” option.
As the Therese has renovated and made itself increasingly chic over the years, the hotel has become more expensive than when we first wrote about it. These days, room rates hover around €165 a night, making it much more expensive than our standard "Editor’s Picks" in Paris. Rates do sometimes drop, however, and the hotel can present a decent value for those looking for a small boutique hotel near the Louvre.
Reviewed by: Theadora Brack, EuroCheapo Staff Writer
Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor. This review is based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.
- Airport Transportation
- Breakfast Extra Charge
- City tour
- Concierge/Booking Services
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Fax Machine
- Free Newspapers
- Internet Access: Free
- Limousine service
- Luggage Storage
- Non-Smoking Hotel
- Reading room
- Reception: 24-Hour
- Room Service
- Shuttle service
- Tourist information
- Wake-Up Service
- Wi-Fi: Free
- Air conditioning
- Alarm Clock
- Bathroom: Private
- Bathtubs Available
- Cable TV
- Hair Dryer
- Internet Access
- Iron available
- TV – flat screen
5-7 Rue Thérèse
Near the Louvre, Paris, France
About the Hôtel Thérèse 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.