40 Rue Vivienne, Paris, France
Doubles from: $95 to $158
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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors
Located a quick walk from the Grand Boulevards Metro stop near central Paris’ main sights, the Vivienne is an affordable and friendly two-star option.
Pros: Convenient location. Velib’ stop outside. Comfortable rooms.
Cons: Some noise issues in rooms overlooking rue Vivienne. Small rooms.
Located just north of the Bourse (Paris's stock exchange) and about 15 minutes by foot from the Louvre, the two-star Hotel Vivienne provides 45 comfortable rooms in a pretty convenient spot.
Rooms at the Vivienne have one of two decorative styles: Some rooms are outfitted in modern black and white, while most don a more classic look, with colonial-style furnishings, floral curtains, pink walls and artwork. Regardless, all rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, telephone and free Wi-Fi.
Rooms with balconies have lovely blooming flowers but don't offer much privacy (or quiet), as they look out onto the rather busy rue Vivienne. Tiled bathrooms have tubs, hair dryers and toiletries.
Note that the cheapest singles and doubles at the Vivienne are equipped only with a shower and share toilets in the hallway. Rates for these start at €72. All other rooms are equipped with a private shower and toilet.
Although popular with business travelers, the Vivienne is a family-friendly hotel, and offers family rooms with a double bed and sofa bed. Children under the age of 10 sleep for free in “existing bedding.” Children under two years old sleep for free in cribs, while there is a charge for rollaway beds for older children.
Also, pet lovers rejoice! The Vivienne is pet-friendly and doesn’t charge for Fido.
We were happy to find a Velib’ bike station two steps from the Vivienne’s front door, allowing for very convenient access to the city’s bike-sharing program.
A continental breakfast is served for (a rather steep) €11.
Reviewed by: Tom Meyers, 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.
- Reception: 24-Hour
- Wi-Fi: Free
- Bathroom: Private
- Cable TV
40 Rue Vivienne
2nd: Bourse / Montorgueil, Paris, France
About the Hotel Vivienne neighborhood
Home to the Bourse (the French stock exchange) as well as France's national library (which has a more recent outpost in the 13th arrondissement), this central neighborhood is generally thought of as a business district.