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Hotel Riviera Elysees
Ranked #1,142 of 1,803 Hotels in Paris
Reviewed 7 November 2012

The hotel is a small boutique hotel. We stayed here for 1 week in April. The hotel was undergoing extensive renovations at the time. It will be beautiful when it is finished. It is a family owned/operated hotel. The owners are lovely. They helped us book Moulin Rouge p/u and dinner and other tours. The breakfast is also good. You can have it in your room or in the small dining area. The location is excellent. Downstairs there is a patisserie, restaurant and chemist across the road. It is a 5 minute walk to the Arc de Triomphe, Champs d'Elysee and the Metro. If you are catching the Air France bus from the airport, there is a stop at the Arc de Triomphe round about. The room we were staying in needed work to be done, and so we were upgraded for 2 nights in a luxury suite - magnifique! It has a wrought iron spiral staircase with black and white prints of Coco Chanel everywhere. I loved the antique 2 person lift!!!! Classic.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 November 2012

A very nice Hotel in a superb location, the hotel is clean warm with friendly staff, did not have any meals so can not comment on the food but no complaints from anything else, would certailly reccommend.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Graham L
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Reviewed 15 October 2012

Pros: The room was clean and comfortable. The shower water was hot and everything worked fine. There was nothing seedy about the hallways or the room. There is a small elevator if you need it. The front desk staff were pleasant and helpful. Breakfast was delicious and could be eaten in your room if you're travelling solo, since there's a small desk and chair where you can perch. Otherwise couples can eat in the tiny breakfast room on the 2nd floor. Or just go out :-) Neighborhood has decent shopping and restaurants nearby if you know where to look. Just a 5-7 minute walk up to the Arc de Triomphe and Metro station.

Cons: Everything was tiny, including the winding narrow staircase which you can't avoid using even if you use the elevator (the elevator stops on the landing in-between floors, so you still have to walk up or down half a flight of stairs to reach the rooms). I am reasonably able-bodied, but it could be a challenge especially with suitcases. The free WiFi was OK but the signal wasn't always great. The walls could be a little thin, so there were a few nights or mornings where I was bothered by the sound of other guests or cleaning staff. But not terrible.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 9 October 2012

Between the cost and location this hotel is pretty hard to beat. Due to our travel plans we arrived around 10:00 AM and the front desk clerk (who spoke perfect English) was happy to hold our bags. Not only welcoming but he was also very helpful with directions to where we needed to go and assisted us with getting or bags to the room. The lobby also has a large amount of tourist info and free maps which was great! I believe the hotel has 6 floors and that was where we were, they do have an elevator which is a sight as it is a tight fit for two people, kind of cool actually. The linens and towels were better than average, decent size cabinet for hanging items up, flat screen TV and comy bed. The bathroom is a tight squeeze and the shower has kind of a half door type of thing and water tends to leave the shower, by no means was this a negative, just something you should know about. We ordered the breakfast which can be served in the room or in their tiny cafe on the 2nd floor. It came with croissant, loaf of French bread, jam, butter, coffee, and tea for about 12 bucks. Probably would not do again as there are a ton of options within a few steps (especially the place to the left as you exit the hotel) and the breakfast room was a little cramped. For the rate and location, we would stay here again without a doubt.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 October 2012

Recently renovated, this hotel has all the little flavours of France- the welcoming staff, tasteful decor, great city views. The beds were very comfortable and the room was very quiet. Fantastic location near the metro, lots of cafes and shops nearby and of course, the imposing Arc de Triomphe. Couldn't recommend this hotel highly enough. Great value for money.

Room Tip: We chose a superior room, located on the fourth floor
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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 September 2012

Many thanks to those who had reviewed this hotel and led me to book. Delighted with the ambiance, style, cleanliness, comfort and location..it was just what we wanted and reasonably priced. True that big people might find the space constraints trying..the lift, landings and bathrooms are very small though perfectly formed. the bath was full length but would have been a squeeze for larger people..hand held shower had very good power though, and nice toiletries. Stylish Bathroom fit out was completely Porcelanosa..very chic.

We booked a triple room with queen sized and sngle beds which suited my daughter and I very well. Impressed to have a room safe, good pillows and plentiful blankets. No complaints whatsoever.

I felt a bit guilty about not booking breakfast but with a patisserie/ cafe next door with home baked confisserie, why would you not breakfast out on their terrace? Try pain au chocolat aux amandes....OMG...divine!

I shall use this hotel again, many thanks to the staff for their help and hard work.

A couple of tips overall...if researching restaurants, check out The fork website which offers amazing deals at participating restaurants. We booked two and were very impressed. you can also book batobus online through a booking agency, and the two-day passes bought on line cost slightly less than buying one day passes at the ticket office.

Totally recommend the cars air France buses from CDG rather than the RER which was smelly packed and slow... the bus cost twice as much but would have been worth it.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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Thank nonsuchgirls
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Reviewed 23 September 2012

Our room was very cozy facing the street. It was clean and tidy. The bathroom was spacious considering european standards and had good supplies (soap, shampoo and bath salts). In the evening after a tiring day of sightseeing, soaking in the hot bathtub was quite relaxing. We din't try the breakfast, it was very overpriced. There is a nice pâtisserie just below the hotel, also there is a supermart just 3 mins walk from the hotel which has nice stock of wine, breads, cheese and fruits in total everything to arrange a small picnic by the riverside at a very cheap price. Every evening we went to Champs-Élysées, where we found a very good resturant just in the starting of the street, the set meal was very yummy and very economical plus enjoying the view of Arc de Triomphe . The hotel has good network of bus and metro lines so travelling to all major tourist spots is quite convinient.

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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Address: 55 rue des Acacias, 75017 Paris, France
Region: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Champs-Elysees , Batignolles-Monceau
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#158 Business Hotel in Paris
#399 Romantic Hotel in Paris
#493 Family Hotel in Paris
Price Range: £91 - £169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Riviera Elysees 3*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Throughout the years Paris has become a mythical place for the creation and influence of French fashion, and it is in this spirit that the Hotel Riviera Elysees has been recently renovated. Coco Chanel -- evoking her trade, her art, her passion -- would say "fashion is in the air." The wind that carries it. We feel it, we breath it. Fashion is in the heavens and on the asphalt. It is encapsulated by our ideas, ours values and our occasions.The Hôtel Riviera Elysées invites you to discover its "Paris, fashion capital of the world" ambiance. At your window is the Paris of the Place de l'Étoile with its imposing Arc de Triomphe. Near the hotel, many picturesque walks will charm you as you head down the legendary Avenue des Champs Elysées, with its must-see shopping. ... more   less 
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