After a glowing recommendation from a colleague I arrived at the Lavoisier with some positive expectations. What a disappointment.
From the person at reception who smirked behind the back of another guest having difficulty with their wifi system, to the utter coldness of the man who worked the desk at night, the feeling from the staff with whom we had interactions was not positive, with the single exception of the sunny personality of the elegant lady who served breakfast.
It's Paris, so the tiny room was no surprise. It was and remained clean and the cleaners made sure to respect how we arranged the bed linens and our things with surprising care and respect. The air conditioning worked fine, but the nights being cool we turned it off completely. Sadly, our fellow guests did not follow suit, and the competing noise of the other hotel rooms' cooling units gave the effect of sleeping in the street, despite the complete quite of the courtyard we faced. Just to be clear, the noise came from within the hotel, not from our open window.
The wifi system was painfully slow, and required a complete log-in every time the device was paused or closed. I think too many hotels neglect the fact that connectivity is very important for travellers. One can't help but resent the hotel when groping for the slip of paper with the hand-written access codes in the middle of a sleepless night.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Who has never dreamt of enjoying a gentle night in a decor which is peaceful but joyous, elegant but modern, comfortable but contemporary. Or, of different places which we feel could be “like home”. Yet, this is a hotel room, my hotel room, where I would like to find myself one evening after a day of work in an unknown city, or for a romantic weekend, when this room was the site which we preferred the most. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Priceline, Ebookers, Ctrip TA, Hotels.com, Travel Republic (UK), Agoda, Evoline ltd, getaroom.com, HotelQuickly and Cancelon so you can book your Hotel le Lavoisier reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Le Lavoisier Opera Hotel
- Le Lavoisier Opera Paris