My wife and I have just returned from three wonderful nights at the Brighton. We originally booked one of the cheaper courtyard facing rooms, but when I rang telling them we were celebrating out fifth anniversary and arranged for Roses and a bottle of Pineau des Charentes to be in the room, they gave us a free upgrade to a top-floor room looking out across the Jardins de Tuileries to the Musée d'Orsay and the Louvre. Not only that, but they gave us a complementary half bottle of bubby and a fruit basket too. Now that's what I call service.
Our room was small, but had an extremely comfortable double bed and a good size shower room, although the shower was a little temperamental. There was a balcony (of sorts). A sloping part of the leaded roof with a railing which allowed you to see round to the Eiffel tower - a spectacular sight at night.
We had intended to go out for our breakfasts, but when we failed to find anywhere suitable, we decided to have the Brighton breakfast. This was a really good idea because they serve a superb spread of cheeses, meats, fruit, breads, croissants and pastries plus eggs, sausages and bacon etc. Nineteen Euros per person may seem quite expensive for breakfast, but the local cafes were charging fifteen for a coffee, a glass of juice and a croissant. Eating at the hotel meant that we could fill up and didn't really need lunch.
Remember to take a shoe cleaning kit with you because there isn't anything in the room and the Tuilerie gardens are very dusty. The hotel bar is closed in the evening, so if you want a nice cup of coffee before bed, you have to go out. We think there should be a Nespresso machine in the bar area and they could sell the coffee pods at reception.
We thoroughly recommend this excellent hotel which is ideally situated, has clean comfortable rooms, superb breakfast and is staffed by friendly and helpful staff. We have said that when we go back to Paris, we will definitely be going back to the Brighton.
p.s. We met a Californian woman at breakfast who was on her seventh visit to the same Hotel, which proves our point.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Brighton is one of the most romantic hotels in the heart of Paris. Built in 1830 by Lord Egerton, the Brighton ranks among the oldest hotels in Paris. Entirely renovated, this charming hotel is located on the Rue de Rivoli, facing the Tuileries Garden, and only one step from the Louvre and Orsay Museums, the Opera House, the Concorde and Madeleine Places and the river Seine. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Brighton Paris
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