After indifferent and rude responses from personnel at Toulouse Airport, Hotel Albert 1er was a welcoming oasis after our arrival into Toulouse city. Thanks to a very special front desk evening receptionist--a charming, friendly, young lady. This hotel is truly lucky to have her. There's a small entry lobby with information about Toulouse, and a nice dining area for moning breakfast.
Our room was on the first floor (second USA) above the lobby. It had , as requested,two beds, and the room was charming--fireplace, traditional look, high ceilings,big bathroom. It faced the street, but the thick windows kept it soundproof. The room had free wifi (which the French pronounce weefee)--an unexpected treat.
Next morning, we had the ten euro breakfast- well worth the price.You can relax at a table by the window in a nice room over breakfast, press fresh oj, make cappucino, etc, enjoy fresh fruit and yogurts and croissants, and rolls,which they kept replenishing. There's even a pitcher of warm milk.
Two of the of young men that morning couldn't have been nicer, earth,although one other man at the front desk, while pleasant enough, had a bit of a formal "nose in the air" kind of politeness. Get used to that if you travel outside Paris while in France (-;
The location of the hotel is fantastic: a very short walk from where the airport shuttle (navette) stops at Jeanne d'Arcd a quick walk to Capitole and Place Wilson, and about 5 minutes to St Sernin.
I peeked into one of the rooms at the back of the hotel (away from the main street) while it was being cleaned. It had a double bed and didn't look as bright as our room. So perhaps request a room with two beds--or one on the front side?? I think the hotel has a more modern wing (we were in the older part) but again, i am not sure, so it is worth asking.
Thank you , Hotel Albert 1er, for a great hotel for our first night and day on a return to France!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Albert 1er is a three-star, family-owned hotel ideally located a hundred metres off Capitole Square right in the historical centre of Toulouse. Hotel Albert 1er is the perfect starting point to discover or rediscover the charms of the "Ville Rose" (pink city) and the Midi-Pyrenees region.For several years now, Hotel Albert 1er has decidedly opted for an eco-friendly approach. It is the sole Hotel in Toulouse that can boast the award of a European Ecolabel: for instance our breakfast products are produced locally or/and come from organic farming."The independent hotel industry at its best..." ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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- Albert 1er Toulouse