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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel du Taur

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Hotel du Taur
Ranked #57 of 129 Hotels in Toulouse
Queensland, Australia
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47 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Perfect location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2012

This hotel is only 15 metres from Place du Capitole so very convenient to restaurants, bars and shops. There was a Christmas market on the square during my stay - fabulous.
The reception is up a flight of stairs with no lift - not uncommon in Europe with its lovely character filled hotels.
Hotel was clean, room small but adequate with a renovated bathroom.
Breakfast was extra and consisted of the usual continental choices.
Staff friendly and helpful and speak english.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Berlin, Germany
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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2012

Though very centrally located in Toulouse, this hotel is quite horrible. I stayed in a room that was not heated and even the water was hardly even warm. The bathroom was a real horrible experience and even the very friendly staff did not make things much better.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
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Montreal, Canada
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2012

We enjoyed our stay. Good breakfast (bread, cheese, Nespresso coffee, orange juice, jams, croissant, fruits, meat), very clean, not noisy but downtown. Friendly staff and they told us about a good restaurant (la regalade) which was amazing.
Tip : choose a 3rd level room, they're renovated. Some have showers and others baths, so if you have a preference you should ask for it. We could go back again!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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255 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2012

I picked the Hotel du Taur for the price and the location. Both were reasonable, but there are also definite drawbacks to the hotel. I realized that it was only a two star hotel, but had no idea that you had to climb up a stairway to the second floor to reach the lobby. The rooms were clean and adequate, although mine faced an airshaft that let in some light and adequate air, but certainly didn't qualify as a view. I had breakfast the first morning, and it seemed OK, but I found it easier to get something at a cafe or patisserie afterward, because the price seemed a bit high for what I was getting. Service at the desk was spotty. I kept getting different information, and the degree of helpfulness and friendliness at the desk was quite variable. They do offer a nice computer with printer for short-term guest use, and there's wifi in the seating area. It was good for a first visit, but after walking around I think I'd try other hotels in the area in the future.

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled solo
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Norwich
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2012

I stayed at the Hotel du Taur for 4 nights and couldn't have wanted a better hotel. The staff were very friendly and the breakfasts were excellent. The hotel was conveniently located for the centre of Toulouse and there were many excellent restaurants within easy walking distance. I would happily use the hotel again if I was lucky enough to have another trip to Toulouse.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled on business
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2011

If you're looking for a well-situated hotel in Toulouse with affordable prices, you're right at the Hotel du Taur. Regarding all the great reviews I read here, I wonder whether I stayed in another hotel, though.

The lady at the front desk was really quite unpleasant and snappy. Not really professional, if you're working in tourism. When I asked her, whether there was Wifi in the rooms, she told me in a rude kind of way that they only had internet in the "common room" and that it was clearly mentioned on their website.
At my arrival I thought: Great, a nice bath tub and so clean! When I wanted to take a bath though, I realized that the water didn't heat up at all. The next morning I still had no hot water. When I mentioned this inconvenient aspect during check-out the next day, I was told that it was perfectly normal to let the water run for 5 minutes until the hot water reaches my room, since the house was so old. Funny enough I live in an ancient 6-story-house in Paris on the 6th floor myself - I do have hot water whenever I like.
My room was quite shabby and really needs renovation. Nothing like in the pictures. Furthermore, I had a very nice roommate: a caterpillar right next to my bed. I do understand that spiders might come in when it gets cold outside. Caterpillars in a hotel room in the city centre I find rather alarming...

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
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Catvoyage, Propriétaire at Hotel du Taur, responded to this review, 20 November 2011
Google Translation
Je suis désolée que ce monsieur ne se soit pas plu chez nous ...
Il ne sait pas se servir des mitigeurs thermostatiques visiblement ...
Très étonnante aussi la critique sur l'accueil ... nos clients sont généralement absolument ravis de l'accueil chaleureux et du professionnalise de l'équipe de réception (voir les avis sur les centrales de réservation !!!!). Tout le monde met du coeur à l'ouvrage pour satisfaire nos clients !
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Rimini, Italy
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30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2011

I liked the hotel generally, it is very well located. BUT my bathroom was extremely small, with the WC in a corner where you couldn't even fit your knees. Additionally, discharging the WC produced never-heard-before noise...

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
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Property: Hotel du Taur
Address: 2 rue du Taur, 31000, Toulouse, France
Region: France > Occitanie > Haute-Garonne > Toulouse > Taur
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #57 of 129 Hotels in Toulouse
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel du Taur 2*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel du Taur is recovering its beauty... Be seduced by the cozy cocoon and the rooms overlooking the Place du Capitole. In the historic center of Toulouse, the elegant facade of a 19th-century mansion houses the Hôtel du Taur, a serene bubble offering rooms with a warm and comfortable atmosphere for your tourism and business stays. Ideally located at the corner of the Place du Capitole and Rue du Taur, a stone's throw from the many cafes and restaurants of the hyper center, close to the Saint-Sernin basilica and the Garonne banks, Allows to discover Toulouse on foot ... The Hotel du Taur is recovering its charm. New atmosphere, new room where reign charm and elegance for a stay in the heart of Toulouse. Enjoy new rooms overlooking Capitol Square. ... more   less 
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