Hotel Le Royal Rive Gauche
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This hotel has a nice decor and warm ambience. Rooms feature plasma TVs and mini bars. There are lots of places to eat in the area and it's close to Luxembourg Gardens.
This hotel has made some upgrades to the rooms since my last visit: my bathroom had new tile (but not new ceilings), and the literal (and very tiny) "water closet," which contained the toilet, had new (and clean) wallpaper. Windows in the room didn't open, but did have new curtains, and the carpet looked as though it had been replaced. Thumbs up to the upgrades! However, it did appear that there was ongoing construction and in order to arrive to my room, I had to walk over a protective carpet-covering in the hallway, which was always covered with a small pile of dust and debris. I had to go to work early every day, so the work to the rooms did not ever disrupt my sleep (but the paper thin walls and some yelling from the adjacent room were periodically an annoyance). Personally, I was happy to see the work on the rooms so the minor inconvenience did not bother me.The room was equipped with: a small closet for hanging clothes, hangers, a small coffee pot (I didn't use it), a safe (that worked!), a small desk, a luggage rack to hold a suitcase, and a dresser with a flat screen TV. I was here for work, and while it was a little too dark in the main room for my liking, it was otherwise adequate (if a bit crowded). Strangely, the room that I was assigned had two small beds (roughly the size of a U.S. twin, but a bit longer) instead of one large bed: an annoyance, but very European.The hotel also had a gym (which I didn't visit), a Starbucks counter (that I frequented daily), and a restaurant (which I did not). Service at the Starbucks was fantastic -- seriously, the manager and staff at this on-site integrated Starbucks couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. While the coffee is not hand steamed (it's from a push-button machine), the fresh snacks offered here are certainly MUCH better than from any Starbucks in the U.S. Ham and cheese on a fresh baguette, anyone? I think the friendly service at this Starbucks counter was my favorite thing about the hotel. The breakfast offered in the morning on the second floor was adequate (nothing was bad, but nothing was particularly great). You had to make your own espresso/coffee from a machine - there was always a line for coffee. Also offered: fresh fruit, a mix of the regular Euro buffet options (meat, cheese, hot options, pastries, etc.). There was also a cute little made-to-order omelette station. There were plenty of tables, and plenty of staff turning/cleaning them. It was all help-yourself. The hotels toiletry products offered were not my cup of tea, and while I used them the first night (I didn't have another option as my airline lost my luggage for the week), I didn't use them for the rest of the week. I opted to buy my own products at a pharmacy near to my office. What was available from the hotel if you have no allergies and are not picky: single use "Acca Kappa" Green Mandarin shampoo, conditioner, bar soap, bath gel, lotion, a shower cap. None of it was very good or high quality. And it made my skin itch.Towels were replaced daily, though one day they forgot to replace the washcloths. I called reception, and someone was at my door in 10 minutes with a full set of fresh towels/washcloths.What I did NOT like about the hotel:- I definitely had an allergy to the detergent used for the sheets/covers. Because I didn't have my full sleeve PJs to sleep in (which I would normally don for hotel stays, but didn't have with me), any part of my skin touching the bedding broke out in hives (within minutes). I had to take Benadryl *every* night for enough relief to sleep. Even though I called ahead and asked for a dust free room, so everything was laundered, this was the result. When I asked the front desk what they used to launder the linens, they didn't answer my question, and defensively reiterated that I had an allergy-friendly room. They didn't bother to assist me in any way.- Speaking of service: while friendly *enough*, and while my check in was relatively fast, my other interactions with the hotel staff were not particularly amicable or efficient. Dropping off my bags in the lobby to hold until my flight the last day took 15 minutes too long (no one could find the man that would take them). When I picked them up, the man left them in front of the communal restroom, leaving me to lug them to the front lobby myself. I guess he didn't care for a tip. As for service: maybe this is really as good as it gets in a Parisian hotel (I have stayed in nicer Paris hotels with similar aloof "service").- The location: it is SO far from cute cafés or the nostalgic Parisian neighborhoods that I normally would frequent. I usually like to walk everywhere in Paris when I stay, but this hotel is just too far to make that a possibility, *and* having stayed here before, and knowing that there is a sort of halfway-house-like building close by with loitering men, I felt uncomfortable walking at night. Whereas I would normally take the Paris Metro or walk everywhere, I spent a lot more time taking an Uber or taxis, especially in the evening (but also during the day). Luckily, the hotel always had taxis waiting just out front.The hotel is a 10-12 minute walk from a Paris Metro stop, and the Buses and RER trains that take you to the airport(s). It's only a few Metro stops from the fabulous Paris "Left Bank" and Saint-Germain, Le Bon Marché (my favorite Parisian department store), and many restaurants, etc. During the day, this is a nice option.Would I stay again: I am on the fence with this. If I had a say, probably no, as I prefer a more lively local neighborhood, and I hated that I had to take a daily Benadryl just for relief from the sheet/detergent-induced hives. And I *hate* that claustrophobic tiny closet that holds the toilet. The open areas of the ceiling between the tiles also weirded me out. And the room was a little dark. After showering, the room got very hot, and with no way to crack a window, it stayed very humid even though I turned the in-room thermostat to the lowest possible temperature, and turned the fan on high.However, if I didn't have these allergies that caused so much havoc, and was planning to take a taxi everywhere, then it may be an okay option for a short stay. We saw a lot of flight crews staying here - it was fairly quick to CDG airport in a taxi (less than an hour - maybe around a 1/2 hour - 45 minutes). The rooms and the lobby and the breakfast room all looked clean. My wi-fi worked fine for the duration of my stay.I give the hotel an "A" on their recent improvements. But I give them a "C" on front desk service. The most stellar grade: I give the Starbucks staff an "A+." The detergent used for the linens get an "F."My final review: Nothing was terrible (aside from the sheets), but nothing was great, either. *If* you don't have allergies, are fine staying a bit out of the way, and don't need a lot of help from the staff because you are resourceful yourself (the Internet is a great thing!), it's an okay stay.
PlusRoom = up to Marriott StandardsConcierge = Very very good with giving information and really helpful, Very good knowledgeable with very good speaking EnglishRestaurant = Dinner was excellent, the price looked expensive, but according to the standards, not expensive, House Wines should be cheapBreakfast was good and enough choiceMinutesLocation = a little far from main tourist attraction area,Room = No turn down serviceRestaurant = Most service staff can not speak English well, Ordering 5 minutes boiled eggs with three waiters every days (three nights/ three BF)Otherwise, good and convenience then will get back again.
We were very pleased with our accommodations here, and with the largish, by European standards, modern room in Montparnasse. Though not located within walking distance of any of the attractions we wanted to see, mostly in the area of Ile de la Cite, there was a taxicab waiting every time we walked out the door. Another thing that we pay attention to in large hotels, and the Marriott Rive Gauche with 750 rooms is large, is the elevator capacity, that was more than adequate ... I can't remember ever waiting more than a few seconds, literally, for an elevator in either direction. There is free wifi available for Marriott Rewards members, though we're not sure if it would be free for nonmembers. Maybe not, because we needed a password. The service was every bit up to Marriott standards..
Of the many Marriott properties in Paris, the excellent reviews and close proximity to the Metro line were the deciding factors for us staying here. As it turns out, we actually ended up taking a taxi for most in-city trips – very reasonable.We cannot emphasize enough how professional, helpful and friendly we found every staff member to be – at the reception desk, at the Concierge Desk, at the Business Center, at the restaurant and the bar. As a plus, everyone spoke English.The hotel offers spacious, modern rooms with a modern bathroom and shower that is typical of the Marriott brand in the U.S. The room was quiet and the bed very comfortable.Our stay at this hotel was most pleasant and comfortable.
When we arrive no one even ask for help with the luggages. Reception didn't inform at all about fitness centre and WiFi. Then they said WiFi is not complimentary. You need to pay 10€. We are in 21st century in the middle of Europe in Paris and in Mariott.. one of the biggest hotel network and such a obvious thing nowadays it's not free.. Well.. Food on breakfast was good and tasy but one leg of the table was moving ( why no one check it, noticed it? )and whole table was not stable. In effect my scrambled egg landed on my trousers.. unfortunately noone from waiters didnt came to help or check whats happen. Also noone from them didnt say good morning or ask if everything is ok even once. Basicly food= good, staff- not.. Generally room was ok but bathroom should be renovated.. Very nice big bed and big tv. That's the biggest plus. Better take your wine glasses with you because they will charge you 5€ for empty one..ridiculous.. and on the end.. during all our stay somewhere in the hotel was some refurbishment.. that's ok but again.. why reception didn't mention about it and who allow to this people work so early morning Also late evening..? Every day we couldn't sleep from 6am... it wasnt pleasant stay. I belive this place is not real mariott standard or maybe is.. ?
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- 48 rooms
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Hotel Le Royal Rive GaucheParis,France
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17 Boulevard Saint Jacques, 75014 Paris France
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