26 November 2012

Review - Hotel De La Tour Eiffel

Photos of Hotel de la Tour Eiffel, Paris

This photo of Hotel de la Tour Eiffel is courtesy of TripAdvisor 

Hotel De La Tour Eiffel (17, rue de l' Exposition, 75007 Paris, France) is a quaint 2-star property in the heart of Paris. It is located within walking distance from Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysees, Invalides and Ecole Militaire. It is in the expensive 7th Arrondissement in Paris and is near metro stations for easy access to the other places of interest around Paris' city proper.

We stayed in this property from Sept. 2-4, 2006. We booked a standard triple bedroom for Euro 109/night inclusive of taxes without breakfast.  

What I like:
The friendly staff who were willing to converse in English to provide us tips on how to go around the city on foot and by metro.

Its location is superb! You traverse certain streets and next thing you know it, you're standing at the foot of Eiffel Tower or walk further down you'll see Trocadero and if you walk either to the side of Eiffel, you'll see Ecole Militaire.

There are plenty of groceries and restaurants nearby so you can buy your necessities or have a bite of the Parisian gourmet.

What I don't like:
Photos of Hotel de la Tour Eiffel, Paris
This photo of Hotel de la Tour Eiffel is courtesy of TripAdvisor 

For a triple bedroom, I expected to see at least 3 single beds or 1 double and 1 single. We were provided 1 queen-sized bed and a folding bed for the 3rd person. My daughter took the folding bed since she was still small then and the bed could carry her weight.

The room is small for the 3 of us. There was barely a space left to place our 2 big luggages. There was a small cabinet near the door so we took advantage of the space inside and placed one luggage in an upright position just so we could move around the room.

With a small room comes a small a bathroom. 

Photos of Hotel de la Tour Eiffel, Paris
This photo of Hotel de la Tour Eiffel is courtesy of TripAdvisor

The stair is a bit small and dimly lit.

Photos of Hotel de la Tour Eiffel, Paris
This photo of Hotel de la Tour Eiffel is courtesy of TripAdvisor

My recommendation:
Aside from the little nuisances, we were still satisfied with our stay there for the fact that it was in a quiet area but near major attractions.

I recommend this to couples but not to families with kids or teens unless you are booking another room in the property. Otherwise, you may consider another bigger hotel. However, you get what you paid for and I think it's a reasonable amount for a 2-star property in the heart of the City of Lights.

Unfortunately, I didn't have any pictures of the hotel nor the room we got.  The photos in this review are taken from Tripadvisor and credit goes to the photos' owners. 

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At November 27, 2012 at 7:21 AM , Blogger Cher said...

i love the idea of being able to explore the major attractions by foot or metro. thanks for the review sis, might come in handy when the hubby strikes a lottery. lol.

At November 27, 2012 at 10:42 AM , Blogger fallenrhainnes said...

i like the ambiance of the Hotel, it's so cool in the eyes, just the way i like it.. i wish i could go and try that place :)

At November 27, 2012 at 2:46 PM , Blogger lencilicious said...

Oh I remember my trip in Paris. Though we also have a good location, the room is not big enough. Literally no space for luggage.

Regarding the room you had during your stay, I think that is only good for couple or single occupancy.

At November 27, 2012 at 7:28 PM , Anonymous mhie @ Travelentz said...

Location is one of the reason we consider in choosing our hotel during our vacation. Aside from that the reviews of the traveler is one of the impact why we want to stay in a certain hotel.Thanks for the review though I never been there.

At November 28, 2012 at 12:13 AM , Blogger Chubskulit Rose said...

Looks really cozy! Wish I could visit Paris someday hehehe.

At November 28, 2012 at 3:22 AM , Anonymous Lainy said...

It looks coZy but yes, comfort must be a priority after a long tiring day of touring around the place. Two thumbs up for a good review, Sis.

At November 28, 2012 at 5:52 AM , Blogger Nova Hedges said...

this is very easy, at least through your reviews gives us so many things to check whenever we encounter to be in a specific places

At November 28, 2012 at 6:09 AM , Anonymous Jennie said...

Oh I wouldn't mind staying in a tiny room if I could just step in Paris! Right smack Eiffel tower, at that! :)

At November 28, 2012 at 6:58 AM , Anonymous Alley said...

nice and cozy place! thanks for the review... :)

At November 28, 2012 at 10:30 AM , Anonymous My Daily Mumbles said...

Oh well importantly all spots are reachable you don't have to pay bunches just to get to your destination and I guess the hotels that have 5 stars are very expensive. But yeah you are right this is best for packers or couples who have no kids.

At November 28, 2012 at 10:38 AM , Blogger papaleng said...

Sounds a nice room to spend the night. also, since you mentioned the staff speak in English then I am comfortable with that. I know, only a few percent of France population speaks English.

At November 28, 2012 at 12:24 PM , Blogger Engkantandang Malikot said...

Wow! That's cool. A hotel that is accessible to some major attractions in Paris. Too cool, indeed!

At November 28, 2012 at 6:54 PM , Anonymous emzkie said...

sounds like a good place to stay in Paris. i like the color of the bed, so sweet. =)

At November 28, 2012 at 8:29 PM , Anonymous Cheerful said...

thanks for sharing your experience about that hotel. sad that its too small for your family, lucky everything fits in the end. but what great is the location is superb, if we go other places...location is one thing we always consider. hubby used to live in paris for months and we hope we can visit city of lights someday, its one of my dream places to see! :)

At November 28, 2012 at 10:39 PM , Anonymous gracia said...

It is really a relief when you get to talk to hotel staff from a foreign country who can speak english, it makes life a bit easier and less exhausting...nice!

At November 29, 2012 at 6:31 AM , Blogger mtrguanlao said...

It's sad that they only provided a folding bed for the 3rd person,I would be disappointed too if that will be the case of stay. Yeah,you are right,the hotel is good for couples only.

At November 29, 2012 at 12:06 PM , Anonymous Algene said...

Wow! Hotel in the heart of Paris! Wish I could get a chance to visit this wonderful establishment someday. It has always been my dream to go to Paris.

At December 1, 2012 at 5:39 AM , Blogger Shengkay Apuhin said...

perfect for honeymooner i guess :P
..but its okey..as you've said the place is near the attraction..

At January 3, 2013 at 6:08 PM , Blogger Chubskulit Rose said...

Very luxurious! Following you here sis Ria. You may follow me back at http://www.cottrillseyeview.com or http://www.pets-critters-and-more.com

At January 4, 2013 at 1:20 PM , Blogger Ria Cervantes said...

Thanks for the comments everyone. I still recommend this quaint accommodation to singles or couples only. It's still a nice place to stay considering the location and the price.


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