There was friendly English speaking staff at the front desk and in the breakfast room. Most of the guests we saw in the child friendly hotel seemed to be traveling on business. We also appreciated that there was a restaurant, a small fitness room and spa treatment rooms in the hotel.
Our upper floor junior suite was tastefully decorated and comfortable. There was complimentary internet access in our room and a DVD player. We also liked that from the balconies of our junior suite we could see the tip of the Eiffel Tower. Hotel de la Tremoille will be on our short list of hotels in that area and one we will recommend to colleagues and friends traveling to the City of Lights for business or pleasure.
Class Of Accommodation Four stars
Concierge Jean-Luc Cannone
Connectivity Our suite offered complimentary high-speed DSL internet access via cable or WiFi.
General Manager Daniel David
Handicapped Access According to a hotel representative, there was wheelchair access in the hotel and three rooms met handicapped requirements as defined by French law.
Length Of Last Stay Two nights
Location In the heart of one of the most desirable neighborhoods of Paris, the Eight Arrondissement
Owned-Managed MBI International
Pets Allowed The hotel welcomed small and friendly dogs for a supplement of 50 euros per night.
Size The six-story hotel had 93 rooms and employed 95 staff.
Year Opened-Renovated Originally established in 1883; reopened in June 2002 following a 24 million euro renovation.
Decorative accents included classic high ceilings, mouldings on the walls, and wood walls painted eggshell to match the other walls. Behind the double curtains in the living and sleeping areas and in the bathroom there was a narrow balcony overseeing the street adjacent to the building accessible in each of the three areas of the room through double wood and glass doors. In spite of the bitter winter cold we peaked out several times to enjoy the partial view of the Eiffel Tower.
From the living area a handful of creaky wood stairs led to a sleeping area. To the right of the staircase there was a comfortable beige cushioned lounge chair. Across from the chair there was a flat screen Phillips television atop a round wood table.To the left there were twin beds (they could be set up as a single larger bed by housekeeping staff) resting against a medium green cloth headboard and framed by identical wood round tables. On the walls there was red and gold patterned wall paper framed by red decorative curtain fragments. Twin wood doors painted beige opened on to a closet with an electronic safe and a fluorescent light with a motion sensor.
There were small lamps on night tables and a telephone on the night table on the right. The room also had dimmer lights. On the walls there were glass framed black and white drawings. Although there was a thermostat on the wall we had trouble maintaining an even temperature in the three areas of the room. The entrance area was the warmest, the sleeping area less so and the bathroom was the coolest of the three rooms, especially the shower and water closet which were adjacent to the balcony door. When the room temperature was too high in the living area, our favorite place to relax, we opened the balcony door slightly. There were individual duvets on the beds as well as a single large feather pillow on each bed. There was a charcoal gray throw blanket on the bed. Although it was mostly quiet in our junior suite we could hear street sounds and traffic noises even with the balcony doors closed; and we could also hear hallway conversations and sounds with the room door closed.
Facilities On the ground floor there was a restaurant and bar; in the basement, there were spa treatment rooms and a fitness center.
Fitness Center There was a work out room with mirrored walls, about 200 square feet in size, in the basement. It housed LifeFitness equipment, a treadmill and stairclimber, a recumbent bicycle and small free weights. There was also a sauna and a shower with wall jets, as well as ladies and gentlemen changing rooms.
Spa There were two treatment rooms and a jet-shower room in a designated spa area adjacent to the fitness center.
Other The hotel was affiliated with Preferred Hotels and Resorts and Hotels and Préference.
Date Of Last Visit 2003 December 2010
Reviewers Article by Elena del Valle
Photos by Gary Cox
Service There was twice daily room service. On our first night, the room service at turn down included a box with four macaron pastries from well known La Duree pastry shop. The staff we spoke with in the room during turn down service, at reception and in the dining room at breakfast were pleasant and helpful.
Would You Stay Again? Yes
- 14, rue de La Tremoille
- 75008 Paris, France
- +33 (0)1 56 52 14 00
- +33 (0)1 40 70 01 08