Hotel Arioso4.0 out of 5.0
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Charming, comfortable, cozy hotel. It was clean and the front desk was friendly. They were happy to help with getting items we needed and calling taxis. The a/c didn't work very well, but thankfully the window opened wide to make sleeping more comfortable. Though the bed was two twins together, it was comfortable. Room is fairly small, but clean and worked fine for the week. The only drawback was that we did not have a balcony as I thought we would and hotel was fully booked, so switching rooms was not an option. Highly recommend requesting a room on the back side of hotel as it's quieter for sleeping. Hotel location was very accessible and simple to get to must see places, metro, restaurants, etc. Very happy with our stay and we'd stay here again.
I have never written a hotel review in my life, but as I was so disturbed with what what happened, I felt obliged to share my experience: I arrived... I thought I had a room with a double bed--- it was a single bed-- the man at the desk very kindly said he would see what he could do.... said he found me a room with a double bed... I say thank you and that I am very appreciative etc...I got to the room-- the "double bed" was two single beds put together-- which meant you could really only sleep on one part of it a la a single bed, as the separate beds were of such differing feeling and with the thinnest most paper like sheet over them-- not even a mattress cover--- the bedding really leaves something to be desired, especially for a fake double bed....so that was really not a great start. Also the window barely opened-- because of how small the room was and there being an immovable desk in front of it.. you could only open it a crack, which woudlnt have been so bothersome, but as the ac didnt work v well... it would have been nice to have a breeze. That night was somewhat noisy--- not the hotels fault-- inconsiderate guests talking very loudly in halls very very late... The next day-- fine whatever--- finally get some toilet paper and a much needed laundry bag. (yes thats right... there was none in my room previously.....) I then return quite late-- around 2:20 am--- I have to bang on the door because the person supposed to working the desk is passed out, shoeless, and literally drooling over the sofa... this is the sofa guests sit on the main room-- it is horribly unbecoming, not to mention rather unhygienic. He finally awakes and still shoeless and with drool over his face stumbles to the desk to let me in. I find this somewhat comical and again would not have said anything or written an online review... but then this happens--- I ask for two wake up calls the following morning.. he says NO. I guffawed... what do you mean no?!?!? He says one wake up call per room-- I am totally appalled and at 2 30 am get into fight with this guy about my wake up call. What hotel refuses wake up calls?!?! ALSO MY HOTEL ROOM HAS NO CLOCK--- SO I DONT THINK ASKING FOR TWO WAKE UP CALLS IS AT ALL UNUSUAL!!!! I tell him I will miss my train and expect 2 calls in the morning--- I obviously have no faith so at 2 30 am spend 20 minutes going through my suitcase to find my travel clock to set my own alarm.... Thank gd I did! The hotel gave me a wake up call that was 15 minutes early and the second wakeup call was 15 minutes late. Whats the point of a wake up call that isn't on time?!?! I then go to check out... this was truly astounding... firstly while I was struggling with my bags.. the maid did nothing to help.. she didnt even hold open the lift for me... while she was standing right there seeing me struggle.... the same goes for when I was leaving... no one lifted a finger to help. Anyhow... I have to pay the city tax... its under 5 euros... I use an amex.. its not working... it seems like its the card terminal but the rude woman receptionist refuses to accept that... I then call the us amex number to get help.... from my us cell phone... the call btw cost more than the city tax.... anyhow... like i suspected the problem is not at all with my card but with the terminal... and she was supposed to call the merchant help line.... I tell her this... she has huge attitude... meanwhile im going to be late for my train... I use other means of payment that charge me a foreign transaction fee so am really annoyed as this whole thing now costs way more than the 5 euros.... I then ask for her name... she replies... "what do you want my name to be" and refuses REFUSES to give me her name.... are you serious? !?!? I ask again... she says... she doesnt have to give me her name... !!!! I ask to speak to the manager... she says there is no manager.... Truly unbelievable. How this place has 4 stars is one of lifes great mysteries. I am horrified how I was treated, especially at the check out, which was humiliating as there were many other guests there.
I loved the location of the hotel. The subway station is a 5 minute walk, but will take you to every attraction you need to see while visiting Paris. The hotel is quaint and cozy, but most importantly it is within walking distance to several eateries.
Although nothing exceptional about this hotel, it is a typical boutique hotel in France. All the rooms facing the street have windows that open, although the view is average. Parking is available for about 40 Euros a day within a 10 minute walk. You'll have to block the bus lane in front if you have a rental and are dropping off luggage. Unless it's a Sunday, I would say skip the breakfast...the are Boulangeries nearby. Rental bike locations (two) are within a block. Enjoyed my stay.
I don't write reviews generally because I tend to want to make the best of things and shrug off the less than perfect items. In this case, I am so frustrated by the hotel and their total inaction. If you stay in room 304 you have a balcony on your room - lovely until you see that this "balcony" is actually accessible by the main corridor as well. It is totally open to everyone in the hotel and it makes your room totally public. (You would have to keep your black-out blinds closed the entire time for any privacy!) When I spoke to reception about this uncomfortable situation the front desk assured me that it was only an emergency exit and no one ever goes on the balcony. Low and behold that was a total lie as I came out of the shower and found a man on the balcony on his mobile. Reception would not switch me to another room or even do something as simple as putting up a sign that says "emergency exit only". I was there 2 nights and there was someone on the balcony 3 times and yet reception insisted that no one ever uses it! When I complained to management absolutely nothing was done. No offer of any compensation or sign of action. Just a cursory sorry. Totally unacceptable for a 4 star hotel. Absolute invasion of privacy and the management's response only made it worse!!!
We were very happy with the Hotel Arioso. It had a B&B feel to it for a Hotel in Paris. The service was great by the entire staff. Has a great location within walking distance of the Louvre and shopping. Notre Dame would probably be a cab ride. With the great location, it is a little bit busy in the area so it is more of on the go type of a location.
A very comfortable (bed) two night stay, pleasing standard of decor, my room was fairly quiet, loction was pretty good close to metro station, bus stops, some shops. Staff polite, freindly. Free Wifi was intermitant, dropping out on and off. Overall, a good experience, nicer surroundings than standard chain hotels with more character and ambience.
I travel to Paris frequently for business and usually stay at other hotels. Due to the French Open my usual hotel was booked so i stayed here. Was pleasantly surprised with the room (nice high ceilings) the upkeep of the hotel (very clean) and the courteousness of the staff. The staff were EXTREMELY discreet which of course i appreciated. had a room on the third floor with a nice balcony. Did not take breakfast as i was busy during the day.
A delightful find, just like staying someone's home. Cosy and comfortable. The week that I stayed Paris was in heatwave mode so it was a delight coming in to an aircon oasis! Rooms are well equipped, but they are on the small size. Great location, would recommend.
In the heart of Paris at a walking distance to Champs Elisées, Grands Magasins and Rue de Saint Honoré, at the 8th District, this tiny hotel is extremely charming. If you like modern and large chain like hotels, this one is not for you. However, if you like the feeling of staying at a friends house, this definitely would be your choice. Rooms are very well decorated (do not expect a large one, but who does in Paris unless you pay literally a fortune!?) some of them with a little terrace I have stayed in one #204). Very charming indeed! I do not think is a family with children hotel, but great if you are on your own or as a couple. Breakfast happens on a small cozy room and if it is true that you will not find a large buffet, you will get a decent continental. Room service is available and decent (outsourced). Staff is extremely nice and helpful, ready to give you a very homy like attention. Over all I really recommend ARIOSO if you go to Paris to explore the city, shopping or just on a business trip.
- Walking distance to Parc Monceau
- Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
- Rooftop terrace
Located in 8th Arrondissement within a short walk of Parc Monceau, Hotel Arioso is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Galeries Lafayette. This 28-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with a bar/lounge, free in-room WiFi, and a rooftop terrace. It's in central Paris and also close to Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower.
For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee each morning from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.
All 28 soundproofed rooms feature minibars, coffee makers, and free newspapers. Guests can expect flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Pillowtop beds grant a restful night's sleep, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and bathrobes. Safes and desks are also standard.
Guests of Hotel Arioso enjoy a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and a business center. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this boutique hotel include a library, express check-in, and free newspapers.
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90% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 313 reviews