Hôtel des Beaux Arts4.0 out of 5.0
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This hotel seems to have it all: a superb location, next to the famous 'Pont Neuf' in one of the most beautiful areas of downtown Toulouse, the rooms are cosy and all look out over the banks of the huge Garonne river, the arty decoration of the hotel has some character, the employees are charming professionals trying to help in any possible way, the breakfast is good and the price of my room was reasonable. So I was looking forward to my three days in Toulouse -- until I went to bed. My mattress was awful; it seemed like sleeping on a thin saggy sponge directly the floor. Next day I had backache and told it the receptionist, who "will pass the information on", assuring me that "we are replacing them little by little". I would have allocated five stars to this hotel, if they had not given me a room, where the mattress wasn't yet replaced. That is a serious professional mistake, mattresses are very important in a hotel, therefor I downgrade to three stars. My advice: ask specifically for a good mattress, when you book, so you get a room where it “has already been changed” and will fully enjoy the place and the beautiful town.
This establishment is a small hotel taking its name from the adjacent School of Fine Arts in close proximity to most of the attractions of this interesting city. We stayed for three nights and all our contacts with the helpful staff were most pleasant. We arrived by car after dark and there was no problem stopping for a few minutes to unload before parking a few blocks away. The décor of the public areas is quirky and up to date. The breakfast room is in the basement and although small it was never crowded and had a good selection of items. The small elevator was big enough for two people and medium size luggage. The room was very small but with a beautiful view of the Garonne and Pont Neuf. Double paned windows isolated any external noise. There was an unpleasant sewer odor emanating from the bathroom pipes and I had to block the sink with wet toilet paper to prevent it from wafting into the bedroom. I wished I had checked this earlier in our stay to ask for another room. Overall I would recommend this hotel.
The hotel is well located, close to the main attractions of the town, and the view is wonderful (over the river). Very helpful staff, cozy and original room, good breakfast. Original design. I strongly recommend this hotel.
We stayed in the hotel for one night during a short winter tour in Southern France. Overall a relatively good experience, the room was clean and main advantage is the fact that is close to the main touristic attractions (restaurants, Place du Capitol, Place St Georges, Musee des Augustins), so very convenient from this point of view. However, difficult to find a parking spot in the area, we paid 26 EUR per night in an underground parking nearby. The problem was rather the comfort of the room: while we took indeed the basic room, it was smaller than what one would expect from a 4-star hotel (my guess: max 10-12m2), the heating system quite noisy and too close to the bed, and there was also some noise in the morning (not sure if it came from the river or from the street). Therefore, I was not convinced by the price-quality ratio. Maybe with a larger room, on a higher floor during the summer, the experience would have been better, as the windows are oriented towards the river and the view seems nice.
Nice location. Classy yet traditional interior. Excellent service. Good menu and wine choice. If you don't want to eat, then enjoy a drink on the terrace and enjoy the view of the water. I have been there for lunch, for dinner and just for a drink and it was very good all round on each occasion. I have never stayed at the hotel overnight so can't comment on that but I have had good feedback from people I know who have used the hotel.
Nicely decorated hotel in the center of Toulouse, just in front of Pont Neuf. Rooms are nicely decorated and quiet. Breakfast is good, varied and abundant. Price honest for the city average. Worth a try if you are looking for something nice and good at walking distance from many city attractions and public transport
Quirky little hotel with rooms overlooking the river, with a few plane trees for shade. It is attached to the college of "Beaux Arts", part of the University of Toulouse, hence the name! The staff are lovely. All rooms (17 of them) are apparently decorated differently. We stayed in 35, which is a short ride up the (typically) small elevator that has somehow been squeezed into the old building. Room was small, but clean. Well equipped bathroom BUT, the shower head is hand held with nowhere to hang it :-(. The double bed was fine and comfortable, but might be a bit tight for the taller folk. A flat screen TV with FTA channels, a mini-bar and coffee machine (but you might need to ask for more milk). There was an air-conditioner in the room (one of the quietest I've come across in a hotel), and double glazed windows with a further inner set of windows (there is some traffic noise from the junction between the river bank and bridge). We didn't try the breakfast as there were plenty of local cafes offering reasonable "formules petits-dejeuners" close by (€6 on the main square!) We found most of the attractions were within walking distance (and I wouldn't recommend trying to drive any but the main roads). Lots of little back streets with bijou shops, bars and restaurants with some of the grander on the main square.
However, we were v disappointed with the size of the superior room-with-river-view which we paid extra for. We hardly had space to walk around the bed and space was v limited. View v nice though. Spotlessly clean and bed most comfortable. Didn't try breakfast as found a great little coffee shop just around the corner
Hotel is a nightmare to find by car even with Tom Tom ( an hour going around in circles ) and you cannot park near even to unload in peace . My Anger and frustration totally neutralised by the wonderful receptionist who managed to calm me down. From then on it was a joy to stay there. Car parking is in the underground car park closest is 500metres away don't even think of carrying your cases from there and costs a fortune . There are a lot of good and good value restaurants in Toulouse and the Brassierie attached though not part of the Hotel isn't one of them. Ask at the reception where to eat !!!
Hotel is very cool, and the location could not be better really, right on pont neuf (hence the address), very close to boat rides and handy for various bars and restaurants in a stylish part of town. The hotel gave us good food recommendations. The room was well decorated and had excellent air conditioning, which helped as the weather was hot. We only really had some small issues. Wi-Fi was completely broken. Room was tiny but we appreciated this is because of the type of building etc. The lift did not start at the ground floor and only went to the floor below ours! Bit of a struggle up the narrow stairs with large suitcases. Some staff could not speak english, which whilst this is not essential did make it a little difficult to query the bill at checkout time! Finally the shower did not have a holder so you had to hold it in your hand... no big problems really.
Hôtel des Beaux Arts places you within a 10-minute stroll of popular attractions such as Museum of the Augustins and Place du Capitole. This 17-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a bar/lounge, free in-room WiFi, and free newspapers in the lobby. Located centrally in Toulouse, it's also close to Basilique Saint-Sernin and Cite de l'Espace.
For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 11 AM. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.
Hôtel des Beaux Arts's 17 rooms are air-conditioned and provide minibars, free newspapers, and safes. Guests can expect to find free WiFi. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Phones and desks are also standard.
Guests staying at Hôtel des Beaux Arts enjoy free WiFi in public areas, free newspapers, and a TV in a common area. Limited parking is available. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables.
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74% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 217 reviews