Hotel Les Tournelles - Paris 3 star hotel
Close to popular tourist attractions and museums in Paris, this small 3 Star hotel has 24 en suite rooms with complementary toiletries, and located within a 17th century historical building, it has a concierge service, honesty bar, lounge with international newspapers and library, a vaulted cellar breakfast room, plus much more for a comfortable stay.
About Hotel Les Tournelles
Situated within the 3rd Arrondissement within easy walking distance of popular tourist attractions in Paris such as the Place de la Bastille and the Musee Cognacq-Jay, this hotel is often just referred to as Les Tournelles.
Within an historical building that dates back to the 1600s, it takes its name from an even older residence that was once located at the Place des Vosges, which was there in the 15th century and was a palace called the Palais des Tournelles that was home to the 1st Duke of Bedford, who was at the time the Regent of France.
Even though the Hotel Les Tournelles has been renovated to provide amenities such as air conditioning, heating and soundproofing along with a more modern, contemporary and chic feel, it has still not lost all of its character and historical past, which can still be seen in various areas, including the vaulted former wine cellar, that has now been turned into the lovely breakfast room.
Services and Facilities at Hotel Les Tournelles
The Hotel Les Tournelles has a 24 hour reception with multilingual staff who speak several European languages including English, Spanish, etc, plus they offer a concierge service for arranging airport transfers, making reservations at numerous restaurants in Paris, booking tickets for shows, tours, museums and much more.
There are also fax and photocopying services offered along with document printing, laundry and dry cleaning, ironing and babysitting, luggage storage and a currency exchange, plus there is even an iPad available along with adapters for Smartphones etc, which is more like the facilities you would find in a 4 Star hotel in Paris.
In addition, whether it be after a meeting or a day of sightseeing you can enjoy relaxing in the hotel lounge with its sofas and armchairs, plus there is a Nespresso machine for coffee along with a bar, called an honesty bar, which is where you can help yourself to a drink at any time of day or night, yet declare this prior to check-out.
The cosy and chic lounge of the Hotel Les Tournelles also has an extensive library, along with International newspapers available so you can keep up to date with news within your own country, not forgetting that there is free WiFi throughout the entire hotel.
There is a breakfast room situated within a traditional vaulted wine cellar where you will be welcomed for a Continental style buffet breakfast including an assortment of fresh breads and pastries from a local baker with accompaniments, etc.
Rooms at Hotel Les Tournelles
There are a total of 24 rooms at the Hotel Les Tournelles, which are available as singles, doubles and twins, all with soundproofing, double glazing, air conditioning and heating depending upon requirements, which also come with quality bedding by Epeda.
Within the rooms you will find an en suite bathroom with a hairdryer and complementary toiletries along with a desk, welcome bottle of water, flat screen HD TV with Satellite channels, direct dial telephone and wakeup call service plus free WiFi, along with a baby cot being available upon prior request.
Access to Hotel Les Tournelles
Situated within the 3rd Arrondissement, when it comes to getting to Les Tournelles via public transport in Paris, you will find that the nearest Metro stations are either the Saint Paul stop to the South West serving line 1 or in an easterly direction you have the Breguet - Sabin stop serving line 5.
However, a little further and you have the Bastille stop serving lines 1, 5 and 8, whereas if you are thinking of travelling via train, then still within reach but quite a distance away you have the Saint-Michel - Notre Dame stop serving the RER Lines B and C along with the Metro line 4, which is on the opposite bank of the River Seine in a south westerly direction.
Alternatively you have the Gare de Lyon train station with the famous Train Bleu restaurant located in a south, south easterly direction, which serves the Transilien, TER and TGV trains, plus the RER A and D lines, not forgetting this is also a Metro station for lines 1 and 14.
In addition to these options, you have the buses, and the Paris bus lines 29 and 96 will get you closest to Les Tournelles, however, also in walking distance are the bus lines 69, 76, 86, 87 and 91 along with the Noctilien Night Bus Service via lines N01, N02, N11 and N16, which is a service that runs during the early hours when other transport has stopped.