Grand Hotel de l’Opéra
This is arguably Toulouse’s most famous hotel, located in a former 17th-century convent in the city’s most central square, la Capitole. The five-star abode offers luxurious rooms and suites decorated with thick carpets and marble sinks. The service is excellent and the location is perfect for visitors wishing to explore the city center. They offer hammam and sauna sessions as well as massages. The glass-roofed restaurant overlooking a courtyard serves quality food, and you can also stop at the Italian-style bar with its blue-velvet armchairs for a drink. The only drawback is that it can get noisy, especially in the rooms facing the square.
Address and telephone number: 1, Place du Capitole, Toulouse, France, +33 561 21 82 66
This hotel is situated in a quiet side street between the main station and the Place Wilson. The hotel has an intimate atmosphere, containing only 12 rooms, and the staff know how to make you feel at home. The building dates to the beginning of the 20th century, but the rooms are spacious and were entirely renovated in 2013. Therefore, they are equipped to meet all modern comforts and demands. They offer two breakfast menus, one cheap menu consisting of a hot drink and a pastry, and a second more complete menu.
Address and telephone number: 3 Rue Héliot, Toulouse, France, +33 534 41 39 41
Le Grand Balcon
This is another hotel located right next to the Capitole square. The hotel once welcomed Antoine de St Exupéry, the author of The Little Prince, after whom a suite has been named. This suite has been preserved in the style of the 1930s, with an original toilet hidden behind a screen as was the custom at that time. The rest of the hotel features an elegantly minimalist design. Again, the main drawback is that Toulouse’s center can get noisy, especially at weekends, so it’s best to keep the windows closed.
Address and telephone number: 8-10 Rue Romiguières, Toulouse, France, +33 534 25 44 09
This little 14-bedroom hotel located in the old city district is adjacent to the most ancient house in Toulouse, dating back to the 14th century. The Croix Baragnon is decorated in white and blue tones which give it a fresh and original appearance. The hotel has some good views over the red rooftops and a lovely hidden terrace covered with plants where you can go to relax, isolated from the busy city around you. The buffet breakfast is reasonably priced and they use organic and regional products.
Address and telephone number: 17 Rue Croix Baragnon, Toulouse, France, +33 561 52 60 10
Hôtel Royal Wilson
This hotel that sits among the crowded central streets holds a surprise that never ceases to amaze unsuspecting guests. The hotel has a hidden patio with an intricately patterned well and leafy plants, surrounded by vaulted doorways leading off to the different rooms. The place is magical. You can choose rooms with a shower or bath, and they offer rooms adapted to people with reduced mobility. They also provide access to a secured private garage for a fee. All their breakfast products are fresh and come from the Victor Hugo market and a local baker. You can have breakfast in your room for no extra charge.
Address and telephone number: 6 Rue Labeda, Toulouse, France, +33561 12 41 41