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Hotel du Lys

#1,066 of 1,792 Hotels in Paris
23 rue Serpente, 75006 Paris, France
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Ranked #1,066 of 1,792 Hotels in Paris
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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San Antonio, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, this hotel is old. The building has been here forever but there are very few modern amenities. There are only two electric outlets and they're both taken by hotel TV and fan. There is no air conditioning and no lifts. We initially had a fifth floor room but anyone over 50 won't enjoy that climb. The only other room... More 

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ESteffen, Propriétaire at Hotel du Lys, responded to this review

Yes the building is old and that is why it is so charming and rich of history . The stairs are a wonderfull very old wood work protected by french administration of culture. Yes the room you had have no aircon but it is the only one. All the others have AC. This room have no aircon because we are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved the hotel , because of nearness to Notre Dame & train station (RER and metro) , cute breakfast (croissant, marmelade, coffe, juice and butter), parisian bohemian look, near to st germain quarter w young artist galleries and athmospheric french restaurant w a lot oy young (also french) people hanging out on the street in the night. My boyfriend... More 

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Umina, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My sister & I had a wonderful stay. We loved that we were so close to the vibrancy of the Latin Quarter with all its historical churches and buildings, cafes & night life . Also that it's an easy walk to the Louvre, Musee D'Orsee, Notre Dame and so close metro & RER stations. Our room was small but comfortable... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We loved the hotel for its gorgeous, fourth floor terrace off our room, friendly staff, the scrumptious Parisian breakfast, and the charm of such a historic inn. Don't book here because it's fancy and perfect and modern. Book because it's one of a kind and beautiful and close to everything the left bank has to offer.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

First up, I love this place. Built over 500 years back, a hotel since around 1900 and still reminds you of that history. Located in the heart of Paris, this is a gooden. Now, reading some reviews and comments would confuse anyone, but let's be real. Yes, the stairs can be a challenge and they are installing a small lift... More 

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Austin, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is a hotel in an old walk up with a lot of character. Everything is very well maintained but small per the age of the building. The stairs, the hallways, the rooms, the bathroom are all petite. If you're a person of 275lb/125Kg or larger forget about it, you won't fit. I'm 3m tall and 250lbs and some sections... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I love this hotel, have stayed here several times with my friends. It's nice restaurants and bars in the area. It is also close to public transport, but it's so nice to walk from the hotel over Ile de la Cite (with Notre Damm) or just explore Saint-Germain-des-Pres, so you might not use the metro at all. The hotel is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We were given one of the rooms in the highest floors, so climbing up there with luggage was a very bad starting point. Luckily we were only travelling for a weekend, but if someone is carrying a pair of suitcases, then must not ask for a top floor. The room was small, even it was OK. It was recently renewed,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Recently Stayed here the rooms are very old and out dated and small, there is no lift, we stayed on the 3rd floor and the stairs are abit of a killer I won't lie, the staff are really friendly and helpful, breakfast is continental, the location is fabulous as we walked every where 15min to the louvre museum, 1hr to... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Very poor customer service. Extremely poor. I would not advise anybody to stay there. The only reason I am giving it two stars, is the location. The staff is rude and careless. Cleanliness is poor. Hotel is totally outdated and smells dump. Facilities even worse. Photos on booking.com are very misleading. We had to climb 3 floors of horrible tiny... More 

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