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Hotel du Lys

23 rue Serpente, 75006 Paris, France (Luxembourg)
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Ranked #1,091 of 1,794 hotels in Paris
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Convenient location & accessible to subway, supermarkets and sightseeing points. We were a bit clumsy carrying large luggages by staircases on 4th floors for 3 girls. Room was clean and cosy old European style. Noted it was a historic building and appreciate their efforts to restore the old building in good shape. Lovely breakfast in a tiny cosy room.

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Portland, Maine
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I first went to Hotel du Lys thirty years ago with my husband and 16 yr old daughter. We stayed there twice that year for several days and found it to our liking. It's an old historic building and perhaps it is not for everyone: no elevator, no "glitz". But it was just right for us then and great for... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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31 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The hotel is well located but I think that is the best it can offer. The room was clean but a bit weary rather than romantic. Also my room was quite small. On the other hand, as it was clean and I also liked the small breakfast I would stay there again.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A friend and I had a twin room on the 3rd floor. The building dates back to the 1600's and is lovely. Our room was spacious and clean with everything we needed. The en suite was small but perfectly adequate. We left the window open at night and found the small street to be quite quiet. The continental breakfast was... More

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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Stayed in Hotel du Lys in May 2014. Location is great, 5 walk to Notre Dame, but at the same time located on a very quiet street with almost no traffic.Trains -RER from the airopt and to versales are 5 minutes away. Situated in Latin quarter with lots of restaurants. restaurants in Latin quarter are made for tourists and you... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Hotel Du Lys has fantastic ambiance- it is a 1600's building with exposed beams, and all the wear and tear of a dwelling that age gives it a beautiful, ancient feel. Do not take a high room number if you may have difficulty with uneven steps; we were on the 2nd and 3rd floors and it was very difficult to... More

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

Thank you for your commentary.. About urinal, it appends sometimes in a place not close to the hôtel. If people can do yhis means the street is very very quiet. . In all cities in the wold this append in quiet streets. You cant't have all the advantages !!!!! More

Athens, Greece
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

The hotel is on an excellent area. However: 1. there is no elevator and the stairs are very narrow, 2. I had book a room 6 months ago stating that I would come with a small baby and they put me at the 4th floor. As a result I had to carry the baby through the dangerous and narrow stairs.... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Delightful Parisian Hotel with authentic exposed beams and brickwork, timbered ceilings and old oak furniture and wardrobes. 5min walk from Notre-Dame and adjacent to Odeon Metro (direct to Gare du Nord) and St Michel RER (direct to Airport). Friendly staff who have limited English. Perfect French breakfast - lots of coffee, orange juice, croissants and bread. Very clean with modern... More

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Stuttgart, Germany
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17 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

This hotel is ok. The rooms are quaint but with character. We were on the 4th floor - no elevator! There was actually a problem with our reservation and the manager was willing to work with us but the night guy at the front desk was horrible! Totally unwilling to help so we checked out. Too bad because the hotel... More

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31 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

It is an authentic XVIIth century building with nice furniture and decoration. The location is excellent between the 5th district (Quartier Latin) and the 6th (ST Germain) just near Notre Dame and other sights nearby. The staff is really kind, breakfast is a real french breakfast. It is a bit tiring to climb the stairs if your room is on... More

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Address: 23 rue Serpente, 75006 Paris, France
Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Luxembourg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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In a 17th century old mansion situated in a very quiet street, Hotel du Lys is one of the best offers in Paris for its location, services and reasonable prices. It is located on the left bank, in a stone’s throw from the Seine river, and in walking distance of Notre-Dame, the Louvre, the Sorbonne, the Luxembourg 's garden, Saint Germain des Prés, Beaubourg, Saint Louis island, Invalides, Sainte Chapelle and the Musee d’Orsay ... more   less 
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