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Hotel du Lys

23 rue Serpente, 75006 Paris, France (Luxembourg)
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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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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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13 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
31 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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Naples, Florida
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

We arrived at the hotel after a wonderful week in Alsace. When we arrived the young man behind the desk shuffled through our papers with a quizzical look and pronounced that our reservation was cancelled. I said ‘no I didn’t cancel’ and I confirmed the reservation directly with the hotel via e-mail 3 weeks ago with a reply from the... More

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

We very think your commentary is not appropriate. For the day you come, the hôtel was full and for keeping a room for you we must refuse many reservations requests. In your very long commentary you never speak about what would happened if you couldn't come. In this case as your credit card will be rejected and we lose money... More

Uppsala, Sweden
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Situated in the lively part of the Quartier Latin it still is a haven of tranquility. The old spiral stair case can be difficult for people unable to move freely but if you are fit it is quite okay ...

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

This is my third stay at Hotel du Lys over many years, and it keeps getting better. Its location is superb, within easy walking distance of most of the great sites in Paris, the Metro and the RER. Yes, the room is small, but it and the bathroom were both very clean. And it was quiet enough for someone who... More

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Maybe I'm being too picky, but: GREAT location. Great historic building, with good vibes, but my room (typical French hotel room) was rather small, with 3 single beds, but very little room to move around. When you have 3 adults in 1 room, it made it quite cramped. Since I don't spend much time in a hotel room, it was... More

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Seattle, Washington
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10 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

We had the pleasure of staying in the room on the very top floor. Just a forewarning to anyone that doesn't like climbing stairs -- you have to climb about 96 to get to the top! But who's counting? I don't mind the stairs but I can see where this could hinder others from enjoying this hotel. Staff is very... More

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13 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Stayed a week - 2 good sized rooms - free wifi good - helpful staff - ok breakfast -location excellent with underground and RER to airport close by. Stairs an issue for elderly - pack light!! Staff will assist to move cases. Great value for Paris

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

After reading some reviews concerning the stairs, we (75 & 80 years old couple) sent an e-mail asking for the room at the lowest possible floor. The answer came promptly with assurance. The room is adequate, a little bit tired, but clean and the bathroom is modernized. Unfortunately for me, I didn't ask specifically for the shower, so since their... More

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Also Known As:
Du Lys Hotel
Du Lys Paris
Address: 23 rue Serpente, 75006 Paris, France
Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Luxembourg
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Ranked #1,110 of 1,793 hotels in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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