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Hotel du Lys

#1,209 of 1,809 Hotels in Paris
23 rue Serpente, 75006 Paris, France
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Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

We recently stayed at Hotel du Lys while on a city break. Hotel was in a superb location in the heart of Paris and right beside the direct train from Charles de Gaulle. Unfortunately the hotel is a bit run down and needs some modernisation. Breakfast is a croissant, bread roll and coffee served on a tray. Simple but tasty.... More 

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The World
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Quaint old building in a great location. Very nice conversion, try to get the ground floor room to avoid the lack of a lift. Breakfast is basic (like all Parisian Hotels) but adequate. Lovely staff very chatty, relaxed and informative.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

After recent horrid stay in another hotel close by we were very happy with this hotel.Hotel is old and charming and room was large clean and comfy. Staff very helpful. Great location near metro and river in wonderful st germaine district.

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Palo Alto, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

The room air conditioner was unusable because it smelled like a poisonous mold was growing inside. Things went downhill fast from there - the clerk told us we could park anywhere on the street since it was Sunday night. Our car was gone at 11 PM, and we had to get to the airport the next morning. The clerk could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

This hotel was perfect for us . We had the apartment on the top floor and we could see Notre dame from the window , it looks awesome as the sun sets and the light changes . My husband and I and 3 of our children fitted in the apartment and my teenage son had his own room 1 floor... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

I loved everything about this hotel except the 77 steps I had to climb to get to our forth floor room! The room itself was too small for four people but the bathroom was a comfortable size. We had two in the double bed, one on a mattress on a small frame on the floor, and one in a twin... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

A wonderfully romantic spot in the St Germain of Paris. Easy to get to, and well located on a side street, this was recommended to us by Parisian friends, many years ago. The building is one of the older ones in Paris, but the boutique hotel has charm, and is a great spot for a romantic weekend.

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San Antonio, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

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 July 7, 2015 via mobile

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 June 28, 2015

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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