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Hotel Esmeralda

4 rue St-Julien-le-Pauvre, 75005 Paris, France
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    5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Wellington, New Zealand
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I imagine Hotel Esmeralda is either the sort of hotel you either love or hate. We loved it - the barely recognisable door way, the spiral staircase, the squeaky, narrow hallways, the black floral wallpaper... really, what's not to like? Across the road from the metro, and directly around the corner from Shakespeare & Co the location is superb, especially... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
10 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This quiet, little hotel is just across the river from Notre Dame and just around the corner from Shakespeare and Company making it an excellent location. The staff here are welcoming and happy to assist. The rooms are on the smaller side but very charming in an offbeat, shabby-chic way. I loved waking up to the bells of Notre Dame... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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68 reviews 68 reviews
17 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Its a great place to be, in the centre of Paris, but the place needs a tuch of makeup. But the recepionist is very nice and the place is very cozy, but no breakfast is a bit sad. But there is a good place for breakfast in the same building, beside Shakespeare. But the view of Notre Dame is lovely,... More 

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Personally I think this hotel is fantastic and I have stayed there everytime I have visited Paris. The people are really friendly, welcoming, facilities are clean, simple, beautiful with ancient charm

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Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I have read the reviews of this hotel and can only wonder why on earth it does not get more terrible reviews. I took my wife there for her birthday last month and when we walked into the room we both nearly burst into tears. The bed had rubber under sheets, the bathroom was dirty the room smelt and I... More 

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Northport, Alabama, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This was a romantic and charming place for a young couple to stay their first time in Paris! We were on a budget, and while we did sacrifice amenities, we didn't sacrifice comfort. Our bed was warm, made daily, bathroom was spacious enough and clean, nothing fancy but definitely enough for our trip. It's really a memorable hotel. The building... More 

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Coatesville, Pennsylvania
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

You will find this budget hotel listed in almost every guide book on Paris. After reading TripAdvisor reviews , we booked rooms four months in advance for this popular hotel. It was everything we expected it to be- almost 90 steps to the fourth floor, small rooms, spotless clean comfortable beds, and a friendly ,helpful front desk. The park next... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

If you are on budget and you want a place just for sleep... having a shower and with easy access to the touristic spots then that's the place to go .....if you want to use the Wi-Fi you have to stay in the reception because there is no signal upstairs were the rooms are.I was frustrated because in their site... More 

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Coral Gables, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I am almost tempted to keep this secret to myself. I stayed at Hotel Esmeralda three nights last week and had a wonderful travel experience. Hotel Esmeralda has a privileged location in the 5th Arrondissement, and across the way from the Cathedral of Notre-Dame. It is also very close walking distance to Boulevard St. Germaine and the Saint-Germain-des-Prés quarter. Metro/RER... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

As far as location goes, Esmeralda is hard to beat! It is very much in the center of Paris, St Michel area, walking distance to 101 attractions. My room was pretty roomy for what I paid, but naturally quite basic in amenities to compensate. Still, I got a clean bed, quiet and a shower, so no complaints. Staff at reception... More 

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