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Hotel Esmeralda

4 rue St-Julien-le-Pauvre, 75005 Paris, France (Panthéon)
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Ranked #560 of 1,793 hotels in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife surprised me with a birthday trip to Paris in January - we stayed at the hotel Esmeralda. What a joy. The hotel is beautiful with charm just oozing out of it, the hotel is a little worn, the furniture is a bit shabby chic and the wallpaper going up the old wooden stairs is very loud, but boy... More

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Corfu, Greece
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

This hotel is one of those rare gems. It is located a few metres (or feet) from the Notre-Dame Cathedral, directly accessible from both Paris airports (RER B from Charles De Gaule, RER C for Orly), from the main train stations (Gare Du Nord via RER B) and if you are a walker, you can practically go everywhere. We stayed... More

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Stamsund, Norway
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Lovely, considering you have read the sweedish book "Linnea i målarens trädgård" for your children before arriving. Its the story of a little girl and her neighbor traveling from Sweeden to Paris to visit Monet's garden. They live at this hotel. The book's watercolors are lovely! And so is the tapestry on hotel walls. Memorable. The lovely lady serving hot... More

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Stayed here about a dozen times over the last 15 years, we have tried 4 other hotels and they may be smarter, cleaner, trendier - definitely more expensive - but none is as completely Parisian or atmospheric and in none of them can you be awakened by the peel of bells from Notre Dame on All Saints Day or throw... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Excellent tiny quirky French hotel........you have to be fit though. We started off on the top floor.....87circular steps up.....but moved down to the first floor after one night which was fine. No restaurant, but there are patisseries and restaurants all around. Staff very helpful. Position brilliant. We will be back to Paris and wouldn't consider staying anywhere else. Excellent value... More

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Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania
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84 reviews 84 reviews
4 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

For 110 Euros a night in Paris, the price is certainly right. The location could not be better, directly across from Notre Dame and overlooking a lovely little park right outside your window. RER and Metro just a few steps away. The furnishings are shabby, the rug is worn and the fixtures look a little beat up, but then again,... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Great wallpaper and fantastic location, you are basically part of the same corner block as Shakespeare and Co - invaluable. But it was all a bit smoky and not really clean and bathroom door didn't close and bed was a bit dubious. I won't return.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

We just spent a few nights of our honeymoon in the Esmeralda (having previously spent a holiday there a few years ago). The hotel is beautiful and has buckets of atmosphere. It's also clean and comfortable and the staff are very friendly and helpful. Anyone who complains about this hotel because there is no lift is clearly a moron. The... More

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Neutral Bay, New South Wales, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

i loved!!! this hotel, the staff were very friendly and helpful. the view from my little room was amazing and its so close to everything its crazy. you can grab a bike from just outside the door and ride around paris all day, lots of great food and drink in the area. the rooms are small but very clean. although... More

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Richmond, Virginia
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

We stayed six wonderful nights at the Hotel Esmeralda last month. It completely met our expectations (the great and the not so great). If you are considering a stay, I would recommend that you read all the reviews on Trip Advisor and decide whether it's the place for you. As many have said, it's not for everyone. We arrived early... More

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Also Known As:
Hotel Esmeralda Paris
Esmeralda Hotel Paris
Esmeralda Paris
Esmeralda Hotel
Hotel Esmerelda Paris
Hotel Esmerelda
Address: 4 rue St-Julien-le-Pauvre, 75005 Paris, France
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Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Panthéon , Sorbonne
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#58 Best Value Hotel in Paris
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