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Hotel Au Royal Cardinal

#1,119 of 1,794 Hotels in Paris
2.0 of 5
1, rue des Ecoles | 05 Arr., 75005 Paris, France
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good place for sighseeing. Fabio on the reception, always give you the good idea for the daily trip. The breakfast opportunity is miising, but you have many many possibilities on street. I recommend it for long weekend with the family in Paris.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location in Latin quarter is wonderful. We loved the pub across the street and we were not bothered by noise. Rooms are sparse but clean. Front desk did try to sell us on river boat trip. We bought it. It was fun and fairly cheap. Go there for the location. The tub/shower combo would be a challenge for folks... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

spent a very comfortable night in this two star latin quarter hotel. clean room, friendly staff. slightly worn decor but loved the painted walls in the public areas and the spiral stairs had great charm - not at all dangerous as one reviewer suggests. i always take earplugs when travelling so wasn't bothered by any noise. on a cold february... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Had a very dispppointing stay at this less than comfortable hotel. Receptionist very rude and ignored us for the first few minutes while he ate something. Very hard sell for trips in paris and no interest in what we wanted to do. Room was tired looking and 3 floors up a dangerous staircase although there is a lift it was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The Location is excellent, but it is probably the only good thing of the hotel. Our room on the 6th floor was not warm enough (the radiator was nearly cold all the time), the bathroom was just FREEZING, with no radiator at all!! Sometimes, probably peak times, not enough hot water available. Shower not comfortable at all: it was like... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

the wall in the rooms,are so fine,than you hear any conversation.we could not sleep only one of the seven night,we slept fine.people at this hotel use it as a meeting rooms,and it is impossible to sleep.we stay in octuber.and we did not need air condiccioner,but there is none. the person at reception try his almost,to sel us a trip by... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We were very satisfied with the hotel. We made reservation true Booking. The price was good for the excellent location. At the reception worked mr. Faggo and he advised as what to do next two days we spent in Paris. He was very friendly and helpful. I advise the hotel Au Royal Cardinal if you travel to Paris.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I booked this B&B hotel on line and was not disappointed. The rooms are very clean. The staff wonderful and able to accommodate pretty well any language. Breakfast was always delicious and served with a smile. I have already rebooked for this April 2015 to continue my discovery of Paris on foot. There are two metro stations within a two... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The hotel overall is great. The rooms are quite basic, and the wifi only worked in the lobby, but the location makes up for it. Hotel staff are friendly and helpful. Notre Dame is 10 minutes walk away, easy to find as once you find the river it is visible. We also walked to Le Louvre easily in 35 minutes,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

A friend and I stayed here for two nights and we had a great stay. The location and the price was why we chose it, but the good service affirmed our decision. The room was clean and comfortable enough for two. The bathroom was nice, but the swinging shower door was a lot shorter than the length of the tub.... More 

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Quartier Latin
The Latin Quarter bursts with intellectual life, architectural splendor and ongoing merriment. The small streets are filled with classical buildings, student bars and lively eateries while the squares are dominated by historic monuments. The area is defined by the 800-year-old Sorbonne University, where Latin once prevailed, and is famous for the Pantheon which celebrates the great men and women of France. During the day students rush from classes to the library and intellectuals people watch from the terraced cafés. As night time falls the surrounding establishments fill up and the merriment really begins. The liveliest parts are around Rue Mouffetard, lined with crêperies and international street food eateries, and Place de la Contrescarpe characterised by terraced brasseries, this neighborhood provides real nourishment for the mind, belly, and soul.

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