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Hotel Au Royal Cardinal

#1,130 of 1,793 Hotels in Paris
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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Istanbul, Turkey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The location is of the hotel is excellent in terms of proximity to metro and sights. But the hotel itself is awful for the price we paid. Smelly and very small bathroom. Room smelly and not clean. There is no air conditioning so we had to keep the windows open but there is very LOUD street noise from dusk till... More 

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Genoa, Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've booked a room for a weekend on this hotel via Internet. 2 night for 2 people 290€! I was aware of the fact that a lot of hotels in Paris are expensive and not nice but looking through the media I thought that this hotel could be okay. As I am gonna told you below I was totally wrong:... More 

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Port Douglas, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hello there! WE have been just back home from our 6 weeks holiday in Europe. We love Paris! We have been very pleasantly surprised with level of services that Fabio and his housekeeping team provide to the guests. WE understand that the building is older but it was clean and comfortable enough, and yes, you are in heart of Paris!!!... More 

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long beach ca.
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Terse staff except for younger girl at desk and housekeeping. LOUD LOUD LOUD.... not hotels fault though HORRIBLE bar owner across street using leaf blower at 3:00AM to gather cigarette butts his loudmouth dirtbag patrons throw in street instead of his providing smoking post or ashtray! completely ridiculous! That and the fact that Paris is allowing modification on exhaust of... More 

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Have just returned from a three night short break in Paris with my two daughters, staying at the Hotel Au Royal Cardinal. Although the hotel could do with a bit of refurbishing and updating it is reasonably priced, clean and comfortable, and also quite charming in its own way. It is on a busy main road but that didn't bother... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

So.. The hotel itself has undergone better years.. Its old and it shows.. But in some way its also beautiful, and everything clean and working! And the personal was awesome!! Even tough me and my family had some problems, the guy at the counter (Fabio) always friendly helped us, and he reccomended us a lot of nice things to do.... More 

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New Durham, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Upon arrival in Paris we were taken by it's beauty but also daunted by the size of such a large city. We arrived at our hotel and were greeted at the desk by Fabio who immediately made us feel welcomed and at ease. I am so grateful that Fabio was so kind to us as we began our wonderful experience... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

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 March 31, 2015

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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