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“Great Stay” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Relais Saint-Germain
9, Carrefour de l'Odeon, 75006 Paris, France   |  
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This was our second visit to the Hotel Relais St. Germain, and we enjoyed six days on this occasion.
What a joy ! We had a lovely room with a small sitting room, and by Paris standards a very functional bathroom.
The location is excellent, right in the heart of St. Germain, just off the Boulevard St. Germain.
The staff is minimal but very helpful. Marie who is at the front desk, early in the morning till late is one of the hotels best assets, full of local knowledge, and with great recommendations for restaurants. . A big plus is the preferential seating at the attached highly sought after Restaurant " Le Comptoir". Every morning you have a cheerful breakfast in the restaurant. Another advantage is free internet access, most hotels in Europe now charge for this service. Then on our final morning Marie escorted us to our taxi with a friendly Au Revoir. We highly recommend this gracious hotel.

Room Tip: WE were on the 2nd floor and have no complaints.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We just returned from a six night stay at the Hotel Relais Saint-Germain. What a wonderful hotel! We were in one of the tower rooms, which was large and very comfortable. We loved being in that part of the hotel...it was like having our own private apartment in one of the best parts of Paris. The bathroom was spacious; the bed very comfortable; breakfast was included and excellent. The staff was always very helpful; one morning, our concierge even walked us to the bus stop so we wouldn't get lost! I really can't imagine one could find a better hotel, in terms of value and location, in Paris.

Room Tip: Our tower room (40) was fantastic, but do let management know if you have mobility issues. These ro...
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Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Stayed there in March of 2013 (I'm writing this over a year since I was there) for a week. It's a small hotel with a delicious cafe connected (at breakfast there EVERY DAY!). Staff was nothing short of superb... especially Marie, who was able to locate great tickets and make reservations at the last minute, and make fantastic recommendations for "things to do" (and she's an absolute sweetheart to boot!).

Room Tip: It appeared to me that they were ALL good. Very small elevator and stairwell, so if that's an is...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This was our second visit to Le Relais St. Germain, and our experience was every bit as good as it had been during our first visit four years ago. The staff members try to connect with all their visitors, so after a couple of days (we stayed for four), they will remember preferences and ask about your travels. They can handle English and French that has suffered from many years of disuse. It's nice to be in a place where, if your French is rusty, there is not an immediate switch to English.

Of course a major benefit to staying at Le Relais Saint Germain is the preferred guest access to Le Comptoir, the wonderful paired bistro, whose popularity is underlined by the ever present lines of folks who are not hotel guests waiting for access. Breakfast at Le Comptoir was simple (croissant, cheese, ham, coffee, juice, fruit, and egg) but excellent. We never took advantage of the in-room service because we enjoyed the morning atmosphere at the restaurant.

Our room faced the street (Carrefour de l'Odeon), and although there was a lot of activity until 11:30 or so, it was quiet thereafter until a couple of hours after dawn. The neighborhood is a wonderful slice of Paris.

Room Tip: Overlook Carrefour de l'Odeon. The street noise diminishes in the late evening, and the view is...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We just returned from 4 nights in this fabulous hotel right in the heart of the St. Germain area and close to the Metro. Our room while not huge was large enough, well appointed and had a magnificent view of the street action. We arrived on "music day" and were treated to a concert just outside our window. The hotel staff were all very helpful and nothing was too much trouble. We enjoyed our morning breakfast in the restaurant downstairs (Le Comptoir which is part of the hotel) watching the locals head off to work. The location is close to some of the major attractions and there is an abundance of beautiful restaurants and bars to choose from each night. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Get a room with a view of the street - on the 3rd floor or higher.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Second time at Le Relais St. Germain, and it is as good as ever. The owners and staff could not be nicer, or more professional. Although I speak French, my wife and friends who stayed there did not, and that was no issue at all. Spectacular breakfasts brought up to the room every morning, and dinner at Le Comptoir is a must if you stay at the hotel. (Otherwise reserve a table 3-4 months in advance.) One small tick at Le Comptoir at one of our dinners was a poultry course with the birds arriving still on the raw side. The problem was immediately resolved and at the end we were presented with a second, and most magnificent dessert, melon balls in a citrus ginger broth. I cannot recommend this hotel any higher, as everything was superb.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We just returned from Paris and a 6 night stay at the hotel RSG. What a treat. We booked this hotel after doing research with the primary goal as location: proximity to St Germaine neighborhood and the metro as a direct line to Roland Garros since we were headed to the French Open. What a surprise that it lived up to all the positive reviews in terms of service, charm and dining! I didn't really focus on the restaurant but when I saw all the people queued up to dine at Le Comptoir du Relais, it dawned on me what an opportunity we had to obtain a coveted dinner reservation by being a guest of the hotel. It did not disappoint.
Also, the staff here is minimal. The front desk person is your go to for everything. Sometimes they are quite busy so it requires a little patience. Everyone there is willing to go the extra mile to help you, in particular Marie. We enjoyed seeing her in the morning with a big smile and bon jour and ready to assist us with our plans for the day. If you manage your expectation to a boutique hotel you will not be disappointed here. It's a charming experience that will make you want to go back again and again.

Room Tip: We loved being in the tower - felt like our own flat. Jorge Amado #50. Get your legs in shape by w...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 9, Carrefour de l'Odeon, 75006 Paris, France
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Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#14 Romantic Hotel in Paris
#25 Family Hotel in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 22
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