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“Nice hotel in central Paris.” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Lutetia
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   45 Boulevard Raspail | Hotel Closed for 3 year renovation that started April 2014, 75006 Paris, France (Saint-Germain-des-Pres)   |  
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Quin, Ireland
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“Nice hotel in central Paris.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Stayed here the night Ireland won the 6 nations!!

Nice hotel in central location. We did need to change rooms as the first room offered was very smoky and we had reserved a no-smoking room. Other than this, the room was great, location great close to metro and shops. (The rooms are spacious compared to other hotels in paris)

Bar service and breakfast were good.

Room Tip: If you do not smoke - be sure to ask for non-smoking.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

They are going to do a renovation of the Hotel.... but is this a good reason for the bad service?
We had a great room (Junior Suite) - Nr. 211 - which we liked very much.
We also liked the location, rive gauche, nice and a small park on the front.
BUT: lazy service, inefficient Concierge, minibar counting wrong (they wanted to charge us for three Chardonnays - we didn't drink one!), room maids forgot to take away dirty coffee cups, concierge didn't call back for a promised restaurant's reservation..... very unpleasant for a 4stars Hotel!!!!!
They didn't heat the room, we had to ask for it...
Small Room Service Card...

Room Tip: 211 a good Junior Suite, 235 terrible!!!!!!!
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The Lutetia, a land-mark in Paris with a splendid location on the Left Bank is closing for three years of renovation. The management should have done so much earlier. In truth, the rooms are downright shabby. Nevertheless I had a great time. Reception staff were very friendly, housekeeping was attentive, breakfast was lovely, and the hotel's public rooms, all now heritage icons, fun to behold.

But, note to the Concorde group of hotels: you let this one run down so far that you have probably, as a chain, sustained considerable reputational damage, my own positive sentiments notwithstanding. Talk among many other guests suggested considerable puzzlement and disappointment at the degraded state of the guest floors.

Room Tip: Rooms overlook the street are best, indeed they have truly lovely views
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rome, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

The Lutetia, which is a landmark in Paris, will close in April for a few years of much needed remodeling, so this review is more or less irrelevant except for those looking to stay there over the next two months. In fact, the prices are very reasonable until the hotel actually closes it's doors. The Lutetia is a historic landmark in Paris and over the years I have often come to the bar for drinks before dinner in St. Germain, which is close by. However, the rooms are really old and it is a good thing the hotel will be redone. That said, the rooms are perfectly adequate and at the current price point probably a good choice. The bathrooms were remodeled a few years ago so are fairly nice and the beds are very comfortable. The rooms are small and the carpeting is old. The TV, which is a minuscule affair, sits on top of a minibar, which is a free standing small fridge. It was necessary to climb over the desk to get to one half of the closet. However, the Lutetia is very well located - across the street from the Bon Marché and only a 10 minute walk to St. Germain-des-Prés. I would say that if you can get a 5 star for the same price - go for the 5 star hotel. But, while the rooms are a bit worn, they are comfortable enough, and it's a great opportunity to stay at this historic hotel before it closes.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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JLCousty, Directeur général at Hotel Lutetia, responded to this review, March 20, 2014
Dear Bagherailcane,

Thank you very much for choosing the Hotel Lutetia and for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor. We hope to welcome you back very soon,

Best regards,

Jean-Luc Cousty
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Montclair, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

The standard rooms are very small (see local hotels in Tokyo). We paid an extra €50/ night to upgrade to what I consider a normal room. Service was good, the ballroom was extremely loud. If you are there when an event takes place make sure they put you on the other side of the hotel. It is convenient to the Tube and other areas.

Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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JLCousty, Directeur général at Hotel Lutetia, responded to this review, March 20, 2014
Dear Gary B,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We would like to apologize for the inconveniences caused by the noise in the ballroom. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in better conditions.

Best regards,

Jean-Luc Cousty
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Paris, France
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Mew stayed a week end at this luxury and modern-day reflection of the 'Belle Epoque' and Art Deco periods hotel - the embodiment of contemporary, stylish Parisian living. The sculpted Art Deco facade and welcoming statue of Gustave Eiffel, along with pictures of artists that once lived in the hotel, are your first indications that There is something special. The room is classical and luxury as expected and so was the breakfast. It was the beat option for our anniversary and think you the staff all. We ll come back.

  • Stayed December 2013, 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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JLCousty, Directeur général at Hotel Lutetia, responded to this review, March 20, 2014
Dear Dominique C,

Thank you so much for this wonderful review, we are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay for this very special occasion. We are looking forward to welcoming you again soon,

Kind regards,

Jean-Luc Cousty
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Top Contributor
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We originally booked two superior rooms, but after our first night we upgraded to Deluxe rooms (I believe it was about €50 more per room, but well worth it) with little balconies overlooking Blvd Raspail. The 6th is my favorite arrondissement and the location of this hotel is beyond compare. One evening we were kept up til past midnight due to a very noisy wedding and the hotel was kind enough to reduce our rate that evening by 50%. The lounge is quite relaxing with a little jazz combo and delicious, but expensive drinks. The staff were all very friendly, helpful, and knowledgable. Our rooms were large and bathrooms were well appointed. New hair driers are needed though. Our bed unfortunately was two twin smushed together so it wasn't terribly romantic. The housekeeping staff largely did not speak English, but between my school-girl French and pantomime we were able to get our needs across. My teenage son kept losing his key (often twice a day) and the staff was unfailingly patient with him which was very kind. The breakfast which you can book with your room was one of the best I've ever had in a European hotel. The hotel is definitely in need of updating, but it certainly is not the horror show I keep reading about on here. The location, staff, size of room, and generous breakfast all make up for the sense of faded glamour.

Stayed February 2014
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JLCousty, Directeur général at Hotel Lutetia, responded to this review, March 20, 2014
Dear Betsbeyer,

We would like to thank you for having taken the time to write this nice review regarding your last stay at the Hotel Lutetia. We are glad to read that you enjoyed your parisian experience with us.
We hope to have the pleasure to welcome you back in the near future,

Best regards,

Jean-Luc Cousty
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Address: 45 Boulevard Raspail | Hotel Closed for 3 year renovation that started April 2014, 75006 Paris, France
Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Saint-Germain-des-Pres
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
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Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Lutetia 4*
Number of rooms: 231
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