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“Steep but cheerful” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel les Jardins du Luxembourg
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   5 impasse Royer Collard | 5th Arr., 75005 Paris, France (Quartier Latin)   |  
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Ranked #1,047 of 1,790 Hotels in Paris
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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“Steep but cheerful”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

It was OK but for 147 euros a night for two you would like to get more than OK. This didn't include breakfast (another 12 euros) but I avoid the stewed catering coffee of hotel breakfasts whenever I can. And for 7.50 euros we had brilliant breakfasts round the corner in the shadow (the sun did shine for us) of the Sorbonne. The room was small, which didn't matter too much on a hefty sightseeing trip, and the one accessible plug was hanging out of the wall, having been abused no doubt by countless phone and laptop chargers.

We cased other hotels in the area to see if we'd been ripped off - and the evidence in fact suggested that we hadn't. Around the Luxembourg gardens and down along the left bank is a great area, culturally and aesthetically, so maybe it justifies a premium. One of the best bistros ever (Les Papilles) is just round the corner and the Marc Chagall exhibition was across the Boulevard St Michel at the back end of the gardens themselves. A sign outside says it was the hotel Freud stayed in when he first came to Paris. It was the called the Hotel de la Paix, and for all its lack of value and the wailing sirens of the police wagons harassing the anti-gay marriage protesters outside the nearby Senate apart, it certainly lived up to its former name.

In summary, value - not really, adequacy and convenience, I guess so.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

I took my daughter to Paris last week for her 17th birthday and was a bit anxious about where to stay as I didn't want to disappoint her but didn't want to pay the earth either. Previously we have stayed in apartments in Montmartre and place de la Concorde areas as a family but it wasn't worth getting an apartment for just the two of us. I like the Left Bank but was aware that it is a very popular, busy and an expensive place to stay. For that reason I was very pleased to stumble on Jardins de Luxembourg whilst trawling through umpteen websites. The reviews on Tripadvisor were mostly very good so I went ahead and booked. I didn't regret it at all. The location is perfect, just a couple of minutes away from the RER station Luxembourg, which gets you to and from Gare du Nord in 15 minutes or less. Yes the rooms are small but very nice and perfectly good for a few days' visit as you are probably not going to spend much time in there anyway. I found the beds really comfortable and slept very well. Yes I did hear the beeping of trucks quite early in the morning as mentioned by another reviewer but that was the only noise I noticed and didn't bother me too much. The bathroom was small but had a bath and shower, towels were soft and plentiful, and the water very hot. Everywhere was very clean and nicely furnished. We had asked for a balcony room and we got one on the second floor; however due to the rain, not much time could be spend out there! It is also pretty small and there was only one chair. The hotel is right round the corner from the famous Jardins and they are lovely though disappointingly not much was in flower this spring due to the long winter which it seems Paris suffered same as UK. You can walk to Notre Dame area in ten minutes down the Boulevard St Michel and then along the river or virtually anywhere in Paris you like. The lively Boul St Germain is really close, loads of shops, restaurants, cafes and bars. Other major attractions such as the Eiffel Tower are a couple of stops away by metro if you don't want to walk. There is a cafe on the corner opposite the hotel where we had breakfast, a boulangerie selling delicious cakes on the other and loads of restaurants up the road round the university. We sampled the Chinese: very nice but like most restaurants in the area rather pricey for what it is (compared to London prices that is). We also ate at the Terazza St Germain which was a very good Italian and in the St Germain market area.

All in all, a very good trip. We enjoyed the hotel and were made to feel welcome by the friendly staff in particular Aurore. I would definitely stay there again on future visits.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Old Radnor, United Kingdom
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31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Hotel is three star (basic) but hits well above this weight. Rooms are cosy with comfortable bed (old style feather quilts), bathroom small. Phone, TV and minibar. Breakfast in the basement has many options missing from larger hotels (fresh fruit, fresh squeezed orange juice) (7AM till 10AM). Holds about 14. What sets this above many other similar hotels is the competence and friendly attitude of the staff, as well as their orientation towards an international clientele. Hotel spread over 8 floors, guest rooms on 1-6 with about 4 rooms per floor. Can be noisy in the morning due to regular refuse collection in the cul-de-sac.

Located in the 5th, just across from RER stop. Excellent local restaurants, small jazz club, 10-15min downhill walk to Notre dame and the river.

Busy May to August but even off season you need to book a month in advance. price-quality make this a good choice for mid-budget tourist or business travel.

Room Tip: Rooms facing away from street much quieter. Single occupancy of double room worth it for extra space...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ontario-Canada
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238 reviews
61 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

This hotel has excellent very helpful staff and is very conveniently located next to the Luxembourg Gardens. It is within easy walking distance of most key sites in Paris. The rooms are rather small - but typical of european hotels. The room could be brighter (ie more lights or stronger lights) but overall was quite good. We stayed for 4 nights and would stay there again

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Cambridge
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40 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

I have been staying in "Les Jardins du Luxembourg" about twice a year for the last 4 years. It is a very nice hotel just near the station Luxembourg of RER B (direct gare du Nord and Roissy), and therefore perfectly located for visiting le quartier Latin, le Pantheon, la Sorbonne etc. It is also perfectly located if you have business with one of the many universities, research institutes, and schools around.

The hotel is fairly small and has a familial atmosphere. The rooms are decorated with taste. Some are a little better than other, in particular with a more functional desk. But overall they are all nice. They are very clean. The bathroom are of a decent size and are equiped with many towels of many size. Each room has a minibar.

The breakfast is getting better every year. For Paris and this price, it is very diverse, abundant and of good quality.

Internet is not provided and must be purchased with Orange, which is not cheap.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London
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34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Situated right in the middle of the Quartier Latin, 1mn from a direct "métro" line to the Gare du Nord Eurostar station, 3mn from the
Luxembourg Gardens, this hotel is to be found in a quiet cul-de-sac. Reception are friendly. Restaurants and cafés abound near by.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New Providence Island
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28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

By Paris standards for a "boutique" hotel, this place is fine. The rooms are clean enough and large enough (generally). The location is wonderful--right across from the RER B station at Luxembourg (Senat) and adjacent to one of the most beautiful gardens in Paris (Jardin du Luxembourg). The hotel could use some up-keep, but it's ok. The American-French breakfast in the cute dining room is well worth the 12 Euros. I stay here often.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 5 impasse Royer Collard | 5th Arr., 75005 Paris, France
Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Quartier Latin
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Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel les Jardins du Luxembourg 3*
Number of rooms: 26
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