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Hotel du Lys
23 rue Serpente, 75006 Paris, France (Luxembourg)   |  
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Ranked #1,027 of 1,798 Hotels in Paris
Helsinki, Finland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
33 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Good location”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The hotel is well located but I think that is the best it can offer. The room was clean but a bit weary rather than romantic. Also my room was quite small. On the other hand, as it was clean and I also liked the small breakfast I would stay there again.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A friend and I had a twin room on the 3rd floor. The building dates back to the 1600's and is lovely. Our room was spacious and clean with everything we needed. The en suite was small but perfectly adequate. We left the window open at night and found the small street to be quite quiet. The continental breakfast was the same for all, a croissant and generous hunk of baguette with preserves and as much coffee as we wanted. It was delicious and set us up well for the day. The staff were all friendly and kind. We wouldn't hesitate to go there again - the location was excellent for tourists to walk or take buses or metro to all parts of the city. The stairs go round in a spiral and are slightly uneven and there is no lift. Anyone with heavy luggage or difficulty climbing stairs should be aware of this and ask for a room on a lower floor.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Stayed in Hotel du Lys in May 2014. Location is great, 5 walk to Notre Dame, but at the same time located on a very quiet street with almost no traffic.Trains -RER from the airopt and to versales are 5 minutes away. Situated in Latin quarter with lots of restaurants. restaurants in Latin quarter are made for tourists and you will not find superb french cuisine, but prices are normal.
hotel du Lys is very small and comfy.staff was very friendly.the only problem was the stairs to our 4th floor, because there is no lift, so I won't recomend to take a large suit case ;) but there is room on the ground floor.building is very old and reception area is furnished with antiques so there is a dust smell at public area. bed and especially pillow were very comfortable.generally 9 of 10 (for the stairs)

Room Tip: Choose 2nd floor
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  • Stayed May 2014, 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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tombac98
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Hotel Du Lys has fantastic ambiance- it is a 1600's building with exposed beams, and all the wear and tear of a dwelling that age gives it a beautiful, ancient feel. Do not take a high room number if you may have difficulty with uneven steps; we were on the 2nd and 3rd floors and it was very difficult to make the climb. The bedspreads are the old, 70's type, and ours had large stains on them. The pillows are yellowed and aged, and the hair dryer tips are held on with wide masking tape. Clear plastic throwaway cups are provided for drinking. The shower in one room was a dribble, and good and strong in the other. The breakfast is hand set up individually on a tray and nicely presented. The location is great- just a short walk to the river and Notre Dame- however the street was constantly used as a urinal during our 3 night stay, and the stench was hard to stomach. Staff are friendly.

Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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ESteffen, Propriétaire at Hotel du Lys, responded to this review, June 12, 2014
Thank you for your commentary..

About urinal, it appends sometimes in a place not close to the hôtel. If people can do yhis means the street is very very quiet. . In all cities in the wold this append in quiet streets. You cant't have all the advantages !!!!!
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Athens, Greece
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

The hotel is on an excellent area. However:
1. there is no elevator and the stairs are very narrow,
2. I had book a room 6 months ago stating that I would come with a small baby and they put me at the 4th floor. As a result I had to carry the baby through the dangerous and narrow stairs.
3. I had requested for a bassinet (baby bed). However, the mastress for the bed was half the size of the bed making the bed totally inappropriate. The baby has to sleep with us at the adult bed.
4. The adult bed was very small.
5. The ceilings were really small.
6. While checking out, i found out that there are also rooms actually next to the reception and the road, which means that the customers would not be able to sleep due to the noise.
I would definetily not go again at this hotel which does not worth the money.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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ESteffen, Propriétaire at Hotel du Lys, responded to this review, June 2, 2014
Google Translation
Merci pour votre commentaire. Vous aviez une chambre sur cour qui ne vous a pas permis de constater :

1 que la rue est très très calme
2 que toutes nos chambres sur rue disposent de double vitrage.

Que vous commentiez mal votre chambre c'est normal et votre droit. Par contre commenter des chambres où vous n'êtes jamais entrée est pour le moins surprenant.
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newbury
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Delightful Parisian Hotel with authentic exposed beams and brickwork, timbered ceilings and old oak furniture and wardrobes. 5min walk from Notre-Dame and adjacent to Odeon Metro (direct to Gare du Nord) and St Michel RER (direct to Airport). Friendly staff who have limited English. Perfect French breakfast - lots of coffee, orange juice, croissants and bread. Very clean with modern bathrooms. Bedrooms are double-glazed but some slight street noise. Higher bedrooms are quieter and with superb views but there's no lift!

Room Tip: Higher rooms are quieter but no lift. Compromise on 2nd or 3rd floors
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Stuttgart, Germany
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

This hotel is ok. The rooms are quaint but with character. We were on the 4th floor - no elevator! There was actually a problem with our reservation and the manager was willing to work with us but the night guy at the front desk was horrible! Totally unwilling to help so we checked out. Too bad because the hotel wasn't bad. The manager waa apologetic the next day though.

Room Tip: There is no elevator so try for a room as close to the ground floor as possible.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 23 rue Serpente, 75006 Paris, France
Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Luxembourg
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1,027 of 1,798 Hotels in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In a 17th century old mansion situated in a very quiet street, Hotel du Lys is one of the best offers in Paris for its location, services and reasonable prices. It is located on the left bank, in a stone’s throw from the Seine river, and in walking distance of Notre-Dame, the Louvre, the Sorbonne, the Luxembourg 's garden, Saint Germain des Prés, Beaubourg, Saint Louis island, Invalides, Sainte Chapelle and the Musee d’Orsay ... more   less 
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