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Sevres Saint Germain Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   22 Rue Saint-Placide, 75006 Paris, France (Luxembourg)   |  
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Ranked #157 of 1,793 Hotels in Paris
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“3-star Quality at a 4-star Price”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

After 2-1/2 weeks in France which included several "budget" hotels, we decided to pay more for a luxurious final stay in Paris. While the Sevres Saint Germain was certainly adequate, it did not justify the extra cost.

On the plus side, the staff was helpful and the bath towels were huge! The shower was also enclosed, so water didn't splash all over the bathroom floor like at the places that only had a small "shield" mounted next to the showerhead. On the downside, the bed wasn't very comfortable--we both woke up with sore backs, which hadn't happened at any other hotel--and the walls are not well-insulated against sound. We were both woken at odd hours by travelers moving around (packing, unpacking, using the wc) in their own rooms. There is a lift, though (as with several hotels in France) it's only big enough for one person with luggage at a time. As mentioned above, the staff was helpful, loaning us a plug adaptor so we could re-charge our camera batteries and giving us a cup of ice when we requested some.

What you're really paying for, I believe, is location. This hotel is in a quiet neighborhood (except for the early-morning garbage collectors) and it's safe--we were able to walk back from the Metro station after midnight with no worries.

Finally, we did NOT eat breakfast here due to the insulting overpriced cost. Luckily we had already stayed in ten other hotels on this extended trip, so we KNEW that every other place charged between 9 and 10 Euros for breakfast. For the EXACT same selection (we checked the hotel menu), Sevres Saint Germain wanted 15 Euros each! We got croissants at the patisserie next door and put those 30 Euros towards a nice dinner instead.:-)

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

Really bad taste left in mouth after paying a hefty bill for a booking for five people for three nights the owner took an unauthorised payment for a half a bottle of champagne that
I disputed. I received an pleasant email accusing me of trying to cheat them. For the sake of this they good will and our future business. Wireless was in and out. Pleasant enough hotel but breakfast pretty average and price high. Lovely staff but the lack of goodwill from the owner means I wont recommend it. It was pretty empty so not sure how well it is doing anyway. Book elsewhere!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

When we checked in we were given room 41. As we approached the room the cleaning woman rushed out. When we walked in the whole room reeked of formaldehyde (e.g., it was very recently painted). The room wasn't large but was big enough, but the room had been cleaned in a rush. There were still hairs and hairballs in the bathroom and floor. The bathroom was a little shoddy given the price of the hotel, and there was only a stall shower, no bathtub. The street faced the street, and was quite noisy with the window opened. We went back downstairs and complained about the paint stench. The woman beamed and said "Yes, it's one our most recently renovated rooms." I asked if they had any rooms available with a bathtub, and she said they had one available but we'd have to pay 20 euros more a night.

We took a look and the room (room 2 on the ground floor) was much nicer. It was bigger and much quieter (faced the inner courtyard instead of the street). It had a mini-fridge, a proper desk, a bigger bed, and the bathroom was significantly nicer. We decided to take it, even though it ended up being 180 euros a night.

Pros:
* Nice big bed (actually two beds pushed together, but without a noticeable crack in the middle). I like firm mattresses and my husband likes softer mattresses, but both of us really liked the mattress and comforter on this bed.
* Newly renovated bathroom with magnifying mirror and hairdryer. The bathtub also had a shower fixture in it.
* Air conditioning. It was pretty cold when we were there in June (50-75 degrees), so I can't say how well it would work on a hot summer day, but the temperature was pleasant when we were there.
* Spatious.
* Mini fridge. Although the fridge was in a wooden box and so it couldn't cool that well. It kept our water cold enough though.
* Free wireless internet, that let you login once and stay logged in the entire visit.
* Friendly staff who spoke English well.
* Elevator for the upper floors.
* Reasonable location. Only two blocks from the nearest metro station. Pretty centrally located.

Cons:
* Expensive.
* Wireless was pretty weak. Went in and out continually, even in our room on the ground floor right near the lobby.
* Bathtub is extremely narrow. I fit in it but my husband's shoulders were way too wide. He wouldn't have been able to lay down in the tub.

I would consider booking this hotel again if it were significantly cheaper, and if we could be sure to avoid the stinky newly painted room.

Room Tip: Room 2 is much nicer than room 41.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2011

My brother and I enjoyed this hotel, we spent a weekend in Paris and found this little hotel very convenient.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2011

Stayed at this cosy hotel for two nights in a twin room. Staff were very friendly and welcoming- seemed to genuinely care about their guests. Our room was off to the side of the lobby and lift and I was concerned it would be noisy, but it was very quiet. Our room had a door out into a little courtyard which was nice. Very close to a metro station, several cafes, and a wonderful high end grocery store. Hotel was clean and comfortable, staff were great- would happily stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2011

Wife and I stayed here for 13 days in August. We booked a standard room which was small but manageable for two people. Small desk, small stocked refrigerator, luggage rack and armoire with ample hangers and shelves. Bathroom was small but very nice and clean with marble tiles, hair dryer and sufficient space for toiletries. The shower stall was excellent. Sliding doors which actually kept the water in the shower. Plenty of hot water and pressure. Room had AC which worked very well once we figured out controls. We only needed AC for 2 nights. Room was on the 3rd floor facing the street. Relatively quiet area at night. We were able to keep window open at night and heard little street noise (except in the morning when garbage truck briefly comes by ). Free wi-fi which worked every day. Hotel has a small but modern elevator. It will fit two adults and two pieces of luggage or 4 adults that want to get close and personal for a few seconds. The hotel was relatively quiet at nights but you can hear faint voices coming from other rooms. Not a real issue. We had 3 electrical outlets so we could charge all our electronics at night. We booked via email and paid much less than the stated price on their website. As our trip progressed, we stopped in a few other 3 star hotels to check prices and never found comparable hotel for less.
The immediate vicinity around the hotel seemed safe, quiet and clean but not really all that “quaint”. It’s not a café-rich area that one would want to stroll around. Really need to hop on the subway to get to those parts of Paris. Notre Dame is 4 metro stops away. Hotel is not really within walking distance of major sites (can walk to St. Sulpice and Luxembourg gardens) but it is a block away from two metro stations/lines, Sevres Babylone and Placide. This was very handy and we could reduce subway connections by selecting the best line for our given destination. We did not purchase the breakfast so can not comment. There is a small boulangrie two doors down where we could get assorted croissants before we started our day. Just down the street is the Bon Marche supermarket. It’s a high-end supermarket which has all sorts of interesting foods. You can also get croissants and other bakery items there as well. There is a café on the corner (Nemrod) where we had breakfast once. Also two cafés near the Placide subway stop where we also had breakfast (reasonably priced delicious ham & cheese omelets but beware of the $8 pressed orange juice).
Would definitely recommend this hotel to others and we would stay here again when we return to Paris.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2011

My husband and I just got back from a 5 night stay in Paris, in hotel Sevres Saint Germain. We arrived at 10a.m. after a long night without sleep, and the fact that our room was ready for us really saved our first day in Paris! The room is a kinda small but is quite OK, and the free WiFi is a real purke!! The staff was really nice and helpfull and the room was kept clean and tidy throughout our stay. The best thing is the wonderful location. We absolutely adored the neighbourhood, all the small cafes around and it was easy to go everywhere in Paris from there. In a nutshell, great value for the price we paid, recomended for a taste of real parisian living...

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Sevres Saint Germain Hotel

Address: 22 Rue Saint-Placide, 75006 Paris, France
Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Luxembourg
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#111 Business Hotel in Paris
#202 Romantic Hotel in Paris
#381 Family Hotel in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Sevres Saint Germain Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This charming hotel combines history and modernity in an atmosphere of discretion and comfort. Our establishment offers peaceful and pleasant rooms, equipped with a minibar, satellite television and en-suite bathrooms. A sophisticated display of beige, cream and pastel blue colors, wrought-iron staircases, canopy beds, a decor worthy of the most beautiful thoughts ... more   less 
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