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“Poor air condition and tiny rooms” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Acte V
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   55, rue Monge | 05 Arr., 75005 Paris, France (Panthéon)   |  
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Ranked #777 of 1,798 Hotels in Paris
Varkaus, Finland
1 review
“Poor air condition and tiny rooms”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Stayed here 4 nights in June 2014. The location is convenient and the staff friendly. But our room was a dissapointment. So small that it was difficult to find enough room to open the bags.
The worst thing here was yet the air condition. It worked poorly even at the full power. We slept badly because of this and it seemed that the situation was the same at another rooms, too.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Malmo, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I like this hotel very much. The staff are very service-minded and friendly and the rooms are clean and nice. The location is perfect, just 50 m from the nearest subway station in the heart of Quartier Latin. The rooms are indeed very small, but the beds are good and the rooms are very clean. Ideal for a Paris vacation. I will definitely return to this hotel. Rooms are equipped with mini bar, so you can easily make your own breakfast (there is a supermarket just a few hundred meters away). The breakfast at the hotel is rather pricey. Free internet is provided and, at least in our room, it was of a pretty decent speed. The rooms are airconditioned

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  • Stayed June 2014, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We arrived on a late Sunday afternoon. Desk staff greeted us warmly. The location was great. We walked to the river the first evening and strolled around Notre Dame. On the way back we found a charming little restaurant a few blocks away. Two members of the party found a Patisserie for breakfast and we ate baguettes for late lunch in a nearby park. We used the Batobus a lot.

The rooms were small as to be expected in a traditional hotel. The rooms were clean, with perhaps a little outdated decor that was charming.The elevator was tiny and old style - we had a laugh about it but one of us got on and went up with the bags. The bathroom was fine but being from Canada, the shower/bath took some getting used to. I gather this is a style found elsewhere in Europe.

The staff were very good and informed when we asked about certain areas and how to get there. We walked and walked and walked some more. Didn't try the nearby Metro. We enjoyed having a cafe au lait and watching the children going to school in the morning and the adults going to work. The nearby Patisserie had many delicious choices.The area is close to lots of shops, cafes, and sites.
This hotel is good value for the price and location.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The only reason I didn't give this a 5/5 is because my hotel room was a little outdated in decor. however, it was immaculate and the staff were very very friendly.

Air conditioning in the room but I'm sure the sheets had some kind of polyester or plastic and made v sweaty.. Sorry for the overshare.

Breakfast is quite expensive - don't pay the extra as there are two bakeries and a little supermarket 60 second walk away (walking back towards Cardinal Lemone metro station).

I walked around the corner to a little Thai restaurant called 'La Poele Qui Danse' - great food and service. I'm vegetarian and had to sadly bypass all the delicious looking French cuisine on the way to the Thai! Great spot to sit out in. You are also about 15 min walk the corner from Jardin du Luxemborg gardens.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 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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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This is an excellent location, walking distance to many attractions and with many cafes and shops nearby. It is a great price for Paris and this neighborhood, but be aware that the rooms are tiny and the shower is very small, about 2.5 ft x 2.5 ft. Note that I am quite a petite person (about the size of a 13 year old child) but I still found it hard to maneuver around the room with our luggage, etc. The door of the bathroom opened a little more than halfway before it hit the bed.
The AC didn't really work- it blew some air but didn't cool-- we had to keep the window open at night because the room was quite hot, and with all the traffic noise from the street I had to sleep with earplugs.
Wireless worked well the whole 3 days stay.
The staff didn't offer to help with our luggage when we arrived and wasn't particularly friendly.

They answered questions if asked but overall it felt like we were annoying them rather than giving them business by being there. One exception was the fellow who helped at breakfast one morning who was just very nice and friendly. The breakfast buffet for 12 euro is not bad if you are in a hurry, but otherwise there are many cafes, bakeries, etc just steps outside that are much better.

The hotel has a bar that looks nice but we stayed for 3 nights and I never saw anyone there-- it was always empty. Definitely did not feel a sense of welcome or community here. Fine as a launching pad for seeing Paris, but don't expect much else from this place.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Tempe, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

First and foremost, the rooms are smmmmallll. Bathrooms are smaller. BUT, if budget is driving your hotel choices this is a great option. Staff is very friendly and the rooms are very clean and comfortable if you can live small. Great location as well. Short walk to the Pantheon, just off the 7 and 10 metro lines tons of markets and restaurants near by.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

My girlfriend and I arrived at Hotel Acte V for a one night stay around 10 pm. The person at the front desk gave us one of three remaining sets of keys and our passwords for free wi-fi. As we started to walk to the lift, he informed us that it was currently out of order, so we had to walk up three flights of stairs with our luggage - of course, I realize this is probably just bad timing, as I assume the lift is not always out of order. By the time we got to our room, we were both sweating and to our surprise the room was very hot. After fiddling with the remote for the Air Conditioner for five minutes, we finally called downstairs to find out how to turn the Air Conditioner on, only to find out that it was broken and no rooms with working units were available.

At this point we're both drenched in sweat, so we opened the windows and realize we're directly over the somewhat busy street of Rue Monge. However, we have no choice but to sleep with the windows open. Even with ear plugs, we heard cars & motorcycles driving by every 5-10 minutes, and honking a few times every hour from nearby intersections.

As you can imagine, at this point we're severely disappointed and decide to go online - perhaps we had misread the reviews for this hotel and had picked the wrong one. Alas, the WiFi only worked from one corner of the room right next to the door, so we both huddled on the only chair in the room next to the door as we re-checked the hotel reviews (among other things online). Overall, we were shocked to see so many positive reviews for Hotel Acte V, as it was a horrible experience altogether for us altogether. Our experience could very well have been an anomaly, but I would never recommend this hotel to anyone.

The only reason I give the hotel 2/5 is because there was free wi-fi, the room was reasonably sized, and the decor was nice.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 55, rue Monge | 05 Arr., 75005 Paris, France
Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Panthéon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #777 of 1,798 Hotels in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Acte V 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Acte V is located in the heart of the Latin Quarter, in a very calm area at 5min by walk from the very crowdy Saint Michel. Our 36 rooms are cosy and offer all the services you need for your comfort. Our very helpfull staff will welcome you and advise you for your visits and outing during your stay. ... more   less 
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