Headline version: fantastic location, quirky hotel, good for the price in Paris.
Adjacent to the Sorbonne, 5 mins walk to Luxembourg Gardens and other attractions in the Latin Quarter. In an area that feels more academic, rather than very touristy. Perfect location for seeing the Latin Quarter.
We had a room at the front of the hotel, looking out onto the Place de la Sorbonne. Great view, but somewhat noisy since it looked out onto a square with cafes open until late. Noise of cafes somewhat masked by (more restful) noise from fountains in the square, which actually made it easy to sleep with the window open.
Room was small, as expected from a Paris hotel, and had a quirky layout. Bathroom is open to the rest of the room (i.e., no door separating it from the bedroom, although it's round a corner), toilet is separate to the bathroom (but does have a door!). There's a shower attachment on the taps, but no shower curtain or wall mounting - it's good for rinsing hair after a bath, but not great for use as a shower.
Room was somewhat dusty on arrival, but seemed better after we'd had the windows open for a while. Otherwise, the room was clean, and the bed comfortable.
Hotel provided a reasonable breakfast, but the cafes in the square were better.
Overall, we liked this hotel. It's a great location, a fun room, and we slept very well.
p.s. look carefully at the picture on the wall! ;-)
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