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“Great location and good for solo travellers” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel de la Herse d'Or
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   20 Rue Saint-Antoine | 04 Arr., 75004 Paris, France (Hôtel-de-Ville)   |  
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Ranked #766 of 1,794 hotels in Paris
London, United Kingdom
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“Great location and good for solo travellers”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to Paris recently for a solo trip and stayed at this hotel for 3 nights in the single superior bedrooms with a private bathroom. The location is great as it is a 10 minute walk from Le Marais and approx 20 minute walk from Rue Rivoli which are both very trendy places for shopping away from the mainstream Champs Elysees. Place des Vosges is only 5 minutes away from the hotel which is also another way to get to Le Marais. For those who prefer the Left Bank of Paris, this hotel situated on Rue St. Antoine, is a 20 minute walk to the Notre Dame which will then lead you to the Left Bank.

The M1 line goes straight to Bastille or St. Paul metro station which is convenient if you are travelling via Gare du Nord.

Cons:
This hotel has no elevators (which was not a problem for me personally since I didn't have heavy luggage) and the wifi is not the greatest speed, but thankfully Parisian parks have free wifi access.

All in all, it is a hotel that is worth staying at if you are looking for a good location and are planning to spend most of your days discovering Paris and being outdoors.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Paris for a 1 night layover on 14 June 2014 and decided to stay at a simple hotel near to major attractions. The hotel is near the Bastille metro, and walking distance to Notre Dame. There are many shops and restaurants near the hotel. When booking the hotel, there were no information regarding no elevators. Our room was on the 4th floor and our bags were really heavy. Suffice to say it wasn't a pleasant experience lugging the bags up and down. We interacted with 2 receptionists. Amir (morning) and George (evening). While Amir was rather friendly, George was quite annoying and at times rude. We got the 3 single-room (converted from a single + double-bed room). It was small but has a nice toilet. It was quite warm in Paris and the room had no air-conditioning (again, not mentioned during the booking). Well, we did made the booking in a rush and couldn't do a thorough research. While the hotel was OK given it's 2 star rating, the rude receptionist really gave it a bad impression to me and my friends.

Room Tip: Request for a lower floor (first or second) as this building has no elevators
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Paphos
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8 hotel reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is located on a busy road in the Marais area, about 200 metres from the Place de la Bastille and the Metro, and 250 m from the beautiful Place des Vosges. It has 29 rooms on 6 floors with no lift and winding stairs which make carrying heavy bags to the upper floors very difficult. The room was smallish but adequate and the shower room tiny but adequate. The bed was comfortable enough. Our room was on the road side so was noisy at night, requiring the window to be closed. Breakfast consisted of a baguette and a croissant with orange juice and tea or coffee, served by the receptionist, who was the only staff seen apart from the room "boy". All the receptionists were very helpful and spoke English.

Room Tip: Rooms on the road side are noisy. Higher floors are exhausting if heavy bags need to be carried up.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We stayed in this hotel for one night. When we arrived at 10:30, the concierge said that our room was not ready but we can still go and leave our bags in the room. While is very generous, this was a big mistake - what an unpleasant feeling it is to come into a hotel room and actually see the room as it was left. To be honest, we could have just left bags with the concierge and go for a walk. In addition, the opening view from the room was far from imaginative - it was a grey wall of another building with a small 'prison' window.

On a separate note, I checked Trip Advisor and re-booked our double room to a superior one and asked to provide us with a room on the top floor. As a result, we got a room on the third floor and my friend who booked a regular room, got the one on the top floor. Still we paid more than she did - I guess the extra charge was for the ability to contemplate the wall of the opposite building. The rooms were absolutely the same, so to be frank if you are to book it, jut spend less and then if you are lucky, you might get something better.

Otherwise, the location is good and there is a street with bars and restaurants just 5 min away from the hotel.

Room Tip: No point to pay more for superior rooms - you might never get one but will end up in a double room f...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Georgia
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10 hotel reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I journeyed to Paris last week to meet up with my wife, daughter, and granddaughter who traveled there a week earlier. We had rented an apartment near Place des Vosges for them and it didn't have room to accommodate me, so I searched for a nearby hotel for the two nights I'd be in Paris before my wife and I moved on to the Isle of Man. Hotel de la Herse d'Or was very conveniently located and perfect for our needs. The place is by no means fancy, and the prices are Paris high, but the room and bath had recently been renovated, the queen sized bed was comfortable, and the staff were welcoming and helpful throughout our stay. The breakfast was OK for the price.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 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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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I just stayed there for 4 days in late May early June. Staff are super helpful, bathroom is clean, bed is super comfortable. Very central location, you can walk to Notre Dame, Pompidou in less then 10 minutes, and Place des Vosages and metro (M1) in less than 5 minutes. There are buses you can take to the Musee du Louvre. Before I go, I thought the stairs would be one big problem but in fact, it's not as bas as I had imagined. I will stay here again when I go to Paris next time.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We stayed one night at this small little hotel. It is small but perfectly well suited for my wife and I passing through Paris. Within 1-2 blocks are two major metro stations. And in general it is within walking distance of main Paris attractions. We in fact used a bicycle later in the trip. Enjoy!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 20 Rue Saint-Antoine | 04 Arr., 75004 Paris, France
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Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Hôtel-de-Ville
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #766 of 1,794 hotels in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel de la Herse d'Or 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Hotel de la Herse d'Or, a small charming budget hotel in the heart of the Marais, near Place de la Bastille, Place des Vosges and Ile Saint-Louis. Elegantly decorated, with a peaceful and friendly atmosphere, this former, authentic building distinguishes itself by its comfort and friendliness. A few minutes from Notre Dame Cathedral, Pompidou Cultural Centre and the Louvre Museum, discover Paris of the arts! ... more   less 
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