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“Perfect hotel for 'first time in Paris' travellers” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Observatoire Luxembourg
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   107, Boulevard Saint-Michel, 75005 Paris, France   |  
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Ranked #58 of 1,797 Hotels in Paris
London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Perfect hotel for 'first time in Paris' travellers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

This hotel is only 3 stops from Gare Du Nord on the RER line and (providing you choose the right exit, it's a 50/50 chance!) only seconds from the station exit.
The staff were lovely and gave us some advice on getting around and recommended some trips for us.
The room was fairly small but had everything we needed (including a bath) and is decorated in a really quirky style, it's also immaculately clean.
The location means you can easily walk down to Notre Dame or even the catacombs if you fancy a longer stroll.
I'd definitely recommend this hotel if you are planning a Paris mini-break.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hôtel Observato... L, Directeur général at Hotel Observatoire Luxembourg, responded to this review, November 21, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for choosing the Hotel Observatoire Luxembourg for your first time in Paris.

We are glad to read that we were helpful with our city knowledges. Thank you also for mentioning the rooms’ decoration and services.

We will be glad to welcome you again for you future stay in Paris. Please do not hesitate to contact us directly.

Best regards,

Elia
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lucerne, Switzerland
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28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

My wife and I stayed 4 nights in a deluxe room @ this lovely hotel just near the beautiful Jardin de Luxembourg. All the staff of the hotel are very friendly, helpful & professional. They all speak fluent English. Our nicely decorated room was very clean with a good comforable bed and linen and furthermore we liked the kettle to have a cup of tea in the evening (a kettle is hard to find in other hotels in Paris). Because our room was facing the back of the hotel (with views over a beautiful garden) it was quiet during the nights. The breakfast in the cosy bistro was very good. Overall an excellent choice of hotel if you plan to visit Paris. We recommend an early booking because the Hotel seems to be very popular (even now in the low season).

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hôtel Observato... L, Directeur général at Hotel Observatoire Luxembourg, responded to this review, November 7, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for sharing your experience at the Observatoire Luxembourg.

We are delighted that you enjoyed your room and all the services at the hotel. Our team was very glad to welcome you, we all speak English and are glad to practice the many languages we speak. We want our guests to feel at home.

We will be glad to welcome you again for your next stay. Please do not hesitate to contact us directly.

Best regards,

Elia
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Fahan
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Just back from a 3 night stay at the Observatoire and have to say that the location is just super, from the airport (CDG) it only took 45 mins door to door for 9 euro single, once you get out of the train stop the hotel is just straight in front of you. We were able to walk to most tourist spots with 20/25 mins down a nice safe neighhood.
Yes the rooms are small but it is in the middle of Paris so something has to give. In fairness to the hotels we did not feel to jammed in because everything was in the right place, just not much floor space but enough room to move around ok and the bed was really comfy, 3 great nights sleep, a little noise from outside but not to bad to stop us sleeping well each night.
The bathrooms were great, lovely and clean, a real newness to them, we even had a bath which was lovely after a day's wakling around the sights.
The staff, only had dealings with them at reception, they were very freindly and helpful and their english was prefect, better than my french anyway.
We only ate in the cafe once, just because we were on the go alot, the food was good and service fice also.
No problem telling anyone to stay here, for the price i was happy and would go back again. And have a walk in the gardens across the road, at this time of year it was very full of colour.

  • Stayed October 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hôtel Observato... L, Directeur général at Hotel Observatoire Luxembourg, responded to this review, November 7, 2013
Dear Deeney74,

Thank you for your time and for this very good review about the hotel Observatoire Luxembourg and the Brasserie Le Luco.

We are glad to read that you have appreciated our hotel. We are sorry about the eventual street noise since all our windows are double-glazing.

We hope to have the pleasure to welcome you again at the hotel Observatoire Luxembourg.

Best regards.

Elia
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Englewood, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

We received a very warm welcome at the hotel, and Jessica and Moustafa could not have been more courteous and helpful whether it was helping with local dinner reservations, a 4:15 am airport shuttle, or any other question or request. The location of the hotel is extremely convenient to the metro, and it's great to be so close to the beautiful Jardin du Luxembourg. Our room was very comfortable and clean. The bathroom was a bit odd, but we could overlook that given all the other positives.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hôtel Observato... L, Directeur général at Hotel Observatoire Luxembourg, responded to this review, November 7, 2013
Thank you for your compliments and for having noticed the helpfulness of Jessica and Moustafa.

It is a pleasure for us to help our guests with dinner or shuttle reservations or anything you may need.

We will be glad to welcome you again soon at the Observatoire Luxembourg. Please contact us directly for your next stay.

Best regards.

Elia
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London, England
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31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

If you’re looking for a spacious room in a hotel with character I think Paris is not the right city. However there is so much to see & experience in this lovely city you spend little time indoors.

Our room was compact with just enough room to walk around the bed. Nicely decorated, comfortable bed & a good bathroom. We didn’t dine in the hotel as there is so much choice elsewhere. Reception staff were very friendly & helpful.

Location is good, a quiet smart area just across from the Luxembourg gardens. I’d been unsure about the nearby station being an RER rather than a Metro but we found this easy with frequent trains and easy connections to the Metro network. If you don’t want to miss anything by going underground it’s walking distance to the river & lots of interesting areas on the left bank.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Hôtel Observato... L, Directeur général at Hotel Observatoire Luxembourg, responded to this review, November 7, 2013
Dear guest,

We would like to do thank you for the time you took to write this review.

We are glad to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. As you said, the Parisian rooms are usually small because of the architecture, we try to organize the room in order to let a maximum of space and comfort for our guests. Your satisfaction is our priority and we are glad to know that you appreciated our staff and services.

We are delighted that you enjoyed the location of our hotel within a short distance from the main monuments of Paris. The RER is as safe and simple as the metro in Paris but it also allows joining the Charles de Gaulle airport more easily than in metro.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for a future reservation.

Best regards.

Elia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Great location close to the metro good parks in his neighborhood and Notre Dame And the Latin quarter only a 25 minute walk away, The hotel is very close to Luxembourg Gardens,one beautiful park, The second largest in central Paris.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hôtel Observato... L, Directeur général at Hotel Observatoire Luxembourg, responded to this review, November 7, 2013
Dear Paul C,

We do than you for your review.

We delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and the good location of our hotel.

We hope to welcome you again in the future.

Best regards

Elia
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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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12 hotel reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

We stayed here for three nights in mid-October. The rooms were nicely decorated and very clean. My room had a queen-sized bed and there wasn't a lot of extra floor space for wandering around, but it was certainly adequate and comfortable. The staff at the front desk and the next door bar were very friendly and patient with our limited use of the French language. I would definitely go back!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hôtel Observato... L, Directeur général at Hotel Observatoire Luxembourg, responded to this review, November 7, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write your review.

We are sorry if you found the room small (for your information we do have several room categories) and we do our best to maximize the space. Indeed, do not hesitate to book another room category next time.

We are very happy to know that you will come back for a new stay.

Do not hesitate to contact us directly for this next booking.

Best regards.

Elia
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Address: 107, Boulevard Saint-Michel, 75005 Paris, France
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Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#27 Family Hotel in Paris
#59 Romantic Hotel in Paris
#60 Business Hotel in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Observatoire Luxembourg 3*
Number of rooms: 41
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