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“Don't even think of staying here, no matter what the price !” 1 of 5 stars
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Hotel Rive Gauche
25 Rue des Saints Peres | Arrondissement 6, 75006 Paris, France (Eiffel Tower / Invalides / Palais-Bourbon)   |  
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Ranked #1,485 of 1,793 Hotels in Paris
Menlo Park
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Don't even think of staying here, no matter what the price !”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2011

Wallpaper peeling off the wall .... blistering heat (the airconditioning wasn't working at first, then it came one one moment, off the next ..... noone at the front desk who was interested in helping.

I don't usually like writing scathing reviews, but this place needs to be AVOIDED .... go find a clean hotel in Clichy (where the super organized and clean Germans stay) ... and take the metro into downtown from there.

Jerry and Uschi K

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Paris, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2011

It was FILTHY! We left immediately, and the lazy woman at reception did not even get up from the dirty couch she was sitting on to watch TV and eat.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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nyc
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92 reviews 92 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2011

When we opened the door to the room (which we did with some difficulty - charming old-fashioned keys are kind of tricky) we experienced real culture shock. The room was tiny. I mean TINY, with a full bed, not a queen, for 2 people. And the bathroom made me feel like Superman changing in a phone booth.

But the place is quite nice in many ways. Excellent location, pleasant staff, reasonable prices ( it's Paris, after all) and that itsy-bitsy bathroom is modern and clean. Wi-fi in the rooms is touch- and- go; you can use the area off of the lobby if you insist on technology.

Nothing here is extravagant, but everything is serviceable.

  • Stayed April 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2011

The rooms are not nice, the strong noise from the street avoids all sleep (the windows are not isolated), the beds are small, the reception is unpolite and not helpful.

The only internet access is accessible from reception, with no table or anything.
Very uncomfortable for laptop, no Internet in the rooms.

The lift is really small even for 1 person.

But it´s expensive nevertheless.

This is possibly one of the worst hotels I´ve stayed, and I travel for business very often.

If you are planning to stay in this Hotel, please think again.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2010

We stayed two nights at this hotel - the rooms we were allocated were tiny (although peeking through the door of a room that was being cleaned there did appear to be bigger avilable). The bathrooms were small and you couldn't open the bathroom door if the shower cubicle door was open - as my parents found out to their cost - when they rang reception for help the night porter charmingly told my nearly 70 yr old father to b***er off and then proceeded to argue with him over whose responsibilty it was to fix the door! On the other hand the cleaning lady/waitress was charming as was the first night porter which is why they have scored a two on service. My room stank of tobacco despite being non-smoking and the noise from the street was unbearable at times - the only way i slept on the second night was because I was so exhausted from my first night of no sleep. The only good thing was the location as handy for the Louve and Champs Elysee.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Mannheim
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2010

My trip to Paris was with a class, the group was 17 people. I first of all have to say the loaction was good. The Louvre was down the street, a great cafe was at the street corner, the metro was a 5-10 minute walk, and the Laduree was also a 5 min walk from the hotel.
As for the hotel itself, it was crap. The stairs are crooked and bumpy, the elevator was small that could only hold 2 people or 1 person and a suitcase, and the rooms were not any better. The beds were hard and itchy, some of the windows did not shut which made the noisy street even noisier, none of the bathroom doors shut (except for one but once shut it did not open without force), some of us woke up to find bugs in the bathroom, holes in the crooked, steep floors were covered with a carpet. No one complained about the bad quality until around 2:00 AM the firealarm went off (little note, learn and recognize the fire signal of different countries, because no one knew what was happening until we smelt the smoke) after half the hotel was down the stairs we were told to go back to bed. What about the fire? "we burnt the cookies" was the reason why all the guests were awake and grumpy. This was suspicious because the hotel staff was acting funny, but atleast nothing serious happened right?
If you are just looking for a shower and a bed, then i guess this could be a hotel suitable for you. But if you want a GOOD bed, a shower that holds the showerhead, no bugs, closeable bathrooms (the list goes on) then DO NOT go to this crap hotel
ONE STAR HOTEL!!!!

  • Stayed April 2010
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2010

Our first night was at a Holiday Inn where the room was small, the internet cost 8 euros per hour (from your room) or 37 cents per minute in the business center and we paid 130 Euros and were far from the sites we hoped to visit. Fortunately they could only accommodate for one night! Our second night was at the Rive Gauche. The room cost 95 Euros, the internet was free (in the lobby), the room was just as large, and the location was wonderful. We were in room X (the rooms are given letters, not numbers) and our room faced a courtyard so noise was not a factor. We rode in the tiniest elevator... do not bring your oversized rollerboard... that was smaller than a modern day coat closet, but got us to the 6th floor without event. The location was perfect, not too far from sites and metros, with plenty of dining options. If you are a traveler, the Hotel Rive Gauche is a better option than the Holiday Inn.

  • Stayed March 2010
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Address: 25 Rue des Saints Peres | Arrondissement 6, 75006 Paris, France
Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Eiffel Tower / Invalides / Palais-Bourbon
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Ranked #1,485 of 1,793 Hotels in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 21
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