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Hotel Esmeralda

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely, funky, very French. Each room done in provincial style. Great breakfast brought to room. Location cannot be beat, views from room windows wonderful. Price is reasonable. Drawback is no elevator, but not a real hindrance. This is a great, authentic experience.

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

Compared to many hotels this is on the cheaper end 85 euros, can't beat it for location and although the rooms are small they are clean and bed comfortable. No lift. 2 minute walk to RER to go to Charles DG airport and a view straight to Notre Dame. Perfect place to stay as I did when coming into Paris... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Old building, nice hotel and service Amazing location especially if you are interested In Notre Dame Unbelievable view of a small park, bridge near the church and Notre Dame itself. Narrow stairs and not much amenities, building built in 1640 but again for LOCATION you can not beat it.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

I think all that has to be said has been said already about this hotel. If you want old world charm and an excellent location on a budget, good views (for some rooms) from a hotel, this is the place. Do keep in mind that the hotel does not have a lift, instead it has a creaky, winding staircase which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Just Loved staying here, It was perfect in every way, couldn't imaging a better placed hotel. The esmerelda breakfast on the corner was amazing, fresh juice, espresso and croisant, wow this is the best I have ever tasted and so cheap. The rooms were cosy and the staff were so friendly, Great start to Paris, thank you

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Such a quaint hotel right in the heart of a bustling city where some of the greats such as James Joyce stayed. Window opens right onto the Seine and Notre Dame. We got a high room in the attic and had a beautiful view. Would definitely stay again. If you want old school Paris definitely stay here

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

Located right across the street from Notre Dame w views of the cathedral! Great location..Charming staff.. Rooms and bathroom clean and functional. Close to Metro and RER..Latin Quarter..views of the Seine.. Definitely old world Paris!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

It's a rather quirky hotel - could probably do with a makeover, but it has it's charm. Lots of dark wood and beamed ceilings and busy print wallpaper. Rooms were comfy, as was bedding. After hoofing it around Paris all day, I sunk into the clean linens and slept. Could barely hear the animation outside and it's in a fairly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Ok, first things first, if you're looking for a hotel with WIFI in the rooms (only in the lobby) and breakfast then you should probably look further, but if you can stand to pry yourself away from your phone for the night (lol), then this hotel is worth a stay. Located around the corner from Shakespeare and Co. and with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

An amazingly atmospheric hotel, with a location that cannot be beaten! Personally I love that there was no television, lift etc as it adds to the unique charm. However, older people and those with mobility issues will need to note the lack of lift.

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Julie K, Responsable réception at Hotel Esmeralda, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit, our hotel is the year 1640 (history class) Bes regards Jorge More 

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Staying in Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis

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Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
Two islands sit in the middle of the Seine at the very heart of Paris. The more majestic one, Ile de la Cité, sparkles with history. This is the birthplace of Paris, the home of the Gothic Sainte-Chapelle, and the site of the prison where Marie Antoinette was held before her execution. Tourists flock to see the iconic Notre Dame and the beautiful bridges that straddle the Seine. Ile Saint-Louis, the more provincial island, welcomes you with cozy traditional eateries, small boutiques, and what some people say is the best ice cream in the city. This is essential Paris from its very beginnings to its modern appeal.
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Additional Information about Hotel Esmeralda

Address: 4 rue Saint Julien le Pauvre, 75005 Paris, France
Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
Price Range: $97 - $172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
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