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Hotel des Grandes Ecoles
Ranked #458 of 1,798 Hotels in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Perth, Australia
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A beautiful hotel”
Reviewed September 12, 2012

We stayed for the second time at this little gem and will return again soon. Very friendly and staff welcomed us back. The hotel is within walking distance to the Metro and within walking distance to Notre Dame, restaurants,shops and markets. . The rooms vary but ours opened onto the garden , was very roomy and comfortable with a relatively large en suite . Guests were encouraged to bring their lunch into the courtyard with there wine or you can order tea/ coffee. At night, weather permitting, guest sit in the courtyard drinking their wine ( available form the supermarket down the road) and making new friends and sharing travel experiences. You can only book 3 months ahead to stay at this hotel but it is a great location and great valve. We will return again.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed September 11, 2012

This lovely hotel occupies three buildings around a courtyard garden, a lovely respite from the city streets. Weather permitting, breakfast is served here; and people may bring in food for lunches and dinners. There's an English-speaking person at the desk around the clock. Charming Marie oversees all. The rooms vary in size and features, so it pays to be specific about what you want. The hotel is so popular, you can't book more than a few months ahead--and you must book as soon as it's allowed in order to get a room. It's a great location and a great value.

Room Tip: Not all rooms have showers, so if you need one, ask. Rooms facing the courtyard provide light and g...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Canada
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31 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed September 7, 2012

We returned this summer with our two children. Our first visit being on our own 13 years ago. Just as lovely and friendly as the first time. The same person served us breakfast as well as the same person at the front desk. Wonderful breakfast, beautiful courtyard, friendly staff. Convenient location. A quiet place tucked away near the metro and walking distance of Notre Dame.The family bedroom was roomy and comfortable. The wallpaper and matching drapes were very pretty although probably time for an upgrade. We would definitely return there again and again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Pretoria, South Africa
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 6, 2012 via mobile

What a delightful surprise when the hotel actually surpasses the brochure! We stayed in a room with 4 single beds and enjoyed the hospitality of the staff and their assistance in whatever we required. We stayed there for 11 nights and almost cried when we had to leave... It is close to lovely shops and restaurants and close to the Metro. What more can one ask for in Paris? Although some days were hot one can open the windows wide and the fan also helps where necessary. This is not a hotel where you should go if you expect TV and other in room amenities, it is a lovely break from the usual " one hotel same as next one" mentality and one can enjoy life without TV. We made use of the wifi and the lovely garden. We are going back next year!

Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Perth, Australia
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144 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed September 5, 2012

This Hotel used to be a girls school (apparently). We were very impressed when we walked into the little courtyard. It was so beautiful and all the flowers were in bloom and the outside tables were full of guests soaking up the sun and the atmosphere.
Our room, however, was very very small. We did have an extra bed in the room for my daughter but honestly if that bed had not been there it was still very very small, and compared to other places we had stayed throughout Paris this was quite expensive.
However, the cleaniless, friendliness and overall atmosphere of the place was fantastic. All guests were able to buy their own food or drink outside and bring it in and dine in the courtyard.
The location of the hotel is fantastic to many restaurants, the Left Bank and lots of interesting little streets full of shops.
Fantastic and would recommend it albeit the rooms were small

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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northerner abroad
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103 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2012

Major heatwave in Paris during my stay which seemed to upset rather a lot of people who expected air con - though my fan was quite sufficient to make the evenings pleasant (and in Paris you are usually out most of the day anyway). My room was on the ground floor of the garden building and was plenty big enough for me (it had a table and chairs and a dressing table with chair too) - it was also spotless as always - and the bed and bedding were comfortable. At 135 euros I really don't know what more the 'people who moan' expect - and there were a few of them carrying on and being abusive to the staff while I was trying to enjoy the peace and quiet (and to swear in front of your wife and young children, as I observed one of them doing, just because you haven't got air con is rather sad I think). To have such fabulous outside space is amazing for the centre of Paris (and the hotel will supply you with glasses for your own wine and plates etc if you want to bring your own food back too) so I really can't see what's not to like. To be honest the place is better without the moaners and swearers - leave it for us who enjoy the friendliness, the peace, the garden and the great surroundings. This hotel is now my home from home whenever I am in Paris (which is as often as possible!)

Room Tip: This was the first time I stayed in a ground floor garden room (number 32) and it was the biggest ro...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2012

August, 100 degrees, no A/C
Rooms smaller than your smallest closet
Expensive for the amenities offered, no valet to take your bags so you must sweat and struggle to get to your room
Fans were not working either - a horrible disappointment - Karen Brown should be ashamed of herself for recommending

  • Stayed August 2012
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Additional Information about Hotel des Grandes Ecoles

Property: Hotel des Grandes Ecoles
Address: 75 rue du Cardinal Lemoine, 75005 Paris, France
Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Quartier Latin
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hotel Style:
#25 Best Value Hotel in Paris
#160 Family Hotel in Paris
#230 Romantic Hotel in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel des Grandes Ecoles 2*
Number of rooms: 50
Also Known As:
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