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“Good and special stay in the Marais”
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Hotel St Merry
Ranked #1,342 of 1,797 Hotels in Paris
Zuidlaren, The Netherlands
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“Good and special stay in the Marais”
Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is a special hotel, conveniently located between Louvre, les Halles an the Marais. The rooms are perhaps not so big, but all uniquely decorated in an almost 17th century style. Our bed was a bit small for two grown up people. Very friendly staff. If the rate includes breakfast, you will get a typical French breakfast served in the room. Note that there is no elevator, so you need to be able to climb stairs if you want to stay here. Because we booked early, we had a good price, far below the official rate. Or bathroom did have some leakage/humidity problems, but nothing that cannot be repaired.

Room Tip: All rooms will have some level of street noise, as far as we could see. But windows can be closed an...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2014

The hotel St Merry is in a brilliant location close to many bars and restaurants and the Chaterel metro station. The staff are extremely helpful and friendly and I will definitely be back. One point though is it's a bit noisy from the street at night but that didn't bother us because we slept very soundly in the very comfortable bed.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 6, 2014

I just stayed at this charming little cathedral-turned-hotel last week. It is a clean hotel with lots of character, and the staff is very helpful (though a bit standoffish at first). However, the hotel is located on a very active walking street with many cafes, and at night it is very noisy. If the window can be kept shut, it is fine, but without air conditioning, and with the windows open, it is incredibly loud late into the night.

I would stay there again -- it's in a good location near Notre Dame and the Louvre -- but I would never choose to stay there in warm weather when I would need the window open to sleep.

Also, be aware, there are many circular steps to climb to get to the rooms.

Room Tip: Corner rooms are noisier.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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London
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Reviewed June 1, 2014

Gothic beautiful hotel in Le Marais.

We just returned form our short trip to Paris and this is one of the hotels we stayed at; I have chosen this hotel particularly for it's Gothic decor and it exceeded all my expectations.
-The location is perfect, within walking distance to the Seine and Ile de la Cité, Louvre, the Pompidou Center with beautiful L'Atelier Brancus, the Marais with its lovely quirky book shop Mona Lisait, which I love etc.
- The hotel and its people charming; in the former presbytery of Saint Merry’s Church, from the narrow spiral staircases to the door handles, the attention to detail is amazing.
- We had initially booked the triple room, but to our surprise, we were offered a free upgrade to the suite St Merry, room 20, with its amazing period decor, chandeliers, stone and wood work, comfortable beds, beautiful views of roof tops and gargoyles. What a delight!
- We had no problems with the noise outside, the hotel is in a lively place and this is to be expected, also the fact that i was awoken by the church bells, to me was rather charming.
- There is no elevator, and although this is never a problem for us - we travel light and are generally able to take stairs to any floor, this may be a problem for other less able travellers.
-We paid 250 euros for one night, and being offered the free upgrade, I cannot possibly say it wasn't worth it; we loved every bit of it.

Room Tip: I think the hotel is rather suitable for specific and well defined segment of the population, a nich...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed May 22, 2014

This hotel is right in the center of the Marais district which for Londoners' is like staying in the middle of Soho. Which is just what we wanted for a fun weekend in Paris! Loads of bars and restaurants on your doorstep.

It's not quiet but if you want that stay in other parts of Paris, like St Germain.

The decor is charming and gothic and the staff couldn't be friendlier. Breakfast is delivered to your room at a time of your choosing.

We stayed in Room 1 which was a bit cosy but if you want some more space they do have bigger rooms for a few more euros.

We would definitely stay here again because of the staff and location.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed May 20, 2014

We spent a fantastic four days as a family at this atmospheric hotel, close to so many sights and within this historic, yet arty and lively corner of the city. We were in the suite high up overlooking the beautiful church roof, and the colour of the lead and stone roof, the gargoyles, beautiful church bells and the street scenes outside made up for the noise at night. The interior of the room was very gothic, partially antique, with many quirky features, and we felt we were living inside a 19th century French novel. The bed, unfortunately, seemed to date from the same era and really was not very comfortable. Having said that, we would absolutely stay here again, the breakfast was fine and the staff friendly. the central location and the completely unique atmosphere make this hotel a real little treasure, if you are prepared to leave real comfort and sound sleep behind for a few days.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed May 16, 2014

As someone had mentioned earlier, this was like stepping into a Harry Potter movie or some gothic adventure. Very atmospheric for those into such themes, while at the same time, with no lack of amenities.

Service was impeccable . The evening staff, a Mr Nihal, was most engaging and helpful, and such a delight to speak with. That truly made my visit to Paris very much more memorable.

Location itself is superb. Five minutes away from two Metro stations, the Les Halle (RER) station, and Pompidou Centre. Lots of eateries around too, you wouldn't go hungry here. Jazz fans might like to note two of the most popular venues are literally within crawling distance, on the same street. You could enjoy a concert and be in your room just five minutes later.

The one and only thing that might be a bit lacking, is the absence of an elevator. The steps are those spiraling ones like the canal houses in Amsterdam. Not too much of a difficulty for me, but might be challenging for elderly folks. In my opinion though, the other aspects of the hotel more than compensate. I will definitely return here should I visit Paris again.

Room Tip: 1) If you mind the steps, or have a lot of bags, you might wish to request for a room in the 2nd flo...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
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Property: Hotel St Merry
Address: 78 rue de la Verrerie, 75004 Paris, France
Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Les Halles
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Ranked #1,342 of 1,797 Hotels in Paris
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Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel St Merry 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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Finely restored Gothic-style hotel in an 18th century stone building - Downtown, adjacent to Hotel de Ville and Pompidou Center. ... more   less 
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