There are several things about this hotel that are truly superior, and I'm going to be fair about them, since I think other reviewers have overrated this hotel.
The staff is excellent: unstintingly courteous and helpful. (And if you've been to Paris, you know that this is all too rare.) They accommodated all our requests with first-rate hospitality. They speak English very well, too.
The location is good. You're right in the Latin Quarter, between the Place Monge and Jussieu Metro stations. You can walk to Notre Dame. The Pantheon is no more than 10 minutes away on foot, the Jardin du Luxembourg not much further than that. There are lots of restaurants and convenience stores in the area.
The internet access is good too: free wifi, always a good signal.
The room comes with a refrigerator, which is tremendously useful.
The main drawback is the room, which is so small that the front door doesn't even open all the way. And you might have to move your bed a few inches to make sure that the bathroom door can clear the mattress. I understand that space comes at a premium in Paris, but there are a few things the management could do to make more efficient use of the little space available. For example, your (small) closet is nestled behind the front door, but it has an unwieldy folding door of its own that you can never open all the way because it bangs into the front door. There had to be a better solution. Similar problem with the desk. The chair is on the left side of the desk, the refrigerator on the right. It's impossible to sit comfortably because your chair will bump into the mattress if you try to adjust it. If you're sharing the room with another person, you'll have to get up and move your chair every time he or she wants to get past. If they had simply bought a desk with a chair on the RIGHT side, at least you'd be able to sit and type with full clearance.
Lastly, I cannot recommend the breakfast. For 9 euros, you get tea or coffee (served in cute crockery), orange juice, a selection of rolls and pastries with butter, jam, etc., and there are also sweetened yoghurts and two kinds of cereal available. (You're out of luck if you're counting carbs.) Many better options: the Carrefour City grocery store is down the street at 37 rue Lacepede, and there's even a couple of specialty stores right across the street. We tried the boulangerie and liked it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cozy Hotel in 6-story, early 19th-century building situated in the Latin Quarter, 50 meters from Botanical Gardens. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Saint Christophe Logis De France