We caught the Eurostar from London and arrived at the Paris Gare Du Nord station at around 4pm. Finding the hotel was not hard, being the first time in Paris we simply went to the ticket counter and bought 10 tickets for €12.70 as we were only there for 3 days and 2 nights, looked at the map and caught the RER B line to Robinson and got off at the Luxembourg station (more information: http://www.transilien.com/web/site). We booked the classic room with no view on the hotel website a month beforehand to take advantage of the special online Spring 12 offer, but were upgraded to the classic room with a view of the Pantheon on arrival at no extra cost - this was after declining their offer to upgrade to a room with a view. The room was clean, colourful and cosy. May be considered small for some but I thought it was fine. Our classic room had one double bed which filled one entire section of the room - not much space to move around, a sofa to sit and relax. It also had a safe so we used it to store our passport. There was a small balcony to which we could sit and look at the Pantheon or air our laundry. The free wifi was not great for skyping - kept cutting out, but otherwise it was enough to be able to check emails or use viber on a smartphone. The hotel staff were very friendly and provided us with the local map of Paris and highlighted the top places to visit when we asked. We loved coming back to the hotel with a view of the Pantheon every night and we also felt quite safe as the road was always brightly lit! And despite the night crowd at the Pantheon across us (bank holiday meant that young adults congregated in front of the Pantheon just to sit around and talk), but noise was not an issue once the windows were closed. The hotel was only 5 mins away from the RER Luxembourg line depending which exit you took sometimes it felt like 7mins, and dragging our luggage on arrival and departure was no problem. On the first day, we walked from our hotel to Notre Dame which took between 20-30mins. In 3 days we were able to visit the top tourist attractions - Notre Dame, Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Sacre Coeur, Moulin Rouge, Galleries La Fayette, L'Opera, Les Invalides, Arc De Triomphe and of course the Pantheon. There were probably more cheaper hotels to stay at, but we were happy with everything else, and would highly recommend this hotel.
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