The wife and I had an "extended weekend" holiday in Paris, and picked this hotel for it's location and reviews on TripAdvisor. We are, overall, very pleased with the hotel.
The staff were helpful and amiable. We had the staff recommend a restaurant and make our dinner reservations every evening, which worked well and the restaurants were quite nice. Also the staff helped us with other things that needed clarification or booking readily.
The room was fairly small, but clean and nicely decorated. Storage space was tight, with a single small coat closet at the entrance, a small desk and a minibar with a small TV on the top. We had to fold up the chair to have someplace to put the luggage. The bathroom was also clean and fine. The bed in our room could be a slightly on the short side if you are very tall. Overall, the room was definitely better than what I expected from an old building in the middle of the Latin Quarter for the price.
When we arrived the hallway on our floor had just been painted, and the lobby was being renovated on the last few days of our stay. Also there was renovations being done in the courtyard, but we weren't particularly bothered with any of the work going on since we didn't sleep in. We met the owner who had come to check on the renovation progress. She struck up a conversation with us and she ended up giving us a tour of the hotel, showing many of the rooms; all different (it's an old building) and decorated differently, but to the same nice standard. I think all the rooms had the original (14th? 15th? century) beams showing, which I found quaint. She explained the work being done was due to the building code having changed and that a lot of other hotels were under renovation due to this. We didn't get to see the finished lobby, since we had to leave before it was finished. I won't deduct too much from the score due to the renovations because of the way the staff and the owner handled us during this.
The location is very good, near the RER station and within walking distance to many of the sites including the Notre Dame and The Louvre. Also the street had hardly any traffic on it.
Overall, while the hotel is by no means luxury, it did live up to our expectations nicely. We usually travel solo on business (large hotels) or with our three small kids (apartments, villas), so I don't really have too much experience with this type of hotel. However I think I can heartily recommend this hotel, especially when the renovations are all finished.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Boutique hotel, built in 1480, recently remodelled, 13 rooms, 6 suites, wall-fabrics - exposed beams - marble bathrooms, massage showers, jacuzzi in suites, view over rooftops, located near Saint Germain des Pris, Notre Dame, river Seine. ... more less
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