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“Comfortable & compact”
Review of Hotel le Senat

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Hotel le Senat
Ranked #637 of 1,803 Hotels in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 22, 2013

Stayed here for one night recently on a 36 hour business trip to Paris. The location is fine - set amongst the back streets of the Latin Quarter / St. Michel area. You will need a good map or satnav device to initially find the hotel if you are travelling on foot.

The hotel is compact and a little claustrophobic - the corridors, lift, stairwell and bedrooms are minimal in dimension.

However, service on check-in was friendly and efficient. The rooms were appointed as one would expect from the lower midrange market sector.

Would I stay in the Hotel le Senat again? Probably not as there are so many alternatives across Paris & the Latin Quarter itself.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

We stayed at this hotel based on the positive Trip Advisor reviews, and the hotel located close to Jardin du Luxembourg. We brought our 9 months old baby and the room was just nice to fit in a baby cot. We also tried the room service one night, and the food was not bad.

The hotel is within walking distance to Saint Germain, and to Notre Dame. There is also a nice vietnamese restaurant at the back of the hotel.

The only improvement that they could make is to have a free coffee/tea making facilities in the room. They do have a chargeable one at the reception.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 12, 2013

My husband and I picked Le Senat for our 3 day trip to Paris based on the positive Trip Advisor reviews as well as the location. Having both been to Paris several times, we love to stay in the Saint Germain area on the left bank. We booked a deluxe room and requested a balcony (which we got - always nice since it's not guaranteed). As a general rule, we like to book a slightly upgraded room when we travel so as not to get the lowest room class in any hotel, which I would recommend doing here. Obviously you should expect small hotel rooms in Paris though which was another reason for our upgrade.

Pros:
Location
Nice modern design/feel and furnishings
Decent room size (deluxe room)
Quiet - our room was internal and we heard no street noise

Cons:
Bathroom - no space for toiletries which I hate! Also, terrible lighting and no magnifying mirror. I found it very difficult to put my makeup on and my husband had a very hard time shaving - bouncing between the room mirror by the bed (where you can at least get up close, but is still dark) and the one in the bathroom (which you can't get as close to).

Shower - while I have come to expect the half-glass door thing in showers in France, it still is frustrating to not be able to avoid flooding your bathroom floor. But more annoying is that the shower head would not stay in the right position so I had to resort to holding it by hand the whole time which is a pain & not relaxing.

Closet space - very limited for 2 people. No drawers (only shelves) and very limited hanging space.

Things that did not bother me, but may bother you:
Room size (deluxe room was ok for 2 people)
Very small elevator and narrow hallways in hotel
Service - we found the staff mixed levels of friendliness and helpfulness. Did not offer to help with bags, did not smile, bare minimum level of service & cordiality.

Room Tip: Get a deluxe room for a little more space and ask for interior facing.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

We stayed with our baby early March. Rooms were fairly big (compare to other hotels in Paris). Our room had very comfortable kings size bed. Staff were pleasant and helpful. Location is great. We are definitely going to recommend this hotel to our friends.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

Booked Le Senat at the Tourist Information desk at CDG after a delayed/cancelled flight. Was familiar with Paris and needed a hotel near the RER for arrival/departure to airport. At check-in, about 10pm. was greeted by two polite gentleman at the front desk. One of them assisted us in making necessary phone calls. Recommended a great french restaurant next door to the hotel. A small grocery store across the street had tooth paste and tooth brushes. Happy they were open at that hour of the night! Also a Bank Paribas ATM was across the street. Our room was small, but to be expected in Paris. The room was very clean with white crisp sheets! Bathroom was adequate with a nice shower/tub combination and complimentary L'Occtaine (sp) shampoo/conditioner & lotion. Breakfast was very good with Pan de Chocolat and other breads/cereal, yogurt, eggs, assortment of meats etc. We were pleased to find out the Marc Chagall temporary exhibit was across the street at the Jardin de Luxembourg. We were there before 10am and very few people were lined up. Decided to go to the Monoprix in the area to buy a few essential items and then returned to find a line with about a 10-15 minute wait. Checked out of the hotel and off to the airport! If we are fortunate enough to return to Paris, this is the hotel we would stay at!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 8, 2013

If you like Paris - than the Senat hotel near the Luxembourg garden is an excellant choice, the hotel is nicely furnished, the beddings are exquisite, and eventhough the room is abit small, you don't really feel it. the bathroom is modern, and on the whole this is my paris Hotel!

Room Tip: rooms facing the street can be a little bit just a little noisy but there is adouble glazing if you...
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

We only had two days at the end of our trip in Paris. We chose Hotel le Senat and couldn't have been happier with our choice. The staff were very accommodating, they couldn't do enough to help us and ensure that we wanted for nothing whilst we were there. The rooms were new and modern and the terrace had a lovely view of Sacre Coeur in the distance. We were within a few minutes walk to St Germain des Pres, the metro and lots of restaurants. I can't recommend this property enough, it is such a delightful change to larger hotels and has all you could ask for and more. I can't wait to return.

Room Tip: Spend the extra money and get one of the suites, it was definitely worth it
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Address: 10 rue de Vaugirard, 75006 Paris, France
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Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Saint-Germain-des-Pres
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#256 Business Hotel in Paris
#262 Family Hotel in Paris
#326 Romantic Hotel in Paris
#354 Luxury Hotel in Paris
Price Range: $150 - $348 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel le Senat 4*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Le Senat in hotel Paris is an elegant hotel for those with exquisite taste. Our hotel is located in central Saint Germain, on the leftbank ( rive gauche) close to the Seine river, a hotel in the Latin Quarter, close to the breathtaking jardin du Luxembourg. A central paris hotel, in the most romantic region. ... more   less 
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