This hotel was recommended by a work colleague, and it did not disappoint!
We wanted to stay in the Latin Quarter as we really enjoy the restaurants/night life in that area, aside from the fact that it's very pretty and well located to explore the rest of Paris. This little hotel was perfect for all our needs. We had a slight wait on our room but we did arrive at 9am or something crazy. The friendly receptionist answered all our questions as we waited and offered us an upgrade to a rooftop two-storey room (which we were able to view for ourselves) for more Euros, but we decided to keep the room we had on the third floor and save our pennies for the often-expensive Paris meals. We were, after all, only there to sleep and our room on the third floor was more than adequate with a huge comfy bed, modern furnishings, flat screen TV, small balcony overlooking the quaint street below and a wonderful bathroom full of Hermes products - a lovely touch.
We chose not to eat breakfast at the hotel as it was more fun and a cheaper option to just walk down any of the surrounding streets and find a little cafe and eat with the locals. I can happily recommend the cafe on the corner - as you walk out the front door head right down towards Luxembourg Gardens and you will see this particular cafe with the red awning. We ate there on our last morning and it was not only a beautiful outlook to the Gardens but also a quintessential Parisian experience - the tables on the path all facing outwards and basking in the sunshine, seemingly no other tourists eating there and the minimal-English-speaking waiter to challenge our basic "baguette", "croque monsieur" and "caffe" grasp of French breakfast terminology! Oh, and the croques and coffees were great!
If you're into fitness may I also suggest a morning run around the Gardens. We did it one day and it was just beautiful, and full of locals doing the same thing. While I'm recommending Paris experiences can I also say you really must catch the train out to Versailles if you get the chance - we did it this time and it was magnificent, I'm so glad we decided to as it was just beautiful, and the little town itself is very quaint with lots of great cafes, bars & restaurants.... after the hours you spend walking the Chateau and its amazing grounds you'll be up for a beer!
Le Senat was a true "find" and we will for sure stay there again on our next trip to Paris. For the E185 we paid for a balcony room we felt it was very reasonable given the hotel was so modern and clean, in a great location and with friendly and helpful staff.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Le Senat Hotel
- Le Senat Paris