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“Great Paris pad!”
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Hotel le Senat
Ranked #471 of 1,801 Hotels in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Great Paris pad!”
Reviewed September 15, 2007

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.

  • Liked — The location, the modern rooms and the lovely bathroom!
  • Disliked — Nothing - it was great.
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2007

When I returned to Paris 9 months later I knew I had to stay at hotel Senat. It was like returning home for me. I love the location and the friendly and helpful staff. I stayed in Paris for 8 days both times and enjoyed the 5th floor with a balcony. I had a view of the palace in Jardin du Luxembourg, which I enjoy spending time at. The hotel is very contemporary and charming. I've spent time at the bar and had breakfast downstairs...very good. I tell all my friends about this place. I really enjoy the neighborhood and the non-touristy feel. ...Enjoy!

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New York City
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 29, 2007

Hotel is a very cute and clean hotel in a great location. Front staff were friendly and good breakfast that was included. Room is tiny tiny tiny (par for Paris). Large suitcases barely fit through the halls, never mind your room. It's a basic no frills small hotel. No bellhop, no concierge, no room service other than bringing up your continental breakfast.. Comfortable though with everything you basically need. I'd probably try the Hotel Luxembourg next time - looked nicer.

  • Stayed June 2007
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New Jersey
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed June 20, 2007

We stayed at this hotel in May of 2007. It was our first time in Paris and we couldn't have stayed in a better location. The neighborhood not only has an amazing park accross the street but many places to eat and shop. It is in within walking distance of so much to see.
We found the staff very helpful and even supplied an European power converter for no charge. Room service was also free as well as a morning paper.
The room was small and the elevator was made for one or maybe two, but it was more than adaquate by American standards. We loved our balcony! The bathroom in the room was cleaned immaculately everyday. One really big bad point was the lack of english tv station or tv stations at all. They had a great flat screen plasma tv, but not much to watch between exploring the city.
The breakfast that was included in the price of the room was very nice. However since we where stayed for over a week, got a bit boring but was very yummy! The waiter was always friendly and brought the coffee out quickly.
This was a nice hotel and should not be overlooked.

Stayed May 2007
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7 Thank violet_ryan
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Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 9, 2007

My husband and I stayed at Hotel le Senat for our honeymoon. The hotel staff was very friendly. The rooms were a bit small, but that was expected based on previous reviews. View from the balcony was awesome. Location was great! Would definitely recommend staying at this hotel.

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  • Disliked — Room size
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank seiden
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Tempe, AZ
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed May 21, 2007

I stayed here for a week and had a great experience. The staff was wonderful and eager to help make our trip as great as it could be. The location was wonderful as well as it is near both an RER station as well as a regular Metro station. The hotel is close enough to nightlife and restaurants that you can walk there in only a few minutes but is on a small street so you're not kept up by traffic at night. The room size was on par with other hotels in Paris but they were exceptionally clean and the beds were super comfortable, the Hermes bath products didn't hurt either. The breakfast was great but you could save the 15 Euros a day that you spend on breakfast by grabbing something at the bakery down the street. There is a bar in the hotel but I only saw it being used once during my stay. Overall it's a great hotel in a great location with a staff that really wants to make your trip memorable.

  • Stayed May 2007, traveled as a couple
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Finland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed May 7, 2007

Stayed at hotel Le Senat in December 2006 and truly enjoyed my stay. The location is very handy, within walking distance to Luxembourg RER station, so it was easy to get to the hotel from airport. The rooms are small, but nicely decorated and have that real, genuine 'Parisien' charm. The street has almost no traffic at all, so it was nice and quiet.The bathrooms are beautiful with black and white tiling. Big plus for the quality Hermés toiletries!

The location is perfect for quality shopping in Saint Germain de Pres, lots of great shopping to be done there. Near the hotel is a lovely little pastry shop 'Gerard Mulot'- do not miss it! There are also lots of small, cosy restaurants within walking distance from the hotel.

I would recommend this hotel for couples on a short city break in Paris.

  • Liked — Great location
  • Disliked — Very little room for luggage
  • Stayed December 2006, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel le Senat
Address: 10 rue de Vaugirard, 75006 Paris, France
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:
#257 Business Hotel in Paris
#263 Family Hotel in Paris
#288 Luxury Hotel in Paris
#327 Romantic Hotel in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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