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“Affordable and Central Parisian Hotel”
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Hotel Des Canettes
Ranked #1,613 of 1,802 Hotels in Paris
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“Affordable and Central Parisian Hotel”
Reviewed July 11, 2012

Don't expect frills and fuss at Hotel Des Canettes. That said, why would you want to spend time in the hotel on a trip to Paris? Centrally located in Paris' trendy Saint-Germain-des-Prés district, Hotel Des Canettes is just a few minutes walk from the Saint-Germain-des-Prés and Mabillon Metro line. Before I went to this hotel, I'd read reviews of the noise that comes from the street below (there's an Irish style pub locate directly opposite the entrance to the hotel), however I didn't find this problematic during my 2 night stay but this was probably because our room was higher up on the 5th floor. Room are small and pokey but comfortable and clean. Equipped with adequate storage space (built in cupboards), TV, bathroom with complimentary shower gel & shampoo. This hotel is perfect if you want to experience central Paris on a tight budget.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 19, 2012

I had consulted Tripadvisor.com before booking this hotel. I had read the reviews mentioning the bar across the street from the hotel and the noise. I wish I took those comments more seriously because noise became quite a problem during our five nights at Hotel Des Canettes. Three out of five nights I had trouble sleeping. The first night there was screaming, banging, and partying both inside and outside the hotel. It was a Saturday night and the bar and street were filled with people until 4AM creating disruptive noise. Some of those noise makers went from the street into the hotel (I presume they were staying there also) making it painfully hard to sleep. The other nights were not as bad, yet I could still hear people singing and yelling most nights.

Other than the noise we really liked the hotel and the staff. They were helpful, nice, and tried their best with the language difference. The rooms were suitable for us as budget travels. Rooms were clean, had a tv, and there was enough room to move around. I'm very disappointed that the noise was such a problem since everything else worked out nicely.

The hotel is in a great area (aside from the nearby bar), plenty of shopping, places to eat, and access to the metro.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed June 17, 2012 via mobile

The room was very small, with old furniture but kinda OK for the price.
But the bathroom was really really small. It was difficult to take a shower without hitting the walls or turning it offf by accident.

But the location is great, with 3 subway stations nearby.

At weekends the street can be very crowded.

  • Stayed June 2012
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Montenegro
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Reviewed June 16, 2012

Hotel des Canettes is worderfully placed aside St, Sulpice, at St Germain 6 eme arr. , close to many nice bars, restaurants and points of interest in Paris. The room was tiny and smelling to cigarrete, but it was clean, shower was good and I slept very well, it worths because of location! A little bit expensive, but it's the price to stay at 6 ème!!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 23, 2012

The hotel was clean and the staff was pleasant. I had a room overlooking the street and it was quite noisy. An Irish drinking bar can really get loud. Although the room was small, I didn't spend much time in it. Too much to see in this city. There were 3 metro stops very near the hotel. Very close to St.Germain des Pres. Cannot say enough good things about the location. I could get anywhere easily from this hotel.

Room Tip: I got a room with a bathtub which was quite nice. If noise bothers you, get a room that does not ove...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
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London
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Reviewed December 31, 2011

I've stayed at Hotel des Canettes twice, just back from Paris last night. The rooms are basic but cleaned to an acceptable standard; small, but as noted elsewhere, you don't want to be in your hotel room with Paris beckoning. I have not found street noise a major problem, and most recent trip had a very quiet courtyard room. Unfortunately guests use the courtyard as an ash tray and it's littered with cigarette ends, so I kept my net curtains closed to avoid looking at them - in fact Paris is turning into an open air ash tray (slightly worse than London, where I live).
Anyway, the hotel is in a fantastic location and that's why I stay there. two minutes from Metro S Germain des Pres, Marche s Germain, Monoprix, post office.... 1 minute the other direction to Place S Sulpice, with Musee du Luxembourg another couple of minutes further (Cezanne exhibition currently). Louvre 10 mins walk; Notre Dame 15 mins.
Haven't had any problems with the staff, tariff etc, always polite and helpful - I do speak French, which probably helps. I have never had breakfast in the hotel since there are many lovely cafes locally, so can't comment on that.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed October 3, 2011

We booked this room through travelocity. It was one of the last rooms we could find on line available for the time we needed and our budget. The rooms were basic and clean. Bathroom was clean as well. Shower was a bit small but I think that is normal for Paris. The hotel staff was very helpful and spoke english. They offer breakfast at 8 euros a person but you can grab the same at a cafe outside and get the real Paris feel.

The rooms are a bit noisy so if you are a light sleeper then bring earplugs. There are a few bars below that are open late and people were out til about 4 - 5am most nights/mornings. The weather was exceptionally nice for the end of September so I dont know if that was why.

We ordered a price fixed taxi from the hotel to the airport which cost 55 euros. The hotel arranged it for us. Our flight was early so we had to catch a taxi at 5am to get to the airport. There are metro stations nearby Saint Sulpice (4 line) which is a 5-10 minute walk. Odeon and St.Germain de pres stops are not too far either. We walked to most sites and the night life in that area was perfect.

Overall a pleasant stay and good value for Paris hotels.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Des Canettes
Address: 17 rue des Canettes | 06 Arr., 75006 Paris, France
Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Saint-Germain-des-Pres
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
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Ranked #1,613 of 1,802 Hotels in Paris
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Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Des Canettes 2*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel des Canettes is located on rue des Canettes, just opposite the prestigious private residence whose name and history reverberate in the street today.The hotel lies within a picturesque area of Paris where restaurants, boutiques, cinemas and entertainment abound : there is everything you need for a perfect vacation !Two steps from Saint-Germain des Prés : the historic heart of old Paris, the Paris of artists, writers, poets and musicians. ... more   less 
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