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Hotel Design Sorbonne
Ranked #278 of 1,803 Hotels in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 31, 2011

My husband and I finally took our first Euro trip together, we were very pleased with where we stayed in Paris. As soon as we arrived we were happy to be away from the bustle of the Latin Quarter (which is a five minute walk from the hotel, if that) and thrilled that we were so close to St. Germaine and the other attractions north of the river.
The service was great, the staff was very accomodating and always willing to help. WiFi was free although there were some signal disruptions towards the end of our stay. The rooms were small but as expected for Europe. Would definitely return!

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Reviewed October 31, 2011

Very centrally located close to the Sorbonne, the hotel is well designed. The rooms, however, are very small, even the superior ones. Bathrooms are miniscule also. Breakfast is adequate.

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Reviewed October 24, 2011

We spent 2 perfect nights here. The staff are other-worldly and very hospitable. The room was fantastic with a mac computer that double as a television. We faced the university and didnt hear a peep from the street below. Great value, fantastic location and some of the best hotel staff we have ever encountered.

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Reviewed October 14, 2011

The hotel is located within the Sorbonne. I loved being able to look out of my window and watch the students on the side street below or in the classrooms across the street. It is near numerous sights, shopping and restaurants. The rooms appear newly renovated. the decor is somewhat wild but clean and welcoming. The bathrooms are small but serviceable and pretty. The WiFi was not working (although there was a Mac) so I used the WiFi at the M cDonald's down the street.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 2, 2011

This hotel is by no means shabby or run-down, but our standard room was so ridiculously small that I left disappointed. Most other hotels have wardrobes larger than the bathroom, and there is no space to walk past one-another in the bedroom itself. I didn't think the towels offered by the hotel were suitable to this price range either, they were small and quite tatty. My idea of comfort does not extend to turning over in the middle of the night and banging my head on the wardrobe. I can't help but think that despite its excellent location and buzzy neighbourhood, this hotel offers poor value given the lack of space. We were glad that the weather was good so we didn't spend much time in the room. I agree with other reviewers that the wi-fi, although free, was patchy - couldn't get the Mac to work (nor the TV channels) or a wi-fi connection for my phone. Staff were ok - we arrived to find that another group were without rooms due to over-booking or systems issue, so that makes me wary of booking within this group again. The reception was pleasant enough but didn't try very hard when we asked them to order a taxi on Saturday night - we were simply told 'busy time' and left to fend for ourselves. Won't go back.

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Reviewed September 29, 2011

My husband and I just stayed here for the first 4 nights of our honeymoon, and loved it!
Our room was great, had a window we kept open most of the time (opens to a fairly quiet side street) and even had a large apple monitor for any online things you may want or need! It apparently doubles as a tv as well.

It's in a fantastic neighborhood - wonderful restaurants just steps away both in the Place Sorbonne and around the other side nearer the Pantheon. Walk to the Luxembourgh Gardens and to loads and loads of shops and whatever else you may want. Plenty of Metro options too.

You won't regret staying here.

Room Tip: We chose a deluxe.
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Reviewed September 23, 2011

I liked this hotel. The staff kindly helpful, tv/mac useful. Rooms clean but of not so comfortable space -- too small bathroom and a ridicolous shower. Superb and elegant location.

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Address: 6 rue Victor Cousin | 05 Arr., 75005 Paris, France
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Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Quartier Latin
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#250 Romantic Hotel in Paris
#255 Business Hotel in Paris
#311 Family Hotel in Paris
Price Range: $122 - $233 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Design Sorbonne 3*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A bigger brighter lobby, all-new designer rooms, new sound system, new breakfast area, new photo exhibition on every floor, unlimited free internet access, a freshly-cleaned fa??ade... you'll be amazed and delighted by the new Hotel Sorbonne! Total comfort, refreshing style and attention to detail; all our rooms have been fully renovated with daring designer fabrics, sumptuous wallpaper, completely new bathrooms and your own iMac for surfing the web, watching a DVD or checking your e-mail. ... more   less 
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