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Hotel Design Sorbonne
Ranked #278 of 1,804 Hotels in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 21, 2013

We have stayed in Paris many time in very different hotels so are aware of the size of French hotel rooms but as this was a special trip my other half pushed the boat out & booked a deluxe room. We were on the 5th floor & a lovely room it was too! Not massive but big enough for us. We got engaged in one of our favourite restaurants & my birthday was on Bastille day so a lovely weekend it was too! We even managed to see the fly past from our window to boot! The staff were all lovely & polite & helpful. There was a bit of a queue at check out but so what!! Breakfast in our room was plentiful & freshly made plus ask for a courtesy tray for tea & coffee. Free wifi is a bonus too. Will definitely recommend this hotel & great staff & hope to stay here again!

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

Stayed 2 nights. Perfect location for a romantic weekend. Fancy tiles in the bathroom and interesting wallpaper with different sized rooms. Efficient aircondition.
Rooms are tiny - and the bathrooms are sized like wardrobe closets - turn, sit, and mind your knees and head. The elevator is for 1 person+luggage or a couple and doesn't reach the top floor. Desk is friendly about luggage, transport etc.
Went there with a relative and his room was upgraded even though he ordered a less costly room than we. Check-in makes photocopies of both passports and credit cards! Very archaic. It will take at least 10 min when no other guests are in line. Several other guests argued about the copies and the way they charge your card.
Wouldn't stay there again but find something nearby.

Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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hoteldelasorbonne, Directeur général at Hotel Design Sorbonne, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2013

Dear NUBUS,

Many thanks for sharing your experience with us. We can only apologize regarding the upgrade and fully understand your frustration. For your next stay with us, we would be happy to offer you a free upgrade, so you can test one of our largest rooms. Just send me an e-mail.
We are also very sorry you felt badly about the check-in procedure. The security procedures do not take very long, but we do take the time to explain the hotel to new guests, to make sure their stay goes as smoothly as possible.
We do hope you will visit us again soon.
David GERMAIN
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

This is a small hotel in a quiet side street across from the Sorbonne, and an easy walk to St Germain des Pres. We stayed in their garret room, which is a very cute room with claw-foot bath and attic windows overlooking the Sorbonne. The hotel is clean and quiet, and the staff were very helpful.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

This was an ideal location, clean and well-staffed. Be aware the the rooms are quite small, and if you request two beds, the beds are the smallest I've ever slept in! Almost the size of a cot. The bathrooms are clean, but very small. This may be true throughout much of Paris, but I wasn't expecting it. Very helpful staff.

Room Tip: I'd recommend one larger bed over two beds, as the singles are tiny!
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Eric S
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hoteldelasorbonne, Directeur général at Hotel Design Sorbonne, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2013

Dear Eric S,

Many thanks for your review. Our twin rooms are all equipped with two single beds 80cm by 190cm, which is the standard size in European three-star hotels. For extra comfort, book a Design Deluxe room, which is only a few euros more per day on our website.
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

This hotel is very nice and in an amazing location. Very easy to walk most places and some lovely cafes nearby. It is nice nicely decorated, very contemporary, and all staff were friendly and helpful. The rooms are very small and the bathroom was tiny! I enjoyed staying here and would recommend, just a couple of small problems to be aware of:

I felt the design of the bathroom didn't work with the space very well, when you washed your face in the sink you ended up knocking you head on the shelves and when you used the hairdryer the lead knocked everything off the shelves. I know these are small things but when in a small space they matter. There was always a drain smell in the bathroom, even though it was kept spotlessly clean by the housekeeping staff. Finally just a personal preference I'd liked to have had a kettle and fridge in the room but understand this is not always possible.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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hoteldelasorbonne, Directeur général at Hotel Design Sorbonne, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2013

Dear Miss Alondon,

Many thanks for sharing your experience with us. We must apologize for all the inconvenience you encountered during your stay. If you decide to book again with us, let us know and we will ensure the most comfortable stay possible.
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David GERMAIN
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

The hotel is very well located, but the rooms are very small at the price. The design is quirky - not for all tastes. Overall a good stay, friendly staff, but felt a bit cramped. Didn't try the restaurant as there are a number of great cafes in the area.

Room Tip: Twin rooms tiny
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

This hotel is a nice little option on a quiet side street in the 5th. I had a room on the 5th floor, small (especially the bathroom) but generally well appointed. Everyone who I dealt with at reception was friendly and helpful.

Stayed: May 2013, traveled on business
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hoteldelasorbonne, Directeur général at Hotel Design Sorbonne, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2013

Dear Expattraveler2,

Many thanks for sharing your experience with us. Our staff was very happy to welcome you, and it is true that you had one of our smallest rooms. For more comfort , we advise guests to book our largest room, with an exceptional view of Sorbonne University: the Design Deluxe room.

We hope to have you back sometime soon!

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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
Price Range: $122 - $239 (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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