That's what this hotel has going for it. Right opposite Notre Dame and a short stroll from the Louvre and Bld Saint Germaine. Thats why it can charge 200 Euros for the night. Its about location not the luxury or ambience of the hotel. The hotel, designed by Christian Lacroix is bijoux (small - all of it including your room) and up a set of stairs next to a bar. And on a main road so the traffic noise is deafening at times with the windows open. Or closed. |Revellers enjoyed themselves to the very late early hours of the morning below in the bar and street. But that adds to the ambience and feeling of being in the heart of Paris!
That said, it was OK. Shower no bath, and nowhere to put your soap or shampoo when there. A major oversight on behalf of Monsieur Lacroix - but we were told thats how he had designed all the rooms. Minor but irritating - along with the towels gettign wet when you were in the shower as the are stored on the back of the wall in there.
The roooms were small. The lounge area was OK, great views were its saving point alongside the hotel was very clean and tidy. The lady on reception was pleasant but we commented probably a little tired of working on reception in the hotel. Responses were pleasant but a bit automated and dismissive - one had to probe to find things out rather than information volunteered- If you dont ask the right question - you will probably miss out on important - or informative - information. Also you HAD to give your key to her if you went out. Very stern about that! On a good point - as I feel I should say something is that when we asked about parking Madame did point out a road where we could park for free. We later found out that all parking is free during August - inthe legitmiate parking spaces that is. Worth knowing! Generally nice clientele. Hotel never busy which was nice. But as we discovered on our second night we could have a fantastic hotel for 70 euro more (August is cheap so book direct with the hotels to get the discount)
We booked Notre Dame through Mr and Mrs Smith but L'hotel direct. And instead of it being 400 euro (as on Mr and MRs Smith web) we paid 270 Euro. Go there instead. Its lovely. Brilliant location, decor, service and its quiet and in the heart of things. What more could you ask?
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- Also Known As:
- Le Notre Dame Paris
- Le Notre Dame Hotel