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Hotel le Notre Dame
Ranked #227 of 1,795 Hotels in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Northants, UK
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Our new favourite hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2010

Yep, you have to climb 20 steps just to get to reception, the rooms are not much bigger than the beds that they've somehow managed to squeeze in, the elevator is so small it barely fits 1 person, there's no fridge or mini-bar in the rooms, it can be a little noisy outside at night, but this hotel is absolutely fabulous.

Recently refurbished by Christian Lacroix, the interior is, well... oddly unique. Each room is different. We had room 52, which has a copy of Jan van Eyk's Arnolfini Portrait on the wall behind the bed, mixed with a few strange photo mash-ups for good measure. The building is 400 years old and you can tell. The floor (covered in a carpet designed to look like a wooden floor) is spectacularly uneven. The handful of steps from bed to bathroom were down hill all the way.

Right outside the window is the Seine (at it's narrowest point), the Ile de la Cite and Notre Dame. All around you is the Latin Quarter, an area of Paris that I love and a good base i think for first time visitors. Plenty of cafes, bars and bistros right on your doorstep. It's an area that stays up late some nights, so you'll find it to be a safe place to walk to and from a restaurant.

The ground floor is Le Notre Dame cafe. We spent a late night there watching people hurry through the rain and amusing the waiters with our poor attempts to speak French. They deliberately brought us the wrong drinks, with the right drinks just hidden out of our view.

We've stayed in plusher places than Le Notre Dame, but this place really made us feel at home and put a massive smile on our faces. We can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Harrogate UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2010

First trip to Paris, was thinking of spending silly money on The Ritz or something with a view of the Tuilieries, then found this place on Tripadvisor. Booked a room with a view and omg what a view. The lady on reception was lovely ( we did find the restaurant you recommended by the way and it was spectacular ), The room was very nice we loved the design and the very comfy bed.

We will be returning for sure.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London
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106 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2010

We found this hotel through Mr and Mrs Smith and thought we'd try it out. Usually we stay in the Marais but wanted to try somewhere different. Great welcome, gorgeous room with that amazing view of Notre Dame and the Seine. Super comfortable bed, compact but perfect bathroom and slept really well. We'll definitely return.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lottie75
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Basel, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2010

The rooms are just beautiful, decorated with so much detail. The sight (in the rooms with view on Notre-Dame) is simply awe-inspiring. Also, the hotel is really close to the metro and it' in the heart of Paris. The best hotel (and the only one I'll ever go to) in Paris!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2010

Hotel Le Norte Dame is a newly refurbished hotel in a good location but be weary it's right in the mecha of tourist area. If you're trying to avoid the tourist, I would not recommend this area. Also, if you're expecting a full service hotel or even any service, I would not recommend Hotel Le Norte Dame. We had a room with a view of Notre Dame and the scene. The room was a descent size for Paris, was modern, funky, and had great views. I would recommend this hotel if you're looking for a clean modern hotel and don't expect any hotel services.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MattnSydney
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Folsom, California
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25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2010

We were at the hotel July 12-15 and since we hit the heatwave in Paris the fabulous a/c in the room gets 5 stars. The wireless in our room was great, too. We loved the location but even with double paned windows and ear plugs was awaken every morning around 4am by the people noise in the streets. Granted it was high summer and after the World Cup, but the street noise was crazy. Can't imagine what it is like on weekends since we were there Monday-Thursday. I would likely stay here again, just not in the high tourist summer time.

The two really annoying things were no mini-bar or fridge. When it's 95 degrees outside you really want access to cold bottled water and there was no way to do this. Also, the water did get all over the floor from the shower no matter what we did!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2010

Notre Dame Hotel is a very nice design hotel decorated by Christian Lacroix, the French designer. I have booked there because of some good reviews founded on internet and also for the location, just in the center of Paris, near the river.
The staff is very friendly and Helpful for dinner reservation , taxi, tours, metro map…
I really recommend this Hotel.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank alix97
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Property: Hotel le Notre Dame
Address: 1 quai Saint-Michel | 5th Arr., 75005 Paris, France
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Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Odeon / Saint-Michel , Notre Dame / Marais
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#115 Business Hotel in Paris
#172 Romantic Hotel in Paris
#181 Family Hotel in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel le Notre Dame 3*
Number of rooms: 26
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