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“Unhelpful front desk”
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L'Hotel
Ranked #557 of 1,804 Hotels in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 15, 2012

We were stuck in a cafe in marais and needed a taxi back to the hotel as it was pouring down with rain. We rang the front desk and asked if they would arrange a taxi to take us back. They refused to do so and gave us a number to ring and arrange ourselves. We tried but as the phone menu was in french, which we didnt speak, we couldn't arrange one. We rang the hotel again but they again refused to assist. We ended up asking our waitress to call one which she pleasantly did and we tipped her extra for it. When we got back to the hotel, we asked the front desk why they couldnt have done what the waitress did and called us a taxi, they replied that if we were not there when the taxi arrived then the hotel would be liable for the bill, thus they would not call us one. Hence, we understood that while we're paying over Eur 600 a night for our room, we were not deemed good for a Eur 20 taxi bill that the cafe was willing to take the 'risk' for. Very poor service that we have not experienced travelling elsewhere around the world. We will be checking out other hotels in Paris with hopefully better service.

Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 1, 2012

A magical bar to have a drink in Paris. We sought out the hotel bar after learning about the history and the people who used to visit here. Heck, Oscar Wilde died in this hotel! The bar is absolutely stunning - they have a small bar with four stools and then lots of lovely seating areas. We were the only people in the entire bar, so it was a bit romantic - even we felt like rock stars!

We had two glasses of rose each, about 9 Euros (cocktails are expensive but it goes with the territory, I'm sure they are tasty). It was really a magical experience - I'd consider staying here now that I've enjoyed the bar and the service so much.

A really wonderful place for a historic cocktail - you never know, maybe Johnny Depp will stop in.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

Lovely base in the center of Paris. Great charm and ambience, fabulous quirky rooms.
Very helpful staff but not easy to get served in the bar at times. Excellent location for restaurants and sightseeing.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 20, 2012

We didn’t stay here, but we stopped by for a Sunday afternoon drink. We wanted a place where we could sit, talk, and drink champagne and L’Hotel was fantastic. The service was exceptional (the staff recommended a cheaper champagne for us to order). We loved the fact that this was a hidden gem and that it was empty, as that is the ambiance that we were seeking. The cocktails were delicious as well and very elegantly served.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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3  Thank Carolina B
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

As an Independent business traveller journeying to Paris with a few days to relax - the last thing I needed was to be surrounded in romantic soft settings or covered with over ostenscious gold tapped decor. I accidentally came across a book of Parisian Hotels and decided to go find this 'cool, smart, secret enclave with a hint of louchness'. However, I had my doubts, after all this is the place where Monsieur Wilde quipped ‘either that wallpaper goes, or I do’. Thankfully the wallpaper has evolved, tastes have been refined and expectations have been surpassed - the L'Hôtel did deliver the goods and more. You can even bring your well behaved pets with you! The rooms are delightful - from themed and (almost) minimalist Mistinguette Chic to the very colourful Pierre Loti - Mignon, Bijoux, Grand, Chic. Not for die-hard modern design lovers, or for functionalists - as the street noise can be distracting (or richly ambient) The furniture and storage is limited but fine if your can think creatively and happy to invest $$$$$. Its also very helpful if you learn the phrase 'Je ne parle pas beaucoup de français.' (I don't speak much French) and usually at this point, depending on your pronunciation, whoever is serving you will switch to English and you can communicate your needs beautifully ...... This hidden gem is beautiful, and one of the coolest yet friendliest places to stay in Paris. J'Taime, J'Taime dans L'Hôtel Rue Des Beaux Arts 75006

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

wonderful place with super nice and friendly and helpful staff.
reserve the pool - it's free and private and wonderful.
i don't have much more to say but my review can't get published unless i keep talking.
bar is really nice and cool! great drinks!

Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 22, 2012

After a long month of business travelling, myself and my partner checked into this little hidden gem to unwind and have some down time - and it absolutely did not disappoint. This is possibly one of the nicest hotels I've ever stayed in, and definitely the coolest place i've stayed in Paris. With St.GErmain being my favourite neighbourhood, it was lovely to stay there, on the rue des beaux arts. This property is totally unqique, and exceptionally special. The staff are absolutely welcoming, which comes as a pleasant surprise in normally surly paris! We were fortunate enough to stay in one of the suites on the top floor, and with the amazing views over the parisian rooftops, felt like I'd been transported back in time to a lovely Belle Epoque version of paris! Absolutely do not skip having an evening aperitif in the hotel bar - it feels deliciously decadent and they sure know how to mix some serious drinks!
This is definitely not a budget way to stay in Paris, but if its boutique and clever chic that you want to splash out on, then L'Hotel really is the one to treat yourself to.

Room Tip: Find the budget for one of the bigger rooms, as the "mignon' ones are infamously small!
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about L'Hotel

Address: 13 rue des Beaux Arts, 75006 Paris, France
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Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Saint-Germain-des-Pres
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#179 Romantic Hotel in Paris
#322 Luxury Hotel in Paris
#421 Business Hotel in Paris
Price Range: $332 - $874 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — L'Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 20
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