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    Location 6.5 /10

    The Royal Cardinal hotel is well located in a dynamic part of the city, right on the edge of the Latin Quarter. Squeezed in between the universities of Jussieu and Sorbonne and the various schools and colleges of the 5th arrondissement, the surrounding streets are home to a number of rather trendy restaurants, bar, cafes and pubs, with everything you could need for a night out partying or a quiet and relaxing city soirée. The adjacent Rue de la Montagne Sainte-Geneviève and Rue Mouffetard are striking examples of this, and the very lively Saint Michel district is also just two stops away on the metro. The hotel also has the advantage of good public transport links, with metro lines 7 and 10 right on its doorstep and RER line B also connecting nearby. The city's two airports are therefore within easy reach of the hotel, as are the major Paris monuments, including the Louvre and Ile de la Cité island, home to Notre Dame Cathedral. If you fancy getting out for a relaxing stroll, head to one of the two vast parks within walking distance of the hotel: Jardin du Luxembourg and Jardin des Plantes.

    Accommodation 7.20 /10

    The rooms at this hotel certainly don't lack originality, and despite being extremely low key, very light and unostentatious, all are slightly different and full of charm. Some, for example, have dark parquet flooring, others a lighter shade, and whilst the furniture and headboard in one might be in a very modern, almost black wood, another will have older furniture and a more elaborate style. The walls are painted in pretty shades of pink or cream. Just like the bedrooms, the bathrooms are all different in terms of the shapes and appearances of the tiling. Whilst some bathtubs are surrounded by beautiful little mosaic tiles in very modern dark shades, for example, other bathrooms are done out in a cutting-edge contemporary style, with very smart grey tiling, chunky modern wood furniture and the latest in wash basin design. This small, 70-bed hotel is sure to win over even the most demanding of guests.

    Overview 6.95 /10

    The hotel is housed in a pretty building on a street corner, with two large balconies running along the façade on the 2nd and 5th floors, and a slate roof overhead. On entering the hotel, you may be forgiven for thinking that this is quite a conventional establishment, but scratch below the surface and you'll find it actually oozes originality. It is relatively unique of its kind, with the walls in the corridors leading to the guest rooms delicately hand-painted with designs that perfectly imitate marble, not to mention the fresco running down the staircase. As there is no breakfast room at the Royal Cardinal, breakfast is delivered straight to your room. Things could be worse. Free Wi-Fi internet access is also available in all the rooms, and a variety of international television channels are also available, but no movie or sports channels.

    Equipment

    • Shuttle bus
    • Handicap access
    • Internet access
    • Animals allowed
    • Safe
    • Non-smoking rooms

    advantage

    • Very light guest rooms
    • Rather low-key modern decor

    disadvantages

    • No breakfast room, so breakfast is delivered to your room

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