An ideally-located local 2* hotel.
An ideally-located local 2* hotel.
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The hotel stands in a quiet, safe area at the very heart of the Latin Quarter, just metres from the Seine and a stone's throw from the book stalls running along the banks, where you're sure to find some little treasures tucked away somewhere on the stall. When it comes to nightlife, you'll be spoilt for choice in the neighbouring St Germain des Prés district, with its plethora of restaurants and bars which you'll find are buzzing until late into the night. Another of the district's legendary sites, the home of singer Serge Gainsbourg, where fans have covered the walls with messages, is also very close-by. The closest metro station is St Germain des Prés.
All of the hotel's 21 guest rooms are in the Standard category and are surprisingly large, much larger than you would find in many other establishments. The decor is nevertheless pretty basic and the furniture rather worn, although the exposed-beam ceilings somewhat detract from this fact. The amenities here are undeniably poor and include a tiny little television which isn't the most reliable and free Wi-Fi Internet access in reception only, and there is no air-conditioning, no refrigerator and no safe. Most of the bathrooms have showers. The rates are nevertheless pretty reasonable for this part of the city.
The front of the hotel consists of a fine ochre-coloured facade and a traditional-style sign suspended from an iron bar swaying gently in the wind. Inside, however, the surroundings are rather more basic and the decor certainly characterless. The rather charmless breakfast room is housed in a vaulted cellar on the basement level and the communal areas of the hotel are a little worn. The owner certainly doesn't seem to have made any attempt at keeping up with the standards of other establishments in the area.
Those looking for a cosy and traditional base on the outskirts of Saint-Germain-des-Prés will particularly appreciate the care that has gone into decorating the rooms here.
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