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Hotel Villa d'Estrées Hotel 4 star
17, rue Git-le-Coeur Paris, France -
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A small, friendly hotel with Neo-Classical decor and just a dozen or so small but sophisticated guest rooms. The location of the hotel alongside the Place Saint-Michel is particularly handy for exploring an area that is not full of young people and students but which is also steeped in history. Its proximity to Notre-Dame is more or less solely responsible for attracting tourists to the hotel; although great emphasis is placed on the welcome guests receive here too.

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      Villa d'Estrées   -   © Luis David Alvarez / EASYVOYAGE

    • Hotel Villa d'Estrées

      Villa d'Estrées   -   © Luis David Alvarez / EASYVOYAGE

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    Location 9.05 /10

    This little hotel stands in a truly wonderful part of the city, and you will undoubtedly be enthralled by the bohemian spirit that permeates the surrounding narrow streets. How can you not get lost and carried away by the throngs of people strolling through the maze of pedestrian streets at the heart of the Latin Quarter? The Villa D'estrées is situated in a part of the city which oozes character, in a village-like neighbourhood of ancient cobblestone alleyways. The hotel is at the intersection of the 5th, 6th and 1st arrondissements of Paris, meaning that it also enjoys the chic and trendy atmosphere of the Latin Quarter and Saint-Germain des Prés, where young Parisians go for a lively and festive time. These ancient streets are lined with the most beautiful buildings, a real treat for the eyes as soon as you leave the hotel. What's more, some of the most impressive monuments for which Paris is renowned, including Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Louvre Museum and the Medieval Museum, for example, are just a few hundred metres away. The beautiful areas of the 5th and 6th arrondissements and the narrow streets surrounding the Panthéon can also be visited on foot, but if it's an invigorating stroll and some fresh air you're after, head for the avenues of the Jardin du Luxembourg. As for transport, line B of the RER connects both of Paris major airports, and lines 4 and 10 of the metro stop virtually right outside the hotel.

    Accommodation 7.70 /10

    First, to get the drawbacks out of the way; The 5 suites at the Villa d'Estrées are small and have no truly separate lounge area to speak of. They really are more like large bedrooms, albeit spacious and comfortable, than the suites you would generally expect of a 4-star establishment. Having said that, the decor is excellent, the level of comfort very high and the surroundings extremely well-kept. This little hotel has only ten guest rooms, all of which vary greatly, with the ambience and colour scheme changing from one room to the next, the only common feature being the striped carpets. Some of the rooms, which feature greyish-blue striped wallpaper, are a little drab, whereas others are much brighter, with busy fabrics making for warmer, more appealing and altogether very pleasant surroundings. One original feature of the hotel, however, is that the bathrooms are laid in dark zellige tiles from Morocco, adding an elegant and exotic touch. The guest rooms, which usually come fitted with a sofa, can also accommodate an additional bed for families. The decor in the rooms incorporates various pieces of art which the owner has picked up from antique dealers at flea markets, thus giving each room its own particular style. A breakfast of pastries and other fresh produce can be served in your room at no extra cost, and room service is available in conjunction with the Café Latin restaurant on the corner of the street, which belongs to the same owner. All of the rooms have free Wi-Fi.

    Overview 7.45 /10

    A far cry from the common perception of large 4-star hotels, with their over-the-top service and luxurious, even ostentatious decor, the Villa d'Estrées is a small hotel which oozes charm, is discreet, intimate, low-key and elegant. Indeed, this is a small, down-to-earth establishment consisting of only 10 guest rooms, 5 double and 5 suites, a lobby, a large room at the entrance to the hotel, and no extravagant features such as spas, hammams or massage rooms. The quality you can expect from the Villa d'Estrées is evident in the welcome extended to the hotel's regular guests, who come here not only for its location, at the heart of historic Paris, but also for the peaceful, relaxing surroundings it offers. The hotel's showpiece has to be its lobby, notable for its Neo-Classical, Empire-inspired decor. It serves as both the reception area and a small lounge and also doubles up as the breakfast room, at the risk of unsettling certain guests, as this effectively means you end up sitting having breakfast among the comings and the goings of other guests. The owners, of course, claim this is all in the name of proximity and friendliness, and it certainly gives guests the opportunity to chat with hotel employees who will be more than happy to provide advice about where to go and what to do in the capital. As an added delight, the decor has been carefully selected, with beautiful stripy sofas surrounding low dark wood tables. A lot of the woodwork is dark and the ground is covered in old black and white floor-tiles that add a lot of class to the only communal area of the hotel.

    To know

    You might be interested to know that the quirky name of the street on which the hotel stands, the Rue Gît le Coeur, is said to date back to the days of Henri IV, when his mistress lived here and he used to run up and down the street shouting 'ici gît mon cœur' ('here lies my heart!').


    • Shuttle bus
    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Animals allowed
    • Safe
    • Non-smoking rooms


    • A very intimate, friendly hotel
    • Lots of regular guests
    • Personal welcome


    • No car park but guests can take advantage of beneficial rates at the car park at Place Saint-Michel
    • Only 10 guest rooms, which are often all occupied
    • The suites are very small

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