22.8.13

To be recommended?


It’s not in my habits to recommend hotels. I never stayed in this one, I have no commission… , but considering the looks and where it’s to be found, I believe I would try it if I were a visitor to Paris.

Completely calm in a passage to be found behind a gate at Rue-du-Cardinal-Lemoine, close to the Panthéon, to Rue-Mouffetard, and with the feeling that people like Descartes, Hemingway (see previous post), James Joyce… used to live and work in the immediate neighbourhood...

So, if you feel that you would like to book, here is the address. If you do try it, please tell if you were pleased. 



21 comments:

Starman said...

It looks like a very nice place, but i would never again book a hotel as long as I can book an apartment!

michael in seattle said...

I have stayed there three times and highly recommend it, especially if you can get a room in the main building. If the same family runs it, they are very nice and take great care of the place. And as you point out, the neighborhood is great.

Cezar and Léia said...

Lovely images! My favorite is the huge door open with the bike on the background! :)
hugs
Léia

claude said...

C'est plusss beau et sûrement mieux que chez Ibis Hôtel, mais je crains que ce ne soit pas pour mes finances.
Et puis, j'ai mon petit pied à terre perso à Paris.

Dédé said...

Quand je pars à l'étranger, il m'arrive le plus souvent de résider dans des B&B car je trouve que l'accueil y est bien souvent meilleur que dans certains hôtels très impersonnels. Mais il semblerait que celui-ci ait l'air bien sympa mais sans doute pas non plus pour mes finances. :-)

Peter (the other) said...

In Hemingway's building, my friend Tony rents out an apartment:

http://www.vacationinparis.com/apts/id_266.htm

Cergie said...

Dommage les poubelles ne font pas très classe, sinon cet hôtel semble tout à fait convenable...
J'aime bien aller dans de beaux hôtels avec de vastes chambres qui ont une belle salle de bain et un bureau confortable, un ou même deux fauteuils pour lire. Et de bons petits déjeuners. Lorsque nous revenions d'Afrique nous avions nos habitudes au Terminus-Est, en face de la gare de l'Est, nous y passions plusieurs jours pendant que mon père faisait ses démarches.

hpy said...

LA chambre d'hôtel que je me rappelle le mieux était du coté de Toulon. La porte ne se fermait pas à clé et le lit était posé sur des agglos, là où il manquait un pied.

Un autre, c'était du coté de Deauville-Trouville, à la campagne, avec les WC sur le palier. Pas de sdb non plus.

Absolument pas à recommander!

Jeanie said...

You're right -- it's very beautiful. I suspect my next Paris trip will either be a hotel or apartment rental. I suspect I can't afford this one, but I might check it out just for fun someday!

Nadege said...

It is a lovely hotel and the price seems reasonable for being in a wonderful district.

French Girl in Seattle said...

Bonjour Peter. I have students who have stayed at l'Hôtel des Grandes Ecoles for years and love it. Prices have gone up a bit in recent years, but their ratings on the online travel sites are still excellent. Rooms sell out quickly, however! Your photos show the property off beautifully. Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Vagabonde said...

This hotel looks like a great place to stay. Last time we rented a studio in the Marais and it was very advantageous, but sometimes just for one or two nights a hotel is best. I have looked at all your great pictures of Italy – you had a wonderful vacation.

Maryanne@ The Garden said...

One of hotels we stay in when we drive into Paris. Well worth going to, clean, quaint, quiet. Do not hestitate to book.

Anonymous said...

I'd choose this hotel in a heartbeat!!

Who wants the upkeep of an apartment when traveling to that city...of all places???

Luv, luv that shade of pink on the façade...

Thanks, Peter.
maria

Studio at the Farm said...

I agree. It really does look like a wonderful place to stay in Paris.

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Thérèse said...

It sounds like a great place to stay. Un hotel avec de la personalite.

Virginia said...

I think the time that Karen and I came to Paris, I found this hotel on the internet. It sounds charming. Let's go have a look next trip!
V

Jeanne said...

This was a wonderful place to stay three years ago and holds special memories. The location is in a great area to explore.

Anonymous said...

I have stayed in this hotel three different times....the last time was in 2008.........I will always return.....

Harriet said...

I stayed at this hotel in 2003. C'est tres charmant! I only wish it were a little closer to a metro.