Hotel Dauphine Saint Germain
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Our flight arrived on time at 6.30am and we easily moved through customs and into a taxi. We drove quite quickly to Paris without traffic being too much of a problem. We were shocked at how dark it was and how long it took to become light! I think it was around 9.00am before it was daylight. …
... in 1989. The museum displays over 35,000 pieces of art, the most famous of which is the Mona Lisa painted by Leonardo da Vinci in the early 1500s. While we're not intending to go inside during our stay, being here and knowing the cultural significance of this most famous of museums is awe inspiring. Continuing on, the bus crosses the Seine River onto the small island on which Notre Dame is built. An interesting fact about the church is that ...
... his offer. We finally arrived at the hotel room but Hannah and I could not figure out how to turn the lights on in the room! After some trial and error we found a slot that you had to stick your key into to turn trigger the lights (who knew!?). The hotel was nice and we had a great view into the courtyard. The windows were huge and they swung open but had no screens. They must not have problems with bugs like we do in Ohio. Getting to sleep was a challenge and getting ...
... seated us. As he waited on us, we decided he must be a relative of "Mr. Happy". The attitudes abound, but we just laughed about it but didn't leave a very big tip. His service was not good and the food was only mediocre. On the way to the Metro from the hotel, we passed Moulon Rouge and made a reservation to see the 11:00 pm show. (The only time we could get tickets.) We took the Metro back and walked back to our hotel. Mr Happy had ...
... to force directions upon me. Problem was, she had no idea what she was talking about and didn’t know any English! It was amusing to see her turn the map upside-down and back-to-front though.
The food markets were awesome and I chose a very colourful café to eat in. I just ordered whatever the special was, so when my meal came out I had no idea what I was eating! It was a really tasty vegetarian dish though and I enjoyed watching the waitress salsa dance ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Dauphine Saint Germain Paris
Excellent hotel in Paris
My husband and I went to Paris on September and we stayed at Hotel Dauphine St Germain des Pres, a 3 star hotel in the latin quarter in Paris. The hotel is magnificient, that's really the best hotel we had ever seen. The team is always available, the room was really marvellous. It was really too hard to come back to our normal life, to our small house. When you stay a few days in this hotel, you really don't want to go and visit the monuments, as in this hotel, iyou have the possibility to relax in a peaceful atmosphere.
So, if you're looking for an incredible hotel in Paris, don't hesitate, go to the Hotel Dauphine Saint Germain : it is in the latin quarter in Paris, so close to the monuments such as Louvre, Notre Dame ... and you will be very well welcomed.
So romantic and charming hotel
I have spend a week in the hotel dauphine saint germain, it was splendid! The rooms are beautifull, decoration is wounderfull, (very old exposed beams, traditional fabric wall coverings...) Rooms benefits of a full equipment wifi, air conditionned, Cable TV, mini bar...
The front desk office is very helpfull and nice, (thanks Guy & Houda!)
Its location is unbeatable: Two Minutes walk to The Louvre or Notre Dame Cathedral, St Sulpice Or Museum Orsay and all of the left bank clothes shops and galeries by practically falling out of bed.
Nice enough, but wouldn't stay again
My husband and I stayed at this hotel for our first trip to Paris. We actually didn't even choose this hotel. We had booked with Hotel Fleurie originally, but they cancelled on us last minute and booked us with this hotel. As many of the other reviews said, the location of this hotel was fantastic. Other than that, nothing else was great. The room and the bathroom itself were very small and cramped. The elevator was tiny. We never had breakfast there because they were charging 15 euros. Instead we just went down the street to one of the many patisseries that were around and had a much cheaper and delicious breakfast. The staff was friendly for the most part, some were better than others. Overall this hotel was fine, but not worth a return visit.
Cute tiny rooms
We stayed here two nights and our room was so small I thought I was in a cave (low ceilings). The elevator would only accommodate one person if they had luggage. We did not try the breakfast here but went down the street to a cafe (half the price). The bathroom was adequate, clean, and very nice marble and lighting. We then left to go to a wedding in Provence, but had to come back to the hotel for two more days. (It was fashion week and we could not get other accommodations elsewhere.) We asked for a larger room and were told they were all the same size. The second room was just as small and the bathroom was smaller. The location is great, and the staff very accommodating. Too bad the rooms are so small, decorated very nice but small).
Historic and Lovely
A lovely old hotel in a fantastic location with darling service. The market just around the corner has everything you could want to picnic on, from cheese to bread to pastries to crepes to wine. Notre Dame, the Seine, Les Deux Magots where Hemingway used to hang out, and many other landmarks are just steps away. And, the price is reasonable, too!
My wife and I stayed 2 nites the very end of Sept. '04. Tho at the end of the tourist rush, we got stuck on the top (6th) floor in the back. This was several steps up from the elevator landing in the weird shaped mansard roof area (angled room, sloping ceiling) overlooking an air shaft. There was the sound of water trickling all night down a pipe in the shaft. An attempt had been made to silence it as there was insulation covering the thing. A.C. didn't seem to work the first nite so slept with the window open - hence the water sound. I thought about trying to move but at the end of our bicycling in Provence was too tired to try for just one more nite. Paid 180 EU for this supposed 3 star with no breakfast. Apparently others get deals with breakfast included beceause the desk had to consult a list to find out. 1 coffee+1 juice+1 coissant=14 EU ( $17.50 ) "But monsieur...that is a breakfast !"(coffee=3.40) Friends staying at Hotel de Fleurie, also in the 6th arr.. Looked like a cut above for the same price.
The good: nice modern bathroom (toilet flusher stuck a bit), tub with hand held, great location on the left bank,staff pleasant, spoke english.
Full priced but pleasant
Right around the corner from Buci market, this is one-half block removed from a very happening area chockablock with hotels, cafes, bars, and young people. Quintessential look, with french windows with flowers overlooking the street. Staff is friendly and helpful. Breakfast is only ok. Room is sparse, but comfortable. Mine was on the street over the entrace, and a bit noisy. Not a bargain, but pleasant in a good/great location adjacent to St. Michel (Metro +RER) and Odeon metro.
Hotel fibs about sending email confirmations
This hotel's reservationist appeared to be very nice and helpful. She sent very prompt emails regarding the types of rooms available and the rates. The problem occurred after I sent my credit card information to book the room I chose. I got no confirmation within 24 hours. I emailed asking for a confirmation, no reply. I threatened to cancel the reservation then immediately received a reply from the desk clerk saying that my credit card info. was received, that the res. was in order, but she couldn't find my file and would have to wait 'til the reservationist returned from the weekend. How weird I thought because all the emails were from the reservationist (at least that's what the emails stated in the close) and not only that, the supposed reservationist was emailing me from Monday and this was a Wednesday so how could she have been gone for the weekend?
It was 2 days later I sent another email, again no reply. Then again I threatened to cancel one more time and got an immediate reply from said reservationist claiming she sent my confirmation the day before. That was a lie because I never received that email message. There is no problem with my server rejecting the hotel's emails as I received the reservationist's current email message.
I've since sent her a cancellation notice and of course I haven't gotten any confirmation about this either.
This was a lovely hotel. I took a group of friend for my birthday in February, and we all liked it. The rooms are incredibly charming with nice furnishings and bathrooms. The staff was very helpful and the breakfast helpful. The location of the hotel is superb -- right in the middle of the St. Germain, but nice and quite. A lovely little gem for a good value in Paris.
Loved this hotel!!
I'm sorry that it has taken me so long to write a review of this hotel.
I loved it!! Very European and small of course. But the front desk person, was a lifesaver. I wish I could remember her name. This was my first time in Europe and I was somewhat concerned being a female traveling alone. Very helpful and knowledgeable about the surrounding area and extremely friendly. I was in Paris alone for the first day and half and she was very protective of me. The hotel is in the center of everything, about a 15 minute walk from the Louvre and Notre Dame. A 1 block walk to the Metro and lots of night life so I didn't feel uncomfortable coming in late at night. I would stay there again in a heartbeat