Hotel de l'Abbaye Saint-Germain
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel de l'Abbaye Saint-Germain Paris
Quaint wonderful, but not stellar
This is a beautiful place with recently renovated rooms located off the main activity of St Germain Blvd (i.e. great location). Knowing that their rooms are very small, we splurged and booked a suite, which was spacious with chic modern decor. An important and disappointing feature was their beds were not comfortable feet hang over the end of you are 510 or taller. Additionally, when we checked-in and saw two single beds instead of the full we had reserved, they were very responsive to changing this to accommodate for a couple. The only problem was that they only pushed the beds together resulting in a large crevice down the center. This made sleeping difficult and uncomfortable, a problem for the money we spent. The front desk was nice but lacked the expertise, helpfulness and availability we had found delightful in One Aldwych, a hotel we had just left in London. We are mixed on whether we would go back there. We will probably try another location and compare it to Hotel de lAbbaye before we make our final conclusion on this hotel.
Charming spot, great service
Really wonderful weekend spot. We stayed in a standard room overlooking the garden, very well appointed and quiet. "Street" view is also relatively quiet, thanks to these rooms looking over a courtyard, but those on first floor hear noise from ground level. Breakfast was good with personable staff. In all, I would return next month but they are full! Book ahead.
Hotel l'Abbaye - a perfect hideaway
The l'Abbaye is an oasis in the 6th. It feels like a home-away-from-home, both in accommodation and service. After a hard day pounding the pavements, visiting museums and generally enjoying Paris, you'll love coming back here for a cup of tea in the garden and a rest in the most comfortable rooms. The staff is helpful at every turn.
Missing the Hotel L'Abbaye
I followed this tripadisor recommendation, as well as two other hotels in Europe. I am happy with all three, but I have special memories of the Hotel de L'Abbaye. Although rooms were a little too small, I can't complain of anytihng else. I loved the location: safe, approx.150 steps from the metro, walking distance to St Germain -de -Pres, St. Sulpice, Luxemburg, Latin Quarter, Notre-Dame, St. Chapelle, and others.
Excellent restaurants nearby. Lovely building with relaxing breakfast area next to a courtyard. Delicious croissants, and freshly squeezed orange juice included in breakfast. Courteous and efficient staff, willing to help anytime.
Liked Hotel de l'Abbaye
We stayed at the Hotel de l'Abbaye for three days in May, 2002 prior to going to Provence. It is located on a side street off rue de Rennes and is very quiet. The rooms may a little small by American standards, but were spacious enough not to feel cramped. They were very clean and well-furnished and the bathrooms were nice. The staff were friendly and accomodating and we enjoyed the continental breakfast served either in the courtyard or indoors. The public rooms are comfortable and tastefully decorated. This hotel is approximately three minutes from the St. Sulpice metro station. I would stay at Abbaye again.
At home in the l'Abbaye
We have stayed at l'Abbaye on out last three visits to Paris. On each occasion we booked a standard room - small but very, very comfortable.
The staff are quite extraordinarily pleasant and helpful and the ambience is elegant, comfortable and welcoming. We love the breakfast room and the leisurely French breakfasts - a perfect start to a Parisian day. The only negative comment might be that our room has not usually been ready at noon, usually not till quite a bit later but we have managed to fill in the waiting time at the nearby Bar Casette.
Suffice to say, that we cannot imagine staying anywhere else, we feel like family now.. But please, don't tell anyone else - we wouldn't want it to become too popular!
Excellent Hotel and Area
My wife and I visited the Hotel de l' Abbaye June 2003. Beautiful hotel very charming and a very helpful and courteous staff. Great location, one block off main street, and three blocks up from St. Germain De Pres. Walking distance ( 10 min.) to Seine River. Notre Dame, Louve, and great shopping and restaurants all around. Metro station ( St. Sulphice) minutes from hotel. Was our 30th anniversary. Will never forget the hospitality and freindlyness of the people who work there and the French people we met.
Perfect in every way, except...
the location, while not bad, is a little off the beaten path and Metro access is not the best. Stayed in July 2002. Staff was wonderful, room impeccable (though a little small), nice breakfast, and so, so quiet! This place is clearly committed to providing an excellent experienc for their guests. I would definitely stay here again.
L'Abbaye provides a secure haven away from busy streets. Our room appointments were attractive and impeccably kept. Having the windows open to the delightful courtyard was a breath of fresh air, literally and figuratively. Petit dejuneur or evening drinks in the garden room or on the terrace was an added treat. Staff helpful, courteous and location excellent. Unquestionably French.
My visit to Hotel de L'Abbaye was in 1996. Since then, on other visits to Paris, I've stayed at other small hotels, as I like to discover charming places. Next time, it will be back to L'Abbaye, because my other hotels just didn't have the same "feel." The rooms are attractive and efficiently designed, the old building itself is lovely -- set off an entrance coutyard -- the staff is excellent and the common rooms on the first floor are very charming. Breakfast was a leisurely, and relaxing way to start the day, with the best croissants and steaming cafe au lait. The family that owns the hotel is gracious, and I loved their Weimeraner dog, who welcomed -- at a reserved distance -- new lodgers. It's well located, with easy walking access to the Metro and it's in a good location to stroll about and discover areas, such as the Luxembourg Gardens and the Eglise de St. Sulpice. Charming shops abound in the area and if you're planning on a wedding, splurge here as there are just incredible bridal shops. I enjoyed meeting other travelers from around Europe, South American and other cities in the States. This is a most congenial and pretty hotel.
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... up the GPS which directed us to our Apostrophe Hotel, just made it in 25 min then had many visits to the white throne over the next 12 hours.
... but she was dead set on going up. After two hours we finally got our ticket to walk up the stairs to the second floor. So we stopped on the "first floor" and took pictures. Then we got to the second floor and took some more pictures. Then there was ANOTHER long line to buy a ticket to ride the elevator to the top. Luckily Liz said the second floor was good enough for her so down we went. We walked to Le Invalides which I believe is a museum. It was a gold dome looking ...
... to see a show while I was there but was not going to pay almost $300 American dollars.
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... walked back through 'The Jardin des Tuileries' or Garden Tuileries in English which is Paris's most visited Park, to Notre Dame to visit. Once we arrived at the cathedral, we noticed the huge lineup and decided it was a no-go for this evening. We headed back to the hip area we are staying in for the week to do a bit of grocery shopping and to grab a pizza for dinner. In total today, we walked over 11km. Pat on the backs for us! Goodnight Hannah and Deb ...