Hotel Abbatial Saint Germain
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Left London about 1:30for train to Paris. Love the train. Had two seats facing each other. Perfect! Served an excellent light meal of cheese, bread and raspberry mousse. We think we had upgraded seats.Taxi to hotel. Told 50 euros but he charged 80. I guess he saw us coming. Return trip was only 15€. Our B and B Hotel Abbatial SainteGermaine …
We started the day with colours from the grey palette – softly falling, wetting rain, but even the rain in Paris is a thing of beauty. It seems to make the neon street lights translucent and the greenery in the window boxes greener. We ate our petit dejeuner – croissant and chocolat for me -while watching the road dry out and the sky …
... the waiter brought a tray, and on it was: 2 extra coffees, 4 extra chocolates, 2 pamphlets outlining the history of the restaurant, 1 extra baby muffin and 5 paper tablecloths! All because Trish had explained to him that she had wanted to go to Les deux Magots ever since she bought the picture of it for her kitchen wall (because it was red and …
... I feel fizzy and funny and fine! And it's because we're in Paris in the sunshine, and I have to keep pinching myself so I know I'm really here. We walked today for 7 and a half hours, and around every corner, down every little alleyway, we wanted to take photos. Everything is just so beautiful, and oh so French.
We arrived yesterday …
... sing a little sunshine song. We did more walking today, across the Pont to the Rue Rivoli for croissants and coffee with the locals, past the Bastille and up the Rue de la Roquette to the Cimeterie du Pere Lachaise. An amazing cemetary filled with elaborate tombs, cobblestone streets, beautiful chestnut trees and little oases of grave-free …
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Loved this small B and B within in walking distance to so many of the sights of Paris...a measly 5-6 blocks from Notre Dame...Clean, VERY nice people. Worth every penny
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Abbatial is a Winner
My husband and I just returned from a week in Paris and we stayed at the Abbatial for 3 nights. The hotel is in a great location, and easy to get anywhere in Paris by foot or by the incredible Metro system. We had a lovely room on the 5th floor with views of Notre Dame and the Pantheon. The room was small, but very comfortable and clean. The staff is very nice, helpful and all speak very good English. Many places to eat and shop in the neighboorhood-only about a 10 minute walk from the chic St. Germain de Pres area. We will definitely stay here again!
Loved our Hotel
Four women, over the age of 50, stayed six nights at this hotel in March, 2004. We had a wonderful experience. Hotel staff was very pleasant and helpful. All spoke some English. Rooms were more than adequate with floor to ceiling windows opening onto balconies. Bathrooms completely modern. Rooms cleaned and clean sheets and towels every day!
Hotel is within walking distance or a metro ride of all the "must see" Paris attractions.
Would definitely stay here again.
This is an excellently run hotel at a reasonable price (it cost us about £90 ($140) / night). The rooms are small, as are all central Paris hotels in this budget range, but they are very clean and well maintained. All the staff spoke English and were very helpful.
Im just back from a quick visit to Paris. Myself and my Mum stayed 2 nights in the Abbatial Saint Germain. The location is perfect and the staff were very friendly and spoke English.The rooms were so clean and the beds were comfortable. I would certainly stay at this hotel again.
An "A"for the Abbatial
We just returned from a four day trip to Paris and had a wonderful time - one of the reasons being the Abbatial St. Germain. This hotel has an excellent location, friendly staff and pleasant, immaculate rooms. Our room was #23 and faced the side street. It was small but I've seen smaller and it had two large french windows/doors, not to mention a shower and tub. Be sure to check their web site for specials. Bon voyage.
My boyfriend and I stayed here in November 2003 for 5 nights. The location was excellent as were the accommodations. The staff was very friendly and spoke English, which was nice since we don't speak very much French at all. The lobby was a decent size, and a side room provided for more seating if you were waiting for a ride. For the most part, we didn't spend that much time in the hotel so the need for a large lobby wasn't necessary.
I stayed at the Abbatial Saint Germain in February, 2003.
Great Cafe next door
My husband and I stayed at Atel Abbatial in June 1999. We liked the area because it isn't so touristy. You could blend in with the locals pretty well. We found that the best food we had in Paris was the Omelette Super St. Germaine at the Cafe located next door to the hotel. We spent lots of money on fancier dishes, but nothing came close! As for the hotel, it was fine. The rooms were a bit cramped, but a good deal for the price.
Stayed here in 2002
Really enjoyed this hotel. It was ideally located and the staff were lovely. Do not have a bad word for this hotel. We were in one of the rooms on the top floor and although the room was fairly small it was nicely furnished and had a nice view out down onto Boulevard St. Germain. If I ever go back to Paris I would without doubt stay here again. Very good.
We stayed at the Abbatial for four nights last month. First of all, the front desk staff is highly efficient and friendly. We booked this hotel way back in April and each email was answered promptly (within 24 hours)! We needed a triple room and was advised to ask for room #55, the room pictured in their website, as it's larger and has a balcony. I specifically requested this room and was promised it. When we arrived, the room was indeed waiting for us. Also there are three sets of double pane windows to keep out the noise on the boulevard and it certainly was quiet in the room. One set of windows is in the bathroom. From the windows in the bedroom we saw the top of the Pantheon. By looking out the window in the bathroom the spires of Notre Dame were visible.