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Historical Traveler Reviews Minerve Hotel Paris
Ew. The staff ruined it for me.
I stayed there and found the hotel itself to be quite modern. However, the arrogant fat bald man at the front desk was totally unwilling to be helpful and seemed to take pleasure in leaving us stranded. I would have thought it was only us, but there were other guests complaining as well. When I went next door to the Familia to complain--since they have the same owner--they were very quick to distance themselves from the Minerve and made it clear they had different management.
Great value, location, staff
I have stayed at the Minerve on several occasions, including once with my graduate class of 20 students for 2 weeks, and found it peaceful, well located and friendly. While some rooms are small, even they have a certain charm. Wish they would give more variety for breakfast.
This is a wonderful, family-run property. Very gracious to US tourists.
We stay here each time we are in Paris.
Very pleased with this hotel. You can walk to many attractions on both banks and Metro and bus access is first rate. Rooms are small and more expensive rooms on the street side (with balconies) are much nicer (and more costly) than those opening onto air shafts in back. Midlle rooms on the fifth floor in front had tiny showers only while corner rooms had a bath at the same price. I certainly would go back.
We loved this hotel. We travelled with our three year old son. They were very accomadating and kind. They even let us keep some outlet adapters for the rest of our trip. The rooms were small but clean and cute, and the tiny balconies were nice, and with a nice view. We enjoy the noises of the city and often kept our balcony doors open. Across the street is a cute patisserie with the sweetest lady and tiny dog that work there. Also the pastries at breakfast were delicious be forewarned though... you don't have to pay for or eat breakfast so make sure you don't if you don't want it.
Overall, we had a good experience. The rooms were very small (by American standards), but were generally clean. The hotel staff was very nice and helpful when asked for restaurant and site seeing recommendations. A metro stop was about 2 blocks away. We never ate at the hotel, as there were small pastry and sandwich shops right across the street. Latin Quarter location is always great.
Even with e-mail confirmation in hand, hotel botched reservation. The most unhelpful and rudest hotel staff I've ever encountered. Customer service is a unheard of term here. Did nothing to accomadate us. Many better hotels to stay at in the Latin Quarter than this palce
Don't stay here!
Be warned- I had 80 Euro stolen from my (miniscule) hotel room here. I had put it aside so that I would be able to pay my hotel bill, and when I went to pay at the reception it was gone. The receptionist was very unsympathetic, and I could understand it might have looked like a scam, but it was a horrible way to end what had been a fantastic stay in Paris.
Beware of Hotel Minerve!
We stayed at Hotel Minerve for 5 nights and found the hotel to be quite clean, safe and cozy. The only problem however, was the fact that we had clothing stolen from our room! Someone in Paris is walking around in my favourite blue top...which makes you wonder about the quality of the staff working at this otherwise recommendable establishment.
I highly recommend this charming hotel. Minerve Hotel is beautiful. It is located about four blocks from the Notre Dame in the Latin Quarter. The medium sized rooms are beautifully decorated and very clean. It was recently refurbished and so everything is new, even the bathrooms! Service was very friendly and extremely accomodating. They are very helpful in giving advice on how to see Paris with limited time. Some rooms have balconies (with a view of the Notre Dame) and some have small private court yards. If you want a room with a balcony ask for one on the 5th floor, they're larger and have tables on them. Price is comparable to other hotels in the area. Metro is nearby.
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... not least! With so much of Carissa’s family in the bay area and California we always have visits or are visiting family. We love it, the kids love it! Carissa has some good friends in the neighborhood as well. Worse still - in Paris disappointed we’ve really not made any real friends here. The opportunities are few, we haven’t been here long enough - and we aren't here long enough time to form any strong ties.
Food choices: Our eating habits at ...
... 160; We then went on a river cruise along the Seine. The cruise was unforgettable for all the wrong reasons: a crowded boat, a screaming toddler whose mother was more interested in having her photo taken in front of every statue, monument and bridge we saw then caring for her baby! Yes, I know, somewhat judgemental but totally true. Then there was the four year old behind me who kicked my seat for the first 20 minutes of the cruise until ...
... the city seeing the sights and waiting until 10.15 when it finally starts to get dark and the city lights are at their best. We got to the Tower about 10.45 and all got off to take our photos. The twinkling lights on the tower are turned on at 10.55 for 5 minutes. We had to do some washing when we got back to the hotel as we were desperate for clean clothes and had no access to washing machines until now. Basin washing is not fun, especially when there's no ...
... it anywhere on the ground, plus Google Maps didn't know where it was. It was raining, our legs ached from all the recent walking and my bag had never felt heavier. It's a long an uninteresting story, but we eventually found it after nearly an hour. I think only my brother, with whom I have also struggled immensely in the rain to locate a rental car office within a European city, can truly identify with my pain. He's seen me at that low point, and had to ...
... there are some pretty hilarious pics in there of me and her. Although I have to say that she looks better in hers than I do in mine. LOL... I had to laugh at some of mine. Pretty hilarious!
I also found my favorite place in the Louve and you can see it in the pics. It is the atrium with all the 18th century, mythological sculpture! Completely charming and beautiful! Also I must say that I like the Louvre parceque I got my entrance free because ...