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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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... his son and daughter-in-law) is the exception - eighty years old and a strong cyclist - and in September he’ll be doing a ride in the Snowy mountains. We were allocated our bikes and then set off for a quick 10 km ride along the Seine to familiarise ourselves with the bikes (and riding with panniers).
The barge departed early and we were treated to a tour along the Seine past famous Paris landmarks before it was time to ...
... or evening cruise. Unfortunately for us, the boats depart from Pont Neuf, which is the bridge that crosses the island that houses Notre Dame. So we walked from our hotel to the boat, which was about a 45 minute walk along the Seine. This gave us our first glimpse of the Louvre, which is a huge building that again was a former palace. I have a hard time believing people lived in these large "homes" and actually used all the rooms.
... We spent some time thinking about why almost every vendor sold padlocks in such a variety of shapes and sizes. Then it hit us like a stick to the face! We saw the foot bridge. The side railings were indistinguishable behind the massive amount of padlocks clamped on to it. On closer inspection padlocks on padlocks on padlocks could be seen ranging in age and colour. In the noon day sun it created a glittering fantastic effect. Some of the railings had wooden boards ...
... later than we wanted but it was our only choice. Fortunately we made it to the airport at the exact right time just before the lines clogged up completely. With one false alarm of a lost passport scare we were through but barely had time to sit down before we were herded onto the plane nice and early. A very quick trip to Paris but just enough to remind us how much we loved it. Will be returning someday for sure.
Au Revoir France, Pozdrav Croatia!
After some snacks at the hotel lounge, we went off to Montparnasse. Got caught in the rain, but made it to Le plomb du cantal for our last French meal. My overall summary of French food is the wine and the desserts are really the priority. And the olives and bread. We then waited in a moderate line to go up the Montparnasse tower. Well worth the wait - amazing view of the city of lights. Time to pack for home, but I'll be leaving with a long list of things to come back ...