Travel Blogs from Paris
... we got off to have something to eat, yes crepes, but this time ham and cheese and I had a cheese hot dog ! Back on the bus with the river on our right hand side most of the way, then to Champs Élysées, little side shops all the way down the road, we stopped to have a look and further along there were real shops so poor Clint had lots of time waiting in the street! Again we pass the Eiffel Tower, a sight I ...
Our hotel is located on a quaint, little Parisian street, known as Rue Cler. Even though the hotel room itself is nothing to write home about (small but adequate), the fact that our room window opens up onto the busy little pedestrian-only street below, more than makes up for the room's small size. The busy little street is lined with a variety of stores, including several fresh fruit and vegetable stalls, two flower ...
... up new people so its a good mixture and a bit of changing so we won't be too sick of each other by the end of the 49 days. We then had a long bus ride into Paris and checked into our hotel which was luxury so nice to be in a hotel with our own bathroom. We then headed out for Dinner at a nearby restaurant where I had my snail and it was actually really nice I'm embracing the culture. I had lots of bread. We ...
... for, for a date after Michael had left on SAS. Michael was not a fan of tea! Two summers ago in Victoria, British Comlumbia, I had wrestled the fam into doing high tea at the famous Fairmont hotel. Lets just say that the Mikes were underwhelmed at the experience! In michaels mind it was a stuffy experience with miniature weird sandwiches and so-so desserts. He did get into spirit & lift his pinky while sipping from dainty cup however! The coup de gras was the ...
... the rest back in, looked around to make sure he had an audience (as if it was a form of street magic to be unveiled) and held his hand out…firmly out hovering in mid space over the thicket of bushes. At first instance, I thought ok, is that his offering to the plants, cuz my homey, those plants DO NOT ...
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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.