Hotel Residence Henri 4
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Stayed here for a weekend break and if it wasn't for the poor breakfast I would give it 5 stars. Rooms are spacious and are more like small apartments, for the price they are really good. Staff are friendly and all spoke good English (to the reviewer who said the staff didn't speak good English - remember you are in France and it doesn't hurt to try and speak the local language). Overall would recommend.
We've searched Paris' 5th for close-in but quiet rooms, and found it here. Not only that but got a sitting area, kitchnette (small fridge, microwave and burner!) and balcony. Windows keep noise out at night, though rooms got a little stuffy. Advance booking got us very good price vs. their list prices. Terrific location!
Not the best
Hotel Residence Henri IV is near the cathedral of Notre Dame, but it is not near good subway stations, so it is necessary to transfer several times to arrive to the main attractions.
Advantages: The rooms are pleasant, it has a kitchenette, balcony, the street is quiet.
Disadvantages: No air condition, some people of the staff don't speak English, the breakfast is very bad. I would not return to this hotel.
A wonderful, quaint place to stay in Paris!
Just returned from a four night stay at the Hotel Residence Henri IV and it was wonderful!
The hotel is on a quiet, no outlet street and very quiet (for Paris). The location is perfect. We loved being in the St. German de Prix area and this hotel is a few steps from the Seine, a wonderful outdoor market and great little shops.
With only a few rooms you get great personal attention and not too much traffic (there are less than 20 rooms). We stayed in room 60 and it was so lovely. Wonderful windows on both sides of the room and a real bathroom. We peaked in room 62 and it was lovely as well.
So, staff, location, quality and size of room for the price was all great. The bed was soft... but for less than $200 you aren't going to get the Ritz.
I would recommend skipping their breakfast. While very convenient and certainly nice, for $10 euros you can do better across Rue D'Ecole or at the market for even less.
I slept the two first nights of 2005 at the residence henri hotel in Paris. The hotel is very well located, short walking distance to metro, shopping, Notre dame, the river, Latin Quarter, but you can still sleep at night because its in a very quiet street (dead end, no cars passing). Our room was an apartment with two rooms one bathroom and a small kitchenette. The beds are not very comfortable and the tv is very small but I stayed at other hotels in Paris and this was better in all aspects: well located, very clean, just painted and helpfull bilingual staff. I booked the hotel directly by the internet based on the reviews of tripadvisor and the availability of a room for 4 and the price was right. I recommend this hotel very much and also recommend the location in the Latin Quarter because is a safe zone full of restaurants, people and lots to see and do, everything nearby.
Superb place to stay
Fantastic location, wonderful hotel.
A few blocks from the Seine, in the latin qtr, about
5-10mins from the happening section with cafes etc.
And the hotel's in a real quiet dead end street, with
a small park across the street.
We stayed in an apt which was real great since we
have a 2 year old. Rooms were decent sized, one for
the kid, one for us, a bed in each. Bathroom was
clean and marble tiled, and comfortably sized, though
not spacious. Both our rooms had a little balcony you
could look out of, though not sit in. The rooms and
furnishings were pretty new. There was a little
kitchenette, with hot plate, uwave and fridge, good
enough to reheat food.
The staff was very helpful and nice - interacted with
3 desk managers, so it's a safe opinion I think.
We stayed 3 nights, and got a great deal, but we'd have
paid a fair amt for this hotel, it was an excellent stay.
270 Euros for two nights in a sweet, standard sized twin room (beds could be bolted together), with a kitchenette discreetly hidden away in a cupboard and a lovely big bathroom. Bargain!
Excellent location in the middle of atmospheric St Germain, a short walk to the Seine and Notre Dame, very clean and adequately equipped room, at the end of a quiet street so little noise and very friendly and helpful desk staff (particularly Eric!) who went out of their way to be helpful.
A definite recommendation.
Perfect for a couple with a child
We really like this hotel. Rooms are a little small, because the hotel is in an old-style Parisian building, but we didn't spend much of our time in the room, so that wasn't a problem. What was great, was the kitchenette that is in every room; it's good to be able to make a meal if you don't want to go to the expense of a restaurant every single night (and there's a proper fridge, which can come in handy). Some people have said that the rooms were shoddy, but ours was fine, with a little balcony that looked out onto a garden. I loved the stairway, with its classical decoration and thick carpet. I can't believe some people have noted what TV channels the hotel has! Who ever spends more than 5 minutes watching TV when they are in Paris (unless they are mad)?! Staff were absolutely excellent. We needed help with finding stuff, and they helped us get the right buses to see more of the city, and told us that the metro stop which goes directly to the airport was only a short walk away, which saved us quite a lot of money on the taxi. If you walk down the street of the hotel, you get to the Seine in about 5 minutes, right next to Notre Dame. That was great in the day, and even more beautiful at night when it is lit up. You can also walk alongside the river. It's like being in a film! With my laptop I could check my e-mail (they have free wireless internet acces in the hotel lobby. That's the first time I've had that!) and rates were very honest considering the location. The Hotels Paris Rive Gauche site has special offers sometimes. Don't forget to have breakfast at least once as well; the vaulted stone ceiling is really nice. I would go back to this hotel without hesitation.
Cosy, clean, adorable
I stayed in the Hotel Residence Henri IV during the first week in October 2003, in a single room on the top floor. I was in room 60 and the rate then was 155 Euros. Though it might be a bit of a squeeze, this room would also be fine for a couple, assuming they didn't have tons of luggage.
The room was quiet, bright, immaculately clean, with a compact but fully-equipped bathroom with good lighting. With the compact space they have, they've done a lot to make you comfortable. Room 60 has a small table and two chairs nestled under a slanting roof at one end of the room, which has a window looking out on the rooftops, while the other end of the room has almost floor-to-ceiling glass doors which open out on a tiny terrace with it's own bistro table and chair, if the weather's warm enough you can sit out and have a coffee in the morning.
The sleeping area of the room is separated from the rest of the room by a four-foot high by six or seven-foot wide wooden wall containing a shelf on one side that's wide enough to place your books, toiletries, etc., meanwhile the "wall" serves as a headboard to the bed, as the other side is the queen-sized bed. On either side of the glass doors, a closet has been built into the walls, and one closet contains a small safe. The room was well lit, fully carpeted and cosy.
The room comes with a small kitchenette built into the wall of the hallway after you enter the room, and it contains a good-sized fridge, a sink, a microwave (which I only tried to use once but could not get to work), and a small stove, as well as enough cups, plates, cutlery for 2 people, as well as dishwashing liquid and space under the sink for storage. Given that there are fantastic bakeries less than 5 minutes away, as well as a bunch of little grocery shops, I really enjoyed being able to make my own coffee and have a baguette and yogurt and fruit in the comfort of my own room, rather than pay 10 Euros for a buffet breakfast in the hotel.
The staff at the hotel's front desk were very friendly and helpful, and if like me, your flight gets you in before your room is ready, you can enjoy as much coffee as you like (free) in the lounge while you wait.
The location of the hotel is terrific. You're in the heart of the Latin Quarter, walking distance from Notre Dame and the Sorbonne, surrounded by tons of bookstores, cinemas, shops, as well as walking distance from a cybercafe, yet the street the hotel is on is a cul-de-sac, so it's very quiet.
The room also comes with a TV, though if you don't speak too much French or were hoping for the BBC or CNN as well as local channels, you might be a bit disappointed (also, the reception was not very good).
I would definitely stay here again. I took a peek at one of the larger rooms when one of the maids was cleaning it, and there was a separate bedroom and sitting room, as well as a small kitchenette (which I believe is standard in all rooms).
Quiet and Private
Elegant building on a tiny dead end street in the Quartier Latin. Rooms were shoody (peeling paint, threadbare carpeting) but our suite had 2 rooms each with a double bed and each room had (non working) fireplaces. Charming, in that shabby way. Staff was VERY helpful. I tried to stay at this hotel again the following year, and the price quoted by the hotel directly was $100 more per night than through a hotel travel service! One would think they would be pleased to take a reservation directly and not pay a commission! This explained to me why there is not money in their budget to spruce the rooms up a bit. Incompetance of management!
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