Hotel Residence Henri 4
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... announced to the full platform that all the last 5 services have been cancelled for the night, meaning we had to walk 5km + back to the hostel! Not the happiest we made our way back avoiding dodgy people and through the red light district catching a glimpse of the Moulin rouge before making it back by 2pm. Wednesday 25th - this morning we had a big sleep in after walking a good 15km yesterday and late night walk home. Today we went to the Royal armouries museum ...
... on to the place de Madeleine and sat on the stairs and watched the world go by. The drivers here are worse than Nicky! The explorers then went to refuel and went for a tasty dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe! Once their tummies were full up they went to neighbouring bar for a cocktail. By this point the days exploring was catching up on them so they headed back to hotel - stopping on way for a tasty desert! ...
... I signed up for a French dessert cooking class this Saturday. Speaking of French dessert I can't stop eating! The street crepes are sooo good! And the macarons! I will buy them again tonight with a half bottle of wine to enjoy tonight at the end of my day. And how is it that a cold ham and cheese sandwich on a baguette can be sooo good? I had one yesterday after the Louvre. Every morning I had a cafe du lait and pain ...
... Once again, we divided and conquered our shopping efforts at Le Bon Marche. We actually didn't do much damage, other than Sloan found some perfume that she can't purchase in Calgary any longer and I found some cologne. We decided we needed to check another historic site off our list and while it wasn't really close, we decided that Notre Dame was our next target. We took the subway there and despite the size and popularity of it, we did get a bit lost walking ...
... but when we went outside it was cold and raining. Our only alternative now was to go shopping as the Lazare station has 3 levels of shops. This turned out to be quite a pleasant time and we bought a few things. The sales started yesterday, but of course most of what we wanted wasn't on special. After a while the rain stopped and we went outside to Printemps where Brad bought something that he wanted (but didn't need), a new tie - ...
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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.
Just returned from a four night stay at the Hotel Residence Henri IV and it was wonderful!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!