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Nothing to monge about here
Good quality two star , very good value, with fine breakfast at nice price. Good polite service. Helpful staff. Friendly atmosphere. Surprise to see Arene de Lucrete out the back window as I went down stairs. Fine place for a refreshing walk. Nice area in Latin quarter. Came across exciting market in the street with great choice of food, clothes, and household stuff. Would call again. Stayed one night . Staff tried to get me a place for the second night but were unsuccessful Had a first class haircut next door. Went to FIAC (world art show) at Versailles.
Great hotel for years now
Well what can i say, I have stayed at this hotel since I was 6 years old. Never changed, great service and airci is great! Love the view at the back of the hotel. Parking is near. They even recogniced me after 10 years!
Don't be fooled by these reviews!
My husband and I found this hotel on the web. It was advertised as a three star hotel, but when we got there, one star had been removed from the sign. The bed was extremely uncomfortable, the room was tiny and our remote control didn't work. When we asked for a battery for the remote control, the staff were very rude. We left after one day but they insisted that they had to charge us for two nights. I would defintely avoid this place if at all possible.
Quiet, Great Location in Paris
We stayed at the hotel May 15-19 2003. What a surprise for the value.
The location was very convenient! A Metro station about 1/2 block away and another Metro station about 1 block. Our room was VERY Clean with a view in the back of a garden courtyard. The continental breakfast was just what you need in the morning. The staff was friendly. Neighborhood has an excellent french bakery (down on the corner) and a full service grocery store, and other shops. We will definitely stay here again.
Comfy and Friendly
Just returned from a week at Hotel Monge, and if you're looking for comfort and location at a reasonable price this is it. Very clean, good A/C (which kept out the noise even though we faced the street on the 2nd floor). The proprietress was very helpful, the breakfast was good, and we enjoyed 24-hr German soccer coverage on the tv! I felt my mattress was a bit hard, but my partner wasn't bothered.
The location is great, and if your stay coincides with La Fete de Musique you'll be in for a city-wide musical treat!
Highly recommend hotel Monge
Great place for singles, couples and families. I've recommended it to three other travelers who have all loved the cleanliness, location and service.
I've stayed here twice and am planning another stay this spring. The hotel is well located,clean and safe. The staff is helpful. While this hotel is not luxury it has just what I expect for the price. It is an easy walk to Notre Dame, shopping, cute cafes and restaurants. It is conveniently situated between two train stops. We even took a train from the airport to within a block of the hotel.
Comfortable beds, no charm
This hotel has a great location--shops and metro stops near-by. For location, it gets a 10. While the room was small by my standards, it was spotless, the showers hots and strong, and the beds and pillows firm and comfortable. In these areas, it gets high marks, too. But in style and charm, it gets a zero. There were plastic flowers on every possible surface, and though recently renovated and wall-papered, it lacked charm. The breakfast area was uninviting. Our street-side windows blocked much of the street noise, but late at night and early in the morning, we could hear/feel the metro rumble underneath. Nevertheless, the staff was pleasant, the location great and overall we were quite satisfied.
Fabulous - recommended
Very clean. Nice sized rooms. Great location. Would stay here again without hesitation. Very friendly and helpful staff. Stop by and visit the crepery across the street for some delicious food and charming atmosphere.
Cute, spotless & well run
My husband and I stayed at the Residence Monge during May. It is close to two Metro stations and is ideal for tourists who want to walk about or take the Metro to explore the city. We came via the train from London and took the Metro to the hotel - with a smattering of French and a guide map, it was easy!
Julie, at the front desk (one of the owners) was very efficient (hard-working and very accommodating) and got us into our room quickly. The lift is very tiny - almost not enough room for two adults and a couple of pieces of small luggage. The room had a queen sized bed, a wardrobe, TV, balcony (small, in the French style), bar fridge and bathroom. Not terribly fancy but clean and recently renovated. Breakfast was a few dollars but we were totally full when we left (included both coffee, tea & hot chocolate, freshly baked croissants and petit breads, yogurt, cheeses and beautiful butter and jams. No other meals are served in the hotel but there are lots of restaurants in the neighbourhood.
Also, within a block from the hotel were a bakery, cheese shop and several markets. We went out daily to explore and often would pick up bread, cheese, wine and some veg or fruit and divine pastries to eat after we came back in the late afternoon. The little fridge was helpful to store the perishables.
The hotel is in the Latin Quarter and close to lots of intersting places, restaurants and street markets. We had not been to Paris before and were a bit surprised how many people take the Metro rather than drive - no wonder there are so many slim people in Paris! It is very easy to get around and, being so close to stations on two Metro lines, it was a breeze getting around Paris and even all the way to Versailles.
We will be going back in fall 03 and will definitely stay here again. Very reasonable cost and well worth every penny. One final thought - its a good idea to get a guide book before you leave home so you get familiar with the things to do and see. Also get a map of the Metro and buy a pass; they come in 3-or-more-day passes and make life super easy.
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