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Friendly & Helpful
Stayed at this hotel at Christmas. Most important, staff were Friendly & helpful. We do not speak French and they all spoke English. & they Smiled!
Reasonably priced. Close to Sorbonne, but good location for the Latin Quarter shopping and restaurants. Beds comfy, rooms spotlessly clean. Nice tall french windows. I would definitely stay here again
Home Away from Home
I've stayed at this charming hotel 3 or 4 times. First stumbling across it when another hotel in the area lost my reservations. Tiny but terrific! Gorgeous rooms, friendly staff! I especially love the top floor room! I call this place my "home in Paris!"
Great value and location
I had a great stay here with my mother in May 2004. The location was very convenient right in the 5th quarter. The room was Paris-sized (small) but adequate and clean. The bathroom was surprisingly immense. The only things I didn't like - the twin rooms come with bathtub only which meant we had to shower with a handheld showerhead and no shower curtain. Plus, you could hear it whenever a door closed on our floor and there was some street noise with the windows open, but it was well-muffled when they were closed. The beds were comfy. The staff were all really nice, and it's fairly inexpensive. An excellent value overall - I'd definitely stay here again.
CDF is a small independent hotel in the Latin Quarter and is a refreshing change from past stays in the 8th and the 1st. The hotel itself is on a side street away from the noise of the actual nightlife yet a short stroll to the activity. The area abounds with restaurants and Le Pre Verre, across from the hotel, is now one of my must eats. The room is small as is the bath. The baths are renovated, clean and modern with hot water on demand and good water pressure. Towels are proper, not thin; shampoo is provided. I would note that the hotel website shows pictures of one of the 2 larger rooms on the 6th floor and a specific request should be made for the larger accomodation. The hotel is extremely clean. A breakfast option is 8e and we opted out as no expresso is available. All staff are friendly and helpful. Overall, we would stay here again not only for the hotel, but for the charm of the area.
I stayed here with a friend in November 2003. We had a fairly spacious room with a very large bathroom. Location wise, its very good. Lots of restaurants near by, but its on a side street so its quiet at night. I felt very safe here and would definitely go back as a single female traveller. The recepetion desk is right next to the entrance and no one can get up to the rooms without passing it. They lock the doors at night (not sure what time, but we came back at 11 and they were locked) and had to ring to be let in. Everyone behind reception was fluent in English and very, very nice. They were more than happy to give advice where to eat, grab a croissant, etc. They had plenty of maps and would even draw out routes to take. On the day of our check-out our train wasn't until the 9pm and we were spending the day in the city.
Great Deal in Latin Quarter
My wife and I stayed here in July 2003 and absolutely loved the location. While the rooms are a bit small, they are well decorated and stayed cool during the hot summer months.
The location can't be beat. We could walk to any location. Notre Dame in 5 minutes; Rue Montorguil in 15 minutes. Great restaurants, Brasseries, Bistros and Cafes nearby.
I would skip the breakfast offered at the hotel and go to any number of patisseri's down the street.
When we go back to Paris, we will stay at this location again.
The LOCATION:We have twice enjoyed the hospitality of this hotel in the Latin Quarter (5th arrondisement). It is easy to locate as it is positioned a mere 1 minute walk on a side street (Rue Thenard) from Boulevard Saint Germain. The nearest Metro stations (approximately one block away) are Maubert or Cluny la Sorbonne. This is a very convenient location in terms of position to a local market, cafes/restaurants, and some of the sights such as the Pantheon, Sorbonne, Musee de Cluny, Notre Dame, and of course the souvenir shops of the Latin Quarter.
Good value for the money
We stayed at the Hotel du College de France from 12/27/03 through 12/31/03. Room was well worth 90 euros a night. The staff was friendly and helpful. The breakfast for 8 euros was above average. This was our sixth trip to Paris and the first time at this hotel. We would definitely stay here again.
If you don't stay here, you're crazy!
I stayed at the College du France hotel in June 2003. This is a wonderful hotel - it is very clean, the bed was comfortable, rooms are fairly priced, & the staff is very helpful and pleasant. The location of the hotel is superb. A metro stop is merely a block away. There is an ATM across the street, an open air market a block away and wonderful places to eat all in walking distance of this lovely hotel. The hotel offers breakfast which was a real plus. By American standards, the breakfast is small, but it is fresh, adequate and convenient. I highly recommend this hotel and feel very fortunate to have found it on your website. I would definitely stay here again, and would not even bother to look for an alternative! -Shelley in Honolulu
Hotel du College de France
I recently stayed in a wonderful little hotel in the Latin Quarters (5th arrondisement). If you want a safe, quiet, clean, friendly, not to expensive and in the heart of the tourist area, this place might be for you.The name is Hotel du College de France, 7 rue Thenard, Paris 75005This is the web page:hotel-collegedefrance. It is on a very short side street off Boulevard St Germain, very close to subway stations, a few blocks from Notre Dame, around the corner from the Sorbonne, down the street from the Pantheon. Walking late at night isn't a problem as Boulevard St. Germain is busy and so ins't far from boulevard Saint-Michel and that one is very busy.They serve breakfast and it is very good too!