March 30, 2008

Hotel Recommendations

Here are some hotels we would like to recommend to you. Just a warning though that we haven't stayed in any of them -- but we did ask a friend in Paris to check them out. Thanks Melanie!

Please click on the names of the hotel to see their website.


This is the first hotel reviewed in the Latin Quarter section of Lonely Planet Paris. LP calls it "a very welcoming and well-situated family run hotel." It's very close to the Notre Dame and is walking distance from the Church of Saint-Severin. Lp says it is one of the most atttractive "almost budget" hotels on the Left Bank.

The catch is, it only has 30 room and they get booked quickly, since the hotel offers value for money. A double room ranges from € 83 - 125 per night. This comes with a complimentary breakfast.


This is another value for money hotel, which is why it gets fully booked quickly. Last we checked, there was just one room for two available which is going for € 70 per night. The hotel has been renovated recently, but don't expect too much beyond the picture postcard through the window (Lonely Planet review, not ours!)
Unfortunately, Hotel Esmeralda doesn't have a website. But if you want the remaining room, do let us know immediately so we can make a firm booking on it. You can also check out some reviews here.


This hotel is conveniently located just a street away from the church. It has decent sized rooms which, according to Lonely planet, have "furnishings two steps beyond pure functional and the bathrooms are completely new."

According to our friend Melanie, there are still available rooms from May 19th to the 22nd but these have to be booked soon. They have a room for a family of four which is € 235 per night, one room for 2 people for € 140 and another one for € 160.

To make the booking, you have to send an email with dates, the name of the people, the number of the people and your credit card number and the date of expiration. The hotel won't take any money off your card, but it is just meant as a guarantee. Again, let us know if you want to book here as Melanie made reservations for 3 rooms under her name.

Here's a video on the hotel:


We found out about this hotel from Ely Chua (daughter of Ninang Ely). It is on the same street as Hotel du Levant and is also very near the church -- just a street away. It has 64 newly renovated rooms and is right in the heart of the Latin Quarter.


According to Melanie, this hotel has one of the best
rooms for 2 people for € 190. But from May 19th to the 22nd, there's a promo for the room rate which will make it € 128 per night. It is a bit further away from the Church of Sant-Severin, but not too far -- just about 2 blocks away.

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There are many, many other hotels in the Latin Quarter and Saint-Germain area near the church, but these are the ones we're quite confident about recommending to you. If you have any questions, just e-mail us and we'll get back to you as soon as we have an answer.

Do come back to check on more information and stories we'll be giving you. We'll be writing about the special people who make up our entourage next.

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