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Hotel Esmeralda

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Maidstone Kent
Reviewed 23 March 2009

We have just come back from spending 3 days in Paris .... This hotel is in a great location with excellent views of the lovely Notre Dame .... The Esmerelda has all the charm ... all the history ..... who wants to go to Paris and stay in a boring new hotel room when you can stay here ... We...

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England
Reviewed 18 January 2009

To say it has old fashioned charm doesn't really fit the bill - this place is whacky! If you expect nice clean rooms where everything works you're going to be disappointed, but if you can laugh at quirkyness you'll have a ball. Great location, bags of character and just a little bit mad.

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4Thank dig444
South Carolina
Reviewed 13 January 2009

We stayed at this 17th century hotel and really enjoyed our time there. Now understand this is a one star hotel, so if you want thrills and amenities, this is not for you. But if you want a great located hotel at a great location, at a great price 85Euros, then this is it. When you can look outside your...

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2Thank Scotty1023
San Francisco
Reviewed 24 November 2008

I haven't stayed there in a long while, but I needed to let you all know that this place was a fantastic find. It's like something out of Paris of the 1700s. The rooms were small, dark, sparesly decorated-my small room opened up to a shaft, and this pigeion, a few times, would sit at my window sill, but then...

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Timbuktu, Mali
Reviewed 3 September 2008

I stayed here in 2003 for a night by recommendation of a friend. He told me that it would be a unique and rare Parisian experience to stay here. It was. The hotel looks like any of the many small and run-down places you can find all over Paris. The rooms, accessible through a staircase you would never get down...

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6Thank travelboy2000
NYC
Reviewed 30 August 2008

I brought my mother to Paris for her birthday. This hotel was a true find. Having lived in Paris, I preferred staying some place where you wake up and know where you are - rather than a typical chain hotel that looks the same everywhere. Hotel Esmeralda is right near Metro St. Michel - so we spent much time walking...

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1Thank cheshiregrrrl
hamilton, ontario
Reviewed 31 July 2008

I stayed here in 1996 for 4 days. I wasn't expecting too much. However, the ambiance and location exceeded my expectations. I never asked for a wake up call. I woke up everyday to the chimes of the Notre Dame. The views were wonderful and I loved being in the bustling, multi-cultural and colourful latin quarter. It's a great and...

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UK
Reviewed 20 April 2008

As others did I booked by phone (in french is best, their english is shaky) and confirmed by fax as requested. I then phoned up twice in the following couple of weeks (to their amusement) to check because I was was fretting that our booking would have evaporated. It hadn't and it was fine. The room - as I imagine...

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3Thank Holy-Cows
devon
Reviewed 26 February 2008

I had read good and bad reviews of this atmospheric, charming hotel and gathered from them that what some people hate others love. Paris has few, more conviniently placed, friendly and truely charismatic hotels. At 80 euros for a stunning view of Notre Dame, you cant go wrong. No breakfast available but if you are too lazy to find a...

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Venice,Italy
Reviewed 19 January 2008

We stayed at the Esmeralda Hotel on September 2007, for almost one week. We loved the hotel, it's very very lovely and romantic. It isn't a modern hotel, there's not the lift or the frigo bar; the rooms are pretty, but not very clean (and the bathrooms too). But the atmosphere is magic, the location is good (near the latin...

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Odeon / Saint-Michel
As the bustling center of entertainment for the residents of the Rive Gauche, the activity at Odéon never stops. Boulevards are lined with traditional cafes, restaurants, and boutique cinemas. The streets surrounding the fountain at Saint-Michel provide eateries from around the world. Lively bars are just next door and the prototypical terraced French brasserie is on every corner. The setting for this area is second to none; the Haussmann-style boulevards are contrasted by monumental architecture and overshadowed by the iconic Notre Dame, all within a moment’s walk from the Seine. This neighbourhood's world-famous bookshops, cafés, and streets will not fail to impress you.
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One of the most original hotels in the French capital. Opened over 100 years ago in a 17th century building, the Esmeralda Hotel bears the name of the gypsy girl that, thanks to her grace, illuminated the story by Victor Hugo. Central, well communicated, charming, quiet, comfortable ... Each room is unique and has its own personality. Artists such as Hugo Pratt, Béjart, Gainsbourg ... were regular clients at the hotel. You can also talk about Paris, art and literature as most of our receptionists are writers and poets with PhD at the Sorbonne. Please, do not miss the authentic flavor of the Latin Quarter. Be warmly welcomed at the nearest hotel to Notre Dame for the best value for money in Paris: the staff will immediately address all your queries with their proverbial kindness. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Esmeralda

Address: 4 rue Saint Julien le Pauvre, 75005 Paris, France
Region: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Odeon / Saint-Michel
Price Range: RM452 - RM623 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
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“DOn't stay if you want to have a good night's sleep!”
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“I was in room 1. If you like climbing stairs, get a higher number floor.”
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“I would stay there again only for the location”
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