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Barcelona, Spain
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32 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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This hotel is lovely. The location is fantastic; two minutes walk to St. Michael train station, so on the RER train route from Orly and CDG airports. Less than ten minutes on foot (slowly) to Notre Dame. While one street away from bars and clubs, this street was very small and quiet, and there was no street noise at all... More 

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los angeles
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel du Lys was in a great location, a block from two major intersections and train stations within two blocks. The rooms were small and very basic, but everything worked and the continental breakfast came very quick. The style of the hotel almost seemed a bit tacky, but it's a 400-year old building and that was part of its charm.... More 

Thank cherylaLosAngeles
Cincinnati, Ohio
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

This was our first trip to Paris and we could not have picked a better place to stay. The hotel is incredibly charming and very clean. The staff was very helpful and accommodating. The location of the hotel was perfect. We were in walking distance to sights, restaurants and shopping.

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

Amaizing breakfast, good location, great experience to stay at this ancient (y 1600s) building! Staff friendly. The bedroom and bathroom were clean. Access to wifi was ok. The bathroom quite small but it was what we expected. I will definitely come back! I was there January 2015

Thank Portenia69
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
Reviewed 27 July 2016

If you travel to Paris and want to have an extraordinary experience, stay at this hotel. The hotel was build in the early 1600s and has been restored while maintaining much of that period. Because of the age of the building, there are some limitations, but they don't distract from the experience. The newly installed elevator had to fit into... More 

Thank pmckenna39
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviewed 23 July 2016

My friend and I stayed here in May of 2014 but the drop down menu does not let me choose a date that far back. If you are open to quaint, historic and less than pristine, then the Hotel du Lys is an excellent place to stay, giving a flavor of Paris and SUPERB service from management and staff. Lovely... More 

Thank T M
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3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 13 July 2016

A few blocks from the Seine and Notre Dame, right on the border between the Latin Quarter and St. Germain des Pres, this location is hard to beat for accessibility to all the major sites in central Paris. A quirky old hotel, more on the order of a hostel, with a new (razor-thin) elevator to get your bags upstairs, and... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 June 2016

i would not recommend this hotel at all, I went with my partner and we got engaged during this weekend (30th april -4th May) this was supposed to be a wonderful experience. In the end we were very disappointed. I will list the difficulties. ongoing work renovation and lift installation, no warning before or when we arrived. the electric in... More 

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Reviewed 31 May 2016

Located on a narrow alley that always smelled of pesto (good thing). Small room for us (twin beds), but we were only there to sleep and change clothes. Only a short walk from RER, Metro, and the Seine near Notre Dame. Walking distance from the Louvre and Musee d'Orsay, catacombs, Pantheon, Luxemburg Gardens. Otherwise the place had its charms. Oddly... More 

2 Thank Terence O
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 29 April 2016

Lovely hotel with delightful character. Central location, but in quiet street so the bustle of Paris is kept at bay until you want it. Helpful, friendly staff. Happy to recommend, we will return on our next visit.

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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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In a 17th century old mansion situated in a very quiet street, Hotel du Lys is one of the best offers in Paris for its location, services and reasonable prices. It is located on the left bank, in a stone’s throw from the Seine river, and in walking distance of Notre-Dame, the Louvre, the Sorbonne, the Luxembourg 's garden, Saint Germain des Prés, Beaubourg, Saint Louis island, Invalides, Sainte Chapelle and the Musee d’Orsay ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel du Lys

Address: 23 rue Serpente, 75006 Paris, France
Region: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Odeon / Saint-Michel
Price Range: £79 - £140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
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“Room 22 has a really nice balcony”
 of 5 bubbles 142ch, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“They have installed a lift since we were there but still try for lowest room possible.”
 of 5 bubbles tm760, 23 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Avoid the top floors.”
 of 5 bubbles peterowensbabs, 29 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Request a room not facing the street as they are noisy”
 of 5 bubbles 652pennyh, 28 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Upper floors are sunny and light and 70 odd steps up....I think it is definitely worth it.”
 of 5 bubbles goodidea-oz, 4 Jun 2015 | Read review
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