We found this hotel when we needed a last minute reservation, and we were thrilled with our stay. I should mention that my review is based on our stay in the "City view suite", which is room 20 on the top floor.
The reservation process was very pleasant. I spoke to a gentlemen on the phone, and he was friendly, detailed what the room looked like, and explained what was the best way to reserve the room (directly or through a different website) and gave me the closest Metro station exit to select.
The check in process was flawless. Now... true, there is no lift. We were traveling with tons of luggage, and lugging it all to the 4th floor was tough. However, I knew there was no lift prior to booking, and the gentleman who checked us in offered to a) keep the luggage we didn't need down in the main office, or b) if we needed every piece, to help us bring it up. We picked option B and he did help us.
The trek up was tough, but to our pleasant surprise, there was AC and the cold air was so wonderful! The staff offered us free cold bottles of water after we completed the luggage business, which was very nice and appreciated.
The room was awesome. I felt I was at Hogewarts and expecting Harry Potter to welcome us any moment! The room had all amenities we expected. It was clean, big enough to accommodate 5, and again, the coolness of the AC was a blissful feeling considering the blistering heat outside.
The hotel is wonderfully located. Minutes walk from Rue Rivoli, where you can shop at will, the Hotel de Ville, Paris's city hall, about 10 minutes from Notre Dame, and placed near plenty of eating and drinking establishment. If you want to be near good places to be in the heart of Paris, then this is your spot.
If you are looking for a clean-cut Marriott or Hilton feel, then this is not your place. If you are in for something a little different, you are in Paris for something else than cable TV and a hotel room, then this will be a neat experience.
I like the other reviewer's reference and will add o it by saying, this is a Scooby-doo meets Harry Potter place!
Have fun, try something different, and enjoy!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Finely restored Gothic-style hotel in an 18th century stone building - Downtown, adjacent to Hotel de Ville and Pompidou Center. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- St Merry Hotel
- St Merry Paris