So here I was...looking forward to enjoy my Parisian room in what was described as a cute, boutique hotel. I got there in the evening and while I was waiting to be checked in, I saw an elderly Asian gentleman with his daughter visibly in a hurry who wanted to go to an event which they were late for and I offered them to take the taxi I had just gotten out of but that's when the front desk man stopped me saying I should not interfere as their taxi would come shortly...their taxi made it there some 15' later- this told me that something did not look right...anyway, I was checked in and I went to my room. It smelled terribly bad, it was very dark and the carpet was gluey (ie I stood there for approx 10 minutes and my shoes were sticking to the floor!). I went downstairs to complain about the smell and the man came with a big industrial size spray which he used generously a few times while telling me to open the window and it will all be fine. The smell persisted and it lasted for approx 1 hour. When I told him that he said he agreed with me that the room was unusable. I then mentioned I would be looking for another hotel and he said he understood however when I was ready to leave, he stopped me saying that he had to charge me for the one night I did not stay there! I explained that since the room was unusable, unless he offered me something better, I could not stay there- he said the cancellation policy was 72 hrs in advance. I said I would call the police and only whenb he heard that he decided to start dialing some numbers until (approx 30' later) he reached someone who okayed my leavig without a charge and I was told that they could offer me a free breakfast the next day. I left running literally and I could still 'feel' the smell deep inside my lungs hours later. From the outside, cute hotel, great location, however based on my experience far from an ideal place and not for the EUR 300/night they were charging. That I found scandalous! My advice (and I know a thing or two about hotels having worked in the industry many years ago, having friend who still do and being used to staying in a lot of places) AVOID this place unless you pay very little money and do not mind filling your lungs with mold!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- WELCOME TO THE HOTEL DAUPHINE SAINT GERMAIN (LEFT BANK)The hotel provides a warm, friendly welcome and attentive personal service in a charming and authentically Parisian atmosphere, guaranteeing you will enjoy a memorable stay with us.The unequalled charm of Saint-Germain-des-Prés springs from the association of culture and savoir-faire: you must see for yourself the slightly leaning stone buildings, the narrow streets with their flowered balconies, the gourmet shops and specialty bookstores, the famous cafés with their large terraces (Le Flore, Les Deux Magots). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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