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Hotel de l'Universite
Ranked #182 of 1,804 Hotels in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 May 2014

My wife and I left this morning from a four night stay at Hotel de l'Universite. The location is perfect for a trip to Paris. You can easily walk to the Louvre and the Musee d'Orsay. The metro is also a close walk if you wish to travel to Versailles. There are several excellent restaurants within a five minute walk including Le Bonne Excuse, Il Como, 35, and Le Fregate. The hotel itself was clean, comfortable and well appointed. The staff were friendly and helpful and the breakfast was excellent. The coffee was hot, the croissants were perfect, and I could get my ham and eggs. Unfortunately there was no fresh fruit in their offering. Now for the negative! Although our room was large (room 22), it fronted the street (Universite). The ancient single pane windows were no match for the morning monster garbage truck rallies and motorcycle races that sounded like they were staged each morning starting around 6:30 a.m. I can't say that we had one really good night's sleep. If going back to this hotel I would make sure I had a room away from the street and if I ever meet the hotel owner I would strongly suggest that he look into window replacement.

Room Tip: Aw mentioned above, ask for a room not fronting Universite.
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

The Hotel de l'Université, located in the St. Germain area, is lovely, well located and a good value. Our room, a superior double, was a nice size for a Paris hotel room, bright, comfortable, quiet and lovely. We overlooked a courtyard in the back of the building and the only noise we heard in the morning were the birds (we slept with the windows open). The staff was helpful and courteous. We love this location and have stayed in the St. Germain area before, although we didn't like our previous hotel nearly as much. The L'Université is in a great location and is an easy walk to the Louvre, Musée D'Orsay and other Paris sights. I would highly recommend the Hotel de l'Université and we will definitely stay there next time we are in Paris.

Room Tip: Our room was overlooking a courtyard in the back of the building and was very quiet.
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

I have just spent 4 days in the Hotel de l'Universite in St. Germain, during a family visit to Paris. I can highly recommend this hotel. I visit Paris regularly and find this hotel comfortable, friendly and relaxed.
They have updated in the last couple of years and although it manages to retain its traditional, historic ambience the rooms are modern, quietly elegant and most have chic and practical ensuite bathrooms.
The Hotel is only a moments walk from the Boulevard St. Germain, with its cafes and fashionable shops but is located quietly on rue de l'Universite - an extension of Rue Jacob.
The staff are friendly & helpful, the breakfasts delicious and their rates are very reasonable for an hotel in this location.
I highly recommend it and will be returning soon.

Room Tip: I would recommend for utter quiet the rooms facing the courtyard.
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Thank lindsay h
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

The hotel is fine and also the location. The accomodations are ok and the staff too but bathroom need more space for toileries and the hair dryer is not so good . The shower is the worst think in the room. The hotel need to improve those itens!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Luciana M
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

What a pleasant hotel recently renovated
Great bedroom and super en suite, and quiet!
We had a street outlook but heard nothing.
Easy access to the Louvre and Muse D'Orsay on foot
Lovely restaurants close by.
Try Eric Kayser for breakfast or lunch
Walk st Germain to the Boul Mich

Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
2  Thank dawlish
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

I spend weekend in Paris and way stayed at The Hotel de l'Universite. The room was one of the best I've had. Personal and beautiful. Staff was nice to us all the time. And the location very central. Walking distance to most major sight-seeings in Paris. I can recommend!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

Very clean hotel, friendly staff and great location. Room was very good size for Paris standards and the bathroom was clean and modern with walk-in shower. Waking distance to Luvre, St Germain, Notre Dame, Latin Quarter, etc.

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Additional Information about Hotel de l'Universite

Address: 22 rue de l Universite, 75007 Paris, France
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Region: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Saint-Germain-des-Pres
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#138 Family Hotel in Paris
#165 Romantic Hotel in Paris
#299 Business Hotel in Paris
Price Range: £129 - £281 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel de l'Universite 3*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel de l’Université is a former Benedictine convent and has retained many period features while adapting to the needs of 21st century society. The reception area is vast and delightful with its ancient beams. It is an immediate illustration of the style and appeal of this quality establishment. The Hotel de l’Université only has 27 bedrooms, allowing the staff to focus on an individualized care. Each room has its own decor and character, many ornate with ageless beams, but all benefiting from tall traditional Parisian windows allowing daylight to flood in. All the rooms have been renovated in 2011 and include air-conditioning, mini-bar, safety deposit box and a free Wi-Fi connection. A laundry service is available upon request. The rooms on the top floor overlook the rooftops of Paris and some have the rare bonus of a private terrace. The Hotel de l’Université is not a place to stay for the night. It is a journey into the history and style of Parisian life, a chance to experience life as one of the locals and bring back unforgettable memories. ... more   less 
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