Upon arrival, we were greeted promptly and courteously, and check-in went very smoothly. We booked the "family room" which basically consists of two adjoining rooms (#11 one small classic with double bed, and #10 a larger classic w/queen bed) on the north/right side of the hotel that have a shared hall door that can be closed. Both rooms were relatively small by US standards but typical for Paris.
One problem we experienced as there was no easy way to keep the room doors open to easily transit from one room to the other. Also we had considerable trouble operating the common hall door as it had a very stiff deadbolt that had to be operated with a slippery round brass knob that provided little grip. Several times we were "trapped" inside our rooms because nobody could unlock the shared hall door to get out!
The family room solution however was adequate for families travelling together, want connecting (or virtually connecting) rooms and two bathrooms in Paris. Tip for families: The nearby Holiday Inn Notre Dame has a family suite for about the same money that is worth considering. That suite is more modern, has more interior space, a small kitchenette, but the drawbacks are that the third and fourth persons sleep on a sofabed and there is only one shared bathroom.
The classic room was tiny but was perfectly functional for our two kids. Our deluxe room (#10) had more space but the toilet was situated in a way that didn't allow you to sit on it and close the door! Typical to many European bathrooms, the shower had a swinging half-glass divider that only partially kept the water from spraying all over the toilet and floor. Why are the majority of European showers mostly open to the rest of the bathroom and allow water to go everywhere?
The left bank hotel is well situated around the busy St. Germain 6th arr area equidistant to both the Odeon and Mabillion Metro stations. The area is quite lively during the evenings, but the hotel is on a somewhat quiet side street. Even so, vehicle and pedestrian traffic can be loud if you are on the street side. So if noise is consideration, request a room in the rear of the hotel--not streetside!
There are so many nice little places to eat in the area that we didn't have breakfast at the hotel, so I can't comment on it. There is also a decent little lobby/sitting area with a computer, printer and TV. Also you can purchase and enjoy an Nespresso beverage or tea in that lobby area. And if you have luggage, this hotel does have a small lift. The hotel's wifi and internet service was reasonably good and available most of the time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- On the Left Bank, at the crossroads of Odéon and the St-Germain Market, an ideally located, small quiet street, stands a charming hotel with a white 18th-c. façade, and a statue watching over vigil every floor. Indoor, the same spirit of refinement from the lounge to the breakfast room. Stone, tiles, woodwork, paintings and antiques all make for cosy universe and an impression of snug serenity. Since 1988, the Marolleau family have carried on the tradition of hospitality. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- De Fleurie Hotel
- De Fleurie Paris