The location was perfect with all the main attractions easy to walk nearby and easy to get to. We stayed there July 25 thru 30, 2013 my husband and I (in our sixties) stayed on the first level in room number two facing the street with a balcony. The room was blue nicely decorated it was small but you are in Paris and not at all disappointed, our room faced the street it was quite after a long day of walking and the bed was comfy. The bathroom was big with a great rainfall shower and good hot water our towels were perfumed as well as the linen on the bed. We walked everywhere Paris had to offer, the Louvre Musée, Notre Dame, Pont Neuf, Pantheon, Luxembourg Gardens, Saint Michael Fountain, Tuileries Garden, Latin Quarters, Palais Royal, Oblique, Arc de Triumph du Carrousel, Pont Alexander II, Eiffel Tour, Champ Elysées, Arch de Triumph, Place de la Concorde and The Seine River. We didn't use the metros but there are 3 nearby but we like walking and we felt safe to all the places I mentioned above, if we can do it you can too, plus you get to see all the views . Lots of cafés on Rue Buci, our corner hangout for people watching was Conti and lots of restaurants nearby our favorite St. André on Rue St. André de Arts , shopping on boulevard St. Gérmaine de Pres marché, there is a money exchange service nearby too. Grocery store nearby, pharmacy and fresh fruit & vegetable market which was delight to have. We packed a picnic with fruits , bread and wine and headed to the beautiful Gardens of Luxembourg must see the fountain of Medici there. Location, location, location for the price on a tuck away little street near where all the action is. We ate the morning breakfast $15 pp excellent for the price on our last day stay all you can eat, it was very good. The place is clean and the people are very friendly, helpful and fluent in English there are maps in the lobby and they arrange taxi pick-up if needed. We needed one to go to Gare de Lyon for a trip to the South of France they gave us a wake-up call and the taxi was on time. I recommend this hotel and would visit again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel can boast one of Paris' best addresses. It stands in the centre of Saint Germain des Prés. A short stroll from the Eglise St. Germain des Prés and the famous café "Les Deux Magot's". A place to see and to be seen! Recently restored this delightful hotel of distinction provides a variety of rooms with cosy intimacy. As an old townhouse, Grand hotel de l'Univers still has many of it's original details like the beans in the ceilings. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Paris
- Paris Best Western