Arrived at the Hotel at around 7:30pm, 28th August with my friends for a trip to Paris. Admittedly, the journey was made ever so slightly more fiddly because of the temporary closure of the Metro 5 line between Bastilles and Place D'Italie; however this was no real problem as a replacement bus service was provided.
My friends and I were expecting, after having read the other reviews online, to walk into a urine-soaked, hell hole. This was not the case. We were greeted by a kindly, talkative and very welcome gentleman who dealt with our reservation with a sophisticated efficiency.
The room, standard, was perfect for our stay. Clean, with a very utile AC system, the room met our requirements in terms of both comfort and hygiene. Comestible prices are somewhat steep and there may be the odd bit of dirt in the southwest corner of the shower screen, but nothing more than you could very well expect to find in your own home. The building was pleasingly quaint and quirky and, besides its positioning next to a Pompes Funebres, was located in a seemingly not-too-touristy neighbourhood around the corner from a lovely boulangerie.
On leaving the hotel, we were asked if we enjoyed our (short) stay to which our answer was a unanimous 'oui'. The other reviews given are an exaggeration of some minor faults and we gladly informed the concierge that we would take steps to advocate a fair case. For a reasonably priced hotel, booked through Eurostar, we are satisfied that Villa Lutece would be re-visited if we returned together and would encourage you not to be discouraged by reviews of the seemingly unimpressed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the heart of Paris 13th arrondissement, near the Jardin des Plantes and the National Library, is the very stylish Villa Lutèce Port Royal hotel. The Villa Lutèce features air-conditioned rooms that are stylishly decorated and equipped with a minibar. The private bathrooms feature a modern décor and a shower or a bath. Before venturing out to visit Paris, you can enjoy the breakfast buffet in the dining area. Room service is available all day and the hotel features a bar where guests can socialize over a drink. Staying at the Villa Lutèce Port Royal places you in the centre of the world's most visited city. In the surrounding area you will find a variety of restaurants that offer traditional and international cuisine, lively night life and many of the city's most famous sights. 13th arr. is a great choice for travellers interested in ancient landmarks, cathedrals and art. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Villa Lutece Port Royal Hotel Paris
- Hotel Lutece Port Royal
- Lutece Port Royal Paris