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“Brilliant hotel with exceptional staff” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel le Notre Dame
Ranked #226 of 1,795 Hotels in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Canberra, Australia
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23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Brilliant hotel with exceptional staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

The location of this hotel could not be better--it is on the Seine and in front of Notre Dame. It is very central and surrounded by a lot of restaurants and action. We had a lovely room with amazing views. Although it was noisy outside, once we closed our windows it was nice and quiet. The room had everything we needed and the beds were very comfortable. I absolutely love the décor--Christian Lacroix is a genius and he has done an amazing job: the hotel is classy, but maintains the quaintness of an old French building and a certain quirkiness. But ultimately it is the staff that makes any hotel. All the staff were wonderful but Julie was exceptional. She gave us a map of the good restaurants nearby, she booked tours for us and this morning when my credit card wouldn't work (and we had a train to catch) she let me use the computer and then let us catch our train, even though the payment had not gone through. What a lifesaver! Thank you Julie and Hotel le Notre Dame. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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simorar, Responsable relations clients at Hotel le Notre Dame, responded to this review, 21 May 2014
Hello strzelieck61,
Thank you for your comment about our hotel.
We are happy to notice you enjoyed your stay amongst us.
Yes that’s true to say that as we are in the heart of Paris, just in front of Notre-Dame, the street is full of liveness with a large range of restaurants, cafés and it-parisien places. To preserve the calm of our guests, we did a serious effort on equipments like double glazed windows.
See you soon in Paris
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Bakersfield, California
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

The Hotel was great, right across from the Notre Dame. Get a corner room facing the church on the 4th floor. Beware though, eatch out for the gypsy kids that hang out in the area...they will try to pick your pocket and rob you blind. Have fun, Jack

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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simorar, Responsable relations clients at Hotel le Notre Dame, responded to this review, 9 May 2014
Dear Jack,
Thank you for having shared your experience at Hote Le Notre Dame
It was a pleasure having you here amongst us while youe Parisian stay and we are glad you did enjoy your room, its decor, and the area. Yes indeed Gypsy (pick pocket) can be everywhere in Paris, so be careful with bags and wallet in the pocket !
We hope you had a safe return home, take good care and we hope to hearing back from you and why not seeing you here once again.
Sincerely,
Julie
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Derby, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

This hotel was perfect for us. The staff are wonderful - friendly and helpful. The location is brilliant - there is so much within walking distance it's overwhelming. The rooms are unusually decorated, adequately sized, clean and have nice personal touches. Very comfortable beds too! I was worried about any noise from the street below beforehand but had some of the best night's sleep ever when on holiday. When we arrived we were given a choice of three rooms which we could look in and make a decision. They were all wonderful but we based our decision on the magnificent view of the Notre Dame cathedral and the Seine. It felt like we had the best view in Paris! The check out time is generous and the staff only too willing to help. We cannot wait to go back.

Room Tip: Go for the ones with the Seine and Notre Dame views
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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simorar, Responsable relations clients at Hotel le Notre Dame, responded to this review, 7 May 2014
Dear Sarah,
Thank you, our comment is amazing, it reflects perfectly our establishment
You are right, the opportunity to get the Room with view is a very nice experience.
We love give some good advice about Museum, little bistrot and some good tips about Paris.
We all thank you very much and we hope we will have the chance to welcome you again,
Kind Regards
Julie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014 via mobile

Stayed for 3 nights. All the staff I dealt with we're excellent, friendly and helpful. The location is perfect for the Latin quarter, notre dame and access to the river bus and train make getting around easy. Never had the breakfast as there's so many places close by to try out. The bedroom was different but quiet and you could hear notre dame bells which was nice to wake up to. Will be staying here again when I'm next in Paris.

Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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simorar, Responsable relations clients at Hotel le Notre Dame, responded to this review, 7 May 2014
Dear Sir,
Thank you so much!!!
You said everything about us ( excelent location in the city, good rooms, best view, attentive staff ) ... You are giving us even more power to continue what we are doing with even more stamina.
Hope to see very soon,
Kind Regards
Julie
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

The location of this hotel could not be beaten, on the Quai St Michel a stones throw from the Metro and RER station, literally overlooking the Notre Dame. The latin Quarter round the corner with all its restaurants and bars, look out for "happy hours" most bars do them half price beer and cocktails from usually 1500hrs to 2100hrs. We were offered a Notre dame view from a couryard view room, although the room was even smaller the view made up for everything. We took breakfast everyday, the coffee could have been hotter, our fault for not complaining. The staff spoke excellent English and were very helpful and friendly.

Room Tip: If offered an upgrade to a Notre Dame view accept without hesitating.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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simorar, Responsable relations clients at Hotel le Notre Dame, responded to this review, 7 May 2014
Dear Sir,
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice comment.
We know our rooms are not so big but we spend a lot to have them very clean and confortable. We are happy to upgrade you when it is possible. ( from courtyard room to room with view)
We hope we will have the chance to welcome you again.
Best Regards,
Julie
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Vancouver, Canada
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2014

If you look at my previous reviews you will notice that they are all (or most of them at least!) very positive, which does not mean I am easy to please or not critical enough. I simply do a lot of research before booking and then, really, hope for the best knowing I did my part- the rest is up to the hotel to live up to the hype and expectations. So far, I've been lucky I guess. To put things into perspective, I probably put in 3 solid months of research into my hotel choice in Paris (fine, call me crazy but it was a VERY important trip). Truth be told, they had me at Christian Lacroix decor. Hand to God, I was extremely skeptical of the "Notre Dame views" as pictured on the website, and the 3* rating kept me feeling insecure..."it is too good to be true". We walked in and it was like we walked into their website pictures. Granted, everything is smaller than it originally looked but you have to get over it because you are in Europe. Within minutes I was wondering where their 4th star is at? This is not a 3* property as it outshines most 4* that you can find hands down. And yes, it does have an elevator! Our room (22) was spectacular. Again, on the smaller side but I told you to get over it- it is actually quite enough. We had ample room to get comfortable even though we stayed in Paris for the last week of our one month long trip (in other words we had a LOT of luggage!). I usually will not be caught dead walking barefoot on hotel floors or let any part of my body touch the coverlet for example, but this place was so clean that I felt no reason to worry. The room was cleaned EVERY day which may be overkill but it sure is nice to come back to a made bed and fresh towels after a day on the town. I looked in every corner and behind every curtain and could not find any dust or dirt. The decor is so unique and fun, and the bed is so comfortable you will have a seriously hard time leaving the room in the mornings. Bathroom is really generous and impeccably clean and we also quite enjoyed the toiletries. The only issue we had with it is the fact that while showering you will most likely spray the water everywhere! I get that this is probably part of the modern minimalist design, but there must be something that can be done to prevent it. We, of course, figured it out and it really wasn't a big deal or a deal breaker, but I don't want you thinking I am telling you only the great things. If I was to give one suggestion that would be a couple of extra shelves in the bathroom, a couple of more pieces of smart storage in the room (minimalist on the outside, storage on the inside- like the desk) and some hooks for coats in the hallway. I think this can all be done without compromising CL vision, but then again most people would probably be quite ok with the current set up (like I said- we were "fully loaded" for a month of travelling so I may be biased). The absolute best part, of course, is the Notre Dame view. Not only that it is exactly as pictured but it is quite something to wake up to. I would spend 10-15 minutes each day at the window just watching the world happen in front of me. Yes, it can get loud when the windows are open but isn't that the whole point: to hear and feel Paris? For sensitive ears, when the windows are closed you cannot hear anything. Regarding security...yes, you are required to leave your room key whenever you leave the hotel like in most Paris hotels. When I first heard about this, I was a little...aggravated. However, after a couple of days in Paris listening to all the warnings about pickpockets (even in churches!) and realizing that somebody is ALWAYS at the reception no matter what time you come back- I think this is the best idea and we happily conformed. It is also important to note that nobody comes into the hotel unnoticed, and that the hotel is locked at 10 or 11pm every night. All you have to do is ring the doorbell and if they recognize you on camera (which they will!) you are in! :) Moreover, our safety deposit box went on a bit of a fritz and we were unable to lock it for a couple of days- not a problem! Then when it finally locked it would not open, and the Staff would not open it without us present even though I said that was perfectly fine. Being infinitely paranoid when traveling thanks to all the city reviews I've read- I absolutely love this place! It has absolutely everything going for it including the location (views, proximity to metro even though we haven't set foot on it but once) and notably the Staff. Not only that they put up with my attempts at speaking French but they made our trip so much more enjoyable. For example, after they overheard we are celebrating our anniversary we were greeted by a card, champagne and chocolates in our room that very night. They arranged all our cab rides, helped us decide on what to do, and revealed some lesser known sights that are not to be missed. They always asked us about our day and made us feel truly welcome. On our last day, Julie asked us if we knew what terminal we were flying from and we had absolutely no idea. She just said "ok, no problem!" and came back with ALL of our flight information printed out on a small piece of paper that I could easily retrieve for reference. I was even more impressed when she sent the shuttle driver away because he came for us early and we were still having breakfast. Yes they take care of you until you leave with your suitcases! Big thank you to all of them (if they read this), especially Julie and Simmone. Judging by older reviews I think this place has improved immensely over the last couple of years. I really believe they deserve every bit of recognition they get, like the Trip Advisor certificate of excellence for 2013. You can pay a lot more for a hotel in Paris and not get what you will get here. When you walk out on the street you have all the history and culture right in front of you and the foody/party culture right behind you in the Latin Quarter. Not only that this is a great choice in Paris, but this may be our only consideration on the next trip to Paris. Look no further, I highly recommend it!

Room Tip: Definitely go for the room with a view of Notre Dame. Unforgettable! Breakfast is worth it (especi...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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simorar, Responsable relations clients at Hotel le Notre Dame, responded to this review, 3 May 2014
Dear Neda,

What a joy to welcome guests like you at the Hotel Le Notre Dame. Thank you so much for your positive review about us and our property.

Our rooms are not very big indeed, however, we make sure that they are well maintained and clean every day for the comfort of our clientele ! As you well explain regarding the water which goes out of the shower, sometime Modern Design things are not the most pratical ! (Please also note that the safe was update and battery changed, so no more problem)

The staff and I are very glad to keep working hard to advise and assist you with whatever you need !

If you do have any suggestions to make, feel free to contact whenever you like. That would be our pleasure to respond to you.

We hope to welcome very soon!

Kindest Regards,
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2014

I loved this quirky, boutique hotel. Make sure you book a room with views of Notre Dame and the Seine, as it's quite something to wake up to the sound of the bells chiming in the morning. Other reviews mention the street noise, but with the windows shut I really didn't notice - plus the bed was so comfy it was easy to fall straight to sleep! I also thought the room was a great size compared to other Paris hotels and had a really nice bathroom. The location is excellent - the RER station is just across the road which links to CDG airport and is near St Michel and Odeon Metro stations (I chose to walk to Odeon when travelling to Sacre Couer as it was a smaller/less confusing station!). This hotel is within easy walking distance of attractions such as the Louvre, Musee D'orsay, Pompidou centre and the Shakespeare and co bookshop is minutes away (a must see for book lovers!) I recommend taking the Batobus hop on, hop off water taxi if you want to get your bearings - it's a much nicer way to tour around main sites than a bus as sailing down the Seine is lovely. (there's a stop minutes away across from Notre Dame). You will also be spoiled for choice for places to eat round about. Staff also very friendly. Only possible downside of the rooms are the thin walls, (I could hear person coughing next door at one point), but thankfully had generally quiet neighbours so didn't bother me. Would definitely return here.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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simorar, Responsable relations clients at Hotel le Notre Dame, responded to this review, 3 May 2014
Bonjour,

We are very happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us in a cosy room with an amazing view.

We are very well located, right in the center of the city ,walking distance from a lot of attractions. But Indeed with « Saint Michel » and « Saint michel-Notre Dame » stations ( accross the street) you have an easy access to visit the best monuments and museums in Paris.

In our Hotel the staff will advise you on the best place to eat in this busy but safe part of the city of light.

Thank you for sharing your kind words on trip advisor.

We really hope to see you again
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Property: Hotel le Notre Dame
Address: 1 quai Saint-Michel | 5th Arr., 75005 Paris, France
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Region: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Odeon / Saint-Michel , Notre Dame / Marais
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Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#115 Business Hotel in Paris
#172 Romantic Hotel in Paris
#181 Family Hotel in Paris
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Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel le Notre Dame 3*
Number of rooms: 26
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