I had a very pleasant stay at Hotel du Levant on my solo trip to Paris. I was in single room #20 on the "second" floor (3rd floor for Americans). I booked at their cheapest rate (73 Euros) which included breakfast. I must say that this was quite a bargain. The room was small, of course, but not as small as I had imagined. The decor seemed a bit tired and dated, but everything was clean. The bed was very comfortable, the air conditioning worked great, and the shower had strong water pressure and plenty of hot water. The room was also very quiet. I heard no outside noise and almost nothing from the hallway or rooms adjacent to me.
The staff of the hotel were very friendly and every desk clerk I encountered spoke English well. I didn't know much French, and they were very accomodating. The breakfast was just fine, with the standard bread, ham, cheese, cereal, etc. One thing that impressed me was the orange juice. It was definitely 100% juice and tasted great - and I could get unlimited refills!
There were just a few issues with the room - I had a difficult time getting the showerhead fixed the way I wanted, and the phone in the room didn't work. The clerk at reception allowed me to make a call from the front desk.
The location of the hotel is excellent, but be warned that you will be right in the middle of a very busy and touristy part of town. The streets around the hotel are "pedestrian" and have dozens of restaurants - everything from French to Italian to Greek to Japanese. Just about anything you want is less than a 3 minute walk. There are also lots of students in the area, since the Sorbonne University is close by. A great internet cafe is just down the street from the hotel.
I would definitely recommend Hotel du Levant for a single, first-time visitor to Paris. Notre Dame is just a five-minute walk away, and there are two metro stations very close to the hotel. If you want to be in a less busy/touristy part of town, stay somewhere else. If you want a quiet, comfortable place in the center of the action, Hotel du Levant is the place to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel du Levant in Paris... The finer things in life! Step into the atmosphere of Hotel du Levant, Rue de la Harpe on the Left Bank, and open the colourful pages of the history of Paris! In the heart of Paris' lively, picturesque 5th arrondissement of Paris, the hotel is a blend of charm, authenticity, nostalgia and modernity. Elegance, thoughtfulness, comfort and style, the motto of our guest establishment ever at our service with its cosy rooms "a la Parisienne" is the best way for your walking discovery tours of the most beautiful jewels of the Capital: Notre-Dame and Ile de la Cite, the banks of the Seine and its bookstalls, Boulevards Saint Germain and Saint-Michel, the Conciergerie, Sainte-Chapelle and so much more. Ideally located on the Left Bank, our 3-star hotel is a haven of peace in the hubbub of Parisian life.We do have a 3 guests bedroom available especially designed with handicap amenities. Because the Hotel du Levant is an old haussmanian construction, regular wheelchairs do not fit in. This is why we provide to our handicap guests a specific wheelchair, which fits in our elevator, to circulate in our hotel. We also provide storage of your personal wheelchair during your stay at the Hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Du Levant Hotel
- Du Levant Paris