A jewel of a hotel: clean, great staff, central
Posted 14-May-2016 on Hotels
This small hotel is cosy, clean and the rooms and bathroom are lovingly decorated and catered. The staff (day of night shift) are a great asset too, always very helpful, with great English skills, which is great for a tourist who has forgotten most of the French learnt at school. Bed was very comfortable. I am very fussy about cleanliness and everything was spotless: bed, under and behind the bed, curtains, all the upholstery, chairs, walls and decorations, the bathroom, tub...everything 100% clean. The small bathing products are also very good, organic. When opening my window I could see the Louvre so close, but it is the Eastern end side which is not a main ticket entry, so you don't get to see crowds, and the area remains peaceful even during busy hours, yet you are in the middle of Paris. The BEST thing though has to be being opposite and within just 6-8 metres of the historical church St Germain-L'auxerrois (just Google its history). Opposite my window I had beautiful gargoyles and to my surprise one evening at 9pm I was treated to hearing the organist rehearse beautiful music, so I sat in the armchair with the window open just listening to this wonderful distant music.....it reminded me of Phantom of the Opera.....after all.... it is Paris! Highly recommended and a jewel I have been searching for a long time, I wouldn't go anywhere else and this is my new 'Paris home'. Walking, you are close to nearly any historical building, this is like the epicentre of Paris.