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Hotel Esmeralda

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Reviewed 20 April 2008

As others did I booked by phone (in french is best, their english is shaky) and confirmed by fax as requested. I then phoned up twice in the following couple of weeks (to their amusement) to check because I was was fretting that our booking would have evaporated. It hadn't and it was fine. The room - as I imagine...

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devon
Reviewed 26 February 2008

I had read good and bad reviews of this atmospheric, charming hotel and gathered from them that what some people hate others love. Paris has few, more conviniently placed, friendly and truely charismatic hotels. At 80 euros for a stunning view of Notre Dame, you cant go wrong. No breakfast available but if you are too lazy to find a...

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Venice,Italy
Reviewed 19 January 2008

We stayed at the Esmeralda Hotel on September 2007, for almost one week. We loved the hotel, it's very very lovely and romantic. It isn't a modern hotel, there's not the lift or the frigo bar; the rooms are pretty, but not very clean (and the bathrooms too). But the atmosphere is magic, the location is good (near the latin...

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Torquay
Reviewed 6 January 2008

Hotel Esmeralda is bohemian and quirky. The location is superb. Notre Dame is just a few feet away and I enjoyed waking up to the hustle and bustle of Parisien life. Our room was actually two joined together with a bathroom ensuite. The staff were lovely. The chambermaid always tucked my daughters teddy in her bed when she made it...

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Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona
Reviewed 14 December 2007

As an experienced budget traveler, I come with the mindset that the hotel is just somewhere to sleep and bath, but I wouldn't recommend this hotel for either. First the smell of gas is so overpowering, it was not possible to sleep without the window open, even in December. Next, the bathtub and bathroom were not clean. As we went...

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6Thank Touristnotatraveler
Arkansas
Reviewed 15 October 2007

My husband I have stayed at Hotel Esmeralda 3 times and have loved it each time! The views are priceless! The rooms are clean and they are filled with wonderful period Antiques! The staff are wonderful and very kind and friendly! We are visiting again for our 4th visit next month and look foward to another unforgettable visit to Paris...

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4Thank MaisondeParis
Scotland
Reviewed 12 October 2007

Folks were visiting me and my family in Scotland from New Zealand. For my mum's 60th birthday I booked cheap Ryanair flights - took her, my dad and my 3month old baby for two nights and three days in Paris. Read the reviews about Hotel Esmeralda - budget wise, closeness, friendliness, cleanliness and those STAIRS. It was everything that we...

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São Paulo
Reviewed 16 September 2007

This is the place where is possible to live a tipical Parisian way of life. With old premisses and furniture - but clean linen, wonderful location and astonishing view to the Notre Dame. Nothing can be compared to weak up in the mornig with the song of Notre Dame's bells! Staff are friendly and helpful. It is a must to...

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4Thank StandardTourist
Krakow
Reviewed 1 September 2007

We were heading to Rome on the train for a few weeks and we needed a room in Paris when we would return, we headed to the Hotel Esmeralda to secure a room. There was definitely some character in the old owner who seemed eccentric, as she had a small dog (which bit my friend - no harm) and was...

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 25 July 2007

Although our expectations were not very high based on the price and some of the previous reviews, this hotel was a real disappointment. When we walked into the room for the first time, we knew we had made a mistake. The room was very dated and tired and not in good condition. We stayed one night and then moved to...

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Odeon / Saint-Michel
As the bustling center of entertainment for the residents of the Rive Gauche, the activity at Odéon never stops. Boulevards are lined with traditional cafes, restaurants, and boutique cinemas. The streets surrounding the fountain at Saint-Michel provide eateries from around the world. Lively bars are just next door and the prototypical terraced French brasserie is on every corner. The setting for this area is second to none; the Haussmann-style boulevards are contrasted by monumental architecture and overshadowed by the iconic Notre Dame, all within a moment’s walk from the Seine. This neighbourhood's world-famous bookshops, cafés, and streets will not fail to impress you.
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One of the most original hotels in the French capital. Opened over 100 years ago in a 17th century building, the Esmeralda Hotel bears the name of the gypsy girl that, thanks to her grace, illuminated the story by Victor Hugo. Central, well communicated, charming, quiet, comfortable ... Each room is unique and has its own personality. Artists such as Hugo Pratt, Béjart, Gainsbourg ... were regular clients at the hotel. You can also talk about Paris, art and literature as most of our receptionists are writers and poets with PhD at the Sorbonne. Please, do not miss the authentic flavor of the Latin Quarter. Be warmly welcomed at the nearest hotel to Notre Dame for the best value for money in Paris: the staff will immediately address all your queries with their proverbial kindness. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Esmeralda

Address: 4 rue Saint Julien le Pauvre, 75005 Paris, France
Region: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Odeon / Saint-Michel
Price Range: $142 - $194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Esmeralda 1*
Number of rooms: 16
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“I would stay there again only for the location”
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