It was almost end of summer and my wife and I were looking for a Parisian getaway over the weekend. Having been to Paris many times over, we thought about selecting this time an arrondissement known for its café culture and writers' haven.
This is where Saint-Germain-des-Prés are and the hotel bearing its name come into play. Stategically located, this decent small hotel has got that Parisian charm (meant that in a non-kitsch way) in bundles. Hotel's detailing is superb. Apart from its through and through textile-furnished interiors, its 18th century period features really set you in the mood. The seasoned reception staff certainly may intimidate an unlikely guest, their French service would not bend over backwards for all types of clientele. However, as a guest in a French hotel, be reminded that it is for you to knowingly assert this!
Whilst we did not avail any of the hotel's service option, since it has a 60-second proximity to Café de Flore and Les Dieux Magots, the relaxing le-French weekend did not fall short of our expectation. In fact, it was better this way. The nearby Saint-Germain-des-Prés Metro station was also a big plus. For a 3-star experience, the price we have paid for this lovely hotel was certainly not cheap, but because of its strategic location, and this is Paris after all, this was non debatable. (For an 18th century townhouse conversion, think 'pied-à-terre' for your accommodation.)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in one of the Paris' most coveted positions, Hotel Saint Germain des Prés provides a cool haven with a feel of a chic Paris pied a terre. Built in the 18th century as a gracious townhouse, the hotel retains many period details and original architectural features.Today Hotel Saint Germain is a landmark of unique character and 21st century timeless elegance. A choice of interesting people the world over. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Saint Germain Des Pres Hotel
- Hotel St Germain Des Pres