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Hotel des Grandes Ecoles

#485 of 1,798 Hotels in Paris
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Esher, Surrey
Reviewed 14 May 2012

This was a gorgeous house set in a beautiful cobblestone courtyard with friendly staff and a nice atmosphere. Breakfast is typically French with bread/croissant and good coffee served with a smile. Front desk staff are very helpful and always at hand. The rooms are very basic but nicely furnished in a French county style. Bathroom is basic but adequate and...

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 11 May 2012
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Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 8 May 2012

Stayed at here for the second time and it was again great ! I wouldn't stay there in the summer since there is no AC. We stayed for 3 nights in May and were comfortable. This time we had a larger room than last time--just luck. They say they can't guarantee a certain room. We love the neighborhood and the...

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Viareggio, Italy
Reviewed 4 May 2012
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 April 2012

Great to come back, madam was still there! Its a lovely location, gr8 for the latin quarter, hidden away as it is within its own courtyard; its unique. Nite, we don't like modern concrete hotels which could be anywhere, in any country. Its very reasonable, rooms aren't the largest, but that wasn't an issue for us. Its clean with loads...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 April 2012

It is easy with this hotel to be seduced by the photographs. It is very pretty from the outside and has a charming courtyard garden which had we being staying in the summer would have been a delight and a lovely quiet place to return to after a day in the city. As it was we were staying in the...

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Washington State, USA
Reviewed 23 April 2012

My mom stays here regularly, so on a spring trip to Paris we shared a double room for a week. I loved the combination of a central location but a peaceful setting. When you walk through the courtyard doors and up the cobblestone walk it is like you've entered a quiet retreat, miles from downtown. The rooms are classic french;...

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Reviewed 21 April 2012
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park city utah
Reviewed 19 April 2012

This was our 2nd time staying at this small hotel and we love it. It has a great location, charming rooms, a lovely court yard and helpful staff. The hotel is not super fancy but there is something about it that makes me want to stay there when I am in Paris. We stayed at a much fancier hotel with...

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Reviewed 9 April 2012
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The Latin Quarter bursts with intellectual life, architectural splendour and ongoing merriment. The small streets are filled with classical buildings, student bars and lively eateries while the squares are dominated by historic monuments. The area is defined by the 800-year-old Sorbonne University, where Latin once prevailed, and is famous for the Pantheon which celebrates the great men and women of France. During the day students rush from classes to the library and intellectuals people watch from the terraced cafés. As night time falls the surrounding establishments fill up and the merriment really begins. The liveliest parts are around Rue Mouffetard, lined with crêperies and international street food eateries, and Place de la Contrescarpe characterised by terraced brasseries, this neighbourhood provides real nourishment for the mind, belly, and soul.
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Additional Information about Hotel des Grandes Ecoles

Address: 75 rue du Cardinal Lemoine, 75005 Paris, France
Region: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Quartier Latin
Price Range: ₹ 5,755 - ₹ 7,580 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel des Grandes Ecoles 2*
Number of rooms: 50
Also Known As:
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Hotel Style:
#26 Best Value Hotel in Paris
#160 Family Hotel in Paris
#230 Romantic Hotel in Paris
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daytripper2012 Houston, Texas Reviewed this property
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Ps no it is a quiet location, the courtyard area is very nice for a place to eat a take away meal or glass of wine, nice to be able to relax outside in private, in the middle of the city.

We heard children playing at the property next door (we were on the top floor overlooking the courtyard), but not late. This area is not as touristy-- we saw mostly people going about daily business, work and school. Even the local cafes were filled with residents only. The Descartes bistro is a 1 minute walk from the hotel gate and serves a nice menu, has a small bar, and sports on Tv, yet food and tables set with candles, are elegant, very Parisian!

Nice omelette and salad for dinner, and good breakfasts with eggs, too.

2 months ago
Cherry Hill, NJ
marinac999 Melbourne, Australia Reviewed this property
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Hi it is 9 euros per person .

Generous breakfast of croissant, and baguette jam cheese , stewed apple , yogurt, coffee or tea or hot chocolate .

There are lots of places to get a croissant and coffee which is usually about 4-5 euros.

The best thing is to sit in the garden and have breakfast .

5 months ago
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5 months ago
daytripper2012 Houston, Texas Reviewed this property
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Yes, but good quality fresh baguette, croissant, butter, jams, cheese and your own little pot of coffee, tea or wonderful hot chocolate. ..in their cute Dining area, and an outdoor option in the front garden. ..served by friendly people, even early in the morning!

The bistro 'Le Descartes' is almost right outside the gate of the hotel (look left) and serves a breakfast of coffee, fresh juice, baguettes, omelette made to order and a green salad for about 10 Euros. We ate here several times, once late at night, good hearty salads for about 10 Euros also, and other menu items including burgers. It's a friendly local place with a good bartender, draft beer, good wine, and usually has football on the tv's in the evenings. Friendly owner and wait staff. ...so you have other options steps away from the hotel.

Lastly, there are several bakeries and pastry shops down the hill from the hotel, sweet and savory snacks including quiche, pastries and fresh delicious sandwiches. Inexpensive. Some also have fresh coffee/cappuccino.

You can't go far in Paris without stumbling onto a shop selling good eats!

Bon appetit!

5 months ago
Bradenton, Florida
BrooklynD Brooklyn, NY Reviewed this property
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We booked about three months ahead of our trip, but we also booked one of the only four person rooms. For two person rooms I would assume you can book later.

Our room was not air conditioned, as many places in Europe are not. We were there in August and with windows open we had a nice cross breeze. There was also a fan in the room.

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daytripper2012 Houston, Texas Reviewed this property
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As per previous answer it costs 9.00 euros, consists of delicious croissants, baguettes, butter, Bonne Mama preserves, individual packaged cheese, coffee, hot milk, or hot chocolate, and a Yogurt. It's certainly filling and tasty.

For a breakfast with eggs, great dress

We found the bistro 'Le Descartes' just down the block, you can see it to the LEFT as you exit the front gate of the hotel. They have complete breakfasts for a set price of about 10 euros including omelette, side salad, basket of fresh baguettes, butter and coffee.

Omelettes are on the menu all day, as in most other French cafes.

It's a very local place, in the evening the tv will be on with news or a soccer game, and neighborhood people enjoying a dinner and/or drink. The set menu is very reasonable, and it's a darkish place with wood tables and nice atmosphere. The barman and wait staff are friendly and attentive, we enjoyed it very much after discovering it!

Great desserts too. Open late. ...and a minutes walk back to the hotel.

Enjoy!

24 days ago

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