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Hotel du Lys

#1,286 of 1,794 Hotels in Paris
23 rue Serpente, 75006 Paris, France
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    All reviews no lift top floor notre dame croissants latin quarter of paris central location short walk quiet street location is fantastic rer train within easy walking distance du luggage parisian michel district sorbonne
    Reviewed 8 April 2013

    Great hotel, location was top notch for getting around on foot. its also minutes from where the train from CDG stops. Bit of an expensive area but the hotel is reasonable and you can still do it on the cheap. The room is old world...More

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    Reviewed 22 March 2013

    We were introduced to this hotel many years ago and would not book in anywhere else. The hotel has a timeless charming quality, always clean, the staff are always friendly. Breakfast can either be taken in the small reception area or taken to your room,...More

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    Reviewed 8 December 2012

    Really Great Hotel. Nice atmosphere , great people at the reception & cost is great considering where it is , in the center of paris , must see. Thanks you for your kindness. Franchement un très bon Hotel au centre de Paris. Je remercie la...More

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    Reviewed 17 October 2012

    The location of the hotel is very good. The closest Metro stop--St Michel, Line 4--and RER --St Michel Notre Dame, Line C--are just a couple blocks away. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Everyone spoke English, but we did our best to speak French....More

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    Reviewed 9 June 2012

    We counted 75 stairs to our room! We had a small charming balcony and used it a lot. The room was a reasonable size and very French, blue and white soft furnishings. Our bed was comfortable and for a city it was quiet at night....More

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    cherylaLosAngeles
    Do you have a television in the rooms? Thank you. We are looking into staying at your hotel in September.
    30 July 2016|
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    Response from T M | Reviewed this property |
    Hi. Yes, there are tv sets in the rooms. I didn't use it while there since I was out and about most of the time. :)
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    RoiSamuse
    You gotta admire the proprietaire's unrepentant and authentically Parisian response to the complaint about construction noise: In effect, he's saying, 'we're trying to save our economy from terrorism and you're complaining about a little noise? "Va-t;en. That being said, news of the impending elevator is sure to dismay some Hotel du Lys loyalists. The charm of the place is embodied in that creaky staircase and the groans of wheezing travelers wrestling suitcases upward to their 17th century lairs.
    21 March 2016|
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    Response from ESteffen | Property representative |
    Noisy works are finished. The lift will be finished around April 20th. We did what we did because we didn't have the choice. And we understand people complain. Terrorism is very hard for our economy. Despite of this we... More
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    blairkk25
    Hello Allan M - I read your review. I am looking into hotels in the Saint Germain des Pres area. The top floor of this hotel is an apartment suitable for a family of four. Other reviews which mention the top floor give it a positive review. I am in touch with this hotel and several other hotels in the area. I write to all the hotels in French as I am fluent in French. This is the only hotel that answered me in English (the others answered me in French). Anyway, anything you can tell me to help me decide would be much appreciated. I am very sorry that you had such a bad experience both with this hotel and with Paris. Regards, Blair
    23 September 2015|
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    Response from Allan M | Reviewed this property |
    I think the true test of the hotel staff is how they act when things are going wrong, not when things are going right. So this hotel fails the test. As I said, the person we dealt with was totally unhelpful with a problem... More
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    Room Tips
    "We were three adults to we reserved the flat on the top floor which gave us a little more space and our own..."
    NoelleCM, 20 days agoRead review
    "Room 22 has a really nice balcony"
    c h, 3 months agoRead review
    "They have installed a lift since we were there but still try for lowest room possible."
    T M, 8 months agoRead review
    "Avoid the top floors."
    peterowensbabs, over a year agoRead review
    "Request a room not facing the street as they are noisy"
    Penny H, over a year agoRead review
    "Upper floors are sunny and light and 70 odd steps up....I think it is definitely worth it."
    goodidea-oz, over a year agoRead review
    "Avoid but if you must stay, ensure that you get a room on the low floors"
    Lina S, over a year agoRead review
    "Try to get a room lower than nine for less stairs"
    bjcameron11, over a year agoRead review
    "lower level so you only have to negotiate minimal stairs"
    John S, over a year agoRead review
    "Ask for the room with the balcony."
    famaway, over a year agoRead review
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