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Hotel Esmeralda

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Horribly noisy - barely got any sleep - other guests were also noisy - no soundproofing on windows - one member of staff didn't take concerns seriously about other guests' noise very early in the morning - street outside is terrifically noisy - stained sheets - what looked like blood stains on the walls - wall paper torn away in...

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Kansas City, Missouri
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can't get enough of this hotel and it's views of the Notre Dame. It has become my favorite place in the world. Seriously! The staff is always kind and the hotel offers a truly Parisian experience in the heart of the Latin Quarter. I simply can't say enough about its location. Thank you, Esmeralda, for being my happy place....

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Far Hills, New Jersey, United States
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Only a 4 because you honestly have to leave room for the Ritz :) I've stayed here solo and with my family several times and each time I think, "hmm, would it be better booking a 4+ star instead?", but you CANNOT beat the location, especially if Notre Dame is your pilgrimage. I religiously play the Notre Dame, Musee d'Orsay,...

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Reviewed 18 October 2016

The room was perfect - overlooking a garden and Notre Dame, in the perfect location. The hosts were most gracious and made us feel very welcome to Paris. Our room felt very much like Paris. Would definitely stay here again.

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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

I decided to leave my toddler and fiancé at home and take a weekend off. I was on a budget, but was looking for something centrally located with a special charm. Something that makes me feel like Amelia...and there couldn't have been a better choice for me than Hotel Esmeralda. This hotel is a real gem. From the map and...

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 25 September 2016

My second time in Paris, and second stay in this hotel. Centrally located, RER B, RER C, Metro line 4. Travel conveniently to Gare du Nord and Charles de Gaulle without train interchange. The best experience is when you can hear the Cathedral bell from your room. Few tips : If you carry a suitcase, opt for a room in...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 9 September 2016

This hotel is located 5 minutes from the RER train from the airport which makes it really convenient The rooms are very small, but you don't go to Paris to sit in your room. There is no a/c and the room I had the window only opened a little. The room was always clean and the bed was comfortable. Just...

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Are you sure, that you are discussing HOTEL ESMERALDA, 4 rue Saint Julien le Pauvre paris 75005? Indeed, our room are very clean with confortable bed ; indeed it is two minutes from the RER arriving from Charkes de Gaull airport. Indded , we have the most fantastic view on the cathedral Notre-Dame, the best ever possible. Iindeed, all our...

Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Lovely, funky, very French. Each room done in provincial style. Great breakfast brought to room. Location cannot be beat, views from room windows wonderful. Price is reasonable. Drawback is no elevator, but not a real hindrance. This is a great, authentic experience.

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Compared to many hotels this is on the cheaper end 85 euros, can't beat it for location and although the rooms are small they are clean and bed comfortable. No lift. 2 minute walk to RER to go to Charles DG airport and a view straight to Notre Dame. Perfect place to stay as I did when coming into Paris...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Old building, nice hotel and service Amazing location especially if you are interested In Notre Dame Unbelievable view of a small park, bridge near the church and Notre Dame itself. Narrow stairs and not much amenities, building built in 1640 but again for LOCATION you can not beat it.

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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: $145 - $199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
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“DOn't stay if you want to have a good night's sleep!”
 of 5 bubbles jurgenmayes, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“I was in room 1. If you like climbing stairs, get a higher number floor.”
 of 5 bubbles canarycat13, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
“I would stay there again only for the location”
 of 5 bubbles 703abedz, 28 Jun 2016 | Read review
“The family rooms are spacious but its a steep climb of 4 stories”
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“The breakfast on the corner”
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