Europe Saint Severin Hotel

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Europe Saint Severin Hotel

, Paris
2 star

Rooms: 65

38 Rue Saint Séverin - Paris - 75005 - France Hotel Website | |
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Nice and comfortable...cute kitty!

from A TripAdvisor Member
This hotel is in a great location, right at the st michel metro stop, and very close to notre dame.

Staff was friendly. The process of dropping off/picking up your room key each time you leave/enter is a bit odd, but has a nice old school feel. There was a kitty curled up in a basket almost every time i passed the front desk.

Rooms were comfortable and clean, and i enjoyed the mini-balcony (seems most rooms have a balcony).

The breakfast is NOT included in the room price, and for 10 euros, it is better to eat out at the numerous options around in the latin quarter.


from A TripAdvisor Member
Stayed here for Valentines 2005. Rooms small but cosy, clean and warm with interesting padded walls. Minibar, balcony & BBC channel were a nice bonus. The only complaint was that the walls were a bit thin and noise travelled. Location is ideal for all the main sights and is a stones throw from Notre Dame. Plenty of cafes, restaurants and shopping in close proximity. Area is heart of Touristville but, hey, we are tourists after all!

Nice kitten at reception too!

Nice hotel, great location

from docdiamond
My wife and I recently stayed at the Hotel Europe Saint Severin for three nights. It is in the heart of the latin quarter, and is convenient to Notre Dame, restaurants, bars, etc. The St. Michael metro stop is less than a block away.

The pictures of the rooms on their web site are pretty accurate. The rooms are clean, and are fairly roomy by European standards. Breakfast is not included. The staff is very friendly and helpful, and their English is very good.

But I do have one VERY major complaint. The local drunk stands out in front of the hotel EVERY night and yells in French. I don't speak French, so I don't know what he is saying. After a while, the police pick him up, but sometimes it is very late at night by the time they take him away.

Anyhow, we do recommend the hotel. Over all, we were very satified with our experience.

Helpful Staff

from A TripAdvisor Member
The hotel staff was professional and helpful. The hotel was recently refurbished so the rooms were comfortable with personal controls for heat and air. The shower was roomy. I was very impressed that on my last night, the staff called me as I walked into my room to see if they could call a taxi for me in the morning. I thought that was exceptionally thoughtful. The desk clerk double-checked with me in the morning just to make sure that I hadn't changed my mind (I used the RER since I had just a little bit of luggage.)

Perfect location with easy access to the Metro and RER. An internet business was just 2 blocks away. The Latin Quarter is such a fun place to stay because of the eating choices and close proximity to museums and historical sites.

I would definitely stay there again.

Nice and a good price for the heart of touristville

from A TripAdvisor Member
At ratestogo you can get a double at this hotel for 100 dollars/night. It is on a ped st so a bit less noise and the room we stayed in was huge and the bathrooms new and very nice with a shower and tub. I thought the decor seemed a bit dark and dated but that is really my only complaint. Decided the next time in Paris to stay down the street at Cluny Square Hotel to save a bit over $15/night. I totally regreted it and realized how much better this place was. If you decide to go for the cheaper, dingyer, tiny roomed cluny square hotel, don't let then call you a cab to the airport it is a scam. No such problems with the cab this HESS called for us. Recommed if you stay in the Latin Quarter that you walk a couple blocks out of this area to a less tourist trap place to eat.

Be honest!

from A TripAdvisor Member
My friend and I stayed several nights in the hotel Europe Saint Severin (Paris) in August, when we checked out at 5:40 am on Aug. 31st, the man who’s in charge made a mistake on the amount, he typed 114 euro instead of 85 euros – the twin-room rate, because he confused the room number, which was 114, with the price, the problem was that he didn’t know how to make the correction. But he promised us to refund the 29 euros later when somebody told him how to do.

After many e-mails reminding them of the problem, they haven't done anything up to now, not even answered the mails.

Maybe the convenience is important, but the service of this business tells its spirit.

The Best Ever.

from A TripAdvisor Member
I can not say enough nice things about this hotel. The staff was super friendly, the neighborhood the best in paris, the rooms clean and nice, a metro station a block away, most major attractions within walking distance, and shopping galore right out the front door. This is the only area to stay in when visiting Paris in my opinion, and this is the best deal in town. I've stayed in Paris numerous times before, have paid more and liked my hotels less. My new husband and I stayed here for five nights at the end of our three week honeymoon in october and were delighted with our stay here. It was a perfect end to a perfect trip and we can't wait to come back!!!

If you want this location, recommended!

from SantaFeUser
Booked this hotel on the net as the best deal I could find on a one-night layover and based on past experiences on the left bank didn't expect much. In fact, it is very nice, and I had a large (if strangely laid out) room on the top floor -- complete with a view of Notre Dame spires. It was clean, comfortable and surprisingly quiet - this might not be true on lower floors. You can't be more in the middle of the Left Bank than this -- very touristy neighborhood -- but some "real" Paris is not far away. The one negative was the front desk staff, who were not helpful at all. For example, to get to my room I had to take TWO elevators; or go through the kitchen. This was never explained and so it took me many false starts (with luggage) to actually get to the room the first time.

This is the place to stay to really enjoy Paris.

from A TripAdvisor Member
This is the place to stay to really enjoy Paris. Simply a nice clean hotel, in heart of it all, in a pedestrian zone and worth every penny. Walk out your door, eat, drink and be merry within two steps. Hotel Staff very very pleasant, no attitude and simply really nice people. Most sites all within walking distance and tours can be organized at front desk. Check around though, since I pre-organized some tours and they actually were less offered at the hotel (different tour company). A must is the 'Paris by Night' tour, the 'Normany Invasion Beaches' Tour, 'Paris By Day' with the Lunch at the Eiffel Tower (all tour companies offer these type of tours).

Sip wine outside on the street and watch the world go by and that is Paris. This is easily done from this hotel. It was great and I can not write enough about this place.

In the heart of Paris

from A TripAdvisor Member
In Paris it is impossible to avoid tourists. That is a fact. What is easy to do is to get lost and confused in myriad of neighborhoods, metros, and trains. So when it comes to the traveler looking for economy, you have to consider economy of scale as well.

How much time will you loose coming and going to the 'hide away' location hotel? I saw the poor sods dragging bags for blocks over cobble stone streets. It made me appreciate the convenience of location.

The Hotel Europe Saint Severin is conveniently located at the outlet of metro station Ste. Michel Notre Dame. Use the stairway for Ste Michel Place and you walk one half block and turn left 1/2 block you are there.

The hotel is 1 stop from Austerlitz station so is an easy jump from the fast TGV trains or 5 metro stops from Paris Nord Station. You can take train from airports to Australitz so you have easy access.

Located in the Latin Quarter the hotel offers great location and a clean room (I even got special help in the bathroom as I thought it need a bit of attention). The room is small but very cozy. Two channels of English language broadcasting gives you CNN and BBC, more than enough of the problems of the world to drive you to the street below. Looking out the window early in the morning would make you easily imagine sitting in same spot 2-300 years earlier. The windows are double glazed so noise from outside is eliminated, combined with 900mm thick walls you can sleep in relative silence.

The review about the shower being small must have been done by a fairly robust person as the enclosure is large enough for amorous activity (it is Paris!). The walls of the room are padded in a soft cloth so the overall effect is a bit gaudi, but adds to the charm.

The fifth and second floors have balconies and the majority of the rooms overlook the street, so a room with a view is not hard to find. I suggest you ask when booking. I used tobook, which only confirms the booking and takes no payment, which is actually done by the hotel at the hotel upon checkout. Very civilized and about 30% cheaper than other on line bookings I could find. They have a specials section for the hotel so you might get lucky and get lower rate.

The hotel does have an elevator and the rooms are air-conditioned and heated by room controlled reverse cycle units. I found opening the full length French windows a great way to adjust the temperature and the noise from the street below drifted up to make the moment even more unique.

Desk people were mostly friendly and preferred I tried to communicate in my own tongue rather than use some bizarre conglomeration I had put together to communicate. If you speak English, speak English. The people at the desk are intelligent.

Downside is the advertised broadband in the hotel is not in every room, but there are wireless hotspots within a few blocks. There is a net cafe about one and a half blocks away.

Conclusions: Good value and convenient. In Paris you are a tourist, if you want to be in a local neighborhood then take a bus or metro. If you want to be in quintensensual Paris, then the Latin Quarter is great and the Hotel Europe Saint Severin fits the model of a 'true' Paris experience.

Top Local Tips for Paris

Excellent little restaurant in St.germain area For a great, relaxed, romantic dining experience go to Rotisserie d'en Face, 2 rue christine, 75006 paris. Super food and service. Not cheap, but worthwhile.

local convenience mart and pharmacy shopping! Don't think you have to ever go inside the overpriced tourist-trap souvenir shops! My favorite purchases are the coffee, tea, chocolate, etc I bought at the local 'super market' (more ,like a U.S. convenience store). Not sure if I was supposed to bring this stuff back (?customs didn't say anything) but I am enjoying delicious daily reminders of my trip Packs of snacks & chocolate made for kids school lunches are a hit with my kids - fun to look at the ingredients and marketing pitch in another language (fun for classmates and teachers at school, too!) Coiffure magazine (en francais of course) for my hair stylist, liquid soap and lotion for my neighbor friends, cheap (relatively) Mustela baby products for nephews, etc. were all good buys.

What to do on your 10th++ trip Try Fontainebleau - it is less crowded that Versailles in the summer, takes 30 minutes from Gare de Lyon. If you are more adventurous, Chantilly is accesible by train too


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  • Address: 38 Rue Saint Séverin - Paris - 75005 - France
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