Hotel D'Albe St Michel, Paris
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Location great...hotel ok...from London_bird
The hotel is modern in appearance - very clean, functional reception area with bright lights and leather look couches. Other communal areas are clean and well maintained although we can't comment on the breakfast area as we didn't eat there (more of that later). As with most Parisian hotels it is not spacious and the lift is rather small & the stairs/corridors are not wide. We were fine though as we didn't have much luggage and are young and fit! Larger people and/or those with big heavy suitcases might have problems getting up to the bedrooms.
Our room was on the 4th floor on the side (facing Rue d'Hauchette). We booked a double with shower (145Euros per night). The room was spotless and with sufficient storage space we didn't really notice the lack of floor space to move around. The bathroom was v clean (nice new white tiling) and the shower was excellent (powerful - not like the pathetic dribble you often get in hotels). There was a hairdryer in the bathroom. Our bed was a standard European double - fine for us but American visitors (plus others who are used to Queen/King sizes) should be prepared for this and perhaps consider booking a twin room (where I believe beds can be pushed together). We had a v small TV which we didn't really use - only 2 English speaking channels (CNN & oddly MSNBC news). There was a small minibar which we didn't use apart from putting our own drinks in there to chill down! We did not have a balcony but had doors which opened fully onto a Juliette balcony (waist high railings). We did not really open them except when we were going out to air the room out. We had aircon which worked very well and was quiet. Rooms have blackout curtains - great for those who get woken up by the early morning sunshine!
Other reviewers have commented on the noise from the street below. They are not wrong. We specifically asked for a high room having read the reviews but even on the 4th floor if we opened our balcony doors it was very noisy. With the doors closed you could barely hear a rumble and with the aircon on it was silent. That said I would not want to be any lower & certainly would avoid taking a room on the 1st or 2nd floors.
We did not breakfast at the hotel - at 12Euros for a continental breakfast we felt this was a bit of a rip off. There is a nice coffee shop/bakery next to the hotel where you can get fresh pastries for 1-2Euros and coffee.
We would not recommend going to any of the restaurants around the hotel - yes they are very busy full of unsuspecting tourists but there are so many better options not very far away. We are from London and would never eat somewhere like Leicester Square - this seems to be the Paris equivalent of there. It is only a short walk to St Germain des Pres where there are much better options, we came across some nice places close to the St Sulpice metro.
If you are looking for a central, clean hotel in Paris then we would definitely recommend. It was reasonably priced by Parisian standards and was all you could ask for in a hotel.
Perfect in every wayfrom travelmarg
Good hotel, great locationfrom LVSaint
Situated spitting distance from St Michel Metro and RER station and within very easy walking distance from the islands (Notre Dame, St Chapelle, Ile St Louis), Cluny museum and slightly further afield, Jardin du Luxembourg and Pantheon - You are right in the heart of the city and can walk to so many places of interest.
The immediate area, you are surrounded by very cheap tourist restaurants or 'bacteria alley' as it is known to some. You can choose about any kind of food here from crepes, mussles and seafood to mexican, sushi and kebabs. Useful large yellow fronted book shops straight underneath too.
The hotel itself has recently been refurbished and it shows. The interior and rooms are nicely decorated and carpeted. The small but functional bathroom is very clean and well equiped. Size of the standard room is larger than Paris average and you can step onto your own balcony (very noisy at night, even on the 5th floor but the double glazed door keeps virtually all of it outside). Staff are friendly and helpful and most speak good English. Breakfast buffet served until 10:30 is excellent. In-room safe. Fridge with mini bar. TV. Desk and chair. Hair dryer. Shaving sockets.
The perfect Paris hotelfrom lynx46
Fantastic locationfrom Amarone61
Only 20 yards from the RER link to Ch-de-Gaulle and very close to the hopper boat services.
Staff friendly and helpful. All spoke good English if your french wasn't up to scratch.
Location, location, location.......and comfortable and affordable. We will definatley return.
Albefrom A TripAdvisor Member
Very Clean - Excellent Location - Great Stafffrom daudet
The Latin Quarter is very safe and a great way to end the night, after a full day of sight seeing, just strolling the ancient, brightly lighted, streets filled with cafes, restaurants and souvenir shops.
The room was sound proofed and the maid service was excellent. The size of the room is comparable to some Hilton and Marriot rooms we have stayed at, maybe a slight bit smaller, but very comfortable.
The staff is English speaking both during the day and night and answered all of our questions as best as possible and our wake up calls were always on schedule.
The location of the hotel is supreme. The St. Michel metro stop and St. Michael/Notre Dame RER stop is right outside to the hotel. The RER line B is a direct line to St. Michael/Notre Dame from CDG Airport without the need to transfer. You can also catch the RER line C from St. Michel/Notre Dame directly to Versailles and you can get to Disney by going from St. Michael/Notre Dame to Chatelet Les Halles with a transfer to RER line A. Using the metro from St. Michel will get you to any point in the Paris.
Breakfast is also served every morning and when booking, try to get the breakfast included in the price of the room.
Notre Dame is a five-minute walk; the Louvre is a 15-minute walk.
All things considered a great place to stay.
More refurbishmentfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Albe St Michelfrom Christine_C
Size of the room although not spacious , was larger than your average European standard
Very clean! Great shower! Centrally located ! Stones throw from the Notre Dame . Metro and RER stations close by. tons of restuarants and cafes right downstairs. Staff spoke English and was somewhat helpful - although kinda snooty- but hey, they are French , right? This was my third time in Paris- and by far the best place I stayed at.
Too bad that this trip was marred by the fact that we found ALL the Parisiens to be arrogant and disdainful.
immaculate hotel, superb locationfrom di.1
We were even more impressed with its location - it is surrounded by many bars and restaurants, and we felt safe to walk in the area at night. It is only a few minutes' walk from Notre Dame and the Louvre.
We highly recommend this hotel to anyone who wants to stay in the Latin Quarter.
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Other names for Hotel D'Albe St Michel
- hotel d albe st michel
- d albe st michel paris
- Address: 1 Rue de la Harpe - Paris - 75005 - France
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