Hotel Senat

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Hotel Senat

, Paris
3 star

Rooms: 41

10 Rue de Vaugirard - Paris - 75006 - France Hotel Website | | 01.43.54.54.54
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Small hotel near the hip 6th Arr. stores and restaurants

from ackerdear
We stayed here to be close to the Luxembourg Gardens, which is only a few steps away. But loved the area: close to the Latin Quarter, but not too close; this used to be the publishing district and some houses, such as Flammarion, are still there. It has many new and rare bookstores, small (albeit expensive) boutiques and wonderful restaurants and bistros all around. Hotel was remodeled in 1999. Room was small, as are all Parisian rooms, but had a wonderful bath and shower and large fluffy towels. The front desk was helpful. I agree: the bar is smoky. But that's the only drawback I can see.

Clean, Modern, and Comfortable

from skim
I stayed in seven hotels in Germany and France over the course of a month, and Hotel Le Senat is by far my favorite.

I paid 150 euros per night for a single on the fourth floor facing the street. My room was very clean and modern. The decor was to my taste. The sheets, the carpet, the comforter, all felt new and unworn. The mattress was comfortable, though far from the best. The day I checked in, the room was cool, and there was a very pleasant scent, a mixture that I think included vanilla. That and the mint chocolate on the pillow left me with a very positive first impression, though neither the scent nor the chocolate reappeared during my stay.

The room itself was very small, by US standards, but I was very comfortable with the space. In European hotels, you pay less for a single, and you get a smaller room. My room had an upright shower, no bathtub. There was a flat-panel TV on the wall at the foot of the bed - because a normal TV would be hard to fit in this room. The hallways have the same modern touch, but are narrow and dimly lit. The door locks use the convenient computer-controlled security card, rather than the key chained to a paper-weight that many older European hotels seem to favor.

The windows are sound-proof and seal out the street noise completely, though it's not a very busy street. I sometimes slept with the windows open without a problem.

The reception staff was very courteous and warm, though not super friendly, and their appearance seemed to match the hotel well - young, attractive, and clean-cut. And they spoke English well.

The location is very good. It's within walking distance of a few Metro stations, and there are plenty of restaurants and Parisian cafes nearby. There is an Internet cafe a couple doors down the street. One block away is a street filled with Japanese restaurants. Two blocks to the east is the very busy Boulevard St Michel. My favorite part of Paris is the northern section of St Germain des Pres, between the Seine and Boulevard St Germain, which is a 5 minute walk north. I've also walked to the Louvre, Musee d'Orsay, and Notre Dame. And one block west of the hotel is Jardin du Luxembourg. A beautiful garden. Look for a small brown Statue of Liberty on the western edge, which even most Parisians don't know about.

Should I ever return to Paris, Hotel Le Senat will be my first choice.

Vive Le Senat!

from Easyfour
I stayed at the hotel for a week in June 2005. I arrived a little while before my check-in time, but the staff was accommodating and immediately found a room for me. It wasn't that large, but it was no worse than some I'd seen in New York and never felt a need to upgrade to something larger. The bed was very comfortable and the linens were clean and soft. The air-conditioning was downright frigid and I had to turn it down or off at times. The shower was raised and adjustable and had water-pressure comparable to that found in a Las Vegas hotel. I had to make a few calls (local and international) and wasn't gauged on the rate. The breakfast buffet was fresh and was only 15 euros, which I thought was fair. Whether it be for directions to an attraction, room service, or arranging for an especially large cab for our billions of pieces of luggage, the staff was nothing short of incredible. So friendly. I loved the neighborhood (Luxembourg Gardens are beautiful) and would most certainly stay here again. I paid about 210 euros per night for the room.

A Gem

from Tellenbach
I organised this hotel for a short break and it is a gem. Beautifully decorated and run and very well located for exploring and relaxing in Paris. I'd recommend it to anyone.

Loved it!

from A TripAdvisor Member
Great boutique hotel near the luxembourg garden. From the french window you can see part of the luxembourg garden and the bustling french streets. Tourist icons such as the pantheon, notre dame, arab museum, seine river are all within walking distance - not that you need to walk given the fabulous metro system.

Points about the hotel:

Good: Clean and modern bathroom (loved the big bath tub), clean, internet cables in the room, french doors, good quality toiletries in bathroom, great bar lobby and reading room at rear of reception.

Improvement: Room is a little small for 2 people and 2 suitcases. Wardrobe is small, buffet breakfast is expensive for 15Euros a head when there is very little food options (dining room is rather small), remove the portable toilet near the entrance to the hotel.

All in all, this is a great little hotel situated in one of paris' small alley streets. The room has a parisien charm to it.

Pointer: Enjoy the spectacles on the right of Saint Mitchell (including greek plate smashing and people insisting that you come into their restaurant) but don't eat there (very tourist-like food - we made that mistake). Struggle with your french and go to the left bank and have good quality french food.

Great Hotel

from A TripAdvisor Member
We stayed at this hotel for 5 days in March, 05 and we very happy with the location and the staff. The rooms where up to date, although a bit small. The staff was very friendly, helpful and spoke verg good English. We'd stay here again in a heartbeat.

Loved It!

from RamblinSal
We found this hotel for a five night stay in March, 2005 when we had to flee the place I had booked which turned out to be a nightmare. We were very pleased with the Hotel Le Senat. The staff is very helpful with everything -- directions, maps, restaurant recommendations and reservations. We were definitely off season and last minute so were able to bargain to get quite a good price of 200 Euro for a suite. Bathrooms were clean and apparently new, lots of hot water and excellent water pressure.

The hotel is located very near Luxemborg Gardens and about a 7-10 minute walk from Odeon Metro. Very close to St. Germain and St. Michel. Lots of good restaurants and brasseries in the area.

We would definately stay there again.

Great boutique hotel

from A TripAdvisor Member
Paid 250 euros. Was upgraded to a larger room. Two night stay. The staff are wonderful. The location is perfect. The room is very comfortable and spacious by Paris standards. Not exactly cheap, but it can make your business or leisure stay in Paris much more comfortable.

Nice but ...

from A TripAdvisor Member
Le Sénat was advantageously located, a block from Boulevard St. Michel and two from Ste. Germaine. The Panthéon was nearby as was the Luxembourg Palace and gardens. The room was adequate but we feel over priced at 235 Euros a night. The toilet was on the opposite side of the room from the bathroom. The room was decorated with three black and white photos of men smoking cigars. Very unromantic. The front desk staff was very helpful and the hotel was very well kept but we would not stay here again knowing that there are many better hotels for the same price and lower.

Great Experience at a Good Rate

from A TripAdvisor Member
Thanks to the reviews we opted for Le Senat and it met our expectations. The rooms were fit for a cruise, quite small, but the quality was tops, from the warm quilts to the cool a/c and hot shower with plenty of water pressure. Additionally we discovered a great restaurant, Marco Polo, just two blocks away and for dessert we encountered Amorino accross the street from Odeon. We had fine weather so the walk to the Metro, 4 blocks, was bearable. We also enjoyed the FranPrix grocery right across the street. Finally, make your reservations through the internet and make sure that breakfast is included in order to get the best deal.

Top Local Tips for Paris

real taste of Paris area 5 main street, try one of the gigantic salads - also do many traditional french classics. also do a fish market stall at lunch time, few of close restaurants use the produce for lunch - try the oysters

Transportation to and from airport I would highly recommend arranging transportation to and from the airport. It was a blessing to know that our ride was there when we arrived versus having to figure out the subway schedule or pay for a taxi.

Open-top bus A fabulous way of seeing all the sights - by far the cheapest way of getting around Paris as you just buy a 2 day pass and hop on and off wherever you want to! From the Champs Elysees to Eiffel Tower to the Opera and everything inbetween, it's a daggy touristy option I know, but it sure beats pounding the pavement and wanting to die by the end of the day... and you get to see more than you could possibly hope to on foot. Highly recommended if you only have a few days to enjoy Paris, whether you're on your own or travelling with your significant other and/or family/friends.

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  • Address: 10 Rue de Vaugirard - Paris - 75006 - France
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