La demeure Hotel

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La demeure Hotel

, Paris
3 star

Rooms: 43

51 Boulevard Saint Marcel - Paris - 75013 - France Hotel Website | | 01.43.37.81.25
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A gem of a hotel

from Naperville77
This is a great gem of a hotel. As mentioned in previous reviews, it is not in the center of the action, but is a short walk (15 min. or less) or Metro stop away from everything. We took the Metro everywhere so don't let the fact that this hotel is not in the middle of everything through you off. The Metro is definitely the way to go and the St. Marcel stop is a 5 min. walk away - allowing you to stop by one of the many bakeries to get a fresh chocolate crossiant!

The hotel is very quaint and has great charm. It was clean and the accomodations were big! We had a beautiful room on the top floor, with a huge bathroom (tub not a shower - but that added to the relaxation). The room was very clean and the bed was very comfortable. The Asian/Modern decor was charming and the nice lounge was a plus - greeting patrons with a cold soda or a hot cup of espresso. When I think of Paris, this is the type of charming hotel that comes to mind.

Ideal Location to see the sights of Paris

from StaffsTraveller2
Stayed at this 43 room family owned/run hotel for 4 nights Sep '05. Clean and comfortable, although room on small side and overlooking rear (not much to see from the window!). Downside was that it had no bath, although great shower, and no drawer space for clothes etc. Not really a problem though for a short stay!
Major plus point is the hotel location on border of 5th and 13th Arondissements, so handy for Les Gobelins and the Quartier Latin. Above all, it seemed quite a safe area to be out at night and a superb choice of restaurants, both French cuisine and more international variety, within a very short walk.
Hotel management very helpful and will recommend local eating places - nothing seemed too much trouble. Also a plentiful supply of city maps at reception covering streets and public transport.
By French standards, the breakfast was more than adequate, with friendly and efficient service in a well designed breakfast room.
Easy to travel into the city centre, either from Metro St Marcel or Gobelins and a simple wallk to Ile de la Cite for Notre Damme etc. Also handy for the journey to CDG airport with just one change from St Marcel (at Gare du Nord).
Tip - buy tickets for local transport within the city centre from the nearby Tabac; a Carnet of 10 tickets for any journey within Paris centre for just Euros 10.70, apparently a useful saving on buying individual tickets. These tickets can be used on Metro, Bus and RER.

Exceeded Expectations

from herky
We booked this hotel mostly based on other Tripadvisor reviews and we were not disappointed. Initially I had an issue making reservations on their web site but one phone call to the hotel and 5 minutes later everything was cleared up.

The rooms were clean, well kept and comfortable. As others have mentioned this hotel is not in the center of the action but a Metro ride or a short walk will get you where you want to be. There is a grocery store (Monoprix) right by the Saint Marcel Metro stop where you can grab a cheap dinner or supplies for the next day which we found to be very convenient.

The only thing I would do different is to ask for a room that has a shower. Both rooms we were in had a tub and a shower head on a hose type thing but no shower curtain or any way to mount the shower head to take a normal stand-up type shower. Other than that, I would not hesitate to stay there on my next trip to Paris.

Pleasantly surprised

from jmorris_29
I spent the first few nights of my Paris stay in this cute hotel in a simple but well decorated modern room. It was very clean, with a modern bathroom, extremely helpful staff and best of all -- it was the same price as a two-star hotel in saint-germain. after an overnight trip out of the city we returned to the same hotel -- and the owner put us in a larger balcony room at a discount (we hadn't made reservations there for the second half). It had a spacious bathroom, more room to spread out, and again -- clean! Both rooms overlooked St. Marcel, but with the windows closed the noise was minimal -- dare I say quiet.

Other pros:
Chic reception area
Elevator (though it's TINY)
A/C (it was actually 90 degrees a couple of days)
Close to Mouffetard market -- excellent place for breakfast/lunch
Close to two Metro stops
Easy walk from St. Germain/Latin Quartier area (tho I'm a New Yorker and used to it)

Only con:
If you want to be in the heart of tourist central, this isn't it. This is a refuge that's closer to residential areas. This is why I picked the area, though, so I was more than satisfied and spent days exploring the Left Bank on foot. However, walking to Notre Dame took only 15 minutes, to give some perspective.

Lovely Little Hotel

from A TripAdvisor Member
Great little hotel, clean and well decorated, friendly helpful staff (which as I had read that hotel staff in Paris generally weren't it was a major surprise). Rooms were very small (but it is a city hotel) but great value. Very conveniently located about 100 yards from the metro and very close to a great area for restaurants. Walking distance (about a mile and a bit) to Notre Dame. Breakfast was a typical French hotel, selection of breads, jam, ham `& cheese. V. basic but all that was required. Would recommend it and would certainly stay there again.

My dream came true

from A TripAdvisor Member
My dream has come true. I went to Paris France- on my 60th Birthday may 25-30, 2005 this year and the details are still fresh in my mind. the hotel was just what i wanted it, displayed the Parisian culture and the service was very good. they served me tea for my change of climate cold at 3:o'clock in the morning before I left which was a plus-the tea was in a old fashion little tea pot which showed special concern for me at the time of my stay. I was on the 6th floor which i enjoyed looking out at the people enjoying Paris just like me. the food was very good and I was able to bring the family some real French wine. I went out on the boat and viewed the city afar, I have medical limitation for excessive walking/standing and that made it very good for me. I just could not stop thanking God for such a beautiful world we live in. the people were very nice to me, and were not rude-very business and willing to please me. my dream true came true and I will never in my life forget Paris and the La Demure Hotel, Oh, the plane (Tahiti Uli) ride was even wonderful.... 11 hours ....... I Also went to mass and prayed for myself and everyone else...

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from Sarav31
Spent just one night here for our 30th wedding anniversary. Lovely welcome - I was a bit stressed, having discovered the night before we left that the booking I thought I had with another hotel, through Travelocity, wasn't confimed (beware, read 'confirmation' e-mails from them VERY carefully). So very much a last minute choice, through Venere. Anyway, couldn't have done bettter, and would recommend La Demeure to anyone. Very comfortable - huge bathroom,nearly as big as the bedroom, although only a view onto side street. No problem, we were there to see Paris, and we did, pounding the streets for two solid days. Took tea at Mariage Fréres' wonderful shop in rue des Grands Augustins (5e). It cost as much as a three course lunch menu, but boy, was it worth it - a choice of around 150 teas to choose from, and a cake trolley to die for, all served very charmingly in fine white china by men in immaculate white aprons - a must! Oh, and the hotel tea was almost as good. The proprietor M. Cauet told me that Mariage Fréres was a little too expensive, but they serve the next best thing, and he's right. Not a Lipton Yellow label in sight, I'm pleased to say, and the bread and cakes for breakfast showed the same discerning palate, as well as the immaculate presentation. Lots of attention to detail, spotlessly clean and charming service, for a very modest €145 a night. Great Location, too - 2 mins from Gobelins metro and 5 from Saint Marcel, which takes you straight to Gare du Nord and the Eurostar. Can't wait to go back - hope it isn't another 30 years!

Good three star hotel

from pierrekiwi
We stayed at Hotel La Demeure which is on Avenue Saint Marcel in the Gobbelin district of Paris quite close to Jardin du Plantes. The hotel is equidistant from the Gobbelin and St Marcel Metros, about five minutes walk away. There are good eating places, patissiere etc close by. This was the best three star that I have stayed in in Paris. Well presented with a good lounge, reception and breakfast room. The father and son team who own the hotel are the most helpful people, happy to book trips, provide advice etc. They speak English very well. We had a small "suite" on the top floor, clean, well serviced with a modern and spacious, (by Parisienne standards), bathroom and separate toilet. Euro166 pn booked on the web. This may not be in the heart of the action, but everything is so close that wasn't a problem. Very good hotel, highly recommend it.

Surprisingly good showers!!!

from A TripAdvisor Member
This is a well run, clean hotel. The shower was excellent (see previous reviews), offering overhead, top and side jets and hand held shower simultaneously. Maybe this is a recent innovation. Staff were friendly and helpful. My room was small, but pleasant, on the top floor, with a good view of Paris.

Great little hotel

from A TripAdvisor Member
My boyfriend and I spent Valentines weekend in this hotel after seeing the reviews on Tripadvisor. We thought it was great value for money at £130 for two nights bed and breakfast through lastminute.com, a bit cheaper than the rack rates advertised on the hotel's website. We had a room (number 59) at the front on the 6th floor which was tastefully decorated, modern with a view of the Eiffel Tower. The street is quite busy, and can be noisy when you have the huge window open, but this didn't bother us whatsoever during the night. As far as Paris hotel rooms go I would say our room was slightly above average in size, the bathroom was small but had a fantastic shower with a sliding glass door - they could have made more room had they chosen a slightly smaller sink, although it was a lovely sink! Breakfast was a typical continental buffet and perfectly adequate, you can also chose to have breakfast in your room if preferred. The hotel has a secure, private car park which we reserved in advance for €17 per day. The only negative comment I can leave is that there were no kind of refreshments in the room. The entire hotel is modern and a really good find, we thought, and would highly recommend it to anyone on a budget.

The location of the hotel is good, it's very easy to get anywhere really, and we did walk everywhere. We did a whistle stop tour of all the sights which took us from about 10.30am to 7pm, but it was well worth it. Had a couple of hours rest back at the hotel then went back out (in a taxi!) to the Champs Elysee. We found a really great restaurant actually called Yvan (this is one of the few websites I could find http://paris.city-discovery.com/restaurants/yvan.htm) on Rue Jean-Mermoz 75008 (Tél : 01 43 59 18 40). Its was on the pricey side at €130 for three courses and wine (€32 for the bottle) for two people, but the food was absolutely delicious. We didn't get there until about 11pm and just managed to get a table - although this wasn't due to the hour, but lack of tables (a group of 4 with reservations had just arrived as we were being seated). The restaurant has a very 'party' vibe with a DJ playing a mix of modern cheese and 70's funk and by 11.30 people were out of their seats dancing round their tables!

We had a great weekend in Paris, and the hotel was above our expectations which was a bonus - although I had the worse croque monsieur of my life in a small village on the drive back to the Eurotunnel!

Top Local Tips for Paris

carnet If you plan on using the metro gettinga carnet (book of 10 metro cards) is a must. That way you can use a combination of walking and metro when you get tired.

Historical, Art, Shopping Get your entry ticket for the Louvre at the metro kiosk near the Louvre rather than at the Louvre itself. Wear comfortable shoes for walking & plenty of $$$ for shopping!

Cycling the City - marvellous way to see the sights If you are partial to cycling the city, a great way to get around and not wear your legs out. The city has bike stops almost every 500 metres and most street corners. Put your credit card in the booth and subscribe for a temporary pass from 1 up to 7 days. You can then pick a bike and cycle off into Parisian horizon, the cost is free for first half hour then 1 euro every half hour. If you stop and change your bike before your half hour is up then you can cycle all day for free. It's brilliant.

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  • Address: 51 Boulevard Saint Marcel - Paris - 75013 - France
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