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Hotel Esmeralda

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Florence, Italy
Reviewed 14 April 2016

Everything is adequate – room size, bed, bathroom. There’s no TV, no in-room wifi, no air-conditioning, no elevator and not much room for large suitcases. Very quaint and cozy and wifi works fine in lobby. Noise level wasn't an issue with us. Very close to virtual food court of places to eat. Next door to Shakespeare coffee shop which was...

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Our hotel is the year 1640 (history) no elevator, we have wifi in all rooms thank you for your visit Sincerely yours Jorge

norway
Reviewed 29 March 2016

Small, old an quaint hotel. Beatiful wiew to Notre Dame. For everybody who likes something with charming originality,more than the average western style hotel.No breakfast, but plenty of restaurants and cafees just outside the door.

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Paris, France
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

I've been staying here each spring for more than a decade. It's somewhat run down and faded, and the noise from the street can get annoying at times, but the people who run it are absolutely wonderful and the location -- facing Notre Dame and St. Julien le Pauvre -- cannot be topped. If you want the atmospheric experience of...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 February 2016

The Esmeralda was the ideal Hotel for myself and several colleagues for the duration of Paris design week and the Maison & Objet and Deco Off fairs. Centrally located, the facade presents a spectacular view of Notre Dame Cathedral and is within walking distance of all major attractions. The rooms were clean, comfortable and warm and the bathroom facilities private...

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Finchampstead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

the Hotel Esmerelda is right opposite Notre Dame, just behind Shakespeare & Co. It's small, relatively friendly and very old. Don't settle for room 6 if you're given it - a cupboard with no view and a bed. Instead appeal for #3, which is of adequate size but a lovely view (around the corner) of Notre Dame. (see pic) Typically...

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Amersham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 January 2016

Fantastic location, comfy bed, cosy, warm, clean and friendly, helpful staff. Yes the decor isn't conventional hotel decor, there's no tv, hairdryer or kettle, the wifi only works in the lobby and there's no lift but it all just adds to it's charm! It was a great base to explore Paris and lovely to come back to after a busy...

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amsterdam
Reviewed 14 January 2016

I spent 2 nights in a room with view of Notre Dame on the 4th floor; no lift so climbing stairs is all there is. The room was very comfortable and mostly quiet except for a bit of street noise. Fantastic view over the little park, the river and Notre Dame. Very helpful and friendly staff. No breakfast but a...

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Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

If you can find it hidden away in its street, this place is very quirky and very very old, so you have to accept all that goes with that, an ill fitting window, no lifts, tiny corridors etc but it is a gem as it is so central. You can see Notre Dame from our window just across the way....

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 15 December 2015

I obviously was not expecting luxury when I booked this budget hotel, but I was certainly expecting cleanliness. Unfortunately my room was a big disappointment, the carpet was worn through to the floor boards in places, and heavily stained. Stains on the walls and wallpaper. Just makes the room look very grubby. I know the charm of this hotel is...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 December 2015

The pictures don't really do this place justice. It was just so quaint and lovely and I would stay here again. We had an unprecedented view of Notre Dame and we didn't even know till we got up to the room! The room was quite small for the 3 of us but overall we were out and about for most...

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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: $120 - $187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Esmeralda 1*
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”
 of 5 bubbles 927indirac, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
“The breakfast on the corner”
 of 5 bubbles JohndayYeodene, 13 Jun 2016 | Read review
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