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francophile03 Oct 24th, 2003 10:28 AM is their direct website.

Scarlett Oct 24th, 2003 10:32 AM

"Some of the rooms have exposed beams, and rooms 221, 321, 421, & 521 face the street, with room 621 being the largest street facing room. Room 662 has a view above the Parisian rooftops with the Le Panthéon in the distance."
From the Jetsetting review. I am pretty sure we stayed in Room 521.

francophile03 Oct 24th, 2003 10:32 AM

Here is their email address:
[email protected]

francophile03 Oct 24th, 2003 10:35 AM

John, do you recall the triple room number because I think that may be the room I am offered.

Marilyn Oct 24th, 2003 10:42 AM

Perhaps they have done some refurbishing in the year between John's stay and mine. Our room was definitely NOT in need of paint or new fabrics. Everything felt quite fresh and new, especially the bathroom which appeared to have been redone fairly recently. But sometimes hotels do not do all the rooms at once, so there can be quite a difference between rooms.

francophile03 Oct 24th, 2003 12:18 PM

Sorry John, I read your post incorrectly. But if anyone has info. on the triple rooms please let me know. Thanks.

elaine Oct 24th, 2003 01:50 PM

thanks for the website and email info

dln Oct 24th, 2003 02:09 PM

When they were living in London, my aunt and uncle used to visit Paris regularly, and they always stayed at Hotel de Fleurie. My uncle (before he retired) was one of Eastman Kodak's vice presidents and was used to living plush--he always had the nicest things to say about the Fleurie. Have you looked at their website? (Not to throw a curve ball at you at this late date in the postings, but....!)

francophile03 Oct 24th, 2003 03:06 PM

Yes, I have checked the Fleurie's website plus's website which has alot more pictures than the hotel's. But that's part of the "problem".

Fleurie is nice! But so is Lutece! Lutece is cheaper though. I can't decide!

Marilyn Oct 24th, 2003 03:52 PM

francophile, I was curious so I looked at the Fleurie on the parisby website. It looks nice, but I must say the rooms do not look any larger than the one we had at the Lutece. I think your choice is really about location. I could tell you all the reasons why I like the Ile as opposed to Saint Germain, but ultimately it come down to what <i>you</i> prefer.

francophile03 Oct 24th, 2003 05:09 PM

Marilyn, thanks for taking time to view the rooms at the Fleurie. It helps to have an idea of the size. Fleurie is offering a deluxe twin because the standard is too small to accomodate two beds I guess. But Lutece is offering a triple. And I have not stayed on Ile St. Louis before. I really think that a stay on the island is something to experience at least once so I am leaning towards the Lutece now.

Scarlett Oct 24th, 2003 05:28 PM

Hi francophile,
We are moving and tonight I was going through the thousands ( ok, slight exaggeration) of photos we have from trips .. there was a photo of my husband, sitting in the window of the Lutece, looking out over the rooftops!
There were photos of the lovely cheese shop right across the street and next door to that, the bakery..just a few door up is a great tea salon. We would always go there upon arrival in Paris, we would sit and have a bite to eat and adjust to Being There!
You really need never leave the Ille, there are so many very good restaurants, you can sit and look across at the Left Bank and at Notre Dame, I still dream of living there~

francophile03 Oct 24th, 2003 09:01 PM

Hi Scarlett, the triple room the hotel is offering me is facing the back of the hotel so there will be no view. I am not sure if there are any triple rooms facing the street because that would be nicer. I guess I can ask. At least they said that there is a wall shower with a shower shield :) That's a relief as I do not wish to wet the whole room. I did that once when there was no curtain/shield and it was awful! I suppose that if there is a shower only and no bathtub (why do they call them &quot;bathtube&quot;?) that would mean the bathroom is small?
Also they say that the triple room is comfortable.

francophile03 Oct 24th, 2003 09:07 PM

In regards to restaurants on the island, has anyone eaten at Nos Ancetres les Gaulois? It's located on the same street as the Hotel de Lutece.

Scarlett Oct 25th, 2003 05:09 AM

Rue St-Louis en Ille runs the length of the Ille and that is where you will find all the restos..although I remember that the cow (&quot;Vache&quot;)restaurant was about a few steps off the Rue. I would guess that the entire island is 5-9 blocks long? So everything is close. The hotel is but about 2 blocks from Notre Dame, not counting crossing the footbridge.
The Hotel is #65 I think, whatever # the resto is can tell you how close it is to the hotel..
off to Apartment hunt now! Have a good day, making such a lovely decision :)

rmmr Oct 27th, 2003 10:51 AM

Francophile, Marilyn, and others,

Thanks so much for the wonderful advice. Francophile, how did you get the Lutece to give you a specific room description? As I mentioned, although I specifically (and more than once) requested a &quot;larger&quot; room and a shower, the email replies I've received only acknowledge that I'm booked in a double with a bath or shower. I'm hesitant to press them as I'm afraid they'll become irritated and consequently place me in the smallest room, with a bath instead of shower (I'm becoming paranoid after reading a lot of Polly Platt's &quot;French or Foe&quot;, which, contrary to it's intended purpose, has convinced me that, short of saying &quot;Bon jour&quot;, &quot;merci&quot;, and &quot;au revoir&quot; madame or monsieur, nothing I can say or do will be &quot;right&quot;, and will simply result in a negative reaction by Parisians)! And I know these seem like minor room details, but they're important to us, especially since we'll be there 5 nights.

Again, thanks for all the very helpful information.

francophile03 Oct 27th, 2003 11:42 AM

I just asked specifically what I needed to know. It helps to ask only one question as I asked what's for breakfast and that one went unanswered. I find that if they miss answering a question send another email and inform them it was missed.
I know you feel as though you'll be pesky but if you limit your questions to what's really important it shouldn't be a problem. If they truly ignore my questions alltogether it's time to reconsider if I want to stay there.

francophile03 Oct 27th, 2003 12:15 PM

By the way, as you may have read, Lutece has small double rooms. For this reason I requested a triple room so we could get more space although it's only 2 of us. You may wish to do that too if you are concerned with space.
By the way it sounds they may have only two triple rooms and they face the back with a shower and shower screen.

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