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Jul 27th, 2015, 06:18 PM
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Is this a good hotel and loaction in Paris?

My wife and I (50s) are staying in Paris for 5 nights at Rive Gauche
1 Place De La Sorbonne, Paris 75005. In 5th Arrondissement.

Anyone familiar with this hotel. More importantly, can you comment about desirability of location.
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Jul 27th, 2015, 06:27 PM
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Actually, in In 6th Arrondissement.
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Jul 27th, 2015, 06:53 PM
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No - actually in the 5th.

Very nice location . . .
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Jul 27th, 2015, 08:43 PM
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I haven't stayed at that hotel but stayed around the corner from it a couple of years ago. Very central location and probably ideal for first time visitors.
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Jul 27th, 2015, 08:49 PM
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Sorry but I don't understand why you ask this because you already stayed at the hotel. People often ask for reviews about the hotel before they choose it, not after.
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Jul 27th, 2015, 09:20 PM
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Oh, yes, very nice location. Rooms are on the small side by American standards but appear nicely done.
You will be a stone's throw from one of my favorite Paris restaurants, Le Cosi at 9, rue Cujas. www.le-cosi.com/
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Jul 27th, 2015, 09:26 PM
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>>Sorry but I don't understand why you ask this because you already stayed at the hotel.<<

I'm pretty sure mrt means they are going to stay there -- not that they are staying there currently.
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Jul 27th, 2015, 09:45 PM
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I don't know the hotel but do know the area. Nice area. So close to Luxembourg Gardens. Many restaurants, shops, bakeries.

Easy walk to Notre Dame and many sights.

Short walk to rue Mouffetard
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractio...de_France.html
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Jul 27th, 2015, 10:14 PM
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It is actually 'Select hotel Rivea gauche'.
Very nice location, nice looking hotel.

I slept there 2 weeks ago, didn't like it but could give a second go.

The welcome at night was not agreeable, whilst in the morning perfect. The room is small, single glazing (incredible in 2015). TV set is 'encastrated' (do you say that ? meaning it was set in the wall, cannot move it) at a low height, not easy to watch. bathroom very small, lift very small, helicoidal stairs more than small.
Newly refurbished, clean, the room was nice. AC and no prob of noise.

Typical - for me - of 4 stars : I mostly don't understand what the 4th stars means.
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Jul 28th, 2015, 06:36 AM
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Who cares if there is no double glazing if there was no noise and the air conditioning works? I don't understand.
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Jul 28th, 2015, 07:20 AM
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Not going to Paris until October. We will be staying there then
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Jul 28th, 2015, 09:42 AM
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Because in that location, one might expect noise. So the fact that there was no noise the exact time pariswat was there doesn't mean there isn't usually. And soem of the rooms in that hotel are noisier than others. It used to just be the Select, looks like they've snazzied up a bit in decor, but they've been around for many years.

I wouldn't want that location, too noisy for me, but the hotel is fine and is certainly central. I guess if you had a room that wasn't noisy at all as it didn't give onto the front courtyard, that part wouldn't be so bad (they do have many that do not, that's considered a premium). I stayed in a hotel quite nearby on a smaller sidestreet (the Sorbonne) and it was still very noisy at night because of all the bars around there and young people yelling at night in the streets.

For a first-timer in Paris, I think the location is good. Very convenient for the RER direct to/from the airport, actually, as Luxembourg stop is only about a block away.
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Jul 28th, 2015, 09:52 AM
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Ackis.
For me it is important : single glazing means something out of the past, and when the hotel is renovated but single glazing is left that means that the management is not optimized.
This means the hotel will spend a lot of money on oil to heat and AC to cool. Means I am the one who ultimately pays.
Then it also means that if there is noise outside you'll hear it more. I sleep with earplugs, and all my nights are spent monday-thursday, never during week-end, not everybody does.
So not important, but like - again for me - a not too tidy toilet in a restaurant. Might not be that important but when I have the choice I go elsewhere. So it goes into my criteria and I just put it into this post.
I mentioned AC, yet I never use it, so it is unnecessary info for me, allow me to mention unnecessary info for you. Sorry if it disturbs you
mvg.
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