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We loved it!
My husband and I honeymooned for a week in Paris and stayed at Hotel La Perle - it was excellent. The front staff were very helpful and friendly. The location in Saint Germaine can't be beat - you can literally walk out of your hotel room and into a great restaurant, cafe or bar. Close to the Metro, bus station, and great shopping. You can walk to the Louvre, Notre Dame, Jardin du Luxembourg, etc. We used Fodor's See It Paris the most b/c it has excellent maps and info, although Rick Steve's has good walking tours, tidbits, etc.
Having been to Paris a number of times over the last few years, Hotel La Perle is the first and only place that I would call a "home away from home"!
A small, charming and recently (?) renovated Hotel in one of Paris nicest areas and just a short walk away from one of my favorite places in the World - the Luxembourg Gardens.
Small, but comfortable and impeccably clean rooms with air-conditioning (that actually works!).
There were only two rooms on our floor and ours faced the cosy inner-courtyard, which allowed us to sleep with the windows open and yet it was completely quiet! In Saint-Germain-des-Prés? Yepp - believe it or not!
The staff? Simply wonderful - they all spoke English, they were very attentive and helpful at all times and gave us some great dinner suggestions (Monteverdi - we'll be back soon!). Special thanks to Andreas, Amin, Anja, Evi and Momo for taking such good care of us!
We have finally found our "home" in Paris and strongly recommend this place to anyone visiting Paris.
We have just returned from a lovely 5 night break in Paris. We selected this hotel on the basis of reviews from other Tripadvisor people and we weren't disappointed.
The staff were friendly and helpful. Our room was clean, quiet, airy, modern and comfortable; the bathroom was modern and exceptionally clean.
The air conditioning was a huge bonus.
The location is top class. There are lots of restaurants, cafes and busy bars all about. Main attractions are within a short walk.
Breakfast was ok, probably not worth the price...better to get yourself to one of the hundreds of gorgeous cafe's in the area.
Only niggle we had was with the cost of airport transfers that we arranged through the hotel. We feel we were mislead about the price and were charged 190 Euros for a return trip!!!
But that aside, a great hotel, good value for money.
Great little place!
My husband and I stayed here from April 1-6, 2006. It's just a nice, small, quaint place tucked away on a small side street near the church of St. Sulpice. Our room was clean and the bed was very comfy! It had a down comforter on it and that was sooo nice! There is a little courtyard in the center of the hotel which is pleasant. The employees were english speaking and helpful even when we may have appeared to be stupid tourists! It was quiet most of the time, but on a few nights there was singing from the restaurant across the street. It didn't last very long though and didn't disturb our sleep much. In a way, it was kind of fun to hear the singing in French! The room was small but nothing I wasn't already expecting. The European standard is simply different than the American standard and we didn't go there expecting a big room. There are several shops and restaurants right on the rue and all around the hotel. Take a little walk in any direction and you will find just about everything you are looking for shopping-wise. There is a little bar in the hotel and we had some nice wines there in the evenings. They offer a European-style breakfast but we never did eat there.
I'm a Starbucks die hard and we trekked about ten minutes or so to get our fix each morning. The Starbucks is in the Odeon area and right in front of a subway entrance. We'd just hop the train and begin our adventures from there.
Overall, I would certainly recommend this hotel to anyone who is looking for a nice place off the beaten path. We were quite happy with it and enjoyed our stay.
An excellent hotel for a first trip to Paris
I just returned from a 5 day trip to Paris with my mom, during which we spent 3 nights at La Perle.
La Perle is situated on a little street in St. Germaine, where despite its size was full of Parisian cultured stores, cafes and restaurants.
The hotel itself had a very personal, quiet and what felt like a very 'French' atmosphere. The staff was very welcoming and accomodating. Despite our slight language barrier they all very good English and were very helpful when it came to helping us find stores and restaurants recommended to us by other travellers.
Our room itself was small but designed very well. My mom and I had plenty of room for all of our stuff and shopping in the room. The windows faced out onto the little courtyard in the middle of the hotel which also, felt very Parisian.
Overall, I loved my stay at La Perle and would certainly recommend it to future travellers. It absolutely made my first trip to Paris go way beyond my expectations.
Me and my boyfriend stayed here for 4 nights in August as part of a bit of a tour around Europe, and it was a great start to our trip! It will never win any awards for spaciousness or great style, but it was perfect for us. The staff were friendly and helpful, it was peaceful and quiet (ask for a room that overlooks the courtyard) and a brilliantly 'French' location with loads of little bars and bistros right on your doorstep. It also didn't feel like a really touristy area so you felt you were getting a real taste of Paris. Notre Dame is a short walk away (recommend going up the tower here when it opens late on Sundays) and so is the Ille de Louis (probably spelt that wrong!) which had some lovely places for an evening meal. Lots of Metro stations are nearby too. Having been to the Eiffel Tower and seen the area around there, I would pick St. Germain again every time. Recommended.
We needed a hotel for just a night in Paris, as we were in transit from Provence back home. We arrived at the hotel on a Sunday evening after a long train ride, to find that they had no record of our on-line reservation. The desk staff was extremely friendly and worked with us, in fact, giving us an upgrade from what we had booked, at the same price. Everyone we dealt with was friendly, professional and very helpful.
The hotel location is fantastic; we just walked a few blocks to get our favorite macaroons at Laudre on the Rue de Bonaparte!
Great location, average hotel
Stayed for eight nights at La Perle. Good location, very well situated among restaurants and metros and Left Bank activity. The hotel itself was OK. Room was small, and quietly located on the inner courtyard. Front-desk people are helpful when asked for specific assistance, but not imaginative in suggesting things or providing information about activities. The hotel's location is worth an excellent rating; the hotel itself warrants an average rating -- hence my overall rating of "above average." Next time I would stay in same area, and look for another hotel with more ambiance and activity. That said, the hotel's internet specials provide worthwhile rates.
Fine Small Hotel, Great Location
This is a small, comfortable hotel at a reasonable price in an excellent location on the Left Bank. It's down the block from St. Sulpice, and a couple of blocks from St.-Germain-des-Pres and the famed literary cafes La Folie and Deux Magots (where while having breakfast we spotted an honest-to-goodness famous American author). Close by are plenty of small restaurants in a variety of cuisines, and a supermarket.
The continental breakfast is adequate if a bit sparse, served in a bright, cheerful atrium. We found our first room small (perhaps normal for Paris) and moved to a larger one, still not spacious by any means. In both cases the staff rushed to have the rooms cleaned and ready, which might excuse the less than meticulous cleaning jobs. We didn't have a problem with the daily cleanings.
And the young staff, while friendly, willing, and with a generally good command of English, was often unable to provide the sort of neighborhood and sightseeing advice one would get from a concierge at a larger hotel. But La Perle isn't a large hotel - it's a small, friendly, well-located, cheerful Left Bank place and a good value.
We stayed here for 6 nights while in Paris - our initial 4 nights, then our last 2 in France. We chose it for the location knowing at the time only the museums and sights we wanted to see while in Paris. It is tucked away on a side street surrounded by excellent restaurants - many french cuisine, but the Italian place right across the street is better than some I've eaten at in Italy! It is in between great shopping in St Germain, the Luxembourg gardens, and the Latin Quarter. We walked everywhere in the city and never felt too far from anything.
The staff spoke pretty good english and were helpful with food recommends and directions. All were friendly. The room was very clean and pretty good sized (we had a different room for our last 2 nights), and the bathroom was a decent size with good water pressure in the shower. Breakfast was good when we didn't want to find a cafe.
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