13 rue des Ecoles, Paris, Ile-de-France, 75005, France
We stayed at Hotel Minerve in 1999 for one week. My two most vivid memories are "pink" and very noisy. Other than that, this is a pretty basic option in the Latin Quarter. We had a double room. We didn't elect the breakfast option. The room was not luxe by any standard and construction on the building nextdoor began promptly at 8:00 am. We also got snapped at by the desk clerk when we came in laughing one evening. That was disconcerting given how noisy the room was all day!
Unique Quality: The most compelling thing about this property is the price. Doubles start at 98 euro. Sub 100 euro rooms in Paris are a real rarity.
All rooms have airconditioning.
Excellent for price and service
what more can you ask for: 10 minutes to Notre Dame and a massive choice of restaurants at your door step.
We paid 128 Euros for a "superior room" of which there are 2 kinds, a small room with balcony and view or a larger room without balcony or view. we opted for the former as we were only there for 2 nights. These rooms are also on the top 2 floors.
The cheaper rooms were 96 euros: small and no balcony but remember its Paris and you probably shouldnt be in your hotel room for any great length of time...
Unique Quality: Excellent service, we sort of messed them about when we booked cancelled then uncancelled our trip.
Directions: heart of the latin quarter (5th arrondissement)
A cosy hotel in a great location. Just minutes from the Seine, from Notre Dame, the great Latin Quarter area.
Tiny rooms but very nicely decorated, painted ceilings with ivy leaves you can count if you don't want to count sheep. TV and functional bathroom, beds in good condition considering it's Paris. Noble, old-fashioned lobby. Small breakfast room in the basement with croissant, coffee, juice, cheese and sweet toppings for your bread roll.
Good basecamp for your visit in Paris with a breakfast that gets you up and running.
Directions: Quartier Latin
Hotel minerve (2 stars, 5th district)
Price between 83 and 115 euros.
Fax : +33 (0)1 44 07 01 96
métro : Cardinal-Lemoine
Unique Quality: Very nice and in the center of the latin district.
In January we had a special rate of roughly 500 francs (70 dollars).
Unique Quality: I LOVED this hotel! Very affordable, yet the room was a nice size, had a nice bathroom (with a large tub!) and a lovely balcony (we had a view of Notre Dame). They have special rates depending on the time of year.
The location is very central and restaurants/bars are a short walk away, as is Notre Dame.
Metro: Cardinal Lemoine-Jussieu
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Loved the Minerve Hotel
We spent 6 nights in Paris and had a fabulous time due to this hotel and the sights of Paris. The room we had (507) was large by French standards, clean, and had a great ,modern, large bathroom. Our view was the street below which was delightful and we had a small balcony. The doors to the balcony kept out the noise so we could enjoy the scene. The location is ideal to walk to the buses, metro, the Seine, restaurants and all the sightseeing you want to do. The staff was great--friendly, fluent in English, helpful and informative and very concerned with making us happy. The breakfast was more than adequate. We will certainly stay here again and highly recommend it.
Fantastic location, really nice Hotel
We stayed in Hotel Minerve in November for 3 days. We really liked the room. The room was a little small (by US standards) but cozy. The bathroom was a surprise...it was spacious and very clean. The staff was very friendly. The location of this Hotel is its best part. We had our 2.5 yr old son in tow and felt that the distance to the Subway (our preferred transportation mode) was reasonable. Seine river and Batobus Stop (for boat sightseeing of Paris) were also walkable. Breakfast was adequate but expensive. Right across the road was a very nice Cafe and a couple of Bistros to fill yourself up. However, we preferred a small 'stall' that was selling hot and great tasting Panini's as our 'breakfast-cum-lunch' (after having Cafe coffee!). This place (forgot the name) sells only for 'To-go' and is reasonable. Bast part is that it filled us so much that we could last till late afternoon without another big meal (important for us as we had to cover a lot of places in short time).
Great Hotel, Great Location
My husband and I stayed at the Minerve Hotel for a week this past November. We found the hotel to be very charming, and the staff was extremely helpful. We had a great room on the 5th floor with a small balcony and a wonderful view. (If you are American, you have to realize the rooms are not the same as in the US. You need to request a larger room if that is one of your requirements.) We kept the door open most nights and did not find it any noisier than at home. The location was the best as we were able to walk to any place we wanted to go. The continental breakfast was certainly more than enough food to get us started every morning. We would most definitely stay there again. Again, the location was great!
Friendly staff, great location!
My boyfriend and I just stayed at the Minerve Hotel this December. We found the hotel to be very charming with its old style. The room was pretty small, but I expected that after reading the other reviews. The size of the room does not matter when you are in the heart of Paris and will spend most of the time sight seeing. The staff was very friendly from our check in to our check out. This hotel is in the middle of everything with Notre Dame being just a close walk away. Great little hotel!
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We stayed in this hotel for 5 days in October, we feel itchy but did not discover those bed bugs until the 4th day, a dozen of them, under the pillow and the bed spread. We reported to a young lady at the reception and requested to move to another room, our request was denied at first, without any apology. We had to wait half a day to move to another room. On the day we left, this person had the gut to summon us to vacate the room right away, at noon, while I am trying to park my car to bring down the luggage.
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I had the same question like you. If you have not selected your accomodation then why not check out the Minerve hotel in the center of paris. I will be staying at that hotel with my school folks and I heard that the place is clean, good customer service, perfect access to the places in paris, and most of all cheat. If you are not looking for expensive hotel then consider the Minerve.
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