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Cinq Étoiles for The Five Hotel!
A real gem of a hotel tucked away in the vibrant Latin Quarter. Modern clean design with a sparkle that stimulates your senses, this is a hotel to be enjoyed, not just a resting stop. The staff were friendly and helpful and went out of their way to make our stay perfect. Can't wait to go back!
Awesome hotle in Paris!! Great location
The Five Hotel was wonderful. The staff was very friendly. Stayed there for 3 nights average price. Great location, near parks and metro and dining. The room had a street view. There were cafes and shops near by. We enjoyed the lights in the shower....the decoration was charming. Although the room was tiny it was very nice. Who needs to stay in their room in Paris anyway!! The breakfast was delicious salmon, breads, cheese, you will be full and ready to take on the town!! I will def. go back to the Five Hotel!! It made Paris worth every penny.
The Five was a definite 10
We have just returned from the 4-day Easter weekend at The Five Hotel. The hotel is charming and we have rarely experienced such attentive service before.
We stayed on the second floor with a lovely starred canopy over the bed that we had set to glow at night. The same type of lighting was enjoyed in the bathroom where little fairy lights were placed between some of the shower tiles, offering a warm glow for an evening shower. The bed was very comfortable for two and the pillows very similar to those at home, thereby offering a beautiful and restful night's sleep. That said, also worked wonders for an afternoon nap after investigating the neighbourhood streets.
This area is one where, even after seven years of visiting Paris, we had not before searched out. The Saturday food market was ten minutes away, a lovely pastry shop right at the corner, and two Metro stops in either direction, both perhaps ten minutes from the hotel lobby.
Overall I would say this is probably the best hotel we have ever stayed in on holiday in Paris! Perhaps not the most convenient if you want to be right in the middle of the usual tourist areas, but if you want to mix a little luxury with an afternoon of leisurely walking to Notre Dame, the Marais, and perhaps Bon Marche, then this is an absolute must. We will most definitely be back on our next visit, probably later this year.
I stayed at The Five Hotel for one week and loved every minute. The hotel is on a quiet side street off the Blvd Port Royal in the 5th arrondisment. There is a charming French-Japanese patisserie located on the corner as well as a cafe across the street. There are a few restaurants close by, but nothing particularly frilly and that is a bit of the charm of the area. Staying at the Five makes one feel like they're in a real Parisian neighborhood far away from confused tourists. Every morning on my 5 minute walk to the RER B station, I walked through a sidewalk market where vendors displayed fish, cheese, produce and other universal things that seem to become distinctly French when they're sold this way. I did wish that there was a little bit more activity on the main street, but the hotel and area is central enough to some of the busier parts of town. The staff at the hotel were friendly, responsive and most of them spoke English. The rooms are small like most European hotels, but the design and styling of each room elevates the whole traveling experience. Check out the web site to take a look yourself. The bed was comfortable, the wifi signal was strong, and the noise was kept outside if the windows were closed. The safe's didn't work, but I left my digital camera and some jewelry in the room with no worries. The breakfast -- although pricey -- is delicious. Besides wanting it to be off a more lively street, the stay and the hotel were wonderful. Give it a shot, its tres magnifique.
Petite and charming
My husband and I stayed here for four nights over Easter and after reading some of the mixed comments posted were prepared for it not to live up to our expectations.
I'm pleased to say we were pleasantly surprised by the hotel, its location and Paris generally (as we'd never visited before). The hotel is actually very easy to find as it is just off of the main road running between its nearest metro stations - Gobelins and Port Royal. Gobelins was slightly nearer and took about 10 mins to walk to.
The reception staff were very helpful and friendly, responding in English to our appaling attempts at French! We were checked in swiftly and even though we had to wait about 10 mins for our room to be ready we were served with coffee while we waited.
Our room was impeccably clean and very stylish - the scents used added an ambience and relaxed feel to the room. There was also ample storage room despite the room's compact design and nature. The twinkling lights were lovely and relaxing. Our only gripe was the heat of the room - we couldn't seem to get the air conditioning working and our room was warm, so warm that we slept with the French doors open!
A tip is to visit the patisserie next door - it's expensive but i've never eaten such a thing of beauty or tasted anything as delicious!
Finally, we wanted to do a cabaret show and a new show had opened 10 days previous called Bobino. This was a real find as the show was fantastic and the food michelin star quality.
A great place to stay in a romantic city.
Location is okay, only 10 mins from metro to the hotel, if you know how to get there. The "rue Flatter" is very hard to find it out, even the police officer.
The room is very clean, very small, and without privacy. The staff in the evening is more polite than the staff in the morning. Every morning the cleaner knocked our door once and opened the door as soon as possible, while we were sleeping (around 10am). The cleaner talked and laughed as louder as they can, and I need to ask them if they can lower their voice.
The third day I got a gift from the cleaner, a spong!!
Thanks God I only stayed there four days, it's really a nightmare. Btw, this is a NON-SMOKING hotel, but it doesn't show on the website.
small but sharp
yes the rooms are very small -just like any room in Paris in this price range. The fitout is very funky - I am an interior designer and quite impressed with what they have done with such a small space. The location is good - there are no doubt hotels closer to the 'attractions' but the bit of extra walking helped us burn calories and discover lots of extra treasures. Make sure you visit Rue Mouffatard - foodie heaven and very close. Pay the extra for a bigger room ( ours was a 'standard') and you will be more than happy.
this is a great hotel and close to 2 metro stops. the staff was friendly and very helpful. i stayed in the glimmering room and it was clean and comfortable. gastronomique rue mouffetarde was a 5 minute walk. the rate was reasonable for being in the 5th and room size was average for paris. i would stay here again.
Nice hotel but tiny rooms!
Stayed here 3 nights on vacation. The hotel is very nice, great modern decor, staff was extremely friendly and helpful. However rooms and bathrooms are tiny, even for Parisian standards. Hotel is 7-8 minute walk from rue Mouffetard (very touristy street) and a 10 minute walk to metro. There is free wifi, although we could not get it to work on our computer.
Did not eat the breakfast at the hotel (15 euros), as there is a cafe across the street. Also, there was no minibar or fridge to keep water/drinks cold.