2, rue Malher, Paris, France star
Doubles from: $174 to $219
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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors
Note: The Hotel Emile opened on May 1, 2012. This hotel is the former Hôtel Sévigné, which was a EuroCheapo pick for nearly a decade. We'll be visiting the hotel to update our photos soon.
Situated one block from Metro St-Paul in the heart of the Marais, the three-star Hôtel Emile (formerly the two-star Hotel Sévigné) offers newly renovated boutique rooms with beautiful street views at rates that are somewhat affordable, though hardly "cheapo."
Pros: Trendy, well-equipped rooms. Convenient location. Lively neighborhood.
Cons: No longer “cheapo.” Small rooms.
The Emile's 29 guestrooms, once quite simple and cheery, got a trendy overhaul in early 2012, leaving them modern, snappy, and (unsurprisingly) quite a bit more expensive than they used to be. Patterned wallpaper pops off one wall, while another accent wall stands boldly in a solid tone. Tile floors add a Moorish touch, and beds are covered with fluffy white duvets.
That said, the rooms are also quite small (that, at least, hasn't changed since the old Sévigné days), but are flooded with natural light. All are equipped with air conditioning, a flat-screen television, telephone and free Wi-Fi.
Most notably, the rooms feature gorgeous views of the historic neighborhood (and, happily, windows are double-glazed and soundproof). Rooms on the second and fifth floors have narrow balconies, boasting views of rue de Rivoli, the Église Saint-Paul-Saint-Louis and the crowds at the lively Métro Saint-Paul stop.
The management and staff at the Sévigné are friendly and helpful. There’s an elevator, but to reach it you have to climb six steps.
Breakfast is offered for €8, but bear in mind that the hotel is sandwiched between a traditional café and an American diner, with a string of boulangeries, pâtisseries and chocolate shops nearby.
Speaking of neighbors, the Sévigné is situated near such favorites as the Musée Carnavalet, the Synagogue de la rue Pavée, the Maison de Victor Hugo and the Place des Vosges.
The Emile offers a 10% discount when booking at least 30 days in advance.
Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor. This review is based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.
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- Breakfast Extra Charge
- Internet Station
- Reception: 24-Hour
- TV Lounge
- Wake-Up Service
- Wi-Fi: Free
- Air conditioning
- Balconies/Terraces Available
- Bathroom: Private
- Bathtubs Available
- Cable TV
- Hair Dryer
- Soundproofed Windows
- TV – flat screen
2, rue Malher
Marais, Paris, France
About the Hôtel Emile neighborhood
Stretched between Châtelet and the Place de la Bastille, the Marais is the trendiest neighborhood on our list. Its narrow, winding streets are full of funky boutiques, boy bars, and tiny bistros. The Marais is home to the city's historic Jewish quarter and is the center of gay Parisian life. It’s a safe and lively area for nightlife, particularly around the Rue Vieille du Temple.