Hotel Les Rives de Notre Dame - Paris 4 star hotel
An exclusive and quaint 4 star hotel with views over to Notre Dame Cathedral, there are only 10 en suite rooms and suites with complementary toiletries, a breakfast room in the former vaulted cellar and a lovely lounge area with glass roof, which is ideal for a romantic break, although there are rooms that can cater for 3 people.
About Hotel Les Rives de Notre Dame
Situated in the Latin Quarter in the 5th Arrondissement, which is a very historical part of Paris where people only used to speak Latin, and hence how the area got its name, the Hotel Les Rives de Notre Dame is located within an historical building that was once an inn in the 1500s for the local laundry ladies.
Many original features of the building still remain and provide a wonderful character to this exclusive 4 star hotel in Paris, which include the breakfast room with its stone walls, traditional stone floors and the vaulted ceiling.
In addition, over more recent years it has featured within films and in the 1960s it was to become the residence of the writer John Steinbeck, plus with only 10 rooms, this very intimate hotel has a view over to the island in the River Seine called the Ile de la Cite, which is home to the Notre Dame Cathedral that can be seen from every room.
Services and facilities at Hotel Les Rives de Notre Dame
Hotel Les Rives de Notre Dame is fully air conditioned, has free WiFi through the entire hotel and has a lift for easier access to the rooms, although unfortunately, due to the nature of the property, this is not suitable for the disabled and wheelchair users.
You will find a 24 hour reception with multilingual staff able to speak many different languages including English, Italian, Russian, Spanish, German, Polish, etc who can help you get the most out of your stay by offering a ticket service and concierge service such as booking tickets for tours, shows or museums, or making reservations for many different restaurants in Paris.
A laundry, dry cleaning and even ironing service is available, plus for those you in the city on business, they offer fax and photocopying services and even secretarial services can be arranged, yet this is also an idyllic place for a romantic holiday in Paris, and with this in mind, the Hotel Les Rives de Notre Dame can also organise things such as Champagne and chocolates, flowers and much more.
When it come to breakfast, this can be enjoyed within the comfort and peace of your room, however, this is also available buffet style within the historical vaulted cellar that has been turned into the breakfast room. So as you would expect from a 4 Star hotel, there is a great variety of items on offer such as fresh breads and pastries, cheeses, cold cuts, fresh fruit juices, hot beverages and much more to get you off to a good start.
Private transportation to and from the Paris airports can also be organised if you do not wish to use a shuttle service, plus for those of you with your own vehicle you will find that there is parking available at a public car park nearby, which the hotel can pre-organise for you at a preferential rate if arranged at the time of booking your room.
There is also a lovely traditionally styled lounge with greenery and a glass roof where you can sit and relax or catch up with what is happening in your own country with one of the daily international newspapers available.
Rooms at the Hotel Les Rives de Notre Dame
As we mentioned earlier, there are only a total of 10 rooms at the Hotel Les Rives de Notre Dame, which includes 1 Suite, that are all decorated in a simplistic Parisian style with warm inviting colours and furnishings that are all soundproofed and have air conditioning or heating depending upon your needs.
All having a view of the River Seine and Notre Dame Cathedral from the windows, this exclusive 4 Star hotel is ideal for a romantic break, yet it is also able to accommodate families, as some rooms have a sofa bed for a third person.
Within each of the hotel rooms you will find an en suite bathroom with makeup mirror, hairdryer, complementary toiletries, bathrobes and slippers. They also come with a flat screen TV and Satellite channels, direct dial telephone, free WiFi, a radio and alarm clock, personal safe and a mini bar.
The Standard Rooms come with a queen size bed, whereas the Superior Rooms have a King size bed or two separate beds plus a sitting room with a sofa bed for a third person, making these the family rooms, or just a very comfortable room for two.
However, the ultimate in luxury, is the attic room located on the top floor of the Hotel Les Rives de Notre Dame, which is the largest and classed as the Suite. It has panoramic views of Paris, a king size double bed, living room with a sofa that can turn into an additional bed, plus a fantastic hydromassage bath, which is why this is sometimes referred to as the honeymoon suite.
Access to Hotel Les Rives de Notre Dame
You will find the Hotel Les Rives de Notre Dame located in the 5th Arrondissement overlooking the River Seine and the Ile de la Cite on the Quai Saint Michel where you can also see the historical monument in Paris called the Sainte Chapelle.
Therefore, getting to this hotel is very easy via public transport in Paris, as it is located only a few steps away from the Saint-Michel - Notre-Dame stop serving the RER lines B and C, plus this is also a Metro station serving line 4.
Alternatively, heading into the Latin Quarter where you will find numerous different tourist attractions in Paris like the Caveau de la Huchette, the famous Sorbonne University and the Musee du Moyen Age, you have the Cluny - La Sorbonne Metro station serving line 10.
In addition, the Paris bus lines 21, 27, 38, 47, 63, 75, 86, 87 and 96 along with the Noctilien Night Bus service via lines N12, N13, N14, N15, N21, N22 and N122 will also get you within walking distance of the Hotel Les Rives de Notre Dame.