Villa des Princes

19 rue Monsieur-le-Prince, Paris, France, 75006

Price from: £75

Villa des Princes, Paris

By Natasha Edwards, your Paris expert

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#72 of 80
expert-rated hotels in Paris
Expert overall rating:4.1 out of 5
Location:
4.4
4.4
Bedrooms:
4.3
4.3
Eating/drinking:
3
3.0
Public areas:
4.3
4.3
Leisure facilities:
0
N/A
Service:
3.6
3.6
Value for money:
3.6
3.6
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Couples, Culture vultures, First-time travellers, Singles, Design and architecture, History, Relaxation, Shopping, Sightseeing

Expert review of Villa des Princes

Design on a budget in historic St-Germain.

From being a fusty, old-fashioned budget address, the Villa des Princes had a total refurbishment in 2009 and has come out as an unusual modern design hotel, with appealingly fresh style while keeping the aura of its17th century walls.

Location: 

On an ancient street that climbs up from Odéon towards boulevard St-Michel: good for both St-Germain and the Latin Quarter.

Bedrooms: 

Just 11 rooms, which are small but high ceilinged, some with exposed beams, are simple but have all the essentials. They have white duvets, compact but well-planned white bathrooms and air conditioning – rare in a two star. The main feature is a sleek wooden wall containing the plasma TV – a little Spartan but refreshingly free of modern design stereotypes.

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Public areas: 

Behind the plate-glass facade, the reception with its black and white photos and long table with banquette and chairs is an inviting place to browse books and magazines.

Eating and drinking: 

Breakfast is served in the vaulted stone cellar.

Service: 

The reception staff I met were helpful and chatty, though don't expect round the clock service.

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Who stays there: 

Young European travellers.

Pros: 
Clever minimalist design
Interesting St-Germain street
Cons: 
Slightly Spartan rooms

More information on Villa des Princes:

Price from:
£75
Type:
Hotel
Address:
19 rue Monsieur-le-Prince, Paris, France, 75006
Amenities:
High-Speed Internet, Pets Allowed
Neighbourhood:
St-Germain-des-Prés

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