Hotel Design de la Sorbonne

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Address: 6 rue Victor-Cousin, Paris, 75005, France

Star rating:

4.6

An ever-so-Parisian design hotel in miniature.

This longstanding budget address recently had a brilliant designer makeover with a witty Neo-Baroque edge. Whereas some modern design hotels feel rather impersonal, here I love the way that they have recreated a sense of the hotel's past, with framed period photos in the corridors of staff who used to work here, seen in picnics, weddings and family portraits.

Location
4.8
90%
Eating/drinking
n/a
90%
Leisure facilities
n/a
90%
Service
4.4
90%
Value for money
4.8
90%
Bedrooms
4.8
90%
Public areas
4.2
90%

Location

A great Latin Quarter location: the historic Sorbonne university, Lycée Louis le Grand and Paris's oldest cinema are all on this street; the Jardins du Luxembourg and St-Germain are just nearby, and there are good bus and RER connections for the rest of town.

Bedrooms

Bedrooms are replete with acid greens and pinks, clashing turquoise and chocolate damasks, stripy cubic stools and an i-Mac in every room, and although everything is tightly packed in, it's been cleverly thought out. My favourite is the top-floor attic, which still has its original brass bed, a clawfoot bathtub in the centre of the room and ever-so-Parisian rooftop views to either side.

Public areas

A bright new glazed reception area has added a little more space downstairs and there's a colourful breakfast room.

Eating and drinking

                                                                                                        

Service

Friendly and happy to give advice.

Who stays there

Latin Quarter afficianados.

Amenities

  • High-Speed Internet
  • Room Service

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Families with teenagers
  • First-time travellers
  • Romance
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Design and architecture

Pros & Cons

  • Fun new design
  • Totally renovated recently
  • Style wins over size
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