Location: St. Germain des Prés - 6th
Address: 44 Rue Jacob, Paris, 75006
Tel: +33 (0) 1 42 60 34 72
Fax: +33 (0) 1 42 60 16 93
Hotel D' Angleterre Overview
Charming, historic hotel in the heart of St. Germain des Prés. For history buffs, this hotel was where the Treaty of Paris was negotiated in 1783, declaring the United States as independent from England. Lovers of literature may wish to request Room 14 where Ernest Hemingway stayed in the 1920's.
We stayed at the Hotel D'Angleterre in Room 9. The street-side room contained an entryway, large bathroom, and double-bed. The rate was 136euros/night which included a buffet breakfast. We booked directly with the hotel via email.
Hotel D' Angleterre Ratings
Classified as a three star hotel. Our ratings (1 -5 stars):
Overall: 4 stars - Great value for the money in St. Germain des Prés. Good choice if you prefer a small, unique hotel that will give you the flavor of 18th century French living. The location is in the heart of St. Germain des Prés, a few minutes walk to famous cafés, street markets and designer boutiques (Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton).
Location: 5 stars - Located on Rue Jacob, a quiet street famous for its antique dealers, and fabric shops. One block from Lauderee, a famous patisserie and two blocks from two of the most historic cafés in Paris, Aux Deux Magots and café Florés. 3-4 block walk to the St. Germain des Prés métro stop. 3-4 block walk to the Seine river.
Condition: 4 stars - Hotel in good condition, but definitely a little worn.
Style and Decor: 4 stars - Classic Parisian charm. The common areas and rooms are decorated in French style, including antique marble-topped dressers and tables, large velvet draperies and wing chairs, printed wallpaper and crystal chandeliers reminiscent of a 18th century Parisian townhouse. Each room is individually decorated with different furniture, room configurations and color arrangements.
Staff - 5 stars - The staff were extremely friendly and amiable. Our room was ready, so we were able to check into our room before 8:00am. The staff carried our luggage to our room, and showed us where the lights were, and how to turn on the TV - a nice touch in a hotel at this price-range. Throughout our stay, the staff was gracious and knowledgeable about the area.
Amenities: 4 stars - A small bar open 24 hours was housed by an atrium in the lobby. A sitting room contained copies of the English language International Tribune and an assortment of five other newspapers. The parlour/dining room was used for the complementary continental breakfast. The toiletries in the bathroom were of above average quality.
Value for Money: 5 stars - Excellent location, friendly staff and good rate for this class of hotel in the trendy 6th.
Hotel D' Angleterre Room Details
Room - We stayed in Room 9. The room was simply decorated in French style - burnt orange velvet curtains, 2 velvet wing chairs with matching velvet comforter and velvet headboard on the double-bed. Additional furniture in the room included a large, marble-topped oak dresser, writing desk and end table. A large wardrobe in the corner housed a safe and plenty of clothes hangers. The television included numerous French cable stations.
The room was large in size for hotels in this area, however the floor was slightly uneven with little bumps in the carpet. The high (14 ft) ceilings and walls were wall-papered in a subtle beige pattern with a crystal chandelier and elaborate flowered molding gracing the celiling.
A plus to the room was an entryway with door separating the entryway from the corridor outside and the bedroom. The three coat hooks were appreciated for hanging our outerwear and the entry was large enough to accomodate drying our large umbrella.
A review of the Hotel D'Angleterre website shows many elegant and stylish rooms. We sorry to report that our simple room with worn furniture was not reflective of these examples. However, we were thrilled with the room size, cleanliness, and charm of our room considering that we reserved a single room at the most reasonable rate listed.
Bathroom - The bathroom was newly remodeled in elegant beige marble. The bathroom contained an extra large sink, toilet , bidet, and large bathtub with a hanging shower attachment. We appreciated the shower's half glass door that prevented the water from spraying around the bathroom. The bathroom also contained a hair dryer, nice selection of upscale toiletries, and white, fluffy, extra large (bath sheet size) towels. The bathroom was huge for a hotel in this class.
Author: Cheryl Montgomery