Hôtel Belloy Saint-Germain by Happyculture
What We Love
- The views from top suites over Notre Dame and the Paris rooftops
- The breakfast spread includes cheeses, fruits, and freshly-baked pastries
- The steeped-in-romance location near the bohemian Latin Quarter, with its historic bars, cafes and bookstores
What To Know
- Check-in starts at the convenient hour of 1 p.m.
- There’s no restaurant onsite
- Only some rooms have balconies
- Free WiFi
- Room Service
With its covetable Left Bank address in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés area, this cozy 50-room hotel offers a peaceful retreat in the heart of Paris. Many rooms feature charming historic details like sloping beamed ceilings, wood paneling, and wrought iron Juliet balconies, accentuated by heavy toile curtains and tufted lounge chairs. In contrast, bathrooms are sleek and modern. Take breakfast in a sweet room with exposed stone walls that feels like a medieval cellar, then hit the atmospheric streets of the Latin Quarter.
In the Area
Long a haven for the city’s intelligentsia and artistic community, Saint-Germain-des-Prés offers a taste of the Paris of countless fantasies: historic bookstores, legendary cafes and proximity to some of the city’s most celebrated sights. Want to feel like you’ve stepped into a Robert Doisneau photograph? Linger at one of the world’s most famous coffee houses-Café de Flore, Les Deux Magots, and Brasserie Lipp-all nearby. Then head to Île de la Cité and Notre Dame in the 4th arrondissement to explore the landmark you can see from the hotel up close.
How to Get There
Hotel Belloy was in a very nice location for our recent family trip to Paris. It is near the University and most of the workers in the adjoining areas spoke English. The hotel staff did everything to make our stay enjoyable. I will reccomend to my friends!
Great location on Boul Mich close to Notre Dame and near metro stops. Plenty of bars and restaurants in area - check out Polidor. Pleasant staff. Great breakfast. Room well equipped but small and our toilet was separate to bathroom in a tiny cupboard. Nicely decorated and clean. Air con came as standard and rooms are quiet considering that it's in a busy area.
I was truly excited to stay here. I knew they were doing finishing touches to the lobby area -so no problem. Firstly, the room was nicely decorated and the beds were comfy.
However, I booked as offered services others did not. Paris is not cheap so those little touches are enticing. So- No free happy hour champagne late each afternoon as advertised on the website. Putting in a bar but still advertising it. Macrons also scarce.
BEWARE - no room service but advertise it in the services section.
Rooms are cleaned poorly. Toiletries are either a double up of one thing only or not replaced. Sticky benches left. Bathroom not sweep. Drinking glasses not cleaned. Did not feel like a hotel but more like a room in the city. Asked mid visit to do a review did that- no response. Asked to do another when left-did that. No response. Now asked to review on Tripadvisor. So here it is,
So, I made a reservation a few months prior through Cancelon. But when I arrived, late in the evening, there was no record of the reservation. I had the voucher, and they gave me a room anyway, planning to sort it out in the morning. Which was very nice of them, given what we found out the next day.
Turns out Cancelon had screwed up the reservation and made it for a hotel ACROSS the street with a similar name. They showed me the receipt from the other hotel. The staff of the Belloy had already sorted it out, discussed it with the other hotel, and agreed to let me stay at the Belloy, "so as not to interrupt my vacation". That's the kind of service we simply do not see in the US. Very gracious and appreciated.
The hotel itself is more than adequate: clean, if small rooms (but about average size for the Left Bank of Paris). Location is ideal. Coffee in the room and a 24 espresso machine in the lobby. No complaints.
Our room was perfect; larger than we expected very clean and bright and nicely decorated. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Breakfast in the morning was amazing and delicious. We would definitely go back to this hotel. It is perfectly located in the Latin quarter of Paris and near Notra dame.