a traveler from Travelocity.com
on September 29, 2010
I chose this hotel for the location and amenities described when I planned to spend a long week-end in Paris, following a biz trip in another French city. The Hotel K and K was perfect in every way.
The hotel building is very nice, understated chic, in a typical Parisian building in the St Germain district, so it is not a large "hotel-like" structure which is a good thing. You do not feel that you are entering a mass market hotel, rather that you are a personal guest of a boutique hotel. My room was beautiful - contemporary, but warm with dark wood furniture touches. The bathfacilities were also beautiful and included a full-sized tub and "American style" hairdryer. I liked that the original french windows open, so I could enjoy the cool evening air (air conditioning and heating worked fine, but I enjoy the fresh air). I was on the fifth floor and had no problems with street noise.
The front desk staff were all helpful for all kinds of questions (directions, dining suggestions, setting up taxi, etc). They all spoke English quite well and were very charming (okay, the accent helps!). The breakfast buffet was very good quality and the dining staff were attentive and pleasant.
Finally, the location at intersection of Blvd St Germain and Raspail was just perfect. You can safely and comfortably walk to Notre Dame, Louvre, Pompideu Center, Eiffel and Champs Elysee. This hotel is right in the center, so I explored one direction on one day and the opposite direction, the next. The metro stop is just outside of the hotel, if metro is preferred.
There are plenty of cafes and finer restaurants in the immediate neighborhood, in case you don't want to go far after a long day of site seeing.
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