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Hotel in Paris Latin Quarter

Was recently in Paris (Oct) for three and a half days. Stayed in Hotel Europe St. Severin based on a recommendation from another poster on this forum. They recommended this hotel particularly as it was convenient to the RER B line from the airport.
I did find the hotel quaint, clean and convenient. The staff were friendly and the breakfast was a pretty good buffet, lots of choices. However, I would not stay here again for two reasons mostly. When I took a shower the water temperature fluctuated wildly. Didn't seem to matter what time I took a shower. Also, I was travelling alone in Paris and my lovely husband contacted the hotel ahead of time to order champagne and a bouquet of flowers for the room. I don't know if something was lost in translation, but he hoped it would be there for my first night. They ended up having it there for my last night. He was quite disappointed as I wasn't able to enjoy the flowers for my entire visit. Next time I will book either in the Rue Cler area or stay for longer and book an apartment.

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Why would booking in Rue Cler guarantee you would not miss your flowers and wine.. ?

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I don't see where she says she would not have missed her flowers and wine if she was in Rue Cler. She is just talking about where she would like to stay next (based on her experiences from this trip) Your first time is always a shot in the dark as to what location would work best for you. (for sites, ect, not for flowers) She now has a better idea. Thanks for posting. I would also go into Tripadvisor and give a review. I always appreciate reviews like this that are "even handed" and just telling one's experience. (versus the harsh rants)

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That's exactly why I posted. Every hotel has good and bad. It's all about what's important to us. I don't trust reviews that are glowing and all good. I would rather hear practical personal experience. That's the most helpful. I did a Heart of Italy tour right after Paris and all the tour hotels were small, boutique hotels in central locations. They were all clean and had the basics we needed. So my thinking was that next time I would like to try a hotel that's recommended in Rick's Paris book. It would be a different experience in a different part of Paris. Some of my friends on the tour had stayed in a Paris hotel that was recommended in Rick's book and they liked it enough that they were going back. That's usually a good sign.