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Holiday Inn Paris – Notre Dame Hotel Review: This convenient and surprisingly eco-conscious chain hotel is located in a refurbished former ministry building just 300 meters from the iconic Notre Dame cathedral. Green policies include the exclusive use of energy-efficient light bulbs and a sanitary water recycling process. The hotel puts guests central to a variety of Parisian hotspots, including the Louvre (just a fifteen-minute walk away), the Saint Michel Notre-Dame Metro station, the Eiffel Tower and the bustling Latin Quarter. Business meetings and larger events are accommodated with three meeting rooms, which are outfitted with wireless Internet access and able to hold up to 55 guests. Guest rooms come with cable/satellite TVs, desks with lamps and level electrical outlets (international adapters are available upon request), direct-dial phones with voicemail, high-speed Internet access, coffee and tea makers, mini-bars and safes. Guests who desire an upgrade can book an Executive Club Level room, which features turndown and valet services and double-glazed windows, or a whirlpool suite, whose private balcony boasts beautiful city views. This Holiday Inn also has an unstaffed business center for copying and courier service, e-mail access and more. The restaurant and bar, Le Quarante Trois and Bar le 43, serve gourmet wines and light fare in a cozy ground-floor cocktail lounge and from an alluring rooftop patio terrace in the spring (non-hotel guests must make a reservation).