“An intimate, classy little hotel near the Musée d'Orsay, decorated with flair and finesse”
The 26 rooms - all refurbished during the course of 2012 - are small but perfectly formed, with white-painted ceiling beams, quirky vintage lamps and (in some) a splash of bold colour.
The 5 Classic Rooms have the smallest price tag, due to their compact size and less accessible fifth-floor location. Slightly more spacious are the Club Rooms (where we happily laid our heads), while the Deluxe Rooms are the top choice for space and comfort. Regardless of the room, good quality beds and crisp white linens will ensure you sleep well.
Most have double beds of the queensize variety (160x190cm); there’s only 1 twin room (in the Club Room category), so book well ahead if you have your heart set on it. In all rooms there's just enough space for a funky "eyed" armchair and maybe a desk, but the bright colours, recessed spotlights and abundant use of mirrors makes them feel larger than their 12-23 sq.m.
Some of the rooms can interconnect to create space for 4-5 people, and all rooms now come with air-conditioning, WiFi and a flatscreen TV, as well as a minibar and a safe. Black and white tiled bathrooms generally have showers only - there are a couple with bathtubs but you'll have to request this specifically if it's a key factor for you.
Breakfast is laid out, buffet-style, in a stone-vaulted dining room. You get a good "continental plus" spread of cheese, fresh juice, fruit salad, yoghurts and Dorset cereals, as well as bread and croissants from Dominique Saibron. Bacon and eggs are available, and coffee and tea are brought to you at your table.
All other meals are taken away from the hotel. The nearest eatery is Le Cinq Mars at 51 rue Verneuil, a lively bistro recommended by several guests. If you want to try some of the best Vietnamese in town head to Tan Dinh, but prepare for a hefty bill. For something very special, try L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon (Joel Robuchon is a bit of a gastronomic star in Paris); it serves modern tapas, but is expensive. Lots more local bistros offer good French food at reasonable prices.
Children are welcome. Only the Deluxe Rooms have space for an extra bed or a baby cot (and even then it might be a bit of a squeeze). It's also possible to book 2 interconnecting rooms (Club+Club or Club+Deluxe), which is probably the best option for families.
Babies (0-1 years), Children (4-12 years), Teens (over 12)
Cots Available, Extra Beds Available
Baby cots are available on request. A high chair is available in breakfast room. Changing mats are available and baby bottles can be warmed.
Remember baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking