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This hotel is quite amazing. When you enter the vast lobby you'll see huge centerpieces, chandeliers, red velvet and shiny black textures, all inspired by Art Deco era. Everything is grand, lush and pretty.
There is a restaurant and a bar on the first floor. They had some live jazz in the Purple Bar on Wednesday evening, which was really nice during an aperitif. The cocktails were delicious, and pricey of course, but the cozy atmosphere and impeccable service were worth it.
It's situated in a posh neighborhood between Parc Monceau and Champs Elysées in the 8th, so there are lots of fancy eateries, boutiques and bars in the vicinity.
Overall, a very elegant place where you can get pampered for a special occasion.
Place d'Italie is a bit off the main tourist path, and maybe more suitable for business travellers. Although there is the Paris' Asian neighborhood in the 13th district with lots of affordable restaurants, but other than that this neighborhood is more residential. Right across the street from the hotel there is a big shopping mall.
This Ibis hotel gives you a decent, but slightly impersonal hotel stay. There's really not much to write home about this one. The hotel is very basic, you get your bed and breakfast, and that's about it. There is no minibar in the room or any extra amenities, and the rates are affordable starting from less than a hundred euros per night. The avenue d'Italie is very noisy, so I'd try to ask for a room that is not facing it.
I really like the concept of this hotel. Hidden Hotel stands out from the typical Parisian hotel with its nature inspired theme. They have used materials that are both inviting and modern: wood, stone and rough linen. I loved the sink that was made out of stone, added a nice little detail. The rooms are not very spacious to be honest, but the design and ambiance make up for it. The bed was big and comfy, surrounded by light curtains.
The neighborhood is very quiet and safe, showing the best side of Paris. It's only a short walk from Arc de Triomphe and its metro station Etoile. Here you can visit Champs Elysées by walking, and in this neighborhood it's easy to find great restaurants and bistros.
This hotel is located in the 11th arrondissement, near the Père-Lachaise cemetery. There are couple of metro stops near by: Rue Saint-Maur and Père-Lachaise. The area is quite residential, but if you like bar hopping, rue Oberkampf is 10-minute walk away, and that street is full of little dive bars, concert venues and eateries.
The hotel is very basic, but the rates are also low. You can get a double room for 60 euros, which is not a bad deal. There are no fancy facilites here, just a bed and bathroom. So it's not for you if you have a romantic vacation in mind. I think this hotel works, if you go out and party in the Oberkampf area, and want a cheap place to crash nearby.
This is a really cute and charming hotel in 7th district. The area is very bourgeoisie, there are lots of old, grand Parisian buildings around, and you can really feel the authentic Paris in this area. It's very quiet and safe here. Eiffel Tower is very near by, and the park around it, Champs de Mars is nice for picnics in the summertime. The hotel is just between stations Ecole Militaire and La Tour Maubourg, so it's quick to hop on line 8.
I really liked the traditional decor in the hotel; they have a charming old wooden staircase and the walls are covered with vintage wallpapers. Rooms follow the same theme, they are not too big, but very comfortable and equipped with modern bathrooms. There is also a little courtyard and a patio with glass roof. Definitely recommended place for couples who want to experience this more calm side of Paris.
This is a privately owned family hotel with a very sincere atmosphere. It's not too big, and it has a lot of character. When you walk in to lobby, warm and inviting feeling surrounds you immediately, the staff is incredibly professional and friendly, with excellent English. Everything is themed to the Napoleonic era, it's a bit ostentatious, but at the same time, it's really nice to be in an environment where every detail has been carefully thought out.
The imperial suite was very nice and had lots of space and it features traditional decoration, a living room and lovely bedroom. Plus there is a terrace with amazing view of Arc de Triomphe. Location is great, just off the Champs-Elysées. I'd definitely recommend this hotel for any special occasion.