The aptly named Grand Pigalle Hotel might be familiar to Wes Anderson fans, it’s rather alike it’s similarly named fictional counterpart in Budapest. While it may be smaller, less pastel palleted and in a different city, it feels just as quirky and the constantly positive attitude the staff uphold is refreshing.
I didn’t have much time when booking, as in I had to secretly book a hotel on my phone while at work about four hours before I was due to board my train into the city. Fortunately the booking.com app let me filter a search of Paris hotels to fit my budget and book a room in just a few really basic steps. Customer reviews are essential for me, so I made my selection based off of what customers had rated most highly on the app, which led me to the Grand Pigalle Hotel.
My room was exactly what I needed after hours of walking and working all day, the balcony let me watch the sunset over the Parisian rooftops, the atmospheric lighting helped me to relax and the big comfy bed made drifting off to sleep no problem at all. I rather enjoyed the bluetooth speaker too from which I could blast music in the early hours of the morning as I prepared for the day ahead.