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Alba Opéra

  • Hotels
  • Pigalle
  • 3 out of 5 stars

Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars

A hotel particulier in the heart of Pigalle.

Added extras: no two rooms are the same

Services: a city guide in each room, created especially for you

A few steps from rue des Martyrs, in an adorable little Parisian courtyard hidden from the world, is the Alba Hotel. Everything is unique here, from the carpet to the wallpaper, with decor that is constantly evolving and fun to discover.

Little touches are the highlight, such as a Christmas tree covered in Barbie dolls and gauze veils. The tone is fun and creative, and more than a little tongue-in-cheek. There’s a joyous patchwork of influences spread over the ground floor: top-of-the-range magazines, books, artefacts, velvet and Lui magazine covers jostling for your attention. Vintage kitsch at its best  even in the tiny elevator cage.

Amber-scented corridors, superb wallpaper and music playing in the background: nothing is left to chance. The same goes for room 33, with its red and black walls, leopard-print curtains and more Luicovers. But no two rooms are the same so you’ll have to trust us and leave it to chance. Or to Nicolas, the tasteful owner who worked in the luxury hotel industry before designing his own.

Its arty, theatrical decor attracts plenty of guests from the fashion and music industry and models love to meet her during Fashion Week. As for the musicians, a glance at the artworks on the walls is enough to suggest who once stayed (and probably partied) here.

The perfect address for creatives craving inspiration (or sleep) or tourists in search of a more original, sexy side of Paris. 

Written by
Anne Guitteny


34 ter rue de la Tour d'Auvergne
Metro: Anvers
€62-198 per night
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