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Anne Guitteny

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The best hotels in Pigalle

The best hotels in Pigalle

Welcome to SoPi (South Pigalle), a once risqué area that became a cocktail paradise a few years ago. Expect to find everything from tiny hidden restaurants, sex shops, trendy drinking dens (which were once hostess bars) and neon - lots of neon.   Choosing a hotel in Pigalle means you'll be in the centre of real Paris and ready for action in all manner of the word. Check out our picks of the best hotels in Pigalle. Looking for more options? Check out the best Paris Airbnbs

The best hotels near the Eiffel Tower

The best hotels near the Eiffel Tower

It's one of the most famous monuments in Paris – and possibly all over the world. And what better way to revel in the glorious Eiffel Tower than to stay right next to it? Check out our selection of the best hotels within walking distance of Gustave Eiffel's Iron Lady, with some even boasting a view straight onto it. It doesn't get more Parisian than that.  Looking for more options? Check out the best Paris Airbnbs

The best hotels with pools in Paris

The best hotels with pools in Paris

A stylish, comfortable hotel always gets our vote, but it's the hotels with pools that really blow their competitors out of the water. Whether you want to burn off all those baguettes or simply wallow away the day's stresses, our picks of the best hotels with pools are sure to float your boat. And if you want to ramp up the relaxation, head to our pick of the best spa hotels.  Looking for more options? Check out the best Paris Airbnbs

Les 20 hôtels avec les plus belles piscines de Paris

Les 20 hôtels avec les plus belles piscines de Paris

Un hôtel design et confortable, c'est bien. Un hôtel avec un spa c'est super mais un hôtel avec une piscine, c'est encore mieux ! Voici notre sélection d'hôtels parisiens où l'on peut faire quelques longueurs en rentrant de sa virée shopping. 

Les meilleurs hôtels à Pigalle

Les meilleurs hôtels à Pigalle

Bienvenue à SoPi (South Pigalle), quartier autrefois sulfureux devenu en quelques années le QG des bars à cocktails. Ici, on trouve de tout, des petits restos cachés au coin des rues, des sex-shops aux néons envoûtants et des anciens bars à hôtesses reconvertis en lieux branchés.  En choisissant un hôtel dans le quartier, vous serez tout prêt du Paris torride. Voici notre sélection des meilleures adresses pour dormir à Pigalle. 

Nos hôtels préférés autour de la tour Eiffel

Nos hôtels préférés autour de la tour Eiffel

Et si vous dormiez à quelques encablures du monument le plus emblématique de France ? Voici quelques adresses d'hôtels où depuis le balcon on observe les scintillements de la Dame de fer. 

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9 hôtel Montparnasse

9 hôtel Montparnasse

Rates: €199-249 Added extras: a little terrace and courtyard available for hire Service: the inclusive breakfast and bottle of champagne Opened in September 2016, it’s difficult to match the secret room at 9 hotel Montparnasse – a verdant and rustic shack-style, we challenge you to find anything like it in the capital. Although it’s not perched up high like a treehouse, you do have to cross a small footbridge to get to it – and it’s completely separate from the rest of the hotel. With the door closed, you could be in a pinewood forest, miles from Paris. Built from floor to ceiling in wood, La Cabane combines a country setting with ultra-modern comfort: a cocoon for urbanites craving a break from the world. The bathroom is a complete contrast – with anthracite tones, it straddles the mineral and the technological world. Imagine a wooden hut with Japanese toilets and a shower illuminated with tiny dotted lights. Everything is simple and everything has a purpose. As well as the cabin, the 9 also offers 42 rooms (either classic or superior) from 13 to 15m2 in a clean and contemporary design.

Hotel West-End

Hotel West-End

4 out of 5 stars

Rates: from €350 per nightServices: free breakfast which can be organised to takeawayAdded extras: a fragrance created by the owner Perpendicular to Avenue Montaigne, this four-star hotel is nestled in a Haussmanian building which was entirely renovated in 2015. And it is a true match to the luxury of its surroundings: classic and ostentatious are the keywords here.  To comply with the demands of their clientele, there are five bedrooms on offer: from the standard to the junior suite. Five of them boast a terrace from which you can glimpse the Eiffel Tower. While the layout of the rooms vary, the style remains the same: luxurious and traditional, bourgeois and comfortable, embellished with great padded armchairs and wooden dressing tables. In contrast to the multi-coloured bedrooms, the white ceramic bathrooms and marble details are minimalist and positively glowing. Good news for those who prefer to spend their holidays horizontal – breakfast-in-bed comes free of charge, and an honesty bar is available to hotel clients who want to make the most of a calm evening at the hotel. An ideal spot for those wanting to set up their suitcases before treating themselves to a shopping trip around the super chic Avenue Montaigne.

Hôtel Villa Bohème

Hôtel Villa Bohème

3 out of 5 stars

Rates: from €110 depending on season Added extras: two themed suites Services: wifi and taxi booking SoPi (South Pigalle) is the new hotspot in Paris and tourists have duly taken note. With its designer boutiques, trendy restaurants and concept store bakeries, the streets just south of Pigalle are full of surprises. Far from the hustle and bustle of the famous Pigalle drag, those in search of the livelier side of Paris will delight in this address nestled away in a courtyard. Although the colourful, cosy rooms fall under the 'classic' bracket, Villa Bohème has some beautiful touches. Starting with the ground floor: the Bo Studio, a 40m2 suite designed for a romantic stay, equipped with an Italian shower, jacuzzi, rose petals and an array of LED lights making a superb starry sky. On the top floor the atmosphere is quite different, with a room designed in the style of a gypsy wagon – it isn't called Bohemia for nothing. Under the eaves, and with a view onto the roofs of Paris, this very colourful neo-hippy room, which easily sleeps four, is perfect for families and groups of friends. And of course, the odd pyjama party.

Arès Tour Eiffel

Arès Tour Eiffel

4 out of 5 stars

Rates: from €350 Added extras: chocolates on arrival and departure gifts Services: wifi and pets are allowed Located in the quiet area of La Motte-Picquet, just a stone’s throw from the Eiffel Tower, the Champ de Mars and the bustling Rue du Commerce, this is a hotel with all the advantages of the capital (without its inconveniences). The 1913 building has been restored but its precious period cement tiles continue to entice travellers from the world over. Opposite the reception is the cosy and bourgeois lounge which could be straight out of an interior design magazine, with its zebra carpets, alphabet mugs and leather sofas. The price of the rooms are justified; every little detail has been taken care of with taste and refinement, including the Bang&Olufsen TV, Versace tiling, Hermès products and Michel Cluzel chocolates on the bed. The furniture is all made by high-end Italian brand Poltrona Frau, a touch of Italian class no doubt provided by the Italian owner. It is on the 7th floor which provides the most pleasant surprise: suites with a view of the Eiffel Tower - but perhaps not idea for vertigo sufferers. One of them immediately catches our eye: spacious and graphic, it is equipped with a round leather revolving bed allowing guests to sleep with one eye on the Eiffel Tower. In the morning, guests can start the day in style with the equally luxurious breakfast, including divine Pierre Hermé cakes.

Five Hôtel

Five Hôtel

3 out of 5 stars

Rates: around €100 for a double room Added extras: the two superb suites Services: iHome station and flower petals Opened in 2006, the Five Hôtel was the first boutique hotel in the French capital and its reputation has blossomed, thanks to the creative and passionate team behind it. Close to Jardin des Plantes, Vincent Bastie and Marie-Paule Clout’s design conjures up images of romantic adventures and enchanted spaces. Five is overlaid with the colour of passion – red. And although business clientele may fill the rooms during the week, at weekends, it becomes a playground for couples. The 25 rooms are divine: the design works, but it’s the atmosphere that is really special. Each one plays on the senses with colours, luxurious fabrics and subtle lighting. The addition of flower petals on the bed is romanticism personified. The two suites are the cherry on the cake; one boasts an outdoor jacuzzi on a small private patio, while the One By the Five, is the standout. It’s a fully-fledged apartment on the street facing the hotel, with a sensually decorated basement with plenty of velvet, gorgeous photos and a view to the sky. To top things off, you get to sleep in a bed suspended from the ceiling by cables - promising a night on cloud nine.

Les Jardins De La Villa

Les Jardins De La Villa

4 out of 5 stars

Rates: from €180 Added extras: spa Services: wifi and meeting room Close to the Palais des Congrès and complete with a meeting room, this boutique hotel is ideal for businessmen. But tourists in search of a relaxing spot will delight in the spa –including a fitness room, sauna and hammam – which is open from 7am. A charming hotel in the 17th arrondissement, the Jardins de la Villa & Spa offers its guests an intimate, sophisticated and cosy stay. There's a total of 33 rooms, over three levels, so you won't have to search a labyrinth of corridors for your room. Rooms are from 14 to 24m2 and decorated simply, with ebony furniture, brightly coloured textiles and leather camellias pinned to the headboard. There are some eccentricities too, such as a leather sofa in the form of court shoes and canary-yellow walls. Then on the ground floor is a patio made for browsing through the newspapers with a cup of tea, plus an Honesty Bar if you feel like something stronger.

Alba Opéra

Alba Opéra

3 out of 5 stars

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 o

Jardins de Paris Montmartre

Jardins de Paris Montmartre

3 out of 5 stars

Rates: around €85 per night Added extras: daily tea time from 2-6pm with hot drinks, madeleines and pastries. Ever since the hype of the Ground Control and Grand Train pop-ups, rue Ordener has become the place to be. And tucked away on this same street in the 18th arrondissement, is Les Jardins de Montmartre. Rooms are spread over two buildings and each floor has its own season. The pebbled-look carpets in the corridors are a common thread and the natural vibe is carried through to the large communal room, where the savoury and sweet buffet breakfast is held each morning. The summer room is a little too garish for our taste, but the spacious winter room is as zen as it gets, with a light colour palette. It’s understandably, the most popular. Clientele is a mixture of tourists enjoying being on the doorstep of the city’s best monuments (and Amélie Poulain’s dream world), as well as business people who adore the location. The metro station is a minute away and Gare du Nord is close by, plus plenty of buses to zigzag all over the capital. Last but not least, youngsters will adore the area; rue Lepic has everything you could ever want or need: sharp on-trend boutiques, trendy restaurants, wine tasting and haute-gamme delis. The rooms suffer from the occasional colour overload (Scandi minimalism fans, stay away) but the warmth of the staff, the comfortable beds and proximity to the metro, this makes for the perfect stay in Paris’s Bohemian heart. 

Le Chat Noir

Le Chat Noir

4 out of 5 stars

Rates: from €80 Added extras: a beautiful panoramic view from the 8th floor. Services: wifi and the special 'Le Paris des artistes' breakfast. Named after the famous ‘Chat Noir’ cabaret that used to be in its place, this hotel has taken the theme and run with it. It’s about as retro as it gets, but the superstitious might want stay away, as there’s a black cat on every floor. On the first floor you’ll find the common room, which sets the tone of the rest of the hotel – cosy and warm, thanks to large tables, sofas and beautiful natural light. You can come for breakfast or just to have a drink among the melange of businessmen, tourists recharging their batteries and those brave enough to have walked the stairs of the Butte. We love the mix of modernity and vintage in each of the 39 rooms and although the cabaret vibe is ever-present, it’s discreet and perfectly executed. Spacious and soundproofed, the rooms are their own little bubbles. With this cosy cocoon as a base, you can have fun on the small balcony, watching life go by at a hundred miles an hour on one of the busiest streets in the capital. And for the lucky ones, a bathtub which sits proudly in the middle of an immaculate bathroom, next to huge windows for admiring the views. A duplex apartment room includes, downstairs, a bright room with linen sheets in light colours, a dizzying library and a stellar toilet. Upstairs, the bay windows offer a 360 degree panoramic view over the breathtaking Paris skyline – a perfect vi

Hôtel Montmartre Mon amour

Hôtel Montmartre Mon amour

4 out of 5 stars

Rates: from €80 Added extras: a different exotic scent in every room. Services: afternoon tea between 2pm and 5pm, as well as an an apéro hour with wine and snacks from 6pm to 8pm, free daily for all paying guests. Whether you’re looking for a romantic spot par excellence or somewhere close to the Sacré-Cœur, you’ve found the right address. As well as being in one of the “fleur bleue” areas of Paris, this establishment also a little corner of paradise for lovers, thanks to the subtle decor by Sandrine Alouf. With 24 bedrooms (in three categories: classic, superior or deluxe), this chic and intimate hotel is perfect for romantic getaways. Staircases, lifts, walls, leather – red is a recurrent theme here. A vibrant colour especially created by Sandrine Alouf, it plunges the place into sensual universe, just as the rooms do the same. “Paris mon amour,” “Secrets d’amour” and “Stolen kisses” – even their names are an invitation. Each room has its own combination of colours (gold, red or powder pink blended with pink for an amazing contrast) giving each a unique style. Illustrations of mystical couples and their quotes adorn the walls – Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir are a favourite –so prepare to feel inspired. You’re bound to fall in love with the illuminated desk/dressing table. The mornings are just as sensual as the evenings here, what with their generous breakfast of pancakes, dried fruits, eggs, grilled bacon, yoghurt and even heart-shaped waffles. To satisfy couple

Au Sourire de Montmartre

Au Sourire de Montmartre

4 out of 5 stars

Rates: €130-175 with breakfast included Added extras: The kind and welcoming owner (which counts for a lot, especially in Paris) Services: The option of a personal chef to cook for you on demand. At the heart of the trendy 18th arrondissement, the same area where hipsters are forever tracing Amélie Poulain’s footsteps, you'll find hotel owner Ilhame and her selection of rooms. As soon as the door is opened, the ‘smile of Montmartre’ in the name makes sense – Ilhame is always beaming. The living room on the top floor is impressive with its high ceiling and endless bookcases – but it feels very homely all the same. Not too busy, nor too minimalist, between photos of Rimbaud and oriental knick knacks, this communal room has a serious loft vibe and will calm you straight away. Everyone will find their place here – holidaying families, lovers on weekend breaks and workers stopping over during the week. Here simplicity is the done thing and the warmth is tangible. Ilhame does not just host but welcomes with an authentic Moroccan hospitality which permeates the place – but especially in the Moroccan room. As for the other rooms, it’s difficult to choose because each (there are six, all petite) has its own style and acts as a warm cocoon. Zen is the catchword here, everything feels cosy and the bathrooms are set in stone. It will also be hard to resist the hammam or the vintage princess bath – found in a flea market no less. We would happily stay for a full week, and have a different

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