Color Design Hotel
35 Rue De Citeaux, Paris, France, 75012
- Recommended for:
- Backpackers / Students, Couples, Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, Singles, Romance
Expert review of Color Design Hotel
This young, fresh new hotel from the same team as the Standard Design Hotel and the Chat Noir has a relaxed, insouciant mood that suits the district. Unlike some more pretentious design hotels, this place has plenty of fun ideas and a theme that is colourful but not trop, though it's perhaps not quite as cheap as it could be for what is one of a bunch of affordable design hotels.
East of the Bastille, next to a small ecological (read rampantly overgrown) garden, with the lively rue d’Aligre food market (Paris's cheapest) and lots of good bistros nearby. Easy access by metro or bus to the Marais and the rest of Paris.
46 bright white and grey rooms open off external (though rain protected) balconies – which might be offputting in winter – around a courtyard, punctuated by vibrantly coloured lights and Plexiglas panels. There's a different colour each floor (1st floor blue and green, 2nd floor violet and red, 3rd floor yellow; 4th floor pink) and plenty of clever ideas: Tamtam stools, articulated Artemide metal bedside lamps, i-Pod dock and the room number in giant grey figures on the wall. I particularly like the bathrooms in matching shades of mosaic, with coloured Plexiglas doors and sophisticated showers.
The lobby is dazzling white with a pantone coloured chromatic mosaic, a chandelier of different coloured Bob Design Bulb lamps and a computer for the use of hotel guests.
Breakfast is eaten in an exposed stone cellar.
Slightly short staffed: the reception desk can get a little harrassed.
A young international design crowd.
The buffet breakfast costs 12 euros.
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- 35 Rue De Citeaux, Paris, France, 75012
- High-Speed Internet, Pets Allowed, Room Service