Hôtel des Académies et des Arts

15 rue de la Grande-Chaumière, Paris, France, 75006

Price from: £131

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#58 of 80
expert-rated hotels in Paris
Expert overall rating:4.2 out of 5
Location:
4
4.0
Bedrooms:
4.4
4.4
Eating/drinking:
4
4.0
Public areas:
4.2
4.2
Leisure facilities:
0
N/A
Service:
4
4.0
Value for money:
4
4.0
Recommended for:
Couples, Culture vultures, Foodies, Honeymooners, Art, Chilling out, Relaxation, Romance, Sightseeing

Expert review of Hôtel des Académies et des Arts

A relaxed arty hotel keeping up the creative tradition of Montparnasse.

Skeleton-like white figures by graffiti artist Jerome Mesnager climb athletically up the wall of the courtyard, dance behind the fireplace in the lounge, and sprawl across bedroom walls, injecting a touch of streetwise style into this classic 19th-century hotel which has been imaginatively refurbished in contemporary homage to Montparnasse's artistic past. Fortunately, it's arty yet not pretentious, the mood here is laidback and relaxed.

Location: 

You'll like this street if you're in search of what remains of artistic Montparnasse – the Grande Chaumière art school is opposite the hotel, amid studios, small bistros and the Sennelier art shop and the Zadkine museum is around the corner, yet you're also just seconds from the Jardins du Luxembourg and the classic brasseries and cinemas along boulevard du Montparnasse.

Bedrooms: 

The 20 rooms are comfortable cocoons that are rather more art chic than bohemian garret. All feature murals by Mesnager or spindly white plaster sculptures by Sophie de Watrigant. Comédienne rooms come in fiery reds, others in more muted black and white tones in hommage to surrealist photographer Man Ray or Art Deco designer Ruhlmann. And daylit bathrooms are a plus.

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Public areas: 

There's an inviting lounge with marble fireplace and bookshelves, breakfast room-cum-tea room and a video screening room at the rear.

Eating and drinking: 

In the afternoon you can have tea "Chez Charlotte" – specially selected tea blends and cult macaroons from Pierre Hermé.

Leisure facilities: 

Possible to have massages and facials on the spot.

Service: 

Efficient bilingual reception.

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Who stays there: 

Mainly couples.

Price advice: 

Look for deals with three nights for the price of two.

Pros: 
Pierre Hermé macarons in the tea room.
Cosy atmosphere.

More information on Hôtel des Académies et des Arts:

Price from:
£131
Type:
Hotel
Address:
15 rue de la Grande-Chaumière, Paris, France, 75006
Neighbourhood:
Montparnasse

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