Hôtel Prima Lépic
29 rue Lépic, Paris, France, 75018
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Culture vultures, Honeymooners, Mature travellers, Singles, Romance, Sightseeing
Expert review of Hôtel Prima Lépic
There are undoubtedly trendier hotels in Montmartre but I have an affection for this one, probably precisely because it's not a chi chi boutique hotel where you have to sit around looking chic or a grand hotel where you have to pose under tapestries but well-kept, gently old-fashioned and typically Parisian. Located in a 19th-century building on a busy shopping street, the name is picked out in vintage floor tiles at the entrance, the receptionist will do her best to help you in moderately comprehensible English and as soon as you step outside, you are in the heart of the best bit of Montmartre.
An authentic Montmartre location, not that of tour coaches, but with the urban buzz of the food shops of rue Lepic and lively rue des Abbesses with its would-be boho café terraces. Sacré Coeur is a little further up the hill.
The style tends towards pretty and floral, some with simply painted walls, others with sprigged wallpaper, and postcards of old Paris announcing the numbers. All are decently equipped with courtesy tray (quite rare in French hotels), flat screen TV, and hairdryer in the bathroom. Superior rooms are an undeniable step up from the small Standard doubles that overlook the courtyard, with more space and a bath. Those ending in 5 are the best (215 has a balcony), as they have two windows (double glazed) onto the street and a white wrought iron four-poster; but the other Superiors – ending in 4 and 6 – are also good sized (4s have a canopied bed, 6s can add an extra bed).
The entrance hall has been attractively redecorated with striped silver and beige paper, and there's a small, albeit windowless, sitting room with computer terminal for guests.
Continental breakfast served in a bright room behind reception, although many people choose to go to one of the nearby cafés.
Informal and friendly, with staff willing to offer advice.
International and all ages.
I think it's worth paying a little more for a superior room. Look for offers with breakfast included and good deals in July and August.
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- 29 rue Lépic, Paris, France, 75018
- High-Speed Internet, Pets Allowed, Room Service