3 rue Mayet, Paris, France, 75006
- Recommended for:
- Backpackers / Students, Couples, Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, Singles, Relaxation
Expert review of Hotel Mayet
I discovered this hotel by chance a few years ago, when I was visiting a craft atelier up the street and immediately loved its combination of original modern style behind a classic white stucco facade and well thought-out details. It's stood the test of time well with an atmosphere that is unpretentious and easygoing.
On an interesting local street in a relatively untouristed part of Montparnasse. It's an easy walk to Les Invalides and the Musée Rodin, and very near to Duroc metro for decent connections elsewhere.
The 23 bedrooms are all variants on the same striking red and grey theme, cleverly using practical off-the-shelf items – a big clock on the wall, metal storage tins, little filing cabinets that serve as bedside tables – to create a stylish contemporary style. There's no air conditioning but a propeller-style ventilator in each room, and white-tiled bathrooms that are tiny but spotless. Go for streetside rooms, those on the fifth floor have a small balcony, the sixth floor is mansarded.
The pleasant ground-floor lounge area has squashy sofas, club chairs and colourful graffiti-style paintings – one by André, before the days of Hôtel Amour and his nightclub empire. WiFi throughout the hotel or a computer downstairs.
Breakfast (included in the room price) is a convivial help yourself affair around a communal table in the cellar.
Helpful reception staff with a blackboard of suggestions for where to eat nearby.
Wide mix of nationalities, leisure and business.
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- 3 rue Mayet, Paris, France, 75006