Hôtel le 'A'

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Address: 4 rue d'Artois, Paris, 75008, France

Star rating:
4 star hotel

4.3

A is for arty at this cosseted boutique hotel.

A clever collaboration between artist Fabrice Hyber and interior decorator Frédéric Méchiche, Le 'A' has all you'd want of a small upmarket hotel with an indvidual arty touch on top. Given the area, the atmosphere behind the 19th-century facade is more of cosseted good taste than radical art shock, but Hyber is an interesting artist, and his paintings, sketches, ceramics and wall hangings that punctuate the hotel give it the feel of a rather superior collector's townhouse.

 

Location
4.3
90%
Eating/drinking
4
90%
Leisure facilities
n/a
90%
Service
4.3
90%
Value for money
4
90%
Bedrooms
4.3
90%
Public areas
4.6
90%

Location

On a quiet street in the smart businessy district between Faubourg St-Honoré and the Champs-Elysées, with a metro stop just round the corner.

Bedrooms

A is also for alphabet for each of the 26 rooms: sleek exercises in seagrass and black and white, with an original artwork by Hyber in each room, white upholstered chairs and sofas, stripy carpets, and adjustable dimmer lighting. The CD-DVD player is a plus (discs can be borrowed at reception). Bathrooms have walk-in showers and mosaic stripes. "Superior" (standard) rooms are small, though cleverly set out. If you can go for a Junior Suite with comfortable sofa, or for romance, the two room attic "apartment" at the top.

Public areas

The public areas are particularly successful: a drawing room-library with fireplace and bookshelves stacked with art and design books, and a tranquil bar area under a glazed roof.

 

Eating and drinking

There's a choice of continental or buffet breakfast, and a tranquil bar (house cocktail is called Aphrodite).

Leisure facilities

No in-house facilities but a tie-up with a nearby spa.

Service

Professional and generally helpful, there's a concierge service for booking restaurants, etc.

Who stays there

Art and fashion people, honeymoon couples.

Amenities

  • High-Speed Internet
  • Room Service

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Honeymooners
  • Mature travellers
  • Romance
  • Shopping
  • Art

Pros & Cons

  • Lovely library-lounge area
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