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.
Eating and drinking
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.
Who stays there
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.
- High-Speed Internet
- Pets Allowed
- Room Service
- Culture vultures
- Mature travellers
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