On a quiet street amid the lanes and old artists' studios of Montmartre. It's just off the food shops and lively cafés of rue Lépic and Abbesses, and near enough to explore the peep shows and cabarets of Pigalle should you want to without being amid them, though you will need to take the metro to explore most of the sights of central Paris.
26 prettily decorated rooms have prints on the wall, classic furniture and coordinated fabrics for bedcovers, curtains and disguising the minibar, and well-maintained bathrooms. I particularly like the exposed beams painted in different colours – fuschia, lilac, mauve – which gives each room its own character. Largest rooms are those ending in 05 overlooking the courtyard. Communicating rooms are available for families.
A welcoming reception area cum living room with sofa, fireplace and an internet corner, and a small patio courtyard with cheerful yellow metal tables and chairs.
Eating and drinking
The buffet breakfast is served in the cellar; drinks can be served in the salon or courtyard.
Calm and competent bilingual reception staff.
Who stays there
Equal numbers of French and British milling about reception on my visit. Young couple, older couple, family with teenagers: holidaymakers rather than business.
The cheapest rooms have a shower, larger rooms have a bath; breakfast costs 13 euros.
- High-Speed Internet
- Pets Allowed
- Families with teenagers
- Families with younger children
- First-time travellers
- Mature travellers
- Escaping the crowds
Pros & Cons
- Good Montmartre location
- Pretty rooms
- The lounge soon gets crowded