On an ancient street that climbs up from Odéon towards boulevard St-Michel: good for both St-Germain and the Latin Quarter.
Just 11 rooms, which are small but high ceilinged, some with exposed beams, are simple but have all the essentials. They have white duvets, compact but well-planned white bathrooms and air conditioning – rare in a two star. The main feature is a sleek wooden wall containing the plasma TV – a little Spartan but refreshingly free of modern design stereotypes.
Behind the plate-glass facade, the reception with its black and white photos and long table with banquette and chairs is an inviting place to browse books and magazines.
Eating and drinking
Breakfast is served in the vaulted stone cellar.
The reception staff I met were helpful and chatty, though don't expect round the clock service.
Who stays there
Young European travellers.
- High-Speed Internet
- Pets Allowed
- Backpackers / Students
- Culture vultures
- First-time travellers
- Design and architecture
Pros & Cons
- Interesting St-Germain street
- Clever minimalist design
- Slightly Spartan rooms