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“April in Paris - romantic weekend”
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BLC Design Hotel
Ranked #656 of 1,803 Hotels in Paris
Reviewed 30 May 2014

An unashamed Francophile, I've had Paris on my list for many years. I'll be honest, many a beau over the years promised to take me...but this trip was so important I had to wait for the 'right one' before allowing anyone to accompany me to a place I was so looking forward to visiting!

So I did...and it was perfect! He picked the hotel and I was so excited just looking at the pictures beforehand and definitely wasn't disappointed when we got there.

We walked from La Gare du Nord using Googlemaps on our phones and went a bit of a long way round...but eventually we arrived to be greeted by a very friendly (English-speaking if you don't speak French) receptionist.

The white, white wasn't as harsh as you might think once there. In fact to me it just felt very clean and gentle (sounds like soap!) with soft lighting in the room. We did (unfortunately?) have a faulty safe in our room but this only resulted in a free upgrade with minimum fuss to a lovely huge room on the top floor. We hadn't complained or anything...the receptionist just effortlessly told us we would be upgraded to a different room the next day...and we were!

Room service saw us ordering the staple of all room service menus...the club sandwich. We got one each of beef and chicken and shared them...they were absolutely delicious and well-earned after hours of walking around Paris.

From this hotel it's really easy to walk up to the Bastille where there are various cafes and some more familiar looking food outlets (McD's!) if that's what you fancy. There are open top tour buses available but we had trouble finding a place to jump on one. This turned out to be for the best though as we walked and did 'Paris' rather than just all the things IN Paris.

A walk along the Seine was beautiful, all the way up to the Eiffel Tower and then back along the other side of the river. After work couples and groups of friends sit alongside on the Rive Gauche with picnics, bottles of wine and plastic glasses. All very romantic and relaxing. There are plenty of supermarkets around selling plastic cups if you fancy joining them.

After all the walking this hotel was so relaxing to go back to. The staff were friendly but if you didn't want to see them you didn't have to. The room service was great as was the breakfast. Highly recommended. :)

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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BLCDESIGNHOTEL, Réception at BLC Design Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2014

Dear Claire,

Thank you so much for your awesome review on TripAdvisor!!!
We are very happy to read you and see that you had a good stay at the BLC Design Hotel.
We hope to welcome you again. Don't hesitate to call us or email us, we will propose your our best available rates.
Yours Faithfully,
The BLC Team,

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Reviewed 25 May 2014

Our stay in BLC design is fantastic! Great location and service! Breakfast was offered to serve to room without additional cost is the biggest plus point and choice of breakfast is great! Love the croissant!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank 32Rong
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BLCDESIGNHOTEL, Réception at BLC Design Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2014

Dear Madam, Dear Sir

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your opinion on the BLC DESIGN HOTEL.

We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay in Paris and look forward to welcome you back for your next stay. Don't hesitate to contact us if you want to book again in our hotel and we will propose you our best price .

Best regards

The BLC Design Hotel team

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Reviewed 24 May 2014

The hotel was exceptional and I thoroughly enjoyed staying here. The rooms are compact but have excellent facilities and are always kept very clean. The staff were lovely and helpful, offering us help to find our way around Paris as it was our first time there. Although the hotel was slightly out of the centre, it had a few metro stations nearby as well as plenty of food places (restaurants, cafés etc.) and overall the hotel was incredible. I will definitely be staying again.

  • Stayed: April 2014
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BLCDESIGNHOTEL, Réception at BLC Design Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2014

Dear Mister ,

Thank you for this awesome comment .
We are very happy to see that you had a good your stay in our hotel and thank you for your happiness . Don't hesitated, if you want to come back in Paris to contact us by phone or email to have the best available price .

Your Faithfully ,

The BLC Design Hotel

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Reviewed 15 May 2014

The white colour decorate was very attractive, great location near metro so i decided to choose this hotel. After read reviews I was great to stay here for my Paris trip.

Cause this is my first time visit Paris so after came out from Metro, I could figure out where is the hotel. My friend asked local mature guy who was very helpful to guide us walked to the hotel.

I was lucky got room number 402, room is big enough, clean and tidy. The cleaning lady clean the room daily. Got free two bottles on first day. My travel adopter didn't fit their socket, i went down to receipt and the friendly staff gave me a spare one.
Limited clothes storage which is not big issue for me. The comfortable bed mattress and pillows were benefit after day by day walk.

I didn't eat breakfast at hotel as around the hotel have many restaurants, bars and cafes. I surprised that most of the restaurants were so busy at night, even on week day. Two local supermarkets around the corner so i can buy fruits, snacks and drinks.

I will choose this hotel for my next Paris trip.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank J K
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BLCDESIGNHOTEL, réception at BLC Design Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2014

Good morning ,

Thank you for your awesome review.
It's very important for us to have your feeling about your stay.
We are happy to know that you had a pleasant moment with us.
We hope to welcome you again . Don't hesitate to contact us directly to have the best available price for your next stay .

Best Regards,

The BLC Design Team

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Reviewed 4 May 2014

We wanted to stay on the right bank this time in Paris, for our third pleasure trip there in the last 3 years. This hotel is a find! The hotel is modern and inviting. The room was large for an urban hotel, impeccably clean, with a super friendly and helpful staff. There was not enough clothes storage space, and it was a ten minute walk to the Metro,but if you get a rate for 120 euros a night that we did through hotels.com and you don't mind living out of a suitcase, you will find this an unbelievably great value. ( and if you do stay here take note of what seems to be the wall where the headboard would be. It is a beautiful piece of shadow art visible in some light only--unique)

  • Stayed: April 2014
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

We chose BLC on the look of the rooms on the website. We were a little anxious about being outside of the main tourist areas but were more than happy with the position of the hotel when we arrived. The bastille is an easy 10 minute stroll through an area with many local bars and restaurants but not a tourist area, a further easy walk takes you to Notre Dame. The metro is a 2 minute walk making the rest of Paris easily accessible. The hotel is spotlessly clean and the staff are very helpful and friendly, if I return to the city I would stay at the BLC again.

Room Tip: Room was small but had everything needed. Some road noise as on front of hotel
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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BLCDESIGNHOTEL, Réception at BLC Design Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2014

Dear Andrew ,

Thank you for this comment about the hotel on Tripadvisor .
We are happy to see that you were able to take advantage at the most of Paris and we hope to see you again .
Don't hesitate to see our website or call us directly for your next booking .

Kind Regards

The BLC Design Team

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Reviewed 22 April 2014 via mobile

A lovely hotel, great location to the metro (5 mins), clean room, comfortable bed, great breakfast, friendly staff. An enjoyable Easter weekend. Would highly recommend this hotel to anyone who wants peace and quite on the outskirts of Paris but easily accessible to the metro. Plenty of bars, cafe's and very good restaurants in the area and only a short hop on the metro to the main Paris attractions.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank David K
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Address: 4 rue Richard Lenoir, 75011 Paris, France
Region: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > République
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #656 of 1,803 Hotels in Paris
Price Range: £73 - £178 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — BLC Design Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The BLC Design Hotel is pleased to welcome you for a stop in the country's white. Completely renovated in 2009, this boutique hotel with 29 rooms with a luggage room and free wifi access, will show you a bold and innovative concept imagined entirely by the decorator Carole Picard. The open space design that characterizes most of our rooms combine a zen atmosphere that evokes the influences of surroundings. Surely you wonder who are these women pictured on our headboards that dresses our white walls? The answer....two steps from the BLC Design Hotel...These are portraits of ladies who stayed in Le Palais de la Femme that were photographed by Parisian photographer Lise-Laure Batifol. Located in the lively neighborhood of the Bastille, République and Nation with its many bars, restaurants and designer shops is in its originality an address to try, even to adopt. See you soon! ... more   less 
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