It is so refreshing to be at a hotel that doesn't 'nickel and dime' you. This hotel isn't inexpensive but I rather pay more upfront and have everything accessible to me without little charges along the way. I travel often and the little charges for necessities such as Internet and bottled water really add up. Here you have complimentary [fast] Internet, complimentary beverages in the mini fridge (juices, waters, etc) as well as plentifully stocked treats & beverages in the mini cafe downstairs.
Upon arrival at this hotel you will be greeted by a pristine lobby and some of the friendliest hotel staff in Paris. The theme of this hotel is French Cinema and no detail in decor was overlooked. It was fun, funky and a nice change from the typical "boring" hotel.
Rooms are big for Paris standards and each room has been carefully crafted to maintain some cinematic theme. Bathroom was nice, clean and shower was great. The bed was enormous and comfortably firm. However the lack of pillows did throw me a bit. There are elevators, a nice gym, a cinema (imagine that) and little nooks to tuck away in for a glass of wine.
If you travel in America much, this hotel very much resembles a Kimpton Property (one of my favorite boutique hotel management companies in the US.)
This is a new hotel so I expect a few bugs to be worked out. There were some technical details that could be improved on. When we arrived to check in (after check in time), our room was still not ready due to a computer issue, my name was misspelled on the welcome message on the TV in my room, and our key cards to get into our room stopped working multiple times. None of these things are huge deal, but slightly inconvenient at the time.
You really can't beat the location if you love the Marais district. Everything is within reach by walking or metro. I can't speak any more highly of the staff and the little touches that made this hotel experience a delight. I highly recommend to anyone traveling for business or pleasure.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Only 10 minutes walking distance from the Pompidou Centre, the Opera and the Marais areas, and facing the Gaite Lyrique Theatre, 123 Sebastopol is the perfect place for an out-of-this-world stay in the heart of Paris.You will be impressed by its top of the range comfort and services and by its unique, movie-inspired design, with each floor dedicated to a French movie celebrity: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Claude Lelouch, Daniele Thompson, Jaoui and Bacri , Elsa Zylberstein or the Italian film music star Ennio Morricone.On entering the lobby, you will enter the movie world and be greeted by our highly professional staff, attentive to your every need and on hand 24h/7.With its easy-to-find location, its direct links to all the major tourist attractions in the capital city, its unique decor and its services tailored to suit every visitor, 123 Sebastopol is THE go-to destination in Paris. ... more less
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