This neat hotel ticks a lot of boxes for family stays, particularly those who like a bit of buzz and enjoy being in the hub of a hip district. The area around the Canal St Martin is full of trendy eateries, coffee spots and cool locals so the area is pleasantly lively, particularly on weekends and sunny evenings when locals are drawn by the canal side social scene. The hotel overlooks the water and is bang in the middle of the action providing great food options on your doorstep, including the on site Japanese restaurant. It is also a short walk to the heart of the Marais so well located for great shopping and interesting museums. Inside the 6 storey townhouse are 12 rooms varying in size and layout offering options and flexibility to families or bigger groups.  A simple, uncluttered design creates rooms which are good-looking and functional with minimalistic décor and considered, nice touches - complimentary water, baked treats, iPads pre loaded with movies, maps and music and reading material. Some rooms will accommodate extra rollaway beds on request for a fee, otherwise the Zen Suite will suit families of 3 whilst the citizen apartment comfortably hosts families of 4, with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Designed with welcome attention to family guests - it was tested on the designer's own children - this hotel is a smart choice for those with kids in tow.

96 QUAI DE JEMMAPES 75010  |  TEL +33 (0)1 83 62 55 50  |  www.lecitizenhotel.com


Elaine MacKenzie