Well located with a corner site on a charming street this beautifully decorated hotel suits guests who like distinguished pared back style. Hints of subtle retro inspired details and delicately toned pattern, textures and wallpaper hinting at the Art Deco era give the rooms personality which go down well with those looking for a bit more than elegant but bland minimalism. The public areas and restaurant are similarly classy sticking to a muted colour palette accented with beautiful tiles and finishings. Ditto the rooms which are not only beautifully designed but spacious too. The hotel is very welcoming to families with thoughtful touches such as teepees brought to family rooms, a cute activity Gazette and a secret room for kids to hunt out and discover. There is also a library with Paris themed books to browse. The public areas are gorgeous, welcoming and chic with a lovely lounge to relax over aperitifs. Triple rooms and family rooms will suit those with kiddies along down to the ground.
A super location in the centre of Paris' hotspots and key landmarks is an added, and welcome, bonus.
1 RUE GEOFFROY-MARIE 75009| TEL +33 1 47 70 85 87| www.hotelpanache.com
Photos : HÔTEL PANACHE
BRUNCH - LUNCH - SNACK
If exploring the Marais district when hunger hits, you could do worse than popping into scandi chic cafe Paperboy. Whilst the decor is pared back and the menu small it delivers full on gutsy American sandwiches, bagels and salads for lunch and cakes, cookies and brownies for snack. The substantial weekend brunch draws crowds and subsequent queues, so be prompt in order to be seated to indulge in the various menus - including a kiddie one. The cafe provides a great pitstop for a simple yet decent lunch but consider it too for times when a coffee break is on the cards and only a true US style brownie will do.
137 RUE AMELOT 75011 | no official website
Tue - Fri 11am - 3pm | Sat / Sun 10am - 4pm | Closed Monday
Photos : PAPERBOY