What We Love
- The plethora of details that make the space feel particularly homey, including full-size – not mini! – toiletries from Swedish brand Sachajuan
- The long, Carrara marble tables at Anouk, the hotel’s café-cum-bar, are the ideal place to get work done with an espresso during the day, and then meet a friend for a drink when the sun sets
- The small oasis garden, with its jasmine-laced walls, is home to over thirty different species of plants
- The hotel hosts the first space in Paris fully dedicated to pop-up installations. Called Pop-In, you’ll find a roster of ever-changing residents like London-based jewelry brand URiBE
What To Know
- iPads and iPhones are available for guests to borrow, as well as English-language newspapers for the low-tech crowd
- The “classic” rooms on the fifth floor are the smallest
- Every room comes with its own Nespresso machine
- Breakfast, a buffet of fruit, cheese and mini-croissants, is included
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
The debut flagship property from Amastan sets a high bar, with interiors by French design studio NOCC that feel more like the house of your chicest friend than a hotel. Public spaces exude an effortless cool and feature fabulous details like the bespoke tapestry by Jan Kath that covers one wall, brass industrial-chic lights that drop from the ceiling, and floors of herringbone parquet in a striking blue. Meanwhile, 24 guest rooms are spread out over six floors, with bright white walls set off by custom walnut furniture and marble-tiled bathrooms, shelves above Treca beds stocked with leather-bound books, and, in some, private balconies. In the evenings, the bar draws a trendy crowd and does a good range of cocktails made with craft spirits, like the cherry and goji berry-infused gin.
In the Area
Paris’s tony eighth arrondissement is the ideal location for tourists – it’s centrally located, studded with small streets and stunning architecture, and is especially perfect for those looking to explore the Paris classics. The hotel is just around the corner from the Champs-Elysées, a few minutes from the chic shops of Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, and a ten-minute walk to the Arc de Triomphe. Museums like the Grand Palais and Petit Palais, plus outdoors spaces like the Place de la Concorde, Parc Monceau, and the Tuileries Gardens, are also within walking distance. The streets near the hotel are home to plenty of off-the-radar bars and restaurants; ask the knowledgeable staff for tips.
How to Get There
Central location, lovely smart hotel with good food (but they do charge an extra 2 EUR for granola on your fresh fruit for breakfast - unbelievable!). Checking in and out was a mess - wrong address, wrong company name all advised on check in, but was still wrong on invoice when checking out the following morning. Nice touch having a personalised breakfast menu, but they called me 'Mrs' rather than 'Mr'!
Room was nice, but small. Shower control impossible to operate with wet hands, so had to use a towel to turn it off - choosing design over function never really works!
At the price, too many mistakes, so will probably not use again.
My stay at the Amastan will be favorably remembered for a lifetime. Across from the hotel are a few art museums. It was really fun, to open the window and see the art across the street. It was satisfying. Unlike American hotels where it is mostly not permitted to open a window, this feature seemed to be a connection from my room, to the larger room of community outside.
The staff were so nice, helpful, and interesting. They to provide a bridge for connection from the outside of Paris, and it's attractions to the inner connection to others. Great recommendations to attractions to see, room service, enjoyable conversation, and ability to put up with the curious demands that I had.
Thank you - Amastan
They have done a nice job on their website with this hotel. Unfortunately, it doesn't look nearly as good in person. Staff was great...very friendly and helpful. I booked this room several months in advance and requested two separate beds (traveling with my sister). They notified me at check-in that that would not be possible...frustrating (although they did upgrade the room to a larger bathroom).
If I would have known this would have been an issue, I would have booked another hotel. I suggested a roll-away bed...which they were able to provide. They set up the bed, didn't put a comforter on the bed. Eventually, all was fine. The windows don't block much noise, you can hear the street noise as if the window was open. The bathroom was spacious.