Buddha-Bar Hotel Paris
What We Love
- This 18th-century mansion marries history with opulent contemporary comfort
- A spacious interior courtyard provides an excellent terrace for alfresco dining, a rarity in Paris
- Le Qu4tre bar’s funky vibe, customized cocktails and live DJ (Thursday to Saturday)
- WiFi is free
What To Know
- The hotel opened in June 2013
- Within walking distance of designer boutiques on the Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré
- The Fitness and Wellness studio by B/Attitude includes brand new cardio machines as well as treatment rooms and a hammam
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
In an 18th-century mansion in Paris’s chic 8th Arrondissement, the Buddha-Bar Hotel combines Asian opulence and historical French elegance. Once owned by Augustin Blondel de Gagny (treasurer to King Louis XV), the property exudes a rich sense of history, but the Buddha-Bar brand’s signature style shines through in the red glass lanterns, rich textiles and deep, vibrant tones. Corridors are striking in black and yellow, and the hotel’s dragon motif is repeated everywhere from the giant mosaic floor in the foyer to the bathroom mirror etchings. The guestrooms mix modern Asian design with classic French style (black lacquered furniture, latticework headboards, scarlet rugs) and luxe additions such as Nespresso coffee machines and signature B/Attitude amenities. The service is discreet and prompt, and the on-site amenities are superior to most hotel offerings: The excellent Vraymonde restaurant serves east-west fusion dishes and the hip bar mixes top-notch cocktails, and the spa offers Asian and ayurvedic treatments.
In the Area
Perfectly placed in the heart of the chic 8th Arrondissement, the hotel is suited to shopaholics and culture vultures. Designer boutiques including Prada, Givenchy and Paul Smith line Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré. This famous street is also home to the presidential residence, the Elysée Palace, as well as numerous embassies and art galleries. The fabulous art exhibitions at the Louvre and the Grand Palais are within walking distance. Make sure you fit in a visit to the monumental Madeleine church, which has an imposing neoclassical edifice dating from the 18th century and hosts a wonderful (often free) program of classical music concerts.
How to Get There
We met with a few friends at the Buddha Bar in Paris for drinks. The place is famous for its music - indeed, great experience. Drinks are good. However, tables are rather small to accompany a group of >6.
we had a fabulous stay here!
the historic suite - beautiful
the bar. amazing cocktails by the very knowledgeable barman. the best dirty martini.
great DJ set - top music!
gordon on the front desk - super helpful. as were most of the staff. welcoming.
ok pointers? can you put a decent light and a plug next to a mirror for getting ready as the suite is moody and dark.
breakfast is a big let down. poor choice and diffident service afraid ...
everything else top notch. great location and finishes are high quality
My husband and I greatly enjoyed our stay at the Buddha-Bar. Located in the 8th arondissement, we were close to everything we wanted to see/do. We opted for the Studio Suite which was a nice size, stylishly appointed and very comfortable bed. While the room service menu is a bit limited–the food quality was very good. The staff was exceedingly kind and gracious–many thanks for the lovely welcome wine/treats and gift!