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
- 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
This hotel is worth staying if you get a smoking deal, 5 star hotels in the area go for around $800 to 1,500. but this one you can get for cheap. Rooms are fantastic decorated and luxurious design but the service is very poor, so expect that, cheap has its price. Very well located in St Honore. Skip the restaurant it has terrible service, you have the Costes Hotel trendy restaurant 2 blocks away.
We shared a room with our daughter, what usually in Paris is a problem, as the rooms are mostly very small, here we’ve booked a deluxe king room, which was quite nice and fitted for us. The breakfast is a good one for Paris, too. The bar is nice for a drink, don’t expect it too fancy, but we’re talking about a more or less small Boutique Hotel. The room, lobby and all other areas all have a special touch in a good way. But to be honest, location, location, location, that carried it the most for us. All designer shops are around the corner. Don’t forget to make a reservation to the Buddha a Bar restaurant around the corner as well. Slash but not least, the staff was definitely nice, another plus.
Beautiful boutique hotel in great location. All hotel staff are friendly and helpful. Good services! Nice hotel with great location! One of the best shopping areas in town this was a comfortable and convenient location. The staff were helpful. The food was good. The patio and bar were lively, but not overly crowded. The room was spacious and comfortable, large bathroom, with amazing tub. Had a great little patio. Had a feeling of privacy, easy access to elevators without walking through public spaces.
The hotel is a small boutique style with lovely dragon and zen inspired decorations, very friendly and helpful staff, location was pretty good, walk outside there is a small cafe right outside, but the hotel itself has a cafe/ restaurant and Bar. Shop the higher end boutiques so close by or stroll 15-20 minutes to Arc de Triomphe along Champs-Élysées for the more touristy shopping and dinning.
The massive shower head that covers your whole body was an amazing plus and the heated smart toilet seat too. ;) love the vibrant red bathroom, The bed was heavenly we slept really good our 5 nights of stay. the staff will call you cabs and it's very quick service if you need them. Such Nice and accommodating people. :)
From the design, decor, style, location, room size, room emenaties and staff, the hotel was outstanding. Japanese toilets with seat warmers and other features, Dyson hair dryer and remote control black out shades where definitely a treat. Walking distance from the finest designer shops, Presidential home and several embassies. I must say the best feature was the head concierge. We had a terrible experience with a booking we made ourselves at one of the finest restaurants in Paris, turned to him for help, and he saved the day. He went above and beyond to help us. Thank you Benny!