Hotel Eugène en Ville
What We Love
- Discreet design hotel just a 10-minute walk from department stores Galeries Lafayette and Printemps
- The silent black-and-white film created especially for the hotel that plays permanently on a wall covered with a bank of TV monitors
- The all-day restaurant serves platters of French charcuterie and cheeses
- Free WiFi
What To Know
- Although the hotel is in a funky neighborhood, you’ll need public transportation to get to the city’s better-known sights
- Guest rooms do not have mini-bars
- Breakfast is an additional fee per person
- A city tax per person, per night, will be collected at the property
- The hotel is pet-friendly but charges a fee per pet per night, and only allows one pet per reservation. Notify the hotel in advance for arrangements
- Free WiFi
Inspired by Baron Georges-Eugene Haussmann, the 19th-century planner who created the grand boulevards of modern Paris, interior designers Carole Picard and Virginie Brisset have created an intriguing, maze-like hotel hidden away in a bustling quarter in the 9th arrondissement. Black baroque wallpaper and glimmering candelabras meet raw, stripped-back industrial décor, and roughly plastered walls broken up by ancient wood beams contrast with ornate mirrors and ’70s-style furniture. The 66 guest rooms are either minimalist (bare walls; stark black-and-white furnishings) or loud and colorful, with trompe-l’oeil murals. Both the Classic and Superior Rooms are compact (172 and 215 square feet, respectively), and most bathrooms are fitted with a rainfall shower but no tub. There’s a media hub in each room that connects smartphones and tablets to the TV, free WiFi, and full room service (7 a.m to 10 p.m.), but no minibar. Downstairs, Cantine Eugene is a popular rendezvous for hip locals. The formula is simple but delicious French comfort food in the form of platters of charcuterie and cheeses: Bayonne ham, pâté and duck rillettes, creamy goat cheese, tangy Roquefort and classic Camembert, all complemented by an interesting wine list. Breakfast is equally hearty, with a buffet spanning freshly made scrambled eggs, bacon, muesli, fruits and yogurt.
In the Area
The Eugene is in the middle of a genuine Parisian “village” full of creative boutiques, bistros and bars. Plunge into the vie de quartier (local life) with a morning wander along nearby Rue Cadet, which is lined with specialist foodie shops. For lunch head to Chartier, a Parisian institution (go early to be sure of a table; they don’t take reservations), then stroll through the Passage Verdeau, one of the many hidden 19th-century covered passages around here. Anyone with a sweet tooth must visit A La Mere de Famille, an irresistible chocolatier that dates back to 1761.
How to Get There
Very pleasant staff with varying degrees of English.
Hotel is walkable from Gare d' L'Est and Gare du Nord depending on how much luggage you have.
Rooms are very compact but it is Paris.
Easy access to a number of Metros and walkable to the top of Montematre.
Decor is very dark which can be a problem with the usual hotel room lighting levels.
Breakfast was fabulous with fresh pastries breads and some 'Anglo' foods like eggs sausages and bacon. Look for a package deal however because breakfast is E16 if paid separately.
Reasonable value for money in an expensive city.
Highly recommend and would give 4.5 if it was available.
We loved this hotel. Honestly the best stay we’ve had in Paris in this price range. If you can, book the breakfast in advance. It’s very good and kept us filled up until 2 / 3 o’clock every day. It’s €16 euros if you book on the day.
The bar and restaurant area is a really nice place to relax with a night cap at the end of the day. We were in Paris on Dec 8th, so decided to eat in the hotel to avoid the police clashes with Gilets Jaunes. Most of the menu was good, cheese and meats were nice, soup looked good, the only complaint of the weekend was that the toast was horrible and soggy but they took it of the bill so no damage done!
We really loved the staff here. The guy with the glasses in the bar / restaurant was especially good. We had fun trying to understand each other in broken Spanish and Italian with hand gestures and facial expressions because his English and my French were terrible. He was hilarious in a good way.
The room was pretty small but this is Paris, at least it was clean tidy and stylish. The shower being next to the bed hidden only by a see through curtain was a little odd. Maybe a little awkward for friends or a fresh couple but no problem for us!
Best of all the location. It was the quietest place we’ve ever stayed in Paris. I don’t sleep well anywhere other than my very comfy home bed in a very sleepy estate on the edge of a town in the south west, but here I had no trouble. It’s very close to 3 different metro stations giving you easy access to several lines. You’re 10 minutes walk from the sacre couer and Galeries Lafayette (arguably the best free views of the city in Paris). And you’re only about 15 minutes from Gare du Nord. Absolutely ideal for arriving by plane and getting a train to the city.
All in all, absolutely would stay again!
Pleasant small hotel with friendly staff and excellent breakfast. Quieter than I expected, close to a Metro station and easy to walk to many of the main places of interest.But it was almost impossible to work in my room - the table was very small and was in a dark corner with no auxiliary lighting and nowhere to plug in a laptop. And the single upright chair in my (double) room was seriously uncomfortable after more than a few minutes.
Lovely boutique style hotel. less than 15 minutes on the train from Gare due Nord. Comfy rooms. We had a twin room; the beds were a little small but comfortable. The room decor was lovely but overall the room did feel a little too dark.. Bathroom was a good size and well laid out & bright. Breakfast was delicious with a wide choice of food and drink. Service in the bar & reception was great and friendly. I enjoyed my stay and would likely stay here again.
Stayed for 2 nights with my daughter as part of a Eurostar deal. I hadn't stayed in the area before but was very pleased I chose this hotel. It's tucked away off the main road but 2 mins from both Cadet and Le Peletier metro stops. All the staff are very friendly and helpful. It is great to have a regular check out at 12pm instead of the normal 10-11am.
The hotel is a beautiful boutique style; with dark walls and carpets. We had a twin room on the first floor(116), although small was perfect for our needs, The lightning in the bedroom was a little dim but didn't cause too many issues. Beds are comfy and pillows soft.The bathroom is spacious with a great large shower and soft large towels; so nice to have a hand towel you can actually wrap around your head! The toiletries are lovely and you get a decent hairdryer. However the cleaning at the bottom of the shower screen wasn't great.
Breakfast was plentiful and delicious.
why only 4 stars and not 5? The room was a little on the small side, the lighting could be better and the cleaning of the shower cubicle. But I would definitely return.