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
- Handicap Accessible
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
Absolutely loved my stay here. Excellent service. Beautiful dark Victorian decor. Rooms are small, but very comfortable. The only problem was the charging outlet in there. Would have been wise of me to have taken a charger that would connect to their outlets. The one they have for any USB cable did not work well. The closet is small; enough to hang about four shirts, and place two pair of shoes on the shelf. I would love to stay here again on my next trip to Paris.
The staff and accommodations at the Eugene are top notch. We stayed for 7 nights and we were treated as of part of the family. The staff is personable and are eager to ensure your stay is relaxing and pleasurable. A special shout out of Eduardo, the front desk manager, who is very friendly and accommodating and will assist you with whatever you need. 5 stars across the board!
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- small comfortable hotel in city centre
- perfect for short stay, eg bussines trip
- rooms are clean and well equipt
- hotel service very helpfull and speaks english very well
- very good breakfast!!!!
- maybe rooms may be a bit bigger
we enjoyed the stay in the hotel; the staff is very friendly, professional and helpful; the rooms a very clean, good breakfast; good connection to the Metro and hotel is close to the center; we will come back;
Overall just average definitely better hotels with much better service in Paris. Check in was a nightmare they have a written sheet so old school and not very focused on data privacy. I did not like that other guests could see this list. Breakfast order came wrong and when I rang to reception it seemed like an inconvenience to them that I’d complained it was wrong! Rooms are very basic and cleanliness is not what you would expect. I wouldn’t stay again.