Hotel Le Bellechasse Saint Germain
What We Love
- Boutique hotel outfitted by Christian Lacroix
- Fantastic Left Bank location, down the street from the Musée d’Orsay and two blocks from the Seine
- Each of the 33 rooms is soundproofed
- Free WiFi
What To Know
- Guestrooms each have a unique look
- Rooms are cozy; Discovery and Original Rooms are less than 200 square feet
- Home to the Butterfly Bar and a breakfast room but no restaurant, however there are plenty of Parisian eateries nearby
- A city tax of $3 (€2.48) per person, per night will be collected by the hotel at checkout
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
The brainchild of French fashion designer Christian Lacroix, Le Bellechasse Saint-Germain is a 33-room spot on the Left Bank. The building itself dates back to 1840, but the interiors have been flamboyantly reimagined by the master couturier. Bedding down here feels like staying in an elaborate work of art. Close at hand are the banks of the Seine, the Musée d’Orsay and the Louvre. Here, Paris is at your (incredibly stylish) doorstep.
Bed and Bath
All 33 guestrooms are rich in character and color. Think sumptuously rich gold flocked (or burnt orange and black striped) wallpaper in the Discovery Rooms, and ceiling murals, such as the giant butterfly prints in some of the Original Rooms. There are clashing patterns and fabrics at every turn. Bathrooms come with either a rolltop bath or a shower, and some of the tubs are in the bedrooms (although concealed by a curtain). All rooms are soundproofed to ensure a good night’s sleep even with the bustling city right outside your window.
In typical Parisian style, the dining room is bijoux and serves only breakfast, which you can also order to enjoy in bed. The hotel’s petite drinking spot, the Butterfly Bar, is open from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. And of course, the bustling Left Bank is right on your doorstep.
How to Get There
Just stayed at Hotel le Bellechasse for 5 nights, in town for my husband to run the Paris Marathon, and everything about this boutique hotel was even better than I remembered from my first visit 6 years ago. Love the arty rooms, each one different, quite comfortable. Location is perfect for all museums, shopping and restaurants. Getting there is easy...take the train from CDG to Gare D’Orsay for €10 rather than a €75 cab ride. Hotel staff was so helpful...even got us into our room early since we hadn’t slept, confirmed our dinner reservations, suggested great places nearby to eat as well. Breakfast there is delicious and quite large, but their coffee and croissant is sufficient. Hope to visit again.
This was our second stay at Bellechasse. Both were great. The location of the hotel is fantastic. You are a block away from Muse D'Orsay and it's train stop. So, getting anywhere in the city is very easy. We also walked to the Arc de Triomph, Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, and many other of the classic sites from the hotel. The hotel itself is very clean and the rooms are well appointed. All of the staff members we interacted with were extremely nice and helpful. All spoke excellent English. This hotel is a top notch value and we are already planning a return trip for next year. Thanks Bellechasse for a great stay.
My stay at this hotel was heavenly. The staff were professional and beyond polite. They catered to my every whim. The staff and management made my first visit to Paris unforgettable. Very special touches for my 50th birthday. The room, location, service was extrodinary. Worth every dime. The staff became my instant family!!! Breakfast was great too.
We stayed at Hotel le Bellechasse over Valentine's Day weekend, and had a wonderful stay. The front desk staff was always very friendly. We were actually able to check in around 10:00 am, which was very nice after a long flight and a long trip by RER from the airport. Speaking of RER, the hotel is just a minute or two walk from the d'Orsay station (and the Musee d'Orsay), which made traveling around the Paris are and beyond incredibly easy.
The room was very chic and clean. There was a safe where we could put our valuables and two cotton bath robes with slippers, which I thought was a nice touch. The room also came with an android phone equipped with 4G and a French phone number, which was very useful. At the end of your stay, you can easily erase all of your date from the phone.
The hotel offers two types of breakfast, an express breakfast for 10 euros and a more expensive buffet breakfast, which I believe was 20 euros. I'm a very light eater for breakfast, so we chose the express breakfast both times we ate there. It comes with coffee or tea, a baguette, a croissant or pain au chocolate, yogurt, and fresh juice. It was a surprisingly filling breakfast! There's also a few fantastic restaurants and a bakery just a minute or two walk away, and a small grocery store right around the corner.
One last thing I have to mention is that the front desk loaned us an adapter when ours wouldn't work with any of the outlets (all of the outlets are indented, which means you can't use a big block adapter like the one we have). Again, the staff was very friendly and went above and beyond to make sure we always felt welcomed at the hotel. I would definitely stay here again!
The location of the hotel is perfectly good as it is nearly 50 meters away from musee d'orsay and there are some good restaurants nearby.
The staffs are really nice guys and they fulfill every needs for us.
The matter was the rooms in the backyard which was not my taste.
As it was cold outside, almost nobody came to the backyard for coffee or meal, but I think the visitors surely spend a time during summer time late at night which may cause trouble for those who reside in the 3 rooms in the backyard.
The breakfast was not very good and better to say, the were some routine everyday stuff to eat. There was nothing spcial for each day as you expect parisian chefs may offer.