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
nothing negative to say about our stay-it was all good. Maelle at reception was very helpful while we had to change our itinerary due our cruise being cancelled. Perrine at reception went way beyond the extra mile working with us to get train tickets to Bordeaux. Dahbia was very pleasant greeting us every morning at the breakfast buffet.
this hotel was located in the perfect spot for us to explore Paris. we would stay here again.
This is a solid hotel. It doesn't get 5 stars, because it is missing that little element of surprise that takes the property to the next level.
Located in the 7th, you find yourself literally only a few steps from the d'Orsay and a perfect spot to sit on the Seine. This part of town is tourist central, so expect the crowds, but it was so lovely not to have to get on the Metro/get an Uber every time you want to do something (I usually stay in Opera).
The staff was attentive and helpful. They gave us two restaurant recommendations. One was lovely, the other a dud (it happens - it was probably a bad night for the second one, as it was packed with French people)
We had the largest room, and it was still small; no place to sit and relax. We had an interior courtyard facing room. Extremely quiet. The outdoor patio sufficed for the little work I had to do, but it wasn't really an environment to spend a lot of time.
Breakfast was ordinary and pricey (21 euros a person) - but the French aren't so great at breakfast anyways.
Overall, this was a positive experience.
Hotel Bellechasse is strikingly beautiful and comfortable, the staff are lovely and helpful, and the location simply cannot be beat for access to Musee d'Orsay and the Left Bank.
The beds are new and supportive, while feeling soft at the same time.
Rooms are larger than Paris average, and with the addition of cleverly designed beds that allow your large luggage to slide under the foot of the bed, you have even more functional space.
The Bath/Shower situation will either be a dream come true, or be rather neutral. Like most Paris hotel showers, the handheld shower head can be placed into an overhead shower position that accommodates taller people well. Most showers are in an oversized clawfoot-style tub which allows for more freedom of movement (you won't elbow the wall while scrubbing yourself here). The shower curtains do function very well. We had no issues of water getting outside of the tub. For anyone who specifically does not do well in a shower/tub combination, you may not like this arrangement.
For soaks, the tub is deep and can even reasonably fit a 6'+ person. They even supply some soaking salts (normal salt, not Epsom, which would have been absolutely splendid....)
Book this hotel well ahead if you can, as the prices dramatically increase closer to arrival date, especially during high season.
We were celebrating our one year anniversary in Paris and Hotel le Bellechasse was our first stop. It's located on a lovely side street, steps away from the d'Orsay museum. Our bed was decorated with rose petals, a lovely handwritten note and bottle of champagne upon our arrival. A cell phone was provided with the room that we could use all over the city to map directions, access the internet and use for phone calls. There was an option to connect it to your social media also, however we didn't use it for that. I booked this hotel as a vacation package deal and was surprised that the room size was - while small, not as small as it could have been given the location and Paris standards. On the second day we discovered our television didn't work, so we were offered a choice of other rooms to move into. The one we chose was on the top floor facing the courtyard and had a skylight and fold out window. We were comfortable in that room as well.
The only draw back was that the hotel didn't have washcloths during our entire 4 night stay.
The staff was so helpful, friendly and attentive to us. I felt at home there and would recommend Hotel le Bellechasse without hesitation. Thank you to the staff for a very pleasant stay in Paris.
Just completed a fantastic 5 nights at Hotel le Bellechasse! Perfect location (2 min from Musee d'Orsay). 5 min walk to Metro line (Solferino station) and 2 min walk to RER station (Gare Musee d'Orsay). Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Hugo helped tremendously before we even arrived, making some dinner reservations for us and some museum recommendations. And Perrine helped us fine a river boat tour on a line that was not too crowded. The breakfast buffet (21 euros per person) was delicious (they will make you an omelet if you ask). They also have a half price drink happy hour every evening. Very friendly staff. Small hotel, which was nice. The room was nice (not large)...but very nicely decorated. Only "complaint" would be the lighting in the room (was a bit dark around the sink area). While we did not use it, they also offer a cell phone with free data and free calls to the US! Overall, a fantastic stay - highly recommend Hotel le Bellechasse!