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
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
We just checked out after a six night stay in a privilege room. It was beautifully decorated with plenty of space and a comfortable bed!
You’ll be treated to a first class experience from a friendly, attentive staff. They stood up every time we walked into the lobby and greeted us! Early in our journey, I needed some ice (a little too much walking) and the staff brought us a champagne bucket full of ice. Incredible service!
The breakfast buffet downstairs is a nice start to the day (sad to say we didn’t go there until our last morning in town!). And the location is absolutely incredible... right across the street from the Musee D’Orsay and some of the greatest impressionist paintings in the world! The D’Orsay train/metro stop is just steps away, so you have easy access to anything in the city (we also used the Solferino stop just south of the hotel).
This hotel is perfect if you’re looking for a somewhat more quiet neighborhood setting (a little less noisy/touristy than the 5th and 6th Arrondissements) with great restaurants nearby.
The only downside is we have to leave... we wish we could stay longer! Highly recommended, and we’ll come back on our next visit! Merci beaucoups!
We really liked the Bellechasse specially for the wonderful service and the location. The breakfast seems expensive but eating at Paris is expensive and, for the quality of their breakfast, you should enjoy it. The bed was comfortable and good air conditioner for warm days in Paris. My recommendation is you be an active part in choosing your room as they have different options that could fit different tastes and needs. For example, we didn't enjoy the tub in the middle of the room (they have rooms with showers); our room was on the top floor (701) very silent room but a super small window and I felt very claustrophobic. They kindly offer to change the room but I just got used to the silence and comfortable bed. An inconvenient was that the lift to the 7th floor was out of service so we had to go through the stairs from the 4th floor up; we stayed 4 nights and the lift only worked for 1 day. We really enjoy drinking champagne at the bar area and the warmth of the personnel. The champagne they serve (Monopole) was our favorite one of our 2 week trip. When back in Paris, will definitely stay at le Bellechasse and pick a room according to our taste and needs.
We stayed at this gem of a hotel for 4 nights. Everyone of the reception staff was superb, the room was charming, and the location perfect. However, we got kicked off wifi every few minutes for up to 18 hours. I incurred more than $100 in data charges because I didn't know I had been kicked off wifi. Our room was also without electricity for about 15 hours and, therefore, our phones which were supposedly charging died we couldn't use the TV, iron or hair dryer the morning of a big event. If you don't care about wifi and can deal with no electricity, you should stay here for the charm, location, and wonderful staff.
I really enjoyed my stay at the hotel. Very friendly and helpful front desk staff. Excellent bartender. Rooms were interesting as I’m sure you can tell by looking at several pictures. Our room (106) had plenty of space and nice big bathroom. Great pressure in the shower. Bed was very comfortable. I would have liked more of a dresser for my clothes than the few shelves. The safe was confusing at first but the gentleman that showed us our room easily explained. The location can’t be beaten. Right across the street from the Musée d’Orsay and near serval metro stops. Down the street are great cafes and bakeries. Uber was definitely the way to go as cabbies didn’t usually have a great sense of where it was.
Recommend staying here.
I stayed in this hotel very recently and was very pleased. The hotel was a 5-10 minute walk to be Louvre and Musee D'Orsee and 15-20 to Saint Michel Plaza and the Norte Dame. It is also right across from a metro station. The staff was remarkably nice and helpful. The rooms were clean, well equipped, and the artwork was very fun. I would highly recommend.