Hôtel Odyssey by Elegancia
What We Love
- Conceived by hot young French designer Ora-Ito, every room is a futuristic vision in color and comfort
- Intimate and sleek hotel bar for late night bespoke cocktails
- Willing and friendly service — with a smile
What To Know
- Odyssey pool and restaurant will be closed October 7th-26th, 2014 for renovations
- Rooms range from tiny to small — suited more to the needs of couples or business travelers
- The hotel is near a variety of metro lines, but each stop is a 10-minute walk away
- There are no picturesque Paris views from the hotel windows, which give onto a courtyard or a narrow street
- Free WiFi
- Room Service
Hotel Odyssey designer Ora-Ito (who has already lent his name to labels such as Swatch, Davidoff and Heineken) has an idiosyncratic, ultramodern vision, which isn’t to everyone’s taste. Each floor has an individual Pantone color scheme ranging from green to violet, and these bright tones alleviate the smallness of the rooms. The reception area is dominated by a central abstract sculpture and typifies the soothing curved lines that run throughout the hotel.
Bed & Bath
Guestrooms come in three sizes – cOcoon, Odyssey and galileO (with its own lounge area) — and make clever use of the small space with flat-screen TVs, closets, pull-down desks and open-plan bathrooms. The beds have memory foam for a perfect night’s sleep, inset light switches and, behind the headrests, a variety of sockets for telephones, laptops, iPods, etc. Bathrooms are white, slick and comfortable, with rainfall showers and toiletries by Ora-Ito.
This is a small hotel with 29 guestrooms, so there’s no dinner restaurant, although room service is available. The breakfast buffet is both copious and varied, ranging from cold meats and muesli to mouthwatering French pastries. In the evenings the hotel bar manages to be both cozy and glamorous, making excellent use of Ora-Ito’s favorite materials: glass, wood and felt.
How to Get There
This hotel is narrow and straight up. It is situated in the middle of the block on Rue Herold and the hotel section is about 15 feet across! There is an elevator, and air-conditioning which in August was a must! The room is basically the size of the bed, I kid you not! The bathroom has a glass wall into the bedroom.
If you stay here it is because of the price and the location. It is very close to the Louvre, and we walked to Orsay, Orangarie, Rodin, the Eiffel Tower, Rue Cler, the National Museum. They offer a breakfast spread for 12 Euro if you eat there more than 3 days. Staff was very helpful with cabs and getting around.
Very nice hotel, near the metro station Les Halles - Châtelet. A lot of restaurants and bars are near to the hotel. Everything was very clean and breakfast was fine as well. Mattresses should be replaced though.
Don't go with any expectations - Expensive hotel with respect to facilities available. Location is good as very near to Louvre Museum. Many Restaurants nearby.Breakfast is very basic.Carry your own Toothbrush/Shaving Kit as nothing is available in room