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
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
Everything is perfect and impeccable. The room size is satisfied with awesome modern decoration. Absolutely a comfortable place for accommodation and also in a good location. All the staff is nice and helpful.
Room was very small but modern and clean. Pillows were the only problem as they were flat and too firm. Front desk lady spoke English and was helpful. I would recommend this hotel to others. We didn't have the €15 breakfast so I can't comment on that.
The hotel located in the historical centre very close to Louvre and has great public transport connection to the rest of the city. The staff is very welcoming and helpful, the 24-hour reception is convinient for late arrivals and early check outs. The room is small but comfortable and clean. The reception area and the breakfast room has a great modern atmosphere, the breakfast offered a great selection. The reception staff was very helpful even in some unexpected circumstances, always ready to help.
We booked this hotel for a weekend away, attracted by its central location and excellent rates. We weren't disappointed! The staff were friendly and helpful (particularly when my partner required some medical attention), and we had a really pleasant stay.
I was a bit worried about the size of the rooms after reading some of the TripAdvisor reviews from other guests, particularly as my partner and I are quite tall (he's 6'5) but our CocOon room (the smallest one on offer) was perfect for us. We had plenty of space to move around and relax, and took advantage of the under-bed storage to stash our suitcases out of view.
The hotel is located on a quiet street anyway, but we heard no noise at all from our room (no. 15, on the first floor with window facing onto a small inner courtyard). It was unseasonably warm during our stay, but luckily the room had great air conditioning (really quiet too!) and it was easy to set the temperature to our preferences.
We only took breakfast in the hotel on one morning of our trip as there are lots of tempting cafes and restaurants in the area, but we did enjoy the meal in the hotel and found it very convenient when we wanted to make the most of our sunny Sunday morning. It turns out that we wake up earlier than most of Paris at the weekend!
We're already talking about using this hotel for our next trip to Paris.