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
Very decent location in Les Halles, if the particular street is a little desolate. Rooms are tiny, but who cares? Staff were friendly, with varying degrees of proficiency in English. Breakfast was pretty good. I’d stay there again...
3* is generous. Nothing particularly nice about this hotel, wouldn’t stay here again. The hotel itself looks like a nightclub, with dark halls and coloured lights. The room is very small but modern, unclean with stains on the carpets. Thin walls, made us hear everything going on in the hall. The TV wasn’t a smart tv like it said - or it didn’t work, all channels spoke french with no subtitles. Didn’t feel especially safe in this hotel, not sure why just a vibe - maybe it’s because the window opens out to a small patio that all the other rooms share so they had access to our window. However, very good powerful shower and large comfortable bed, good service at the reception.
Small basic rooms but comfortable and clean. Good location.
Rooms got stuffy overnight and air con didn’t work. Fine for a short stay but would recommend somewhere else for a longer stay due to size.
Couple of good restaurants nearby
Very good service! Hotel room & toilet were small but what can you expect in Paris. :) Rooms were facing inner yard so it was not loud despite central location.
Toilet reminded me of my student accommodation in Germany, it was a plastic box basically, but nothing wrong with that!
(A side note: Why do hotels still use soap bars? That’s pretty eco-unfriendly. Would it be best just to install soap dispensers that you can fill with liquid soap, and thereby avoid throwing away half used bars.)
Modern, new, neat yet usage is visible. Unusual theme of a spaceship like. Adam in the reception is very kind, polite and helpful, actually they all are. It's not fancy, fits well for young/adventurous and open minded people that don't ger bothered of tiny places. We are in Paris so what do you expect anyway, but yes this here, really will cramp you inn yet then again for me it's not a problem ☺️.