Hotel OFF Paris Seine
What We Love
- Glass-fronted showers in all guest rooms
- An unconventional communal area, with wooden benches and golden beanbags
- French tapas by the plunge pool
- Local craft brew in your minibar
What To Know
- Its location on the Seine’s grittier side means fewer tourists
- The hotel’s Designer Sunset Suite (the vision of haute couture duo Maurizio Galante and Tal Lancman) is entirely orange
- Be sure to reserve a table for bottomless weekend brunch, which draws a sizable local flock
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
Practically all the furnishings at this floating urban retreat, ranging from the portable reception desk built on wheels to the modish copper furniture, were tailor-made—only fitting for this first-of-its-kind sleep in the French capital moored by Austerlitz station. The glass-and-steel barge (currently the largest on the Seine), conveniently sandwiched between the Left and Right banks, was constructed in Normandy and is the vision of local nautical architect Gerard Ronzatti, who took cues from a catamaran. Inside, 54 compact and monochromatic rooms exude maritime chic, draped in creams and bronzes with wooden slat accents designed to mimic waves and Italian power showers with mood lighting; four larger suites feature sexy embellishments like reflective above-the-bed mirrors and circular soaking tubs. The two-level houseboat is an influencer’s mecca: watch out for a steady stream of selfie-snappers by the inflatable golden swans, bobbing along the plunge pool, and a 24/7 party on the sun-kissed deck. Late-risers, take note: the generous continental breakfast spread at the bar-restaurant, complete with bottomless tea and coffee, is served till noon.
In the Area
Surrounded by the 13th and 5th arrondissements, two formerly grungy pockets of Paris that are undergoing serious makeovers, this quirky hotel is within walking distance of a former stone-house whose rooftop is now the site of several restaurants and bars as well as an effervescent gallery space, Les Docks. Also nearby is the Jardin des Plantes, an idyllic botanical garden featuring its own zoo. (Fun fact: it once functioned as the medicinal herb plot for Louis XIII.) A leisurely 30-minute stroll along the Seine will deposit you at Notre Dame Cathedral and a slew of other tourist hotspots. (Want to break up that walk? Take a break at charming waterfront café L’Asile.)
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Lovely hotel, very modern with a trendy vide. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Loved the bar area very chilled and relax with music playing in the background. The room was nice, although a little small we will upgrade to a deluxe room next time.
We did not have breakfast here as it was abit expensive, but there are cafes and a McDonald’s nearby.
There is a coffee machine in the bar area and you can help yourself to free coffee which was nice.
The location is fab, only a 20min walk to the notre dame. Overall a really nice hotel with a chilled relaxed vibe. We will definitely be staying here again.
We had a lovely stay, my husband and I, 3 nights in Autumn, the trees in the centre of Paris looked beautiful. We’d never been to Paris before and found it handy that the sight seeing river boat goes from a pontoon a few minutes walk away all the along to the Louvre then the Eiffel Tower. Very convenient and good value. Staff were all very nice and helped by arranging that soy milk be available for the free coffees in the lobby. I probably would’ve preferred to have tea and coffee making facilities in my room but I understand that space is limited; I’m sure I looked a picture going to get drinks from the lobby in my pjs and slippers! But the coffee was very nice. We didn’t eat breakfast here as were told by email that it would ‘only be bread and fruit’ (we are both Vegan). If we had had a more positive email response we might have had breakfast, the setting looked lovely. I was really pleased with our room, I liked the ‘disco’ lights in the shower and delicious smelling toiletries. The whole hotel was spotlessly clean. There was noise from trains but I still found I slept very well, the beds were really comfy and there were blackout curtains, we overslept on day 2! I found the boats going right past the window good fun (a few people waved and a lot looked confused that they could see into our room from their dinner table!). I found any swaying to be light and it didn’t bother us at all. I would recommend this hotel to others definitely and stay here again. They had an English paper and I enjoyed the magazine in the room. TV was a bit limited but I managed to find the French equivalent of Bake Off! The zoo, train station and some lovely gardens are all only a few minutes walk away. At night you can walk to bars and restaurants. We had a few drinks in their bar; all very nice and served with polite service. Reception staff were friendly to us and spoke good English. We actually found everyone in Paris to be friendly and we had no problems at all. To get 5 stars from me I would’ve liked some Vegan tapas in the bar in the pm, a few other magazines around the place and maybe there could be a little spa (sauna, hot tub?) ;) All in all, it was really lovely. They let us leave our luggage after checkout on the last day which helped us :) They didn’t reply to our email about a hotel transfer from the airport. If they had we would’ve done used and paid for the service.
Enjoyed my stay here a lot, service was superb, ideal location and beautiful surroundings. Room was a bit small but that didn't cause much of an issue, was very easy to commute to the city, staying on a river was a unique experience, the bar had a good selection of drinks, free coffee in the cafe was a bonus, friendly staff.