What We Love
- The in-room selection of books from local bookstore 0fr.
- Room 703, tucked away on the top floor under a mansard roof, has fabulous views and a gorgeous corner bathtub
- The countless beautiful design details, from the rust-colored sofas in the lounge to the vintage telephones to the seemingly endless variety of patterned wallpapers
What To Know
- There are no bellboys, gym, or bathrobes
- The breakfast buffet of fruit, cake, good cheese, and baguettes is steep at €18
- Guests traveling with kids should ask for the tee-pee, which the hotel will set up on the room floor for young ones to sleep or play in
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
This elegant hotel is one of the appealing new breed of Parisian boutiques that employ an almost outré style, with unorthodox colors and an unabashed embrace of patterns. One-to-know designer Dorothée Meilichzon has done a spectacular job of turning the sharp angles, irregular recesses, and abundance of curves of this 19th-century building’s unusual “flat iron” shape into a series of smart, chic spaces. Her clever use of mirrors, patterned tiles, triangular desks, and pendant lamps makes the rooms feel fresh and modern, though much of the furniture and fixtures have an Art Deco bent and the light switches are pure Bauhaus. Meanwhile, chefs Paul Landre and William Ranson serve notable “neo-bistro”-style dishes in the adjoining restaurant, which has quickly established itself as a neighborhood hot spot; don’t go anywhere else for dinner.
In the Area
Is the 9th arrondissement the new Marais of Paris? It’s staring to look that way, what with its abundance of shops and restaurants, and with the added bonus of being near major tourist sites like the Folies Bergère music hall, where theater fans will want to come to pay homage. On the corner of the bustling rue Faubourg Montmartre, the hotel is between the Grands Boulevards and South Pigalle. There are myriad options for eating nearby: try Encore for elegant, good value prix fixe menus or the landmark Bouillon Chartier, which has been around for over a century. If you want to stock up on some of the books you’ve found in the hotel, the bookshop 0fr. is a 25-minute stroll east. Transportation is also excellent: the nearest metro stop is just two minutes from the hotel, and if you’re traveling by Eurostar, it’s a 20-minute walk to Gare Du Nord.
How to Get There
I stayed at Hotel Panache last year with my mother. We found it through Belgian fashion website Belmodo.
It’s in the center of Paris, walking distance from the Gare Du Nord, which is very practical if you’re traveling by Thalys. Metro is nearby for further traveling within the city. The staff was very friendly. We absolutely loved the pretty toiletries from Bonne Nouvelle.
Having breakfast downstairs really made me feel like i was in the Instagram story of a fashion model. The whole decoration is just perfect.
The only negative point was that the room was quite dark.
Location is central near all shopping centre bistro bar u can walk easily or take taxi 10 minutes to opera garnier or Place Vendôme or boulevards madeleine this hotel is located in 2 minutes from boulevards monmarte street sleep lately and wake early
Spent a weekend over New Year's Eve in the Panache. Really liked the design of the lobby and were greeted by friendly staff. Loved the mix of period and contemporary detailings and design. Our bedroom was at the back so no views, but it was quiet so slept well. The bed was incredibly comfortable and we slept well. The bathroom is a big size and had a powerful shower. The location was great, a short walk to some great restaurants and bars and not too far from Montmartre, which is where we spent midnight on New Year's Eve. One thing to note is if you're visiting Paris at New Year's, a lot of restaurants and bars close up for days.
I am not sure why this hotel is rated as 4 star. There is a complete lack of soundproofing and you can hear other guests from rooms above and next door. Even though I was on the 6th floor, the street noise was overbearing. Everything in the room looks at least 20 years old if not more, especially the bathroom. I do not see any reason to stay here again.
While the room was very small, it was equipped with all of the basics needed for a comfortable stay, including a kettle/tea-making facilities, TV, mini fridge, powerful hairdryer (which I find is rare at hotels) and a full set of good toiletries (which smelt amazing). The towels and linens felt like they were good quality. The location is fabulous, with wonderful shopping, restaurants and a few Metro stations nearby. Overall, the hotel was very well decorated and we appreciated the small touches, such as the little map and travel notepad provided in each room.
A few things that could have been better: We couldn't seem to control the temperature in our room and, even though it was winter and we wanted to be warm, our room was too hot, which made it a bit uncomfortable to sleep in on some nights. The room could have been cleaned a bit better, particularly the bathroom. While the room did not feel dirty per se, it didn't feel like the cleaners were very thorough, as they missed a few spots in the bathroom and didn't replace/clean the teaspoons that we had used. Also, the rooms need to be better soundproofed, as you could hear everything from the hallway and even from other guests' rooms. Makes it hard to sleep in and you feel like there is a lack of privacy.
Overall, we had a great stay and we would definitely stay here again! It's definitely value for money, given that the hotel is modern, well decorated and maintained and in a great location.