Hôtel Paris Bastille Boutet
What We Love
- It’s the only five-star hotel in the 11th arrondissement
- The hotel’s six-story concrete staircase is an Instagram celebrity in its own right
- Live music at Le Bar Du Boutet
- The cobblestoned location, on one of Paris’s oldest thoroughfares
What To Know
- Students from the acclaimed design school École Boulle designed two of the suites here
- Children under 12 stay for free
- Rooms are equipped with a universal plug adaptor
- The hotel is entirely smoke-free
If you’re wondering why chocolate makes frequent cameos here—in the form of a gourmet aperitif at the bar; as part of a signature exfoliating treatment at the spa; inside the elevators, which are enveloped in chocolate box wallpaper—it’s because this graciously updated Art Deco gem was once a Swiss-owned confection factory. That 1920s heritage is palpable through the lobby bar’s soft leather sofas, the glazed blue-and-white tiles that line the indoor pool, and the custom-made wardrobes in each of the 80 guest rooms—though the in-room accessories, which include Nespresso machines, in-built bathroom speakers (karaoke in the rain shower, anyone?), and backlit shaving mirrors are far from retro. In the absence of a full-service restaurant, the hotel delivers a knockout terrace breakfast complete with oven-fresh madeleines, croissants, and an assortment of cheeses. (The lobby bar also churns out the occasional burger or pizza.) There’s also a subterranean spa, whose hammam and indoor pool decked with resistance jets are available free of charge for hotel guests.
In the Area
Though it’s situated in a residential neighborhood—a welcome respite from the city’s tourist hubs—the hotel is within easy distance of Place de Vosges, a charming covered walkway brimming with art galleries, shops, and cafés. Its Bastille surroundings, a collection of centuries-old buildings (the area is known for its political significance best represented by the July Column, one of France’s most famous structures honoring the revolution of 1830), winding walkways and promenades, and green spaces make for a pleasing address. For more far-flung exploits, both the Faidherbe-Chaligny Metro station and Gare de Lyon are just a cobblestone’s throw away.
How to Get There
We followed the reviews before staying here, but couldn't understand how the main negative review related to this hotel; this is a high quality hotel with friendly and helpful staff, clean and tidy, comfortable bed and with plenty of restaurants nearby and easy access to the Metro. And for Paris these were quiet nights!
My first MGallery hotel was one in Toulouse and I was so impressed that I have made a point of booking in at MGallery hotels in other cities but I am yet to be quite as impressed and this one was no different. This hotel did not meet my expectations although there was nothing particularly wrong with it. For the price we paid, in a central Paris hotel, everything was fine but nothing was really special. Breakfast was slightly disappointing, particularly the fruit and I felt it verged on the frugal- and nowadays I am not a hefty eater. The whole place, however, was spotlessly clean and that is always my main concern. Beds were extremely comfortable and there was a coffee machine and a huge television. Our bedtime chocolates were delicious. We had a good night’s sleep every night as soundproofing was good and it was a quiet area. The best thing about the room was the shower- really good providing several options.
Within easy walking distance, there were lovely boutique style shops and places to eat but when one arrives after dark in November( and bearing in mind its proximity to one of the terror attack locations) it is sometimes preferable to eat in. It appeared that our only option was room service. We opted for the pizza- again nothing special and rather overpriced bearing in mind its very simple presentation.
This 5 star hotel even has a spa and pool. The bar is pleasant. We had a room with a balcony overlooking R Faidherbe below. It is near some great restaurants nearby.
The room was very well equipped, big bathroom with massive shower. Nespresso machine and kettle in room.
Bed was very comfortable.
The breakfast was very good, all fresh including madeleines too.
There are several metro stations close, by Faidherbe is the nearest.
I spent three nights in this modern hotel, which is two minutes walk from the nearest metro station. The building is attractive and historic, with a contemporary decor. The room was comfortable, quiet and spotless and very well-sized for a Parisian hotel room. The breakfast buffet was freshly-prepared and a decent selection was available. The staff were friendly and helpful. I would be very happy to stay here again.
I decide to stay one extra day in Paris and as with the SIAL (160,000 Visitor) and the Modern Arts exhibition the City was sold out, I book this gem in the 11 District of Paris and what a gem, Great location amazing spa, pool & gym increadible service Wow