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Mama Shelter

109 Rue de Bagnolet, 75020 Paris, France
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Ranked #396 of 1,796 hotels in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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90 reviews 90 reviews
30 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our second visit to Paris in the last year and last time we stayed at thoumieux in Saint germain which was a lovey boutique hotel in a good location but we preffered mama shelter even with the out of the way location. We did manage to walk to le marais and it was not too bad but when... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Mama Shelter is a happening place and very well priced. Designed by Philippe Starck it's quirky, modern and fun but comfort has not been compromised. Being located in the 20e we were a bit worried it would be a trek getting anywhere but it's actually incredibly well located. Within a few steps is a bus stop that goes to St... More

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San Francisco, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent the first week of our honeymoon in Mama Shelter, Paris. We could not have been happier with our stay. The service, decor, amenities, and food were impeccable. Though the location is not in the center of Paris, there is a bus stop right outside the hotel's front door (line 76) that will take you to right to the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I were very glad we chose to stay here for our first trip to Paris together. Yes, you could find a hotel a little more 'central' but it was easy to navigate the metro from here, and one day we walked all the way back from the Left Bank - it's actually a lovely way to see... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attractive, charming, young & sexy hotel!The room was pleasantly modern and fully equipped with everything you may not even imagine to need :)!Perfect for a couple!The breakfast buffet was delicious too. Can't wait to go back :)))

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is close to the metro, probably about a 10-15 minute walk. The rooms are quite unique and there is a bakery nearby that sells a great selection of fresh croissants and quiches. They have all natural skincare products, which is quite rare to find in most hotels.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just stayed a night here, but what a great hotel. Without any problem they switched our smoking in a non-smoking room. Very friendly people at the reception. The room was small but clean. Nice decorated ! The bar and restaurant are very trendy and cosy. Nice coctails and delicious food ! Public transport (bus) is only 20meters away.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My stay at this hotel was exactly as expected based on the TripAdvisor reviews. Its location is a little far from the city centre but if you are comfortable walking for about 15 mins and using the metro or Velib the location really isn't an issue. There is a Velib station right across the street from the hotel. I was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First trip to Paris to celebrate my 30th. This hotel was recommended to my group. Very cool hotel and trendy design. Beds are super comfy. Light was an issue when getting ready (no ceiling light in the bedroom). Loved the Apple TV, great for hooking up my spotify through the internet and we made some funny videos to send to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location of this hotel suited me for my business trip but would not suit everyone for sightseeing in the centre of Paris. Unfortunately, I was stuck in one of the transport strikes which has happened to me quite often when visiting in Paris! The bedrooms are very quirky but lack light. The staff were quite friendly. What I do... More

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Address: 109 Rue de Bagnolet, 75020 Paris, France
Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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In the historic Saint Blaise neighborhood located in the heart of authentic Paris with its flowerlined cafe terraces, its gardens and its air rebellion, MAMA SHELTER welcomes you. Sensual and elegant rooms equipped with Apple iMacs 27" (TV, Internet, CD/DVD Player, IChat, Photobooth, Videobooth) and 5 Star bedding (Duvet 100% Satin Coton Sheets) offer you a serene retreat after a long day in the city and an evening across the street at the mythic Parisian temple of international live music, La Fleche d'Or. Easy access to the MAMA SHELTER: in the heart of the 20th district, it is conveniently located 16 miles from Charles de Gaulle Airport and 12.5 Miles from Orly Airport. Otherwise, direct connection to the A3 Highway, or next to metro stations. Take a break in MAMA SHELTER and enjoy: Live Concerts, Cabaret Shows, DJs, Table Soccer, Boutique of Offbeat Products... ... more   less 
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