my wife and I have just returned from a short stay in Paris at the excellent Design Hotel Secret de Paris. We always base our choice on tripadvisor reviews and to date have always been very pleased - but I have to say this one is a real find!
The hotel is located just off the Rue de Clichy which proved to be perfect for us, yielding easy walking access to a number of major atractions eg. Sacre Coeur, the Moulin Rouge, Gallerie Lafayette, L'Opera, and the Louvre, with Notre Dame, and the Eiffel Tower probably 40 minutes away at a leisurely pace. In addition the immediate location has the benefit of being very quiet at night - a great combination. There is a variety of restaurants & bars within 150yds walking distance whether you are looking for a simple breakfast or substantial meal.
The accommodation is superb - of modest proportion as normal in Paris but more than made up for by the standard of decoration and fixtures & fittings. We enjoyed 2 different rooms during our stay and asked to see the others prior to departure and all were clearly of the same standard. The themed approach could so easily have gone badly wrong but it is actually beautifully done with high quality fittings throughout lending an air of substance and quality. The mood lighting and bathroom fittings in particular work very slickly. The airconditioning proved efficient and quiet although if it is not too hot I would recommend opening the double glazed windows for natural ventilation and do your bit for the planet!. Whilst we did not use them during our stay the gym, sauna and steam room were similarly well equipped and finished. All rooms were extremely clean and showed no signs of wear and tear whatsoever.
The front of house staff struck just the right balance - warm,welcoming and helpful yet at the same time smart and professional. All spoke excellent english. We arrived soaked to the skin during a thunderstorm and they were quick to get us dried out with immediate access to soft towels and hot drinks. This same standard of thoughtful service was offered throughout our stay.
This hotel proved to be the perfect choice for us and we have no hesitation in recommending it wholeheartedly - we will certainly be using it again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Secret de Paris invites you to enjoy the unusual experience of travelling while staying still. You are welcomed into a dream-like Paris where monuments fade away only to come sharply back into focus, colours blend as your perception becomes disoriented by the blur of images.In the intimacy of your room, you suddenly become the privileged guest of the Musee d'Orsay, the Moulin-Rouge, the Eiffel Tower or the Garnier Opera House, each delicately evoked by an innovative and amazing approach to design and staging. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Secret De Paris Hotel Paris