My partner and I had the pleasure of staying at Hotel Josephine for 3 nights in early April. The hotel is a breeze to commute to from Gare du Nord (Eurostar) and is only a 3 minute walk from the nearest underground station - Blanche.
As many people have pointed out, the area is a total red light district (think Soho London in the 80's) but the hotel is conveniently located south of the high street, where the red windmill of the Moulin Rouge looms, in a quieter more residential side road. Check-in in at the hotel was easier than anticipated although the English/French barrier was a little awkward with the concierge on duty. Our room was a little gem - small but tastefully decorated and spotless. The bathroom was new, bright and modern but in keeping with the bijou proportions - beware of the tiny shower! We were on the second floor and our room faced on to the road leading up to the station, so it was a little noisier than I would have liked. Having said that, I am a heavy sleeper and we didn't spend the day in our room, so it didn't particularly bother me. If you shut and lock the windows, most of the noise is kept out. Breakfast was served every morning in the underground dining area. Nice selection of continental staples and a lovely touch is the fresh orange juice machine, which I finally figured out how to work!
Location wise, the hotel was perfect for exploring Paris - we were never further than a 25 minute journey away from all the major sites we wanted to see. We got a great deal through Secret Escapes, which included a boat ride down the Thames - definitely a highlight of the trip. A special thank you to Monica, who is just the most fabulous front of house person. She gave us some great tips and made us feel at home. She is a real asset to the hotel.
We are going to try and make it back to Paris again next year and Hotel Josephine will be top of our list for places to stay.
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- Also Known As:
- Husa Grand Paris