We stayed at Maison Souquet for three nights to celebrate my 40th, and it did not disappoint. The staff are the most welcoming, and look after their guests like you’re the only vip in the hotel. Highly recommend cocktails in the bar, a real artistry from the cocktail tenders! Book to use the swimming pool, a really lovely way to relax and take in the calm atmosphere. Great location to access nearby neighbourhoods for the modern restaurants and bars. It’s our second time to Paris, and staying at this hotel made it a completely new adventure and we were so sad to leave! Worth every euro and more!
The hotel is a special place to stay, small and discreet, with very friendly and helpful staff. We loved our room and the Spa downstairs is a unique experience. We also loved the area, Blanche, easy to walk to many restaurants and local shops all around. Would definitely recommend.
The whole experience at Maison Souquet is divine. The 20-room boutique hotel is decorated exactly as you'd want your Paris hotel to be - ornate furniture, decadent wallpaper, beautiful rugs and luxury toiletries (Hermes!). The staff is extremely attentive given the hotel is so small but that means they are on top of everything. Make sure to book a private session in their pool/steam room and grab a cocktail at their mixology bar. We had a lovely breakfast in the back room too. Would def stay again! Also, you're in the middle of Montemarte, so close to Moulin Rouge.
My wife and I really enjoyed our stay at Maison Souquet. The vintage ambiance and decor were very nice but the level of service and personal attention from Pauline and the entire staff, exceeded our expectations and matched the elegance and history of the hotel. Thank you for a pleasant experience
My wife and i visited last week for our belated Honeymoon. When we arrived we were greeted at reception and shown around the hotel and then taken to our Junior Suite on the 4th Floor. The room was very clean, well set out and the decor was amazing and the bathroom facilities were spot on for what we expect. The hotel is very beautifully dark and well decorated. Room service was prompt, breakfast on time and very well presented and tasted great! Our bed was made and room tidied everyday. We can not recommend this hotel enough and we would certainly stay here again if we travelled back to Paris! In fact, we will stay here again when we visit Paris again!! The staff were always helpful, friendly, courteous and happy to help whenever we asked. Our only criticism if it is one is the lack of USB charge points. We do understand though that these are modern points that may be difficult to fit in such an old building, early 1900's! Well done Maison Souquet!!!!…
Yes, very curious on its face to be sure. I’m referring to both the 5* hotel itself and the content of the Trip Advisor rating and reviews. TA rates Maison Souquet number 6 of the more than 1,000 hotels in Paris. The hotel has an absolutely huge number of reviews, very unusual for such a small establishment, and almost none of the reviews are critical. This would be unusual if the hotel was a conventional 5*. But this property is unquestionably very idiosyncratic, and one would not expect it would have such universal appeal. In any case, let’s move on to the details. Over the last 30 years, my wife and I have stayed at four different 5* hotels in Paris, including two of the larger, renowned establishments and two, including the Maison Souquet, luxurious boutique hotels of about 50 rooms. The short story in that the Maison Souquet falls short of expectations. In the early 1900s, this property opened as a high-class bordello. Today it retains the extravagant House of Pleasure décor that make a stay an interesting and in fact fun experience from that perspective. Two red lights illuminate the entrance as one approaches the hotel. Once through the door, the dominant feature of the décor is burgundy velvet everywhere trimmed with gold and green. An aristocratic gentleman entering this House of Pleasure in 1905, the year of its founding, would have encountered everything as he would have expected. Our gentleman would be invited to relax in the small, plush front salon. After relaxing for a time, he would be escorted into the equally cozy sitting room to meet the ladies and perhaps select a companion for the evening. If he wished, she would lead our gentleman upstairs into her small, but luxuriously appointed boudoir. The lighting on this short journey would be discreetly and shall we say seductively subdued. Sometime later, upon descending, our gentleman could, if he was of a mind, relax in yet a third small, plush salon before departure. This was the legendary hedonistic Paris of the time. Today we are in the early 21st century, and our House of Pleasure has become a luxurious boutique hotel. The layout remains as described above. The décor works well if one is looking for a bit of a fantasy experience. But two key features of the facility as a hotel go significantly wrong. The lighting is not just discreet. It is dark. Very dark. For example, upon entering the elevator, one needs the flashlight of a smartphone to see enough to select the correct button for floor. Of greater impact is the size of the rooms. Our “junior suite,” no. 303, was a lady’s boudoir some 100 years ago. It is tiny. Amazingly tiny. Yes, Paris hotel rooms are small. But for 750 Euros, this was a bit of a shock. The bedroom couldn’t have been larger than about 10’ by 10’, and the “sitting room” area was no more than a hallway from the door to the bed chamber, very scantly furnished with a chaise lounge style sofa and a small stool against one wall, with no space left for even a coffee table. The bathroom with a tub and shower was adequate, no more; there was a separate toilet room that was just large enough for the purpose. On the plus side, we found the staff to be very accommodating. In fact, when we got out of our cab upon arrival, I forget my small carry-on in the car. I noticed just moments later that our passports, etc. had driven away! A young lady at the front desk sprinted out the door and down the street to catch the cab at the next light. This was far above and beyond to be sure. Once shown to our room, we found that the switching for the lighting used relays with small buttons. We have seen this before in French hotels, and it is typically a clean, neat solution for three-way switching. But the relays for the main bedroom lighting and for the entrance hall/sitting room lighting sometimes worked and sometimes did not. A single relay system malfunctioning is one thing, but two for two? Soundproofing was poor, and we could hear muffled conversation in the next room off and on all night. Our early morning room service request for a pot of coffee for two brought us two cups of coffee and two small pitchers of coffee. Of course, the coffee in the pitchers was quite cold immediately, before the second cups were poured. Finally, before departure, I called the front desk for a bellman to pick up our luggage. The desk clerk chuckled at my request and responded, “We have no bellman. I am the bellman!” Understandable staffing for the small hotel, but the response was a bit off-putting. “We will be up momentarily” would have been the better answer. Picky? Of course. But 5* prices give some license for one to be picky. Now, about the rating and the reviews. As of today, Maison Souquet has a total of 1,115 Trip Advisor reviews. 1,058 reviews were Excellent, 44 Very Good, 9 Average, 2 Poor, and 2 Terrible. That is 95% Excellent and makes the hotel #6 of 1,882 hotels in Paris. The Four Seasons George V in Paris, widely acknowledged to be one of the finest hotels in the world, has only an 87% Excellent rating. We have stayed at the George V, we’ve enjoyed the George VI, and Maison Souquet is no George VI although the reviews would indicate otherwise. Very curious.…
You will be dazzled by the decor signed Jacques Garcia , great decorator. You will be charmed by the friendless of the staff . You will be extremely relaxed with the confort of the rooms and the private swimming pool. You will appreciate the delicious cocktails. IN SUMMARY A MUST for people of taste . William Beaux d Albenas
The hotel is very nice and the atmosphere is really different from any standard hotel. The spa is nicely maintained and very pleasant since it is private. Staff really try their best to help and accommodate any need.
We booked a weekend break for my husbands birthday. We had a wonderful stay and will visit again. The hotel staff were fantastic and were so helpful . We have no hesitation in recommending the beautiful Maison Souquet. The private spa was fantastic and so peaceful
My partner and I visited this wonderful hotel in early June. I don’t regularly write reviews but felt compelled to let others know how thoroughly we enjoyed our stay at Maison Souquet. The hotel itself is “as advertised” with respect to its history of once being a house of pleasure. The public sitting area and bar are perfectly themed with their red velvet furniture and hushed surroundings. The rooms are similarly appointed and have nice amenities. The hotel staff was truly fantastic. The front desk team was polite and friendly, and particularly helpful in assisting with a surprise celebration that was enthusiastically received. The bartenders perform their role with precision, flair and professionalism that will delight and make you anxious to visit again. We had late nite cocktails every evening and they were the perfect nightcap to our days. All in all a terrific experience at Maison Souquet. I would highly recommend this hotel to couples.…