This place is just not a hotel.
The front desk is semi open, the team is in denim trousers and T shirts with funky aprons. There is a huge wooden table with four chairs as an Internet counter.
My room was small, dark with Superman and Batman facemasks smiling at me (as bedside lamps). The bed was very good. I slept like an angel.
The idea of free everything (videos, internet, etc) is just centuries ahead of upscale (5*) hotels where you are charged for every thing.
The bathroom was very small too, but efficient. I only regret the absence of soap as such, replaced by a shower gel (not my personal preferrence).
The restaurant (pizzeria) and bar looked great (thanks to Philippe Stark), a long high wooden table in the restaurant, a snooker in the bar, wooden tables every where, and a light above the snooker to be discovered (really hip).
The food for breakfast was fresh and tasty with funky individual butter portions.
I did not really feel at any moment in a hotel, more at a holiday club house or kind of. And that was refreshing especially in Paris.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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 the 172 rooms are equipped with Apple iMacs 27", video on demand (free) and 5 Star bedding (Duvet 100% Satin Coton Sheets). They 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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- Also Known As:
- Mama Shelter Hotel Paris