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Hotel Design Secret de Paris
Ranked #21 of 1,797 Hotels in Paris
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“Lovely chic hotel”
Reviewed May 23, 2012

This hotel has charming and romantic rooms with Parisian themes. We had a room with a bath tube and this is highly recommended. The breakfast is wonderful and you can get it deivered to the room. We chose this option on our last day and enjoyed a long breakfast in bed. The staff is pleasant and offers very good service. I visit Paris several times a year and highly recommend this hotel if you are looking for a romantic getaway. For business purposes I choose other hotels in Paris.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 22, 2012

We spent the weekend at le Secret for our wedding anniversary and were very excited given the votes on tripadvisor. We turned up and the room we had booked and chosen specifically [the Musee D'Orsee room] was overbooked. The hotel offered us a glass of champagne and free breakfast to make up for the mistake, but it was quite frustrating as we did book this months in advance. When we checked out another couple at reception also appear to have had the same problem. We stay instead in a Trocadero room - it was not large but the decor was whimsical and modern. The hotel is located in the north west of the city, near the Clichy metro stop- its not as central as many other equally priced hotels which was another reason for the disappointment. The breakfast was good and there is also a small gym and sauna/steam room. The staff were all very helpful and effecient.

overall the hotel was fine. nice decor but location and price mean it is nothing really special. If i returned to Paris I would stay on the left bank closer to the main attractions so i coudl avoid spending 45 minutes each way gettting in and out of town.

OK but just not worth the money ....

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Greensboro, NC
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Reviewed May 19, 2012

We were here for 8 nights and absolutely enjoyed everything about the hotel and the staff.

There is a metro station 5 minutes away that makes it easy to get where every you want, there is a movie theatre 200 ft from the station that has movies in English, alot of food choices and 2 excellent bakeries within a block or so of the hotel.

Hubby and I usually ate a heavy and late lunch (for us) then grabbed a sandwich on the way back to the hotel for later evening dinner or snack.

You can change rooms as often as you want to try out the different decors - or stay put. We were in the eiffel tower, the musee de orsay, and the artist loft (that one was due to a minor bathroom mishap that required us to re-locate for the night)

Rooms on floors up to 4 have excellent sound proofing, we never heard any traffic noise on those floors - Floor 5 (the artist loft) did have audible traffic noise, but I suspect a white noise generator would have covered it.

This being my first trip to Paris, I felt the rooms were small - particularly when you're backing for a 15 day trip, but the jacuzzi tub and shower made up for it in spades. Heaven! I simply got creative in storing luggage.

Very nice Samsung TVs and if you have movies on your laptop or tablet you could run an HDMI cable to the TV. They even have some cables on hand for you to borrow.

Staff is 10 stars out of 5. Polite, friendly, wonderful suggestions, most speak english - and quite excellently. They are the main reason my husband is willing to plan a return trip to Paris. I simply can not say enough good thing about all of them.

Breakfast is nice but expensive. We preferred grabbing something from a bakery as we headed out but did eat there twice + had room service one night. Food ranged from good to excellent.

Definitely will stay here again! We never could get to the Eiffel tower but didn't feel we missed much since the tower room had such a fabulous "view" on the walls

Room Tip: rooms ending in 1 or 2 will be near the elevator - that can be good or bad, we could hear it but it...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Valletta, Malta
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Reviewed May 18, 2012

Stayed 4 nights here and couldn't say enough positive things about how you are made to feel welcome by the staff and how they go out of their way to make sure you get what you need to make the trip into something to remember. The bathrooms are great, we just had the shower - but it had jets, and a rain feature. The water was always hot and the mirror never fogs over. Mood lighting in the room to help relax you- really cool as a nightlight. The rooms are somewhat small - but space is used very well so that 2 people with 2 suitcases and a carry on can still move around well. Steam room and sauna were excellent and breakfast was great. Would go back in a heartbeat if I am ever in Paris again.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed May 15, 2012

Stayed for two nights (Sat/Sun), location of the Hotel is 5 minutes walk from the Moulin Rouge, 10 minutes walk from city tour bus pick up and 10 minutes from metro.

Staff very friendly and welcoming, all spoke very good English for the less adventurous, all the rooms are themed, stayed in the Moulin Rouge room (very tastefully and respectfully furnished, certainly not OTT), very modern and an amazing shower (some rooms have jet baths) check for preference (shower/bath). There were bath robes/slippers/towels/toiletries/hairdryer/free save and plenty of storage in the room. Complimentary juices and water in the fridge, a large TV and separate DVD/CD/Multi media player (requires leads for media players, no docking points, accepts usb storage). If you want to watch TV all channels that are not French have been voiced over in French, late night TV common to all included.

Free map was provided, so save your money in the airport, staff very helpful and marked up all points that we wanted.

In the basement of the hotel there is a steam room available 24hr and exercise machines if you feel the urge.

Breakfast can be served in your room on request, the hotel serves both hot and cold food, and there is a good selection of meats, fish, cheese and fruits, with cereal. Hot food can be eggs (done how you like) bacon, and all the usual drinks, breads, yogurts etc. Breakfast served right up to 11am so no rushing up.

We did not eat a meal in the hotel, but there is a menu available (not able to comment).

There is a lift and wheel chair access, no access issues into hotel (no steps).

We were able to leave our luggage in a secure room in the hotel on our final day, which was very handy.

I would recommend this Hotel to those who want a unique hotel experience not readily available in such a beautiful location and Country.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed May 11, 2012

This hotel definitely has a character and is super unique - true boutique hotel. It isn't very big but when yu walk in you immidiately notice the unique style. The staff was very nice and they give you a tour of the hotel explaining its history and the reasoning behind the design. Each piece of the furniture each design has a reason and story beahind it. Each room is completely different and it is supposed to make you feel like you are part of Paris. I stayed in Moulin Rouge, very cool and authentic. Based on availability you can change a room every night to experience different decors and vibes. I did not do that. I do have to say that rooms, although very cool, they are very small and cramped and some of the decor looks bit cheap. Not a huge deal but it isn't very sophisticated. Food was very good and tehre was a free WiFi. Overall good experience.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 5, 2012

My wife and I stayed 4 nights at this gem. A real boutique Hotel. All the reviews we read although very good, did not di it justice! The name says it all and i hope it stays a secret. Friends of ours had suggested a Hotel near the Opera, close to Gallerie Lafayette. I am glad we decided to stay where we did, it was mayhem down near the Opera. We were a walk to place de Clichy where we had our morning cafe creme and croissant. Then hopped on the metro right there and started our day. The hotel was also a walk away from the Montmartre area which is absolutely breathtaking. After a long day experiencing Paris, the rain shower in our room was a treat. I would go back to Paris in a heartbeat and I would ONLY stay at Secret de Paris.

  • Stayed April 2012
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Property: Hotel Design Secret de Paris
Address: 2 Rue de Parme, 75009 Paris, France
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Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Green Hotel in Paris
#13 Spa Hotel in Paris
#14 Romantic Hotel in Paris
#19 Luxury Hotel in Paris
#92 Business Hotel in Paris
#116 Family Hotel in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Design Secret de Paris 4*
Number of rooms: 29
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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