I just loved this hotel!
First of all I have been to Paris quite a few times and understand the need to speak French for respect. I greeted the front desk in French and it perfect English the front desk person said that she used to live in Minnesota! She was a delight and set the stage for a great stay. She was helpful in location and any needs in terms of being a tourist.
Room: We chose the Odyssey room which is the mid-priced. We were lucky enough to get the "blue" room and a window facing the street. The street was quiet but a perfectly French view. The room was very functional and rather small. We expected the size though because of the hotel's website and reviews. But it looked even nicer in person! Everything was very functional. Luggage goes under the bed, there was a small desk and shelves around the bed. We had a small closet but really didn't even need it. The shower was spacious and we were lucky enough to have the most special bathroom in the hotel, one that was hand painted by the artist. Apparently this is the only room. Butterflies (or rather papillon). It was whimsical and fun.
Location: I liked where we were. A few blocks to the Louvre but be careful, it is easy to get lost in Paris so pay attention. I often took a wrong turn. You can walk to the Marais but it was about 5 or so blocks. The Metro was a couple blocks away.
I didn't use the restaurant but the design was lovely.
Overall I just loved this place. Friendly and effective staff and the rooms were a nice departure from the normal. Don't expect a huge space though but if you get a chance stay here. If you want modern and different and not over priced check it out!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At the heart of the famous Les Halles district, near the Louvre and the Seine, discover the Hotel Odyssey, designed by Ora-Ito and his team. Odyssey Hotel is a haven of peace where prevailing welfare and comfort. In the original style of Ora-Ito, the hotel is a harmonious blend of clean lines and soft curves and relaxing. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Emeraude Hotel Paris