After days of searching for a perfect (and reasonably priced) hotel in Paris, we stumbled upon the very chic Hotel Thoumieux on Mr & Mrs Smith Hotels website. We'd never properly explored this part of Paris and if it was a Smith hotel, then we knew it must be good.
And Hotel Thoumieux did not disappoint.
Tucked away on a quiet street in the 7th arr. we arrived at the hotel with very little expectations. We were tired after a 30hr journey (from Sydney) and we just wanted a room to freshen up so that we could enjoy the city. Despite the large Thoumieux signage (brightly lit in pinkish lights at night), we arrived at a small, inconspicuous door with just a small buzzer next to it. A short walk up a narrow flight of stairs and.. voila!
The decor in the lobby is chic and tasteful, with clean designs and minimalism and this aesthetic continues through to all the rooms. There are fashionable sepia and B&W photos of celebrities on the walls as you walk up to the rooms, with a beautiful chocolate coloured carpet leading the way. Note- there is no lift/elevator in the hotel.
The rooms are quite small, which becomes quite crowded if there are two people staying and you have a bit of luggage. In saying that, they have really utilised the space available in the best way. The rooms are equipped with the standard amenities, but of a high standard - fluffly bathrobes, incredibly comfortable bath slippers, Aesop products and a television with only French channels. The hotel also goes one step further with a small espresso machine, an iPad and some delicious biscuits.
The location of the hotel is in the 7th arr. and is a short walk away from the Eiffel Tower. In fact, you get a fantastic view standing right in front of the hotel. The street is a busy street during the day, mainly with locals and few tourists. Some great shops and restaurants are located on the street, in particular the boulangerie, which is phenomenal.
All in all, I have nothing negative to say about our stay at Hotel Thoumieux. The staff were friendly, helpful and professional. While our room wasn't ready upon arrival, we were able to leave our bags at the hotel and freshen up, with our rooms made ready within the hour.
All in all, I'd recommend Hotel Thoumieux to friends who want to stay in a part of Paris that isn't in the heart of the busy tourist district. A wonderful hotel that we'd certainly visit again.
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- Also Known As:
- Thoumieux Hotel Paris