As I mentioned in my Ultimate Paris Travel Guide I didn’t really know what to expect from Paris due to the many negative reviews I’ve heard about the city. But after spending there 5 incredible days I have to say that I became totally obsessed with Paris! We decided to stay at Hotel Paris Bastille Boutet which made our visit even more memorable. Keep reading to know more about this amazing hotel!
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Arriving to Hotel Paris Bastille Boutet
Hotel Paris Bastille Boutet is located in the authentic Bastille district, not far from Le Marais. Paris has many amazing districts to stay in, but Bastille is definitely one of the bests!
Bastille is located just outside of the central area therefore prices are more affordable but you can still reach the city center within minutes. I think this is a really great choice if you don’t want to spend a fortune on accommodation but still want to stay close to the central area.
You can reach two different metro lines within a few minutes walk from the hotel. You can hop on metro line 8 at Faidherbe-Chaligny or you can catch the line 9 at Charonne. Both metro lines grants you direct access to the city so you can reach practically anything within a short period of time.
If you are a real foodie then Bastille is the best choice for you! The 11th district of Paris is packed with amazing restaurants and you can find everything from trendy hip cafes to expensive Michelin-star restaurants.
Lobby & Check-in process
The building of Hotel Paris Bastille Boutet was built in 1926 and it is rich with history. Formerly it was home to an exotic wood supplier then almost 20 years later it became a Swiss chocolate factory.
It was renovated in 2015 but the decor of the hotel remained a tribute to it’s former lives. You can find many black and white photographs of old wood-working tools on the walls and chocolate box wallpapers in the lifts.
Even the first glimpse of the hotel will take your breath away! The main entrance with its art-deco style and colorful mosaics is simply fascinating.
Right after you enter through the door you will find yourself in the lobby where the reception desks and the bar is located. The walnut wood and the warm colors instantly makes you feel yourself home!
After the check-in process the staff gave us an immediate tour of the hotel. Everyone was extremely nice to us, we never felt so welcomed at any other hotel!
Hotel Paris Bastille Boutet features 80 guest rooms and suites spread over 7 floors. Eight of them has a leafy terrace so if you want to have a breathtaking rooftop view over Paris I suggest choosing one of them!
You can use the lifts to go up to the rooms but if you have a little extra energy check out the stairway! I’ve never seen such an impressive stairway before. The natural light that comes from the glass roof makes it even more spectacular.
We stayed in one of the Delux Rooms on the 3rd floor. Right after we stepped into the room we found this cute hand-written message along with three little chocolates on the desk. I was completely blown away by the kindness and thoughtfulness of the staff! It’s only a small gesture but it makes such a huge difference.
The interior design of the room was breathtaking! The large windows let a great deal of natural light into the room so it was always bright. Our room had a king sized bed with comfy pillows and blankets together with free WiFi and a flat-screen TV. The room was equipped with air-conditioning and it also had a minibar, a kettle and a Nespresso machine. It really comes in handy for a coffee lover like me!
The bathroom had an elegant all-white design with mirrored doors. The steamed shower was my absolute favourite! You can find anything you possibly need inside the bathroom – towels, hair dryer, bath robes, slippers and high-end toiletries.
Service & Facilities
The gym is located on the lower ground floor right next to the pool area. If you feel you had too many croissants or macarons you can take advantage of the fitness center from 7am to 10pm every day.
Pool & Spa
Hotel Paris Bastille Boutet features a relaxation area on the lower ground floor. In contrast to the warm and wooden design, this area is decorated with white and blue tiles and light tones. Inside you can find an indoor pool, a sauna, a steam room and two spa rooms.
Apart from the location and the rooms, the other important factor when choosing a hotel is the food – at least for me. Hotel Paris Bastille Boutet didn’t disappoint regarding the food selection either!
The hotel offers a buffet-stlye breakfast which is served in the breakfast room with two outdoor terraces. You can choose to eat your breakfast outside or you can stay inside the huge room – you can’t go wrong either way!
If you prefer salty breakfasts you can choose from scrambled eggs, omelettes, bacons or sausages but you can find a huge selection of cold meat products and cheese as well.
For sweet breakfasts there is no shortage of french pastries like croissants, pain au chocolate or madeleines. In addition to this, you can order some pancakes and there are plenty of yoghurt and fruits to choose from.
If you don’t want to dress up and go down for a breakfast you can order it to your room as well. You can either fill out a menu card in advance and hang out to your door the night before or you can just call the reception in the morning after you wake up. I really wish I could have this kind of service every morning, it was incredible!
*Please note that in-room dining is a paid service at Hotel Paris Bastille Boutet. It means even if the breakfast is included in your room type you still need to pay separately for in-room dining.*
To sum it up we had an incredible stay at Hotel Paris Bastille Boutet and I can truly recommend it to anyone visiting Paris. Check the latest prices and the availability here!
If you have any questions about the hotel feel free to leave a comment below or send me an email, I always love helping you out! Have you already visited Paris or is it still on your bucket list? Let me know in the comments!
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