The 1931’s boutique hotel, The Eiffel Blomet, located in the 15th arrondissement, has been recently renovated and a brings a little blend of charm and luxe to this not-so–touristy area of Pairs. Designers Vincent Bastie (who transformed Les Bains Hotel Paris) and Bruno Borrione a collaborator with Philippe Stark, have managed to hint at the original art deco style and include some much-needed additions, like the underground pool, hammam and gym beneath the courtyard terrace, which are designed to complement the original bones of the hotel.
The rooms in the hotel are light, colorful, and spacious, a total of nine elegant suites and 87 rooms. My suite on the top floor included the perfect sized terrace, big enough for a fantastic typically French breakfast (croissant and coffee) in the morning, and lounging reading the paper in the afternoon. Like most Parisian hotels, there is little space, but the rooms are well designed, to take advantage of every square foot. The interior palette includes warm rosewood, grained leather, and bronze adding warmth the room’s light blue and celadon green color palettes. The carpets add a splash of colour and fun and the black and white tiles in the bathroom add a simple chic quality.
My usually tendency is to stay in the 3rd, 1st or 8th arrondissement, but I was happy to try a different area and enjoyed the less busy side of Paris. The 15th is quiet, but still full of great restaurants and little jazz spots.
A great part of the hotel, is the lounge area on the ground floor, which is a cozy, living room space where guests are encouraged to stay and relax with a good book. Also available is an open bar with honesty policy, so help yourself to a drink and enjoy. In winter, Eiffel Blomet Hotel has a welcoming fire, while in summer guests can take advantage of the internal open terrace. This is a great feature of the hotel, especially if you’re traveling solo and just want to people watch and feel part of the hotel scene.
Another fabulous princess feature is the pool and spa. Bathed in natural light from the glass ceiling above, is a gorgeous Art Deco architectural feature and makes for some indulgent relaxation time. In addition to typical spa services, there is also a hamman, which if you haven’t tried it is so incredibly therapeutic. After a hard days site-seeing, shopping and all that red wine and pastries, a hamman, is probably just what makes Paris that much more enjoyable.
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