Address: 3 et 5, rue Saint-Lazare, 75009
Phone Number: +33 1 48 78 44 50
Location: Hotel Brittany is a three-star hotel conveniently situated in a central locale in the Nouvelle Athenes area, near the metro station of Notre-Dame de Lorette and in the heart of the St. Georges quarter. With such a medley of nearby tourist attractions, including the Paris Opera, the Moulin Rouge and the Jardin du Luxemburg, Hotel Brittany still offers a welcomed balance between providing a conveniently central kick-off point for the Parisian sightseeing activities and offering a quiet reprieve from the hustle and bustle of the metropolitan Paris.
The quiet, laid-back atmosphere of the hotel’s location on Rue Saint Lazare is truly a treasure to find in the neighborhood that is so close to so many entertainment venues. One of such must-visit attractions in the nearby area is the Montmartre, a historic site with the white-domed Basilica of the Sacre Coeur, that is also widely known as a district with an fantastic artistic flare and a bustling nightlife. Galeries Lafayette and Opera Garnier are within a six hundred meter walk from the hotel. For those hotel guests that prefer shopping to partying and gallery hopping, Hotel Brittany Is ideally located within a close proximity to the major Parisian department stores. Thus, the guests of the hotel can rest assured that they will stay entertained and well-dressed during their stay in the city.
Access: The hotel is easily reachable by metro from Paris Expo Porte de Versailles and from Gare Montrapnasse train station. There are various direct bus routes from Champs Elysees, Gard du Nord and the Eiffel Tower that pass the hotel. If reaching the hotel by car, parking is available at Place Saint Georges 20 Rue Clauzel, located within an easy five minute walk from the hotel.
Accommodations: Built in 1914 in a typical for the era, Haussmannian style, the hotel building’s grand exterior provides an at-a-glance overview of the hotel’s façade, punctured with tall openings for windows and with painted wrought iron balcony railings. A simple red-and-white banner with the hotel’s name, prominently fixed to the façade, somewhat detracts from the grandeur of the hotel’s historical frame but, on a plus side, also makes it nearly impossible to miss the hotel’s entrance.
While adhering to a typical Parisian look on the exterior, the hotel lives up to its name as it oozes British-inspired décor and sensibility at its interior. The forty-two hotel rooms are small but consistently clean and cozy, with the overall room décor taking inspiration from the blue hues of the Scottish countryside and from the deep reds and browns of the royal British decadence.
At the ground floor level, visitors are greeted by an intimate reception enclave with dark wood wall paneling, a solid hardwood reception desk in dark double stained finish and an imposing leather sofa – all welcome sights to the weary travelers arriving at Hotel Brittany. Rooms at the upper levels of the hotel feature partially slanted ceilings that break up the monotony of the typically square hotel rooms and add character to the overall room layout.
Hotel room furnishings are classic and modern, neutral in their design and purpose. The soothing colors of the drapery, the wallpaper and the bedding create a cozy environment that tempts its visitors to immediately disconnect from the worries of the outside world and the weariness of travels. The simple, smart layout of the rooms is as suitable for a Paris first-timer, ready to explore the city, as for a seasoned business traveler, looking to unwind after a day of meetings and presentations. Each hotel window is soundproofed for an additional layer of privacy.
Bathrooms are small but clean and uncluttered, with modern fixtures and a bathtub. Guests can find the plain white palette of the bathroom a welcome sight from the overall contrasting darker palette of the hotel’s décor. Letting the exhaustion from a busy day of exploring Paris melt away while relaxing in one of the Chesterfield chairs or starting off a morning right with a hearty in-room breakfast has never been easier at the premises of this accommodating hotel.
Objections: The breakfast, consisting mostly of a limited variety of breads, buns and beverages is served within a limited time slot, between 7am and 10am only. Guests can walk to the nearby establishment and buy food of comparable quality for a much lower price. There is also a supermarket nearby to quiet any hunger pains, so the hotel’s breakfast is not the only option in the neighborhood.
The hotel requires its visitors to leave their room keys at the reception desk prior to leaving the hotel for daily activities, as a measure of security. As it is often the case with Parisian hotels, the elevator is tiny and can hardly fit more than two people with one piece of luggage at a time.
It is advisable, upon the initial check-in to the hotel, to have all of the booking documents at hand. This includes producing a proof of payment, if the hotel was prepaid prior to arrival, as the management is not always on top of the guests’ hotel bookings and may impose unexpected upcharges at the moment of arrival.
Extras: Guests can enjoy a variety of amenities, including a 24/7 lounge, in-house laundry facilities, satellite TV, wireless Internet access and an in-room safe. Guestrooms also have air conditioning and can enjoy read complimentary newspapers in their rooms. The multilingual staff can assist with any special add-ons to the usual aspects of the hotel stay, like hiring a babysitter or making a reservation at a posh restaurant.
Cable / sat TV
Credit Card Accepted
Internet connection available
Wi-fi internet connection available
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