Finding the perfect hotel in Paris was, and still is, a mammoth task. Hotel Panache, Paris is the perfect balance of affordable and aesthetically pleasing. Hotel Panache fits the perfect trifecta of location, style, price A 15 minute walk from Gare du Nord and scant steps from Boulevard Haussman, it’s ideally located for us out-of-towners.
As an animal lover, any hotel that declares itself pet-friendly is is okay in my books. The hotel boasts a restaurant-cum-bar and a reading room, both particularly useful if you’re recovering from that travel weariness and don’t want to stray too far afield. The reception is 24-hours and the lift makes the rooms wheelchair accessible. For bloggers and business women alike, WiFi is free, so you can stay connected throughout your stay.
When you’re holidaying in Paris, it’s safe to say you won’t be spending that much time in your hotel. However, I’ve seen enough Audrey Hepburn movies to know that the importance of style should never be understated.Hotel Panache’s art deco-inspired interiors will add a little extra luxury to your time in Paris. Rooms are ensuite and include a safe, telephone and TV. Some accommodations also benefit from a balcony or double window overlooking Rue Geoffrey-Marie. However, it’s worth noting that we were awoken early one morning by the rubbish collection. The rooms are light-filled and the beds are comfortable.
Hotel Panache, Paris, is located in the 9th Arrondissement, an up-and-coming neighbourhood to the North-East of the Seine. Hotel Panache sits at the intersection of Rue Geoffrey-Marie and Rue du Fauborg Montmarte. This location is ideal, situated between Rue La Fayette and Boulevard Montmarte (which leads into Boulevard Haussmann). Hotel Panache benefits from it’s tucked away position, tucked within branching side streets. From our experience, it makes the area safe and quiet, which may be a selling point for solo travellers.
Within easy walking distance of Grand Boulevard & Cadet Metro stations, it’s great for tourists. It’s also a pleasant stroll to some of Paris’ more iconic monuments such as Palais Garnier and Galeries Lafayette. There is also an array of inviting restaurants steps away from the such as gelateria Amorino and Brioche Doree (a bakery chain popular with Paris locals) great for grabbing food on the fly. If you’re looking to save some money, or perhaps stock up on delicacies to fill your kitchen cupboards, there is a Carrefore supermarket 4 minutes away. The location is also a 20-minute walk or 7-euro taxi from Gare du Nord.
We paid €126 per night for our room which is a great price not only within Paris but for such a stylish setting and great locale.