MAMA SHELTER PARIS
We wouldn't say we are hipster, but sure every now and then we don't mind being around that crowd. Mama Shelter Paris, is exactly that. No it isn't located in Le Marais or in an obvious part of town (located in 20th arrondissement), but for what you get many are willing to do the commute. From the time you make your reservation, it is difficult not to be impressed by the Mama slogan "Mama Loves You" which adds a nice element of fun and familiarity. You instantly feel like you are staying somewhere, where people truly care about you. Founded by the Trigano family, who previously set up Club Med. The hotel design is by the renown Phillipe Starck.
Staying at Mama Paris isn't an experience that you can compare to any other. Not only do you have incredible staff on hand to help you decipher the surrounding neighbourhood and Paris itself, you are greeted among the most quirky items that you can purchase at reception. This includes the fun masks that are stowed beside the bedside tables. Then there is the pizzeria downstairs, (that unfortunately we didn't get a chance to try) that requires a reservation and is completely packed most nights. All rooms, although different in size, have dark carpets with poetic phrases, Kiehl's shampoo and shower gel products in the bathroom.
- Mini-fridge with drinks
- iMac for your entertainment and to control elements in the bedroom
- Rain shower plus a hand shower, a toilet and a washbasin
- Fresh linen and fluffy towels
- Air conditioning and heating system
- WIFI / ADSL internet connection free of charge
- Free movies via the iMac
Rate - From 79€ for a single room, and 89€ for a double
Location - 20th arrondissement, so if you don't like paying for extortionate taxi fares or commuting, perhaps it isn't for you
Suitable for - Couples, group of friends and solo travellers