At our recent trip to Paris France, we chose Secret de Paris as our accommodation for four nights, before we headed on. It became our choice due to the different theme-rooms and the reviews online.
Secret de Paris is a small design hotel, tucked away in the Trinité quartier between the Grand Magasins, Moulin Rouge and Sacre Couer, so it is a little away from the center of all the attractions in Paris. But if you would like to stay near the pulsating life of Montmartre with all the small shops and boheme surroundings, this is the spot.
The hotel is designed with elements from the different attractions that you find in Paris, like Trocadero, Eiffel, Moulin Rouge, the Opera Garnier, Musee d’Orsay and the Artists Studio. The six different themes is to be found in the different rooms, and made with a very dominant decor and light settings. The rooms are, as most hotels in Paris, quite small so don´t bring to big suitcases.
Musee d’Orsay room
The hotel is clean, tidy and very well kept. The service, as our dedicated followers will know is one of our prime subjects while in a hotel, is spotless, well friendly, positive and helpful. No matter what we addressed the front desk with, they helped out with a big smile.
Moulin Rouge room
The first room that we got, had a little problem with the bathroom, and within a few minutes the bellboy was helping with our luggage, while explaining us a lot of different things in french, a least thats what we think, because we only speak a few words in french. Nevertheless this happy little guy, just talked, smiled and made gestures. After a few minutes he returned with champagne and strawberries – still speaking french, properly about the champagne og left us for the night. Very positive and we bet that he thought: If I just keep speaking, someday they will understand me 🙂
Opera Garnier room
The breakfast is a small, but very tasteful set-up, which we can recommend. All in all Secret de Paris is a true boutique hotel, with a very high standard of design, service and decor.
There is nevertheless one thing you should consider, if you would like to stay here. If you, like us, is a “walker” it takes 25 minutes to walk to Louvre, so it is a little remote from all the main attractions. On the other hand – if you are a “trainer” there is a metro right around the corner, and you can get around pretty quick this way. As said earlier, if you have seen all the attractions, and want to stay a little more in the Montmartre and bohemian area, this is actually a sweetspot.
Secret de Paris get our best recommendations for the luxury traveller, who wants to enjoy a warm boutique hotel and explore Montmartre and the rest of Paris by metro.