I spent last weekend in Paris and I had the best time, I love it! I’ve been quite a few times before but this trip was truly fantastic. I stayed at Mama Shelter in the 20th arrondissment, a great location for jumping on the Metro to pop to Le Marais – now my favourite area in Paris. The hotel was designed by French designer and enfant terrible, Philippe Starck. For me it was a bit like a more quirky Shoreditch House, super comfortable and relaxing but with some crazy details, like the Darth Vader bedside lamps.
There was a real party vibe in the hotel whilst I was there, possibly due to Men’s Fashion Week or maybe just because it was the weekend. There’s a roof terrace that I will have to pop back in the summer to check out and downstairs there’s a bar and pizzeria.
Every room has an iMac which you can use to watch a good selection of free films, I had one playing whenever I was in my room, and also to connect to the free wi-fi. Although the rooms are quite small there was enough space for me but maybe I would have spent less time in it had there been two of us. The beds were really comfortable and having a double bed to myself, for once, meant spreading out in all directions, heaven.
More on Paris later…