As men’s fashion week was on full force, we were there to cover the shows 24/7. Interesting as hel but also very exhausting. So if there’s one thing really essential during fashion week, it’s to have a good place to stay near the city centre. We booked a room at Hotel de Lille and we just couldn’t resist writing this honest review.
Hotel de Lille is one of those typical French hotels in the middle of the Parisian city centre. It’s situated in the legendary area of Saint-Germain-des-Prés which was the heart of intellectual life in the 20th century. The hotel celebrates the artists, poets and singers who were responsible for the area’s fame, and the places where they met: les Deux Magots, le Flore, Lipp… And it’s close to the Louvre and many other historical buildings in the city centre.
Parisian hotels are probably most known for their rather small hotel rooms. And Hotel de Lille is no exception! We stayed in the Superior Suite Junior, which is a room for 3 people. There was a double bed and a couch that could be transformed into a third place to sleep. When we unfolded the boxed sofa bed, the room turned into an awkwardly small student room. A huge problem when you have 4 suitcases with way too many fashion week outfits.
The breakfast at the hotel was simple but good. We could choose between several kinds of bread, juices and cheese. Which is good, because we’re addicted to cheese.
Room rates can change a lot, depending on the time you’re going to Paris. During men’s fashion week prices usually go up since there are a lot of people coming for business at the same time. That being said, the normal price at a random day in Paris would be around 280 euro for 1 night for a double bedroom. Not cheap at all but taking the location into account it’s actually pretty ok.
We didn’t really experienced the hotel’s service since it wasn’t needed. And that’s usually a good sign. The only thing we can say is that the lady who made our eggs in the morning was really nice. She even gave us an extra dose on the last day when we were suffering a major hangover.
Photo credits: Hotel de Lille