Nineteenth century hideaway in chique 'hood
Posted May 21, 2016
Cute little hotel in a most fashionable setting, minutes away from Flore and Deux Magots, surrounded by high end boutiques. Furnished with nineteenth century relics, serving home made jam for breakfast. But the guest experiences the nineteenth century through the eyes of that era's underclass; you become a humble servant who may have to lug his heavy suitcase up seven flights of stairs, with the staff doing no more than pointing towards the rafters to get you climbing ( I'm seventy-six, and really resented the uncaring, gruff reception, asking me to pay before even telling me where my room was).
Single room: bathroom made for contortionists, slenter to begin with, WHO van squeeze between shower and sink to reach the toilet, and between the slidings doors of the shower to get clean. At Euro xxx per night it was no steal - and buyer beware: the lack of an elevator is only disclosed one you have reserved. But yes, the jam was delicious....