The last stop on our week long European vacation was two nights in a different part of Paris, at the Hotel Eugène En Ville. Located on the Right Bank (north of the Seine river and the ‘central’ part of Paris), this modern hotel was wonderful, so today I’m sharing 5 reasons to stay at the Hotel Eugène En Ville.
After seeing pictures from our time exploring Dublin and the Dublin Bay, Central London, and a quick overnight art viewing stay on the Left Bank of Paris, I cannot believe that the duration of our trip was only a week, it seems like it would have been more like weeks! I think we were beginning to feel sensory overload at this point too, because while in Europe, we really wanted to see and experience as much as we could so it was go-go-go, and by that, I mean walk-walk-see-see-walk-walk and walk some more. So when we got to our last leg in Paris and checked in at the Hotel Eugène En Ville, we couldn’t have been any happier with the modern, whimsically decorated and super comfortable rooms, and totally fell in love with the hotel, which I could not recommend any more highly for your next stay in Paris.
- Modern design – As soon as you open the doors to the Hotel Eugène En Ville you see a gorgeous check in area with a hallway behind it decorated beautifully. The walls are black and have contrasting black and white decorations. There is so much attention to detail, and it is so welcoming. This one seating area that I kept walking by was just so eye-catching, that I found myself sitting there (with some macarons we had just purchased of course) reading a little about the hotel. I could totally be getting this wrong, but I believe the hotel is named ‘Eugène’ after a character who comes alive when he stays at the hotel – a man in a top hat walking his dog, an imprint of which is artfully located throughout the hotel.
- Comfortable rooms – From the second we walked into our room, I knew I was going to love it: black walls! Not only is black my favorite color (a joke my husband always makes because of the amount of black in my wardrobe) but I like sleeping in the pitch black, and with dark walls, when one closes the curtains, it’s just that much more dark! One would think that the black walls would make for a small feeling room, but it definitely didn’t. The room felt very spacious and elegant. Something I have honestly never seen before that was awesome was this hanging artwork on the ceiling:my husband did a double take, but then saw the bolts anchoring it to the ceiling, so we weren’t afraid that it would fall on us lol. Now onto the beds, not only were they incredibly comfy, but they had a whole command center built right in on either side of the bed! Was it any wonder that we just wanted to stay in bed and relax? One of the days we were there we walked around in the morning and then spent the rest of the day relaxing in bed watching Chinese documentaries (the only channel that was English). There were three (different) documentaries on tofu, I never knew there was so much on tofu to learn! The narrator was British, and the way he kept pronouncing tofu was quite funny.I have to tell you, spending the day in bed was glorious! You know what else was glorious? The balcony of the room!! It was so huge and had Parisian views that were second to none, I only wish it had been warmer so I could have sat out there all day!
- Real Showers – My husband said this HAD to be on the list. I don’t think I’ve ever seen the man more excited to see ‘a real shower’! You see, in Europe all the bathrooms have this half pane of glass on the side of a full tub instead of a shower curtain, so water splashes out of the shower and leaves the bathroom floor super wet. At the Hotel Eugène En Ville they had a full shower with a door, let me tell you: excitement all around!
- Cafe – The hotel had a little cafe for breakfasts (and a perfect waiting spot for us to hang out and catch up on emails one morning when they were cleaning our room) Even though we had missed the breakfast hours, one of the servers who was cleaning up said we were welcome to sit and have a croissant to take with us. We had picked up a few other items at a local grocery store to enjoy in our room for lunch and so we took along a croissant: It was the best croissant we had in Paris!
- Great location – The Hotel Eugène En Ville is located in the heart of the Faubourg Montmartre neighborhood. Streets lined with shops and little restaurants and cafes and gorgeous buildings. It was a 15-20 minute walk to the Mouin Rouge and Montmartre areas and on one day we even walked back from the Eiffle Tower (where we saw the sunrise) which was only 45 minutes away on foot.
Overall, A++ on the entire hotel experience, next time you’re in Paris, be sure to stay at the Hotel Eugène En Ville!
Thank you to the Hotel Eugène En Ville for hosting us during our Paris stay. There was no obligation to write this post, I am doing so because we honestly loved everything about the hotel and I wanted to share my experience with the world. As always all thoughts and opinions are mine alone. Thank you for reading and supporting the brands I partner with, which make the SweetPhi blog possible.