When I was invited to stay at the Hôtel Secret de Paris, located in Paris’ 9th arrondissement, I couldn’t resist the offer. I was intrigued by the boutique design hotel’s concept, with every room modeled around one of the city’s most iconic monuments or museums. You could plan a romantic weekend in the sexy Moulin Rouge-themed room, or be inspired by the City of Light in the Trocadéro room.
Arriving on a warm Sunday evening, I was greeted by the friendly receptionist, who kindly offered me a drink while getting checked in. Upon entering our room, I was amazed with the incredible details inspired by one of my favorite Parisian museums, the Musée d’Orsay.
Waiting for me inside was a lovely personalized note, welcoming me to the hotel. The room featured all the comforts of a luxury hotel, and I loved the fact that the TV was hidden away, allowing the design of the room to truly evoke the artful ambiance of such a historical Paris location. I have to say, I couldn’t wait to try out the steamroom and sauna that were awaiting us downstairs. But first, Mr. B and I decided to go for dinner in the neighborhood. Just a short walk from the hotel up to Place de Clichy, we decided on Le Wepler, a traditional French brasserie. More than 100 years old, it’s the perfect restaurant to try if you’re looking for great French food, no reservation required. Back at the hotel, we quickly changed into our robes and slippers and headed straight to the sauna to unwind. It was the perfect way to relax at the end of the day…but that’s not all! Our room also had an amazing jacuzzi for extra relaxation. Bathed in blue light, it was incredibly soothing to soak in the jacuzzi and imagine we were on a mini-vacation.
The bed was cozy and we easily drifted off to sleep under the magnificent station clock, looking forward to the morning. I was thrilled that breakfast is available in the dining space until 11am. Perfect if, like me, you like to sleep a little later. If you wish, you can also have breakfast served right in your room. The hotel serves a full breakfast buffet, featuring your choice of croissants, pain au chocolats and baguettes, as well as cereals, yogurt, fresh fruit, ham and a selection of French cheeses. I took a delicious café while Mr. B enjoyed black tea and we were also able to choose how our eggs were prepared.
The morning was relaxed and I loved the calming rain shower in the bathroom and the Azzaro bath products. I would have loved to stay another night but sadly, one does have to check out eventually. I was excited to explore the neighborhood a bit after I left, which I highly recommend. The hotel is away from the tourist-packed streets around Pigalle, but a short walk if you wish to visit the Moulin Rouge and other sights nearby. The Trinité neighborhood is a lovely area to browse, with streets such as Rue Ballu lined with amazing architecture and beautiful courtyards you can peek into.The charming rooms at Hôtel Secret de Paris are well-suited for any Parisian getaway.I loved the idea, imagining a Parisian dream, sleeping amongst surroundings that evoke the allure of Paris. It’s the perfect way to extend the magic of Paris into the night during your stay.
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Hôtel Secret de Paris
2 Rue de Parme