This article will be useful if you want to find good hotels to stay in Paris, plus saving some money.

1. Hotel R. Kipling

, in the style of a gentleman’s residence

R. Kipling takes you into another world, just a few steps away from the buzzy atmosphere of Montmartre and its cabarets.

The hotel belongs to  Paris-Honotel group, who have deliberately put the emphasis on the atmosphere of a British gentleman and lady’s town house where guests are received like house guests. Certainly a success.

Hotel R.Kipling

65 rue Blanche, Paris 9th

Tel +33 (0) 1 55 31 91 99

www.kipling-hotel.com

2. Hotel Joséphine

A touch of the Roaring Twenties at the

A neighbour of the hotel R. Kipling and opened at the same time by the Paris-Honotel group, the Joséphine has been decorated by Julie Gauthron. She has taken her inspiration for the decor from Joséphine Baker and the many cabarets that made this district, below Montmartre hill, famous 100 years ago. It was the era of the Roaring Twenties, the belle époque …

Today, a stylish and glamorous atmosphere greet the visitor on arrival: old photos of cabarets, feathered masks, vinyl records relooked, etc. A huge bookcase and comfortable sofa create a cosy boudoir setting to relax in.

HoTEL JOSéPHINE

67 rue Blanche, Paris 9th

Tel +33 (0) 1 55 31 90 75

www.hotel-josephine.com

3. The Hô Marais,

a hotel full of surprises

Recently opened on the edge of the Haut-Marais, near to the recently redeveloped Place de la République this charming boutique hotel is full of surprises. Visitors are greeted in a large comfortably furnished and bright reception area. There is a snack area for guests and iPhone station where they can have a bite to eat and listen to their own music.

A glassed-in patio is ideal for lazing in the sun, in tranquility, away from the hustle and bustle of the boulevard. The 33 classic, superior and duplex bedrooms, and suites, face either onto boulevard du Temple or an interior courtyard, with soundproofing for guaranteed calm. The upper bedrooms have a balcony with a view of Place de la République and, in the distance, Sacré-Coeur. The decor with exposed beams has a very Parisian touch. Restful colours, lamps that seem to float in the air, sleek modern bathrooms, little details like chalk sketches here and there create an elegant and original atmosphere.

Hotel  HÔ MARAIS

38 boulevard du Temple, Paris 11th

Tel +33 (0) 1 40 07 13 27

www.hotels-emeraude.com/hotel-ho-marais.html

4. AUBERGE DE JEUNESSE YVES ROBERT

Converted from an old 1920s warehouse in metal, the Yves Robert youth hostel has just opened in the biggest eco-district in the capital, close to the Gare du nord. Clad in wood and a haven of peace, it opens onto a 9,000 m2 garden. It constitutes the most important urban solar ‘power station’ in France with 3,500 m2 of photovoltaic panels on the roof making it a model of sustainable development. It also boasts sorting of waste, recuperation of rain water, perfect soundproofing … It is the first ecological hostel in the world to open in a capital city.

AUBERGE DE JEUNESSE YVES ROBERT

20 rue Pajol, Paris 18th

Tel +33 (0) 1 53 26 97 92

www.hihostels.com