Hotel du Chat Noir

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Location

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Inspired by his success at Bastille with the Hotel Standard Design, Jean-Marc Galabert, one of Paris' major hoteliers, who constructed his success by providing intelligent mid-range hotels, triumphed again in early 2008 by opening the Chat Noir Design at the foot of the Montmartre hill.

Galabert has repeated the formula he used at Bastille: a popular, lively, up and coming location which does not yet have any nice, stylish and unpretentious hotels at its disposal.

Situated on a long boulevard between Blanche and Pigalle, the Chat Noir Design's location is a smart bet.

Placed next to the Museum of Eroticism, occupying the upper levels of the concert and lecture hall le Chat Noir (modern heir to the mythical Belle Époque cabaret - only the name now remains), surrounded by strip-tease clubs and sex shops, one could perhaps dream of a better location.

Finally, all these neon-lit nightclubs who had their hours of glory in the 1980s are slowly aging and nowadays simply feature on the programme of unimaginative tour operators who pour in drones of coaches full of disconcerted (or not!) tourists to see the lacklustre spectacle of ‘Magic Paris'. The ‘wilted flower' aspect of the area does of course remain, but only urban poets will appreciate this.

However, a stones throw away from the metro station Blanche, and a stone and a half's throw away from the rue Lepic (with its lively bourgeois-bohemian market à la Amélie Poulain), two stone throws way from the famous Moulin Rouge which certainly deserves a visit, and four stone throws away from various fashionable ‘electro' nightclubs, the Chat Noir Design deserves attention to be paid to its location.

If one doesn't know it, the entrance to the hotel is rather surprising due to its narrowness: it's a reception/corridor looking onto the street. The pleasant Breakfast Room, situated on the first floor, is white, black and red, and has the iconic cat present everywhere.

Over eight floors the hotel offers 39 efficient rooms, of reasonable size, pretty, and in the tone of the moment: black carpet/white walls - overstitched white quilt/red tones from here to there, whether this be curtains or acrylic gloss furniture.

The comfort is simple but the quality of the coating and the materials is good. The only obvious little worry: the white walls remain rather fragile.

The benefits primarily include a flat screen television and free wireless, otherwise there is no mini bar or office in the bedrooms, only a small table and drinks are available at reception.

The rooms come in two types: Standard and Deluxe and it is only really in size that they vary.

Despite the double glazing, the rooms on the first floor are understandably noisier than those higher up. It is also worth noting that the top floors looking onto the street can have a good view of Paris, and the Eiffel Tower.

Regarding service, breakfast can be served in the bedroom.

Although the hotel has no bar or lounge, plenty can be found in the area.

To summarise, this is a practical hotel, nice, stylish and well suited to independent travellers.

 

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Hotel du Chat Noir

68, boulevard de Clichy
75018

Metro station : Blanche