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by Adela Kahir

Hotel Grand Amour, Paris

A sultry stay in the center of the city.

Absolute Highlight

The “so Paris” vibe at the beautiful glass-topped courtyard restaurant.

In a nutshell

No. of rooms
24
The design aesthetic is...
artsy, quirky, sexy, colourful & retro-ish. Everything is love-themed. Borderline kitsch but tasteful and fun. A handful of the rooms are designed by artists and Chantal Thomass (a French lingerie designer!).
The typical guest is...
young, cool and fashionable with a dash of hipster. A lot of English speaking guests, especially during fashion week.
The sustainability features (ie. plastic free, recycling, green wall, garden) are...
a very green patio and courtyard, and limited towels...
The location is...
excellent - in Paris’ 9th district between Pigalle and Montmartre.
Interaction is encouraged by....
hanging out at the vibrant bar and restaurant always packed with both hotel guests and local Parisians. AND by the thin walls where you’ll most likely be overhearing your neighbours’ “amour making”.
You should stay here because
of the unique love-themed rooms, the cool and sexy atmosphere, the vibe at the restaurant and bar (more than the food), the great location, and because it’s become a true Paris staple... not to mention the history (it was a brothel back in the day)!
What took you there?

I won a bet against the best loser ever on a very special evening (morning?) in a very special place. This hotel came up during our conversation and became my bet-win reward. It was actually a staycation for me as my family lives on the outskirts of Paris.

What was your room like?

Unlike any hotel room I’ve stayed in before. Although all rooms are “made for love”, every one of them has a different design, colour theme, and level of sultriness and provocation. I stayed in The Green Room – as the name suggests, the tiny but super cute room is painted all green and overlooks the patio, with love graffiti on the walls and retro/vintage-style furniture. An equally tiny bathtub and sink are in the bedroom, so not for the prudish, (the tiny toilet has closing doors though). It’s important to note that there are very limited essentials – no TV or phones, breakfast is not included and the walls are rather thin! Next time, I’d love to check out the room with the disco ball or the mirrored ceiling… with some company though 😉 .

What about the venue

A quaint, quintessential Parisian venue attracting a lot of the art and fashion world. Rooms are located upstairs in a narrow, black-painted sexy corridor. The hotel’s restaurant has been a popular destination, especially for brunch, for a decade among Parisians. The best part about the hotel is the exotic patio garden (for the space and the vibe, not the food) and the unique, quirky rooms and subtle erotic details. Amenities and facilities are basic, some wear and tear here and there, and the staff could be more welcoming and friendly (but hey, it’s Paris!).

Tell us about the destination

Great, convenient location in Paris’ 9th district, between Pigalle and Montmartre. The hotel is only a block away from the Saint-Georges subway stop and walking distance to Montmartre and Moulin Rouge. Hotel Amour is also close to a huge variety of cool restaurants and bars. Overall, an afffordable hotel for the prime location.

Who did you meet there?

No one outside of the hotel staff, but I had a lot of friends meet me there.

Surrounding Activities

Montmartre

Wander the streets and Montmartre and enjoy the views of Sacré Coeur

Moulin Rouge

See a view Moulin Rouge for the ultimate Parisian experience.

Moulin Rouge

Terrass’ Hotel

Enjoy cocktail rooftop drinks at Terrass’ Hotel.

Terrass Hotel

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