The New Villa & Hotel Majestic In Paris Looks Nice, But Out Of Our Budget
February 18, 2010 at 4:11 PM
Le recession? Quel recession? To celebrate its opening last month, Paris’ new Villa and Hotel Majestic is having an opening offer of up to 40 per cent off rack rates.
Not bad, right? Right. Until you realize that even with the discount, rooms start at €300 ($408/£261), excluding breakfast and tax.
The 52-roomed hotel promises
stylish interiors combining classic French design with contemporary abstract artwork and furnishings resulting in an entirely modern aesthetic throughout the hotel.
Us, we’re not quite sold on the stripy/blotchy curtains in the bedrooms, and we can’t help thinking the decor looks a tad over-busy, though we’re definitely fans of wooden flooring (as long as it’s soundproofed), we love that the rooms look a lot brighter than a lot of dark Parisian places, and the lobby looks pretty stunning.
As well as 25 bedrooms rooms, there are 27 “villas” with kitchenettes attached (so at least you can save on the eating out bills). There’s also a 4,800 square-foot Wellness Center with gym, pool, hammams and infrared saunas.
It’s in the 16th arondissment, which to you and us means off the end of the Champs Elysées, so best figure in some taxi money to your bill. If you’re a longer term resident, they’ll knock your room rate down to a mere €250 a night, but for that, you’ll have to stay 15 days or more. Um, what generosité.