There are two types of bed and breakfast hosts: those who got into it for the lifestyle or with the idea of making a lot of money are very different from those who actually enjoy meeting and helping guests. Philippe Levy is warm, helpful and took a real interest in us. He provided great advice on restaurants and attractions and served us fine, French breakfasts, meaning no eggs but lots of fruit, yogurt, bread and pastries, in his elegant flat on the 6th floor.
We rented three of his four rooms, which are on the first floor, for four nights. They were very comfortable, with comfy beds, nice bathroom fixtures and very quiet for sleeping.
The location is in a non touristy neighbourhood right at Villiers metro stop, which has lines 2 and 3 running through it. We walked to Montmartre and even back from the Musee d'Orsay, so don't be intimidated by the location. This part of the 17th is a very nice address, with elegant Haussmann era buildings and lovely Parc Monceau just down the street. We will definitely return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our guest rooms are situated in an hausmannian building in a very lively district in the center of Paris. On your door step:the parc Monceau, close to the “Champs-Elysées”. We are located at equal distance from “l’Arc-de-Triomphe”, “the Opéra” and the main department stores and also “Montmartre”…A dreamed place for all the visitors for” the city of Lights. You will be under the spell of this charming Parisian place. ... more less