Hôtel Madison

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On arrival
Set slightly back from the Boulevard Saint Germain and standing eight storeys tall behind a typically Parisian stone facade, the Madison is easy to spot with its short canopy and shrubs in pots.

The entrance leads to the reception counter, and then to the hotel’s lounges and dining room behind it. On the floor, ceramic tiles and carpets; on the walls, painted wood panelling and frescoes of Paris in the decadent twenties; and for furniture, antique armchairs and sofas with traditional patterns, all set against a very warm, light background of yellow and orange tones, recreating the charm and informality of a house in Provence.

Opening off to the right of the foyer is a lounge in a quieter, authentic style. It blends wood panelling and fabric wall coverings in wide satin stripes, nubuck and velvet sofas with contemporary lines and colours, antique tapestries, chests of drawers and clocks, and in particular several impressionist paintings of walks along the seashore. Secluded from the foyer and the passing crowds, this room is a private place where you can read the newspaper, catch up with your e-mails or just unwind.

The bedrooms
The corridors that lead to the bedrooms are decorated in a cheerfully eclectic style: a historical mosaic on the landing by the lift, traditional carpets in warm colours, fabric wall coverings in a different colour, and frescoes honouring local personalities in the service lift.

All different, all traditional and subtly rich-looking, the bedrooms vary in tone, sometimes understated, sometimes romantic or inspired by Provence, as with the suite on the top floor.

The difference is mainly due to the choice of colours for the wall fabrics and the carpets: chic, relaxing soft blue with a beige pattern; classic, stimulating light blue with red and white stripes, or very warm orangey-apricot shades.

Several identical or different patterns may be combined, on the wall fabrics, the bed heads, the curtains and bed covers, but the mix is always chosen with care.

Much of the furniture comes from antiques markets, and the bedrooms are decorated with a few paintings and fine, light charcoal drawings. Indirect lighting emphasises the cosy feel. Finally, robust storage has been provided for transcontinental travellers’ baggage.

The bathrooms are covered with either coloured glazed tiles (brown, burgundy, red or beige) or Italian tiling in soft colours. Most of the rooms have bathtubs with modern tap fittings.

Types of room
The hotel offers four room types:  single, double, twin and deluxe. It is mainly their size that distinguishes them. Although compact, the single rooms are still comfortable. Some deluxe rooms are for three people and all of them have an armchair.

There is also the Suite on the top floor, with a mansard roof and the advantage of beautiful views over Paris in two directions, and traditional decoration with a few Provencal touches.

The rooms either overlook the Boulevard Saint Germain and are well soundproofed, or they overlook a little courtyard from the third floor upwards. The top floors have lovely views across Paris.

Breakfast

The hot and cold buffet breakfast is served in a room in the style of a Provencal kitchen, which opens onto the ground-floor dining room. A very wide choice is on offer, from fruit juice, fresh fruit and fruit salad, small pots of jam and mini pastries, to cold meats, a wonderful cheeseboard, scrambled eggs with cold cuts, pancakes and a variety of other items. 

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Comfort Rating
Room size 7 Rating : 7
Room amenities 8 Rating : 8
Breakfast 8 Rating : 8
Property amenities 7 Rating : 7
Global Rating 7.5 Global Rating : 7.5

Contacts & booking

Hôtel Madison

143, boulevard Saint Germain
75006

Metro station : Saint Germain des Prés