Located off the beaten-track in eastern Paris, boutique hotel Mama Shelter offers frequent travellers a très cool respite in reasonably priced (for Paris) guest rooms designed by Philippe Starck.
The rooms are sprinkled with Starck’s quirky touch, like lighting made out of superhero masks, graffiti, graphic custom-made carpets and ghost chairs. They are fitted with a great range of amenities that include a 27” iMac entertainment centre, coffee machine, microwave. They have a small office area and comfortable beds kitted out with quality linen.
There’s several room types to chose from: Mama (Single and Double), Mama Luxe (Double, Twin and Corner), Mama Deluxe (Double and Triple), Mama Terrace and Mama Suite. Basic Mama rooms are quite small, so if want more space you might want to opt for the Mama Deluxe or Terrace with a balcony. WiFi runs throughout the building so you don’t need to keep logging in each time you want to surf the net.
For dining, Mama Shelter has a buzzing restaurant that serves French regional cuisine, a pizzeria serving casual snacks as well as edible Poilâne spoons with its espressos, and a hip bar that does cocktails and live music and DJs at weekends. You can also do dinner and lunch on the roof top and hire it for parties.
Mama Shelter’s neighbourhood is an eclectic mix of alternative bars, picturesque houses, and 1970s public housing. And it’s just a walk to Père Lachaise garden cemetery, where you can pay tribute to Edith Piaf and Jim Morrison. Or visit the nearby Au Nouveau Nez bar and Agnès Baracco wine shop. You can also take the metro or hire a moped from the hotel to get to the city centre.
Mama Shelter is also located in Marseille, Lyon, Bordeaux and Istanbul, Turkey.
- Where: 109 Rue de Bagnolet, 75020 Paris, France.
Photo credits: Mama Shelter