Lizzie Evans

Mama Shelter

Paris

by: Lizzie Evans

  • Why

    Paris Design Week.

  • When

    September 2013

  • Who

    My designer/builder husband + me.

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Highs + Lows

  • Loved the restaurant. We had the angus steak and gruyere macaroni and cheese. Words cannot describe…

  • Each room comes with an Apple flat screen which provides free WiFi, movies and a photo booth function for hours of fun dressing up in the cartoon masks provided and taking selfies

  • Rooftop bar also a winner. Great cocktails and a cool vibe.

  • The carpet in the bedrooms is kind of awful. Throws off the whole look in my opinion - Philippe what were you thinking?

  • You’re not actually allowed to take photos, which made shooting for the review a little tricky and the atmosphere of the staff sometimes a little irritating.

  • It’s a little bit in the middle of nowhere, or at least on a very long road to somewhere. Take a cab or the bus along the main road West and it’ll turn into Rue de Charonne. That’s where you want to be.

: 40/50
  • Design

  • Website

  • Mini Bar

  • Life Changing

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Stealable Stuff

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Important Bits

  • Type

    Boutique hotel.

  • Vibe

    Family pizzeria meets den of iniquity… in a good way.

  • Location

    Pretty far out to the East.

  • Rooms

    173

  • Music

    Progressive low wave.

  • Year Opened

    2008

  • Designed By

    Philippe Starck

  • Pool/Gym

    Nope.

  • Restaurant

    YES. Best bit about the whole hotel. You must go and you must have the steak. Actually, you should also find someone to go with you to have the Gruyere Macaroni cheese!

  • Bar

    Yes. Great DJ.

  • Wifi

    Yep. And more. Each room has a large Apple flat screen, which provides WiFi access, free movies and a photo booth for selfies.

  • Children

    Probably leave them at home.

  • Price

    Good range from cheapish to luxury based on size of room.

In the Area

Pay your respects to the French philosophers, playwrights, composers, poets and dancers buried here.

Père Lachaise Cemetery

16 Rue du Repos, 75020 Paris, France

Pay your respects to the French philosophers, playwrights, composers, poets and dancers buried here.

For lunch or dinner at 80 Rue de Charonne.

Septime Restaurant

Septime, 80 Rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris, France

For lunch or dinner at 80 Rue de Charonne.

My current fave Parisian womensware label. Also on Rue de Charonne.

Stop by the French Trotters shop

French Trotters, 30 Rue de Charonne, Paris

My current fave Parisian womensware label. Also on Rue de Charonne.

mama-shelter

Mama Shelter

75020 Avenue de Saint-Morys, Paris, France

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