Polina Sova

Hotel National Des Arts Et Metiers

  • Where:Paris, France
  • Why:My birthday bash.
  • When:July 2019
  • Who:Me and my private birthday planner.
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Upon entering Hotel National Des Arts et Metiers, one is met with
a signature scent made for the hotel and beautiful play of light on the stone
hallway floor which together oozes cool luxury.

The design is lush in textiles and rich in use of colour and flora.
Plenty on nooks and crannies to sit and wait for you check in or to have a
quick meeting.

Our room was very comfortable, with the interiors made of heavy
dark wood and stone with plush velvet details. Warm and cold, the merry

Hi guys! Love a bathroom behind a sliding door that opens into the room and makes it even larger.

The hotel, located on a small street without much traffic has a lovely terrace which gets busy and buzzy in the afternoons. For now, my boyfriend is taking all the spotlight. Especially with nicking my vintage Dior sunglasses. Rude, yet cute.

The restaurant has different areas with different vibe. From cafe
corner with the street view...

...to a chic dinner setting. Restaurant is serving seasonal Italian
led by Julien Cohen and the duo Jean-Pierre Lopes/ Thomas Delafon.
These guys are not amateurs, so make your reservations.

If you go exploring, behind the restaurant you’ll find the most
breathtaking stairs I’ve seen in a hotel. This piece of art leads to...a gallery
space. They were setting up the next exhibit, so was empty this time, but
honestly this staircase did it for me.

On the top floor you’ll find a rooftop bar with an awesome view of
Paris attached.

The bar is lovely, full of beautiful and fashionable crowd, but
believe it or not, they’re camera shy, so here’s amore beautiful view for ya.

Highs & Lows

  • Location! Next door to Marais, Republique, Les Halles, all the spots I need to be at for work or play.

  • Rooftop bar. There is a shortage of them in Paris if you ask me, especially with all the Parisian roof watching I like doing.

  • The crowd. Hotel National has quickly become a hot spot for the beautiful and fashionable.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Plastic Free

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 45/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Boutique Hotel

  • Vibe

    Minimal elegance, stylish yet comfortable and green.

  • Location

    Very central, near the Marais and Pompidou.

  • Rooms


  • Music

    Funk & house.

  • Year Opened


  • Designed By

    Raphael Navot

  • Pool/Gym


  • Restaurant

    Yes, Italian, Restaurant National.

  • Bar

    Yes, slick and moody downstairs and a rooftop bar.

  • Minibar

    Small, but essential with premixed cocktails.

  • Children

    Maybe not here, mood is chilled and colours dark.

  • Price

    Mid range bougie.

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