Paris’ first hotel and bar on the River Seine, OFF Paris Seine, offers a unique experience in the city of lights. Baroque Travel finds out all about this unusual floating hotel on the Seine.
Moored between Gare de Lyon train and Austerlitz stations, between the Right and Left Banks of the River Seine, this extraordinary little floating hotel that is actually a converted catamaran comprises two storeys of guest rooms, a restaurant/bar with scenic river views plus a lap pool and deck, home to a very Instagram-able gold inflatable swan.
Guests can stroll along the banks of the Seine to the city centre, where numerous famous sights such as Notre Dam, Pompidou Center and the Champs Elysees are waiting to be explored. The hotel’s location between two train stations means there are numerous ways to get around Paris by Metro or train. And the area where OFF Paris Seine is located is fun and lively, with numerous clubs and bars staying open to the wee hours.
There are 54 guest rooms in all, as well as four suites, all decorated in a chic minimalist style, some extremely colorful (we’re talking bright yellow and orange that is almost neon). Each guest room features a flat-screen TV, air-conditioning and en suite bathroom with walk-in shower.
The OFF bar and restaurant serve wine, cocktails and tapas, and is also open for breakfast and Sunday brunch. Wherever you are located in this unusual hotel, the views are quite unique – the play of light and the reflections of the water change throughout the day, making this a constantly altering visual experience.
This one-of-a-kind hotel offers a choice of rooms, with views of either the Left or Right Bank. From one side you can see the historic Gare d’Austerlitz station, whilst from the other, you’ll be watching a mix of city and river life with barges passing by from dawn till dusk. The two Horizon Suites are located at the front of the hotel and offer stunning city views.
The bar and restaurant is open to the public in the evenings from 5pm till 1am. Live music is performed on Fridays, and a DJ plays popular music on Saturdays. The hotel also boasts its own marina, where guests can enjoy a drink or take a river cruise every evening from 6pm onwards from June right through to October. Guests board one of the hotel boats and cruise to the Eiffel Tower. They can also enjoy an hour-long cruise to the islands and Île de la Cité.
If you are interested in finding out more about this very different little hotel on the Seine, which Parisians call the ‘21st Arrondisement’, then Baroque Travel can assist. Mail us right away, firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make a reservation for you. We can also assist with any other travel arrangements you may have, such as flights, transfers and sightseeing.