Floating hotel in Paris

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Close from the city historical centre, the OFF Paris Seine hotel gives you the opportunity to sleep on the river flowing through the French capital.

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OFF Paris Seine
20-22 Port d’Austerlitz
75013 Paris
Tel : 0144066265
Sleep lulled by the lapping water of the Seine, watch boats and barges going up and down the river from his bed,..
Previously, tourist who wanted to enjoy this experience only had the choice between a bed and breakfast on a barge and luxury yacht cabins.

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 Rooms with river view
Now, they can also stay in the stylish and contemporary OFF Paris Seine hotel, the first of its kind in Paris. 80 metres long and 20 metres wide, it’s the largest vessel permanently moored on the Seine. Situated in front of the Austerlitz railway station, next to the Viaduc d’Austerlitz, a purely metro railway bridge designed in the early 1900s, it consists of two boat hulls that are connected by a wide hallway. It offers 58 rooms including four suites split between a lower and an upper deck. Rive Gauche rooms overlook the quay where an ephemeral terrace is installed in summer and Rive Droite rooms face the river.
On the upper deck, the hotel boasts a lounge bar serving cocktails, all kind of drinks and tapas from 5pm to 1am.

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 Designer Suites
Offering great views over the river and the passing barges, accessible to non-residents, it is arranged in a U-shape around a tiny but lovely pool with an inflatable gold swan. It’s also there guests get their breakfast on the morning.
Well designed, confortable, the 14 sqm double rooms come from €160 on Rive Gauche but the view is nothing extraordinary. It’s better to pay €200 for those on Rive Droite facing the Seine in order to enjoy the view of the river and of the boat traffic. Priced at €360, the two 30 sqm designer Suites by Maurizio Galante and Tal Lancman are also very attractive. The Sunset Suite is bathed in swaths of orange, from the bathtub to the curtains while the Silver Suite has a futuristic style and features canary yellow bathtub in the centre of the room.

August 12, 2016
Thierry Joly