Parisian Hotel & Bar Hotspot – OFF Paris Seine
Paris, July 2016
Sometimes we all need a ‘OFF’ moment…
It’s been just a few weeks since the OFF Paris Seine opened its doors to the public, a floating hotel on the Seine, where relaxation goes to another level. It is the first hotel on the water in this city (at 80m long and 20m wide, it’s the largest ‘péniche’ currently moored on the Seine). We went there to check it out for you!
The new property is housed in a converted catamaran with 54 rooms, 4 suites and a swimming pool, that is located in the heart of Paris on the Seine along the Quai d’Austerlitz. The floating hotel was designed by Parisian boat architect Gérard Ronzatti and constructed in Rouen, Normandy. It traveled quite a bit to arrive at its new home in Paris near the Pont Charles de Gaulle…
We booked a ‘Right Bank Room’ with a beautiful view over the docks of the City of Light, a blend of urban and river life. With its warm tones, the Right Bank room creates an intimate and cozy ambiance. We loved the super comfortable bed and the stylish bathroom! The shower even came equipped with a playful light system with red, blue or green lights. Besides the super convenient USB ports next to the bed we were excited to have a minibar stocked with our favorite artisan beer by neighbouring brewery La Parisienne. To extend our relaxation, we brought our wonderful Design Bubbles candles to the room. Who doesn’t love the smell of fresh peonies?
Stay tuned for another article about these wonderful candles…
After we investigated our room, we went to the pool and enjoyed the OFF experience with a glass of wine and some sunshine. It’s the perfect place for a sundowner, that makes you feel like you’re on holidays.
There is also a cocktail and tapas bar, which is open to non-residents from 5 PM to 1 AM. The bar offers some nice snacks, like sweet potatoe fries, fresh humus, cheese, charcuterie platters and fish croquettes (our favorite), which are good for an ‘apéro’.
The river bank along side is the perfect place for a walk. It’s lined with several restaurants to experience.
When it comes to relaxation, music plays a big role!
The musical artistic direction of the OFF completes the unique experience of this place of life, inviting guests to travel, share and enjoy themselves.
The playlists designed by Tune my Tape match the bright open-air feel created by the bay windows and beautiful view of the lounge bar. The ballet of the boats, the rippling of the water, the majestic beauty of Parisian buildings and the indiscretion of the metro give the hotel’s music score a very visual and cinematic dimension.
The dreamlike and cozy ambiance of the morning blends sweet and sometimes melancholic melodies as an invitation to daydreaming and contemplation.
The OFF is located in the most surprising spot in Paris: the Seine River in the 21rst Arrondissement. Between Gare d’Austerlitz and Gare de Lyon, this district is undergoing a rapid transformation that combines modernity and history. Walk along the banks of the Seine to reach the lively center of the city, the Notre-Dame cathedral or the Hôtel de Ville…
The OFF Paris Seine’s location is a traveler’s dream. It’s right in the middle of the city’s greatest attractions, metro station, and RER lines for easy transportation.
You also might be tempted to join the nightlife around the OFF Paris and dance a little. Either some tango on the docks or if you like electronic music until the morning hours, the Concrete, which is located on a boat docked on the Seine opposite OFF Paris, will be perfect for you (opens at 7am and runs until 2am the next evening)!
What is better than starting the day with an amazing breakfast on the Seine?
The generous buffet is composed of sweet and savory products, hot beverages and fruit juices. Breakfast is served daily from 7am to 12pm. It’s convenient for the late risers, like us, who like to enjoy the Parisian nightlife and who wish to sleep late.
After a very satisfying breakfast we went for a refreshing swim and the checked out….OFF stress. This place is called ‘OFF’, because you press your own ‘OFF-Button’, to turn off reality and enter relaxation. Relaxation is the major issue of a OFF stay…
It’s already a hot spot for trendy Parisians, so don’t miss an experience there when in Paris…
Live, OFF on the Seine!
Top: location, rooms, pool with the golden swan + golden fatboy, sunsets
Flop: as recently opened, the crew might have little organisation issues and needs to sharpen their service skills, minibar offers drinks only
Double rooms from €160 in low season – rising to €469 in high season
Breakfast excluded. Free Wi-Fi.
OFF Paris Seine
20-22 Port d’Austerlitz
75013 Paris – France
Tel: +33 1 44 06 62 65
photocredits: What We Adore Magazine, OFF Paris Seine
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