From the outside, the Hotel Sacha by Happyculture looks like a typical 6-story Parisian apartment building. But step inside and you enter a world of bold colours and theatrical style.
The Style of Hotel Sacha
Taking its inspiration from the surrounding theatre district (Moulin Rouge is only a short walk away), Hotel Sacha was fitted out by the Parisian architect and interior decorator Julie Gauthron. Far removed from the industrial and minimalist aesthetic that is so common these days, every inch of the hotel has been sumptuously decorated. From the reception area (with its honesty bar) and the breakfast rooms/lounge, through to the stairwell and of course the 50 hotel rooms spread over 5 floors.
Each of the rooms includes boldly coloured feature walls (in our case a rich blue), along with wallpaper accents, bright bathroom tiling and gorgeous period drawings. Rather compact in size (especially if sharing with a dog, as in our case), the chief feature of the room is the large and very comfortable bed, with quality white bedlinen. A petite wardrobe and desk are squeezed into the corner. But after all, we’re here to see Paris and there is plenty of room to lounge downstairs.
Time for Champagne
It’s a must to head downstairs each every evening, for the HappyTime “Interval”. Hotel Sacha is part of the Happyculture hotel collection, which prides itself on providing extra experiences as part of your stay. The “Interval” on offer varies at each of its 40 hotels. At the Hotel Sacha, it’s an aperitif with a glass of champagne served in the lounge. The perfect way to settle into the Parisian vibe, or relax before heading out for dinner or a night at the theatre.
Breakfast is served in the same rooms each morning. Equally Parisian style, there’s a continental selection of cereals, bread, cold meat, cheese and yoghurt, plus naturally plenty of croissants. Just one tip: on a public holiday morning, you won’t be the only one intending to sleep in and go down at the last minute, so don’t sleep in too late.
Stepping outside into the 9th arrondissement, the surrounding streets are more residential than touristy. There’s many delightful boutiques, cute cafes and restaurants that range from traditional French bistros to Lebanese and Indian cuisines. But take just a short walk and you’ll arrive at the popular Sacré Coeur and its panoramic lookout, or the arty streets of Montmartre. There’s also plenty of metro stations close by, meaning that you’re never far from visiting any of the other major tourist sites. And when out and about, you’re able to pop into any of the 21 other Happyculture hotels in Paris, as if it was your own.
A Final Word…
Complementing all this, is the friendly and passionate service of all the staff members at Hotel Sacha. In particular, I want to thank the reception members who so warmly welcomed my small dog, Schnitzel, who also enjoyed his Parisian stay!
Room rates at Hotel Sacha by Happyculture start from around €75 when booking directly through Happyculture, with breakfast an extra €8 per person. Small dogs are allowed, maximum 1 per room, for an extra €10 per night.
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Note: The author was a guest of Hotel Sacha.