44, rue Madame - 75006 Paris
Standing 2 minutes walk from the Luxembourg garden, La Villa Madame is a haven of peace in the heart of the lively Saint Germain des Pres quarter. Here, chic boutiques follow antique dealers, art bookshops, famous cafes such as "Café de Flore" or "Les Deux Magots", small local restaurants and a few places which become "Jazzy" when the night comes.
La Villa Madame takes you away from this bustle. The light facade gives the first impression of this address. It is quiet, without sign except the name and the logo of the hotel on the left of an entry with two lanterns.
While pushing the iron glass door, you immediately forget that you are in a hotel. A beautiful marble on the floor, fabric with brown shade which matches perfectly with beige tones of the room, a wooden secretaire as a reception desk and comfortable armchairs.
At the back of the hotel, you can distinguish a small green garden while on your right is a lounge with fireplace and a bookcase. Decorated with taste, works such as sculptures are exhibited but also jewels or bags or creators.
On the left of this lounge, a lounge bar overlooking the garden will also welcome you for your breakfast. Between both lounges, a business corner with PC, telephone and printer is at your disposal.
Note that for your comfort, telephone and wireless internet access (wifi) are illimited and free of charge in all the hotel.
The garden was entirely refurbished and is extremely quiet except birdsong. Paving stones were maintained. A fountain and many plants provide a restful atmosphere. A few chairs and tables allow you to enjoy a drink or even your breakfast during sunny days.
The breakfast is typically Parisian. It is served between 7am and 11am in your room or in the lounge of the bar. It is composed of hot drinks such as coffee, tea and hot chocolate, pastries, baguette, crackers, cereals, cheese, yogurt and fresh fruit juice.
The hotel offers 28 guest rooms including a room for disable person which is located on the ground floor along the garden.
Two colour schemes. Soft dove grey with red or mauve highlights. Matt finish black lacquered fittings by Grange, with contrasting red shelves.
Above the bed, a wrought iron sculpture, designed by Michel Jouannet and made by François Pouenat, adds a touch of feminity.
Framed poems, scarf designs and the decorator’s sketches on the wall lend originality.
Barbier light fittings.
All bedrooms offer a great comfort with wireless reversible air-conditioning, double glazing windows, telephone and internet (wifi) free of charge, flat screen television with hundreds channels French and international, Ipod dock connected to the television, desk, wardrobe, mini bar, private safe where it is possible to put your laptop.
There is no tea or coffee facilities in rooms. You just need to call the reception and order a hot drink that we would serve in your room for free.
Three bedrooms on the fifth and last floor have a magnificent terrace with plants and flowers and stained elm flooring. The other bedrooms are carpeted.
Bathrooms with wc offer light or dark marble, bath or shower, washbasin, hair dryer, large mirror plus lighted mirror for making up, tower dryer. Bath products by Hermés. Executive and deluxe rooms have a bath and a shower. Music is available in all bathrooms.
The website looked fantastic and we personally prefer little boutique hotels, however,The room was the smallest we have ever experienced and to be honest not good value for money.
Upon arrival we were not shown around or advised of where things were amoungst the hotel. The staff were not very helpful or 'happy' except for the day we left. The staff member was helpful and got us a taxi to the train station.
Our room was never cleaned properly, despite us leaving it tidyly and there was no hotel or city information left in our room (as hotels normally do)
We would not stay at Villa Madame again, we would go back to the place we stayed two years ago 'Le Clos Medicis'. We only went to Villa Madame because we thought it would be nice to try something different...however VERY let down by the lack of friendliness and quality of service.
Tammy R, AUSTRALIA
This hotel is fantastic, I go to Paris often and have found my new constant. The feel of this hotel is calm, quiet and pure boutique. The owner's are amazing and the experience we had here was nothing less than excellent. The rooms are a good size for Paris, with a good number of room options. Due to the contemporary minimalist styling, the rooms feel bigger than they are and this is a huge plus. Breakfast is divine, pure Paris.
michael U, UNITED STATES