The way the rooms are divided up into themes is quite complicated, so stick with us while we try to explain! The overall theme of the hotel is that of poetry, with each floor having a sub-theme, for example 'Signes' (signs) or 'Le Livre' (the book). Every floor, aside from the ground floor, has three rooms, each with its own distinctive sub-sub-theme, to which the room's letter (no room numbers in this hotel) corresponds (in French). Let's take the second floor as a model, where the sub-theme is 'Signes'. The three rooms on this level are 'A' for 'Alphabet', 'C' for 'Calligraphie' and 'M' for 'Musique'. This is how floors 1-4 work. On the ground floor there is one room whose theme is 'Mille et une Nuits' (The Arabian Nights). The final floor, the fifth has a different theme altogether. It is based on the well-known quotation by the French author Jules Renard which goes 'Add two letters to Paris and you have Paradise' (in French: 'Ajoutez deux lettres à Paris; c'est le Paradis'). Accordingly, the three rooms found at this level are lettered 'P' (for Paris-Paradis), 'D', one of the missing letters (for the Nile Delta, which is a feminine symbol) and 'A', the second missing letter (which, upside down, represents the head of a bull). Each of the rooms, has customized carpet and related artwork on the walls, whether a blown up photo, part of a text or a life size model ('Livre', 'Musique'). Every room has customised carpet and the tiling in the bathroom is coloured to match the rest of the room. Air conditioning, jet showers, (free, unlimited) wi-fi, LCD TV with international channels, entertainment system (capable of playing DVDs, CDs, MP3 files and iPods), cordless phones, safes and hairdryers are standard in all rooms (there are actually three categories of room, however this bears no relation to what floor the room is on). The quality of the linen is excellent throughout as is the sleek Italian design and original touches such as the sliding tables which run above the beds so as to allow you to take breakfast in bed. None of the bathrooms are completely shut off from the rest of the room, so discretion would be needed if friends are sharing a room. However they are all stylishly fitted with interesting shaped basins and Keiji toiletries. All Apostrophe category rooms have a light-up shower head, while the Balneo rooms have chromotherapy jacuzzi baths whose lights gradually change colour. The rooms, however innovative, are only slightly bigger than your average Parisian room. But this is no particular problem as the hotel is really aimed at those taking a short city break. For the best view, try and bag either rooms 'D' or 'P'.