Hotel Du Ministère Hotel 4 star
31, rue de Surène Paris, France -
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A small boutique property in the heart of the city, the Hôtel du Ministère is a calm oasis of a property combining modern design with hints of the 1950s. It has a nice mix of natural materials throughout and cosy public spaces featuring locally purchased artwork. The 24 rooms are of Parisian size (read small) but they are well equipped and nicely-appointed. With complimentary breakfast and wifi and a helpful, friendly staff, this hotel is recommended rather for couples visiting Paris for the weekend rather than for businesspeople or those on extended stays.

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    Location 7.5 /10

    The hotel is situated in the very heart of the city on rue de Surène, a few minutes' walk from Madeleine and the exclusive boutiques along rue du Faubourg Saint Antoine. Also within walking distance are the Grands Magasins on boulevard Haussmann, Opéra, the Champs Elysées, the Tuileries Gardens and Concorde. There are several métro stations close by as well as a number of bus lines meaning you can get anywhere in the city in pretty much half an hour.

    Accommodation 7.70 /10

    The are 24 guestrooms spread over four floors at the Ministère. They are split into four different categories: superior, classic, deluxe and suite. Each room is unique in terms of its layout and size as this is, after all, an old building. Their décor though is pretty standard throughout featuring bright, bold colours on the carpets, walls and furniture upholstery. The size of the first two categories is pretty small but they have all the amenities of the other rooms including flatscreen television, iPod docking station, safe, complimentary mini bar (soft drinks), telephone and air conditioning. They are equipped with queen size beds and good quality linen as well as light wood headboards and bedside tables and fun carpeting. The bathrooms are light and feature walk-in showers with monsoon heads, tall stand alone sinks and Casanera toiletries. The classic rooms are very similar in style with a little extra square footage.

    The deluxe rooms differ in style in that the bathrooms are separated from the bedrooms by a wall of light wood slats (which one can see through). They have the same puffy lamp shades as in the lobby and feature designer seating and a bulbous occasional table. The bathrooms have a double vanity in Carrera marble with sleek fittings and, like the superior and classic rooms, have bathrobes, slippers and a hairdryer. But if you're looking to be as comfortable as possible and need a decent amount of space then you should consider going for one of the junior suites in the building's annex. As well as the larger surface areas, the bedrooms have seating areas and their bathrooms boast free standing bathtubs.

    Note that the rooms on the third floor which face the interior of the building are too high to be able to see the small garden and the glass roof of the lobby meaning that the view is essentially of the other side of the building and of the gutter.

    Overview 7.70 /10

    Thankfully the only part of the hotel which seems to have been left untouched by the renovation is the rather drab exterior which does not tell the story of what comes inside. You'll notice immediately the zig zaggy flooring at the entrance which also climbs up the wall. The glass doors leading to the lobby have huge black spherical handles which give an early sign as to the playful nature of the hotel's décor. To the left is the curved wooden reception desk above which is a puffy white paper lantern which can also be found in other parts of the hotel. Opposite is the breakfast buffet-cum-wine bar (see 'Food and Drink') while past the desk are several seating areas (the largest one serving as the breakfast room) featuring original armchairs around marble occasional tables. On the bright blue painted walls are abstract-meets-pop art Basquiatesque paintings while there are some other decorative objects and books on some shelves to give a homely feel to the space.

    The hotel has a small fitness room located in the basement of the building which has a few cardio machines as well as a weights machine and free weights. Towels, water and fruit are all put at guests' disposal.

    There is one lift in the property although the staircase in the wing where the suites are found is a more pleasant way to ascend. The funky corridors are clean and light, but they are quite narrow meaning a bit of a struggle if you have large suitcases. The rest of the hotel is equally well-maintained and is spotless. Wifi is complimentary throughout the hotel.

    Food and drink 7.20 /10

    In the space opposite the reception desk is a marble buffet area where, every morning, a continental breakfast is laid out including fresh pastries, cereals, yoghurts, cheeses, smoked salmon, juices etc as well as same hot options such as boiled and scrambled eggs, sausage and bacon. As far as possible the products on the buffet are organic and locally produced. Guests take their breakfast into the adjacent room where they can sit in the designer chairs and eat from the marble-topped tables, surrounded by the wooden slat walls and flowers. Alternatively, breakfast can be ordered in room, although for 20?, we're sure you can make it downstairs!

    In the evenings, the buffet area turns into a great spot for a glass of wine, popular with those working locally. Offering around 20 different champagnes, whites and reds as well as traditional lemonade and teas, the wine bar also offers a snacking menu, perfect for a pre-dinner nibble. A sommelier is on hand to give customers advice as to which wine may best suit their tastes.

    To know

    Opened in September 2011, Hôtel du Ministère is a privately owned property which was conceived by the French designer François Champsaur. The artwork was purchased locally and is the work of artists such as David Lynch, Raymond Pettibon and Sébastien Kito. The hotel is environmentally-conscious and even offers an eco-taxi service!


    • Shuttle bus
    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      beauty salon

    • Sports equipment

      fitness, sports

    • Animals allowed
    • Safe
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Meeting room


    • Funky design
    • Complimentary breakfast/wifi
    • Quiet
    • Wine bar
    • Central location


    • Size of some rooms

    Traveller Reviews

    • Overall Score nc/10
    • Christelle R. Christelle R.  
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      • Package deals in avril 2015 Posted on 2015-07-25 En couple - 3 à 5 nuitées (Chambre sans vue)

        excellent decoration

      • Advantages

        decoration tres raffinee

      • Disavantages

        aucun inconvenients

      • Infrastructure
      • Logement
      • Situation
      • Restauration
      • Sports / Loisirs
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      • Qualité / Prix
      • Overall Score 10.00/10
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