This small hotel includes 11 guest rooms (two per floor) that are pompously called 'suites'. As a boutique hotel, the Placide likes to stand out from the big hotel chains by staying away from the standard, nondescript rooms these tend to offer. Given the originality of the rooms, we can safely confirm that this challenge has been successfully met. However, some effort is still needed in terms of diversity: there are 11 rooms and 11 interiors, but they're all identical; even the photos on the walls are the same (a portrait of Django Reihnardt, a reference to the jazzy atmosphere of Saint-Germain-des-Prés).
Long and narrow, they look out onto Rue Saint-Placide on one side and onto the interior courtyard on the other. The views are actually not that interesting and the first floor units suffer from bad lighting. However, the general setting is pleasant: the sleeping quarters include a large white bed and modern and stylish furniture. There are 5 different shades used in the interior decorating of the rooms and these vary according to the floor: purple, mouse grey, ochre, almond green, and white. The bathroom is very interesting: long and narrow, immaculately white, with a window that lets in natural light, it's pleasantly spacious and boasts a convenient and modern layout, as it should.?
Although it's not excessively spacious, it seems bigger than it is, probably thanks to the white tones and the regular lines of the furniture. It's true that the rooms have everything you may need: a 'sitting room' corner with a sofa and a small table right next to the large bed and a very spacious bathroom. Despite being identical, the 11 rooms have been decorated with special care, which is always a nice touch: Missoni and Kenzo textiles, Gordon Brown hospitality products and scented candles in the bathroom, an MP3 player, a flat-screen TV, etc.?