Paris: top 10 unusual hotels for an unusual stay

If you know Paris as the city of light and the city of lovers, do you know the surprising and mysterious Paris? Many secrets are hidden in the capital's most famous monuments and trendy districts. When it comes to accommodation, too, the city is full of unusual hotels that will delight lovers of the unusual and surprising. Whether you're a tourist looking for unusual accommodation for your next stay in the capital, or simply a Parisian looking for something new to get away from it all, you'll find what you're looking for in one of the many unusual hotels hidden away in the streets of the most beautiful city in the world. Whether you want to sleep in a tree house in the middle of a garden, relax in a yacht with a view of the Eiffel Tower or have a drink at -20°C, here are our top 10 unusual hotels in Paris.

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1. A frosty night at the 4* Kube Hotel

The post-apocalyptic restaurant at the Kube Hotel.

Located in the 18th arrondissement of Paris, the Kube Hotel offers a unique and innovative concept to say the least! While the Scandinavian-style suites and rooms are decorated in a modern, uncluttered style, the restaurant and terrace have an astonishing 'post-apocalyptic' decor.

The Kube double or twin room.

But the hotel also offers its guests an unusual, even icy, experience: spending a convivial moment at -20°C in the Ice Kube Bar. Entirely made of ice, the Ice Kube Bar offers all kinds of cocktails and shots to enjoy... chilled to the bone!

Kube Hôtel Paris 4* Paris

Kube Hôtel Paris 4*

This 4-star hotel is as unusual as it gets! You can have a drink in an ice bar before dining in a post-apocalyptic restaurant! The rooms are more conventional.
7.8 Fine
£218 / night

2. Hôtel Cabane 3*: a secret cabin in the heart of Paris

Access to the Hotel Cabane suite.

There's a secret place hidden away in the heart of the 14th arrondissement... a wooden cabin nestling in a verdant garden! The Hôtel Cabane has a total of 42 rooms, including a suite in the tree house in the middle of the garden.

The interior of the Hotel Cabane suite.

This ecolodge, cut off from the world, almost makes you forget you're in the middle of Paris: it has a 100% cocooning room and a private terrace so that "farniente" becomes the watchword of your stay. The hotel offers top-quality room service, so you can have a king's breakfast delivered straight to your bed, and enjoy a unique experience in the only tree house in Paris!

Hôtel Cabane 3* - Paris Paris

Hôtel Cabane 3* - Paris

You can sleep in a tree house in the heart of Paris at this 3-star hotel in the 14th arrondissement!
£129 / night

3. A night on a yacht at the VIP Paris Yacht Hotel

The restaurant at the VIP Paris Yacht Hotel.

Theonly sailing yacht-hotel in Paris, with its romantic decor and luxurious services, the VIP Paris Yacht Hôtel offers an unforgettable experience for lovers! Located in the 12th arrondissement, this floating hotel on the Seine has 24 rooms, including 6 with private Jacuzzis, and a presidential suite with a terrace on the aft deck.

The Jacuzzi in the suite at the VIP Paris Yacht Hotel.

Each suite has its own theme (pleasure, nature, luxury...) where the personalised decoration blends a marine atmosphere with modernity. Once on board, you can book a dinner cruise in the panoramic restaurant, which offers a breathtaking view of Paris all evening long.

VIP Paris Yacht Hotel Paris

VIP Paris Yacht Hotel

Treat yourself to a typical Parisian holiday by sleeping on a yacht sailing on the Seine!
8.1 Very good
£190 / night

4. Seven Hotel 4*: a journey in 7 stages

The 7th art suite at the Seven Hotel.

In the 5th arrondissement, in the heart of the Latin Quarter, the Seven Hotel offers not only luxurious rooms, but also a real experience in its seven exceptional suites created by top designers.

The 7th World Suite at the Seven Hotel.

7th heaven, 7th art or 7th sin, each of these suites has its own theme and an incredible décor down to the smallest detail. The hotel also has a wellness centre, offering relaxation sessions and delicious massages that can also be performed directly in your suite.

Seven Hotel 4* - Paris Paris

Seven Hotel 4* - Paris

Each stay at this 4* hotel will be different from the last thanks to its themed rooms! Special mention for the delicious breakfast!
£184 / night

5. A night with the Mona Lisa at the 4* Hotel Da Vinci

Mona Lisa accommodation.

Perfect for lovers of art or themed rooms, the Hôtel Da Vinci is entirely dedicated to the famous painter and decorated on the theme of the Italian Renaissance! Located just a stone's throw from the Louvre Museum, the hotel has 24 rooms that invite you to discover the world and works of the artist, with a décor featuring period paintings and furniture.

Hotel Da Vinci spa.

Even the spa, located in the basement, is decorated with a fresco by Leonardo da Vinci and mosaics in the colours of the Mona Lisa! The hotel café servesone of the best espressos in Paris in a perfect replica of the famous Café Florent in Venice.

Hôtel Da Vinci & Spa 4* - Paris Paris

Hôtel Da Vinci & Spa 4* - Paris

Immerse yourself in the world of Leonardo da Vinci at this superb 4* hotel. The spa and breakfast are well worth the diversions!
£284 / night

6. Immerse yourself in the luxury of the Molitor Paris 5*.

The Molitor's large outdoor swimming pool.

Located in the 16th arrondissement, the Hôtel Molitor Paris is a former 1930s swimming pool complex transformed into a luxury hotel. Opened in 1929, closed in 1989 and listed as a historical monument, the former Molitor swimming pool was long used by underground artists before being taken over by the Accorhotels group and given a new lease of life.

Deluxe king-size bed room with pool view.

46 metres of heated outdoorpool, plus 33 metres under a glass roof, enough for swimming all day, all year round. And to relax, there are 117 rooms and 7 suites managed by MGallery Hotel Collection and decorated by Jean Philippe Nuel. We love the feeling of being on an ocean liner, with all the cabin-style doors surrounding the pool.

Le Molitor Paris 5* Paris

Le Molitor Paris 5*

This 5-star palace is one of the most emblematic hotels in Paris, renowned for its huge swimming pool and top-quality services.
£353 / night

7. A night (or an hour) of love at the Love Hotel in Paris

La Cage room.

For a naughty rendezvous in the heart of Paris, lovers can head to France's only love hotel, located in Europe's largest sex shop, in the capital's 1st arrondissement. It's a journey into the empire of the senses reserved for adults, who can choose from several themes rich in fantasy and escapism: Africa, the Orient, Venice, Japan, as well as Hell or Paradise.

The Love Hotel jacuzzi.

Rooms can be booked by the hour or by the night, and only the essentials are provided: a double bed, free condoms, slippers, towels, a shower cubicle and a large television with free films available from the database.

The love hotel in Paris Paris

The love hotel in Paris

Welcome to the only love hotel in Paris! Here you can share an intimate moment together.
£252 / night

8. The OFF Paris Seine 4*, the first floating hotel in Paris

Hotel OFF Paris Seine.

Feeling seasick? Don't worry, at the OFF Paris Seine, the first floating hotel in Paris, you can even get river sick! This floating hotel with 58 rooms, including four suites, has cast off at the foot of Austerlitz station. Fluctuat nec mergitur, the motto of Paris which means "float but don't sink", could also be that of the OFF Paris Seine hotel.

Double room overlooking the Seine.

Its bar has quickly become one of the capital's hottest new spots, with its light food and tapas, its dock, its marina and its 400 square metre summer quayside terrace. In your room, you can choose between a view of life on the quays of the Seine or a parade of barges on the river, from sunrise to sunset.

Hotel OFF Paris Seine 4* Paris

Hotel OFF Paris Seine 4*

Paris' first floating hotel! It's even got a swimming pool, a bar-restaurant and a great terrace!
£166 / night

9. Walk through the doors of a bakery to discover the 4* Hôtel du Petit Moulin

The entrance to the Hôtel du Petit Moulin.

Step through the door of the oldest bakery in Paris, housed in a 17th-century building, into the 4-star Hôtel du Petit Moulin. In this old (but not old-fashioned) building, the colourful decor by Christian Lacroix contrasts with the wooden front, thebakery sign, the 1900 paintings decorating the ceiling and the rough-hewn12th-century wooden staircase.

Deluxe double room.

This is a decorative concept in which each of the hotel's 17 rooms is different. Colours and materials provide a (pleasant) visual shock for hotel guests. You don't just come here to sleep, but also to soak up the warm, velvety ambience.

Hôtel du Petit Moulin Paris

Hôtel du Petit Moulin

Travel back in time when you stay at this 4-star hotel with its unusually decorated rooms!
9 Fabulous
£279 / night

10. Sleep in a capsule at the 3* Odyssey Hotel

Deluxe double room.

The very first capsule hotel in Paris! Its design and nature-inspired decor plunges visitors into a futuristic, uncluttered world. With its excellent location, the 3* Hôtel Odyssey will appeal to a young clientele who are certainly addicted to new technologies and don't like too much fuss in the decor.

The double room.

Here, the concept is simple: the bedroom is the bed, occupying a central place and defining itself as the unique element of the room. The 29 ultra-connected bedrooms come in a range of colours, and the bathrooms have been designed as all-white shells. We have no doubt that many will appreciate this protective cocoon.

Hôtel Odyssey 3* - Paris Paris

Hôtel Odyssey 3* - Paris

With its concept straight out of Japan, this 3-star hotel is ideal for budget travellers.
8 Very good
£140 / night
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