With a history like Les Bains Paris, it’s hard not to attract attention, and attention of the best kind. I visited this 19th century bathhouse turned 1970’s nightclub turned luxury hotel, loved the atmosphere, but not the service. Would I wait a few more months before visiting again? Read on to find out.
The dramatic restaurant is exactly that, designed with powerful purples, reds, and dark browns. Breakfast is served until 15:00 for hotel guests who partied hard the night before, and the lack of light in the restaurant is very hangover-friendly. If you need to be fresh and awake for a work-week in Paris, sit by the window for more light.
At breakfast the next day our waiter just didn't speak English, and we had to use our below-average French to communicate what we'd like to eat. He wasn't familiar with the menu, and it was just all a bit unprofessional.
One tip: I found the Deluxe room a lot more spacious than the Junior Suite, which is one category up. The Junior Suites have baths and terraces which make them more desirable on paper, but they do in fact feel a lot smaller.