A former car park transformed into a stylish, boutique hotel designed by non other than Philippe Starck. While far less grand than most of Starck’s hotels, Mama Shelter is as inventive and exciting as the best of them, particularly for the budget price. The hotel offers ultramodern guestrooms and a variety of food and beverage outlets, including the Island Bar. The bar attracts the usual young-and-beautiful crowd gathered to enjoy the fine selection of cocktails and lively atmosphere. The bartenders are also highly knowledgeable and can mix a killer cocktail.
The only downside of Mama Shelter is its location in the 20th district of Paris near the Père-Lachaise Cemetery, about four miles from the center of Paris (about €15 by taxi). The hotel and bar is a great solution for those who already know Paris and want to have a different experience.
Mama Shelter: Island Bar
Address: 109 rue de Bagnolet, 75020 Paris, France
Phone: +33 1 43 48 48 48