Hotel Atala, 10 Rue Chateaubriand, 75008 Paris, France


From £136 a night. Bookable on Sonder* or*


Located on a quiet street in the 8th arrondissement, Hotel Atala is close to some of the most celebrated luxury hangouts in Paris.

The designer flagships on Champs-Élysées and Michelin three-star restaurant Pierre Gagnaire are all within a five minute walk.

And for the rest of Paris, you can stroll to the George V metro stop (take Line 1 for the Louvre and Palais-Royal) or Charles de Gaulle-Étoile (direct trains to Sacré-Cœur, Notre-Dame and the catacombs) in less than 10 minutes.

At lunch, there are decent and reasonably priced takeaway spots that are popular with office workers. But for dinner, there’s a dearth of good, affordable options nearby.


This boutique property feels like a smart, modern pied a terre and everything’s decorated to a high standard.

There’s contemporary art in the lobby and lounge that can at times feel loud and brash. But upstairs, the colours in the bedrooms are calm and serene.

Without a bar or restaurant, the public spaces are generally quite quiet.

It feels private, too, given that you can order just about everything to your room using Sonder’s dedicated app*.


Rooms at Hotel Atala vary enormously, even within the same category, so it’s worth doing a bit of sleuthing if size and position are important to you.

The decor varies slightly too, but it’s safe to say all are decorated with understated luxury in mind – think plush, upholstered furniture and heavily cushioned carpet but not overboard on the velvets and chromes.

In terms of space, the suites are incredibly spacious but some of the rooms can feel a little tight on space.


The gym – equipped with TechnoGym gear – is the main amenity but there’s also a lounge that doubles as a co-working space during the day.

It’s a four-star property, so within the room you have tea and coffee facilities; the coffee pods supplied with the Nespresso machine are excellent.

There are slippers but sadly no fluffy dressing gowns.


Aside from the location, it has to be the views – some of the rooms have views of the Eiffel Tower or the Sacré-Cœur, which you can enjoy from the balcony/terrace.

As it’s a boutique property, it’s not the size of the room that dictates the view or indeed whether or not it has a balcony/terrace so it’s definitely worth inquiring ahead if this matters to you.

If you book directly through Sonder*, it’s easy to make the request via their app.


The lack of a restaurant and a good bar in situ feels like a bit of a shame.

As nice as the rooms are, it’s always fun to enjoy an aperitif before heading out for dinner – and while you can do this in the lounge, the drinks options are a little limited.


Hotel Atala would make a great couples’ retreat where all you want to do is hole up in your room and soak up the romance of Paris.

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