1K Paris - unusual 4 star hotel
This is a 4 Star unusual hotel that has an Ethnic design and comes with rooms and suites along with two duplex suites that have a terrace and private heated swimming pool, plus a honeymoon room with a round bed, not forgetting services such as a restaurant, two bars, fitness room and all the usual facilities you would expect including free WiFi, concierge, laundry, dry cleaning and babysitting services available.
€180 - €300
About the 1K Paris
The 1K Paris is based upon Inca and Peruvian culture to provide an unusual themed hotel with Peruvian masks, colourful materials hanging plants within one of the bars and many other Ethnic orientated features that provide a unique setting for your stay.
Recently having been renovated, this is classed as a 4 star hotel in Paris that offers comfortable rooms with large en suite bathrooms designed by Starck along with plenty of relaxation areas including two bars and a restaurant serving native South American cuisine.
Technology has also been incorporated into the hotel with high tech systems such as a fingerprint system for entering and leaving your room for added security, plus there is free high speed WiFi and a Smartphone that you can utilise for unlimited calls plus internet and a city guide, meaning you can take it with you while out and about in Paris.
Facilities at the 1K Paris Hotel
You will find that the staff speak French, English, Spanish, German, Italian and Arabic, and provide concierge services for making restaurant reservations, booking taxis, airport transfers, tickets for shows and tours in Paris, etc.
They can also arrange babysitting along with sorting out your laundry and drying cleaning needs, plus the 1K Paris has a shoe shine service in addition to a fitness room available to guests with the most up to date Technogym equipment from a leader in the fitness industry.
There are meeting come function rooms, whether it be for a conference, business meeting, banquet or cocktail party, all is possible including the latest technologies and catering available as well.
The Hotel 1K Paris has two bars, one called the Al Pisco Bar designed for a relaxing drink and the other called A La Mexcaleria which is classed as the party bar, both decorated unusually in an Ethnic style and providing varieties of drinks from all over the world, but many, including the cocktails and snacks such as tacos having the South American influence.
You can also discover the first Peruvian restaurant in Paris, which is where a buffet breakfast is served of a morning, yet this restaurant is open for lunch, as well as dinner and provides an ethnic Peruvian style of tapas cuisine with traditional ingredients that has been adapted to suit a Western palate.
Classed as one of the healthiest types of cuisine in the world thanks to the immense biodiversity of its ingredients, rich in what are referred to as Super Foods along with ingredients that contain essential nutrients, such as quinoa, corn and sweet potatoes, the variety of flavours is surprising, yet delicious, catering for many different tastes.
Traditional Andean cuisine always centred around the infamous Ceviche, which activates the metabolism and you will find these dishes on the menu at the 1K restaurant, along with numerous other tapas options including a great variety of seafood dishes. However, we would say that it is highly recommended to book a table due to its popularity, even if you are staying at the 1K Paris Hotel.
In addition to this the 1K Restaurant also provides an Ethnic Sunday Brunch, which is a varied and original buffet incorporating traditional Peruvian dishes along with some French staples such as pastries, cold cuts and cheeses. Available from noon through to 2:30pm on a Sunday for a cost of approximately €40 per person, booking is recommended and often essential.
Rooms at the 1K Paris
The 1K Paris offers a variety of different rooms that come with a designer en suite bathroom that has been designed by Starck and includes either a bathtub or shower, heated towel rail, magnifying mirror, hair dryer and complementary toiletries.
You can choose between a double or twin room and each comes with a mini bar that has complementary drinks if you have booked directly with this unusual hotel, plus a minimum of a 42 inch smart flat screen TV with VOD movies and international channels, free WiFi, an iPod station and a personal safe.
One of the additional features you will get within each room is a 4G Smartphone for unlimited calls and WiFi along with a city guide that you can take with you while you are out and about in Paris, which is ideal for making it easier to get to different Paris tourist attractions.
The smallest of the rooms is the M Superior at an approximate size of between 20 to 25 metres squared, which is actually a good size for Paris standards, then there is the L Deluxe between 25 and 30 metres squared. The next option is the XL Junior Suite of approximately 40 metres squared and comes with a 47 inch smart TV, which also has a bathtub and shower.
This 4 star hotel also has Duplex suites, which are approximately 45 metres squared and have a living room downstairs and a bedroom upstairs, plus there is a Honeymoon Room with a curtained round bed for that romantic night.
Yet the ultimate in luxury at the 1K Paris Hotel are the two Pool Suites, which come with two bathrooms, two Smart TVs and a Nespresso machine, and at a size of approximately 70 metres squared, you will find the bedroom downstairs and a lounge upstairs. The lounge leads to a lovely terrace with relaxation area and your own personal heated swimming pool, which is a very unusual feature that has become so popular, you need to book well in advance to enjoy this luxury.
Access to the 1K Paris
When it comes to reaching this unusual hotel in Paris via public transport you will find that the nearest Metro stations are Filles du Calvaire stop serving metro line 8 or the Oberkampf stop serving metro line 5 and metro line 9.
However, the large Metro station called the Republique stop is also within walking distance in a northerly direction and this serves Paris metro lines 3, 5, 8, 9 and 11, alternatively, the Paris bus lines 20, 56, 75, 91 and 96 will get you close by to the 1K Paris Hotel.
As will the Noctilien Night Bus Service via lines N01, N02, N12 and N23, but by the Republique Metro station when the metro is not running during the night, there is a bus stop for the night bus lines N01, N02, N12, N23, N141 and N142.
Paris Hotel booking info
13 Boulevard du Temple
Ile de France
Tel: 0033 1 42 71 20 00
Restaurant Tel: 0033 1 42 71 77 33
GPS: 48.864034, 2.366015