Hotel Le 123 Sebastopol - Paris 4 star unusual hotel

With a cinema theme designed around directors and actors, this is an unusual hotel that has facilities including a bar, gym, private cinema and meeting room, along with being disabled friendly, it also has family rooms, offers buffet breakfast, room service and the Astotel Open Bar concept with free soft drinks and snacks.
Accom Type
Unusual Hotel

4 Star

Average Double
€165 - €340

Paris 2nd

Hotel Disabled Friendly Yes
Disabled Friendly
Hotel Family Rooms Yes
Family Rooms
Hotel Pets Welcome No
No Pets
Hotel Parking No
No Hotel Parking
Hotel Air Conditioning Yes
Air Con
Walking Distance From Hotel To Eiffel Tower
Eiffel Tower 5.3 km
Hotel Gym And Fitness Centre
Hotel Bar Lounge
Bar Lounge
Hotel WiFi Internet Connection
Free WiFi
Hotel Breakfast Service
Hotel Room Service
Room Service
Hotel 24hr Reception
24hr Reception
Hotel Concierge Services
Hotel Luggage Hold Service
Luggage Hold
Hotel Laundry Service
Hotel Business Facilities
Business Facilities
Hotel Courtyard Terrace Garden
Outdoor Courtyard
Hotel Rooms With Private Bathroom
Private Bathroom
Hotel Free Toiletries
Free Toiletries
Hotel Courtesy Tray With Tea And Coffee
Courtesy Tray
Hotel Personal Safe
Personal Safe

About Hotel Le 123 Sebastopol

This is a 4 Star hotel in Paris located within a building that was originally constructed around the start of the 1900s, and part of the Astotel Hotel Group, it was completely refurbished in 2013 by the company Maidenberg Architecture, who specialise in design, architecture, building regulations and interior design of hotels in Paris.
Hotel Le 123 Sebastopol inner courtyard

Founded by Philippe Maidenberg, who originally had hands on experience whilst studying, such as working with the late I M Pei on the Grand Louvre project for the Louvre Museum, there is a dedicated team of specialists, yet they also often call upon outside influences for specialist designs, just like they did for the Astotel Hotel Le 123 Sebastopol.
From the minute you walk into the lobby of Hotel Le 123 Sebastopol you will be transported to the world of cinema with posters and film boards, the top of the reception desk that is alight with the names of the people who were instrumental in the design making it look like the front of a theatre or cinema advertising what's on, along with their framed photos and biographies, through to a popcorn machine and red carpet travelling along the corridor, making you feel like you are at the famous awards ceremony.
Hotel Le 123 Sebastopol gym room

Hotel Le 123 Sebastopol gym free weights

Each floor has a specific theme and in conjunction with Astotel and Maidenberg Architecture, these stars of cinema and film were instrumental in making this a truly unusual hotel in Paris including Ennio Morricone who is considered to be the world's greatest film composer, and one of the elements is a grand piano along with music scores written on walls of bedrooms on one floor of the hotel.

Another floor is dedicated to Jean-Paul Belmondo, the renowned French actor who was originally interested in boxing, and yes, you guessed it, rooms on another floor have a boxing theme, along with large prints captured from his films.
Hotel Le 123 Sebastopol private cinema

Whereas another floor is dedicated to actress Elsa Zylberstein and the theme of the rooms is truly romantic with plush velvet and hanging chandeliers, reminiscent of some of the romantic films she has starred in.

Other quirky and original features include seats that pop up and pull down, just like you get in a theatre or cinema, through to the cocktail bar that is set like a stage, the red carpet theme continues through different areas of the Hotel Le 123 Sebastopol, such as in the glassed walled and ceiling breakfast room and on the stairs, in addition to bathroom basin cabinets designed to look like they would be a case holding film reels.
Hotel Le 123 Sebastopol breakfast room

Hotel Le 123 Sebastopol open bare free soft drinks and snacks

Facilities at Hotel Le 123 Sebastopol

Being that this is a 4 Star Hotel in Paris, as you would expect, there is a 24 hour reception with multilingual staff, all of whom are able to speak different and varied languages, which makes this ideal for international travellers, also offering concierge services such as arranging transport, making restaurant reservations, advice on what events are going on through to booking tickets for attractions and shows etc.
Hotel Le 123 Sebastopol bedroom decor

There is a lift for easy access to all parts of Hotel Le 123 Sebastopol and a luggage hold service for those of you arriving prior to check-in time, plus this is also a disabled friendly hotel. Operated by an outside company, there is a laundry and dry-cleaning service offered for additional charges, although an iron and ironing board are also available at reception upon request. A meeting room come small function room is also available for additional charges depending upon requirements.

When it comes to relaxation, there is a lounge area and international newspapers are available, plus there is free WiFi throughout the hotel, so you can keep in touch with what is happening back home. Not forgetting there is the cocktail bar that we mentioned earlier, which is a great place to relax of an evening and enjoy one of the cocktail mixes or other drinks, although on a nice day come summers evening you could also take advantage of the terrace.
Hotel Le 123 Sebastopol standard twin bedroom

Perhaps watching something in the private projection room cinema is more to your liking, but for those of you who like to keep up a fitness regime, you will be pleased to know that there is a gym with a variety of equipment including weights, etc, which can be found in a room that has traditional stone walls and both of these are for the exclusive use of guests only.

Hotel Le 123 Sebastopol offers a buffet breakfast with a wide variety of delights on offer include some hot choices and the more traditional like breads, pastries and jams, yet there are also cold cuts, cheeses, fresh fruit, salad and more, providing a good start to the day.
Hotel Le 123 Sebastopol family room

Hotel Le 123 Sebastopol family room en suite bathroom

The buffet breakfast is available within the glass walled and glassed ceiling dining room, which is by the bar and social area, and is served between the hours of 7am and 10:30am or 11am at weekends, although you can opt for room service if you prefer, plus there is a room service menu, and breakfast is included within the cost of the room if you book directly with the hotel.

Being that this is an Astotel Hotel, you will also be able to take advantage of the Astotel Open Bar concept where soft drinks along with snacks such as sweets, fruit and pastries are laid out every afternoon for guests, completely free of charge. Yet even if you are visiting tourist attractions in Paris and cannot get back to your accommodation, you can enjoy the Asto Tour benefit of the free afternoon delights at any of their other hotels in the city.
Hotel Le 123 Sebastopol Privilege double bedroom

Rooms at the Hotel Le 123 Sebastopol

There are 63 rooms in total at Hotel Le 123 Sebastopol that are arranged as singles, standard doubles or twins and superior twins or doubles. Additionally, there are the Privilege double rooms that are the top category, which are more spacious at around 25 metres squared, compared to a standard double of around 18m squared.

You may also be pleased to know that this is a family friendly hotel, with children under the age of two staying free of charge and baby cots being available upon request subject to availability. However, for older children or even friends travelling together, there are also Family rooms able to accommodate four people that have a double and a twin room with two separate bathrooms that connect to each other. Alternatively, on the same concept there is the ultimate Privilege family room at approximately 15 metres squared larger than the standard family rooms.
Hotel Le 123 Sebastopol single bedroom

Each room is soundproofed, double glazed, has individual air conditioning or heating, comes with a desk and lamp, clothes storage, an en suite bathroom with either a bath or shower, magnifying mirror, hairdryer, bathrobes, slippers and complementary toiletries, plus some of the rooms have a seating area or balcony.

Additional hotel room facilities at Le 123 Sebastopol include a personal safe, direct dial telephone, free WiFi, a radio alarm clock, USB point, iPod / iPhone docking station, flat screen TV with satellite channels, a minibar with free soft drinks re-stocked daily and a courtesy tray with kettle for making your own tea or coffee, although some of the rooms also have an added benefit of a coffee machine as well.
Hotel Le 123 Sebastopol family privilege bedroom

Hotel Le 123 Sebastopol family privilege room views

Access to Hotel Le 123 Sebastopol

Situated in the 2nd Arrondissement close to some popular tourist attractions like the Saint-Martin-des-Champs Priory, you will find there are many different options for getting to the Hotel Le 123 Sebastopol via public transport in Paris.

To start with you have the Metro station Reaumur - Sebastopol serving metro line 3 and metro line 4 located in a southerly direction, or in a northerly direction you have the Strasbourg - Saint-Denis stop serving Metro lines 4, 8 and 9, both of which are around a two minute walk. Whereas in a south easterly direction a little further walk away and you have the Arts et Metiers stop serving metro line 3 and metro line 11. In addition, for something rather unusual, the line 11 platform has a themed design, like a steampunk submarine!

Paris Hotel location map

Whereas the nearest RER train station is the Chatelet - Les Halles stop as though you were heading south in the direction of the River Seine, and this serves the RER A train, RER B train and RER D train lines.

Alternatively, if you are thinking about the Paris buses, then bus lines 20, 32, 38, 39 and 75 along with Noctilien Night bus lines N12, N13, N14 and N23 will all get you within easy walking distance of this 4 Star hotel.

Paris Hotel booking info

Hotel Le 123 Sebastopol
123 Boulevard de Sebastopol
Ile de France

Tel: 0033 1 40 39 61 23
GPS: 48.86765, 2.35305


Quick reference

4 Star Unusual Hotel (Cinema Themed)
Average Double room cost: €165-€340
Number of rooms: 63
Family rooms: Yes
Disabled friendly: Yes
Complimentary Toiletries plus bathrobes and slippers
Tea and Coffee Making facilities
Flat screen TV / Satellite Channels
WiFi / Broadband access
Room Service
Air Conditioning
Breakfast - Buffet
Bar (and Astotel Open Bar)
Gym / Fitness
Conference room
Private cinema
International Newspapers
Laundry / Dry Cleaning
Personal Safe
Other: mini bar with free soft drinks / iPod docking station / cinema theme

Transport options

Paris Metro lines 3, 4, 8, 9, 11
Bus lines 20, 29
Bus lines 32, 38, 39
Bus line 75
Night bus lines N12, N13, N14
Night bus line N23
RER train lines A, B, D

Attractions close by

Square Emile Chautemps
La Gaite Lyrique
Musee de l'Eventail Fan Museum
Prieure Saint-Martin-des-Champs
Musee des Arts et Metiers
Square du General Morin
Arts et Metiers Metro Station
Andy Wahloo Bar
Square Jacques-Bidault
Musee Gourmand du Chocolat
Theatre du Gymnase
Le Petit Casino Cafe-Theatre
Tour Jean Sans Peur Tower
Atelier Brancusi Museum
Pompidou Centre

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