Boutique hotel with an exquisite interior, Hotel Le Ballu stands for expert service and cosmopolitan chic

Situated a walking distance from Opera Metro Station, the boutique hotel sits in the heart of the artsy Montmartre district with the Sacré Cœur Basilica towering over it, boasting one of the most popular postcard views of Paris.

Hotel Le Ballu has been conceived and created by Thomas and Julia Vidalenc, who also designed it, inspired by the location, its artistic vibe and the fictional state of Syldavia, from Herge’s Tintin. Bear in mind that it is this same creative impulse that drives the hotel’s restaurant chefs to make their delectable dishes a true work of art, representing the promise of another bright and eventful day in Paris.

Featuring spacious rooms, the hotel showcases authentic Central European furniture from the 1960s and 1970s and thus could be a backdrop for one of Roman Polanski’s movies if in black & white.

In actuality, the warm palette of the hotel’s interior gives it a cosy aspect. While a snug green terrace, 24/7 room service and its restaurant, along with a sauna, pool, and a pronounced penchant for eco-sustainability make it one of the most desired boutique hotels to relax in Paris with a book, and a bottle of Bordeaux.

Hotel Le Ballu
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Nora PlattNora Platt
15:29 10 Apr 24
Overall wonderful hotel. Staff were beyond nice and dinner was outstanding. Rooms were super cute. The private pool/spa was a unique amenity, very special. Wish the room with 2 bathrooms also had 2 sinks and there were no useable full length mirrors in the room although there were plenty of places to put them.
Lina NavickaiteLina Navickaite
14:44 10 Apr 24
My stay at Hotel Le Ballu was decent overall, but there were a few aspects that didn't quite meet my expectations. Firstly, considering the price, I felt that the quality of the experience didn't quite match up. The sauna being solely a sauna without any steam room options was disappointing, particularly for guests with certain health conditions who may have been expecting more.The breakfast options were also quite limited, with pastries being the primary offering included in the room price. Additionally, the omelette left much to be desired – as a French hotel, one would expect a proper French omelette.On a positive note, I absolutely loved the interior design of the hotel and the charming inner yard terrace. However, despite these highlights, I'm uncertain if I would choose to stay here again.One thing that truly stood out during my stay was the lovely and accommodating staff. Their hospitality made the experience more enjoyable despite the shortcomings.Location - brilliant!
spencer humistonspencer humiston
04:12 08 Apr 24
Fantastic little bolthole montmarte. We spent one night while passing through Paris but plan on coming back just to spend more time at the hotel. Bar and cafe were great. The restaurant is truly incredible. Staff was attentive and efficient. The room was small but cozy and really well put together.
Cortney RizzoCortney Rizzo
18:36 01 Jan 24
Had a great experience at Hotel Le Ballu. The staff was amazing. I was there for work and needed to bring my 4 month old. They went above and beyond in accommodating a baby (pack n play, bouncer, baby bath, baby towel, baby amenities). Staff was so friendly. It felt like home for the week we were there.
Danielle RindDanielle Rind
17:58 05 Dec 23
Very cute and cozy hotel. Loved the rooms they were very comfortable with robes and very clean. Great relaxing bar/lounge on the ground floor. Hotel staff was very friendly and accommodating. Little spa downstairs was a great place to heat up after being outside all day, you can reserve the whole thing for hour blocks. Cute shops and restaurants nearby (but mostly closed on Sundays). Absolutely recommend.
Keli FawKeli Faw
09:07 21 Nov 23
It's kind of the hotel you want to tell everyone about but want no one else to discover so it doesn't get too expensive to enjoy any longer or harder to book. I stayed there with my almost teen daughter and it was ideal. We both loved it. The decor, the rooms, the location, and the overall vibe were perfect. The staff, each of them, is wonderfully kind, attentive, and helpful. Rooms are well appointed and comfortable. Location is as others have said, excellent but just tucked away enough. The pool and sauna were a nice moment to have during a very wet day out in Paris.
17:22 24 Sep 23
Hotel Le Ballu is a true gem in the 9th. My wife and I are so glad we chose to stay here. Its fairly central and walkable to everything, yet tucked slightly away to keep you in a quiet & safe location. As for their staff: From reception to kitchen, their staff is amazing ,and go above and beyond to make your experience a positive one. Their food (delicious) and cocktail bar top notch. Our room was truly a perfect balance of size and function, that had a very welcoming vibe. Comfortable beds and pillows, great light facing the street with electronic shutters to control light, and privacy. Their bathroom was good size and well designed. Room temp controls were good, and the mini bar with sink, dishware, and expresso machine were a welcomed amenity. Outside of Hotel Le Ballu area neighborhoods, we always felt safe walking at any hour of the day or night. A half block walk puts local bistros, coffee shops, bars, pubs, boulangerie bakeries at your fingertips, including a great wine shop. About two blocks out and you're at easy access to all city transportation and the busier side of the 9th. You won't regret making this your place of stay in Paris.
woori limwoori lim
06:12 16 Aug 23
We stayed here for about 10 days. the best thing was the fantastic interior, condition of the room and they have enough size for 2 people. the breakfast on the terrace like a garden was very nice. we also had dinner here. I had an experience different from day and the day was very peaceful and relaxable. and at night was a really cool area but not noisy. It was the best level to enjoy dinner.the very thankful thing was we requested a little complex. because there was another trip in the middle of our trip. So,we leave the luggage here for about 4 days, they accepted our request very welcoming. Lastly what I want to say is the location also is very perfect. there is a lot of supermarkets and brasserie and good restaurant. ♥️
Ray DennisonRay Dennison
02:01 08 Aug 23
The rooms and service here are spectacular. Fun vibe. Tastefully decorated rooms. Mine was standard but still had beautiful French windows/doors opening to the central courtyard. Bathroom had great shower products. Cute minibar setup. High quality hotel for a very smart price.
caroline Randallcaroline Randall
08:39 10 Jul 23
We stayed here for my friend's 50th. The hotel could not have been more helpful. They were absolutely lovely and couldn't do enough for us. The hotel itself is super cool, quirky boutique feel and really clean. I left my necklace in my room and they posted it back to me in England the next day! Really happy with our stay and will return again next time I'm in Paris.
Sophia TheodossiouSophia Theodossiou
13:02 28 Jun 23
Fantastic location and rooms. The rooms are large for Paris standards and very comfortable. Great beds and showers. The location is amazing. Have been to Paris several times and this will be my new go-to hotel. The front desk staff and baristas were also very kind and helpful.
Joshua BeckertJoshua Beckert
21:22 29 May 23
I recently had the pleasure of staying at Hotel Le Ballu during my trip to Paris. The hotel itself is beautifully designed, with a perfect blend of modern and classic elements, creating a very chic and inviting atmosphere.The staff at the hotel were extremely kind, helpful and accommodating throughout my stay.The breakfast at the hotel was simply delicious, with a wide variety of fresh and tasty options to choose from. However, the service and ordering process was a bit unorganized, which was a little frustrating at times.Overall, I would highly recommend Hotel Le Ballu.
Carolyn LimCarolyn Lim
18:39 14 May 23
My first hotel review! I am a frequent traveler, and pretty picky about the hotels that I stay in. Hotel Le Ballu is located on a quiet street in the 9th in Paris. The hotel is very stylish, which is great if you care about design! In addition to this, though, there are little touches that elevate the hotel above others I've stayed at - the HUGE rain shower in the bathrooms, skylights that let the natural light in in the room we stayed in, and the most comfy beds that I passed out for 10 hours on (I am EXTREMELY picky about hotel beds, but this is the beds and the pillows are the exact right firmness for me). Despite being centrally located, the hotel is on a super quiet street, allowing you to get a good nights rest. as if that wasn't already enough, the hotel has a cute little pool and sauna that you can book for a private hour with the concierge (all complimentary). The only thing to note is that while the hotel notes said the pool was heated at 31 degrees, we found it felt colder than that in our experience. The sauna felt nice, new, and was extremely hot. In addition, the price of the hotel was super reasonable, especially compared with other similar hotels in the area. I will forever be staying here on my returns to Paris!!!!
Eike BoscheEike Bosche
11:52 02 May 23
We stayed for 3 nights in this lovely hotel. Beautiful decor a la 60’s style with a hang to modern beauty. Good background music in the lounge. Good space of the courtyard area. Breakfast was ok, bit unorganised on some days but staff where friendly and helpful.We can definitely recommend the place.
Christine SandfordChristine Sandford
16:29 18 Mar 23
Absolutely loved this hotel! The photos don’t do it justice. The staff were incredibly helpful and friendly. The hotel has a really nice vibe, very relaxed, art deco but modern and cozy at the same time. Loved the private pool in the morning. Unlike many hotels, they had a tiny kitchen with some plates, microwave, coffee maker and more, very helpful when travelling. I can’t wait to stay here for all my trips to Paris!
Boutique Hotel
37 Rooms
  • Immersing in wellness at the hotel’s relaxing sauna
  • Melting all troubles away while swimming in the scenic pool
  • Relishing a delicious morning coffee and homemade croissants with organic jam
  • Lounging about at the hotel’s terrace engulfed in bloom and fragrance
  • Preparing a fast meal at a fully equipped en suite kitchenette

Rooms Overview

The spacious interior of the well-lit rooms is done in homage to the tranquil urbanity of Parisian leisure and is complete with Chenille easy chairs, triangular wooden coffee tables, spacious beds and sofas: just perfect for reading or just lazing about after a session at the boutique hotel’s pool and sauna.

Standard Double

2 guests Kitchenette View into the city

Airy and sound-proof, the 18m2 rooms are fitted out with cutting-edge air conditioning and heating, an Italian shower, a small but fully rigged-out kitchenette, and authentic designer furniture like a designer sofa and coffee table.
Keep in mind that bed-head reading lanterns, free sauna and pool access make this accommodation one of the best-value options in central Paris for relaxing.

Superior Twin or Double

guests Kitchenette One-bedroom suite View into the city

Facing the garden, this hotel’s accommodation unit boasts either a jumbo king-size bed or two separate beds, a sofa, a writing table, a scenic bathroom setting, and fascinates with bold designer moves and 21st-century utilitarianism.
What is more, here you can have not just an en vogue combination of prime decor and sustainable first-class technology but also, like in other units, 24/7 room service and access to a sauna, a swimming pool and other hotel perks like a kitchenette with crockery, a Nespresso machine, and a TV set with international channels.

Deluxe Twin or Double

2 guests Connecting rooms option One-bedroom suite View into the city

Taking up 25m2, the room is great for a weekend in Paris for two. Inside, you can unveil the refined allure of a huge room that you can connect with others and thus convert into a true apartment.
What is more, the aquamarine wall colour; a cushy sofa and a designer reading table will make your stay a tribute to comfort and refined leisure, to add to all other features like a kitchenette and great lighting.

Junior Suite

2 guests Kitchenette One-bedroom suite View into the city

Fitting up to 3 people, and occupying 30m2, the suite is not just luxurious but also authentic in its Parisian charm and boasts like other rooms a focus on ecology and sustainability of stay.
Here you can profit from sustainable cooking at its fully-rigged kitchenette, designer rugs and furniture, huge bed, a separate sleeping place, and a bathtub for the most relaxing of sojourns.

Keep in mind that it is one of the most comfortable rooms, perfect in tandem with free SPA and swimming pool experiences.


4 guests Kitchenette Two-bedroom suite View into the city

Covering a whopping 47m2, the spacious well-lit space is made for those used to the privacy of their own space and is one of the most dazzling gems of the Le Ballu hotel’s collection.
Take delight in the spacious designer setting complete with two rooms furnished with a King size bed, one convertible king-size sofa, and all the hand-picked selections of stylish furniture units.

That, along with either a panoramic garden or street vista, will make your stay scenic and fun, especially given that you can stay here with family or friends, the room having been made to house up to 4 people.

Junior suite with terrace

3 guests Balcony Kitchenette View into the city

Also fitted out with a private bathtub, and all the trappings of an airy boutique hotel designer suite for two, this suite also boasts its terrace and a gob-smacking panorama over downtown Paris for you to sense the somewhat rakish allure of this trendy district.

Apartment with terrace

4 guests Balcony Kitchenette View into the city

Another vast living boutique hotel unit, this apartment is arguably the hotel’s most luxurious option, thanks to its private terrace and features like a garden or street view, an Italian shower in a scenic bathroom setting, and designer furniture.

Services and facilities

Minimal interior
Air conditioning
Family rooms
Non smoking rooms
Wellness services
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Taste the flavors

Continental Breakfast

Don’t forget to wake up for your ambrosial breakfast with crispy homemade croissants and organic jam, along with steaming coffee. It is not just delicious but served in a scenic dining hall with walls of enthralling colour and design or on a spacious terrace.


Le Ballu restaurant offers some of the most exquisite Parisian dishes, from 12 am to 11 pm: here you can munch on French classics and wash them down with fragrant French wine, all in an Art Deco Setting with an East European allure.

About sustainability


Citrus, the fruit of Promise, indicates that the property is noticeable eco-conscious as many areas of sustainability are addressed.

  • Hotel Le Ballu offers eco-conscious hospitality with bed linen and towel washing done when signalled only.
  • The boutique hotel prices into your stay homemade breakfast that pays homage to local cuisine and is made using mostly organic produce.
  • There are a lot of bike rentals around the hotel for eco-sustainable active leisure.
  • Hotel Le Ballu benefits from the modern protocol of “triage”; sorting waste according to its category to help the planet.

Explore the location

Situated close to Opera Metro Station, and some of the main art hubs, Hotel Le Ballu is the pearl of the Montmartre: here you can explore the kinetic bar and dining stage, make a trip to landmarks like Amelie-Cafe, Moulin-Rouge, and Sacré-Cœur Basilica and walk with your friends or solo in one of Paris’s most picture-perfect districts.

Explore Paris like a local!

Head here for a stay in one of the most bookish and inspiring Parisian spots, and don’t forget that it is not just the hotel but also the scenic area around that makes for a complete stay in the Montmartre district.

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