This floating hotel in Paris is unlike anything we've ever seen

HD OFF BAR (1)Hotel Off Paris SeineA unique location offers unique views.

A new hotel has opened in Paris. It might be more appropriate to say it’s been launched, since the Off Paris Seine isn’t a structure built on dry land, but a floating barge anchored in the middle of Paris’ River Seine.

That might sound anxiety-inducing — the exact opposite of what you want in your Paris vacation.

But not to worry — the boat never undocks from its 13th-arrondissement neighbourhood, and it’s packed with cocktails by renowned mixologist Nicolas Munoz, a plunge pool, and every modern amenity you can imagine.

Take a look around this new kind of hotel.

The Off Paris Seine is a hotel like Paris has never seen before.

Hotel Off Paris Seine

Situated on a barge in the Seine, it is quite literally a floating hotel.

Off Paris Seine

The poolside bar area is unique in that it is completely open-air, and has the feeling of a roof deck. It will be enclosed with glass in the winter.

Off Paris Seine

There is a traditional reception area where guests can check in just like at a normal hotel.

Off Paris Seine

This was possible because the barge was built specifically for the hotel, and not recommissioned.

Off Paris Seine

The architecture is mainly metal and wood, with clean, modern lines throughout.

Off Paris Seine

There are 54 regular rooms on the ship -- one part stateroom, one part hotel room -- as well as four suites. The beds were designed to look like they float.

Off Paris Seine

The suites are quite luxurious. An installation of mirrors sits above the bed in the Silver Suite.

Off Paris Seine

The suites rent for about $A353 a night. The Sunset Suite's claim to uniqueness is its obvious orange hue on all applicable surfaces.

Off Paris Seine

The 54 smaller rooms rent for about $A168 a night.

Off Paris Seine

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