The team behind Murano Urban Resort have created in Hotel Kube another uber-conceptual pad, in a similarly unexplored (by hoteliers) location. Hidden behind gates off a little street near the railway line, it’s 100 per cent cool and modern, from the reception desk in a big glass cube in the courtyard, to the bright, white bedrooms off dark, dark corridors, illuminated only by subtle LED lights. Design-conscious and fun (we like the Toblerone and penny sweets), the rooms feature woven nylon flooring, synthetic fur curtains, bedside tables like giant ice-cubes, and photographs of models in bikinis and fur coats. The furry, chilly, trendy-Eskimo theme is carried through in the hotel’s brrr-inducing USP, the Ice Kube bar by Grey Goose, where you can sip vodka in sub-zero temperatures, wearing a special anorak. It’s all very witty, and as far from the ‘toile and afternoon tea’ hotels as you can get; this is more like staying in a nightclub or a music video. It’s in walking distance from the hip watersides of Bassin de la Villette and Canal Saint-Martin, and not far from Montmartre, but a taxi ride from pretty much anywhere else.