A safari atmosphere just behind Porte d'Orléans
A safari atmosphere just behind Porte d'Orléans
Rue Beaunier has a character all to its own. Near Porte d'Orléans on the edge of the city, it leaves the unattractive Avenue du Général Leclerc, rising gently up towards the pleasant Parc Montsouris. Although it has no specific attractions, the street has the merit of being quiet and very well connected by bus, metro and tram routes which mean you are just a few stops away from destinations like Porte de Versailles and Montparnasse, and no time at all from the centre of Paris. The night life in this part of town is nothing to write home about, and you are best off leaving behind the brasseries at Porte d'Orléans and heading for the more friendly atmosphere in the area around Alésia.
In case you love travelling to distant lands, the current owner of the hotel, who took over in 2007, has chosen to decorate it along the lines of a place he does not know: Africa. The ambience is actually quite a success, with panther bedspreads, rattan bedside table, and photos of giraffes, lions and tigers. Even the beds themselves seem to have travelled, maybe too far, as the spring mattresses indicate. There is a pretty writing desk and a leather chair in case you are inspired to pick up a paintbrush in the manner of Van Kessel. When the heat of the Parisian jungle gets too much, feel free to ask for your fan.
The Cécil has an engaging external appearance, thanks to the red awning. It also extends a warm welcome, with a spacious hall that opens onto the breakfast area and a lounge space with big red sofas, in a style that helps prepare you for what you will find in your room. Each landing is furnished with second-hand items. The best thing about staying here in summer is the outdoor terrace overlooking the old railway that once circled Paris. A benefit for late risers is that breakfast can still be taken until midday!
An affordable price for a hotel of this catagory with a prestigious setting.
A perfectly decent hotel close to the Grands Boulevards district.
This hotel has been recently renovated in a sophisticated and stylish manner, and its wonderful black and white designer guest rooms could barely be more trendy.
Luxury quality at Mercure prices.
A charming and reasonably-priced 3* establishment.
A magnificent hotel in a quiet setting
Poor amenities and guest rooms which are fine for somewhere to sleep but nothing more.
This gorgeous boutique hotel situated right in the heart of Paris mixes contemporary design with Japanese influences to create a relaxing and calming haven for visitors to the fast paced city. Attention to detail is the key word here, with carefully laid out books in the small library/chess room, entirely French products in the bar and Feng Chui energy in the bathrooms. Designed by Jean-Michel Wilmotte - a reputed French architect and designer who believes in the pursuit of "elegance, proportion, comfort and refinement." The hotel's clientele comprises primarily couples searching for a touch of luxury and originality, as well as business guests wanting a change from the standard chain hotel.
This is a hotel full of French style in which no copies or reproductions will be tolerated. The Bristol is one of the few luxury hotels in Paris that belongs to a European family (German) rather than one of the great families of Asia or the United Arab Emirates. Stylish, classy and refined, the Bristol holds great importance in the quality and authenticity of its features and materials. Its gourmet restaurant attracts a demanding clientele that is fond of excellent cuisine.
The George V is one of the most prestigious Parisian palaces in the city. You barely have to cross the threshold before realising you are entering a hotel in which luxury, perfection and indulgence are the name of the game. Boasting rooms fit for a princess, impressive lounges and a Michelin-starred restaurant, the George V ticks all the boxes when it comes to satisfying even the most demanding of guests. The interior designer Pierre Yves Rochon oversaw the complete refurbishment of the building in 1997, and has since then continued to make improvements to the decor in the 18th Century style.
The latest Parisian palace to open its doors on 1 August 2014. The French chic and sophistication goes perfectly with the Asian elegance in the magnificent building dating from 1908. This is the Peninsula Group's first hotel to open in France but also in Europe.
The latest Parisian luxury hotel, the Shangri-La will seduce a demanding clientele that will know how to appreciate the richly ornate Empire style of this particular hotel. Nothing more can be said about the lengths taken to find the materials, designs, and other accessories that contribute to recreating the atmosphere of the 19th century, while at the same time offering the comfort and modernity of the 21st century. This extremely shiny and ornate Empire style may scare away some potential guests, however, it is still a real privilege to stay in this residence previously owned by a prince, the great nephew of Napoleon.
It took five Haussmanian buildings to bring the Park Hyatt Paris Vendôme into existence, and it is the first luxury hotel in Paris to be designed in a contemporary fashion. Comfort, style and impeccable service all come together here in a younger, more modern setting.
Inaugurated on 28 February 2012, the W Paris - Opera has finally opened in the City of Light. The Starwood brand linked to fashion and trends thus has its own prestigious establishment in Paris.
Nestled in a 19th century building, the hotel is in a great location. Design and modernity, with a conceptual touch, all come together here. Its designer is in the best position to explain why, since we're not sure it's really clear otherwise, but the W Paris-Opera is centred around the theme The Spark. The establishment thus defines itself as a "spark", creating a fictitious connection between the very first W hotel in New York and its newest sibling in Paris.
At the heart of the Opera district, the W can already rely on its guests who are fans of the brand and hopes that word of mouth will make it the place to be in the area; not just for its rooms but for its restaurant and bar as well.
Confidentiality is the order of the day at this very upmarket establishment, perfect for VIPs looking for a little discretion, and private events are also held here.
The Meurice is one of Paris's best addresses. With its contemporary yet quintessentially Parisian décor realised by great names such as Stark and his daughter. The Meurice is an exclusive haunt. the hotel's main restaurant, Le Meurice, is headed by 3 Michelin star Chef Yannick Alléno which is, needless to say, one of the highlights of a stay at the hotel. In a fantastic location right opposite the Jardin des Tuileries, the rooms are tastefully decorated and the service is impeccable.