“A smart, friendly hotel right in the middle of town, just a 5-minute walk from the Louvre”
The delightfully decorated rooms offer great value, even if they are a bit on the small side. Slight increments in space come as you step up the price ladder, but don’t think that if you opt for the simpler prices, you’ll get the simpler décor. Not a bit of it. The same smart style runs throughout, with thick fabrics, upholstered bedheads, spotted grey carpets, cushioned chairs and mounted brass lamps. Rooms follow various colour themes (perhaps taupe with petrol blue), and bedcovers tend match the walls.
We stayed in one of the Tradition Rooms and found it to be perfectly comfortable; rooms in this category have bathtubs and overlook a pretty courtyard, making them good value.
Classic Rooms - the least expensive - have showers only and are the only rooms that cannot be made up as either a double or a twin. They’re at the front, thus picking up a little outside noise (but this is a small street so you shouldn’t expect revelry). Deluxe Rooms are bigger, with a proper armchair, a bathtub with a shower, and the possibility of an extra bed. Those at the front of the hotel also get more light thanks to the larger windows. Club Rooms up in the eaves have bigger bathrooms, LCD TVs and space for an extra bed if needed. They’re not great for tall people, but there's a pleasant sense of privacy in this area of the hotel.
We haven't seen the Executive Rooms yet, but they promise to be a spacious option with an ensuite shower room and views of rue Thérèse. All rooms have cupboards, TVs and minibars, and hairdryers in the bathrooms.
A continental buffet breakfast is served in the cosy brick-lined cellar room between 7am and 10.30am. Expect wonderfully fresh baguettes, croissants, pains au chocolate and pains au raisins (but if you come down late, you might find the croissants gone). You also get a choice of juices, fruit and yoghurts, fresh fruit salad, ham and cheese. If you fancy something hot, opt for sausage and scrambled eggs; coffee or tea is brought to you and there's a good jam selection, too (not one small tub but a tray of 5). Between 4 and 6pm there is a complimentary afternoon tea in the salon consisting of hot drinks, juices, fruits and cakes.
This is a B&B hotel so you will be eating out each evening. The choice is infinite, with prices to suit every pocket. If you want something glitzier head up to Place du Marché Saint Honoré for a collection of casual bistros and cafés. It's a good spot for people watching as you can sit out on terraces. Try Pierre au Palais Royal and Willy’s Wine Bar (English name, French food). Those wanting to splash out should do so at La Fontaine Gaillon (Gerald Depardieu’s restaurant) or at the thrice Michelin-starred Le Grand Vefour at the Palais Royal.
All ages are welcome, and children under 6 stay for free in their parents' room (extra beds are only possible in the Deluxe and Club categories). Cots and babysitting are available on request.
Babies (0-1 years), Toddlers (1-4 years), Teens (over 12)
Cots Available, Extra Beds Available
Babysitting is available by arrangement.
Baby cots are available on request.
Remember baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking