Castille Paris – Starhotels Collezione
What We Love
- Located on a quiet street in the 1st Arrondissement
- Beautiful courtyard with murals, mosaic tiles and a fountain
- 24-hour room service
- Free access to the renovated fitness center
What To Know
- L’Assagio, the on-site Italian restaurant, is closed for lunch and dinner on weekends (and certain holidays)
- High-speed WiFi is an additional $26 per day
- A city tax of $4 (€3.30) per person, per night, will be collected by the hotel at checkout
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Refined but not stuffy, the Castille Paris has an enviable address on Rue Cambon in the swanky 1st Arrondissement of the City of Light, right next door to Coco Chanel’s original design house. Under the direction of Italian designer Elisabetta Fabri, three private 18th-century residences were seamlessly combined to make one hotel. Gone are the expansive foyers and grand staircases you might expect at other Parisian hotels; instead, you get modern style and rich woodwork, with furniture you can sit on without asking permission.
Bed & Bath
There’s a distinct difference between the two wings, which house the 108 guestrooms. The Opéra Wing features contemporary Parisian design with Baroque elements, such as Renaissance-style portraits in gilded frames. The Rivoli Wing takes inspiration from Coco Chanel (who famously worked just down the block in her heyday), with a palette of black, white and beige. Superior and Deluxe Rooms overlook Rue Cambon or the courtyard and are kitted out with wooden parquet floors and marble bathrooms stocked with Starbeauty products.
With an Italianate fountain as its centerpiece, the sun-filled patio turns into a natural spot for gatherings and a glass of champagne among the well-heeled guests. Elsewhere, there’s a well-stocked fitness center and an Italian restaurant, L’Assaggio. The menu focuses on classics such as ravioli in truffle butter and sea bass with potatoes and olives. If you’re in the mood for small bites, stick to the bar and salon, where you can grab an espresso, tea or old-fashioned cocktail, like a gin fizz.
In the Area
Want to feel like a real Parisian? Catch a performance at the Opéra, just a few blocks from the hotel. Just behind the Opéra, try a Paris must-have, a macaron, at the iconic Dalloyau; it’s been open since 1682 and has some pretty cracking views. But for arguably the best view in the city you should pay a visit to Sacre Coeur in the hilly neighborhood of Montmarte. A good place to start a night out on the town is Les Trois Baudets, a trendy venue that plays host to a number of acts throughout the year.
How to Get There
It was a lastminute booking when my eurostar was delayed. Everything worked very well. Super central location near the Louvre & Tuilerie Garden. Rooms were nice - it will need an update in a few years time - fabric on headboard fraying but it still looks reasonably pretty
Was there last weekend, for a short work trip, arrived extra early in the morning and staff was kind enough to give us a room to sleep in. It was very tiny, but they changed our room later on in the day, which made all the difference! They were very accommodating. The cat, Eliot is adorable - he roams freely and is extremely charming. Overall the staff are great, but it is somewhat over priced for what it is and offers.
Our recent stay at the hotel Was very enjoyable at this comfortable and excellent location. The overall staff was excellent and rooms were very comfortable. Food at the breakfast was very good. Make sure to ask for Elliot when you stay
Nice hotel, modern renovation. Wooden floor. Nice breakfast room with outdoor courtyard.
Small hotel with a cozy athmosphere.
Location in less than 10 min walk from l’Opera but in a very quite street.
Starhotel is a small Italian chain but high quality in decor and food.
Its my third time at the Castile and once again this hotel doesn't disappoint. As a seasoned travel I am used to staying in several high end hotels and when in Paris the Castille is among my favorite hotels to stay at. The food, location and staff cant be beaten.