Castille Paris – Starhotels Collezione
What We Love
- Classic cocktails at the palazzo-inspired bar
- Frescoes in the courtyard
- Heliot, the resident Russian Blue cat
- Jean-Paul Hevin chocolate on your pillow—part of the hotel’s thoughtful turndown service
What To Know
- Guests are provided complimentary smartphones
- The hotel sits adjacent to Coco Chanel’s haute couture studio
- The 24/7 fitness center includes a Jacuzzi
- The property is a quick 8-minute walk from the Madeleine metro station
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
A trio of Italian-accented 19th-century mansions tucked in Paris’s swish first arrondissement
If Coco Chanel’s designs took a Mediterranean detour, chances are, they would resemble the Florentine interiors at this refined metropolitan retreat. France and Italy happily co-mingle in each of the 108 guest rooms, divided between the older Rivoli wing—coffee-colored expanses with tweed carpeting and views of the neighboring Chanel workshop—and the less subdued Opera section, lined with Baroque-inspired dwellings, all Venetian mirrors, and sexy red velvet trimmings. It’s the Dolce Vita apartment, though—an ultra roomy two-bedroom affair furnished with convertible couches, a large living room, and Calacatta marble bathrooms—that truly distinguish this pied-à-terre. The staff’s can-do attitude also helps leave an indelible impression here. From a butler who can help unpack to a squad of at-the-ready valets, bellboys, and concierges, the service is delightfully Old World. Your Roman-Parisian holiday continues in the elegant common areas, which include a bar, lined with larger-than-life oil portraits, and L’Assagio, the hotel’s southern Italian restaurant where a Piedmontese weekend delicacy—sauce-less agnolotti, served in a cloth napkin— is just one of the many authentic menu offerings.
In the Area
The fashion set will appreciate the hotel’s accessibility to the boutiques and jewelry shops of Place Vendôme and Rue Saint-Honore (both nabes are just around the corner), while those on the tourist trail are just five minutes on foot from the Seine River and the Tuileries Garden, a popular public green space named for the tile factories that previously claimed the site. The concierge can help arrange a VIP visit to the unofficial fashion museum that is the neighboring Chanel Maison, complete with a champagne toast; true Coco-holics can opt for a walking downloadable digital audio tour curated by the late designer herself.
How to Get There
Me and my husband visited this hotel for a long weekend and as soon as we entered we received such great service. Check in was seamless - the staff were so nice and attentive. We booked with our Amex gold and they had no hesitation with upgrading us and explaining our perks and the staff were some of the most polite people ever!
We were upgraded to a junior suite and the room was perfect. It was the coco Chanel design - spacious, clean, nice decor. Bed was comfy and everything was just great! We had lunch at the restaurant and I ordered a pasta dish and my husband ordered a chicken dish and the food was lovely. Really enjoyed it and good quality and again great service! The bar was great we enjoyed drinks there too.
One of the days we had little surprises in our room - sweets, drinks, nuts and a little card wishing us a nice wedding anniversary - it was such a nice gesture.
Nothing was too much for this hotel, we forgot our travel adaptors - they provided a couple straight away, we wanted to store our luggage on the day we were leaving - they took care of that.
This hotel is definitely the one to stay at in the heart of Paris. Such a good location and such nice staff. Everything was perfect! When I come back I won’t even consider another hotel!
Mr and Mrs Dhaliwal
The Castille is a high-end boutique hotel well located on a small street in the heart of the fashion district, just minutes by foot to the Louvre and Place Vendome (and right next door to Chanel). We appreciated the central location, from which we could walk to many of the places we were going. We had considered staying in the Marais, but wanted to be in a more central part of the city.
As we are a family of five, we were looking for a two bedroom suite and the two bedroom Dolce Vita suite perfectly fit our needs. The rooms were spacious and drop-dead gorgeous, with a generous living and dining room. But what really set this hotel apart was its incredible management and staff. In the middle of our stay, upon our return to the hotel one day, the management told us that a third room had become available that could convert our suite into three bedrooms, and they presented us with the third bedroom without charge for the remainder of the stay. Add to that the champagne and snacks that would mysteriously appear in our room, and you get a picture of how this property is run. I cannot say enough about the gracious and caring people who manage the Castille.
Breakfasts were served in the hotel’s beautiful interior courtyard. We got spot-on restaurant recommendations from Nahim, one of the hotel’s concierges, who knew us by name and booked our various tours and dinners. He was a big part of our memorable four nights in Paris. All in all, we really loved this hotel. It offers personalized service and luxury at a price that, while not cheap, beats many of the other comparable properties for what you are getting. And its central location is perfect for exploring the city.
My husband and I took a weekend trip to Paris from Holland. We were on a work trip in Europe so Paris sounded nice. It was our real first getaway since the kids. I must say it was quite special. The room was small but meticulously decorated. Everything looks so good inside the hotel. THe service was excellent! And must I say a dream come true to any Chanel lovers. Right next door served with champagne.