Hotel de Nell
What We Love
- The serene atmosphere and understated palette of midnight blue, cream and taupe
- The restaurant, with its checkered floor and wall blackboards chalked up with the day’s menu
- Close to the Grands Boulevards, it's ideally situated for theaters and shops
What To Know
- A city tax of $2 per person, per night, will be collected by the hotel at checkout
- Better suited to couples than families
- The restaurant is a favorite with local foodies; make sure to book a table in advance
- All public areas are accessible by wheelchair, and two rooms are adapted for wheelchair users
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Designed by the celebrated French architect and interior designer Jean Michel Wilmotte, Hotel de Nell’s interiors are both elegant and minimal, without being ceremonial. The clean lines of the custom-made furniture happily refuse to sacrifice comfort for style. There is an emphasis on the use of natural materials and harmonious tones: The linens are white and taupe, the rugs are made of sand-colored organic Swedish wool, and the white marble in the bathrooms is offset by accessories made from Oregon myrtlewood.
Bed and Bath
With just 33 rooms and one suite, this boutique property takes great pleasure in the tiny details. Softly lit carpeted corridors lead to restful rooms, where you’ll find natural wood paneling, underfloor heating in the bathrooms and Artemide lamps built into the headboards. The beds are dressed in fine Egyptian cotton, and the pillows (choose from firm ergonomic to soft goosedown) are topped with melt-in-your-mouth chocolates from the nearby confiserie A la Mere de Famille. Seventeen of the bathrooms have Japanese tubs carved from single blocks of stone, and the products are all paraben-free.
The restaurant, La Régalade Conservatoire, is overseen by renowned French chef Bruno Doucet and specializes in the art of “bistronomie” — a trend that marries the conviviality of traditional French bistro dining with fine cuisine. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, there is a $48 (€35) prix-fixe menu that offers such delicacies as creamy squid ink risotto, braised beef cheeks and Grand Marnier soufflé. The lobby bar is an ideal spot for a chimneyside aperitif and, for those who need to unwind, there’s a private room for massages, facials and body treatments.
In the Area
On the Right Bank between Montmartre and the Palais Royal, Paris’s 9th Arrondissement is a small but bustling neighborhood with plenty of sights within walking distance of the hotel. For a spot of shopping, head over to the elegant department store Galeries Lafayette, on the Boulevard Haussmann. Culture vultures will enjoy the local theaters, such as the Théâtre du Gymnase, which dates from 1820, and the nearby opera house le Palais Garnier. Or you can combine culture and cocoa at the Chocolate Museum.
How to Get There
Everything here was perfect -- the friendliness and attentiveness of the staff, the room and services, everything. It's just around the corner from a cool, up and coming neighborhood filled with young, fun people and small, interesting shops and restaurants. Would stay here again and again
It was my first trip to Paris. My girlfriend had been there twice, but I wanted to stay at Hotel De Nell after seeing an amazing review through Conde Nast Traveler. They raved about the Japanese soaking tub and how chic the rooms are! We loved every moment and slept off our jet lag, and then went out for the day and amazing nights. Loved the neighborhood, service and the size of the hotel. Turn down service was a huge plus with delicious chocolates each night. I want to go back!!!
The hotel staff is absolutely amazing, they go above and beyond for you. We had an issue with our room being way too hot. Giving the fact that it is on a lock set temp the hotel manager upgraded us to a room where the sun isn’t as strong. We were so grateful. Every staff we came in contact with was so friendly and welcoming. We truly enjoyed our stay because of the hotel staff. So thank you.
Well, what a hidden and excellent surprise in Paris. Spacious rooms. Fresh, modern design and decor. Outstanding service all round from the doorman, concierge, front desk, all terrific. Extremely well appointed rooms; very nice Nuxe spa products; pillow menu. Nice views of the neighbourhood near Saint Cecile. Breakfast served on our balcony was excellent. Very positive welcome by Cosmo and the front desk team. Very happy with our choice here and will be back for sure!
I traveled from San Diego, California. When I arrived to the Hotel de Nell, I was met with very accommodating and kind staff that assisted me with my luggage and showed me my room. What a beautiful and fantastic room. I travel frequently, and I was overjoyed to find that my room was equipped with a beautiful terrace from which I could sit and enjoy the day. Especially beautiful in the early morning and late night. The room was private and quiet, I heard absolutely no noise from outside my room. I am a very light sleeper so quiet is very important to me. The amenities in the room are phenomenal- water, lovely snacks, drinks, little gifts left daily and nightly. You are really treated like royalty here. The robes and slippers are fabulous after a rejuvenating soak in the amazing Japanese bathtub. It was easy to navigate nearby sites and the hotel was a nice walking distance from many important monuments. Also nice to explore the surrounding areas and lose yourself a bit in Paris. I dream of coming back to the Nell. Truly a paradise vacation for me.