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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
This was my fourth stay at Hotel de Nell. It is consistently excellent. Service is great; rooms are well sized and beautifully appointed with modern fittings. Staff are excellent from the Porter to Concierge to Front Desk to Room Service to Bar Manager, Omar. Brilliant all round.
Very nice hotel, near of everything as well the street is very calm.. breakfast delicous and good price! Thanks to lovely Jennifer in the breakfast ! She is so lovely and she advice us very well for our day plan!
I recommend this!
See you soon guys!
Just returned home after a wonderful trip with my mum in this hotel. I genuinely could not recommend staying her enough! From start to finish our trip was perfect.
We were greeted by the friendliest and most helpful and efficient staff who made us feel so welcome from the moment we arrived.
Beautiful room overlooking the church and a fabulous nights sleep! We had a meal in the restaurant which again was perfect. Hotel has a fantastic bar and breakfast was also amazing. This hotel is a real gem in Paris.
Thank you once again to all the staff, we can't wait to return at the end of the year!