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
Stayed here for one night in August.
The staff at Hotel De Nell are excellent and really pay attention to your needs. The room was amazing and had a fantastic bathroom with a square bath tub and a fantastic shower.
Hotel umbrellas were at hand to deal the inclement weather and I very much recommend trying the hotel bar as they served an interesting, complementary snack which was like a soft bread stick with some kind of lemon infused cheese!
Will come here again.
Room was great, hotel was lovely and had character. Modern decor set in traditional building on quiet street. Close to great restaurants and bars. Hotel Restaurant/food was fantastic. Make sure to get deluxe room with Japanese Bath.
5 star hotel that did not disappoint. Recently renovated with understated elegance. From the minute we checked in, the front desk staff was excellent and everything else lived up to that standard for the next three days. We stayed in room 54 which was surprisingly large and upscale with 2 separate rooms: bedroom and living area with a wrap around balcony. I highly recommend for comfort, service, local French restaurant, location, and value.