What We Love
- Dimore Studio's artful mix of design styles and eras
- The restored glass-topped, trellis-lined courtyard
- Taking a dip in the blissful indoor heated swimming pool
What To Know
- Located in the 2nd arrondissement, steps from Opera Comique and Galeries Lafayette
- The 26 rooms feature bold print drapes, Dedar velvet sofas, rugs from Louis de Poortere, and geometric brass headboards
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
Italian designers Dimore Studio spent two years revamping this five-story mansion—once the home of Louis XV’s chief minister—into a riot of colors: think
mustard yellow, forest green, and eggplant walls; patterned curtains and carpets; and Art Deco furniture that together might make it the most eye-catching hotel in all of Paris. Each of the 26 guest rooms are decked out in Louis de Poortere rugs, velvets by Dedar, and Jim Thompson silks, which have a warming effect that’s emphasized by the covetable FontanaArte lamps and wall fixtures, while bathrooms have underfloor heating and some have separate bathtubs. On a warm day, the veranda is a lovely place to sit with a cocktail from the honor bar or a complimentary coffee. The basement swimming pool can be booked in advance and, while the green-painted, windowless room has a slightly ’70s sci-fi ambience, a steam and a swim is the ideal way to end a day of sightseeing.
In the Area
The hotel is well located in a neighborhood with plenty of dining and drinking options, and sits in close proximity to public transport: the Richelieu-Drouot metro station is just around the corner, the Opera station a five-minute walk, and it’s just 15 minutes to Paris Nord. The Centre Pompidou, home to one of the best collections of modern art in Europe, and the Louvre are also both within walking distance. The nearby Palais Garnier, a stunning 19th-century opera house, still puts on stellar music and ballet performances; ask the concierge to arrange for tickets. A couple of the intimate café-bars that Paris does so well are also just a few streets away; try La Gorille, a bar with excellent food, or the understatedly cool Lockwood for afternoon espressos and evening cocktails.
How to Get There
This hotel is in a fab location, within walking distance of many of the main sights of Paris. The reception staff are v friendly, fluent in English and happy to give great recommendations on where to drink/eat. For Paris, the rooms are big and the bathrooms are palatial. All in all, I’d really recommend this hotel.
Fabulous small boutique hotel - the staff were so helpful and kind and added another dimension to our stay; lots of tips and directions to find the special parts of Paris - thank you so much Adrien and Vincent.The room was nice, spacious with a comfy bed, (silent and dark, exec room on courtyard) but what is particularly worth mentioning was the bathroom - stunning, luxurious and spacious! The Spa is a relaxing way to spend an hour.The location was perfect - central and walking distance to lots of sights, plus extremely near the Metro. Definitely to be recommended and we'd love to return
we enjoy : the place, all services (a special thanks to the waitress at the breakfast), the charming decorated room. We will come back.
this hotel is so comfortable and friendly. The spa is a good way to be well.
Ignore the construction and make your way into the beautifully appointed lobby and it’s friendly and attentive staff. The rooms have high ceilings, comfortable beds and rainfall shower heads. Oh — and you’ll be welcomed with a small treat of artisanal caramels on your nightstand.
2nd time here and just as good as first time. Good sized room and unusual for Paris a big bathroom. There is construction opposite but not audible form our room.pool is not for lap swimmer but still nice to have. Very friendly and helpful staff.