Le Roch Hotel & Spa
What We Love
- Codage bath products for all guests
- The veggie-forward menu at the ground-floor restaurant is the work of a double Michelin-starred chef
- The bijou pool in the basement
- Samsung tablets in each room
What To Know
- Each of the four “Indulgence” suites comes with its own hammam
- The hotel shares a street with the Tuileries Gardens
- Spa treatments are available 24/7
- The hotel’s head concierge is the youngest to receive a Clefs d’Or
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Sarah Lavoine took inspiration from Paris’s historic Latin Quarter when redesigning this 19th-century manse. Like that endearingly free-spirited neighborhood, the 37 light-soaked rooms here are offbeat yet timeless, decked out with walnut floors and Carrera marble, an unexpected color scheme of pale greens and sages, pillows splattered with geometric patterns (Lavoine is especially known for her graphic edge), and plenty of brass trimmings—though it’s the Saint Roch suite and its complimentary minibar, roomy dressing area, and terrace overlooking Place Vendôme’s bronze Napoleon statue that is the unmistakable scene-stealer. Lavoine also brought in plenty of Moroccan flair, such as zellige bathroom tiles, fluffy Berber carpets, and a petite hammam accessible via a waterfall by the black-lava rock pool—all nods to the city’s deep-rooted North African community. Though a 1st arrondissement location means most of the city’s famed sites are within walking distance, you might be just as inclined to stay in and savor this unique slice of Paris.
In the Area
Situated on a quiet and historic street (look out for the nearly 400-year-old antique shop wedged into the St. Roch church) between the Place de l’Opera and the Place Vendôme, a stay at this boutique hotel is sure to spur some serious postcode envy. In addition to the Rodin and Maillol sculptures of Jardin des Tuileries, which is down the street, you’re also close to the upmarket boutiques of rue St-Honore, including Colette, a lifestyle store that’s long been considered a Fashion Week favorite. Fortunately, getting to other pockets of the city is just as easy—you’re just a one-minute walk from the Pyramides and Tuileries metro stops.
How to Get There
My girlfriend and I recently stayed at the hotel and found it easy to find as it is a short distance from Tuileries Metro station (lines 1) and Pyramides Metro station (lines 7 and 14)
The hotel reception is clean and small but the staff were polite, professional, friendly and spoke good English. The staff were also knowledgeable of the local area too but at present the Yellow Vests in Paris are protesting and therefore Paris might be in lockdown from early in the morning on Saturdays to late Saturday night and as such local Metro stations including Tuileries Metro station, Concorde Metro station and others might be closed and I would advise all visitors to Paris to do their homework before they go and find alternative routes to places as to getting caught out in the issues. That said the police my girlfriend and I spoke too were polite and helpful least not when we were there. For example we had booked a trip up the Eiffel Tower (before we set off from the UK) and we had to walk from the hotel to the Eiffel Tower and back again due to the above.
When we went to our room we were very impressed as the bed was a king-size bed with clean white sheets and fluffy pillows, the lighting was a little dark but this could be attributed to create extra ambience for guests. The bathroom was also of a good size with a clean sink, shower and mirror. The shower head was amazing least not because of its size but also the hot water produced and the complimentary toiletries smelt fantastic and were used by my girlfriend and I. The sink also produced hot water for when I needed to wet shave.
My girlfriend and I did not use the spa area but this also looked clean and inviting. The dining area was also clean with some beautiful flowers as a main centre piece and gave the area a distinguished look. The dining area was also spacious and my girlfriend and I chose to have a cooked omelette with cheese and mushrooms and this was also nice, it was hot, nicely presented and we also had a few items from the continental buffet too.
Turning to the dining area staff like the reception staff were also attentive, polite, friendly and helpful as we ordered some coffee to go with our breakfasts. We also noticed in the dining area was a small library where people can borrow books and play board games.
The real gem of the hotel is the garden in the centre of the hotel and whilst my girlfriend and I did not use it for drinks or snacks we did have a look and it was clean, inviting and above all very private.
The local area is also very quaint with little shops to get some bits and pieces including food from a local minimarket and other shops are also nearby such as to get some memorabilia and gifts such as postcards, keyrings, tea towels etc. to take home.
Our only criticism of the hotel on the complimentary tray in the bedroom there are some teabags but for people who drink black tea but no breakfast tea and I would suggest buying (from the local minimarket) or asking for some complimentary milk for those who prefer milk in their tea.
The best location ever in Paris. All big and famous stores are near by. Staff are helpful and cooperative. The room is clean, excellent design and lovely environment. No words can explain my satisfaction.
I love this hotel. I’ve stayed here for pleasure and on business and it’s perfect. Lovely atmosphere, nice rooms and cool decor. The food is good and it’s a great place for a cocktail too. There is a spa and hammam and also just a nice place to chill out. Great location within minutes walk of the Louvre and the shops at St Honore.
What a beautiful property to stay in. Everything from the rooms to the products used to the service to the breakfast to the outside area on the first floor. All outstanding. I loved the big beds and the rain shower.
Very romantic boutique hotel. Lobby has good atmosphere for quiet moment with tea or evening drink. The rooms are spacious for Paris. The small pool had a private elevator from some rooms. Staff was attentive. Definitely a great pick for a getaway.