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
We stayed here for 3 nights and although pricey had a lovely time. Room entertainment is poor in my opinion with no on demand movie option and limited English channels (unless you enjoy news channels).The bathroom was exceptional with its own steam room, amazing shower, lovely complimentary products and double basin.Although most locations were walk-able unfortunately I hurt by back the day before travel so opted to get taxis to most locations. Eiffel tower was 15 mins/20 Euro, Euro star was 20mins/ 26 Euro
First stay in the 1st arrondissement, and it's the best location ever. Been in Paris numerous times. Great hotel, great staff, great decoration and fin restaurant. Paris at its best with class but also friendliness.
Wonderful hotel, friendly staff, excellent service and perfect location. We stayed in the suite with Hammam which was beautifully presented. We cannot praise the staff enough who all made our stay wonderful. They were perfect and the hotel is highly recommended.
Le Roch is one of my favourite hotels in Paris. Have returned for a second stay and it was just as good. Even the Cosy rooms are of a decent size, which is seldom in Paris.
The hotel has a good ambiance and an excellent service.
What worked for me for 5 nights: comfortable bed, decent sized bathroom, location on a quiet street, room service breakfast, prompt housekeeping and small but clean and functional gym with new equipment. Also, the hotel porters were prompt and efficient. In fact, the porter staff were the nicest people at the this supposedly "charming" boutique hotel.
What I disliked the most was the lack of service and the reason I will probably stay somewhere else and can't recommend this hotel to anyone. For a hotel with only 35-40 rooms, you would think the staff would be friendlier. On my first afternoon, still jet-lagged from an overnight flight from the U.S., I asked the concierge where I could find a quick bite nearby. He acted annoyed and bothered by this question... so I just ended up finding something myself. He said he was having a rough day. Ok, I'm not a guest of this hotel to listen to your problems. I never bothered to ask the front desk another question for the remaining stay which totaled 5 nights. In addition, I knew I would be jet-lagged and wanting a room early when I got to Paris. Two days before I checked in (on November 16), I called the hotel to see if I could add an additional night (thereby guaranteeing a room in the morning, well before the designated check-in time). I called the main line to hotel and was told that I had reached the concierge desk...but my request would be given to a reservations agent and I would get a call back. I NEVER GOT A CALL BACK... so when I checked in, I asked if I could get into a room early knowing full well that it would be unlikely. I mentioned that I had tried to get an additional night prior to flying across the ocean, but that no one called me back. I ended up paying 100 Euros/night to upgrade to a room that was quickly available(after I agreed to pay for the upgrade, coincidence?). So what happened to the message that was supposed to be passed on? These details matter when you advertise the "boutique" hotel experience. This is not a big operation and a message could be passed on, right? Even just to tell me that there was no availability? Does the hotel not want my extra night's revenue? On top of that, because of this message mix up, you would think a glass of water or coffee could be offered while I waited, but no, I paid 13 Euro for hot tea and coffee while I waited for my room to be ready - THE ONE I PAID TO UPGRADE. Because of this lack of caring or understanding, I didn't bother spend any more money than I had to at this hotel. The spa and restaurant looked nice enough (but always empty), but I found the front desk staff so uncaring and not well trained in being hospitable... that I spent my money elsewhere. I actually went to other hotel lobbies to hang out in between touring, there are several grand and boutique ones nearby for better service... it's not haughty French attitude at all nice hotels in this area... just at Le Roch Hotel & Spa.