What We Love
- The vintage Marshall speakers in guest rooms equipped with Bluetooth
- Shopping the rooms for blankets and books to take home – many of the items are for sale
- Cozying up with an aperitif under the silverleaf ceiling in the intimate salon
- The photo-worthy reception counter, made of green Carrara marble
What To Know
- The hotel offers child-friendly trips to the Louvre and scooter rentals
- In-room smartphones have a direct-to-concierge message service
- The Restaurant Du Palais Royal shares an owner and has a Michelin star, but it’s an eight-minute walk away
Part culture hub, part impossibly chic hotel, Le Nolinski is in a tourist hotspot but eschews the corporate look for something much, much more chic. It has a townhouse feel with delightfully homey rooms (designer and architect Jean-Louis Denoit has a background in apartments and houses) where vintage furniture, coffee table books on photography and fashion, deep rugs, and quirky art are par for the course. Minibars are housed in imitation bank safes—a cheeky touch—and stocked with jus de cassis. While the Avenue de l’Opéra location might put off more experienced Paris travelers, there’s no denying that its 1st arrondissement location makes it all too easy to get around. Thankfully, the rooms are soundproofed enough that street noise stays at a minimum. Don’t miss the atmospheric underground spa, which has its own candlelit pool (check out the mirrored ceiling!) and sauna, or the hotel’s regularly hosted art exhibitions, live music, and literary events; check with the concierge when you arrive to see what’s on the calendar.
In the Area
The hotel’s spot in the 1st arrondissement is chaotic and bustling, but it’s also within walking distance from so many top city sights that it’s worth braving the tourist crowds. (Plus, you can always retreat back to the hotel for a rejuvenating nap, massage, or cocktail). The Palais Garnier opera house, worth visiting for its stunning architecture even if you don’t see a show, is a 10-minute walk, while the Louvre, the Tuileries Garden, and stellar shopping on the rue Saint Honoré are all within a half-mile from the hotel. The Pyramides metro station is also just steps away for points further afield. Many of the nearby restaurants are chains, so ask the concierge to book you into somewhere more local. No matter how many times you’ve been to Paris, however, a stop at nearby Angelina for hot chocolate and a Mont-Blanc pastry is a must.
How to Get There
Everything form the rooms being spotless and the kindness of the hotel staff was great.
The staff was really accommodating and the location was perfect, it was close to everywhere I needed to go. The value for this hotel is really worth it. My room was peaceful, artistic and incredibly comfortable. For relaxation , the pool is magical.
We were looking for a hotel close to The Louvre as this was one of the main reasons for us visiting Paris.
Even before we arrived the hotel and concierge had emailed us to check on any special requirements, transport needs or help with any attractions that we may want to visit.
On arrival, our room was ready early and the staff took the time to show us to our room, explain everything about the hotel and answer our questions. The room was extremely quiet with a huge mini bar and wardrobe, comfortable bed and delightful bathroom.
The hotel has the magic mix of being luxury without feeling elitist. Every member of staff was smiling, helpful and polite.
The Spa is small but very relaxing and the hotel have created an amazing environment to swim and sauna after a hard day of walking around Paris.
We would highly recommend using the concierge. We asked for a restaurant recommendation and mentioned what we were looking for. They made the booking, called our room to confirm and emailed me the details with a map link for the location. The restaurant was exactly what we were looking for.
We left after two days feeling relaxed and refreshed and would have no hesitation in staying at Nolinski again. Thank you to all of the staff for making our stay so enjoyable.
We looked forward to a trendy chic arty Hotel and were not disappointed.
Discreetly positioned on Rue de L’opera.
We were greeted warmly by Management staff member Louise who gave us a tour of the Hotel.
The entire staircase is an art feature - walks, ceiling and carpet. The scene is set. All other 5 star reviews describe how stylish, creative and comfortable the Hotel is. Our room was peaceful, artistic and incredibly comfortable.
For relaxation , the pool is magical. Dark, candlelit and mirrored. Peaceful and relaxing.
The Concierge Team, Christopher, Mohammed and Sébastien all worked tirelessly to ensure our stay was very relaxing. All credit and thanks to them.
We would say it is incredibly unusual to have an entire Hotel’s Team so well trained and happy.
The one slightly disappointing area of the Hotel, is the restaurant/bar - which is apparently being renovated at the end of 2019.
It has very little feng shui - it lacks identity - either as a bar, a Cafe or a stylish restaurant, befitting a 5 * Hotel. As ever, the Staff are excellent.
This has obviously been noted and it seems there are plans ahead.