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
What an experience. Me and my partner stayed for a long weekend to celebrate her birthday. I had organised a few things through the hotel prior to our arrival and they we very accommodating and couldn't do enough to help. Upon arrival we were made to feel like royalty which continued through out. Our room was on the 3rd floor (the decor in the staircase is amazing and worth staying in the hotel just to see that) Our room was large and spacious with everything you would expect from a 5 star hotel. we had 2 doors opening up to look out into the main street. The hotel staff went above and beyond our expectations and left a hand written note wishing my partner a happy birthday. Breakfast was nice although possibly a little on the expensive side but couldn't complain too much.
The location itself is perfect. I couldn't wish to be in a better located hotel. we were in walking distance to everything. although the eiffel tower is a bit of lengthy walk we didn't mind it and if its too much for people a metro station is located right outside the hotel which is perfect.
All in all I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone and everyone and will certainly be returning.
A true 5 star experience. Beautiful, contemporary boutique hotel in the heart of the city. Easy walk to the Louvre museum and other locations central to Paris. We absolutely loved our room (we opted for the larger). The hotel staff was absolutely top notch, attentive, and so helpful despite our laguage barrier (not fluent in French). The hotel spa, pool, and hammam are definitely worth trying when you have time to relax. Will definitely be staying here again in our future visits!
One calamity after another handled very badly by the staff. Feel very dissatisfied and disappointed by the way the hotel dealt with things. I would not recommend staying here. It’s the little things that make a hotel stay and this was lacking at the Nolinski.
It has it all, the wonderful attending staff, the relaxed atmosphere and easy going and polite service. The nice rooms and cool swimming pool.
If you miss anything here.. don`t bother anyone with it, because it is not worth focusing on it.
Thanks for having us. This has been a wonderful experience for me as a true hotelier and traveller.
We brought our 2 kids (7,9) to Paris for the first time recently and stayed 4 nights in this lovely hotel. The service was excellent.
The concierges went out of their way to make sure we were looked after - even contacting us when we were out in Disneyland to see if we needed a car to bring us back. We have been lucky enough to stay in many great hotels, but I think the guys at the concierge desk in the Nolinski were the best we had ever come across. The other staff we met were all super
friendly to ourselves and the kids. The kids
received a fab welcome gift on arrival.
We ate meals in the bistro, ordered room service, ate tapas in the lounge and sampled some of the fare from the sandwich shop, all of which were very good. My husband says the burger in the bistro was one of the best he has ever eaten. We used the pool to relax after long days of sightseeing. The kids loved the mirrored ceiling in the pool! They didn’t tire of the novelty of being able to see themselves do the backstroke!! The rooms were perfect - our two rooms were serviced by a little private hallway - which was ideal. There is a metro station entrance literally outside the front door of the hotel. So handy. And it’s a short pleasant stroll to the Louvre in one direction, or to the department stores of Bd. Haussmann in the other. We really enjoyed our time here and would definitely return.