Rates: from €350
Added extras: chocolates on arrival and departure gifts
Services: wifi and pets are allowed
Located in the quiet area of La Motte-Picquet, just a stone’s throw from the Eiffel Tower, the Champ de Mars and the bustling Rue du Commerce, this is a hotel with all the advantages of the capital (without its inconveniences). The 1913 building has been restored but its precious period cement tiles continue to entice travellers from the world over.
Opposite the reception is the cosy and bourgeois lounge which could be straight out of an interior design magazine, with its zebra carpets, alphabet mugs and leather sofas. The price of the rooms are justified; every little detail has been taken care of with taste and refinement, including the Bang&Olufsen TV, Versace tiling, Hermès products and Michel Cluzel chocolates on the bed. The furniture is all made by high-end Italian brand Poltrona Frau, a touch of Italian class no doubt provided by the Italian owner.
It is on the 7th floor which provides the most pleasant surprise: suites with a view of the Eiffel Tower - but perhaps not idea for vertigo sufferers. One of them immediately catches our eye: spacious and graphic, it is equipped with a round leather revolving bed allowing guests to sleep with one eye on the Eiffel Tower. In the morning, guests can start the day in style with the equally luxurious breakfast, including divine Pierre Hermé cakes.