Hospitality at the Shangri-La is a serious business. More than half of the rooms – elegantly and carefully decorated by renowned craftspeople – have breathtaking views of the Eiffel Tower and the Seine. The spa is just as dazzling, complete as it is with a 15m-by-6m pool bathed in natural light thanks to huge bay windows. Take a breather in the Asian-inspired gardens, with exotic plants like the Trachycarpus fortunei (Chusan palm) and even rarer species such as the Firmiana. Expect to feel inspired by the harmony between nature and urbanism, but don’t leave without dining in one of the three restaurants (two of which have Michelin stars).
If any city in the world were oversaturated with hotels, it’d be Paris. From revamped pensions that once lodged some of the city’s most notorious down-and-out bohèmes to more recent five-star openings catering to a wealthy international crowd, there are innumerable fun (and very glamorous) places to bed down in the French capital.
So how to decide? The choice is pivotal – we all know a crap or poorly located hotel can rain on any vacation parade. That’s why we at Time Out have been through the lot, picking out the absolute best luxury, boutique and cheap hotels in Paris for your holidaymaking pleasure. Whether you want to splash the cash or tighten your belt, you’ll find all your needs catered to with this wonderful selection of Paris stays.