Rates: around €100 for a double room
Added extras: the two superb suites
Services: iHome station and flower petals
Opened in 2006, the Five Hôtel was the first boutique hotel in the French capital and its reputation has blossomed, thanks to the creative and passionate team behind it. Close to Jardin des Plantes, Vincent Bastie and Marie-Paule Clout’s design conjures up images of romantic adventures and enchanted spaces.
Five is overlaid with the colour of passion – red. And although business clientele may fill the rooms during the week, at weekends, it becomes a playground for couples. The 25 rooms are divine: the design works, but it’s the atmosphere that is really special. Each one plays on the senses with colours, luxurious fabrics and subtle lighting. The addition of flower petals on the bed is romanticism personified.
The two suites are the cherry on the cake; one boasts an outdoor jacuzzi on a small private patio, while the One By the Five, is the standout. It’s a fully-fledged apartment on the street facing the hotel, with a sensually decorated basement with plenty of velvet, gorgeous photos and a view to the sky. To top things off, you get to sleep in a bed suspended from the ceiling by cables - promising a night on cloud nine.