Rates: from €200
Added extras: swimming pool
Services: wifi and a fitness room
For years the epicentre of luxury hotels has been the Golden Triangle in the city's 8th arrondissement, however eastern Paris has finally laid claim to its very own five-star hotel. The Boutet is fully deserving of such an accolade. Located in the trendy Charonne district of Paris, just a stone’s throw from the Place de la Bastille, Le Boutet ticks all the boxes.
Previously a cabinetmaker’s workshop from 1926, it subsequently became a chocolate factory. The beautiful façade has been reworked in the style of a factory with mosaics and Art Deco flair. The use of materials such as concrete, wood and polished metal also harks back to its manufacturing history; all of which can be attributed to the talented duo, architect Vincent Bastié and designer, Astrid Dieterlen.
The most daring aspect of this hotel is the rooms; designed for the most part by two students from école Boulle. The terraced garden is a haven of peace overlooking the rooftops of Paris. Think eco-friendly light bulbs, waste treatment and a water-saving initiatives.
The spa, hamman and sauna are equally as impressive. The blue and white tiled micro-pool is chic and intimate. The Boutet is proof that in our frenzied search for the most beautiful Parisian hotels, this part of town can no longer be ignored.