A beautiful hotel decorated by the designer Jean-Philippe Nuel.
Room prices: From €245 a night
Hotel perks: The 400 works of art
Services: Wifi, restaurant, spa and gym
Okay, so the 7th arrondissement – halfway between Ecole Militaire and Les Invalides – may not be a popular location for Paris’s high-class hotels. But that doesn’t mean you should give this one a miss: since opening in 2014, Cinq Codet has proved itself as one of the finest five star hotels in the capital.
Walking along the discreet rue Louis Codet, you can’t help but stare at this huge, 1930s building, its incredible architecture (curved outside with strong lines and huge bay windows) is reminiscent of an ocean liner’s bow. Expect to be struck by the serenity of the place, as well as Jean-Philippe Nuel’s choice of décor: a wealth of modern art works and photography, contemporary furniture and sculpture, in the bedrooms and communal areas – creating a collector’s showcase of sorts. All 29 of the rooms are comfortable and full of light, blending wood, white and warmer colours. Plus, their top floor suites (€2400) are blessed with a view over Paris that will make your knees go weak.
Not forgetting the gym, spa and hammam – all at your disposal, plus a restaurant which opens out onto a patio and furnished comfortable sofas, ideal for an intimate, elegant dinner.
|Venue name:||Le Cinq Codet|
5 rue Louis Codet
|Transport:||Metro: Ecole Militaire or Invalides|
|Price:||€246-1239 per night|
Average User Rating
5 / 5
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My partner and I stayed here 7th-9th April during a weekend break to Paris. We stayed in a duplex room which was modern, luxurious and practical. The room had two apple-TVs with Internet, a good selection of movies, music etc, well stocked mini-bar, phones to take round the hotel to communicate any needs etc, comfortable bed and huge bath in the bedroom. More impressive than the room itself was the level of service from the staff. The concierges were more than helpful and offered advice, recommendations and placed bookings for us. They even planned and printed a route for us to get to Gare Du Nord by public transport in the event of the Paris Marathon causing inconveniences to traffic on the day of our travel.
The hotel itself is positioned perfectly- easily accessible for all tourist attractions but set back from the main roads in a peaceful location with no road noise.
Breakfast was a well thought out selection of fresh foods (English and continental) and the dining area is modern and peaceful.
On returning to London I realised I had left my hairdryer in the room and they even offered to post it to me.
This level of standard and service is so rare to come across, we are truly impressed and would highly recommend Le Cinq Codet to anybody visiting Paris. Definitely unbeatable, it's a hidden gem in a beautiful city.