Concierge.com's insider take:
The elegant "voyage to the Indies via the Casbah" decor of this well-mannered 26-room town-house hotel in Paris's stylish 8th Arrondissement instantly won it a worldly following. Fashion types adore this Relais & Châteaux property's exotic aesthetic, and financial high-fliers (there are a lot of banks and law offices nearby) appreciate its comfort, convenience, and well-groomed service. Pedigreed objets d'art—vintage ginger jars, mother-of-pearl-inlaid Syrian accent pieces, Murano glass, and Oriental carpets from Kazakhstan—adorn the bar and lobby, and the globe-trotting theme extends to the individually decorated rooms upstairs. Fabrics from some of the grandest European textile houses, including Manuel Canovas, Brunschwig & Fils, and Zoffany, animate the small but extremely well-thought-out rooms, all of which have spacious bathrooms with tubs and walls lined with Italian marble or zellige (Moroccan glazed tile). This place effortlessly passes the Sunday-morning test—to wit, you'd happily laze away a few weekend hours here. And don't worry about sleeping in—unlike in many Paris hotels, breakfast is served all day.
From the editors of Condé Nast Traveler:This 26-room hotel in Paris's stylish eighth arrondissement instantly seduces with chintz fabrics, floral wallpaper, potted orchids, and intriguing objetsvintage ginger jars, Murano glass, and mother-of-pearlinlaid Syrian accent pieces. The globe-trotting theme continues in the individually decorated rooms, where fabrics from some of the grandest European textile houses (Manuel Canovas, Brunschwig & Fils) animate small but extremely well-thought-out spaces. Room service is prompt and the food delicious, but staff can otherwise be plodding.2005 Hot List
When to go: Spring and fall.
Which room to book: Standard doubles are compactopt for a superior double
Amenities: 24-hour Room Service, Bar/lounge, Wheelchair-accessibleSubscribe now to Condé Nast Traveler for just $1 an issue! ›