There are so many beautiful hotels in Paris, from the Grande Dames, to the luxury modern properties and the gorgeous bohemian hotels with their quirky decor and interesting artwork. It can be hard to choose – but this is Paris, the city of romance and style and whatever place you choose…it’ll always be a good idea.
Mr S and I had been invited to stay at the gorgeous five-star Grand Hôtel du Palais Royal Paris for the weekend, a beautiful hotel located near to the Louvre Museum and right by the Tuileries Garden.
As soon as we stepped through the door I was completely taken with the modern interior of the hotel. The hotel itself is in an 18th Century building and chic design by Pierre-Yves Rochon is a synergy of new and old…
A cluster of fresh orchids lined the window box and modern artwork decorated the foyer.
But my favourite of the hotel’s stylish quirks was the theme of luggage that ran through the entrance.
This gorgeous stack of old-fashion trunks and suitcases….
And a feature wall, replicating a giant trunk which actually stores the guests’ luggage.
We’d arrived Friday evening, fresh off the Eurostar, excited for our weekend in the capital of romance, and the staff quickly whisked us upstairs to our room on the top floor.
I think it’s the first time I’ve ever had a hotel room accessible by a private lift and as we shown in, we held our breath in anticipation before arriving at our home for the next couple of days. The hotel’s best room: the Panoramic Suite.
The room was huge and I loved the corner sofa in the lounge area, everything looked so white, modern and fresh! With gorgeous large mirrors creating even more light and making the already large room feel even more spacious.
Isn’t the printed wall paper with the Parisian landmarks just gorgeous?
The lounge area opened out to a stylish dining nook with a beautiful glass chandelier, artwork and some gorgeous coffee table books for our perusal.
We had all the mod-cons that we needed including a Nespresso machine and a large speaker, which connected to my phone via blue tooth ready for us to get the party started in our Parisian pad.
The bedroom was in a separate room and once again it was furnished elegantly with a palette of creams, whites, gold and beige. One thing that I really liked about this hotel was that everything looked new because, despite being two years old, the hotel was incredibly well maintained.
There was a large marble bathroom with a fantastically powerful rain shower and a gorgeous selection of toiletries.
I loved the angles and the geometric shapes of the bathroom, everything seemed so well-coordinated and fit together like pieces of a puzzle. The whole suite really was stunning, and I felt like a Princess in a palace…
With my blogger photography duties done it was time to get snuggly in a plush white bath robe and enjoy the champagne and the macarons that the staff had kindly left for us while we got ready for our big night out. Our stay at The Grand Hôtel du Palais Royal had conveniently coincided with our five-year anniversary of meeting and we had a very special night out planned – but that’s another story!
When we woke up after our big night out we were able to truly appreciate the view from the suite’s private terrace…
There was an 180 degree view out to the roof tops of Paris and the Palais Royal itself. With a table and chairs and two loungers, it would have been perfect for a party and we were actually told some of the leading Paris fashion houses had hired out the suite for events. I wish we could have sat at that table nibbling croissants, drinking coffee and enjoying the view but unfortunately it was freezing cold so we headed down to the hotel’s restaurant, Le Lulli, for breakfast.
Like the rest of the hotel, the restaurant is light, bright and modern with lime green accents giving it the feeling of being in a conservatory or garden.
Breakfast is mainly a buffet selection of beautiful pastries, fruits, yogurt and charcuterie and a few selected hot items like bacon, sausages and pancakes. Eggs can be made to order…
That’s me behind the pineapple…
The restaurant was closed for lunch and dinner while we were there but it is headed up by Chef Clément Le Norcy who trained under Michelin Star chefs before coming to Le Lulli.
We did, however, try the cocktails at the bar that night…
Which was a beautifully stylish and elegant place to start the evening.
The barman was really friendly and gave an incredibly personal service; it’s a reasonably small hotel with 68 rooms so the staff recognised us in both the bar and restaurant.
For our second night out I’d had my hair blow-dried in the hotel’s salon and I was really pleased with the quick service and my sleek look. There’s also a spa focussing on Carita products, a Turkish bath and a gym in the basement.
I chose a passion cocktail with champagne, vanilla liquor and passion fruit. Mr Silver’s choice was a cherry brandy and champagne cocktail which came with a little chocolate on the side to enhance the flavour. We loved our choices, though guests are actually also free to create their own cocktails, another lovely bespoke touch.
Like a great film that will always endure Grand Hôtel du Palais Royal is a modern classic from the stylish interiors, to the personal service, Mr S and I loved our weekend there.
Grand Hôtel du Palais Royal
4 Rue de Valois
+33 1 42 96 15 35
Our stay at Grand Hôtel du Palais Royal was complimentary.