Best Western Premier Regent's Garden
6 rue Pierre Demours, Paris, France, 75017
- Recommended for:
- Business travellers, Couples, Culture vultures, Mature travellers, Nature / wildlife, Relaxation, Romance, Shopping
Expert review of Best Western Premier Regent's Garden
The stately Second Empire villa built by Napoléon III for his personal physicien, Dr Conneau has long been one of Paris's special hotels, with its private house feel and a lovely, surprisingly large garden. Since 2008 it has had an elegant refurbishment (with the last rooms due to be completed this year). Whereas before it was slightly fusty, it is now ever so much more salubrious, keeping its genteel atmosphere, yet being ecologically correct too – the hotel has achieved the European Ecolabel (for water and energy saving, recycling, reduced packaging and use of organic and fairtrade products).
In a business and residential district just off the busy avenue des Ternes, north of the Arc de Triomphe.
The 40 rooms mix tradition and modern combining jazzed-up Regency stripes and Louis XV or Empire furnishings. Some have original marble fireplaces; all have courtesy tray, free soft drinks in the mini bar and good wardrobe space; and have either baths or new walk-in showers. Superior rooms have king-size bed and a lounge area with armchairs and table – I particularly liked no.106 with vast window right over the entrance marquise. The Deluxe rooms all overlook the garden and are larger still. There are also a couple of ground-floor rooms with wheelchair access.
Double doors lead from the reception with high-backed settles and Murano chandeliers to the peaceful rear garden: a vaguely Oriental haven with paving stones, lush greenery, delicate maples and a fountain, plus plenty of tables and chairs. There's also an atmospheric panelled library cum lounge bar. If you haven't brought your own computer there's an internet corner by the lift.
You can choose between a speedy coffee, croissant and orange juice served in the lounge for just five euros or a full buffet in the pretty period breakfast room or garden for 19 euros – the sort of sensible choice more hotels ought to offer. In keeping with the ecological ethos, many items are fairtrade or organic. There's bar service until 10pm and the hotel also has an agreement with a nearby restaurant to provide dinner in your room or in the garden.
The Eclipse et Vous spa adjoins the hotel but is independently run with its own entrance.
This place exudes polite hospitality, with uniformed porters and helpful concierge.
A high proportion of business travellers for nearby companies and the Palais des Congrès and Espace Champerret congress and trade fair sites nearby, but there are also tourists and weekenders from the provinces. Many guests are clearly habituees and greet the staff by name.
There's a small surcharge for garden view. Use our booking widget to look for packages including breakfast and good deals over the quiet August period.
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- 6 rue Pierre Demours, Paris, France, 75017
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- ecological, garden
- High-Speed Internet, Parking, Pets Allowed, Room Service