Hôtel de Vendôme
1 place Vendôme, Paris, France, 75001
- Recommended for:
- Business travellers, Couples, Foodies, Honeymooners, Mature travellers, Romance, Shopping, Special occasions
Expert review of Hôtel de Vendôme
This place feels exclusive from the moment you walk into the almost garishly colourful marble lobby. It's OTT but brilliantly so – just made for playing out your Madame de Pompadour fantasies, and with just 29 rooms and suites, you have the impression of your own private getaway.
Smart Paris: in a beautiful period building on the corner of place Vendôme and rue St-Honoré, think fashion designers and jewellers, although you're also very near to Musée du Louvre and the Tuileries.
All of the rooms, except the Art Deco Presidential Suite, are a luxurious take on period style with ruched fabrics, tassels and chandeliers. The deluxe doubles – decent sized rooms overlooking the street – are a better deal than the junior suites. Marble bathrooms have big baths made to soak in.
The hotel has a smart and shiny marble lobby.
On the first floor, the Restaurant Le 1 Place Vendôme has a discrete boudoir-like feel, with jazzy houndstooth chairs; new chef Nicolas Rucheton makes the most of seasonal regional produce. It's also a bar and lounge, open for Afternoon Tea or evening drinks, with a huge choice of malt whiskies.
Rather surprisingly for such a luxurious setting, the hotel lacks a spa or gym, although it does have two meeting rooms.
Uniformed reception staff, with concierges ready to book restaurants, operas and other services.
Although business travellers and families do stay here, this is really a place for romantic weekends à deux.
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- 1 place Vendôme, Paris, France, 75001
- Business Centre, High-Speed Internet, Restaurant, Room Service