Relais Christine

3 rue Christine, Paris, France, 75006

Price from: £220

Relais Christine - suite

By Natasha Edwards, your Paris expert

I write for Conde Nast Traveller, Elle .... Read more
#19 of 80
expert-rated hotels in Paris
Expert overall rating:4.6 out of 5
Location:
4.7
4.7
Bedrooms:
4.6
4.6
Eating/drinking:
3
3.0
Public areas:
4.5
4.5
Leisure facilities:
4.6
4.6
Service:
4.6
4.6
Value for money:
4
4.0
Recommended for:
Couples, Culture vultures, Honeymooners, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, History, Relaxation, Romance, Shopping, Sightseeing

Expert review of Relais Christine

Gracious St-Germain living in an aristocratic mansion.

Sitting behind iron gates at the end of a paved courtyard, the Relais Christine really does have the feeling of a civilised private home – or a rather grand one. You'd hardly believe there are 51 bedrooms here, and although it's right in the heart of Paris, the calm atmosphere is closer to a small country house hotel than grand hotel bling.

Location: 

A great St-Germain location on a very quiet side street; there are plenty of nearby restaurants, good shopping and Musée du Louvre and Latin Quarter sights an easy walk.

Bedrooms: 

Inviting bedrooms are all different and frequently updated, varying from suave minimalist chic to florals, with air conditioning, good firm beds and plenty of wardrobe space. Some bathrooms are in wood and marble, others are in smart beige mosaic. I prefer the high-ceilinged lower floors, although some people love the attic duplexes, which have a living room (some with sofa bed) and a staircase up to a beamed mezzanine bedroom. Reserve early for the two suites with French windows opening directly onto the small lush garden.

Check availability and compare prices for Relais Christine

Public areas: 

The spacious reception hall, with lovely ancient painted beams, leads into a genteel, panelled drawing room with portraits and armchairs, and an open fire in winter, where you can help yourself from an honesty bar.

Eating and drinking: 

Buffet breakfast is eaten in vaulted cellars – last traces of the 13th-century Abbaye des Grands Augustins.

Leisure facilities: 

A lovely spa was created in the cellars a couple of years ago and for once doesn't feel like an afterthought, with Payot beauty treatments and massages, moodily lit jacuzzi and a good-sized gym. A convertible Smart car is available for clients, as well as four bikes.

Service: 

Helpful, friendly staff, happy to book restaurants.

Check availability and compare prices for Relais Christine

Who stays there: 

The hotel has lots of fans: Americans head the client list, followed by Australians, Canadians and Brazilians, with many return visitors.

Price advice: 

Prices vary according to room size; look for special packages with breakfast and spa treatments included.

Pros: 
Classy and peaceful

More information on Relais Christine:

Price from:
£220
Type:
Hotel
Address:
3 rue Christine, Paris, France, 75006
Amenities:
Business Centre, Fitness Centre, High-Speed Internet, Pets Allowed, Room Service
Neighbourhood:
St-Germain-des-Prés

Relais Christine

Set focus Read our Best Price Guarantee

Relais Christine - Check availability and compare prices from over 30 leading sites at the same time

Comparing over 30 hotel providers:

Have you been to Relais Christine? Would you recommended it?