On a sidestreet named after "Madame" de Savoie, wife of future Louis XVIII, it is beautifully placed for sunning and people-watching in the Jardins du Luxembourg, Great shopping and the St-Germain café scene nearby.
The 28 rooms and suites are classic yet contemporary with pared-back lines and luxurious fabrics, I particularly like the velvet balloon back chairs found in different colours all over the hotel. There are framed fashion sketches and watercolours on the wall, lovely Hermès products in the bathrooms. For a romantic treat, go for one of the mansarded top-floor rooms with its own private roof terrace.
Chic yet relaxed. Two spacious lounges with small tables for breakfast and sofas deep in cushions for books and boardgames.There's an open fire in winter, a Japanese-style patio garden for summer.
Eating and drinking
Breakfast is served in one of the lounges. There is also Afternoon Tea and room service, and a good selection of wines and spirits at the bar, which organises unusual after work "cocktail games" two Wednesdays a month.
Polite, welcoming multilingual staff.
Who stays there
Lots of couples; all ages and nationalities.
Doubles from around 200 euros.
- High-Speed Internet
- Pets Allowed
- Culture vultures
- First-time travellers
- Seasoned travellers
Pros & Cons
- The courtyard garden
- Entirely no smoking except the garden
- Sophisticated comfortable rooms
- Central yet quiet St-Germain location
- Lacks a separate bar area