Literally in the centre of town on the busy main street of the Ile St-Louis. It's a beautifully preserved historic district, yet also has numerous restaurants and small food and gift shops.
Although they don't quite match up to the drama of central tennis court, the 30 bedrooms had a welcome redecoration in the summer of 2010, with crisp, stylish finishes and a modern art theme, after Matisse, Tamara de Lempicka and so on. Be sure to ask for one that opens off the gallery around the tennis court reached by glass lift, rather than those off a courtyard to the side. The hotel also has two lovely apartments overlooking the street.
The former tennis court is by far the most spectacular part of the hotel with exposed beams and a glass lift rising up through the centre, and it now contains the breakfast room, while there's a more traditional lounge at the front. There's also a small courtyard garden.
Eating and drinking
Breakfast served in the tennis court and a bar for hotel guests only.
There's a small cellar fitness room and a billiard table.
Friendly and helpful.
Who stays there
Wide mix of ages and nationalities.
- Business Centre
- Fitness Centre
- High-Speed Internet
- Room Service
- Culture vultures
- Mature travellers
Pros & Cons
- Ile St-Louis location
- Amazing architecture