Hotel Review: Hotel le Pavillon in Paris

Whether you’re heading to Paris for a busy week of meetings or for some family fun with the children this summer, the sheer number of hotels and wide spread of hotspots can make picking your accommodation feel like a total chore.

So when our Fashion Editor was planning her Paris Fashion Week trip as she ran between runways during the London showcase, it was thanks to those in the know at hotels.com that she stumbled across this authentic boutique hotel in the most perfect location.

What’s the vibe?

The very definition of a quaint boutique retreat, Hotel le Pavillon offers up rustic charm in a perfect location.

Hosting just fifteen rooms arranged over two floors, it has a cosy feel that extends through to the buffet-style breakfast in the small, stone restaurant. But its quaint character doesn’t render it sparse on modern amenities, with a 24-hour front desk, concierge service, free newspapers, free WiFi, daily housekeeping and a minibar and satellite TV in every room.

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Where is it?

Located just south of the River Seine on popular street Rue Saint Dominique, it is set back 50 metres off the road via a sweet white gate and little court yard. The street is packed with boulangeries for fresh croissants in the morning, and is only a 10-minute casual stroll to the Eiffel tower. With a clear view of the sparkling tower to the left of the gates, it feels particularly magical at night.

Not the only landmark in walking distance, the Rodin Museum is 12 minutes away, the Grand Palais 13 minutes and the Arc de Triomphe 30 minutes. And if you’re arriving via Eurostar, the Gare du Nord train station is a very quick 30 minute drive through central Paris.

How are the staff services?

The staff are a total delight, and nothing is too much. With so few rooms, they get to know each guest’s name personally and even accept and re-distribute endless post (read: Fashion Week tickets) with a smile on their face.

The rooms are comfortable, clean and well-maintained, while the cleaning staff are understanding and flexible if you want a lie-in/an afternoon at the desk answering emails.

How much does it cost?

Rooms start at £106/night and can be booked at hotels.com.

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