Hotels in Paris are known for two things: expensive rates and small rooms. If this sounds familiar, it's worth knowing about the chic boutique places to stay dotted around the City of Light.
Hotel Marignan is one of them. It doesn't exactly fall in the bargain category (double rooms start at £202 a night) but this are five-star bolthole comes with spacious, functional bedrooms. Plus, it's perfectly located for shoppers.
After a recent design overhaul by Pierre Yovanovitch, the 18th century building has become a haven for style conscious visitors to the French capital. Why? Aside from the Scandi chic interiors, the hotel is tucked away amongst the beautiful boulevards of the 8ième, just off the famous Champs-Elysées. This makes it close enough to the main high-street brands, but with designer stores including Dior, Chanel and Fendi around the corner, Avenue Montaigne provides the ultimate window shopping experience. (The famous bistro L'Avenue is also nearby for those who fancy celebrity spotting).
When it comes to dining, it's worth calling into the hotel's restaurant Canopée, if only to see Julien Colombier's pastel drawings on the walls. Award-winning chef Felipe de Assunção serves up French classics including Croq Marignan and Filet de Boeuf while freshly-baked pastries provided by Eric Kayser are some of the finest you'll ever eat. The downside? The continental breakfast is 29 Euros - per person.
There are seven categories of rooms and suites on offer, but if you're really prepared to splurge, book the Suite Terrace Eiffel or the Suite Marignan Eiffel. They both offer stunning vistas of the Paris skyline including, of course, the Eiffel Tower. This privilege doesn't come cheap but if you're determined to bag a room with a view, a couple of the less expensive rooms also offer a glimpse of the iconic building.
And if you're new to the city? Make the most of the excellent concierge staff, who are happy to offer tips on uncovering the city's best hidden secrets, from restaurants to art galleries. Lapping up the luxury in a five star hotel is the ultimate treat, but as it's the location you're paying for here, you might as well make the most of it. You're in Paris, after all.
MyDaily booked their trip to Hotel Marignan through Mr & Mrs Smith. Find out more about accommodation and rates here.
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