Intimate, gracious, romantic with shades of the Sun King
Paris is a city of lovers and where do lovers most like to go? The cozy corners in a five-star history-laden boutique hotel. And, in Paris, this can be found at the 29-room Hôtel de Vendôme, a 17th-century mansion designed by Louix XIV’s chief architect, Jules Hardouin-Mansart. Located on the historic Place Vendôme, the guest can imagine himself transported to the 17-th century seamlessly from square to room.
The interior of this very private hotel is quiet and restful, carefully secluded from the busy square beyond the entrance.
Garden strolls and river walks will be on the agenda for any guest at the Hôtel de Vendôme since it is located just two blocks from the Tuileries Gardens and three blocks from the Seine.
Opulence abounds, whether in the lobby with its Chesterfield fauteuils and crystal chandeliers or in its clublike Vendôme Bar and Restaurant with mahogany wood paneling and British atmosphere. A bountiful buffet breakfast is served here daily, while French cuisine is available for lunch and dinner.
The rooms are festooned with elegant designer fabrics and antiques. and also have warm wood paneling. Wireless Internet, satellite TV and high-tech remote controls keep the room up-to-date as well. Whether a romantic getaway or a full-scale holiday, the Hôtel de Vendôme, will please the most discerning traveler.
Hôtel de Vendôme
Location: 1 place Vendôme, 75001, Paris, France; Charles de Gaulle (CDG) is 30 minutes by taxi.
Luxury style: Boutique, intimate, historic, location of all locations. Perfect for lovers, but also shoppers, jetsetters, travelers with a yen to splurge and an eye for history. Honeymooners, especially ones who are Francophiles, will be in heaven here. The shadow of the Sun King will stroll with you through every magnificent hallway, public space and guest room.
What we’ve heard: Guests rave about the location, but also commend the reception desk, whose clerks also serve as concierge, ready to arrange reservations for dinner, shows and even the ‘bateaux mouche‘ Seine river cruise which stops nearby. In the tradition of true luxury, service is immediate, low-key, friendly and efficient.