Earlier this month I went to Paris for the Paris Design week. And as always I stayed in a design hotel that exceeded my expectations. I stayed at Hôtel de Nell, located just a 5-minute walk from Grand Boulevard. The 5-star design hotel is the sister hotel of the Benkiraï hotel where I stayed in Saint Tropez. And like the Benkiraï you can expect top-end service, discreet luxury and a chic but very relaxed atmosphere.
Intimate and quiet atmosphere
Hôtel de Nell counts 33 rooms, which is palpable in the very intimate and personal atmosphere. I was welcomed in style with a bottle of champagne to enjoy in my beautiful Prestige suite. The Prestige suite has a spacious bedroom with gorgeous French balconies overlooking the Rue de Conservatoire. Well-being is the signature of the hotel found in many details. Details like the choice of your preferred pillow from an à la carte menu, or a Nespresso coffee machine and an Alessi kettle with an unlimited selection of teas and coffees. But the cherry on top of the cake is the bathroom…
The bathroom is a space you like to linger. It slows you down instantly. With a blend of natural materials: raw marble and Oregon myrtle wood, a Japanese bath and an Italian shower your bath rituals are enhanced to the max. The Japanese bath experience gives you 3 options with energizing, cleansing or stress-relieving products from Bulgari.
The hotel interior
The interior design of mostly muted colours and sleek chic furniture is by Jean-Michel Wilmotte. The restaurant concept is by Bruno Doucet. The lobby is a calm and light space where you can work or relax. A sleek bar leads to the vinoteque and restaurant La Régalade Conservatoire. More about the restaurant here. The vinoteque is a place to retreat, play a game of chess, and enjoy a good glass of wine.
I also stayed a night in Residence Nell, 300 meter from the hotel. These are small apartments with hotel service and amenities. A nice alternative if you prefer an apartment.