travel journaleuropefranceparis The top 5 finest hotels in Paris for 2018 A curated selection of the finest stays in Paris. "Paris is always a good idea. - Audrey Hepburn as Sabrina Fairchild in Sabrina".
by Kate Peel

Thinking of visiting the French capital but not sure of where to stay? Look no further, as our guide to the most luxurious hotels in Paris will make sure your trip to the City of Lights will be one to remember.

1. Relais Christine
The top 5 finest hotels in Paris for 2018
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Right in the heart of Paris, just a block away from the River Seine lays the Relais Christine hotel. Established in 1607, Relais Christine is a boutique 5 star hotel and spa voted one of the best small luxury hotels in the world. Described as an oasis of calm, privileged guests can enjoy a private paved inner courtyard and garden covered with beautiful flowers and greenery. Inside you will find marble floors, elegant and sophisticated furnishings giving the property a historic yet luxurious feel.

The relaxation lounge and spa, has a calming atmosphere ensuring each guest can unwind and relax with a range of treatments from jacuzzis, saunas, massages and exercise rooms making the spa a tranquil place to escape the stresses of the outside world. Once a private residence, this hotel has preserved the Parisian charm it has always had. The 48 rooms and suites provide an intimate and chic experience, each room unique to the other featuring plush velvets, antiques and beautiful paintings making sure each guest is satisfied.

Address: 3 Rue Christine, 75006 Paris, France

Visit Relais Christine – www.relais-christine.com

2. Hotel Spendide Royal
The top 5 finest hotels in Paris for 2018
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Hotel Spendide Royal boasts the quality of a luxury home based in one of the most exclusive areas in Paris. The hotels rooms and suites are furnished with an elegant decorating style with marble flooring, cream walls, subtle Italians touches and a traditional French style balcony and views overlooking the Parisian streets. Decorated for the Robert Naldi Collection, the elegant hotel has a capacity of 12 Junior suites and other suites giving the property an intimate and private feel.

Every area of Hotel Spendide is lavished with stunning antiques, plush furniture and tasteful decor. The hotel also offers a variety of services available to the select guests who visit the hotel, from Yoga trainers and babysitting services to personal private city guides – there is every service available making sure each guests needs are met. The onsite restaurant, Ristourante Tosca is located on the ground floor of the hotel and is popular with locals and guests alike. The high-end restaurant offers a contemporary and chic Italian dining experience and serves a variety of different Italian cuisines to suit every taste bud.

Address: 18 Rue du Cirque, 75008 Paris, France

Visit Hotel Spendide Royal – www.robertonaldicollection.com

3. Hotel Montalembert
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Established as the first 5 star boutique hotel in Paris, Hotel Montalembert is a stylish and modern property. The hotels location is key, being only a short walk away from the Louvre Museum and Musee d’Orsay as well as various galleries, cafes and shops. Renovated between 2016 and 2017, the rooms and suites are decorated in a luxurious and classic fashion offering modern technology combined with the upmost comfort for every guest.

Ebony wood, marble, mosaic and silk textures are found throughout the hotel giving the Montalembert a sophisticated interior. Returning guests to the hotel will appreciate the menu as it is unique and changes each month, featuring fresh new products of the season. In the springtime, the hotel opens up the doors to its Terrance, which welcomes guests for lunch and dinner where they are invited to soak up the sun whilst admiring the stunning views of some of Paris’s most famous landmarks. The overall atmosphere of this luxurious hotel on the city’s Left Bank is soft and intimate, attracting visitors to the left side of the Seine.

Address: 3 Rue Christine, 75006 Paris, France

Visit Hotel Montalembert – www.hotelmontalembert-paris.com

4. Le Narcisse Blanc Paris
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Voted as one of the best small luxury hotels in the world, Le Narcisse Blance offers a setting filled with culture, art and a homely Parisian feel. The hotel is inspired by the famous muse of Belle Époque Paris: Cleo de Merode, a parisienne dancer from the 1800s. The property is filled with elegance and concentrates on the finer things in life for its special guests, a perfect place for a city break in Paris. The rooms are beautiful, paneled in gold, white marble floors and walls and furnished with natural tones, Le Narcisse evokes French design with a modern twist.

The on property spa whisks guests off to another world with a massage cabin, counter part pool and wooden sauna. Located close to the Eiffel Tower and the Champ de Mars gardens, La Narcisse location is fantastic for visiting the must see sights in Paris during the day and at nighttime guests can relax at Le Narcisse Blanc’s gourmet restaurant Cléo, where the restaurant specialises in modern takes on traditional French cuisine.

Address: 19 Boulevard de la Tour-Maubourg, 75007 Paris, France

Visit Le Narcisse Blanc – www.lenarcisseblanc.com

5. Hotel Dupond Smith
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This five-storey mansion built in the 17th century is now home to Hotel Dupond Smith; this mysterious property exclusively holds only eight rooms and suites in heart of Marais district. A true insider secret, Dupond Smith is the hotel, which stands out without being noticed. The hotel is decorated in a modern and stylish fashion with designer pieces from Hermès and Verner Panton whilst still having the select qualities of a boutique property. Only caring for a handful of guests at one time, the Dupond Smith does it’s upmost to meet all guests’ need and goes beyond expectations.

Guests can enjoy the private terrace in most rooms with an exclusive view of the surrounding Marais and Paris buildings. Due to the discreet setting of the property there is no restaurant however guests are free to enjoy afternoon tea and cocktails. Services such as in room massage, hair and beauty treatments and personal trainers are available making Hotel Dupond Smith the perfect intimate hideaway.

Address: 2 Rue des Guillemites, 75004 Paris, France

Visit Hotel Dupond Smith – www.hoteldupondsmith.com

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