Les Pavillon des Lettres, Paris
LES PAVILLON DES LETTRES: PARIS
WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT:
For its central but peaceful location
Take in stylish interiors
Enjoy a quiet relax in the lounge
Stay in cosy hotel rooms
After a couple of days staying with friends in the Saint Germain area, we headed over to the 8th arrondissement to check into Les Pavillon des Lettres hotel for the night. The small boutique hotel is situated near to the State Government Office in a quiet area but is close to nearby tourist spots, such as the Champs-Elysées and Grand Palais and is an easy walk to the Eiffel Tower.
There aren’t many bars and restaurants around the hotel, other than hotel bars, but it’s not too far to walk to go out for food or drinks and the hotel has an honesty bar available to residents.
The hotel has a modern yet classic interior and as you might guess by the name, it is inspired by books. Each of the 26 rooms and suites are dedicated to a different letter of the alphabet and a great writer from European literary history.
The colour palette is warm and inviting, with creams and browns alongside textures such as velvet and wool, and patterns that work well with neutral colours, such as leopard print and checks.
Our room was spacious with a double bed in the middle and bedside tables either side plus an armchair, desk and chair. The bathroom had an interesting and clever layout, as it was split into two halves, with the toilet and sink on one side and the shower and bath on the other. We also had a balcony with a lovely view over our picturesque Paris street.
There is a large lounge area in the hotel with sofas and armchairs and shelves filled with books for the perfect relaxation opportunity. There is also the option to sit outside in the hotel’s private terrace.
Every day between 5pm and 8pm, the hotel offers complimentary tapas to guests in The Salon lounge area, which includes cheese, bread, meats, olives, tomatoes etc. There is also an honesty bar alongside this, so you can accompany your nibbles with a tipple of your choice if you wish.
Breakfast is also served in the same space and it’s continental style but you can order whatever eggs you’d like also. We stuck to the continental offering and tucked into bread, pastries, cheeses, meats, fruit and yoghurts alongside a cappuccino. The selection available was quite small and plain but was fine for a light breakfast.
We had a relaxing stay at Pavillon des Lettres. If you’re looking for a hotel which is in a quiet spot but near to tourist attractions, then this is a perfect choice. It was very peaceful and we rarely heard any noise and got a great night’s sleep in a comfy bed. We were quite happy to have an early night the day we stayed but otherwise we may have found it a bit far from the nightlife of Paris.
Les Pavillon des Lettres, 12 rue des Saussaies, 75008 Paris.
Dotty Dishes was a guest of Les Pavillon des Lettres.