Get intimate and romantic at this super luxe hotel in Paris. An insider’s address just off the Champs‑Elysées. A dream location in the heart of Paris. Like any true aesthete, revel in the privilege of ultimate comfort.
Opened in 2015, in a mansion that once belonged to the Napoleon’s step-brother, the Duc of Morny, La Réserve Paris was designed by interiors guru Jacques Garcia …
What’s the crowd like?
With its boutique size and five-star services, the hotel appeals to travelers who know Paris well and want to be in the heart of it all, but also stay under-the-radar.
Now, onto the good stuff: Tell us about the digs.
The décor varies in the 40 rooms (over half of which are suites), but is generally a touch more sedate that the lobby spaces, with crisp, unadorned beds accented by velvet arm chairs, hand-picked antiques, and billowing damascene brocade taffetas. Many have views of city landmarks from their floor-to-ceiling windows or private terraces.
How about the little things, like the mini bar, or shower goodies? What were the amenities that really made your stay?
It’s the details that take center stage, from linens monogrammed with guest’s initials and a jewelry box in the hotel’s signature deep red to separate colors for men’s and women’s bathrobes (slate for him, blush for her), and hand weights and stretch bands supplied for in-room workouts. Mini-bars feature wine from one of the hotel owner’s estates. Each room has a dedicated butler who will make sure bedside tables are topped with books from your favorite writers, draw you a bath, or help with packing, and who can also arrange special experiences like in-suite private concerts, couture fittings, and custom perfume making sessions.
Please tell us the bathroom won’t let us down.
Awash in natural light, the spacious bathrooms are done-up in Carrara and Turquin blue marble, and feature double vanities and separate tubs and Italian showers.
Maybe the most important topic of all: Wi-Fi.
What’s the word?
Wi-Fi is complimentary.
Room service: Worth it?
Adding to the feel of staying in a private home, there’s no set rooms service menu here: you just tell your butler what you’re craving, and up comes something freshly prepared from the Le Gabriel chefs.
Anything stand out about other services and features? Whether it’s childcare, gyms, spas, even parking—whatever stuck with you.
The recreational offerings are substantial, given the intimate size of the hotel: there’s a 52-foot lap pool, a gym with personal trainer, and a three-room spa offering customized treatments using the Nescens-Swiss anti-aging line. The two-Michelin-star Le Gabriel interprets classic French fine dining with Japanese flair, while La Pagode de Cos reinterprets dishes from around the world in a room gilded with carved woodwork and an oversized fireplace. Unveiled in 2021, the gorgeous Duc de Mornay Library is exclusive to hotel guests in the morning, then opens to everyone else for lunch on the patio or around the fire, tea in the afternoon (perhaps paired with one of the over 3,000 books that line the shelves) and drinks from the honor bar through the evening. Be sure to try some Bordeaux from the hotel owner’s vineyards, an don’t miss the “secret” door to the smoking room and its selection of 400 cigars. Finally, the Bar Le Gaspard, a favorite with locals, features an extensive wine and cocktail list, and bartenders who can create a personal drink to your tastes—and who’ll remember the recipe for the next time.
Bottom line: worth it, and why?
With all the luxury trappings of a larger hotel, but the warm, personalized feeling of staying in a private mansion, this is a place you’ll want to come back to time and again.
Guide Rate : $1663 +
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