Le Grand Quartier, Paris, France
A relative newcomer to the Parisian hotel scene, Le Grand Quartier has an independent spirit that's totally in keeping with its location in Paris's diverse 10th arrondissement. It's a short hop from the Eurostar, but this is a genuine urban haven, with a Wes Anderson-esque exterior and leafy courtyard giving way to lovely communal spaces. A cool ground floor cafe-restaurant attracts as many locals as it does visiting guests, and enthusiastic young staff - some wearing a low-key uniform of smart green hoodie and dark blue trousers - make staying here a delight. Rooms are likewise stylish and comfy, and though some are on the small side you won't be spending much time there - on your doorstep are some of the French capital's finest bars, boutiques and boulangeries.
Your expert reviewer
As well as being handy for arrivals and departures, with good Metro connections, this is a diverse area with its own distinct identity.
Le Grand Quartier is in an area densely populated with trendy cafés, bars and restaurants.
By plane: flights from London or Manchester to Paris Charles de Gaulle take 1 hour 15 minutes and the hotel is 40 minutes' drive away. skyscanner.com
By train: Eurostar from London to Paris Gare du Nord takes 2 hours 20 minutes and the hotel is 15 minutes' walk away. thetrainline.com
Style & Character
Couples with an eye for aesthetics will appreciate the low-key artworks and the concept store selling Caval shoes - the purposefully mismatched designs are worn by staff. We love the sense of sanctuary you feel in the hotel - with its gardens and abundant indoor planting, it feels a world away from the busy streets of Paris.
Service & Facilities
We love the a mini-market on the ground floor, selling high-end treats like champagne and posh chocolate - as well as essential toiletries such as toothbrushes.
- Fitness centre
- Free Wi-Fi
The Panoramic Suite is lovely - with a suitably impressive view and a small library, it feels like you've landed your own Parisian loft apartment. Quality mattresses are topped with peerlessly smooth white linens - the perfect place to loaf and write a letter on their delightful headed stationery.
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Facilities include: ensuite bathroom with toiletries, tea and coffee facilities, air conditioning, TV, free Wi-Fi
Food & Drink
We love the flexible approach to breakfast - book anything from the full buffet to a bag containing fruit, juice and granola bar; handy for an early start. The pastries, in particular a Breton butter-cake called a kouign-amann, do not disappoint!
Quartier: unpretentious, modern French cuisine. Open Wed-Sun for lunch and dinner. Plates from €8.
The Café: freshly baked pastries and speciality coffee. Open daily for breakfast.
Rooms available from £138.79 per night
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