Following research, we loved what we saw about Hotel de NELL and asked to drop by to take some shots. They were kind enough to provide us with accommodation, however all thoughts and opinions are – as always – formed independently and without agreement to be favourable.
In the heart of the 9th arrondissement, near the magnificent baroque-style Opéra Garnier, is a five-star hotel full of Parisian elegance and charm.
Found at 7-9 Rue du Conservatoire, Hotel de NELL is surrounded on all sides by buildings full of age and unquestionable beauty which the hotel fits between perfectly, with it’s wonderfully refurbed frontage and stylish internal design.
Stylish By Design
Designed by the highly accomplished French-born architect and designer Jean Michel Wilmotte, you can see and feel not only his vision for this masterpiece of comfort and design, but also his fingerprint style that can be seen all over the world – including his recent contribution to the long-awaited Rijksmuseum reopening in Amsterdam – and also locally at the Richelieu Wing of the extraordinary Louvre Museum which is less than a 15 minute stroll away from entrance to Hotel de NELL.
Private And Luxurious
Past the 24 hour welcome of the front desk and always on hand concierge, there are multiple areas in which you can arrive throughout the day to either wait for a colleague to join you before taking breakfast in the adjoining La Régalade Conservatoire bistro.
You can choose to either enjoy a freshly made espresso as you lounge across any of the number of design feature furniture pieces in the bar-cum-lobby, or, if the day is turning to night, you may wish to sample some of the specifically chosen alcohol-based beverages at the bar that have been selected for their particularities and difference to the norm. A fine selection of drinks to sip in the splendor of such a finely lit lobby.
Joined In The Library
Should you wish for a little more privacy to discuss the politics of the business world or to sample part of the mouthwatering food available from the connected bistro – prepared by the highly sort after Head Chef, Bruno Doucet – you can of course retire to our highlight of the hotel; The Library.
Within this small room you’ll find an generous selection of books, magazines and tabletop games such backgammon and scrabble.
As previously mentioned, The Library can be closed off for private functions on request such as a meal or some drinks between partners or friends after a successful working week near by or a long weekend of attractions and tours.
Dim lighting sets the mood, the darkened windows holding the outside light at a minimum to provide just the right level of intimacy for those within; paired with the glass partition wine shelves that separate this room from the bistro, it won’t be long before you’ll be asking to see the wine list to select one of the many delicious and exclusive bottles on offer.
As mentioned previously, inside the hotel is bistro experience of La Régalade Conservatoire, an elegant setting where you can take breakfast in the morning in the shape of a buffet and freshly prepared hot dishes on request, a bright space to sample some local dishes with a modern twist during the hours for lunch, or, the best location to finish a day with a fine dining experience, right up until midnight.
We loved to take our breakfast here as the light began to turn from dusk.
For us as vegetarians we were heartily surprised to see the great selection of food on offer, from a lovely selection of dairy milk alternatives, fresh tropical fruits and vegan jams; not to mention delicious French artisan bread to pair the jam with.
And for those who aren’t vegan or vegetarian, fear not. A selection of delicious-looking and locally sourced meats and cheeses are on offer, as well as organic eggs which can be made to your taste on request.
Designed To Rest Your Head
There are a number of room options for those wishing to stay at the design haven that is Hotel de NELL.
From the 22 square meter Classic rooms, to the 35m² sized Prestige rooms; each one is a masterpiece of well thought out furniture, light and colour design that will settle your mind and relax your body from the moment you step through the door to your private room.
It’s easy to see why Hotel de NELL is featured amongst the best showcases of great design in Paris by Design Hotels.
Throughout the room there are examples of the architects personal choices of minimal, yet highly effective additions to the room, such as these fantastic light fittings.
Not long after casting our coats aside and putting our luggage away we heard a knock at our door, and on answering we found the sweetest welcome.
Welcoming us to Hotel de NELL and as a relaxing kickstart to our stay we were presented with a bottle of wine and some sweet treats that didn’t last long on the plate they were given on.
It was that extra little touch of customer care and interest in our comfort that started our weekend off to the best possible beginning, but which lasted until the day we left.
With our thirst quenched and our blood sugar levels happily raised, we began to relax into a room built for the sole purpose of ultimate comfort.
When it comes to relaxation, however, there’s something in this room that’ll easily help no matter how tired you might feel and it’s located in the moderately-large adjoining bathroom.
As you may have already noticed, aside from the large walk-in shower, there is Japanese bath carved from one large solid block of marble, equipped with a light-coloured Oregon myrtlewood footstool, shelf and seat.
Using the luxurious selection of branded bath accessories, it takes only the heat of the water and the time it takes to fill the bath to create a wondrously relaxing experience that you won’t wish to end.
Comfortably refreshed, no one would blame you if (like us) you wanted to retire to the bed for a few hours to slumber as any potential jet lag trickles away, and as you lie on the bed you can watch as the sunlight filters through the many windows of the room, as the light changes, flashes and shines across the neighbourhood and it’s many historical architecture treasures.
And should you not feel relaxed enough, why not order room service to the room from the bistro downstairs or perhaps book a massage for later in the night to take place in the privacy of your own room?
Hotel de NELL
7-9 Rue du Conservatoire, 75009 Paris
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