Hotel Monte Cristo, Paris

Hotel Monte Cristo, Paris

by the global adventures of the Alexandre Dumas’ book,
The Count of Monte Cristo, Hotel Monte Cristo is a
19th-century odyssey reimagined in
. The Left Bank boutique accommodation revives Dumas’
writings through far-flung sleeping chambers and a curiosity
cabinet in the lobby. Adventurer or not, you’ll be glad to know
it’s also a rather convenient 15-minute taxi ride from Gare du


Boudoir-inspired rooms on the top floor serve up moody scenes.
Rich velvet-covered furniture, custom-made curtains and
fringe-hemmed divans complement the suites’ jewel-toned colour
palette. For something particularly plush (and a little lewd) The
Edmond Suite – inspired by Dumas’ Edmond Dantès – is impetuous.
Complete with a hammam, this suite means business. For the less
hedonic, or solo
looking for additional space, the superior rooms are
a solid choice.

What’s for breakfast?

A buffet breakfast will set you back €16 and while velvet
banquettes, ceramic urns, fig trees and modular seating amp up the
atmosphere, the food here is a little lacking. If you go in for
breakfast, edge on the side of simplicity, opting for coffee with
scrambled eggs and bacon. The rest is frankly a smidge

How about lunch and dinner?

You’ll need to go elsewhere when hunger strikes. It’s Paris,
so this really shouldn’t be a problem. Take a look at our favourite
restaurants in Paris

Is there a bar?

Yes, a rum bar called Bar 1802. Choose from 40 rum-based
cocktails or a house-aged pour and toast to Dumas himself – a
Caribbean native whose family worked in the rum business.


A palm-dotted indoor pool tucked away below the lobby has its
draw – as does the larger than expected sauna.

Things you should know

Small dogs are allowed at a charge of €15 a night. You bring the
pooch, they’ll supply the bowls.

Within a short walk you’ll find…

The Jardin des Plantes. The city’s primary botanical garden,
it’s less crowded (and less showy) than the nearby Jardin du