Le Roch Hotel & Spa, Paris

Le Roch Hotel & Spa, Paris

not hard to find a luxury hotel in the centre of Paris, but Le Roch – hidden down a side
street off the Rue St Honoré – offers five-star service in true
‘Maison Parisienne’ style, giving it a more intimate Latin Quarter
feel than the grander hotels nearby. This brand new Design Hotel is housed in a Haussman-style building
and combines contemporary elegance with modern convenience. Paris
is a city for walking and Le Roch’s location makes it a perfect
place to set out from – with the added benefit of knowing you’ll
have all your pampering needs catered to when you return.


The hotel has 32 rooms, with 15 looking out over the Rue
Saint-Roch and the rest over Rue d’Argenteuil. The enormous Saint
Roch suite and the four ‘bien-être’ suites come with their own
hammams in the bathrooms, all with views over the courtyard
terrace. The smaller rooms are really quite small, but beautifully
designed with personal touches such as choice of books in each. The
hotel has also made good use of integrated technology, so beware if
you’re a fan of the more traditional choice of an on-or-off switch.
Le Roch also has an exclusive partnership with Codage Paris, and
the bathrooms are full of their custom-made products.

What’s for breakfast?

Breakfast is a choice from three set menus, served in the
restaurant or on the courtyard sun terrace. Begin your day
French-style with an express coffee and croissant, while the
continental offering will satisfy those after something a bit more
substantial. Want to really push le bateau out? The
all-American option includes a choice of hot drinks, juice, fruit,
cereal, croissants, crepes, yoghurt, cheese, charcuterie, eggs and

How about lunch and dinner?

Lunch and dinner are served in the hotel’s restaurant on the
ground floor and are prepared by the double Michelin-starred chef
Arnaud Faye. The menu is small and inventive (geranium and pea
coulis with sea bass, for example), and changes with the season. If
you can’t wait for dinner, the hotel also serves afternoon tea,
making the most of the famous Paris patisseries.

Is there a bar?

Yes, and it’s full of chic Parisians from the surrounding
quartier. You’ll find a small range of signature cocktails as well
as all the classics, and the bartenders will make anything
according to your taste. If wine’s your thing, there’s an extensive
list, chosen by Anthony Hubault, the head sommelier at the
Michelin-starred restaurant Le Jeu de Paume.


Unusually for Paris, the hotel has a swimming pool in the basement,
with a waterfall dividing it from a little hammam. The spa offers a range of treatments, as
well as a small fitness centre. All the rooms have flat screen TVs,
AirPlay technology and free wi-fi.

Things you should know

The hotel was designed by Sarah Lavoine, whose interiors
boutique is a short walk down the road. She lives in the quartier
and her children are at school next door. This is her first hotel
design and she’s filled it with design books in the library and
bedrooms, Carrara marble and furniture by herself and Cassina,
giving a homely touch to contemporary-cool design. She also created
‘bleu Sarah’, a new colour for the hotel walls.

Within a short walk you’ll find…

The hotel is right in the centre of Paris, a very short walk
from the Louvre, the Opéra Garnier, the Place du marché St Honore,
the Palais Royale and the Jardin des Tuileries (don’t miss seeing
Monet’s Water Lillies at the Musée de l’Orangerie). It’s also just
ten minutes on foot to Place Vendôme, the Quais de Seine, the Place
de la Concorde and the Champs Elysées. Café Angelina, a favourite
of Coco Chanel and Proust, is down the road – stop in here on your
way home for their famous Angelina hot chocolate. No matter whether
you’re in town for the first time or the hundredth, you couldn’t be
better placed for shopping and culture.

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