Hôtel de Vendôme

Summary

Guided tour

Location

Services & Prices

Opulent and intimate

The Hôtel de Vendôme was once the home of the Vendôme family and then the embassy of the independant republic of Texas in 1842, before being completely refurbished in 1998.

The original owners had a modern building constructed within the preserved façades, their aim being to refurbish the hotel in the lavish style of a Parisian pied-à-terre. Taken over by a small hotel group, also owners of the wonderfull Grand Hôtel du Cap Ferrat, the property is handeled with discretion and continuity.

Few in number, the rooms are spacious. Each room is different but traditional, bringing together a rich, but never overpowering, mix of different styles from different periods, incorporating self-coloured stretched wall fabrics, varnished wood, an abundance of mirrors and marble bathrooms.

The unique character of the hotel, with its bar and restaurant, newly refurbished by Michele Bönan in "couture" spirit, and with its eclectic and lavish décor, is borne out by the service, which is attentive, faultless, unaffected but delivered with rigour.

The hotel stands at the entrance to the place Vendôme, offering a discrete, intimate stop-off point in the heart of the jeweller’s quarter.

 

On arrival
Beneath a beautiful façade in typical place Vendôme style, the hotel entrance leads you through to a small marble-covered reception hall with heavy wood panelling, Empire columns and a sombre-coloured velvet banquette. A large crystal chandelier adds a touch of sparkle.

A lift and wide staircase to the rear of reception lead up to the other floors.

The bar and restaurant are on the mezzanine level where "Dior grey" banquettes and houndstooth armchairs, fine striped plaid carpets and smooth lightings create a convivial, muted ambiance. The restaurant has few tables but its quiet, unobtrusive atmosphere and seasonal menus attract a regular clientele.

The rooms
Each room is different, but they are all lavish in style and classically French. Wood-panelling combines with stretched wall fabrics, mirrors and porcelain lamps, oil paintings and heavy embroidered silk curtains held back by pretty passementries.

The rooms are spacious and each is decorated in a single colour scheme: self-coloured stretched wall fabrics in light tones (light brown, light blue, light yellow or light pink) tie in with the darker tones of the patterned curtains, bedspreads and headboards. The carpets add a more muted accent. The furniture is solid and well looked after, with a combination of different styles in each room.

The Presidential Suite on the top floor has its own private terrace and is flooded in natural light from the windows on either side. A ceiling of white voile presides over an astounding art-deco décor and custom-made furniture.

The rooms are well-equipped with videophones, control panels for the electrical equipment and flat-screen televisions. There is a turndown service each evening. The selection on offer from the 24-hour room service is fairly wide and your newspaper is delivered to your door each morning.

The marble bathrooms are functional with modern fittings.

Room types 
In addition to the one-off “Presidential Suite”, the hotel offers four types of room: the “Classic”, “Deluxe”, “Junior Suite” and “Suite”. The “Deluxe” rooms, with their lounge area with sofa and armchairs, are more spacious than the “Classic” rooms.

The “Junior Suites” have a separate lounge with a desk and guest toilet. The bedroom area has a dressing room and its own toilet and bathroom.

In the “Suites”, the lounge is separated from the bedroom by a long corridor containing a large bathroom. The spacious corner bedrooms have windows on both external walls.

The rooms overlook the entrance to the place Vendôme, the rue Saint Honoré or an elegant courtyard and are fairly quiet considering the day-time traffic in these streets.

Breakfast 
Breakfast is served in the bar and in the restaurant, as you wish. Choose between the continental (pastries, freshly-squeezed fruit juice and hot drinks) and the à la carte, which also offers a selection of egg dishes and dairy products.

 

 

The clientele

Not for those who like designer décors or trendy atmospheres, the Hôtel de Vendôme caters for a discreet, international clientele and will appeal to those who don’t want to go to a big luxury hotel but are still looking for flawless service and a classic, intimate setting.

 

Starting at 480€ Book now
Comfort Rating
Room size 9 Rating : 9
Room amenities 9 Rating : 9
Breakfast 8 Rating : 8
Property amenities 9 Rating : 9
Global Rating 9 Global Rating : 9

Contacts & booking

Hôtel de Vendôme

1, place Vendôme
75001

Metro station : Tuilerie, Opéra, Pyramides