Hotel review: Hôtel de Vendôme, Paris

by Sasha Wilkins on August 26, 2010 · 8 comments

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I’m not sure that there could be a better situation for a Parisian hotel than the Place de Vendôme. The Ritz is there, and just on the edge is the ravishing, small but perfectly formed, Hôtel de Vendôme. There are a lot of hotels that call themselves boutique hotels these days, but the Hôtel de Vendôme really does live up to the billing: it’s a five-star with just twenty-nine rooms: ten suites and nineteen guest rooms, in a  building that dates from 1832, and which was once the site of the Embassy of the Republic of Texas.

Whilst the bedrooms are filled with filled with antique furniture and feature amazing marble bathrooms, the restaurant and bar, where I ate breakfast, (and wrote about here), has recently had a dramatic transformation from leather club room to the ne plus ultra of  rose and grey French chic.

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My deluxe room had a small seating area, delicious window boxes full of red geraniums and a chandelier I covet:

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The bed was enormous, with just the most luxurious crisp, white bedlinen, into which I dived with utter glee. I slept so well that I didn’t wake until 0930hrs.

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As the hotel is slap, bang in the centre of Paris, I shot off exploring par Vélib the moment I arrived ( here). It really couldn’t be better placed in Paris for shopping, museums and general Parisian loveliness. (It is also a short walk from the Madeleine and, more importantly, my beloved Laduree, source of the world’s most delicious pistachio macaroons.)

The video I shot of my room is here:

Hôtel de Vendôme, 1 Place Vendôme, 75001 Paris www.hoteldevendome.com

LLG was a guest of the Hôtel de Vendôme

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Sharon Stuart August 26, 2010 at 08:39

Hi Sasha, been meaning to send you this tip for ages after reading about the self-tanning experiment. Instead of scrubbing your hands after applying, just rub in lots of whitening toothpaste (the cheaper the brand, the better), and then wash off with soap. Voila! No muddy brown hands. I promise it works!

Love the pics of the naughty skeletons in the wedges – hiliarious!

Lots of love x

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annemarie August 26, 2010 at 09:03

Every time I click on the video, I am re-directed to your flickr page

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admin August 27, 2010 at 05:58

agh – don;t know what to suggest, as that doesn;t happen my end.. I just get the video…annoying.

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Jodie August 26, 2010 at 09:17

That hotel looks stunning. I love the antiques and the chandelier is beautiful! Definitely a hotel I will be hoping to stay at one day.

xx

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haidee August 26, 2010 at 09:59

looks a lovely hotel. I went to paris and stayed in the hotel du nord which was really lovely but it was a college trip. You have a really beautiful voice xxx

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Annelie August 26, 2010 at 14:07

Gorgeous hotel and pictures :-)

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LiYing August 27, 2010 at 07:08

oh this really brought back such good memories of Paris! it’s one of the most beautiful places in the world – just the smell of it…

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