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Hôtel de Nell, Paris

Gourmantic travelled to Paris as a guest of Rail Europe and Turkish Airlines.

When your idea of accommodation in Paris is a stay in an elegant and modern boutique hotel in a neighbourhood once renown for artists, look no further than Hôtel de Nell.

Hotel de Nell, Paris
Hôtel de Nell, Paris

Part of Charm and More Hotels and Resorts, Hôtel de Nell is located along rue du Conservatoire, a narrow one way street near the corner of rue Sainte-Cecile in the 9eme arrondissement, the smallest Parisian district between Montmartre and Jardins du Palais Royal. The hotel is a recent addition to the district, having opened in March 2012.

The 33 room hotel is the work of interior designer Jean-Michel Wilmotte who has created luxury and an understated elegance with clean lines, warm materials, custom furniture and specialist lighting.

Hotel de Nell, Paris
Spacious Room

Room 12 is located on the first floor and accessed by a lift. Overlooking the neo-Gothic, 19th-century Sainte-Cécile church, the room is spacious and bathed in natural light. Sandy tones with dark blue accents give a sense of space and serenity.

The bed offers the right level of comfort, neither too soft nor too rigid. Pillows a la carte complement the hypo allergenic and dust mite resistant mattress and bedsteads.

Hotel de Nell, Paris
Desk and Television

A 32 inch flat screen TV running local and international television stations, a Nespresso coffee machine near mini bar, an iPod dock, a personal safe and free wifi are some of the in-room facilities.

Hotel de Nell, Paris
Double Vanity

The bathroom brings nature inside with stone coloured surfaces, a white marble double basin and the luxury of underfloor heating.

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Side View of Bathroom

Bathrobes, slippers and paraben-free complimentary toiletries are on offer along with a heated towel rack.

Hotel de Nell, Paris
Japanese Marble Bath

A Japanese bath cut from a solid block of marble with a tray, footstool and seat made with light Oregon myrtlewood is the spot to relax and unwind. Only 17 out of the 33 rooms have a Japanese bath.

Hotel de Nell, Paris
Bath Interior

Soak in one of three bath rituals – energising, cleansing or stress-relieving and you can enjoy a Japanese tea to order.

Hotel de Nell, Paris
Italian Rainfall Shower & Separate Toilet

The Italian rainfall shower is simply luxurious, tucked away behind the vanity.  A separate toilet at the other end of the room is night-lit for easy access.

Hotel de Nell, Paris
Lobby with Fireplace

Downstairs, an intimate lobby includes a fireplace,

Hotel de Nell, Paris

and a spot to meet before venturing out.

Hotel de Nell, Paris

Booths and lounges under a glass roof offer a more private space to sit or enjoy a drink.

Hotel de Nell, Paris
The Bar

The intimate bar is a place to enjoy an aperitif, a cocktail or an after dinner digestive . The bar keeps a modest selection of spirits with a focus on French spirits such as Lillet, Suze, Chartreuse and Citadelle gin.

Hotel de Nell, Paris
La Régalade Conservatoire

Breakfast is served in the hotel’s restaurant, La Régalade Conservatoire with a choice of Le Rapide, (hot beverage, fruit juice and two pastries which can be eaten in or take away, Le Buffet and Le Complet, the latter including eggs cooked to order, jambon de Paris, a selection of cheeses from fromager Martine Dubois and a rice pudding.

Hotel de Nell, Paris

Fresh pastries are by Philippe Gosselin, a range of organic cereals, curd cheese from Normandie, vegan, gluten and dairy free jams ensure a healthy start to the day.

Hotel de Nell, Paris
Croissant, Tartine, Cafe Creme

Coffee is by Nespresso and includes espresso, macchiato, cafee latte and cappuccino.

La Regalade Conservatoire with Chef Bruno Doucet at the helm offers lunch and dinner with a set menu and a cuisine focussed on bistronomy (review here). The dishes make use of seasonal ingredients in simple and delicious recipes that have Parisians flock regularly to its doors.

Useful Information

Hotel de Nell is located on rue du Conservatoire, a quiet narrow one way street in the 9eme arrondissement, known locally as SoPi (South Pigalle).

The closest metro stations are Bonne Nouvelle and Grands Boulevards, Lines 8 and 9 which lead to Galeries Lafayette department store and Opera Garnier.

If arriving by train, the hotel is 1.7 km or 10 minutes from Gare du Nord (Eurostar) and Gare de l’Est, 5.5 km or 15 minutes from Gare de Lyon.

La Regalade Conservatoire is a busy 60 seat bistro so it pays to book in advance for lunch or dinner.

Photography © by Corinne for Gourmantic – Copyright: All rights reserved.

Hôtel de Nell
7-9 Rue du Conservatoire
75009 Paris, France
Phone: (+33)(0)1 44 83 83 60

About the author

Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is a drinks writer, author of GROW YOUR OWN COCKTAIL GARDEN, SHRUBS & BOTANICAL SODAS and founder/editor of Gourmantic, Cocktails & Bars and The Gourmantic Garden. She has been writing extensively about spirits, cocktails, bars and cocktail gardening in more recent years. She is a spirits and cocktail competition judge, Icons of Whisky Australia nominee, contributor to Diageo Bar Academy, cocktail developer and is named in Australian Bartender Magazine's Top 100 Most Influential List. Her cocktail garden was featured on ABC TV’s Gardening Australia and has won several awards. She is a contributor to Real World Gardener radio program and is featured in several publications including Pip Magazine, Organic Gardener, Australian Bartender and Breathe (UK). Read the full bio here.

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