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Hotel Highlights

  • Super-chic location moments from the Champs Elysées
  • Beautiful ‘modern classic’ interiors from Pierre-Yves Rochon
  • Impeccable unstuffy service and home-from-home atmosphere


Managing to combine the height of Parisian sophistication with unstuffy home-from-home warmth, Hotel Keppler is a welcome retreat from the fast-pace of Champs Elysées shop-hopping. Designed by interiors guru Pierre-Yves Rochon, and dotted with covetable antiques, this contemporary classic boutique hotel is certainly one for the glamourpusses. Miaow.

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Hotel Keppler – Paris – France

Need To Know


39, including five suites.


12 noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Check-in, 2pm.


Double rooms from $316.60 (€236), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €1.50 per person per night on check-out and an additional government tax of 2% per room per night on check-out.

More details

Rates exclude breakfast (€22)


Two rooms have disabled access.

At the hotel

Sauna, steam room, gym, library, CD selection, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: LCD TV, DVD player, iPod dock, minibar. Suites include Hermes toiletries.

Our favourite rooms

Designer Pierre-Yves Rochon blends classic with contemporary, putting toiles, checks and animal print against strong colour and dark wooden flooring. We like the black, white and yellow Executive Rooms, with TVs in the bathrooms. The four Superior Suites come with balconies and glimpses of the Eiffel Tower; the Classic Rooms, though attractive, are somewhat small, if not unusually so for Paris.

Packing tips

A credit card with plenty of spending room – the Champs Elysées, and its world-renowned luxury shopping – is just steps away.


Small animals are welcome for a €30 surcharge. Smoking rooms can be provided.


Les enfants are welcome, stay free, and can be accommodated in cots or extra beds as necessary. Local nannies can be arranged, but there are no other specifically child-orientated facilities.

Food & Drink

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Hotel Keppler – Paris – France

Hotel Restaurant

There’s no restaurant, but all the smart bistros of the 8ème are within swift reach. Breakfast is an American-style buffet, served in the chic cream-coloured breakfast room.

Hotel Bar

Keppler’s light-filled lounge has shelves of intriguing antiques and art books to peruse, and a dozen smart sofas and armchairs; it’s more of an elegant salon than a bar, for guests only.

Last orders

The hotel’s bar closes at 11pm.

Room service

There’s no serious kitchen at Keppler, but you can order from the room-service menu of nearby Hôtel François, 24 hours a day.

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Dress code

LBD and Holly Golightly sunglasses for Mrs Smith; new-school Barbour and a pastel sweater for Mr.

Top table

Take your café crème and croissants around one of the graceful communal tables.

Local Guide

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Hotel Keppler – Paris – France
Eat, drink, see, do: local favourites and more…

Worth getting out of bed for

Shopping, shopping, shopping. The Champs Elysées is tantalisingly close by, so retail therapy is definitely on the prescription. Tourist tick-box sights including the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe are also in the vicinity.

Local restaurants

A few moments from the Champs-Elysées, on Rue Lord Byron, Les Enfants Terribles is toney and theatrical-looking and offers a Modern European menu, including risotto with ceps, fillet of beef Johnny Hallyday, and ‘gros baba au rhum’. Seasonal French fare, extravagant decor and Philippe Starck design make for a memorable soirée at La Cristal Room in the Baccarat HQ on Place des États-Unis (+33 (0)1 40 22 11 10). 

Local bars

VIP Room on Rue de Rivoli is a swish, futuristic cocktail bar with a glossy clientele to match (+33 (0)1 58 36 46 00). Maison de la Truffe is a small deli/café on Place de la Madeleine, majoring in truffle-inspired dishes – a lunchtime must for lovers of the premium fungi (+33 (0)1 42 65 53 22).

Local cafés

Worshipped for its melt-in-the-mouth macaroons in pistachio, salted-caramel and seasonal new flavours, world-famous confectioner Ladurée has an outpost near the hotel at 75 Champs-Elysées (+33 (0)1 40 75 08 75).

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Off the Champs Elysées

Hotel Keppler

10 rue Keppler, 75116, Paris, France

Hotel Keppler is a short walk from the Arc de Triomphe and the bustling shopping arcades of the Champs Elysées.


UK and international flights land at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport. Paris Orly has good domestic links to most of the country; both airports are a 30-minute drive away. A taxi from Charles de Gaulle international airport to the centre costs about €50; buses and trains run regularly into town at a fraction of the cost. Air France runs regular airport shuttle buses to Etoile, 700m from the hotel along Avenue Marceau.


The Gare du Nord, port of call of the Eurostar, is a 15-minute taxi ride from Hotel Keppler. To get there using the metro, walk up to Etoile then hop on line 2.


The hotel is five minutes from Boulevard Périphérique; follow signs to Porte de Maillot, and then head down Avenue de la Grande Armée, proceeding onto Avenue Marceau when you reach the Charles de Gaulle-Etoile roundabout. From there, it’s a right turn onto Rue Galilee, followed by a left onto Rue Keppler. Parking is available on request for €30 a day; you’ll need to reserve it in advance.


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Hotel Keppler – Paris – France

Anonymous review

by Christine Manfield , Globetrotting gourmet

This review is taken from our guidebook, Mr & Mrs Smith Hotel Collection: France. To me, an Australian chef and food writer, Paris is not simply the epitome of style, sophistication and romance. It’s a place of pilgrimage, a rite of passage, the olde-world yin to Sydney’s bright, sunny yang. The French capital is such a finely structured city – with its centuries-spanning …
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Hotel Keppler

Anonymous review by Christine Manfield, Globetrotting gourmet

This review is taken from our guidebook, Mr & Mrs Smith Hotel Collection: France.

To me, an Australian chef and food writer, Paris is not simply the epitome of style, sophistication and romance. It’s a place of pilgrimage, a rite of passage, the olde-world yin to Sydney’s bright, sunny yang. The French capital is such a finely structured city – with its centuries-spanning architecture and meticulous urban planning, and all those beautifully kept gardens and iconic monuments – that, naturally, we’re hoping for a hotel to match. And absolutely, from first impression to last, Hotel Keppler matches our high expectations.

It is located on narrow Rue Kepler (sic), just off Avenue Marceau, in the chic 16th arrondissement, an ideal address for a boutique bolthole, within trotting distance of the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Elysées. Perhaps surprisingly, given its proximity to such high-powered shopping, dining and wining, our hotel is not only fittingly fashionable, but also luxuriously tranquil.

Outside, Keppler is all imposing Haussmannian townhouse; inside, designer Pierre-Yves Rochon has signed off a sophisticated meeting of high-society modern style with camped-up classicism. Riddled with alcoves, plastered with frescoes and dotted with intriguing artefacts (note the man-size china vases flanking the door to the winter garden), the hotel has an air of opulence that’s nicely tempered by the unstuffy air of its incredibly helpful staff. The concierge and reception staff are friendly and generous with local knowledge, offering advice and tips and chasing up our ‘urgent’ requests with speedy efficiency.

After checking in, can you blame us for choosing to stay put for our first afternoon? We feel it’s our duty, as reviewers, to luxuriate in our style-drenched boudoir and order in champagne. We fling open two sets of doors onto an internal courtyard and let the afternoon light stream in. Our executive room, in case you’re wondering, is a decent size without being notably spacious – after all, this is Paris. Rather than the exoticism of the ground-floor communal areas, all objets and orchids, the rooms are designed to feel stylish yet serene, with sparing use of Keppler’s signature bold prints and colours, and just a smattering of artworks. We can’t believe the calm and quiet; we plug in our laptops (a necessary evil – at least we’re tapping away together) and use the WiFi for an hour before eyeing up a much more fun in-room option: the big bath in the black and white tiled bathroom.

Floating in a sea of fragrant bubbles is the perfect way to ponder where to eat. So many places, so little time... Aux Lyonnais, Ze Kitchen Galerie and L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon are at the top of a very long list, which meanders off into the realms of stratospherically expensive fantasy when it gets to Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée and L’Astrance, both within easy walking distance of the Keppler. There are so many phenomenal restaurants in Paris, it really is worth planning ahead and splashing out at least once while you’re here. Actually, at least three times, if you’re here for a long weekend.

Lazy breakfasts are the perfect kick-off to our Parisian days – particularly when taken in the bright and inviting lower-level winter garden room. Here, pastries and breads are too good to refuse, ripe red strawberries are delicious unadorned, juice is just-squeezed, and espresso is best taken black (a cunning way to sidestep the UHT milk). The luxury service doesn’t end there. This is a land where laundry is returned the same day, each article of clothing wrapped in tissue paper and artfully laid in a chic white box complete with ribbon. Yes, it costs a bomb. But that just gives me a feeble excuse to shop for something new; after all, we are in the vicinity of some of the best shopping in Paris, and it’s a bit selfish not to contribute to the local economy when you’re on holiday – that’s what we tell ourselves when we realise we’re ordering lobster. Again.

Walking these streets at twilight sums up all that is perfect about Paris; the deep-blue sky with just a sliver of new moon makes a magical backdrop as we promenade with well-heeled locals. Another temptation on our doorstep here is Hédiard. This branch of the ultimate purveyor of to-die-for delicacies is so close by it’s dangerous, at least it is for someone as food-focused as I am. We can’t resist squirrelling a few treasures back to our room for late-night snacking – a perfectly ripe cheese, buttery biscuits, chocolates and fruit jellies – all wrapped in the store’s signature red and black packaging. Little wonder we’re in heaven for much of our stay.

We do emerge from our boudoir to enjoy the guests-only bar from time to time. The decor is all high-camp sophistication, awash with stripes, animal print and big puffy cushions for fabulous folk to perch on and look the part. My only criticism is that the cocktail list could be shorter and sweeter – we thought the bartender got a bit stuck, thanks to too much choice. The arty/fashiony books in the ground-floor salon make it another lovely spot to ensconce yourselves for tea or a cocktail. There’s no restaurant but, as you can probably tell, we’re ecstatic heading out to dine spectacularly elsewhere, or calling down to take advantage of a charming in-room delivery of cakes from the famous Angelina tearoom and patisserie on Rue de Rivoli. The most wonderful aspect of our stay at Keppler has been having so many decadent indulgences within our grasp. Our one regret? Not having booked the big top-floor suite with its own private rooftop terrace. Now that sounds like my idea of quintessential Paris.

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith hotel with us, we'll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in Hotel Keppler's Guestbook below.



Stayed on

We loved

We were treated very well from the moment we arrived at the hotel. Our room was fabulous and looked exactly how it did on the website and the view of the Eiffel Tower was wonderful especially at night. One of the staff, Simon, was extremely helpful and made our stay even more special. I also liked the fact that even though they do not have a restaurant (only for breakfast) they were very happy to provide you with plates, cutlery and anything you needed if you had bought take-away food to eat in your room.

Don’t expect

I thought the balcony of our suite needed attention, but there were timbers delivered while we were out so they may be going to attend to that.

Rating: 9/10 stars


Stayed on

We loved

We liked the location on a quiet street in a busy city and beautifully appointed rooms with very comfortable beds and linens. Very friendly staff.

Don’t expect

The concierge knowledge of other area good restaurants could be better. They seem to have a few they recommend but the area didn't have that many to recommend.

Rating: 8/10 stars


Stayed on

We loved

Hotel Keppler was one of the most stylish, beautifully maintained boutique hotels we have stayed in. The attention to detail is extraordinary; the staff simply could not have done more to help. The breakfast and the delightful breakfast room were simply extraordinary. There were copious quantities of freshly prepared fruit, yoghurts, mueslis, pastries, pancakes and other hot delights. How often has breakfast disappointed in Paris? What a refreshing change. The rooms, whilst cleverly designed to fit into the usual small Parisienne footprint, are exquisite. I loved the superbly comfortable beds, crisp fine linens, excellent showers and tastefully edgy interiors. On top of all this, the location off the Champs Élysées is ideal and the concierge efficiently organised our stay with our teenage children.

Rating: 9/10 stars


Stayed on

We loved

I liked the beautifully decorated lovely rooms and great service; it's very cosy, comfortable and quiet despite being very close to everything. The concierge very helpful.

Don’t expect

The bath was very short (this is typical of most French hotels, though) and the shower was not that great, either.

Rating: 10/10 stars


Stayed on

We loved

This is a fantastic boutique hotel in the centre of Paris. Excellent service.

Rating: 10/10 stars


Stayed on

We loved

The location just off the Champs Elysées was perfect to stroll in any direction and find yourself at the centre of all Paris has to offer. The hotel feels small, which is a good thing with the public areas as well as the room feeling welcoming and intimate. Our Mr & Mrs Smith extras (welcome champagne and river cruise tickets) made the hotel even better value.

Don’t expect

The bar closes at 11pm so we had to convince the night porter to serve us at 11.20pm! He did but it's not something that I feel should need to be negotiated.

Rating: 8/10 stars


Stayed on Felix our 2 year old son.

We loved

Close to Paris sites, just off the Champs-Élysée. A lovely hotel. 

Rating: 8/10 stars