Paris, France

Hôtel Adèle & Jules

Rates from (ex tax)$171.87

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (EUR169.00), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Distinguished double act

Setting

Grand Boulevards ’hood

Like a delicious mille-feuille, Hôtel Adèle & Jules is sugar-sweet and many-layered: rooms are set across two identical 19th-century buildings (one is ‘Adèle’, the other is ‘Jules’); each level of the hotel is bedecked with a different gem-bright colour scheme. Chocolate-box-pretty patterns and prints, eclectic artworks and covetable flea-market finds come courtesy of French interior-design talent Stéphane Poux. The hotel’s setting is equally tasty: a peaceful patch of the ninth arrondissement, a five-minute walk from the Grand Boulevards…

Smith Extra

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Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

60, including two suites, split across two identical buildings.

Check–Out

Noon; earliest check-in, 2pm. Both are flexible, subject to availability.

Rates

Double rooms from $171.87 (€154), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional room tax of €2.25 per person per night on check-out and an additional local city tax of €0.23 per person per night on check-out.

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (EUR169.00), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

More details

Rates usually exclude Continental breakfast (€15 for adults; €6.5 for little Smiths). Guests are treated to the hotel’s take on afternoon tea – light bites and hot and cold drinks – served in the lounge between 4pm and 6pm, daily.

Also

Acclaimed architect Artefak – Bastie & Behzadi designed the two-part property; red-hot-talent Stéphane Poux is responsible for the colour-pop interiors.

At the hotel

Lounge; mini gym; honesty bar; free WiFi throughout. In rooms: TV, desk, blackout blinds, bluetooth speakers, bathrobes, slippers and Fragonard bath products. Book a Deluxe Faubourg, Club Boulevard or Junior Suite Capitale room and you’ll also get a Nespresso coffee machine.

Our favourite rooms

We’re still crushing on the warm-hued Parisian Superior rooms, and the Boulevard Club rooms have a soothing grey-green colour scheme – almost oceanic – and boast big windows overlooking a quiet private street. Both bedroom and bathroom are deliciously spacious; if you’re prone to bringing too many clothes and shoes, there’s certainly room for them.

Packing tips

Come armed with an empty case if you can – then fill it with Marais-and-Montmartre finds.

Also

Communal areas are accessible for wheelchair-users, as are four of the Club Rooms.

Children

Little Smiths aged 2–12 can come. Babysitting can be arranged with three hours’ notice (€22 an hour, €44 during holiday periods; an additional €10 fee applies after 11pm). The hotel has on-loan highchairs, DVDs and games.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

Whichever snug corner of the lounge has your name on it.

Dress Code

Take a cue from the black-clad staff and wear an LBD, black cashmere, blush-inducing black underwear or a dash of Black Orchid by Tom Ford.

Hotel restaurant

There’s no restaurant, meaning all the more reason to familiarise yourselves with Paris’ incredible bistros, bars and cafés. Every day between 4pm and 6pm, the hotel generously hosts a free Tea Time, serving pastries, savoury nibbles and hot and cold drinks.

Last orders

Breakfast is served between 7am and 11am. Help yourselves to honesty bar drinks whenever you’re thirsty.

Room service

You can have breakfast in bed until 11am.

Location

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Address
Hôtel Adèle & Jules
2 Cité Rougemont
Paris
75009
Paris
France

Planes

Charles de Gaulle, France’s largest international airport, is 23 kilometres away, a 50-minute drive. Hotel transfers can be arranged for €80; alternatively, book a limousine for €95, €105 or €140 (for up to two, four or seven passengers, respectively).

Trains

Paris Gare du Nord station is three kilometres from the hotel, a 20-minute drive, connecting Paris to London, Brussels, Amsterdam and other European hot spots thanks to the Eurostar (www.eurostar.com/uk-en). You can also catch SNCF services to a host of French destinations (www.sncf.com). Hotel transfers from the station cost around €15. The Grand Boulevards Métro station is a five-minute walk away.

Automobiles

The hotel has two private car-parking spaces (€30, daily), which need to be booked in advance. Alternatively, there’s a public car park at 5 rue du Faubourg Poissonnière, five minutes from Adèle & Jules.

Worth getting out of bed for

Walk around Montmartre village, one of Paris’ most intriguing neighbourhoods; use the Basilica of Sacre-Coeur as your lodestar while you navigate the tangle of streets. Some of the city’s biggest calling cards are just a short walk away from the hotel: Opera Garnier, Galeries Lafayette, Champs-Elysées, Le Marais, Notre-Dame and other Parisian must-sees. Marvel at the opulence of the Jacquemart-Andre Museum, an eye-poppingly extravagant Haussmann mansion that has aged utterly gracefully. Swap secular art for religious art at Sainte-Chapelle, the royal, Gothic-style chapel housed within the Palais de la Cité. Sometimes, the chapel hosts classical concerts...

Local restaurants

Les Diables au Thym is one of the hotel’s tastiest – and nearest – neighbours, just a few steps away on Rue Bergère. Canard & Champagne: we can’t imagine a more heavenly proposition. The bubbles-and-duck-toting restaurant shares Passage des Panoramas with Caffè Stern. Le Richer dishes up reliably excellent plates of food, even by Parisian standards; the wine list is equally winsome.

Local cafés

Pick up sweet treats from sugary treasure trove A la Mère de Famille, which has several Parisian outposts (the closest is on Rue du Faubourg Montmartre, a five-minute stroll away).

Local bars

Continue the wine theme at Frenchie, a clever little proposition on Rue de Nil that spans a restaurant, wine bar and takeaway counter. Nantes-born owner and executive chef Gregory Marchand trained in France, but honed his skills while travelling the world; in Frenchie, he’s established exactly the kind of joint he likes to frequent.

Reviews

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Anonymous review

Getting out of bed has never been my strong point. Getting out of bed at 5am to catch an early train to Paris, when you haven't packed and you finished the emergency stash of gin at 2am, makes it more traumatic. But, St Pancras is a civilised station, Eurostar has a civilised boarding process, and our fellow passengers are a civilised bunch. And, I’m heading to hip Parisian stay, Hôtel Adèle & Jules – très civilisé. However, we’re off to a less civilised start; weary from the early hour, my fellow travellers and I snooze. When I wake, there are slumped bodies, each seemingly tranquillised, heads lolling in rhythm with the racing train. What the scene lacks in je ne sais quoi, is replenished with reassuring comfort. I’m enjoying myself already.

We pull into graffiti-pocked Gare du Nord. It’s winter in Paris, but for January the weather holds. It's crisp and clear as we step into a café, order a croissant and stir ourselves with double espressos. A further 15-minute walk later, we arrive at Hôtel Adèle & Jules, down a quiet, cobbled cul-de-sac.

The entrance to 'Adèle' is an exact copy of the entrance to 'Jules' (no that's not a euphemism), the two 19th-century buildings comprising the property. Were we seeing double? Even the good-looking reception staff are smiling doppelgangers. Here's the oddity – the hotel’s twin buildings are an exact copy of each other, right down to identical design and decor. They’re separated down the middle by a – slightly inferior – flashing-neon-signed neighbour, also a hotel. Despite this, two for the price of one is an excellent deal here.

In a city where hotel rooms are snug at best, our Parisian Superior room is surprisingly spacious, with prettily clashing pops of colour; its highlight is the perfectly Parisian double doors that open wide onto a narrow balcony. While brushing my teeth, I’m delighted – if a little startled – to lock eyes with a neighbour opposite, a sophisticated Parisian who’s acting out the perfect cliché: reading Le Monde, cigarette in hand. He’s obviously just getting on with his Saturday, now unfortunately interrupted by my blatant voyeurism. I hastily retreat as Colgate dribbles down my chin.

Lunch beckons, so we stroll to Richer, a stylish dining spot we'll recommend to everyone we next need to impress. It’s easy to create an imaginary film scene out of those around us, all are worthy of the camera lens. Next, we happen upon a Chopin-playing pianist positioned in the middle of the road, a bystanding elderly Parisian is as delighted as us, exclaiming, ‘C'est Chopin, tu vois? Chopin!’. We nod in amicable agreement. Parisians don’t have the most welcoming of reputations but that proves to be a misconception. Free Chopin and friendly chatter… Gracious, it’s not even 3pm!

We’re soon in Montmartre, looking up at the Sacré-Cœur. The crowds don't distract us from the view, but the view doesn't distract me from my vertigo, either. Notwithstanding my height-induced reticence, €6 to climb the domes is a bargain (despite my brusquely pushing aside a kissing couple 60 metres up, to clutch at the stone wall. Sorry romance, needs must…)

Back on terra firma we pound more cobbled pavements and bear south, aided by an energy burst from an excessively beautiful and complex, layered bundle of chocolatey pâtisserie perfection. For the love of crème anglaise, it’s good; all the better, they’re stickily devoured on a bench, using our fingers, like the student selves we haven’t shaken off.

Back at hotel HQ, we buy our queue-jump tickets for the Musée d'Orsay at reception. Skipping a line is smugness incarnate, so we dive straight into room after room of Monet and Manet, Pissarro and Cézanne, then join the crowd behind the enormous outward-facing clock, from where you can spy Sacré-Cœur. Two days, two views, each a beauty. Romance isn't far from Rodin it seems; we turn a corner and almost trip over a lady eager to grapple with her homme. The urgency with which she pushes herself onto him is alarming; she almost straddles him, leaning in for a serious snog in the slightly stark hallway – in a museum, at that… Crikey Paris, you really are a ‘love fest’.

We continue to Art Nouveau, then pause as my plus one discovers a lump on her leg. There’s no time for swollen limbs – crêpes, red wine and baguettes must be savoured before the day’s done. But – phew – it’s no medical panic, just a pantalon malfunction: hastily pulled on before dashing to breakfast, they have last night's pants stuffed down the right leg. The incongruously highbrow setting makes this all the more hilarious – we’re still chortling back in our room.

Breakfast is an informal, plentiful affair. The menu isn’t extensive, but the well-stocked buffet satisfies. With the light pouring in from the roof lantern above, this is a pleasant way to start our last day in Pigalle. We cross the city to the unbeatable treasure trove of the Merci store, cram in another crêpe, and double back via a glass or three of red at bar Royal Beaubourg. Then, it’s time to head north and home again. That early start is a distant memory, but it’s absolutely proved worthwhile.

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