Paris, France

Hôtel de Nell

Rates from (ex tax)$251.35

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 (EUR259.20), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Minimalist masterpiece

Setting

Typically Parisian, sans tourists

Hôtel de Nell has all the chic minimalist decor, elegant staff and top-class cuisine it needs to endear itself to both locals and in-the-know visitors. With its luxurious white-on-white rooms, serene lobby bar and chequered-floor restaurant, it’s a perfectly Parisian chic city stay.

Smith Extra

Get this when you book through us:

For BlackSmiths, a glass of champagne each; for SilverSmiths, extra mignardises (a selection of sweets and chocolates); GoldSmiths get a half bottle of champagne

Facilities

Photos Hôtel de Nell facilities

Need to know

Rooms

33, including one suite.

Check–Out

Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.

Rates

Double rooms from $251.35 (€236), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €3.00 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 (EUR259.20), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

More details

Rates do not include the Continental (€21) or full English (€29) breakfast.

Also

In-room spa treatments can be arranged or there’s a small private treatment room that’s open on request; enquire at the front desk to arrange a spa treat.

At the hotel

Concierge, free calls to landlines throughout France, free WiFi. In rooms: MP3-player docks, pillow menu, flatscreen TV, free WiFi and air-conditioning.

Our favourite rooms

Book a fifth-floor Prestige Room for plenty of space (by Paris standards, it’s a very big room), a deep Japanese bath tub (with a handy wooden ledge on which to balance your wine/chocolates/macaroons) and a balcony from which to watch your temporary neighbours come and go.

Packing tips

Leave space in your suitcase for plenty of shopping along Boulevard Haussmann.

Also

All public areas are wheelchair accessible, and two guest rooms (reached by lift) are specially adapted for wheelchair users.

Children

Accepted, but this is more of a grown-up stay. Sister hotel Residence Nell, just round the corner, is more suited to families.

Food and Drink

Photos Hôtel de Nell food and drink

Top Table

Every table’s good — just make sure you book ahead to secure one.

Dress Code

Aim for understated chic, and you’ll fit in splendidly among the locals at dinner.

Hotel restaurant

La Régalade Conservatoire, overseen by chef Bruno Doucet, is a favourite with in-the-know locals. It’s open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and serves modern bistro-style French cuisine. The three-course dinner is excellent quality for a really reasonable price (if you like your strawberries and cream truly decadent, keep your eye out for a magnificent mascarpone dessert).

Hotel bar

The lobby lounge and bar is coolly serene during the day, and the perfect place to people watch as diners come and go from the restaurant at night.

Last orders

Breakfast is served in the restaurant 7am–11am, lunch from noon to 2.30pm and dinner 7pm–11pm. Food is also served in the lobby lounge, from 7am to 1am.

Room service

Have full meals delivered to your rooms during restaurant hours, or light snacks (sandwiches, salads, cheese plates, etc) 24 hours a day.

Location

Photos Hôtel de Nell location
Address
Hôtel de Nell
7-9 Rue du Conservatoire
75009
Paris
France

Planes

The most convenient airport at which to touch down is Orly, a half-hour drive from the hotel, or Charles de Gaulle, depending on where you’re travelling from.

Trains

Paris’ Gare du Nord is an easy 15-minute stroll from the hotel, and has frequent Eurostar services from London’s St Pancras, as well as trains from Brussels, Amsterdam and throughout France.

Automobiles

Paris is not a fun city to drive in. If you do decide to brave the traffic, there’s on-site parking for €35 a day, including valet.

Worth getting out of bed for

Paris’ engaging 9th arrondissement, a 15-minute walk from the Louvre, is a delight to stroll around if you’re a fan of historic architecture, museums and galleries, elegant shops or just sitting and watching city life go by.

The passages between streets throughout the 9th and 2nd arrondissements are typically Parisian, and well worth exploring. Passage Jouffroy is packed with authentic cafés, fabric shops and boutiques (Boulevard Montmartre to Rue de la Grange-Batelière; +33 (0)1 48 24 03 83; passagejouffroy.com). Passage Verdeau has an old-fashioned feel and is great for antique books, engravings and clocks (4-6 Rue de la Grange). If department stores are more your thing, visit the upmarket Galeries Lafayette with its famous dome of stained glass (foodies, don't miss the Lafayette Gourmet section). The views from the roof are amazing (40 Boulevard Haussman; +33 (0)1 42 82 34 56; www.galerieslafayette.com). 

Perfume lovers, head to Le Musée du Parfum, near the Opéra Garnier, for a guided tour of historic perfumery artefacts, displayed in a collection of rooms decorated in 19th-century style (9 Rue Scribe; +33 (0)1 47 42 04 56; www.fragonard.com). If you're seeking famous faces, the most reliable way to find them in Paris is at the Musée Grévin, a waxwork museum that's home to everyone from Lady Gaga to Barack Obama. The hall of mirrors welcomes you with a sound and light show before you head in to meet your idols (10 Boulevard Montmartre; +33 (0)1 47 70 85 05; www.grevin-paris.com).

Local restaurants

For a laid-back café vibe with attentive service and revolutionary repas swing by rugged-chic Le Richer on Rue Richer (+33 (0)1 48 24 44 80). This popular, unpretentious haunt whips up dishes with astounding finesse.

Reviews

Photos Hôtel de Nell reviews

Anonymous review

Mooching around the French capital during Paris Fashion Week meant I was definitely in need of somewhere to retreat and relax. Thank goodness gracious me for this super-cute little road in the Ninth Arrondissement where the glorious, white, shining Hotel de Nell stands. I bipped out of the taxi and a very cool guy appeared immediately to help with my luggage. Sweet. I glided in past the 19th-century exterior into the lobby area where a suited and booted pair sat behind big black glossy computers with very big smiles. Even checking in at hotelier Lisa Konckier-Abrat’s abode feels fun. Edgy art and fashion books were stacked behind reception, right up to the ceiling, giving an instant hit of culture – high five to that.

While completing the check-in process, I scanned the space and all its clean lines, and custom-made furniture. My hands, meanwhile, crept towards a giant glass bowl filled with colourful bright shiny sweets. As I popped another À la Mère de Famille bonbon in my mouth, the lovely lady showed me around the bar and breakfast area. Oh-so snazzy, HdN’s modern decor has fancy lighting and candles and more books on the dining tables. Yar!

My smiley host walked me into the lift where she took me to the fifth floor. The corridor lighting made those grey walls look sexy, and as we walked through, this model and fashion blogger decided it was their kind of catwalk. Opening the door to my room and the words ‘how dreamy?’ whizzed through my mind. Designer Jean-Michel Wilmotte’s mostly white-on-white rooms provide sleek serenity in the city. I was blown away by the beautiful natural light, charming big doors and floor-to-ceiling white linen curtains. My Hotel du Nell host showed me around and revealed all the hotel usuals, but then to my surprise she opened a door in one of the windows and welcomed me onto the balcony… Ooh la la-a-a. Well hello, balcony. What an enchanting Parisian view over those romantic mansard roofs and all that elegant French architecture, the smell of just-baked pastries hanging in the air – it gave me a feeling of, well, je ne sais quo, that you just cannot beat.

Mooching around the room I inspected all the gadgets; Artemide lamps in the headboards! Bluetooth speakers! First things first though: the rating of the bed. In every hotel room I like to give an official score. To do this, you must jump onto the mattress and judge how comfortable the landing is, and then mark it out of 10. And, you know what? The extreme softness of the pillows and springiness of the Egyptian-cotton-clad mattress meant that my bed at Hotel de Nell scored a whopping 10 out of 10. What a relief, and a tremendous start to my hotel-reviewing duties.

With a hungry belly, I chose the piece-of-cake option for lunch: room service. Not literally a piece of cake; I was in the mood for a good old club sandwich. Glancing the chic grey-paper menu written in a classy French typeface, I dialled those digits and made my order. There I was tip-tapping away on my laptop, and in no time at all there was a knock on the door to announce a delightful tray of four large pâté sandwiches, dainty frites and salad. The pleasant lady explained that this was the French take on club sandwich. A large brown bread pâté sandwich wasn’t quite what I had expected… but it was definitely very French.

Having bip-bopped my way around Paris Fashion Week – bonjour Comme des Garçons! Bonjour Karl Lagerfeld! – and zooming around the city taking in some incredible too-cool-for-school creations, I needed to chill out and recharge. The perfect break? A bath ici! Mais oui, mes amis. The soaking tub in my Japanese-style ensuite was a big deal. Oh hello, marble cuboid creation with a myrtle-wood chair inside. Mooching on this seat in this interesting bath was certainly a new experience; I reckon I’d like one of these in years to come. Sat up straight, I relaxed and enjoyed the hot water pouring in from a water fountain-style tap. Très cool.

This district is packed with bars and restaurants, but downstairs is one of the best rendezvous. La Régalade Conservatoire is invariably full (of locals, as well as hotel guests), which isn’t surprising once you’ve met the charming waiters and tasted the excellent seasonal food. Chef Bruno Doucet, the renowned ‘master bistronomist’, serves up simple dishes of in-season ingredients, expertly creating deliciously balanced meals. Dinnertime in the dark, cosy chequerboard-floored eatery started, of course, with a very large pot of pâté and a small mountain of pickles. My friend and I looked at each and laughed, having already experienced an extra-large serving of pâté and pickles care of room service. Well, when in Paris... And it didn’t stop at this: the rich meaty terrine was followed by an exceptionally delicious and filling three-course prix-fixe meal of bistro classics.

On the last night of my stay, knowing that I had to leave early in the morning, I was actually a little sad. I was so comfortable and at home mooching about at Hotel de Nell, I’ll be sure to check myself in here on the Right Bank, next time I visit. If you could magically move into a perfectly Parisian dream life, this is it: spping wine on your balcony watching the sunset reflected in the puddles on the street below, with the tiled dome of the former Comptoir National d’Escompte de Paris gleaming imperiously above? Yar!
 

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 Hôtel de Nell’s Guestbook below.

We loved

The personnel, room and restaurant. Ask the hotel to recommend as these were the best places. Plus ask the hotel to arrange a car

Don’t expect

Lots of noise and activity

Rating

Stayed on 5 May 2016

We loved

The beautiful superior room with sound-proof windows and black-out curtains. The food at Le Richer was stunning and a great way to start our first evening in Paris - you can't book ahead but we got a table without difficulty

Don’t expect

A bath in your room

Rating

Stayed on 15 Apr 2016

We loved

The 4th floor suite, modern decor, quiet street, breakfast, friendly service. 10/10

Don’t expect

Comfy common areas, cozy bar

Rating

Stayed on 23 Mar 2016

We loved

Great spot for central business vibes

Rating

Stayed on 23 Mar 2016

We loved

The friendly and helpful staff, the excellent restaurant, the "cosy" nature of the hotel and the excellent bedrooms.

Don’t expect

A large hotel – this is a great boutique hotel.

Rating

Stayed on 12 Feb 2016

We loved

The staff was absolutely incredible. Extremely attentive.

Don’t expect

A bad time. This place is the cream of the crop!

Rating

Stayed on 8 Feb 2016

We loved

Location, quietness, restaurant, elegance!

Don’t expect

Big rooms.

Rating

Stayed on 5 Feb 2016

We loved

The room and the bathroom - amazing Japanese bath and so tranquil. The food was also delicious!

Don’t expect

A lively bar/restaurant, or any but a rather basic breakfast (not cheap either).

Rating

Stayed on 28 Nov 2015

We loved

The faultless service, the friendly atmosphere, the beautiful room, the very comfortable bed and the lobby/bar fire.

Don’t expect

Over-attentive fuss.

Rating

Stayed on 20 Nov 2015

We loved

The bathroom (Japanese bathtub), large comfortable bed, location, excellent concierge, turn-down service, in-room bluetooth speaker.

Don’t expect

I thought the breakfast and bar were extremely over priced, considering the quality available elsewhere in the city. We had ordered some flowers for the room which were forgotten – tit was disappointing, however it was rectified on the second day. My room lacked storage space, and the toilet was on the opposite side of the room to the rest of the bathroom and did not have a small sink to wash my hands in.

Rating

Stayed on 29 Oct 2015

We loved

The warmth and friendliness, eagerness to please of the staff; the style, relaxed atmosphere. Great restaurant at good price, nice little 'touches'. Quiet location. Good bed.

Don’t expect

Mirrors or plugs in convenient places! Good quality bread products but only two pieces permitted for the basic breakfast which is, in typically French fashion - 'basic'.

Rating

Stayed on 11 Aug 2015

We loved

Ambience and the concierge staff. Very helpful and knowledgeable staff with good recommendations We loved the bikes in Paris , great way of getting round for free ... book online with Velib and get a code before you go to the bike stations Staff provided a pocket wifi router for 10 euros per day ...great for maps and checking out the local areas when exploring.

Don’t expect

large open spaces or spa facilities

Rating

Stayed on 9 Aug 2015

We loved

The hotel is beautiful - elegant, modern decor combined with attentive, eager service. We stayed in a junior suite with our daughter and had an incredible visit - made even better because of the room's ample space and fantastic balcony, so rare in Paris!

Don’t expect

The location is in what feels like an up and coming part of Paris. Expect to walk or take a cab to get to main attractions and great restaurants/shopping.

Rating

Stayed on 23 Jul 2015

We loved

Very helpful staff on front desk. Made great reservations for us.

Rating

Stayed on 3 Apr 2015

We loved

The hotel was perfect. They went out of their way to make me feel welcome upgrading me, the Smith Extra was Gosset champagne not plonk, the Nespresso machine in the hotel was a brilliant touch. The Japanese bath with Bulgari bath soak bags was fun (although it could have done with instructions!). The curtains were really good blackout curtains, and the student at the Conservatory opposite who practised the Blues every evening was (luckily) very talented. Not only highly recommended, but I've already recommended it to people. Next time I'm caught in a terrorist attack, I hope I'm staying there as they were amazing.

Rating

Stayed on 24 Mar 2015

We loved

Great service and recommendations from hotel staff. They scoured all of Paris to help us hunt down a plastic dog, and sent us to an amazing cheese place. Definitely coming back.

Rating

Stayed on 19 Feb 2015

We loved

Everything – the enormous bed, the attention to detail (especially the chocolates on the pillow), the Japanese bath tub in the Superior Rooms, the incredible service, which was discreet but we felt absolutely pampered. The breakfasts are amazing, the restaurant superb; Hôtel de Nell reached a new level of luxury and service.

Don’t expect

Nothing.

Rating

Stayed on 21 Dec 2014

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 Hôtel de Nell’s Guestbook below.

We loved

The personnel, room and restaurant. Ask the hotel to recommend as these were the best places. Plus ask the hotel to arrange a car

Don’t expect

Lots of noise and activity

Rating

Stayed on 5 May 2016

We loved

The beautiful superior room with sound-proof windows and black-out curtains. The food at Le Richer was stunning and a great way to start our first evening in Paris - you can't book ahead but we got a table without difficulty

Don’t expect

A bath in your room

Rating

Stayed on 15 Apr 2016

We loved

The 4th floor suite, modern decor, quiet street, breakfast, friendly service. 10/10

Don’t expect

Comfy common areas, cozy bar

Rating

Stayed on 23 Mar 2016

We loved

Great spot for central business vibes

Rating

Stayed on 23 Mar 2016

We loved

The friendly and helpful staff, the excellent restaurant, the "cosy" nature of the hotel and the excellent bedrooms.

Don’t expect

A large hotel – this is a great boutique hotel.

Rating

Stayed on 12 Feb 2016

We loved

The staff was absolutely incredible. Extremely attentive.

Don’t expect

A bad time. This place is the cream of the crop!

Rating

Stayed on 8 Feb 2016

We loved

Location, quietness, restaurant, elegance!

Don’t expect

Big rooms.

Rating

Stayed on 5 Feb 2016

We loved

The room and the bathroom - amazing Japanese bath and so tranquil. The food was also delicious!

Don’t expect

A lively bar/restaurant, or any but a rather basic breakfast (not cheap either).

Rating

Stayed on 28 Nov 2015

We loved

The faultless service, the friendly atmosphere, the beautiful room, the very comfortable bed and the lobby/bar fire.

Don’t expect

Over-attentive fuss.

Rating

Stayed on 20 Nov 2015

We loved

The bathroom (Japanese bathtub), large comfortable bed, location, excellent concierge, turn-down service, in-room bluetooth speaker.

Don’t expect

I thought the breakfast and bar were extremely over priced, considering the quality available elsewhere in the city. We had ordered some flowers for the room which were forgotten – tit was disappointing, however it was rectified on the second day. My room lacked storage space, and the toilet was on the opposite side of the room to the rest of the bathroom and did not have a small sink to wash my hands in.

Rating

Stayed on 29 Oct 2015

We loved

The warmth and friendliness, eagerness to please of the staff; the style, relaxed atmosphere. Great restaurant at good price, nice little 'touches'. Quiet location. Good bed.

Don’t expect

Mirrors or plugs in convenient places! Good quality bread products but only two pieces permitted for the basic breakfast which is, in typically French fashion - 'basic'.

Rating

Stayed on 11 Aug 2015

We loved

Ambience and the concierge staff. Very helpful and knowledgeable staff with good recommendations We loved the bikes in Paris , great way of getting round for free ... book online with Velib and get a code before you go to the bike stations Staff provided a pocket wifi router for 10 euros per day ...great for maps and checking out the local areas when exploring.

Don’t expect

large open spaces or spa facilities

Rating

Stayed on 9 Aug 2015

We loved

The hotel is beautiful - elegant, modern decor combined with attentive, eager service. We stayed in a junior suite with our daughter and had an incredible visit - made even better because of the room's ample space and fantastic balcony, so rare in Paris!

Don’t expect

The location is in what feels like an up and coming part of Paris. Expect to walk or take a cab to get to main attractions and great restaurants/shopping.

Rating

Stayed on 23 Jul 2015

We loved

Very helpful staff on front desk. Made great reservations for us.

Rating

Stayed on 3 Apr 2015

We loved

The hotel was perfect. They went out of their way to make me feel welcome upgrading me, the Smith Extra was Gosset champagne not plonk, the Nespresso machine in the hotel was a brilliant touch. The Japanese bath with Bulgari bath soak bags was fun (although it could have done with instructions!). The curtains were really good blackout curtains, and the student at the Conservatory opposite who practised the Blues every evening was (luckily) very talented. Not only highly recommended, but I've already recommended it to people. Next time I'm caught in a terrorist attack, I hope I'm staying there as they were amazing.

Rating

Stayed on 24 Mar 2015

We loved

Great service and recommendations from hotel staff. They scoured all of Paris to help us hunt down a plastic dog, and sent us to an amazing cheese place. Definitely coming back.

Rating

Stayed on 19 Feb 2015

We loved

Everything – the enormous bed, the attention to detail (especially the chocolates on the pillow), the Japanese bath tub in the Superior Rooms, the incredible service, which was discreet but we felt absolutely pampered. The breakfasts are amazing, the restaurant superb; Hôtel de Nell reached a new level of luxury and service.

Don’t expect

Nothing.

Rating

Stayed on 21 Dec 2014

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