Paris, France

Hotel Panache

Rates from (ex tax)$99.62

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 (EUR98.00), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Retro Rive Droite

Setting

Bobo boulevards

Flamboyant by name and stylish by nature: housed in two 19th-century buildings in the 9th arrondissement, Hotel Panache ticks all the right boxes for a laid-back Parisian stay. Unusually spacious rooms look down onto a bustling street or open up to bijou balconies, the kitchen whips up tantalising gastro-fare and the Sunday brunch will have you running for bed in a pastry-and-poached-egg-induced daze.

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Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

40, including four suites.

Check–Out

Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 2pm.

Rates

Double rooms from $99.62 (€89), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €1.65 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 (EUR98.00), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

More details

Rates do not include the buffet breakfast of muesli, breads and pastries, fresh fruit, cold cuts, boiled eggs and juices (€18 an adult, €9 a child).

Also

Interior designer Dorothée Meilichzon is a rising star: look out for her trademark velvet sofas and graphic patterns at the Experimental Cocktail Bar in London and Ibiza.

At the hotel

Free WiFi. In rooms: flatscreen TV, iPod dock, minibar, tea- and coffee-making facilities, Bonne Nouvelle toiletries.

Our favourite rooms

Housed in a corner building, the 40 rooms are all different, with hallway sofas, corner mirrors and triangular desks making the most of quirky layouts. Designer Dorothée Meilichzon’s striking use of pattern is the backdrop for a clean-lined but eye-catching retro-flavoured decor. Room 203 has floor-to-ceiling windows and a small balcony. With top-floor vistas and its own one-hole putting green, room 701 is hard to resist.

Packing tips

Leave bulky plug adaptors at home: the hotel has some to borrow and you’ll save space for a jar or two of something delicious from Lafayette Gourmet.

Also

From the reception to the restaurant, Hotel Panache has taken great care to be welcoming to disabled guests. The second and third floors are accessible by lift; some rooms have bathrooms adapted to wheelchair users.

Children

Welcome. Children can stay in Family or Triple rooms; under-12s can sleep on an extra bed in Superior Doubles (€30 a night). The restaurant has highchairs and staff will happily adapt menu items for picky eaters.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

Grab a table by the window for a spot of people-watching on the rue du Faubourg Montmartre.

Dress Code

Channel the ballerina look from the nearby opera with tousled chignons and butter-soft flats.

Hotel restaurant

All dark-stained parquet, velvet upholstery and mosaic tiles, Panache is the brainchild of David Lahner and Paul Landre, the dream team behind of-the-moment eatery Racines in Paris and New York. Inventive and creative, the menu here changes daily, with dishes as colourful (sea bream with grapefruit, a foliage-flecked chocolate mousse) as they are delicious. It’s best to book in advance: the good-value set-course lunch menu and evening small-plate offerings are deservedly popular with locals. Don’t miss the Sunday brunch (served from noon to 5.30pm), a feast of perfect eggs, sizzling bacon and generously seasoned avocado.

Hotel bar

There’s no bar as such, but guests can ask for a tipple in the lobby before heading out to explore.

Last orders

Breakfast is served 7am–10.30am, lunch 12.30pm–2.30pm, dinner 7.30pm–10pm.

Room service

Breakfast can be ordered in-room.

Location

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Address
Hotel Panache
1 Rue Geoffroy-Marie
Paris
75009
Paris
France

Planes

Most international flights touch down at Charles de Gaulle Airport, a 40-minute drive from the hotel. Roughly equidistant, serves domestic routes and some international destinations. Taxis are readily available; both airports are served by RER line B from nearby Gare du Nord.

Trains

A quick 15-minute stroll from the hotel, Paris’ Gare du Nord is an international hub welcoming Eurostar services from London and Thalys trains from Brussels and Amsterdam, as well as domestic routes from the north of France.

Automobiles

Driving in Paris is not for those of meek disposition; you’re better off whizzing around on public transport or seeing the city on foot. If wheels are non-negotiable, park your car at the public Chauchat Drouot car park, a two-minute walk away.

Worth getting out of bed for

Often overlooked in favour of picturesque Montmartre to the north and hipper-than-thou Marais to the south, the 9th arrondissement is a pocket of authentic Parisian charm. Tourists flock to the nearby grands magasins with good reason: a quick dash (or leisurely afternoon stroll) through the aisles is mandatory if you’re in the area. Gawp at Galeries Lafayette’s stained-glass dome, steal beauty secrets from Parisiennes at Printemps Beauté and make a pit-stop at Lafayette Gourmet to sample matcha-infused Sadaharu Aoki pastries or fragrant toasties from La Maison de la Truffe. All grand staircase and ostentatious gilding, Palais Garnier is a temple to tutus and grands jetés. Patrons are no longer allowed to explore the opera’s secret spots, but exclusive backstage tours can be booked for five people – if you have €700 to spare. Musée Grévin’s waxworks are just around the corner; those of a more sentimental nature may prefer the Musée de la Vie Romantique’s genteel exhibitions and delightful garden café.

Local restaurants

Once the tasty little secret of in-the-know gastronomes, L’Abri (+33 (0)1 83 97 00 00) is now so popular you’ll need to plan months in advance for a chance to sample its four-course menu. Your best bet to try the Japanese chef’s surprising cuisine is at lunch on a Monday or Saturday, for a nibble of his legendary tonkatsu and mimolette sandwich. An English chef and Kiwi sommelier may sound like an odd pairing for a neighbourhood Parisian bistro, but the formula works at Restaurant Albion (+33 (0)1 42 46 02 44), where the unpretentious fare is as impressive as the wine list. Popular haunt Le Richer (+33 (0)1 48 24 44 80) doesn’t take bookings; get there early, flop on the enormous leather seats and take your time with the pared-down menu that changes weekly.

 

Local cafés

The neighbourhoods’ covered galleries are perfect for stroll on a rainy day; cosy up with coffee and cake in Le Valentin’s tea room in Passage Jouffroy (+33 (0)1 47 70 88 50).

Local bars

Grab a bar perch at Artisan Bar (+33 (0)1 48 74 65 38), a shabby-chic cocktail bar where drinks are shaken, stirred and served alongside mini croque monsieur.

Reviews

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Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this boutique hotel in the 9th arrondissement and unpacked their Birkins and Vuittons, a full account of their city break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Hotel Panache in Paris…

Strategically located in the buzzing heart of the Right Bank, Hotel Panache is as Parisian as boutique hotels get – in fact, a pâtisserie once stood in its grounds. Bright, laid back and effortlessly elegant, this city-centre stay has the comforting good looks of a mid-century jewellery box: expect velvet upholstery, bevelled mirrors and understated brass accents throughout. Designer Dorothée Meilichzon has made striking use of pattern and texture in the unusually spacious rooms; we’re particularly taken with the rattan headboards framed by extravagantly papered walls. The French capital is not short of gourmet haunts, but make sure to leave some room for dinner or brunch at the restaurant, where eager tourists rub shoulders with in-the-know locals for a taste of the chef’s dazzling, ingenious cuisine. Beyond the doors, Paris’ many delights await: head north for Montmartre’s boho charms, east for a hipster fix along the canal, south for a culture hit in the city’s museums and west to give your credit card a workout on the Grands Boulevards.

 

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 Panache’s Guestbook below.

We loved

The room. Comfy beds. Clean room.

Rating

Stayed on 6 May 2017

We loved

Location, interior design, helpful and friendly staff. Cafes and restaurants on Rue de la Richier and Saint Germain.

Don’t expect

Free water.

Rating

Stayed on 14 Apr 2017

We loved

The helpful, friendly staff and nothing was too much trouble for them. The power had gone from the sockets in the room, but the staff fixed it immediately after we reported it. The rooms were cosy and embraced the traditional features of the building including a cute little balcony, and was finished to a very high standard with a comfortable bed and nice interior design. We didn't have breakfast in the restaurant, but we did have a couple of amazing cocktails from the bar one evening. We would highly recommend it and will definitely be coming back!

Rating

Stayed on 18 Mar 2017

We loved

The balcony overlooking Montmartre. Go to Chartier – a traditional brasserie with reasonably priced food and amusing waiters.

Don’t expect

Peace and quiet.

Rating

Stayed on 16 Mar 2017

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