Need to know
26, including 14 suites.
12 noon, but flexible. Check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $224.90 (€200), excluding tax at 10 per cent.
Rates exclude a buffet breakfast of pastries, breads and jam, cold cuts and cheeses, cooked dishes and Veuve Clicquot champagne (€30 each).
Housed in the hotel's basement, the bijou spa is a sanctuary in slate and stone. Guests can book time in the steam room and from 8am to 9pm; Payot facials and massages are also available in the serene treatment room.
At the hotel
Spa Sezz by Payot, with Jacuzzi, hammam and treatment room (most types of massage can be arranged with two hours’ notice); free DVD library; free WiFi throughout; concierge. In rooms: flatscreen TV, DVD/CD player, iPod dock, Nespresso machine, minibar, Acqua di Parma bath products, slippers and robes.
Our favourite rooms
Rooms 22, 32, 42 and 52 are Deluxe rooms with deep Japanese-style slate baths. Rooms on the second, fifth and sixth floor have balconies. The Loft Eiffel suite (room 69) is very spacious, with an open-plan bathroom, double bath and sexy shower, plus Eiffel Tower views. The larger Eiffel Suite (room 75) looks out over the rooftops and the eponymous Tower, and comes with a huge living area containing a PS3, Nespresso machine and Christopher Pillet-designed sofa-bed. The glass-walled bathroom has a double tub.
A 10-ticket metro <i>carnet</i>. Hop on line 6 at the Passy station just round the corner, which will have you shopping Montparnasse boutiques, exploring Denfert-Rochereau's catacombs or sampling Chinatown's finest phos in no time.
Private parking is available on request – ask at the time of booking.
Cots and interconnecting rooms are available, but Sezz’s glass-and-stone design means it’s not a hugely child-friendly hotel.