Paris, France

Le Roch Hotel & Spa

Rates from (ex tax)$355.67

Price information

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Dressed by Lavoine


Footsteps from Le Louvre

The City of Light has a new shining star: boutique hotel Le Roch Hotel & Spa brings together the interiors of design oracle Sarah Lavoine and a menu by Michelin-star-holding chef Arnaud Faye in a classical 19th-century building smack-bang in the bullseye of Paris. This is a prime base for exploring the city, but you can just as easily escape it: the library has a roaring fire, the spa hails from French beauty house Codage, and the indoor pool hides a hammam.  

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Need to know


37, including five suites.


Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Check-in, from 3pm.If arriving early or leaving late, guests are welcome to store luggage and use the pool and spa facilities.


Double rooms from $355.56 (€327), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €3.30 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 (EUR360.00), via, using today’s exchange rate.

More details

Rates do not include the breakfast buffet (€37 for adults, €15 for children), but include full access to the pool and spa facilities.


Sarah Lavoine opened her interior design studio in 2002, has since launched a homewares collection, and now has two Parisian boutiques showcasing everything from cushions to crockery. This is the first hotel she’s designed; we eagerly await the next.

At the hotel

Spa and hammam; gym; library and free WiFi throughout the hotel. In rooms: a Marshall Bluetooth sound-system, Samsung tablet, Codage bath products, air-conditioning, minibar and fridge, tea- and coffee-making facilities, and free bottled water.

Our favourite rooms

The Deluxe Indulgence room lives up to its billing with a private hammam – the perfect excuse for a steamy night in. All suites are kitted out with hammams, too, but the top pick is on Le Roch’s penthouse level: the Saint Roch suite has a cavernous dressing area, free minibar, its own well-stocked wine bar (mais, oui…) and a room-service-ready terrace. It looks out over the illustrious rooftops of the 1st arrondissement, and on a clear day you can see the bronze Napoleon statue atop its column on Place Vendôme.


Lined with candles and sculpted from black-lava rock, this pool feels far removed from the heart of a bustling metropolis. It’s drenched in natural light, and the teal water is so serene it almost seems a shame to disturb it. The waterfall in the corner isn’t just decorative – it’s the secret entrance to the hammam.


Bespoke Codage products crafted in France are used in a full sweep of beauty and spa treatments, and there’s the option to customise your own. Combine with a steamy hammam session for maximum relaxation, or a work-out in the sophisticated gym.

Packing tips

You may be on a city break, but don’t forget some suitably Parisian swimwear for the pool and spa.


In-room spa treatments are available on request. Two of the Deluxe rooms are adapted for wheelchair-users. There are no stairs on the ground floor and there’s a lift down to the spa and pool.


Four-legged friends are welcome for free; baskets and biscuits are provided for doggies and moggies. Just let the hotel know when booking. See more pet-friendly hotels in Paris.


Babes-in-arms to children of 14 are welcome. Baby cots can be added to any room, but extra beds can only be added to Deluxe and Prestige rooms and suites (free for under-12s, €100 a night for Smiths 12 and older).

Recommended rooms

The bigger the better, so the Parisian Apartment is best. It fills out the whole sixth floor and is made up of a combination of the Saint Roch suite and the Deluxe Indulgence room, with a private terrace between them.


Just ask to borrow art materials, kids’ DVDs and games consoles.

Swimming pool

There’s a roomy shallow end in the pool, with wide steps on the way in and out, just go easy on the splashing with all those candles around. Please note that, in accordance with French law, children in pools must be supervised at all times.


Kids have their own menu. Highchairs are available, too.


Babysitting is available for €30 an hour, a nanny can be booked on request, with at least one day’s notice.

No need to pack

The travel cot; just ask for one at reception. Bath products for babies are provided.


The step-free lobby is easy going for prams and buggies. Please note that a baby listening service is not available.

Food and Drink

Photos Le Roch Hotel & Spa food and drink

Top Table

For sun-worshippers and shade-hunters alike, there’s no beating a table on the peaceful courtyard patio.

Dress Code

Make every effort to look effortless.

Hotel restaurant

Natural light floods in to the hotel's restaurant from the courtyard garden, reflecting off the polished green-glass-topped and gold-trimmed tables, adding a silky sheen to the velvet dining chairs. But guests and visitors don’t come just come to admire the Lavoine-styled surroundings: the refined, modern-French menu has been conceived by two-Michelin-star-holding chef Arnaud Faye, and executed by Le Roch’s own Rémy Bererd. Stand-out dishes include the sea-bass sashimi with passionfruit and a hint of truffle; the lamb chop with purple, white and orange carrots; and the white-chocolate pannacotta, which brings matters to a sweet conclusion. The kitchen has a healthy dependence on locally sourced and seasonal produce, and the menu changes every three weeks. 

Hotel bar

Le Roch's bar is the kind of bar that makes a great first date. Or a second, third, or 267th for that matter… It’s intimate and warmly welcoming (especially when the fire’s burning in deep midwinter), and there’s an ambience-zhuzhing soundtrack compiled by the Maison Sérieuse creative agency. The wine and champagne selection is so extensive it’s been categorised by region. Among the universal classics on the cocktail list, you’ll find a smattering of original creations; a must-try is the signature On the Roch, a zingy mash-up of vodka, rum and herbal Galliano liqueur with lime, mango, cranberry and passionfruit juices. There’s also an honesty bar if you’d rather help yourself, and some light nibbles for snacking.

Last orders

The breakfast buffet is open for business from 7am to 10.30am. The restaurant is open from Tuesday to Saturday, with lunch from noon to 2pm and dinner from 7.30pm to 10pm; treat-filled tea-time is at 4pm, and the bar hours are 6pm to midnight.

Room service

A wide choice of comfort food and fancier fare is available at any hour of the day or night. The menu includes kids' meals and options for various dietary requirements.


Photos Le Roch Hotel & Spa location
Le Roch Hotel & Spa
28 Rue Saint-Roch


The closest airport is Orly, about a 30-minute drive from the city centre. Frequent flights arrive here from within France and abroad, but the largest and most international point of entry is Charles de Gaulle (a journey of 45 minutes to an hour by car). A taxi is around €35 to Orly or €50 to CDG; or ask the hotel to arrange private transfers.


The Pyramides and Tuileries Métro stations are the nearest to the hotel, both within a 10-minute walk. From London, the Eurostar zips to Gare du Nord in just over two hours. Once you arrive, take the Métro or a 15-minute cab ride (ask in advance for a hotel transfer) to Le Roch. The high-speed TGV links Paris to major cities in France and neighbouring countries, too.


Driving yourself in Paris can be stressful with very little va va voom; take a cab or public transport where possible, or make like a flâneur and pound the boulevards. If you’re tied to your own four-wheeler, the hotel offers a valet-parking service on arrival.

Worth getting out of bed for

The spa and pool provide in-house entertainment aplenty, but Paris will be downright offended if you don’t make it out into its streets. After all, you’ve no excuse; Le Roch is surrounded by blockbuster sights and must-do attractions. Turn left out outside the entrance, and at the end of the street are the regal Tuileries Gardens, primed for a promenade with stops at the Orangerie (for impressionist paintings), Jeu de Paume (for postmodern photography) or, of course, the Louvre (for that enigmatic smile and much, much more). Cross the Seine to explore the Beaux Arts station-turned-gallery Musée d’Orsay, head east for a mooch around the perma-cool Marais district, and come evening, get tickets to a warble-fest at the spectacular Palais Garnier opera house. Shoppers, hit up cult fashion store Colette and skip between luxury boutiques on Rue Saint-Honoré, jewellery-spot on Place Vendôme, or rifle through antiques in the ornate passages couverts (covered passages). Mosaic-clad Galerie Vivienne is perhaps the city’s prettiest shopping arcade, while Passage Jouffroy has a quirky assortment of bookstores and bric-à-brac-filled curiosity shops. 

Local restaurants

A few minutes’ walk away on Rue Vivienne, Daroco serves wood-fired pizzas under the soaring mirrored ceiling of the old Jean Paul Gaultier boutique; out the back, Danico bar is a good place to start or finish the night, with an odd-ball cocktail menu and views of Galerie Vivienne. In the Marais, Grandcoeur is a modern brasserie with a delectable menu of French-ified world cuisine guaranteed to amuse your bouche. Bistro Le Bon Saint Pourçain only has two or three options on the daily-changing menu, but there are no wrong choices. It’s on Rue Servandoni, between the river and the Jardin du Luxembourg – look out for the blue façade and Baumann chairs and tables outside. 

Local cafés

Underneath the vaults of the Palais Royal, Café Kitsuné (51 Galerie de Montpensier) is the go-to for freshly brewed coffee, cold-press juices and killer sorbets in summer. The gluten-free pastries and cakes come courtesy of boutique bakery Noglu.

Local bars

For a top tipple in a traditional setting just a couple minutes’ walk from the hotel, try L’Ecluse Saint Honoré. It has more than 40 of the finest wines from Bordeaux, including the pick of the bunch from prestigious châteaux including Pétrus and Lafite Rothschild. Verjus Bar à Vin, near Palais Royal, is a lively, brick-arched bar where Parisians meet to enjoy small plates and large glasses from independent producers. Le Très Honoré is a cocktail-shaking speakeasy with mix-and-match vintage furniture and live shows most nights. 


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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 Paris and unpacked their fashion-house plunder and new signature parfum, a full account of their city break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Le Roch Hotel & Spa…
Few boutique stays are more unmistakably Parisian than Le Roch Hotel & Spa (pronounced ‘rock’). And that’s not to say there’s a baguette-wielding beret-wearer anywhere in sight. At Le Roch they like to keep things local, and who’s to blame them when you look at what’s around. Spa treatments are formulated by Paris’s own bespoke beauty providers, Codage, and the restaurant menu of this season’s picks is inventive and modern but at the same time decidedly and deliciously French (think seabass sashimi and olive-studded onglet). Above all, designer Sarah Lavoine – who lives within the arrondissement – has bestowed her understated but undeniable elegance on the interiors. They’re a masterclass in colour and texture: rich blues and clean black serve as a backdrop for Carrara marble and walnut wood, pop-out graphic prints and accents of sage, chartreuse and milky-pink velvet – all bathed in the soft light streaming in through the windows. Here, the feel is that of an inviting Paris apartment, where design books fill shelves around the library fireplace, and the sofas are custom-made for flopping on. The result of all this is that Le Roch effortlessly captures the sense of art de vivre – the art of living well – which defines this wonderful city and its people.

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 Le Roch Hotel & Spa’s Guestbook below.

We loved

Everything. Loulou is a good shout - thank you Benjamin for the reccomendations.

Don’t expect

Poor service.


Stayed on 27 Dec 2016

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