Paris, France

Nolinski Paris

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Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (inclusive of taxes and fees) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (EUR647.30), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

High-glam Madame

Setting

Prime palais position

Prepare to be ushered into the inner circle of Nolinski Paris – Evok Collection​, Jean-Louis Deniot’s alluring interior-design triumph that feels more private member’s club than hotel. You’re a 10-minute northward saunter to the highly decorated Palais Garnier – the opera house that dominates the place de l’Opéra – and your new home from home will certainly give you something to sing about. From the green block of Carrara marble doubling as front desk to the sweep of staircase heading roomward, it’s a hell of a first act. Inside the rooms, more like private Parisian mini-apartments, curated art and book collections await, framed with flashes of mirror and gold, high-contrast mouldings and bathrooms lovingly overlaid with 1920s-style tilework. Saying au revoir to Nolinski is a curtain call you’ll never quite be ready for.

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Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

45, including nine suites.

Check–Out

12pm, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.

Prices

Double rooms from £455.37 (€540), including tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €10.73 per person per night on check-out.

More details

Rates include a continental buffet or à la carte breakfast served in the glittering restaurant dining room.

At the hotel

Concierge service, valet, shoe shine and laundry service. There’s no gym on site, but you can book private personal training through a local hotel partnership. In rooms: air conditioning, TV, desk, iPod docking station, Marshall speaker, WiFi, alarm clock, shaving mirror, black-out curtain, tea and coffee facilities, minibar, free bottled water, Nolinski bath products.

Our favourite rooms

Because we couldn’t shake the feeling we were in our very own apartment hideaway, we fell hook, line and sinker for the Nolinski suites. Spacious, exceedingly private, and with separate mini drawing rooms done up to the nines – just the right dose of Parisian class for a few precious days in the capital.

Poolside

The underground indoor heated pool, both workout and work of art, is open from 7am to 11pm daily.

Spa

Enjoy free access to the nothing-less-than-magical subterranean spa, with sauna, steam room, hot tub and serene heated pool. You can book Swiss La Colline treatments, where you’ll bliss out to the soothing effects under a ceiling of sparkling star lights.

Packing tips

Opera glasses for the Palais Garnier; sunglasses for the Jardin des Tuileries.

Also

The restaurant and downstairs common areas, plus some of the guest rooms, are wheelchair accessible.

Pet‐friendly

Pets can stay with you for no extra charge. See more pet-friendly hotels in Paris.

Children

Kids of any age are welcome to stay, and families can book interconnecting rooms. You can book babysitting or nannying services (with at least six hours’ notice) for €35 an hour through My Little Concierge.

Sustainability efforts

Nolinski Paris follows the Evok hotel group action plan to significantly reduce its carbon footprint. Energy use is measured and controlled, from lighting to water use, plastic straws have been swapped for metal reusables, suppliers deliver products in eco-friendly, often reusable packaging, and there’s a carefully considered recycling programme in place. The kitchen follows ethical sourcing guidelines, buying seasonally and responsibly to protect the long-term future of various species.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

Any table in this setting would make for a special meal, but slide onto a banquette at a corner table to get the full view of the room, its occupants and the superbly flamboyant mirrored column with its uplit, fanned crown.

Dress Code

Tailored shapes and a vintage pin.

Hotel restaurant

Nolinski Le Restaurant’s convivial dining room, where the spirit of art deco and the Seventies are marvellously blended, is lively of an evening. Diners commune over chef Philip Chronopoulos’s Med-inspired dishes, such as burrata cauliflower with pesto or crispy, herb-rich ravioli. Breakfast, lunch (12 noon–2.30pm), afternoon tea and dinner (7–10.30pm) are all served here in style to a well-heeled crowd of hotel guests and in-the-know locals.

Hotel bar

The Grand Salon is the location for the cosy bar, lit by glowing sconces and tall, tapered candles, and serving cocktails, mocktails and detox juices from 5pm to 1.30am, Thursday to Saturday. Perch on a padded stool at the bar or slink into a round-backed cocktail chair with a glass (we humbly suggest the White Negroni, the Adélita with fig leaf liqueur and truffle oil, or the Lavandou with gin and lavender syrup) and, on occasion, some live piano music.

Last orders

Order your pick of the chef’s masterful flavour combinations by 10.30pm.

Room service

A separate room service menu is available to sate cravings 24 hours a day.

Location

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Address
Nolinski Paris
16 avenue de l’Opéra
Paris
75001
France

Nolinski Paris – Evok Collection is in the first arrondissement of Paris, near the Louvre and the Palais Garnier opera house.

Planes

You can reach the hotel from Paris Orly airport in around 40 minutes by car and from Paris Charles de Gaulle airport in around 50 minutes.

Trains

You can book a hotel transfer from the Gare de Lyon, or hop on metro line 14 for two stops and get off at Pyramides station, which is right by the hotel.

Automobiles

The Pyramides underground car park is two minutes away on foot. A valet parking service is available for €50 a night.

Worth getting out of bed for

You’ll want to make full use of your free access to Nolinski’s atmospheric spa and pool, followed by a feast at Nolinski Le Restaurant and a mind-bending cocktail in the Grand Salon. But there’s much more to explore. Swan around the gilded rooms of the Palais Garnier on a self-guided tour, or, even better, reserve your seat for an operatic recital. Stroll down to the Pont des Arts (around 15 minutes away à pied) for the ultimate river photo op, but go early before you’re jostling for selfie space with the crowds. Trot across its seven Seine-spanning arches onto the Left Bank for a bookshop tour, a wander around the Luxembourg gardens or some high-end retail therapy at the Bon Marché department store. Then wander back up to the quai-side Musée d’Orsay, an old railway station turned art museum hosting largely French works from 1848 to 1914.

Local restaurants

If you were impressed by your plates at Nolinski Le Restaurant, try Philip Chronopoulos’s other venture, the nearby double-Michelin-starred Restaurant du Palais Royal. Just a few streets away in a dining room with views over the Palais Royal gardens, delicate dishes such as saffron sole or suckling pig with quince await. Stop in at the fashionable Brasserie l'Emil for dishes such as Burgundy snails followed by roast seabass with vodka butter sauce, or gnaw on tender asparagus or veal chop to a live DJ soundtrack in an intimate corner at Le Costes. In the summer, make sure the rooftop of the Kimpton St Honoré Paris is on your itinerary for finger food and drinks with panoramic views.

Local bars

For a truly Parisian aperitif, don’t miss the iconic Bar Les Ambassadeurs at the Hôtel de Crillon, with views over place de la Concorde.

Reviews

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Coco Mellors

Anonymous review

By Coco Mellors, Polished pensmith

In the centre of Paris on Avenue de l’Opéra, the famous thoroughfare running from the Louvre to the Palais Garnier opera house, you will find the Nolinski Paris  – Evok Collection hotel, its tall wrought-iron doors an unassuming gateway into slice of art deco heaven at the city’s heart.

Or, in my case, you won’t find them and will instead enter through Nolinkski’s restaurant, dragging two suitcases and an overflowing tote (packing light is a life skill I refuse to acquire) past tables of chic French businesspeople and fashionable families in search of the lobby which, thankfully, is right next door.

In a city not, ahem, famed for its customer service, my expectations upon check-in were tempered, then immediately surpassed when the stylishly attired concierge, noticing my flustered arrival, smiled graciously and remarked, ‘How wonderful you’ve already seen our restaurant, thank you for saving me the trouble’. I mean. Elegance personified, which is how I would describe the remainder of my stay at Nolinski.

Designed by famed French interior designer Jean-Louis Deniot, its decor is classic French deco with a modern twist. Between the sculptural front desk made from a block of green Carrara marble, mirrored doors, heavy curtains, thick carpets, and medley of bright furniture offset by various shades of grey, it felt a bit like being inside a beautiful jewellery box – and, thanks to the piano player who came to tickle the ivories in the cocktail bar each evening, it even had a song.

But what really set Nolinski apart for me was its silence. As soon as I entered my room, which really felt more like a well-appointed Parisian apartment thanks to its spacious layout, stacks of art books, vintage Marshall speaker, and sumptuously pillowed bed (I maintain six pillows is the perfect amount for one person), I closed my eyes and heard…absolutely nothing. On one of the busiest streets in one of the busiest cities in the world, I was surrounded by calm.

Opening my eyes again, I passed a table adorned with flowers, free bottles of still and sparkling water, and what I would later discover were some truly delicious chocolate caramel biscuits, and stepped out onto the narrow balcony that looked out over Avenue de l’Opéra.

Beneath me, the bustle of the city unfolded like a Victor Hugo play. Just steps in front of the hotel’s entrance was the Pyramides metro stop, from which I watched busy Parisians and tourists disappear and appear like actors walking on and off stage. It struck me that Nolisnki had managed to do the near impossible: while there, I felt at once in the centre of everything and peacefully removed from it all, which is how I always want to feel on holiday – or, truthfully, in life.

I slept deeply (again, that quiet!) and woke early to meet a friend for breakfast downstairs. Outside, rain fell from a flat, grey sky but inside Nolinski’s restaurant, all was warm and bright. Like the hotel, the restaurant’s decor is art deco inspired with touches of Seventies glamour, but while the hotel’s palette of greys and jewel tones had a vibrant cool, the restaurant emanated a luxurious warmth. Honey-coloured light bounced off the oiled Versailles parquet floors and yellow marble tabletops as we sank into our plush corduroy seats.

Chef Philip Chronopoulos designed the food to be as inviting as the space with a Mediterranean-inspired menu ‘radiant with texture, colours and flavours’. Hungry and happy to be inside, my friend and I ordered pastry baskets (truthfully not the best croissants I’ve had in Paris, but, to be fair, the bar is high), avocado toasts, and numerous cups of coffee and hot chocolate (little known fact: it’s illegal not to order hot chocolate when it’s raining in Paris).

Since the weather outside was less than inviting, I decided to spend the rest of the day unwinding at Nolinski’s subterranean spa, complete with a sauna, steam room and indoor candlelit swimming pool beneath a fresco of a forest landscape. I booked the signature treatment by La Colline (the iconic Swiss beauty brand and Nolinski spa partner), a two-and-a-half-hour treatment that included a foot scrub, sauna session, and body massage with aromatic candle oil and hot volcanic stones, which was exactly as delicious as it sounds.

Afterwards, my massage therapist gave me samples of La Colline’s face and eye serums, which really did make me look ‘lit from within’ and convinced me that next time I must return for a facial. As a tip, the sauna, pool and steam room are open to all hotel guests, so even if you don’t book a treatment (or one that doesn’t include time in them), you can still head down for a relaxing soak.

I returned to my room steamed, scrubbed, and ready for more food (when in Paris, after all). As a thoughtful touch, the front desk offered a range of Dyson hair products to borrow for hour-long time slots, so I was able to give myself a post-spa blowout with the Dyson Airwrap before heading off to dinner.

Nolinski’s central staircase is flanked by walls of hand-painted clouds; as I walked down it, my freshly curled hair bouncing cheerfully around my shoulders, it really did feel a little like I was descending from heaven. After all, as Oscar Wilde said: ‘When good Americans die, they go to Paris.'

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