a great little place to stay in paris is hotel montalembert right in the heart of st-germain-des-prés.
the service is impeccable, i describe it as being ''asian'' to my friends in hong kong. for those who have travelled to asia and stayed in boutique hotels like aman resorts will know what i mean. it is the feeling that you return home, that someone cares that you have travelled from afar and that you don't need to ask, they already have handled it it for you. as i am always told, apparently to describe an parisian hotel in this way is quite something...
the decor is bcbg, the rooms comfortable and home-like. there is a small and highly praised restaurant on the ground floor serving all meals of the day. the staff super friendly and helpful and asking the concierge for a dinner recommendation is not to be disappointed.
a great location, it is 5 minutes walk to st-germain-des-prés and 10 minutes across de seine river to the louvre. right next door is home to the famous ''atelier de joel robuchon'' as well as pierre gagnaire's ''gaya rive gauche''.
i like it so much that i have stayed there 4 times in the last 6 months and i intend to make it my home-away-from-home when i visit paris.
hotel montalembert - 3 rue de Montalembert - 75 007 Paris - France
Telephone: + 33 (0)1 45 49 68 68 www.montalembert.com