Neighbouring Paris’ iconic Notre Dame cathedral is Meliá Paris Notre Dame, a 16th century Parisian townhouse and historical monument, once the residence of an affluent Parisian family.
Today it is a modest and friendly hotel that is home to the Meliá hospitality group, conveniently positioned in the city’s Latin Quarter. Hotel guests who stay here can effortlessly explore the romantic city streets on foot including Place Saint-Michel, the River Seine, Boulevard Saint-Germain and the Panthéon which are close by.
The elegant façade of the building that resides behind a small Parisian garden conceals a variety of 39 rooms to choose from, spanning from the Meliá Twin and Premium Rooms up to the Grand Suite we stayed in.
Discreetly tucked away on the fourth floor and up in eaves – with a spacious bedroom, two living spaces and two bathrooms, the Grand Suite is spacious and neutrally decorated to appeal to all tastes.
Rooms throughout the hotel include bathrooms with either showers or deep soaking baths, fluffy white bathrobes, slippers and complimentary toiletries.
The location of this hotel is its strongest asset, and this certainly sings true of the views from the Grand Suite which frame amorous views of the cathedral on one side and the classical rooftops that fill the city on the other.
Food and drink
This is not a foodie hotel but simply a comfortable and exceptionally convenient base for those who have the desire to enjoy Paris at their fingertips.
Each morning downstairs in the vintage vaulted cellar between 7am – 10.30am, the restaurant opens up to offer guests breakfast to set them up for the day ahead. Expect a colourful selection of fresh juices, fruits and yoghurts alongside France’s famous pastries, soft cheeses and cured meats.
Throughout the afternoons and evenings, the hotel’s lounge that sits alongside the marbled lobby opens an intimate hotel bar for guests to indulge in a nightcap before residing to bed or onwards to explore the city by night.
In a nutshell
The hotel’s olive green French doors open onto Meliá Paris Notre Dame’s colourful little garden and just steps beyond, the metropolis of Paris is quite literally on its doorstep and at guests’ disposal.
Just some 350 meters away, stumble upon the Latin Quarter’s famous Rue de la Huchette – one of the oldest streets running along the Rive Gauche that hosts one of the city’s highest concentrations of bar and restaurants.
Meanwhile, the Ile de la Cité can be found just across the road which is home to the hotel’s namesake: the Notre Dame cathedral and further beyond, the classical central Parisian streets on the northern side of the river.
Room rates start from £122.
Address: 7 Rue de l’Hôtel Colbert, 75005 Paris, France
Phone: +33 800 91 91 30