The Hoxton Paris

Soon set for world domination The Hoxton is globally going from strength to strength. They have hotels in Hoxton, then Holborn, then Amsterdam. Soon there’ll be Brooklyn, Portland, Chicago and Southwark in London. Arguably their most beautiful property yet is in Paris.

Based in the Rue du Sentier, if it’s art you’re into, you can get to most of the good stuff on foot: Louvre 18 minutes, Musée de l’Orangerie 30 minutes, Centre Pompidou 19 minutes. We did it in the snow and managed fine.

The design is what makes the Hoxton Paris so special. You arrive through a coffee shop conservatory which blends original and new in perfect harmony. There’s a large dining room and bar filled with trendy people on laptops, a separate room with a living wall of plants, there’s a heated courtyard and an upstairs cocktail bar which is the epitome of cosy.

Our room is a ‘Cosy’ and as is always the Hoxton way it’s compact but perfectly formed. The bed is queen sized with pillows a plenty. We’re there for four nights and find the size of everything just right.

The view from our window is onto the hotel’s courtyard (separate from the other one). It’s peaceful and tranquil. The only thing that’s missing for me is a Nespresso machine. You can get seriously good coffee downstairs but I love one first thing when I wake up and the sachet of instant just doesn’t cut it.

The best thing about this room is the bathroom; it’s massive giving you the illusion of staying in a much larger place. The walk in shower has a ferocious pressure and the products, ‘Blank’, are the sort you’d want to buy for your home.

The Hoxton Paris is cool and there’s a relaxed vibe about the place staff but most importantly everyone is super friendly and helpful. The reception helped us with reservations and Googled our routes meaning we could get the most of of the city. All this and you’d be silly to stay anywhere else really.

Would we go back? Oui