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Bonjour mon ange, I am now home from a beautiful three days in Paree, feeling productive, inspired but well rested too. We spent two nights at the gorgeous Hotel Flanelles, a chic, boutique hotel nestled in rue Brey a short walk from the infamous Arc de Triomphe.
We pulled up in our Uber outside Hotel Flanelles and the first thing I noticed was the chic branding to the window and the all black exterior. The automatic doors slid open and we were greeted by a lovely lady at reception who checked us in and served us a delicious floral green tea within minutes of being there! We began to de-stress in the lounge area of the hotel lobby planning our schedule for the rest of the day. Perfect service after a seriously delayed train, thanks Eurostar!
It was important to us to have a hotel that had a great location, was comfy with the ability to work from the room but also photo opportunities with gorgeous interiors and decor.
When it comes to hotel rooms I have stayed in a fair few, my must-haves include: A big shower, good lighting and of course fluffy towels and a robe My demands in the bedroom state the obvious; a huge cloud-like bed and a television with the ability to connect a laptop / phone. It’s no surprise that our room was fully equipped with all the must have amenities on my check list but also housed the coolest wardrobe I have ever seen, USB charging ports (great if you forget the adapter) and of course the beautiful classical Parisian windows. Room no 12 was the perfect little home for the next few days.
The entire vibe is not just a hotel, it’s a home. Staff encourage you to help yourself to the full access kitchen whether it’s for an evening drink in the lounge or a snack throughout the day with the honesty system. With only 25 rooms the intimacy and warmth that radiated from the main ‘communal’ are was so welcoming. A different cake is displayed in the main room allowing guests to help themselves to a complimentary slice each afternoon, a cocktail kit and the ingredients are placed on the bar each evening to create your own cocktail from the recipe with no interruption from any staff.
It’s not just these small touches that make the hotel so inviting, Hotel Flanelles offers a library area to be booked for private meetings, a piano for anyone to play, and a heavenly spa on the ground floor. We used the Salt Room, a healing space to relax in the warmth reaping the benefits of salt to your skin. The bookable sauna was an absolute treat after a long day in the city, we could have booked a variety of treatments from massages to facials.
It was our final morning in the hotel. We filled out our breakfast checklist the night before and hung it on our door before sleeping, awaiting fresh orange juice and warm croissants when we awoke. Breakfast in bed is a treat I only indulge in when staying in a hotel, so it has got to be done. After checking out around 12pm we left our suitcases and headed out for the day as I train home wasn’t until late evening. When we arrived at our hotel for one final time to collect our suitcases we were delighted to find out we had access to a full changing room allowing us to freshen up with showers, steamers for clothing, a sofa and charging ports. Ending with a glass of wine in the lounge, before we departed.
thank you so much to Hotel Flanelles for inviting me for a wonderful stay. We will be back!