18 Feb Paris Four Star Hotel Belloy
Looking to stay in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés? Paris four star Hotel Belloy fulfills the desire to be near the favorite shopping, dining and entertainment section on the Left Bank in a comfortable and hospitable home away from home without breaking the bank.
For gal pals or families that desire to be near all the action but in a safe and quiet neighborhood, Hotel Belloy is a great choice. One of the best things about staying here is that they have options for connecting rooms so parents can have their own space while still remaining close to the kids and double and triple rooms with twin beds for friends on holiday who want to fall asleep chatting about their day’s adventures.
Although a couple of the rooms are a bit small for two people (the one shown above is good for one, not so much for two), the majority are spacious and are well-appointed with modern bathrooms. All rooms have updated their decor with a mixture of contemporary fabrics and traditional French toile in soft, soothing color palettes.
The lobby area is reminiscent of a traditional French parlor and is a warm and inviting place to spend time while waiting for travel mates to finish getting ready for a day out on the town. And, it is perfect for an afternoon aperitif after a successful time sightseeing. Part of the hotel’s charm is the friendly staff who love to put smiles on guests’ faces each evening during Happy Hour. From five o’clock until eight o’clock everyone is invited for a complimentary tipsy tea-time with brut, rosé and white champagne. Tasty and colorful macarons are served, as are savory canapés. It is a unique and personal touch, especially for a small hotel.
Breakfast is served in the stone-walled cellar or you can request room service and relax a few more minutes. If you prefer to grab a cup of coffee or tea and hit the road, they have both in the lobby on demand along with macarons and chocolate for a quick pick me up in the middle of the day.
Of note: I first stumbled upon the hotel many years ago while visiting a great jewelry shop down the street and went back several times because of the five-star attitude of the staff. Once traveling with a pal who became ill, the front desk clerk was a HUGE help! He guided us on where to go to get her help, brought endless cups of tea and bottled waters to the room. His genuine care and concern kept us coming back, well, that and the Happy Hour. Just kidding…
2 rue Racine