Sophisticated Relais Christine Hotel in Paris is an Excellent Choice

IMG_6875Traditional French sophistication meets contemporary luxury amenities at Relais Christine Hotel in one of Paris’ most charming neighborhoods. Set back from the street, the former mansion house built upon the remains of the Abbey of the Grand-Augustins dating back to the year 1231.DSC_0010Each French hotel has a unique vibe and this property is no exception. It feels warm and comfortable spending time sitting by the fire in the historic living room lounge, night cap in hand from the Honesty Bar. I also loved sitting in the delightful private courtyard on the porch swing imagining that I was living in the City of Light, even if only for a few days.

Relais Christine roomLocated on the quiet Rue Christine in the heart of the vibrant Left Bank, Relais Christine has kept the classically French bones and updated it to perfection. The range of decoration from one room to the next showcases the range of style from sedate taupe with uncomplicated patterns and more bold mixtures of royal blue toiles to the sophisticated black and white stripes and old country maps. Experiencing a few of the styles left me wanting to visit again just to see what combinations I missed.

Relais Christine breakfast roomVaulted ceilings remind guests of the historic past, while contemporary amenities like the fitness center, sauna and full-service spa keep guests in present day comfort.

IMG_6878Guests will appreciate having a concierge on duty 24/7 who are keen to arrange private walking tours, set you up with a convertible Fiat 500 for a jaunt outside the city limits or provide road maps for riding around the quaint cobblestone streets near the Sorbonne on one of the complimentary bicycles.

DSC_0028If you want a boutique hotel within walking distance to outdoor cafes and an atmosphere where you feel at home and pampered at the same time, the Relais Christine is an excellent choice. Fans of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World group will love that you can book through their site or directly at the address below.

Relais Christine

http://www.relais-christine.com

3 rue Christine, Paris 75006

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Thank you to Relais Christine for the gratis stay and wonderful experience. As usual, the opinions are my own.

 

5 Comments
  • mirandapost
    Posted at 00:47h, 05 October Reply

    I love it when old houses/estates are made into hotels. It makes for a more interesting, unconventional lay out. The courtyard looks like the perfect place to relax with a glass of Bordeaux.

  • Leigh McAdam (@hikebiketravel)
    Posted at 11:56h, 04 October Reply

    Looks like a charming place to stay – and the room looks larger than many I have stayed in. How are the prices?

  • Emiel
    Posted at 10:21h, 04 October Reply

    We normally book design hotels, but after seeing this one I think we need to indulgence ourselves into a more classical or boutique one next time! That link to Small Luxury Hotels is one I will bookmark!

  • Megan Claire (@mappingmegan)
    Posted at 06:52h, 03 October Reply

    Thanks for the tip! I love that there’s a concierge on duty 24/7 – if there’s one thing I learnt from my first time in Paris it’s that the city is alive all hours of the day and night. Loved our time and would love the chance to return, will definitely keep this bookmarked until then 🙂

  • Michael and Marlys (@ParisBuFF)
    Posted at 03:01h, 02 October Reply

    Pampering, with a capital P! Relais Christine Hotel, by the looks of it, can guarantee to deliver on that.

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