On our plane to London, I watched Coco before Chanel , which , as the movie title suggests, is based on Coco Chanel’s life in late 19th/early 20th century old Paris. The ambiance of Radisson Blu Le Dokhan’s Hotel is what I imagine old Paris would be like. Here is why:
1.The building was built in 18th century as a private residence. it is not merely mimicking old Paris. It is old Paris.
2.The hallway and lobby smells like a vintage cologne mixed with wood. When we visited the lobby one evening, the low lights gave it warmth and romance.
3.The tiny Louie Vuitton-print elevator looked more like a closet and could barely fit us and our two carry-on suitcase, but it surely was the cutest elevator I have ever seen!
4.The dark wood wall bed crown and floral print canopy over the ultra-comfy bed, and the matching curtain, all have a very vintage Paris feel.
5.The marble bathroom is very roomy. You would feel very much pampered soaking in the big tub.
6.The ceiling-to-floor window opened to a little balcony overlooking a beautiful Parisian Street. It was such a delight to have breakfast with this view in the morning.
Now, here are the logistics:
- The hotel is located around 17 minute walk away from Arc de Triomphe, which means it’s a little far away from the major museums. However, the closest metro is only 5 mins walk away and there are plenty of restaurants nearby.
- There is a Laundromat right across the street if you don’t want to pay for expensive hotel laundry.
- We got complimentary bottled water and fruits as welcome amenities, which I thought was a nice touch.
All in all, I very much enjoyed our stay in Radisson Blu Le Dokhan’s hotel. All the furnishing from the crowned ceiling to floral print carpet is inspired by classic Parisian elegance. The smell of cologne in the hallway and floral decorations were a little over-the-top for my boyfriend’s taste, but what girl doesn’t like a bit of Old Paris flare?
This is one of my posts for our four days in Paris. For other posts, Please see:
- Glamor and History: Versailles
- Louvre to the Untrained Eyes
- Romantic skyline: Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, and Sacred Coeur
- Last Day in Paris: Museum Hopping
- Vintage Paris: Radisson Blu Le Dokhan’s Hotel
- Paris to Athens: Our Whirlwind Itinerary