Hotel Bel Ami St Germain des Prés

Hotel Bel Ami St Germain des Prés by www.carlosmeliablog.com Hotel Bel Ami St Germain des Prés  |  Paris, France  |  So one of the three properties we stayed at during our last visit to Paris, was Hotel Bel Ami. This allowed me, believe it or not after having been to Paris over 10 times, to explore and live for the first time the Left Bank and the district of St Germain des Prés or 6th arrondissement, which I must say is now my favorite. The SOHO of Paris. Hotel Bel Ami is part of the Design Hotels group. A contemporary hotel with a welcoming and restful atmosphere.

Hotel Bel Ami St Germain des Prés by www.carlosmeliablog.com Hotel Bel Ami St Germain des Prés by www.carlosmeliablog.com Hotel Bel Ami St Germain des Prés by www.carlosmeliablog.comUpon arrival we checked in to a Superior Room (16 to 23 sqm), but it was too small for both of us plus our Miniature Schnauzer Bruna, so immediately they upgraded us to a “Saint Germain” Suite (33 to 44 sqm). These Suites have an urban feel – “little apartments under the rooftops of Paris”, as the designer enjoys describing them. The furnishings and architectural details, sliding doors, tables, dressing table and mirror are inspired by the simple shapes of the furniture found in the traditional bookshops of Saint-Germain-des-Prés.
Hotel Bel Ami St Germain des Prés by www.carlosmeliablog.com Hotel Bel Ami St Germain des Prés by www.carlosmeliablog.com Hotel Bel Ami St Germain des Prés by www.carlosmeliablog.com Hotel Bel Ami St Germain des Prés by www.carlosmeliablog.com Hotel Bel Ami St Germain des Prés by www.carlosmeliablog.comVery comfortable bedding (high bed base, thick mattress, mattress topper) comes as standard, together with natural duvets and a selection of pillows. The only thing I disliked about the Suite was the carpet and the fact that they had too many pieces of furniture for the size of the room, which made moving around a bit of a hazard. The things I liked the most were: Our two windows facing the charming rue St-Benoît, and the bathroom.
Hotel Bel Ami St Germain des Prés by www.carlosmeliablog.com Hotel Bel Ami St Germain des Prés by www.carlosmeliablog.com(*) Note that only small domestic pets – dogs and cats weighing less than 10 kg – are accepted.
Hotel Bel Ami St Germain des Prés by www.carlosmeliablog.comThe lobby is very quaint, modern and inviting to just seat, relax, read a book and have a coffee or cocktail. The Bar is contiguous where two Bulle armchairs set the scene of a peaceful haven in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, with a private apartment feel.

Hotel Bel Ami St Germain des Prés by www.carlosmeliablog.com

Breakfast every morning was at Les Mots Passants, which was basic but good, offering a buffet and options a-la-carte. Vibrant colours shimmering under the light from a large bay window, book shelves holding a collection of art books, ceiling screens beaming down visions of Parisian life, together with a whole range of miscellaneous little objects such as you might find at home, come together to create a joyfully contemporary and welcoming atmosphere. The first morning we had breakfast there, but the following we went to the iconic Cafe de Flore, just one block away from the hotel.

Hotel Bel Ami St Germain des Prés by www.carlosmeliablog.comThe combination of the hotel and the locations allow and delivers a wonderful experience of Paris, and at least for me one I was not aware of and truly enjoyed. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

 

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Carlos Melia global bespoke Travel Agent, Travel Blogger, Concierge, Hospitality Consultant and Wedding Planner. Member of VIRTUOSO. Has earned, after over 25 years of Mainstream and Gay Travel experience, the mote of "Little Marco Polo". Jetsetter, bon vivant curates the world of luxury travel & lifestyle by experience, one destination at the time. Associated to First in Service Travel and Tzell Travel Network. Founder of LGTNetwork - Luxury Gay Travel Network. Follow, read and share my travel experiences worldwide at www.carlosmelia.com