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Hôtel Monte Cristo

Hôtel Monte Cristo (Paris)

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NUMBER OF ROOMS: 50 rooms

CLOSED ANNUALLY: Open all year round

THE STORY: After the COQ hotel, Hôteliers Impertinents opened the Hôtel Monte Cristo, right near rue Mouffetard and the Manufacture des Gobelins. It’s an homage to the fabulous and well-traveled personality of Alexandre Dumas, with orientalist décor designed by Pauline D’Hoop and Delphine Sauvaget, inspired by nineteenth-century boudoirs: mirrors and antique objects, trompe-l’oeil frescos by Christoff Debusschere, earthenware and Asian lanterns, rattan furniture… And the cherry on top? The spectacular underground swimming pool, lined with exotic plants, for an instantaneous change of scenery. Double rooms starting at €160 a night.

TOILETRIES: Monte Cristo soap, shower gel, shampoo, conditioner and body lotion.
INTERNET: Wifi (free)
BREAKFAST: €16, with coffee or tea, baguettes, rye bread, viennoiseries, pancakes, gluten-free banana cake, fresh fruit, cheeses, organic fromage blanc, and, upon special request, boiled eggs, omelets and tomato salad.
MINI-BAR: No… But there’s a cocktail bar on the ground floor.
LITTLE LUXURY: As a nod to the Caribbean roots of Alexandre Dumas, the cocktail bar 1802 has one of the best rum collections in all of Paris.

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