Situated in the 1st Arrondissment of Paris, a stones throw away from rue Cambon and rue Saint-Honore, this five star, luxury boutique hotel is a best kept secret of Paris. Taxi drivers will often hesitate, unsure of just which hotel you are referring to, and yet this stunning establishment is centrally located, in what has become one of my favourite areas of Paris. Offering 50 rooms, and 9 suites, escaping to this relatively new establishment is an intimate affair.
This photo of Burgundy Hotel is courtesy of TripAdvisor (bike, left).
Opening its doors in July 2010, this first rate hotel is fast making a name for itself, and it’s no surprise why. Privileged to find myself enjoying five nights during November as a guest at Le Burgundy I can personally attest to both the cleanliness and aesthetic beauty that one can expect to find at this hotel. Etchings of gold and ebony interior colourings, in neoclassic styling compliment the foyer and Winter Garden retreat. Scented candles specially formulated for Le Burgundy burn 24/7, and the signature fragrance remains in your sensory memory long after your departure. The concierge desk is staffed around the clock and despite the time of day the reception staff are consistently professional and genuinely helpful.
Expecting grand bedroom floor space will leave you disappointed, as this is Paris after all. Save for the many Western tourists to the city, nothing in Paris is BIG. Petite, with attention to detail is synonymous with Le Burgundy, and I found the rooms to be more than adequate. The bathroom, although on the small side is immaculately clean, with quality Parisian fittings and a gloriously, deep sunken bath tub.
It seems the hotel has made a concerted effort to consider what their guests require prior to asking for it, as each room is equipped with electrical conversion adapters for a variety of international countries, free Wifi, and highly efficient room service. Travelling in the cold of November the central heating system was faultless, and the water always hot.
Le Burgundy cleverly instils a confidence in it’s ability to deliver, even prior to guest arrival, as the concierge and reservation team are highly efficient and helpful when responding to email requests – (believe me I think I sent in excess of fifteen email requests).
Boasting a 1 Michelin hat award at the main restaurant Le Baudelaire, the menu is innovative and seasonally inspired. With a spa retreat on-site, cognac bar, guest musician appearances on weekend evenings, and an afternoon tea to please the ladies, Le Burgundy ticks all the right boxes for promise and success well into the future.
These photos of Burgundy Hotel are courtesy of TripAdvisor
With rates starting at 420 euro in the low season for a standard classic room, I would not hesitate to stay here again. The well balanced equation of services offered, stunning interior and genuinely helpful staff, renders Le Burgundy as excellent value for money. Tip: if continental breakfast provisions are included in the room rate, I strongly suggest upgrading for approximately an extra 8 euro per person to enjoy an unlimited supply of the buffet breakfast – ( I found this better value).
Take the time to peruse the Hotel’s website prior to booking, and feel assured that this is one instance where reality and advertising align. The website is an accurate reflection of “what you see, is what you get”. (Tip: room sizes may be deceptive upon photographic appearance, however the Hotel is transparent and has disclosed all floor space dimensions on their website. To avoid disappointment, I suggest considering these).
As a final disclaimer, I have received no financial gain in the reviewing of this hotel, and stayed as an independent, full fee paying guest of the establishment, who just happens to recognise and appreciate a gem when I find one. I hope that at some point you too have the pleasure of staying at this Parisian treasure, as I for one cannot wait to return.