Molly McCorkle

Hotel Monte Cristo Paris

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  • Why:The tail end of an eat-pray-love type journey.
  • When:July 2019
  • Who:Moi.
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Hotel Monte Cristo Paris From the Orient to Paris...the pages of Monte Cristo come to life in the dets.

From the Orient to Paris...the pages of Monte Cristo come to life in the dets.

Hotel Monte Cristo Paris A little pattern never hurt nobody.

A little pattern never hurt nobody.

Hotel Monte Cristo Paris If my initials were CM I may have been tempted to take these ceramic cups home with me...

If my initials were CM I may have been tempted to take these ceramic cups home with me...

Hotel Monte Cristo Paris A true golden hour.

A true golden hour.

Hotel Monte Cristo Paris The designers sourced hundreds of antiques for the hotel. I have to assume these are a few of those finds.

The designers sourced hundreds of antiques for the hotel. I have to assume these are a few of those finds.

Hotel Monte Cristo Paris Entry details. No missed moments for this beautiful monogram.

Entry details. No missed moments for this beautiful monogram.

Hotel Monte Cristo Paris Swim off the croissants. Unfortunately I just kept on indulging. Maybe next time.

Swim off the croissants. Unfortunately I just kept on indulging. Maybe next time.

Hotel Monte Cristo Paris A beautiful mural in the lobby.

A beautiful mural in the lobby.

Hotel Monte Cristo Paris Charming.

Charming.

Hotel Monte Cristo Paris An expertly currated lobby. Fun fact...artist Christo Debusschere painted all of these portraits for Monte Cristo, which hang throughout.

An expertly currated lobby. Fun fact...artist Christo Debusschere painted all of these portraits for Monte Cristo, which hang throughout.

Hotel Monte Cristo Paris Loves a fringe detail.

Loves a fringe detail.

Hotel Monte Cristo Paris Good bye Paris, I love you.

Good bye Paris, I love you.

Hotel Monte Cristo Paris Details, details, details.

Details, details, details.

Highs & Lows

  • The hotel pays homage to the literary great Alexandre Dumas (hence the name, Hotel Monte Cristo). This motif has been expertly interwoven throughout the hotel without feeling overly themey or cheesy.

  • Indoor pool?! Enough said.

  • The design is a clever mix of pattern, color, old & new. Apparently the designers sourced hundreds of antiques to fill the hotel.

  • As someone in design, I couldn't get enough of the branding. Every little thing, from the soap dish to the carpets in the hallways, was emblazoned with the Monte Cristo monogram.

  • All good things must come to an end. But I can't blame Monte Cristo for my departure from Paris. Although it was a real low point of the trip.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Plastic Free

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 49/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Jewelbox gem.

  • Vibe

    Fit for a literary legend.

  • Location

    In the 5th and just a brisk walk from everywhere you want to be - including the Tuileries.

  • Rooms

    50

  • Music

    Chill. Ambient.

  • Year Opened

    2018

  • Designed By

    Pauline d’Hoop and Delphine Sauvaget

  • Health & Wellness

    Yes! An indoor pool...quite rare for Paris.

  • Restaurant

    Yes...Restaurant Le Grand Dictionnaire features a beautiful breakfast spread that transitions into an all-day restaurant with an evolving menu that changes monthly.

  • Bar

    Rum Bar! Which pays tribute to the hotel's inspiration - Alexandre Dumas. Or enjoy the aforementioned pre-bottled cocktails from the comfort of your own room.

  • Minibar

    Oh yes, including bottled craft cocktails like negronis and old fashions.

  • Children

    I guess...but this is Paris, the city of love. Leave em at home.

  • Price

    Totally reasonable!

  • Website

    https://www.hotelmontecristoparis.com/en/

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