Boutique Hotel, $$$
Maison Souquet might be a five-star hotel, but there’s so much character in this secret refuge that it stands out as unique. It combines Arabian style and Napoleon III-style decor to create an eclectic mix of eras. The wood-panelled bar-library adorned with paintings infuses the place with a magical and enchanting aura. Quite simply, it feels like walking into another world. Tucked away off the Rue de Bruxelles, just a stone’s throw away from the famed Moulin Rouge in Montmartre, the venue combines its prime location with an emphasis on luxury. There’s velvet-lined furniture, huge mirrors and chandeliers in abundance. It’s the perfect setting for a romantic date, and so it comes as no surprise that this hotel has been hailed as the world’s top hotel for romance for 2018.