Paris has always captivated people’s hearts as the city of love. World-renowned for its elegance and sophistication, Paris has everything you need for an unforgettable and romantic getaway. From soaking up the luxurious opulence of palatial splendour, to living out your own fairy tale fantasies, here’s our hand-picked selection of the most romantic hotels in Paris.
Live your own fairy tale at Disneyland Hotel
Disney paris hotel | © Disneyland Paris
Disneyland Paris has recently been officially named as the world’s favourite place to propose
, and so the majestic Victorian-inspired hotel that stands proudly at the gates of this glittering wonderland simply has to kick off this list. You can gaze in awe at the fairy tale-like castle and kiss beneath magnificent fireworks, incredible light projections, and stunning special effects. Right now, the park is sparkling with added splendour, with enhanced attractions even more extravagant than before, as they are currently celebrating an epic 25 years of magic.
A romantic getaway
at Disneyland Paris will fly by in a whirlwind of joy, laughter, emotions, and colour.
Be dazzled by a 'rain of roses' at Maison Souquet
Boutique Hotel Restaurant, French, $$$
Maison Souquet the world’s Most Romantic hotel | Courtesy of Maison Souquet
The five-star Maison Souquet
is a secret refuge tucked away off the Rue de Bruxelles, and hailed as the world’s top hotel for romance for 2018.
As such, it would be a crime not to include this gem on this list. Here, the luckiest romantics can bathe in luxurious opulence, and it’s only a stone’s throw away from the famed Moulin Rouge in Montmartre. It’s a captivating experience that reaffirms its fairy tale magic, perfect for dreamers. There are private spas, five-star butler service, and a ‘rain of roses’ to dazzle the most romantic hearts. The sensuality of its subversive architecture can be sensed at every turn, with velvet-lined furniture, wooden panels, huge mirrors, and chandeliers in abundance – the perfect setting for a loved-up date.
Be greeted by 12,000 flowers at Hotel George V
Suite Hotel, $$$
Le George restaurant | Courtesy of Le George restaurant / Gregoire Gardette
Tucked away on the famous Champs-Elysées boulevard is the gorgeous Four Seasons Hotel George V
, reigning with luxury and lavish decor since 1928. You’ll be swooning not only at the world-famous, Michelin-starred food that whisks you away on a joy ride from the French Riviera to northern Italy, but also at the incredible 12,000 fresh flowers that brighten the palatial building each week. This abundance of flowers leaves any date awe-struck. Gazing out over famous monuments like the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, and the Grand Palais, it simply has to be one of the most romantic corners of Paris.
Enjoy the elegance of a palace at The Royal Monceau, Raffles
Le Royal Monceau is the most luxurious palace in Paris | Courtesy of Le Royal Monceau
There are luxurious five-star Parisian hotels dappled with gold and dangling chandeliers, and then there are Parisian palaces, which represent an even higher realm of elegance. The Royal Monceau, Raffles
on the ultra-chic
avenue Hoche in Paris is one of these rare and regal gems, embodying Parisian sophistication “in all of its spontaneity, culture and sagacity”. The palace boasts five floors of beautifully sophisticated, breathtaking suites for a romantic getaway in opulent charm and with surprises at every turn. The interiors have been refurbished by world-renowned designer Philippe Starck, whose impeccable eye for detail has laboured over every last stitch of upholstery, leaving no aspect of design uncared for.
Pick luxury and lavish decor at The Peninsula Paris
The Peninsula Paris | Courtesy of The Peninsula Paris
The Peninsula Paris
is another impressive hotel endowed with the “palace” distinction, the highly prestigious title reserved for only the most luxurious five-star hotels. This establishment boasts exceptional characteristics, like being nestled in an unbelievably stunning location with incredible historical and cultural significance to its name. As far as location goes, nowhere rivals The Peninsula Paris,
as it is located just 300 metres from the Arc de Triomphe, with many rooms gazing out over the crowning glory of Parisian architecture itself. What could be more romantic than sharing a glass of champagne on a private and palatial terrasse overlooking the Eiffel Tower? The hotel has been a favourite hotspot for famous names since the Roaring ’20s.
Soak up the Louis XVI ambiance at Le Meurice
Hotel Restaurant, French, $$$
Le Dali Restaurant | © Niall Clutton
is one of the most elegant hotels
in the world, oozing 18th-century opulence that overwhelms any date. With kings, sultans, arch dukes, maharajahs and princesses to satisfy, anything less than perfect here is unthinkable. Its dreamy interiors flaunt extravagant Louis XVI décor and have been dazzling celebrities for centuries. But there’s an ambitious mélange of classic and modern, with televisions concealed behind paintings and iHome systems available in each of its 160 suites – which means you can wake up to the sound of your favourite love song. Your hearing and vision are not the only senses to be seduced here, but also your taste buds. Their two Michelin-starred Salvador Dalí restaurant is simply out of this world.
Indulge your senses at Shangri-La Paris
Shangri la paris | Courtesy of Shangri la paris
is a luxury, five-star palace offering an unforgettable romantic break, from the fresh croissants you can ask to be delivered to your room in the morning to finishing a hard day’s shopping by getting pampered at the spa, a romantic getaway to Shangri-La will seduce all your senses. You can soak up its splendour from the Eiffel Tower Suite, alongside enjoying a bespoke room service that is without doubt amongst the best in the world. As far as a romantic dinner at this hotel is concerned, they have one of the best selections of mature cheese platters on offer, including Monsieur Lefèvre Camembert, Saint-Nectaire, Beaufort, Brie de Melun and Cantal. Ask for a bottle of champagne to go with the cheese and you’ve sorted the perfect romantic evening.
Hotel Des Grands Boulevards
Hotel Des Grands Boulevards | © Photo: Karel Balas / Interior Architecture + Design: Dorothée Melichzon
Of course, you don’t just have to stay in luxury, five-star palaces with Michelin-starred dining to have the most romantic weekend in Paris. Hotel Des Grands Boulevards
is a perfect alternative for a smaller budget, whilst still providing elegance and sophistication. This boutique hotel is chic and adorable, decorated by the renowned designer Dorothée Meilichzon. The hotel interiors mix the decorative splendour of the Louis XVI period, with four-poster beds, glazed wardrobes and red marble counter-tops, with the more pastoral designs of Marie-Antoinette in her Versailles farm, rustic coated walls as well as worn, wooden furniture. Without the pressure of the fine, palatial surroundings, it’s probably the cosiest place on this list to spend a romantic getaway.