Hôtel de l'Abbaye
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Is This the Best Hotel for Affordable Luxury in Paris?

Review: The enchanting Hôtel de l'Abbaye in the heart of Saint-German-des-Prés offers affordable luxury in the city of love

May 25, 2023

Hôtel de l'Abbaye
10 Rue Cassette, 75006 Paris, France
Tel.: +33 1 45 44 38 11
Web: hotelabbayeparis.com
Price: doubles from €307

Hôtel de l'Abbaye

The entrance to the Hôtel de l'Abbaye on Rue Cassette @ Studio Unfolded

Reason to Book:

They say Paris is always a good idea – and this charming boutique hotel perfectly embodies the romantic atmosphere you would expect from the city of love. Located in a former convent, the Hôtel de l'Abbaye is practically bursting with charm and history. As soon as you cross the threshold on Rue Cassette, you immediately feel at home. Lovingly designed, the ambience of the dignified 4-star establishment immediately invites you to take a seat in the cozy lounge or the gorgeous garden. In fact, you will meet other guests here at any time of day who seem to appreciate the cozy atmosphere just as much. As lively as Paris may be, this spot is a haven of tranquility.

Affordable Luxury in Paris

The dreamy salon of the hotel © Studio Unfolded

The neighborhood

Located in the heart of the historic Saint-Germain-des-Prés district in Paris' sixth arrondissement, the Hôtel de l'Abbaye is the ideal base to explore Paris from. Whether you're visiting the city for the first time or have been here countless times, you can never get enough of Saint-Germain. The picturesque Jardin du Luxembourg is just a few minutes' walk away – take my word for it, it's worth getting up early and taking a morning stroll through the park, which is one of the most beautiful in all of Paris. The Musée d'Orsay is also within easy walking distance. If you like shopping, you will find a variety of exclusive boutiques of the world's most popular brands, as well as the department store Bon Marché nearby. Various bus and subway lines are also right outside the door, so the city is practically at your feet.

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The rooms

Character and charm are paramount at the Hôtel de l'Abbaye – so the 44 rooms and suites are all individually designed. Classically French in design, you'll find a variety of patterns, colors, and fabrics that perfectly match the antique furniture. The spacious white marble bathrooms add an extra touch of luxury, as do the skin care products from Diptyque, the iconic French perfumery that also has its roots in Saint-Germain. Highlight: Some of the rooms also have their own rooftop terrace or a small winter garden.

Suite im Hôtel de l'Abbaye

Affordable luxury in Paris: a suite with a terrace © Guillaume de Laubier

leistbarer Luxus in Paris

Bathroom with bathtub and products from Diptyque © Studio Unfolded

Food and drink

No matter the time of year, when you check into the Hôtel de l'Abbaye, you'll feel right at home. On cold days you warm up in the lounge in front of the burning fireplace, in spring and summer you get to enjoy the sunshine in the hotel's own garden. Here you can also enjoy the house's culinary offerings – hearty breakfasts, soups, salads, classic French tartines for a quick bite in between, cakes as well as dinner – and meet in the afternoon for tea time (which at the Hotel de l'Abbaye also includes a glass of champagne). Très chic!

Tea Time

Tea Time at the Hôtel de l'Abbaye © Studio Unfolded

In conclusion

If you want to experience Paris the romantic way, the Hôtel de l'Abbaye is the place to go. What the hotel lacks in amenities such as a spa or a gym, it more than makes up for in charm – and after all, there's plenty to experience right outside the doors. The boutique hotel scores with its noble ambience, the lovely team and the unmistakable "je ne sais quoi" that makes the French capital so unique. In addition, the location is unbeatable – the perfect gem for affordable luxury in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Terrasse im Hôtel de l'Abbaye: leistbarer Luxus in Paris

Terrace overlooking the rooftops of Saint-Germain © Guillaume de Laubier

Affordable Luxury: Suite im Hôtel de l'Abbaye

The largest suite of the house, a maisonette with a rooftop terrace © Guillaume de Laubier

Hôtel de l'Abbaye
10 Rue Cassette, 75006 Paris, France
Tel.: +33 1 45 44 38 11
Web: hotelabbayeparis.com
Price: doubles from €307

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