The Hotel Review: Hôtel du Petit Moulin, Paris
Review: Elliott Whitehead
The Hotel du Petit Moulin is located in one of he oldest districts in Paris. This cute boutique hotel was originally the first bakery in Paris and the shop frontage is still in place, as you would expect, this makes for a unique look from the outside.
On check in staff were very helpful & friendly; the WIFI code was given and all extras were explained, including the concept of the honesty bar in the dining/lounge area.
We had a quick tour of the hotel with explanations and interesting points shared as we went along. There are just 16 bedrooms and one penthouse suite, which means staff had time to give us that individual attention and first class service.
The bedrooms here have had a super chic, high-fashion injection with all rooms individualy designed by renowned French fashion designer, Christian Lacroix. No room in the hotel was the same and and each had its own superior splash of Parisian glamour.
We stayed in the suite, situated on the top floor of the hotel. The first things to catch our eye was the lovely ceiling beams, giving character to the room, the super- sized bed was huge, and behind it was a wall sized mural of a chic bygone Parisian scene.
The suite lounge was decked out with chic sofas, coffee table and chairs, in a vibrant colour palette – very Lacoiox indeed There was also a plasma TV and mini bar with the bar offering alcoholic and soft drinks as well as chocolate and snacks. Room service was also an available option. The spacious bathroom continues with a sleek monochrome fashion theme and featured a large bath with a monsoon shower and oversized landscape mirror spread across the wall. Toiletries are supplied from Parisian Beauty brand Codage were provided along with dressing gown and slippers.
Hotel concierge were great; helpful and happy to help give directions to nearby tourist attractions, restaurants and places to go shopping. Reception also offered to look after our keys whilst we went out which we found to be a nice gesture.
Breakfast was a great affair, the waiter was very helpful and eager to help, tea and coffee was on offer as well as water and freshly squeezed orange juice. We ordered a bowl of fruit salad followed by a selection of croissants, bread and baguettes, together with a tray of jam, honey, butter and cheese. There was also cereal, fruit and yoghurts available to help yourself to.
Room service was an option but we wanted to experience the lovely dining area and just enjoy the atmosphere in this wonderful Parisian hotel.