The Hotel Review: Hôtel du Petit Moulin, Paris

29-31 Rue De Poitou

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 individual 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 a 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.

The hotel concierge were great; helpful and happy to help give directions to nearby tourist attractions, restaurants and places to go shopping.


For breakfast continential was the order of the day and room service was an option, but we wanted to experience the quirky dining room and enjoy the atmosphere in this wonderful Parisian hotel.