Top 10: the best honeymoon hotels in Paris

Nicola Williams
Palatial comfort, space, gastronomy and the most remarkable flower displays in town sum up the sumptuous George V

An insider's guide to the best honeymoon hotels in Paris, including the top places to stay for Michelin-starred restaurants, sumptuous spas, views of the Eiffel Tower and luxurious interiors, in central locations near to the Champs-Élysées, the Louvre and Montmartre.

Le Bristol

Paris, France

9Telegraph expert rating

One of the best joints in town. A long-established and distinguished hotel in one of the city’s most fashionable streets with excellent service. The jewel in the hotel’s crown is Epicure, the triple Michelin-starred restaurant overseen by chef, Eric Frechon. There's also a spa and indoor roof-top pool. Interiors are light in pink and white marble with striking flower arrangements. An open-plan reception leads to Le Jardin Francais, a lounge area overlooking a large courtyard garden. Read expert review From £821per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com

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Le Meurice

Paris, France

9Telegraph expert rating

Le Meurice stands out among the Paris palaces with its prime position on arcaded rue de Rivoli, just minutes from the Louvre. Past guests include Salvador Dali, and superb staff get the right balance between obsequious and witty. Rooms are awash with pastel-toned satin and Louis XVI chairs. There are chandeliers and marble galore but also a frosted mirror in the entrance hall where guests can doodle or sign their autograph. The suites are larger than most Paris apartments, with huge walk-in wardrobes. Read expert review From £600per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com

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Le Ritz, Paris

Ritz Paris

Paris, France

7Telegraph expert rating

When opened by César Ritz in 1898, this was the most innovative hotel in Paris; the first to have lifts, electricity and private bathrooms. While presumably adding vast amounts of hidden cabling and replanting the garden courtyard, the renovated hotel has preserved its period furniture and paintings à la Louis XV, and kept some of the cult features like the laugh-at-them or loathe-them gold swan taps in a mix of sleek and scruffy. This is a place for playing at being Marie Antoinette, and indulging in tea and madeleines in the Proust library salon or cocktails in the Hemingway bar. Read expert review From £894per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com

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Hotel du Petit Moulin

Paris, France

8Telegraph expert rating

A unique blend of Marais history and the design flair of Christian Lacroix have quickly made this a cult address. It's fashionable but with an atmosphere that is more secret hideaway than show off. It's fashioned out of two ancient 17th-century buildings, and the reception was once one of the oldest bakeries in Paris, whose customers included Victor Hugo. It has kept its painted storefront, winding corridors and balustraded staircase, amid discretely installed mod cons. Read expert review From £168per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com

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Hôtel Saint James, Paris, France

Saint James Paris

Paris, France

8Telegraph expert rating

Behind the pompous Napoleon III facade you suddenly leap into a slightly crazy house party with a sweeping black and white grand staircase that comes straight out of My Fair Lady. There are 48 suites and bedrooms, panelled dining rooms, a galleried library and small spa, but, unusually for a grand hotel, everything is done with a sense of fun. It was originally built in 1892 by the widow of President Thiers to accommodate brilliant students, later the exclusive St-James Club (still based on the premises). Read expert review From £300per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com

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Four Seasons George V Paris

Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris

Paris, France

8Telegraph expert rating

Palatial comfort, space, gastronomy and the most remarkable flower displays in town sum up the sumptuous George V, crowning it over Avenue George V in the Champs-Elysées golden triangle, with countless discreet staff lurking behind the scenes to lay on every need. It has three Michelin-starred restaurants - Le Cinq has three itself, while Le George and L'Orangerie have one apiece. The centrepiece of the hotel is the tapestry-hung La Galerie, which also expands into the courtyard in summer, with lovely service and pianist in the background. Read expert review From £800per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com

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Shangri-La Hotel, Paris

Paris, France

8Telegraph expert rating

This is an escapade into a sybaritic vision of France past; it was originally the private residence of Roland Bonaparte, great nephew of the famous Emperor, who filled his home with eagles, crowns, imperial bees and Bs in a style that is rather more Louis XIV than Napoleon. It has a wedding-cake facade, grand stairway and a string of historic salons, which have been listed and painstakingly restored with hand-gilded panelling and neoclassical friezes. The hotel also has a luxurious health club providing Carita beauty treatments and a stunning day-lit swimming pool in what was once the stable block. Read expert review From £688per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com

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Le Royale Monceau Raffles, Paris, France

Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris

Paris, France

8Telegraph expert rating

As soon as you see the red lanterns and red glass marquise outside, you know this place is slightly naughty but nice. It’s at its best downstairs in the public spaces: the lounge stretches endlessly, mixing vistas and secluded corners with illuminated Long Bar for seeing and being seen, and a cascade of chandeliers in the stairwell. Add to that an Alice in Wonderland-esque mirrored spa, with Clarins treatments, gym, and the largest hotel swimming pool in Paris. Read expert review From £661per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com

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Hôtel de Crillon, Paris

Hôtel de Crillon

Paris, France

8Telegraph expert rating

This historic building dates originally from the 18th century, but only some of the grandest rooms at the front of the hotel survive from this period. The renovation has transformed the rest of the hotel with extraordinary attention to detail. Facilities include a Rosewood spa and indoor pool, a hair salon and men’s grooming services. 124 rooms include 36 suites and 10 exceptionally large signature suites, including two designed by Karl Lagerfeld. Chef Christopher Hache, who ran the one Michelin-starred Les Ambassadeurs restaurant before the closure, has returned to oversee the new L’Ecrin. Read expert review From £858per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com

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L'Hotel, Paris, France

L'Hotel

Paris, France

8Telegraph expert rating

On a historic street in smart St-Germain-des-Prés, the hotel is surrounded by art galleries and antiques shops, and close to the legendary cafés, where fashion shoppers still mix with publishers. The building has an extraordinary neoclassical, galleried staircase rising up through the centre of the building. There's a tiny atmospheric swimming pool and hammam hidden in the cellar, waiting to be reserved at reception. The 20 bedrooms are named by size, from Petite Mignon to Grand. The interiors take in Empire style, Indochina and the rich flounces and damasks of the Baroque. Pride of place have to be the Chic rooms, each inspired by a famous person, including the Oscar Wilde room. Read expert review From £263per night Check availability Rates provided by Booking.com