Paris Historic Hotel Review: Hotel Westminster

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Hotel Westminster in Paris, France

Dreaming of a romantic trip to Paris with a hotel to match the theme?
Then Hotel Westminster could be perfectly suited for you as it has the glitter and glamour of yesteryear with matching romantic décor, yet it is small and private enough to give the feel of intimacy. And with often exuberant Paris pricing this hotel certainly gives value for your money in comparison with other four to five stars hotels nearby. Hotel Westminster is considered as one of the best historic hotels in town, and it was, as one can guess, named after the British Duke of Westminster who used to stay in the hotel.

Hotel Westminster, Paris, France

Hotel Westminster, Paris

The location is just unbeatable on the border of 2nd  and 1st arrondissements of Paris – just steps away from the famous Place Vendôme monument and its’ luxury shopping. Also the traditional must-visit sights of Paris – Tuileries Gardens, Louvre, Opera and other gilded historic places are also only a few minutes walk away. This area is very glamorous and beautiful, and also less busy than constantly buzzing Latin Quarters on Le Rive Gauche – the left bank of the river.

Entering the hotel is such a peaceful experience, as the interior is timeless, sumptuous, cool and fragrant with flowers. These rooms are very Parisian in terms of size (small) but ceilings are high and decor is very floral and romantic. Some modern amenities have been added such as the TV, free WiFi and minibar, but typical to many French hotels there is no coffee and tea-making equipment in room. Our room had no street view as it overlooked the courtyard, but it didn’t matter too much for it was such a quiet and pretty view to look at regardless.

Hotel Westminster Paris

Hotel Westminster is also famous for the Michelin-star Le Céladon restaurant and its chef Christophe Moisand who offers exquisite French cuisine. Also the breakfast was very French and Parisian and just the perfect start for the morning – coffee with hot milk served with croissants, pastries – you name it. All so delicious that already at the beginning of your stay you are thinking: Paris je t’aime!

 

Disclosure: my stay at the Hotel Westminster was comped as part of European Waterways River Cruise press trip. My opinions are my own, and I was not asked to write this review.

About Reeta Laaksonen

Reeta Laaksonen and her family are always on the move. For her, home is where her family is - which is currently near London, UK. Reeta has lived in five different countries and by the age three her twins had lived on three continents already. When this family is not planning their next move, you will probably find them hiking, visiting temples, old castles or relaxing on some secluded beach. She thinks that every day is special, with the next adventures waiting right behind the corner. Reeta loves gardening and decorating, and has a passion for good wines. Besides writing she also pours her energy on learning Mandarin Chinese and baking with her children. For more stories about travel, décor, inspiration and global family lifestyle visit Reeta’s blog House of Anaïs and connect with Reeta on Twitter @houseofanais. Check out also House of Anaïs on Pinterest.

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