Hôtel Le Sénat , Paris
The French capital of Paris has charmed visitors with its European sophistication, glamorous air, stylish allure and fascinating historical sights. Take a boat trip along the Seine, visit the iconic Eiffel Tower, or the Notre Dame cathedral. Walk through the distinctive pyramid entrance of the Louvre, marvel at the Arc de Triomphe, or shop along the Champs Elysées. No less is Paris's bohemian culture more evident than on the city's left bank, and in particular, Saint-Germain-des-Prés, where famous writers, philosophers and artists once congregated.
Saint-Germain-des-Prés is one of the most fashionable parts of Paris with its many bookstores, art galleries, and antique stores. Snapshots of old Paris are evident by the ancient churches and tiny side streets lined with 17th and 18th century buildings. Saint-Germain-des-Prés also offers excellent opportunities for shopping, fine dining and nightlife. Hôtel Le Sénat is in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, facing the picturesque Luxembourg Gardens. This quaint, boutique hotel provides a high standard of accommodation which combines old Parisian charm with modern comfort and convenience.
Originally built in the mid-19th century, Hôtel Le Sénat is a Parisian boutique hotel which enjoys a prime central location in Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Recently renovated, the hotel is considered one of the finest in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés area and visitors will be impressed by the hotel's classic contemporary décor.
As soon as you walk through the hotel's doors you will be welcomed by a lobby area with warm colours on the walls, Wenge wood furniture and charming engravings. The hotel is adjacent to the French Senate and the Luxembourg Gardens. Just a few blocks away are the Place Saint-Sulpice and the celebrated Saint-Germain-des-Prés bell tower. Other nearby attractions include the Musée Delacroix, Boulevard Saint Michel, Palais du Luxembourg, IIe de la Cite, Musée de Cluny and the Panthéon.
Saint-Germain-des-Prés has 41 air-conditioned rooms and suites which were recently renovated in 2003. The rooms are decorated in Wenge wood furniture, and feature vibrant coloured fabrics. Many of the rooms have balconies and terraces offering stunning views of the courtyard or the city. In the duplex suites, a terrace overlooks Paris' main monuments.
The contemporary and spacious rooms all have Bang & Olufsen or LCD flat screen televisions, as well as a range of other modern amenities such as double glazed windows, safety deposit box, direct dial telephone, radio, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities, iron, and colour satellite TV. The bathrooms have a '60s retro feel, combining black and white marble with antique design fixtures. Bathroom amenities include shower, bathtub, heated towel racks and hair dryer.
Hôtel Le Sénat has a pleasant, vaulted breakfast room where you can enjoy delicious, continental breakfasts. Serving a hot and cold buffet, you'll find tea, coffee, cheeses, hams, hardboiled eggs, and an assortment of breads and rolls.
There are also many fine restaurants in the immediate area such as the Au petit Suisse and La Bastide Odean which serve European and French cuisine.
After a day exploring the sights of Paris, head back to the hotel for a relaxing drink in the on-site bar. You can also unwind at Hôtel Le Sénat's library, and in the warmer months, sit outside and read on the flowered patio.
The reception area is open 24-hours-a-day, meaning the attentive staff are always on hand to make sure your requests are quickly dealt with. For business travellers, conference and meeting facilities are available. The hotel also offers a concierge service, car parking, laundry facilities, babysitting on request, and facilities for the disabled.