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Hotel Review: Mandarin Oriental, Paris

Mandarin Oriental Paris | Fine dining in the Camilia Garden
Mandarin Oriental Paris | Fine dining in the Camilia Garden

Size: 65 square metres | Price: From €2100 $3350 AUD per night | mandarinoriental.com/paris

Hotel

The Mandarin Oriental, Paris is situated in the midst of the city’s prestigious fashion district while being only a short walk from popular historical sites such as Place Vendôme, Tuileries Garden and the Louvre. In keeping with global Mandarin Oriental standards, the hotel features well-considered pieces of art and decor that reflect contemporary Parisian style. This also helps guests relax after a day in the bustling city. The hotel features 98 rooms and 40 suites, along with three restaurants, a cocktail bar, and a boutique cake shop. The building was constructed in the 1930s and the Art-Deco style pays homage to the rich history of European architecture.

Suite

The hotel offers seven suite options, all of which provide ample space to help guests feel right at home. Suites range from the 65-square-metre Duplex Suite, filled with natural light and featuring two floors, to the spectacular 407-square-metre Penthouse Floor, which boasts three rooms and a private gym and elevator, among other luxurious features. No matter the suite, comfort and sophistication exude, creating a tranquil experience for however long you call the hotel home.

Locale

The hotel is positioned perfectly for any traveller, in the thick of Rue Saint Honoré. The juxtaposition of modern high fashion intertwined with a handful of iconic attractions means experiencing an authentic Parisian day is effortless. Whether you step out of the Mandarin Oriental with a destination in mind or intend to aimlessly stroll, the surrounding culture, history, shopping, cafés, and landmarks will easily consume your time and leave a lasting impression. Like most things in Paris, this destination will give you a sense of fulfilment, yet at the same time leave you craving more.

Eat in

A lot of luxury hotels sing the praises of their on-site restaurants and bars, but few can back such claims with Michelin stars. Sur Mesure can. Since 2012, Sur Mesure has been awarded two Michelin stars with Chef Thierry Marx pushing traditional-cooking boundaries while staying true to the freshest seasonal offerings. At Caméila restaurant, Marx expresses his passion for traditional French cuisine while exploring Japan’s culinary traditions. L’Honoré provides lighter healthy options such as avocado toasts, salads and poke bowls. Bar 8 and The Cake Shop allow guests to indulge deeper, whichever way they desire.

Special Touches

The Mandarin Oriental, Paris was the first hotel in the French capital to obtain the High-Quality Environment certification and efforts to maintain such standards are incorporated throughout. The hotel’s indoor garden, with flourishing trees and flowers, is watered with an environmentally friendly drip system; soundproofed windows help control air temperature; and the rooftop vegetable garden is complemented by two beehives, home to about 100,000 residents in support of increasing the global bee population. The harvested honey is used in the hotel’s kitchen.

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