Le Cinq Codet is a 5-star hotel on the left bank in Paris, conveniently located close to the Palais les Invalides, the Rodin Museum and the Eiffel Tower. Housed in a converted telephone exchange, Le Cinq Codet has been designed to provide guests modern luxury whilst retaining the original 1930’s architecture.
The property was designed by Jean-Philippe Nuel, with each of the rooms intended to reflect an artist’s studio. There are 29 different room layouts, all decked in natural woods, glass and home to unique paintings that are available to purchase. The architect paid particular attention to the concept of “open spaces”, with flowing hallways, large windows, and expansive views as a central theme throughout the hotel.
There are over 400 art works on display at the hotel from both up and coming to celebrated artists and sculptures, making the hotel a unique and contemporary luxury retreat.
The hotel has 67 bedrooms, including four suites with large balconies overlooking the Les Invalides and the Eiffel Tower. Some rooms are duplex apartment style accommodations with a loft setup. Set over two floors, these rooms offer convenient living space on the lower floor with plenty of storage space and a mezzanine bedroom upstairs, with some rooms even offering a free standing bath tub at the end of the bed!
If you really want to splash out then you can upgrade yourself to the top end Prestige Suite, which offers stunning views from your private terrace of the Eiffel Tower. Grab a glass of bubbly, jump in the hot tub and gaze out over the Parisian night.
I was particularly impressed with the technology that was integrated into each room. Each TV screen is controlled by a universal remote and includes all the features you would expect, such as local TV and movie channels.
Taking it one step further, Le Cinq added even more functionality to these smart screens with apps you would expect to find in your phone, including interactive Google Maps, the ability to wirelessly stream content from your computer to the screen, and a real time weather program! It allowed us to plan out our entire day from our extremely comfortable bed, maximising our sightseeing time once we ventured out of the hotel.
The hotel boasts a chic restaurant and stunning outdoor patio lounge, where you can spend the late afternoon sipping on rose and enjoying food brought to you by chef Ricardo Lucio. If getting involved and mixing cocktails is more your thing then for €50 you can join Thursdays Cocktail Workshops (every first Thursday of the month).
Breakfast was a particularly enjoyable experience, with an incredible spread of buffet items to choose from as well as a unique “show kitchen” where the chef can make to order any of your breakfast favourites right in front of you!
SPA & GYM
At the end of a long day exploring the pretty streets of Paris, you will be looking for a place to relax and the spa is just the spot to do it! Located on a private terrace on the third floor, the spa offers an outdoor Jacuzzi, double massage room and steam bath. But if you would rather continue pounding the pavements even when you return to the hotel, there is a small gym with all the essential machines and some free weight benches.
Between the perfect location, the unique design, incredible food, and one of the most comfortable beds I’ve ever slept in, I can highly recommend Le Cinq Codet to anyone looking for a modern and luxurious hotel in Paris!
Style: Modern Luxury
Price Range: £350 – £1,900 per night
Traveller Type: Stylish
Address: 5 rue Louis Codet, Paris, 75007, France.
Transport: Metro – La Tour Maubourg ou Ecole Militaire (ligne 8); Buses Lignes 28,80,82,87 et 92; car parking €40 per night
I was welcomed as a guest by Le Cinq Codet. As always, all opinions expressed are my own.