This past fall, I was lucky enough to spend a week in Paris. Coincidently, our trip fell during fashion week, and although I didn’t go to any of the shows, the vibes were amazing and inspiration was everywhere. I traveled with my mother, which made the trip even more memorable. As it was my first time in France, I wanted to see as much as I could in the seven days that we had. Although we were able to visit every spot on our list, seven days was just not enough in this beautiful city. Keep an eye out – I’ll be compiling a guide to Paris based on our trip. With so many beautiful hotels in Paris, choosing where to stay proved difficult. We settled on Hotel Adele & Jules, a little boutique hotel in the 9th arrondissement.
Hotel Adele & Jules was the perfect choice for our week in Paris. The location was ideal and the staff made us feel right at home. The neighborhood, right around the corner from the Grands Boulevards metro station, is filled with restaurants and shops. Although the area was packed with people into the early hours of the morning, the hotel is nicely nestled on a side street, away from the noise. We couldn’t hear a thing from our room.
Our room at Hotel Adele & Jules was larger than I expected, complete with the gorgeous wrought iron balcony (number one on my list of must-haves in my Parisian hotel). The decor was eclectic and modern, but understated with a queen sized bed. It was the perfect room for two people traveling together. The hotel offers free coffee in the lounge daily from 4-6, room service and an “honesty bar” with drinks and snacks.
Our mattress was insanely comfortable – so comfy, in fact, that it was terribly difficult to get out of bed in the morning. Every room has a coffee maker, which helped to expedite the waking process. The bathroom was gorgeous – complete with a massive shower with rain head, towel warmers and plenty of space to hold your toiletries. (Lord knows I needed it).
The staff was amazing! I can’t say enough good things about the lovely people who work at Hotel Adele & Jules. We quickly felt like we were staying with friends, as opposed to a hotel. One of the reasons that I love a smaller boutique hotel, if you find a good one, are the personal touches – such as getting to know the limited staff on a first name basis. After a week at Hotel Adele & Jules, it truly felt like our home away from home.
I would highly recommend that anyone visiting Paris look into staying at this lovely hotel. Hotel Adele & Jules is as comfortable as it is charming, with little Parisian touches that add to the magic of staying in this beautiful city. Rooms are moderately priced and won’t break the bank, so you can save your hard earned money on your Parisian shopping spree. And speaking of shopping, Hotel Adele & Jules is just a couple of blocks from L’Appartement Sezane, one of my favorite shopping destinations in Paris.
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