Is there anything better than being greeted at a hotel with a beautiful bunch of fresh flowers and a box of macaroons?
I was being given a tour of my when I spotted them and got a delightful waft of sweet and floral scents. I already knew I’d be spending the next half an hour sipping espressos and munching macaroons on my balcony overlooking Paris. I couldn’t have been happier.
I spent 10 days travelling around Paris, Lille and Berlin earlier this month. I stayed in Citadines Apart’hotels for my whole stay and each one was lovely. They’re a combination of apartments and hotels. They have kitchens and often living rooms and a little more space than you’d have in a hotel. But you also have the reception area, security and option for breakfast like you would in a hotel. You get the best of both and they’re all in really central locations too.
But out of all the apart’hotels I stayed in, the Louvre Paris suite was my favourite.
Citadines have some very special properties called the Citadines Suites. These are basically a 5* version of their apart’hotels and oh my goodness are they gorgeous.
Everything is the same as the apart’hotels but with more of a 5* boutique style.
Take a look….
The staff aren’t just friendly, they’re amazingly welcoming and knowledgeable and kind.
The reception area is luxurious and stylish with h sofas and designer ornaments. The lounge has an honesty bar with tasty snacks and an impressive selection of drinks. Breakfast is a fabulous buffet containing everything you could wish for from piles of fresh berries to flaky croissants, fresh bread, mountains of cheese and strong coffees.
I couldn’t have been happier with my suite. Anywhere that makes me think, ‘I could actually live here!’ is always a winner.
I had a separate living room, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom. Along the entire side of my suite was a balcony overlooking the city below. My kitchen had everything I needed – including the cutest mini dishwasher I’ve ever seen. A lot of apartment kitchens are so basic you can’t actually cook anything other than pasta with sauce from a jar but this kitchen was well equipped and a good size.
My bathroom was filled with L’Occitane toiletries and a big bath tub which made the perfect place for a soak after a busy day exploring. I even had a washing machine and dryer! This might not seem like anything to get too excited about but when you’re travelling for 10 days and trying to keep your luggage light, a washing machine becomes your best friend!
One of the best things about Citadines Lourve is the location. At less than 5 minutes from the Louvre it is perfect!
If you’re looking for a stylish and luxurious apart’hotel in Paris, I can’t recommend enough. Of course, with this kind of luxury and this kind of postcode it does come with a price tag but I think it’s the perfect place for a romantic weekend away. It would make the perfect place for a birthday surprise or an anniversary treat! (Hint hint, Sam!)
Don’t forget I’m currently running a competition with Citadines to win a 7-day holiday in Europe. Win 6 nights in a Citadines Apart’hotel flights for 2 people!