Nestled in a quite back street in the Left Bank of Paris is a small contemporary boutique hotel, Le Six. A cool sophisticated hotel with ultra-modern touches and a friendly warm ambience. I was here with my daughter Zoe for a two-night break in July. The left bank of Paris has always been my favourite neighbourhood, the Saint-Germain district is charming, full of fervent activity, outdoor terrace café’s and bistros and there’s so much to see and do in the area. This small elegant hotel in the 6th arrondissement ticked all the boxes for me in terms of location and style plus I took up the hotel’s very kind offer of a collaboration.
The hotel is situated in the Montparnasse district of the Left Bank, the Jardin du Luxembourg is only an 8-minute walk away from the hotel which sits in a quiet side street on rue Stanislas. Not far from the hotel is Saint-Sulpice, the Saint-Germain-des-prés and the Notre-Dame Cathedral currently being renovated after the devastating fire in April.
Knowing that my daughter Zoe likes modern touches in a hotel, I was excited to see her reaction when we arrived on a very warm July afternoon. We were greeted with the warm hospitality I have grown accustomed to in Paris. Once the formalities of check-in were completed, we were briefly shown around the hotel before escorted to our room. I could see by Zoe’s reaction that she was very impressed with the hotel as I was too.
First Impressions of the Hotel Le Six
The hotel might be small, but the facilities and services are big, chic Parisian ambience is the order of the day at Hotel Le Six. There are 41 rooms in all, classic, superior, deluxe and suites which are light and airy reflecting the style of the hotel. As soon as you enter the hotel, the sense of tranquillity is immediately evident. The atmosphere is warm and comforting, glossy wood interiors with a large sleek reception area and lobby with plush sofas, chairs, a fireplace which was very welcoming despite the warm weather outside plus floor to ceiling book cases with an array of books, beautiful ornaments and newspapers for a spot of reading.
A small library bar is hidden away from the lobby to enjoy a cocktail or two or how about drinks with the manager? Every week there is an opportunity to join the general manager of the hotel for a drink in French Hour, a cultural insight into French history, customs and life.
Just left to the bar a stunning garden courtyard with glass roof which floods the area with natural light, it’s an oasis of serenity and calm away from the hustle and bustle of Parisian life. It’s a beautiful space to unwind with a coffee or tea after a day of sightseeing. Also, at the hotel is a relaxing Hammam Spa in a private and cosy setting on the lower level of the hotel with beauty treatments including therapeutic massage; these treatments must be pre-booked. Also, on the lower level meeting rooms for corporate meetings and events.
We had a superior room booked for our two-night stay but there are classic and deluxe rooms plus suites making a total of 41 rooms. Comfort is at the very heart of this hotel, our room was large for a superior room, elegant with clean lines and burnished wood, a very large bed and a super lux bathroom with robes and L’Occitane bath products.
The facilities in the room are bang on trend with a very unexpected international socket which I’ve never seen in a hotel before; I don’t know why more hotels don’t offer this really important accessory. Also provided is an android mobile with up to date apps which we used when we were out and about. Zoe and I made full use of this important little extra as we used the phone for google maps which meant that we were able to maximise the battery life in our own mobiles.
There is an iPad to use plus a Nespresso coffee machine, fresh fruit and water is offered every day of your stay, air conditioning, a safety deposit box, flat screen Sky TV, Wi-Fi, hairdryer and ironing board, mini-bar and room service.
Breakfast is a real treat at the hotel. Everything you could possibly want is available from traditional French pastries, that delicious crusty French bread, an array of jams and preserves, cereals, a delicious display of French cheese and hams, yoghurts, juices, tea and coffee plus there is a hot section with waffles, eggs and hash browns.
There’s even a commercial ham slicing machine which must be for display but looks pretty cool as you’re immediately drawn to its sleek curvy lines. The breakfast lounge is bright and colourful with abstract designs and contemporary, sleek and sexy looking dining furniture, Zoe and I both enjoyed our breakfast on both mornings.
My daughter is partial to waffles and maple syrup so that was her choice most of the time with the addition of hash brown and croissant while I am very simple with my breakfast preferring the traditional French breakfast of tartine; gorgeous French light and crusty bread with lashings of President butter, jam, orange juice, a croissant and tea however the French usually always choose coffee. Breakfast definitely set us up for a full day of sightseeing.
Olympe’s Tea – A delicious break served from 4:00pm, a hot or cold drink with mignardises – essentially bitesize cakes and desserts served traditionally after a meal with coffee. This is available Monday to Sunday at 9 euros per person.
French Hour (as above) a drink and an appetizer with the manager and a “tour” of France!
Kids Grab n’ Go – Children are invited to come to the hotel after school to buy a lunch box containing fresh juice and a pastry for 5 euros, this is a take-away service available Monday to Friday from 4:00pm.
Room Service – Monday to Saturday up until 10:30pm and Sunday up to 9:00pm.
Concierge Service for all your sightseeing and restaurant recommendations.
Hammam Spa & Beauty Treatments.
Sixtine Room – business meeting room accommodating up to 18 people for meetings and seminars.
Winter Garden – enjoy a quiet moment in the tranquil setting of the winter garden.
Room facilities as above including international UK/US sockets and USB ports.
The Hotel Le Six is a bright and sophisticated hotel with a wealth of facilities and extra special touches. Its location is superb and in close proximity to many of the Left Bank and Latin Quarter sights, an array of café’s, bistros and museums. Zoe and I had a wonderful time at the hotel, we were so impressed with our room and the real star for both of us was the thoughtful generosity of the hotel in providing water and fruit daily and of course more than anything, the international sockets and mobile which we found invaluable.
The room was large and comfortable and we loved the-state-of-the-art bathroom with its magnifying mirror, super powerful shower and luxurious L’Occitane bath products. Breakfast the next morning was sumptuous and varied and there was definitely something for everyone. The hotel staff are super lovey and friendly and won’t hesitate to attend to your every need and assist in anything you may require during your stay. This hotel is suitable for everyone whether a family, a couple or businessperson.
The metro isn’t too far away, the nearest stops are metro line 12, Notre-Dame-des-Champs, metro line 4, Vavin and metro line 6, Edgar Quinet station with Charles de Gaulle airport being a 30-minute drive away and the Gare du Nord servicing the Eurostar is just a 10-minute taxi ride. This hotel has everything you need for an affordable yet luxurious stay in Paris.
Thank you so much to Hotel Le Six for offering our stay at a very special rate and for the warm hospitality they showed my daughter Zoe and I.
Hotel Le Six
14 Rue Stanislas
+33 1 42 22 00 75
There are various offers available at the hotel, have a look on their website https://www.hotel-le-six.com/en/offers
Price per room per night depends on season and room type, an average is around 240 euros per night.
Our stay was offered at a discounted price. All, views, opinions and photographs are my own unless otherwise stated.