Hotels We Love

People always ask me, "Where should I stay?" Here are some hotels I love. There's something for every budget and style. - Doni Belau, Founder

Paris Luxury

Les Bains

Marais, 3rd Arr
For the artistic jet-set crowd.

George V

8th Arr.
Worth it, just for the flowers.

Pavillon de la Reine

Marais, 3rd Arr.
Stunning, sits right on the Place des Vosges – one of the most beautiful squares in Paris.

The Ritz

Place Vendome, 1st Arr.
For the artistic jet-set crowd.

Cour des Vosges

4th Arr.
Intimate luxury with views of the Place des Vosges.

The Shangri-La

16th Arr.
Most likely to have an Eiffel Tower view.

Paris Classic

Relais Hôtel du Vieux

4th Arr 

Classic, 4* affordable gem with cheery wallpaper a stone’s throw from Notre Dame

Residence Henri IV

4th Arr.

Near the Sorbonne, this classic hotel has touches of luxury as well as kitchenettes in many rooms.


6th Arr

Decor and location are to die for in former home of Oscar Wilde. 

Grand Hôtel du Palais Royal

1st Arr 
Fabulous neighborhood for those in the know, 200m from the Louvre. 

Le Grand

9th Arr 
Classic, full service hotel next to the Opera Garnier. 

Paris Boutique

Hôtel Thérèse

1st Arr 

Cozy and sweet in the 1st 

Millésime Hôtel

St. Germain, 6th Arr 

For design mavens in the heart of the 6th. 

Hôtel Molière

1st Arr 

Central and chic 

Hôtel Le Presbytère

Marais, 4th Arr 
Charm in the Marais with ancient beams. 

Hôtel Joséphine Bonaparte

Marais, 4th Arr 
Girly heaven in the midst of the Marais action 

Hôtel Récamier

St. Germain, 6th Arr

Superb decor, ask for a room with a view of St. Sulpice  

Hôtel Montecristo

Latin Quarter, 5th Arr 

Stylish decor in the Latin Quarter. 

Square Louvois

2nd Arr

A hotel with a pool in Paris? Incroyable!  

Hôtel de Nell

9th Arr 

Posh in a Hipster Neighborhood. 

Paris Unique

Hôtel Particulier

Montmartre - 18th Arr 

Hidden mansion hotel in Montmartre, formerly the home of the Hermes family. 

OFF Paris Seine

13th Arr 

Paris’ only floating hotel (on the river Seine). 

Saint James Paris

16th Arr 

A 19th century mansion near the Arc de Triomphe. 

Paris Affordable

La Planque Hôtel

10th Arr 

A boho paradise in the 10th 

Hôtel Caron

4th Arr 

Cozy & chic, near Place des Vosges 

Hôtel le Mareuil

11th Arr 

Eco-chic in the 11th 

Hôtel Taylor

10th Arr 
Stay with style in the chic Canal St. Martin area 

Hôtel des Arts

18th Arr 
Comforting charm in Montmartre 

Hôtel des Grands Hommes

5th Arr 

View of the Pantheon, with a kind staff 

25hours Hotel Terminus Nord

10th Arr 

Global Chic and dirt cheap near the Gare du Nord 


Logis de la Cadene in St. Emilion


A quiet haven in a medieval town. 

La Course


A luxury guesthouse in the center of town with a rooftop swimming pool! 

Yndo Hôtel


Not a typo. Just a beautiful 19th century mansion on the outside, and fabulous contemporary décor on the inside. 

Le Grand Hotel

Majestic, classic hotel in the heart of Bordeaux 

Hôtel de Sèze

Just down the street from the Grand Theatre in central historic Bordeaux with welcoming staff 

Seeko’o Hôtel


Fun quirky architecture near Les Chartrons district – the SOHO of Bordeaux. 

Hôtel Singulier Bordeaux


Posh digs in the best shopping area of Bordeaux. 

Hôtel Cardinal


Tucked out of sight in an 18th century mansion lies 10 personalized suites and an amazing wine cellar. 

Maison Fredon


An artistic guest house across the street from (and owned by) La Tupina, Bordeaux’s most famous restaurant. 

Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey


Uber-luxury by Lalique in the Sauternes appellation.  


MiHotel, Bizalon


MiHotel has a collection of unique, beautifully designed suites all over Lyon. 

MiHotel, La Tour Rose


MiHotel has a collection of unique, beautifully designed suites all over Lyon. 


Alex Hôtel


Boutique hotel next to the main train station and a 15 min walk from the old port. 

Hôtel C2


19th century mansion owned by a Marseille family for 100 years, now a hotel near the old port. 

The Alps

Le Palace De Menthon

10km from Annecy

This Palace hotel has a stunning view of the lake and an indoor pool – Perfection! 

Domaine des Avenières

10km from Annecy 

This luxurious Relais & Chateaux group retreat sports amazing views. 

Hôtel Royal


A world class hotel and spa with views of Lake Geneva in the spa town of Evian. 

Petit Hôtel Confidentiel

World class service in Chambéry, a charming alpine town and the only AOC for vermouth in France. 

Auberge du Manoir

Quintessential chalet spirit in Chamonix. Fabulous in in winter and summer. 

Côte d'Azur

Hotel Belles Rives in Antibes

Antibes, Juan les Pins

Experience the glamour of the Twenties on the French Riviera 

Hôtel Amour


Interior design perfection with a lovely beach club. 

Les Roches Blanches


5-star resort facing the sea in Cassis, one of the most beautiful seaside towns in France. 

La Chèvre d’Or

Super famous hideaway overlooking the sea. 

Pan deï Palais

St. Tropez 
Classic perfection. 

Hôtel Verlaine


Affordable design chic. 

Villa Claudia


Cute Pink paradise. 

Le Pre de la Mer

St. Tropez 

Minimalist luxury on the beach 

Hôtel Mademoiselle


Atlantic Resort Areas

Hôtel Madison

Saint Jean de Luz  

Hotel & spa near the beach in the uber-charming Basque resort town of St. Jean de Luz. 

La Co(o)rniche

Pyla sur Mer 

Designed by Phillipe, a 5-star hotel with panoramic views of the Dune of Pyla, the ocean and the Banc d’Arguin. 

Villa Clarisse

Île de Ré 

The Hôtel de Toiras ’ little sister oozes French charm in Saint-Martin-de-Ré.

Le Clos Saint-Martin

Île de Ré 
Luxury in the village of Saint-Martin-de-Ré. 

Les Clés d’Ars

Île de Ré 
Artsy boutique guest house in charming Ars-en-Ré. 


Le Lodge Kerisper

La Trinité sur mer

A unique and relaxing experience! 

Villa Tri Men


A waterfront villa hidden among pine trees. 

Hotel Castel Beau Site


The Pink Granite Coast surrounded by crystal blue waters. 

Les Empreintes

A beautiful manor house that is quintessentially Breton 

Château de La Ballue

17th Century Chateau not far from St Malo & Mt. Saint Michel, ideal place from which to explore both Normandy & Brittany. 


Le Grand Bé

Saint Malo  

In heart of the walled town of Saint-Malo also known as  “Cité Corsaire” – the City of Corsairs. 

Hotel de Bourgtheroulde


Boutique hotel with historic courtyard and amazing spa 

Le Clos Verneuil

Verneuil d'Avre et d'Iton 

A lovely Relais & Chateau hotel in Normandy. 

Domaine de Bayeux

Ideal spot from which to discover the quaint village of Bayeux and its important history. 

La Maison De Lucie

Absolute, utter charm personified in the perfect seaside town of Honfleur. 

La Ferme Saint Siméon


Beautiful Relais & Chateaux spa hotel on the Breton coast.  


Hôtel d’Europe


Set in a 16th-century building in the heart of Avignon, this lovely hotel is just a 5-minute walk from both the Palais des Papes and Avignon Bridge. 

La Mirande


This 5-star property is a step back in time to your fantasy of Provence luxury complete with a Michelin starred chef, provençal fabrics and exceptional antiques. 

La Bastide de Marie


A glorious French farmhouse among the vines. 

La Maison Sur La Sorgue


17th century townhouse – uber-chic with a gallery & secret garden with a swimming pool.BOOK NOW

Le Clos du Buis

A charming oasis in the quintessential village of Bonnieux. 

Hôtel Jules César


Formerly a Carmelite convent, refurbished by Christian Lacroix Into a quirky and colorful hotel&spa. 

Château Des Alpilles

St Rémy de Provence

19th century manor house in a park setting with specimen trees.  

Hôtel Particulier Le 28


Magnificent 17th century mansion transformed into a luxury guesthouse, art gallery and tea room.  


Abbaye de Maizières


Stay in a 12th century abbey in beautiful Beane. 


Château Hôtel de la Bourdaisière


“Château de charme” with extraodinary gardens 

Fontevraud L’Hôtel


Minimalist chic on the grounds of a royal abbey. 

Domaine de la Tortinière


Luxurious Chateau near Tours with a very chic bar. 

Relais de Chambord


Stylish yet cozy opulence on the grounds of the Chateau de Chambord. 

Southwest / South-Central France

Le Grand Balcon


Beautiful hotel with 1930’s flair in central Toulouse. 

La Cour des Consuls


In the center of historic Toulouse with a full-service spa, a Michelin starred restaurant and 5-star service. When only the best will do. 

Château du Puech


A B&B set in a 16th-century castle on the Aubrac hillsides. 

Château de Labro

Onet le Château 

Quintessential French luxury amongst vines in the beautiful Aveyron. 

Hôtel Alchimy


A brother and sister run this beautifully designed hotel in historic Albi.  


Hôtel La Couleuvrine Sarlat


Created out of a remodeled 13th century fortress and situated within the city center of charming Sarlat 

Moulin de l’Abbaye


French country charm in gorgeous Brantôme by the Relais & Chateaux group. 

Château des Vigiers


A beautiful Chateau hotel with golf course and Michelin star restaurant. 


Le Parc Hôtel Obernai & Yonaguni Spa


Rustic, chic stay & novelty spa in charming Alsace 

Colombi Hotel

Freiburg im Breisgau 

Luxury in Freiburg’s historic Old Town 

La Maison des Têtes


This Relais & Châteaux hotel offers up pure luxury in a 17th century building with a charming courtyard and a serious chef. 

James Boutique Hôtel


James Boutique Hotel sits a stones throw away from historic, central Colmar. With minimalist modern decor, the blue/gray rooms are calming while the hip bar and lounge invites.  

Hôtel & Spa Le Bouclier D’or


Oozing charm, Le Bouclier D’or sits in the oldest and most charming part of Strasbourg and is carefully decorated with antiques throughout.  

Hôtel Du Dragon


The modern design marries perfectly inside a 17th century building with a cozy courtyard. Situated in the best part of central historic Strasbourg.  

Hôtel Cour du Corbeau


We adore this luxurious hotel tucked away in central Strasbourg in a lovingly restored 16th century building.  


Colombi Hotel

Freiburg im Breisgau 

Luxury in Freiburg’s historic Old Town 


Kraftt Hotel Basel


Breathtaking views of the Rhine and the city’s historical scenery.