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A Hotel to Call Home: Hotel Doisy-Etoile, Paris

If bohemian rattan furniture, Instagram-friendly wallpaper and plants a-plenty strike your fancy, then head over to the 17th arrondissement to stay at the Hotel Doisy-Etoile. Ideally situated a stone’s throw from iconic Paris must-sees such as the Champs Elysées and Arc de Triomphe, the Hotel Doisy is a charming retreat from the city’s hustle and bustle. Though located in the heart of Paris, it’s relaxed would feel right at home in a by-gone Californian hideaway.

Each of its 33 light-filled rooms a muted colour palette, with elegant art deco headboards and quintessential Parisian views that create a cosy ambience; the calling card of its décor is marked with statement walls adorned in a selection of tropical motifs.

The botanical references and exotic prints extend to the breakfast and lounge area, set up to evoke a chic living room set-up. Comfy sofas, a small library and a selection of board games are just some of the pleasant little details that say, “Hey, stick around and stay awhile…” rather than uphold to making the traditional, often-hasty shuffle between concierge desk and hotel room.

Each nook of the Hotel Doisy-Etoile is filled with beautiful attention to detail and charming boutique touches, none more so than the hotel’s Honesty Bar, which is available for guest’s use throughout the day. We’re not talking standard mini-bar ; imagine coming in from a long day of site-seeing to be greeted the fixings to make any tipple from a Cuba to a St. Germain Spritz. Simply pour, shake or stir, then note down your room number and enjoy.

Self-serve perks aside, should you need assistance the warm and friendly staff of the Hotel Doisy are always on hand to provide stellar recommendations to enhance your stay, alongside all the features of a first-rate concierge.

Whether you’re in Paris for one night or wishing to spend more time exploring the City of Light, the Hotel Doisy-Etoile’s easy, welcoming charm creates the perfect place to rest your head after a long day of sight-seeing.