Hôtel Pont Royal

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On arrival
Once through the revolving door of the tall façade with its glass canopy, visitors find themselves in the main entrance hall of the hotel. Finished in Burgundy stone and mahogany, hung with numerous photographs of writers, the atmosphere is welcoming and the look is solid and timeless.

On the right, the long, mahogany front desk is reception at one end and concierge services at the other. Lifts are located in an extension at the back of the lobby which is U-shaped to allow access to the lounges and hotel dining room.

To the left of the entrance, an elegant lounge bar bathed in light from a tall window marks the entrance to the restaurant l'Atelier de Joël Robuchon.

The first lounge known as the Salon Signature has the red-gold glints of a warming cognac. Wooden panelling and a parquet floor, deep contemporary armchairs and a fire in the grate are admirably conducive to quiet conversations.

The second lounge cum dining room, which opens out of the first and is known as the Salon Velin, has been charmingly decorated as a bourgeois interior of the 19th century. With an eclectic but tasteful mix of furnishings and objects, it mingles bookcases, woodwork, wallpaper in shades of green and mauve with a magnificent old-fashioned enamelled stove, Chinese porcelain and portraits of Hindus.

The breakfast room is very light with its picture windows overlooking a Japanese-style garden. The decor is fresh with an exotic note introduced by its large frescos of displaying peacocks and multicoloured parrots against a tropical background.

Apart from these public rooms, the hotel also offers gym facilities.

Rooms
All fairly similar, rooms are understated, light and solidly furnished. Walls are painted, the furniture is solid wood and the carpets top stitched with faint designs that give its colour to the room whether this is coral, brown or mulberry. Colour matched by the bed covers and the curtains.

The older bed covers with diamond-shaped designs are gradually being replaced with ones that are more colourful.

As a linking element that also gives weight to the decorating style, wood is used from skirting boards to doorframes, from bed head frames to desks, dressing tables, bedside tables and built-in wardrobes. On the other hand there are tall, narrow lamps with shades decorated with bows to add a romantic touch.

An original touch in each room  is a painting done by students at the Paris School of Fine Arts. Each artist has used his or her own colours and style but the subject matter never varies, the Pont Royal from every angle.

Bathroom are restrained in style, light and finished with sandy-coloured tiles with interspersed Briare mosaics to enliven the scheme, plenty of wood, art deco lights, coloured marble shelves and period plumbing. All bathrooms have a bath and many also have a separate toilet.

From 6.30 am up till 11 pm room service offers dishes from the Atelier de Joël Robuchon restaurant’s menu.

Types of room
The hotel has three main types of room : Supérieur, Deluxe and Junior Suites.

While the Supérieurs are quite compact, Deluxes are more spacious and have an armchair. Junior Suites have a separate sitting room with a bed-settee. All rooms have flat-screen TVs, CD players, books and Laura Tonatto beauty products.

There is also one exceptionally fine penthouse suite. This has views on two sides and two wide balconies, one on each side of the building giving an enviable view across Paris. There is a small sitting room and a great deal of peace and quiet.

Rooms overlook the very busy Rue du Bac or onto a courtyard that leads to the neighbouring church. Rooms on the top floors on the Rue du Bac side all have fine views across Paris. Rooms looking the other way have a good view of the church’s stained glass widows. Double glazing has largely obliterated the noises of the city.

Breakfast
In a rather pleasant breakfast room, the hotel provides a self-service continental selection of mini Viennese pastries, cold meats, cheeses, fruit, fruit salad and dairy products. Guests can also order food which is cooked by one of  Joël Robuchon’s team.  Attentive staff are on hand and the traditionally-laid tables bring a more formal note to the smart bistro ambiance.

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Comfort Rating
Room size 8 Rating : 8
Room amenities 8 Rating : 8
Breakfast 9 Rating : 9
Property amenities 9 Rating : 9
Global Rating 8 Global Rating : 8

Contacts & booking

Hôtel Pont Royal

7, rue de Montalembert
75007

Metro station : Rue du Bac