Le Roch Hotel & Spa
First thing you should know about the Le Roch Hotel & Spa is that “Roch” is pronounced like “rock”. Now we’ve got that out of the way, let’s get down to business. Found in the 1st arrondissement, with an enviable position between the Louvre and Opéra, and in easy strolling of the shopping on the Rue Saint-Honoré, Le Roch Hotel & Spa is a boutique hotel with serious location points in its favour. That might be enough to sway a few people, but there’s so much going for this hotel that it’s hard to know where to start.
The interior design was masterminded by Sarah Lavoine, a Parisian designer known for her deceptively simple, utterly elegant vision. You can feel it in the 32 rooms and 5 suites at Le Roch. Not every room here is the same; five designs are scattered throughout the hotel, featuring Carrara marble and Moroccan clay zelliges (handmade tiles), warm walnut flooring, and GamFratesi furniture. Colour is also used to stellar effect throughout; if the walls of your guestroom are white, the drapes might be emerald green. And if the walls are marine blue, the soft furnishings might have hints of bronze. Each object, whether it’s the in-room tablet or the Codage® bath products, has earned its place.
It’s the same in the public spaces. Comfy chairs and bold book-lined shelves stand-out, lending Le Roch Hotel & Spa a homey feel, with objets d’art purposefully placed here and there. If only our homes were actually that stylish. The on-site spa, meanwhile, rightly earns its spot in the hotel’s name. From the black lava rock swimming pool to the hammam, there’s much here to tempt one into indulging. Not that arms need to be twisted. Few can resist the allure of CODAGE treatments – especially the Travel Detox, which is useful, and necessary for any visiting travellers. Obviously.
For a bite to eat, meanwhile, Le Roch Hotel & Spa offers the cuisine of Rémy Bérerd from breakfast through to dinner in the restaurant. And well-mixed drinks from the bar can be enjoyed fireside, al fresco on the terrace or courtyard garden, or just enjoyed in situ.