A hotel to write home about, the original features, warm honey hues and opulent décor give Madame Rêve an alluring old-world glamour.
Experience the vibrancy and authenticity of contemporary Paris with a stay at Hôtel Madame Rêve. Located in the city’s celebrated 1st arrondissement, a short walk from the Louvre and the Jardin des Tuileries, the hotel is housed in the grand 19th century building, La Poste du Louvre. For over two centuries, Parisians have flocked to this magnificent post office to buy stamps, pay taxes, and send passion-soaked lettres d’amour. Today, it’s a hotel to write home about.
Led by artistic director, Laurent Taïeb, a team of 70 French artists, designers and craftsmen have restored and transformed the interior using warm woods, honeyed marble, and golden hues. Original features have been restored where possible and highlights include a roof terrace and interior sky garden inspired by Gustav Eiffel, a penthouse Japanese restaurant and generously sized rooms.
The interiors are resplendent with old world glamour – rows of opulent chandeliers, lines of slender black columns supporting lofty ceilings, walnut panelling, velvet drapes and oak flooring. In a nod to the building’s history, specially commissioned postal art includes rugs modelled on vintage telegrams, hand-fans covered with stamps and envelope portraits. Guests will also discover notecards in their rooms and a working post office on the second floor, to post any letters they may wish to send.
Choose from one of the 82 rooms and 19 suites. Top floor suites enjoy spectacular views of the city’s most iconic buildings, including Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower and the rooftops of Montmartre. Around a third of the rooms have balconies or terraces and are spacious for Paris. The indulgent warm gold decor, leather furnishings, wooden flooring, bronze Bisazza tiles and gold-flecked lights in the bathrooms, all conspire to create a sense of understated glamour.
What is Paris without a spot of people watching? Head to the Madame Rêve Café and Cours Gutenberg Terrace, to sit back and enjoy the sophisticated style on show, amid 19th century splendour. The restaurant offers a simple Mediterranean menu or for a younger vibe, head up to the rooftop restaurant and bar, La Plume, to dine on modern Japanese-influenced cuisine, DJ sounds and panoramic cityscape views.
For those looking for an intimate nook, the wellbeing space has a spa and sauna and there is also a fitness center. For a real treat, book a private yoga class at sunrise on the roof deck.