Need To Know
58, including two suites.
12 noon; you can check out later for 50 per cent of the room rate. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $200.89 (€145), excluding tax at 10 per cent.
Rates exclude a Continental breakfast (€15) – an express breakfast with a cold and hot drink and two croissants, is also available (€8).
At the hotel
Fitness centre with sauna, small architecture library, art gallery in the lobby, free WiFi throughout, free laptop for guests’ use (hotel lounge only). In rooms: flatscreen TV, minibar, Fragonard toiletries.
Our favourite rooms
Hotel Duo’s rooms all share the same unapologetically contemporary style, and come with Osborne & Little wallpaper, original rafters and dark wooden bed frames from Elitis. Pin-drop quiet, they nonetheless overlook one of the busiest streets in Paris. We liked Room Two, a double deluxe room, in the newly acquired part of the building, which has its own stairs leading up to it – almost like having your own Parisian apartment. It’s bright with lots of natural light, chocolate wallpaper and a light grey carpet. In the original building, Room 17 – another double deluxe room – is larger than average and has a deep square tub waiting in its bathroom. And if you’re feeling particularly grand, Suite Five has its own private courtyard.
Space is at a premium in central Paris; there’s no room for a pool here.
Fur coats and fags aside (this is Paris, chérie), fill your matching Louis Vuitton luggage with elegant evening wear. Leave the art books at home – the lobby has quite a selection. Handy with all of the museums in the area.
Non-smoking rooms are available on request. Pets are not allowed.
Hôtel Duo is more geared to seclusion-seeking twosomes (hence the name), but baby cots are available free In Double Superior rooms and above.