Are these the best hotels in France?

PUBLISHED: 10:47 03 April 2019 | UPDATED: 11:00 03 April 2019

Cap Estel Hotel in Èze-Bord-de-Mer

Cap Estel Hotel in Èze-Bord-de-Mer


A new smartphone app only lists the very best hotels around the world, including these gems in France

Author of seven travel books and founder of one of the world’s largest curated collections of luxury hotels, the Kiwi Collection, Philippe Kjellgren has created a trusted travel club known as PK’s List.

Forbes magazine has hailed Philippe’s books and hotel knowledge as “to luxury hotels, what the Michelin Guide is to restaurants”.

The travel guru embarked on an 800-day trip around the world, to personally vet each and every hotel which appears on PK’s List and to determine the ‘money can’t buy’ services he can offer his members. Philippe populated a new smartphone app as he travelled, only listing the very best hotels.

So which hotels does he recommend in France?

The deluxe rooms at Cap EstelThe deluxe rooms at Cap Estel

Cap Estel, Èze-Bord-de-Mer

Philippe says: “Hidden at a small point just outside Monaco, it offers complete privacy. It’s the epitome of what the French Riviera should be like.

Built for the billionaire South African owner, turned hotel, with all the details of a home.”

La Réserve Hotel and Spa ParisLa Réserve Hotel and Spa Paris

La Réserve Paris

“The sexiest luxury hotel in Paris, boudoir style with nice lounges, libraries and intimate restaurant. An amazing place for a romantic getaway, perfect location near all the best shopping.”

Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel, Paris

Hôtel de Crillon A Rosewood Hotel ParisHôtel de Crillon A Rosewood Hotel Paris

“Probably one of the most iconic hotels in the world. It underwent a three-year renovation and is as close to perfection as you can get. With contemporary touches, it’s even better than the original.”


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Domaine de Murtoli, CorsicaDomaine de Murtoli, Corsica

Domaine de Murtoli, Sartène, Corsica

“In Corsica, multiple farmhouses have been meticulously updated with a beautiful design and is a true hidden gem for savvy travellers who will get their own farmhouse with views over the sea.”

Le K2 Palace, Courchevel

Le K2 Palace CourchevelLe K2 Palace Courchevel

“As luxurious as it gets in Courchevel, super designed with a cool vibe. This is the place to stay when in Courchevel.”

PK’s List app offers a listing of the world’s most unique and luxurious hotels, alongside details of an in-the-know contact at each. The app’s hotel partners also give subscribers additional perks on arrival, from upgrades and breakfasts to gift vouchers and discounted services.


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