Melia Hotel la Défense, Hidden Gem of Paris

Melia Hotel la Défense, Hidden Gem of Paris

 Everyone knows Paris for the famous Eiffel Tower but not everyone knows the best place to see it without freezing in the winter or tourist traps. With one of the best 360° views of the Paris skyline, including the Eiffel Tower,  the Melia Hotel la Défense is a hidden gem of Paris (but not for long)! 


The hotel 

Located in the business district of Paris, ( and less than 15 mn from Arc de Triomphe in métro), Melia La Defense is a sleek and modern hotel which differs from the typical Parisian Haussmann style. Imagine waking up in a state of the art hotel with views of the Eiffel Tower! The rooms  comfortable, large, and quiet. Beyond the views, the hotel offers a coffee shop, fitness center, event spaces, and a rooftop bar.  You can work hard and play hard at this hotel- then wake up the next day and have a  yummy buffet breakfast. 

Interested in having a stay? Use our Apero Frenchie’s discount code (01572619HEN) for 25% off of your booking. 


The restaurant 

In terms of food, the Melia La Defense  is home of ‘Le Miroir’ restaurant. Be forewarned, this restaurant’s chef has cooked for the Spanish Royal Family, so you’ll be eating the best from the renowned chef Patricio de Diego de la Vega! His cuisine is rooted in seasonal and local ingredients and inspired by the Mediterranean.

The Skyline Bar

Melia’s Skyline Bar (19th floor) offers visitors a year-long view of the “Iron Lady”, delicious food (think asiatique and spanish tapas), and seasonal, original, cocktails worth writing home about. The problem most people run into with rooftop bars in Paris is that many are open air, so they’re closed most of the year. Either that or, they’re so far from the Eiffel Tower that it’s a struggle to get a good view for Instagram. 


Why we love it: The view (obviously), Live music and DJ sets weekly, & the friendly staff!

What we like to eat/drink:  Tapas, Duck Confit Samosas  + La rosée du matin, a fresh Gin cocktail infused with cucumber and jasmine. 

Some pics from our last events at Melia!

Find out all our pictures in our gallery! 

Interested in having a stay? Use our Aperos Frenchie’s discount code (01572619HEN) for 25% off of your booking.