In the ladies’ at the Hotel de Crillon, Paris

Before you say it, yes, I am intrigued by the conveniences in public establishments – they’re one of the key indicators to the quality of a place as far as I’m concerned.  So here is another in my occasional series of what I consider to be interesting loo interiors. This time it’s the newly refurbished Hotel de Crillon, one of the most sumptuous hotels in Paris.

Hotel de Crillon. Photo by Caroline BanksIt’s a beautifully designed jewellery box: a small space that is feminine without being girly and with exquisite detailing. I wouldn’t expect anything less from a Palace hotel.
Hotel de Crillon. Photo by Caroline BanksHandmade mosaics abound. Hotel de Crillon. Photo by Caroline BanksHotel de Crillon. Photo by Caroline BanksI like the slight irregularity of the flooring pattern Hotel de Crillon. Photo by Caroline Banksand appreciate that the toilet paper is discreetly placed where you can only see it when required, not as soon as you walk into the cubicle.Hotel de Crillon. Photo by Caroline BanksI spoke to the lady attendant who had been working there for 18 years and had been kept on the payroll throughout the four year refurbishment. That hotel has shown loyalty to its workforce which is now being amply rewarded by them.