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Hotel Le Bristol
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   112 rue du Faubourg Saint Honore | 8th Arr., 75008 Paris, France   |  
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Santiago, Chile
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“Outstanding elegance and service in Paris”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

An expensive hotel in the best location of Paris that's worth every cent.
The gentleness and attitude of the staff, absolutely personalized service together with a great Concierge team, makes this traditional hotel a "Must" in your trip to France. It is an example of a place where you don't have to confuse a service that is worth a lot of money with an expensive experience. This one is certainly worth what we paid.
Rooms, both in the main and the new building, are ample, luminous, stylish and comfortable, with an impecable bathroom, plenty of amenities and good shower.
Two restaurants and two bars provide you with all the choices you need, from a 3 star Michelin to a casual brasserie, and bars and tea rooms open to excel in quality and great service.
The workout room is something they could improve, specially considering the great food the city provides.
Kudos to LE BRISTOL !!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hotel Le Bristo... P, Assistante Personnelle de Didier Le Calvez Président & Directeur Général at Hotel Le Bristol, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Dear Guest,

We would like to thank you for sharing your experience about your recent stay at Le Bristol Paris in October.

Our first priority is to make our guests feel comfortable so it is a real pleasure to read how much you appreciated the atmosphere of the Hotel and our quality of service.

Your compliments are a very nice reward for all of our staff. Please know that we will be certain to share your warm comments with our Concierge who assisted you with a personalized service.

Besides, we have well noted that although you liked your accommodation, our restaurants and our bars, we understand that you were unsatisfied with the workout room. We are truly grateful for your remarks allowing us to improve our level of service.

Thank you once again for your nice appreciation. We do hope that you can pay another visit from Santiago in a not too distant future.

We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back to Le Bristol Paris, and remain,

Yours sincerely,

Stéphanie Noël
Assistant to the President & General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

If you have the opportunity to stay at this hotel, it will exceed your expectations. The beauty of the inner courtyard, the elegance of the lobby, the grandness of the entire hotel cannot be appreciated in the photos. There is a feeling at this hotel that leaves you planning your next visit...it is so sublimely PARIS. The location is perfection, we walked everywhere. The staff was so friendly, greeting us by name from the minute we arrived, and taking care of every possible need - reservations, tickets, recommendations, etc. They take pride in their property and went above and beyond to take care of us. The food in the garden is very expensive, but probably one of the most relaxing elegant meals I have ever had. You can eat in the more casual section and enjoy the same view. Enjoy...I felt like a princess here, and you will too...

Room Tip: we had a room facing the courtyard, it was quiet and spacious.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hotel Le Bristo... P, Assistante Personnelle de Didier Le Calvez Président & Directeur Général at Hotel Le Bristol, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Dear Guest,

We would like to thank you for taking the time to write such positive comments regarding your recent stay at Le Bristol in August.

We are thrilled that your experience exceeded expectations. It is a pleasure to know how much you appreciated your accommodation, the food, the Hotel’s decoration, the location and the garden. Our first priority is to make our guest feel comfortable and unique so it is a real pleasure to read how much you liked the overall service and that you felt like a princess during this time at Le Bristol.

Thank you once again for your nice appreciation that means a lot to us.

We do hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back at Le Bristol Paris very soon, and remain,

Yours sincerely,

Stéphanie Noël
Assistant to the President & General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Hotel Bristol has so many superb elements; location, elegant lobby & restaurants, luxurious accommodations-all you would expect from one of Paris' best hotels. What the hotel does have that the other grand hotels don't and is why it is now our favorite hotel-the staff! They blend perfectly complete service competence, attention to detail and sincere friendliness. The young lady who checked us in went through her procedures with speed so that she could focus more on our well being. Every restaurant employee made us feel so welcome (and the food and drinks were impeccable as well)-we especially enjoyed the sense of humor the team in Epicure have. Last, even the concierge staff is friendly and attentive vs the stuffy concierges we have been exposed to at other Paris hotels. Guess you have figured out by now we loved Le Hotel Bristol and it is her team of service providers that we are totally smitten with.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Hotel Le Bristo... P, Assistante Personnel de Didier Le Calvez Président & Directeur Général at Hotel Le Bristol, responded to this review, November 20, 2012
Dear Guest,

We would like to very much thank you for posting a so nice review regarding your recent stay with us.

We were sincerely touched to read that Le Bristol is your favorite place to stay in Paris. We are delighted that you particularly appreciated our staff and will make sure to share your positive feedback with all the team, especially with the Epicure and the Concierge’s desk staffs. Our first priority is to make our guests feel comfortable like “a home away from home”, so it is a real pleasure to read how much you appreciated the overall service.

We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back again to Le Bristol in a not too distant future.

Yours sincerely,

Stéphanie Noël
Assistant to the President & General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Gorgeous antique style room with dried apricot selection waiting on arrival. Went in August and had admittedly tiny rooftop sun area (about 5 loungers on terrace beside the indoor pool) to ourselves and was divine - the centre of Paris but incredibly quiet, the most comfortable sunbeds plus complimentary water, fresh fruit etc. 'Faron' the hotel cat looked suitably snooty and at home in his surroundings. Hermes soaps in the room were the icing on the cake. Will be back.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hotel Le Bristo... P, Assistante personnel de Didier Le Calvez President & Directeur Général at Hotel Le Bristol, responded to this review, November 20, 2012
Dear Guest,

We would like to thank you for taking the time to write such positive comments regarding you stay in August.

We are truly happy to know that you appreciated in particular our swimming pool located on the sixth floor of the Hotel, with an amazing view overlooking the city, and not to speak of the Hotel mascot, our cat Fa-Raon.

Our first priority is to make our guests feel comfortable so it is a true delight to read how much you liked the amenities in your room.

We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back again to Le Bristol in a not too distant future, and meanwhile we remain,

Yours sincerely,

Stéphanie Noël
Assistant to the President & General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Ive been lucky enough to stay there on many occasions. The most elegant hotel with the most amazing service. The rooms and suites hit just the right note: elegant and in fabulous taste without going over the top. I cannot praise this hotel enough. One of the glories in the world's most beautiful and mesmerizing city. Euro for quality, service and elegance make Le Bristol an exquisite value. How often can you say that at a hotel where rooms are well over €1,000 ++per night?

The retired GM, Monsieur Ferchaud was a great person and treated me with his personal attention at every single visit. Monsieur Le Calvez is the spectacular GM now and he runs a magnificent hotel that the hoteliers of the world should take notice.

Thank you, Le Bristol, for making my world an enriched and better place. One small bit of criticism....breakfasts in the restaurant have been a consistent let-down for fifteen years. Can't figure out why. But don't let any review sway you that any hotel is better. Regarding heads of states or dignitaries: I can guarantee the service they receive is no more personal or charming from my many fond experiences.

Room Tip: All great..spend for a small suite
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hotel Le Bristo... P, Directrice at Hotel Le Bristol, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
Dear guest,

We would like to thank you for writing such a positive review about Le Bristol Paris regarding your stay last September.

We are thrilled to read that you enjoyed the Hotel and guest room’s decoration and are touched to hear that Le Bristol is an “exquisite value” to you. Your praise on our staff’s quality of service is most rewarding and we are happy Le Bristol brought you so much that you felt inspired. This is precisely the feeling we would hope to convey to our guests.

It is such a pleasure to know that you have been a long time guest and that throughout the years, you kept your trust and loyalty in us. We will certainly share your kind words with Didier Le Calvez.


With regards to the breakfast service, needless to say we were sorry to learn that your experience has not been up to your expectations, over the years. We look forward to meeting you personally on the next visit to understand what we need to improve.

We do look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back again at Le Bristol Paris.

Yours sincerely,


Leah Marshall
Hotel Manager
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Le Bristol is together to Ritz, Meurice, Plaza and Crillon the old school of parisian hotelerie.
The location is perfect, next to the major shops of foubourg saint honore and super close to the major attractions.
The hall cannot be compared to the other institutions in town, it is smaller, less grand, more simple, less charming and less impressive.
The rooms are really old style with not the amenities you expect from a 5 stars lux hotel (there is a la prairie SPA....but not amenities in the room), normal linen, boring bathroom, maybe everything is a little bit too understated.
Breakfast is served in a nice restaurant facing a green courtyard but you need to be lucky to sit there. I was not even being a guest of the hotel. My breakfast has been served at the bar. Same Boring and expensive food (34 euros) but in a different environment.
Rooms are quite but missing of personality.
For 960 euros you expect much more

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Hotel Le Bristo... P, Hotel Manager at Hotel Le Bristol, responded to this review, November 5, 2012
Dear guest,

Thank you for your comments on TripAdvisor regarding your recent stay at Le Bristol. We were pleased to see that you find the location perfect, yet sorry to learn that Le Bristol is perhaps too understated for your taste. Curiously enough the comment we hear frequently is that our resident guests and local visitors appreciate the subtle elegance.

Regarding the bathroom amenities, we are pleased to inform you that La Prairie will be placed in all of our guest rooms. We agree that it is important to make the connection with our very well appreciated Spa.

At the time of your escort we should have pointed out that our Restaurant Epicure has limited seating, and that we always need to suggest making a reservation for breakfast. We are sorry that you were not able to enjoy it this past visit.

We would hope that on a future business or combined leisure trip to Paris, we would be able to show you the personalized attention one expects in today’s world of luxury hotels. All our rooms are decorated with different fabrics, so perhaps we would have the opportunity of showing you several options that would match better with your expectations. Our new Bar that opened in September is receiving many accolades for being a ‘happening’ spot. Perhaps you did not have the occasion to visit it in October.

In any case, do not hesitate to let us know should you chose to plan a future visit, and we will do our utmost to reverse the impressions you had during your recent visit.

Best regards,

Leah Marshall
Hotel Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

The hotel is extraordinary from every point of view, from ambience to friendly and professional service staff. I particularly enjoyed the swimming pool area, which after a busy day of sightseeing in Paris, is a delightful respite from the crowds. Also had an opportunity to visit the restaurant in the Lobby area while waiting for the room and where the hotel offered complimentary refreshments from their menu items. I found the staff very helpful, responsive and sincerely offering to please any guest request. Special mention to Nadege Charles, the Sales Coordinator, who was very attentive and professional in catering to any special requirements.

To any potential guest of Le Bristol; they will exceed your expectations. HD

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hotel Le Bristo... P, Hotel Manager at Hotel Le Bristol, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
Dear guest,

We would like to thank you for writing such a positive review about Le Bristol Paris regarding your recent visit. It is a real pleasure for us to read that we lived up to our guests’ expectations.

We are really happy that you loved the atmosphere and the overall service at the Hotel.
We thank you for comments regarding the delightful respite you found with our swimming-pool located on the sixth floor of our Hotel overlooking the city with its superb view not to speak of the charming chimney tops.

Your kind comments are a very nice reward for all of our staff and we will be certain to share your feedback with all the team. The fact that you underlined the attention received from Nadège Charles, our Sales Coordinator for in particular being most helpful and attentive to specific needs is very thoughtful on your part.

We very much look forward to welcoming you back again at Le Bristol, and remain,

Sincerely yours,

Leah Marshall
Hotel Manager
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Address: 112 rue du Faubourg Saint Honore | 8th Arr., 75008 Paris, France
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Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Paris
#2 Spa Hotel in Paris
#3 Family Hotel in Paris
#4 Romantic Hotel in Paris
#9 Business Hotel in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Le Bristol 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Le Bristol is a unique place in Paris for its exemplary service and great refinement.Located on the elegant Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, at the heart of the city's arts and fashion district, the hotel has been welcoming privileged guests since 1925 and features 188 rooms and suites, all renovated, spacious, bright and decorated in elegant 18th century style.Three star Michelin Chef,Eric Frechon, creates everyday an exceptional, generous and innovative cuisine in the new gastronomic restaurant « Epicure ». ... more   less 
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