This time, my partner and I were celebrating a special event, and we got upgraded to a large suite with a huge fruit basket and a wine bottle waiting for us. There were several improvements since my last visit (and the standard was already high): better turndown service, new bedding by Sealy, new fitness room, improved garden setting, even more attentive staff.
The service is some of the best I have seen outside Asia, and it is consistent: reception, concierge, restaurants, bars, housekeeping.
The pool is not very large but the setting is unique and it is possible to swim short laps. The sauna facilities are simple and have not improved with the recent changes to the spa.
Great new bar, but no alcohol-free cocktails on the menu.
Having tea (watch out for the trolley with exceptional pastries) in the large garden is a highlight of my summer stays in Paris.
Besides the fact that there should be tea-and coffee-making facilities in the room, the breakfast could be improved. The new restaurant Epicure is wonderful, the service at breakfast is very good (warm towels at the start of the breakfast!), but it is traditional à la carte and not really up ot the level of a three-star Michelin restaurant. They could already start improving the quality and variety of the bread, honey and jam, but a small buffet in addition to the menu (see the Mandarin Oriental) would offer better value for money and change the whole experience.
Overall, D. Le Calvez and L. Marshall are doing an incredible job at Le Bristol. Top of the Parisian league with the Plaza Athénée (to be seen, though, when the PA reopens next year).
Still my favourite in Europe with the Ritz in Lisbon.
- Also Known As:
- Le Bristol Paris
- Le Bristol Hotel
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- 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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