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Hotel Plaza Athenee
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   25 avenue Montaigne | 25 Avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris, 75008 Paris, France (Champs-Élysées)   |  
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Ranked #20 of 1,793 Hotels in Paris
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Beautiful stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

I love hotels like these where the staff make it quite clear, with any superciliousness or fawning, that nothing is too much trouble. The rooms are stylish, the location unbeatable and the service is spectacular. I would quibble very slightly about the quality of the food in the Galerie des Gobelins but it is a minor complaint. I would love to go back as often as possible. The Plaza d'Athenee proves that you can get value for (admittedly monumental) money.

  • Stayed March 2013, 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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plazaathenee, Directeur général at Hotel Plaza Athenee, responded to this review, March 22, 2013
Dear Sir,
Your review is wonderful reading, allow me to thank you sincerely on behalf of all my staff members. We look forward to welcoming you again very soon to your Parisian residence.
Yours faithfully,
François Delahaye
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

This is an excellent hotel in a really good location. I really enjoyed it and I would recommend it highly. What makes this hotel so special are the wonderfully attentive staff. They go out if their way to make your stay an absolute pleasure. We will definitely be going back!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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plazaathenee, Directeur général at Hotel Plaza Athenee, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for these wonderful compliments, we are indeed very proud of our staff and are grateful that their hard work shines through.
Looking forward to welcoming you again,
Sincerely,
François Delahaye
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Los Angeles
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48 reviews 48 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013 via mobile

We had a wonderful stay here. The staff could not have been more helpful. Laurence at the concierge desk was especially helpful. Dinner at Alain Ducasse's was superb. Unfortunately breakfast did live up to our expectations.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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plazaathenee, Directeur général at Hotel Plaza Athenee, responded to this review, March 14, 2013
Thank you for your review and compliments of our wonderful concierge, Laurent. We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal at the our fine dining restaurant Alain Ducasse which is also the backdrop restaurant for breakfast. If you might provide some details regarding your breakfast experience disappointment that would prove very useful. Thank you in advance.
Sincerely,
François Delahaye - General Manager
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Montreal, Canada
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

had an outsanding time there last year 2012.
great location, great staff. Worth every penny.
Spent 3 nights there on my way to Cannes, will definitely be back!!!!!
Love Paris in the Spring. And this hotel is everything you red about. A legend!!!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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plazaathenee, Directeur général at Hotel Plaza Athenee, responded to this review, March 14, 2013
Dear Sir,
Quite simply, "thank you" for your wonderful words of praise and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again in the Spring, before or after Cannes!
Sincerely,
François Delahaye
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Sydney
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013 via mobile

We recently spent nine wonderful days at the Hotel. It is an exquisite building with a wonderful old world charm. What makes this hotel so special are the wonderfully attentive staff. They go out if their way to make your stay an absolute pleasure. We will definitely be going back!

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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plazaathenee, Directeur général at Hotel Plaza Athenee, responded to this review, March 3, 2013
Thank you for your nice comments and compliments. We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed our service and therefore eager to return.
Looking forward to welcoming you again very soon,
Sincerely,
François Delahaye
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Kortrijk, Belgium
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19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We stayed at the Plaza Athenée during a short winter-break in Paris with our 8-week old daughter. Arrived by car, easy valet parking, and a genuinely friendly welcome at reception. We were offered an upgrade to an Art Deco Junior Suite, and because this room was not ready yet we were also offered a glass of rosé Champagne and blinis in the Galeries des Gobelins. Room was large enough, with a living room, separate bedroom, bathroom with bath and shower, dressing, and 2 tiny balconies overlooking Avenue Montaigne and Tour Eiffel. Beautiful baby cot set up. Decoration was consistently art deco, very classy and spotless. In-room entertainment did not run the smoothest, but had recent movies such as 007's latest, Skyfall.
This hotel obviously oozes class and elegance, and breakfast was an equally enjoyable experience. Served at the table, we counted as much waiters as there were guests, and they were all eager to perform a top job. Galeries des Gobelins had a hypnotizing pastry trolley and excellent champagne-by-the-glass and tea selection. Evening atmosphere at the bar was upscale yet relaxed. We did not have a chance to try the Alain Ducasse restaurant (only opens on weekdays) but this leaves us a good reason to return in near future.
During our last night, we had some troubles with guests playing bouncing techno music in a room below ours after midnight. I informed reception (it kept our daughter from sleeping), and the problem was quickly taken care of. The next day I got a phone call from the Assistent Manager who apologized for the inconvenience and offered us to personally upgrade our next stay at the Plaza Athenée. I guess this is how it should be done.
Totally recommended when not on a tight budget.

Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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plazaathenee, General Manager at Hotel Plaza Athenee, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for your review following your recent weekend break at the Plaza Athénée. We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed our service and therefore eager to return.
Hoping your daughter enjoyed our homemade chocolate spread at breakfast?
Looking forward to welcoming you again very soon,
Sincerely,
François Delahaye
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London, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

We spent three wonderful nights here and enjoyed every minute of it right from the warm welcome from the doormen and the efficient and friendly service at check-in right through to check-out.

We stayed in a superior guestroom, which overlooked a quiet - albeit relatively featureless - courtyard. The room itself was excellent - nicely fitted bathroom, comfortable beds, stylish room and plenty of storage space.

Whilst at the hotel, we visited the Alain Ducasse restaurant, the bar (great cocktails), La Terrasse Montaigne (for afternoon tea and excellent cakes from the trolley) and the stunning Dior spa and health centre. All were truly great.

The best part about the hotel was undoubtedly the service. Bar staff make the effort to remember your name (and the conversation from the previous night plus your preferred table!), the impressive attention to detail in the restaurant (e.g. providing a menu with prices to me (the organiser of the booking) and one without for my companion), the cleaning lady we followed down the corridor one day wiping her finger along the wall panels looking for dust as she was making her way to her next job (she failed to find any, in case you're wondering), the refreshing - and universal - attitude of the Plaza Athenee staff to not expect tips as is often the case in hotels, the wonderful surprise on my birthday... I could go on.

My only gripe - and it is a very small one all things considered - is that lack of complimentary wifi for guests. Given the strong customer focus that the hotel clearly has, throwing in free wifi would be a nice touch rather than charging extra (for info, at the time of writing, it was 15 EUR for an hour, 24 EUR for day, 48 EUR for 2 days and so on in increments). That's not a reason in itself to find somewhere else to stay though!

In summary, highly recommended for anyone looking for a special place to stay in Paris. We will be back!

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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plazaathenee, General Manager at Hotel Plaza Athenee, responded to this review, February 14, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you and thank you again for taking the time to write a review and for being so graciously complimentary of our staff members.
We are already considering the options available regarding wifi charges, but our main concern is to offer our guests an excellent highspeed internet service.
Hoping to eb able to welcome you again very soon,
Sincerely,
François Delahaye, General Manager
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Address: 25 avenue Montaigne | 25 Avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris, 75008 Paris, France
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Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Champs-Élysées
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Spa Hotel in Paris
#13 Luxury Hotel in Paris
#17 Romantic Hotel in Paris
#40 Business Hotel in Paris
#80 Family Hotel in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Plaza Athenee 5*
Number of rooms: 208
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