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Hotel Fouquet's Barriere
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   46 Avenue George V | 08 Arr., 75008 Paris, France (Champs-Élysées)   |  
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Ranked #8 of 1,793 hotels in Paris
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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“Sneaky French!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Great Hotel at the best location. Of course the rooms are small by American standards but this is Paris! The staff was warm and friendly by any standard. The only negative is that the hotel is directly across the street from the primary Louis Vuitton store in France, this means that your purse can be instantly drained at any time!

Room Tip: You cannot go wrong. Facing the Arc with a balcony is great.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 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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Fabrice M, Directeur général at Hotel Fouquet's Barriere, responded to this review, November 23, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your comment on Tripadvisor!

Our rooms do indeed start at 38m2, which is large for Parisian standards. Maybe we can as well show you one of our large suites on your next visits?

Our team is grateful for your generous remarks on their service, thank you for sharing!

We certainly do apologize that our location is that well but we are confident that you enjoyed your shopping time!

We hope to see you soon back in Paris,

Yours sincerely,

Fabrice Moizan
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

My wife and I stayed here for 5 nights and we were both extremely happy with the hotel. It's a nice hotel in a convenient location right across from a metro station. There is also a beautiful pool in the hotel that apparently few people know about, because there is nobody there in the mornings.

Our room was very nice and clean and well maintained. However, as others have mentioned too, it's really the service that stands out. The staff is very friendly and they try really hard to make you happy. It's things such as calling you by your last name and sending somebody up immediately when you ask for laundry to be picked up that really make a difference.

We had an issue with the TV in the bathroom and although we only brought it up on the third day since we hadn't had time to use it and thought it was easy to fix, they actually offered us a new room. I was very surprised that they took this so seriously, because I definitely hadn't made a big deal out of it. In fact, I felt kind of bad and told them that we didn't need a room change and that they really shouldn't worry about it. However, when we came back to the room after dinner, there was a bottle of champagne, a plate with macaroons and a note apologizing for the broken TV in the bathroom. I think this was very impressive and it shows how much they care about their guests.

The only thing that didn't seem at the same high level of quality as the rest of the hotel was the breakfast buffet. Nothing major wrong with it, but little things, such as asking for "coffee" 3 times and getting something different each time, and crepes that were lukewarm. At any other hotel you wouldn't have noticed any of this.

  • Stayed October 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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Fabrice M, Directeur général at Hotel Fouquet's Barriere, responded to this review, November 8, 2012
Dear guest,

It is always such a pleasure to read that our guests enjoyed their stay at the Hotel Fouquet’s Barrière and I thank you very much for your wonderful feed-back!

We do apologize for the unfortunate incident with the bathroom TV, we have already changed it following your comments. Indeed, our team takes much pride to ensure that our guest needs are fulfilled and that their service is up to the standards you would certainly expect from a hotel like ours.

I have taken your comments about the breakfast buffet very seriously and our Manager is taking the necessary steps to improve this service.

We hope to have the pleasure to welcoming you back soon in Paris!

Yours sincerely,

Fabrice Moizan
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

even though its extremely expensive
the rooms are amazing , breath taking , the service aswell is good , as i wouldnt expect in france good service but this is an exception. lovely atmosphere , nice restaurants , i loved this place so much , i plan to do my honeymoon there.
one of the best places in the world

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Fabrice M, Directeur général at Hotel Fouquet's Barriere, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Dear guest,

It is us to be impressed with an amazing comment like yours! Thank you very much for your kindness in sharing your impressions on TripAdvisor.

We are glad that we were able to make your stay enjoyable and we would love to organize your honeymoon at the Hotel Fouquet’s Barrière!

Looking forward to your future visit,

Yours sincerely,

Fabrice Moizan
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Upon our early morning arrival we were offered breakfast immediately and a great effort was made to secure our room very quickly which did occur. Every staff member throughout our stay was most accommodating,pleasant and bent over backwards to insure our comfort. Our suite was immaculate and the bed most comfortable. Our butler, housekeeping staff and concierge were top of the line. I left a pair of shoes in my room and when I contacted the hotel personnel reporting this, they took care of this promptly and I received the package before I could imagine it's arrival. I will definitely return to enjoy this hospitality when I come to Paris in the near future. To improve a "ladies" pleasure, brighter bulbs in the bathroom would be appreciated. Last comments, the room service exceptional reading lights bedside great and water plentiful.

Room Tip: A configuration more amenable to an Americans' style.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fabrice M, Directeur général at Hotel Fouquet's Barriere, responded to this review, November 8, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing these wonderful comments on Tripadvisor following your recent stay with us !
Our team constantly strives to achieve very high standards of quality and they will be thrilled to learn that you enjoyed their services.
Thank you very much for your feed-back in regards of the bathroom lightening! I have brought this to the attention of our Chief Engineer who will take the necessary actions.

The entire team of the Hotel Fouquet’s Barrière is looking forward to your next visit!

Your sincerely,

Fabrice Moizan
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012 via mobile

We had a great time at Fouquet's.
Staff is outstanding; rooms were great, we had an upgrade thru Amex and the room was a real splurge.
1 1/2 baths and spacious bedroom, separate living/dining.
Service was impeccable.
the restaurant on Champs is a classic, must try their label champagne... and their pommes frites

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fabrice M, Directeur général at Hotel Fouquet's Barriere, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for leaving a comment on TripAdvisor following your recent stay with us at the Hotel Fouquet’s Barrière!
We are glad that you enjoyed your upgrade and the services of our team…and of course our pommes frites !

The entire team is looking forward to see you back soon.

Yours sincerely,

Fabrice Moizan
General Manager
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Shepparton, Australia
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

My wife and I stayed at this hotel in May for 5 nights with our 18 month old toddler.
We had a great stay. From previous experience there are quite a few things in Paris that are just difficult but nothing could be easier nor more stress-free than staying here.
Saying that, we arrived by car and the approach is a bit difficult- there is no real dedicated parking area so you have to double park on George V (Busy!!) and start unpacking- baby, pram, luggage, shopping- fortunately the door staff literally came running.
Check-in is a personalised experience. Check-in staff are warm, smart, funny, engaging and very welcoming- our daughter immediately fell in love with the fuss made of her. Really at every turn the staff here surprise and exceed your every expectation. We found the breakfast manager especially helpful and friendly- even extending to carrying our pram down some stairs and providing high quality surprises for our active girl when she was a little misbehaved (this was much appreciated). On our last morning he knew we were checking out and wished us well with our further travels.
The turn-down staff arranged our daughters crib beautifully with her pajamas laid out, a new toy and a little treat on her pillow- when we first saw it my wife and I almost literally cried. It was a beautiful touch.
Our room faced Champs de Elyssee, it was large, luxuriously appointed (amazing bathroom) in a minimalist fashion with a great view. It was vault-like quiet. The position is great for exploring although the immediate area is a bit touristy.
Our stay wasn't perfect- at this level you don't want to see doormen texting on their phones rather than acknowledging you.
We also were surprised at 10.20 one night to be interrupted (just after getting our over-excited girl to sleep!!) because the turn-down service had been forgotten- I think that late-and with the Do Not Disturb sign lit- it may have been best for the staff to just miss it.
After check in we also found we did not have hot water- apparently a boiler had gone out- in fairness the problem was addressed rapidly by a maintenance manager late on Sunday night.
The standard of the breakfast is entirely reasonable but in our opinion exceeded in other cheaper hotels for range and quality.
Overall we were very very happy with our stay and would be very glad to stay here again. HIGHLY recommended.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Fabrice M, Directeur général at Hotel Fouquet's Barriere, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Dear Guest,

Te entire team of the Hotel Fouquet’s Barrière is thrilled that they were able to meet your expectations and that you and your family enjoyed a wonderful time in Paris !

We love to welcome children and enjoy being able to cover them with gifts and surprises! How wonderful that your baby girl had a marvellous time.

Thank you very much for sharing your impressions on TripAdvisor and for complementing our team for their service. It is always a wonderful source of motivation for them.

I certainly appreciate your very constructive remarks in regards of the lack in acknowledgement from the doormen and the missed turndown service. These comments certainly help us to improve and we have already taken the necessary actions.

We look forward to welcome you back to Paris very often and to be able to see your daughter grow!

Yours sincerely,

Fabrice Moizan
General Manager
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Toronto, Canada
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

My spouse and I spent five nights at the Fouquet's Barriere in October and thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our stay. We chose it because of its rating on Trip Advisor. Now we know why it is rated #1. Every single member of the staff we encountered, from front desk to concierge, to bellmen, housekeeping and restaurant servers, was unfailingly polite, courteous, welcoming and helpful. They will speak French to you if you start that way, but there is no hesitation to switch to English if one's French vocabulary is not deep. Most travellers have heard at least one story about stereotypically rude or indifferent staff at Parisian restaurants or hotels. If there really is such a person, you will not find him or her at the Barriere.

We stayed in a one-bedroom suite on the sixth floor. The room was among the nicest in which I or we have stayed in more than 30 years of traveling for business and pleasure. It was also incredibly quiet, especially given its location at the corner of two very busy streets in Paris. Looking our our bedroom windows to the right was the famous Champs Elysees, looking to the left was the top half of the Eiffel Tower. The separate living room had sliding doors to a very private terrace-like balcony looking down into the hotel's private courtyard.

If you are reading about hotels in Paris, you are likely already aware that this is a very expensive city. The Barriere is a very expensive hotel. Whether there is value for money here is difficult to quantify because everyone measures value differently. By Paris standards, our answer would be yes. I have stayed at several other hotels in Paris and there is simply no comparison. On the other hand, one can buy a house in some US cities for less than a five-night stay at the Barriere. If price is further down the list of considerations, behind things such as a spacious, spotless, well-appointed and quiet room, flawless service and perfect location 200 yards from the Arc de Triomphe, you will love this hotel. There is a Metro stop at the door and taxis are plentiful.

It so happens we did not have lunch or dinner in the hotel restaurants, and there is not much to choose from if your intent is to wander until you find something that looks good. The Champs is a bit of a tourist trap and not known for having fine dining. It is better to go to specific areas of Paris where restaurants are more abundant or taxi to a specific restaurant if you choose not to dine at the hotel. We did not make use of the Spa, so have no feedback on its amenities or service. But we will definitely stay at the Barriere again.

  • Stayed October 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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Fabrice M, Directeur général at Hotel Fouquet's Barriere, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Dear Guest,

How wonderful to read your detailed comments about your stay with us at the Hotel Fouquet’s Barrière ! It was such a pleasure to read that you enjoyed our hotel and services.

Thank you very much for your great appreciation of our staff! I will certainly not fail to share these comments with them; this will without doubt be an incredible source of motivation to them.

We truly hope to have the pleasure to welcome you back soon and to be able to show you our excellent restaurants, such as the Michelin starred restaurant Le Diane! As well the team of the Spa is waiting for you for relaxing treatments after your visit.

Very sincerely,

Fabrice Moizan
General Manager
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Also Known As:
Fouquets Barriere Hotel
Fouquets Barriere Paris
Address: 46 Avenue George V | 08 Arr., 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 Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Paris
#6 Luxury Hotel in Paris
#28 Family Hotel in Paris
#80 Romantic Hotel in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Fouquet's Barriere 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hôtel Fouquet’s Barrière is in a prime location, right on the corner of the Champs-Élysées and the George V Avenue, making it just a stone’s throw from practically anywhere you want to go, be it museum, cabaret, or concert hall, etc. The hotel boasts elegant and refined contemporary decor by Jacques Garcia, and the extremely spacious rooms 37 sq.m. (400 sq. ft.) to 45 sq.m. (480 sq.ft.) all have luxury bathrooms, where mosaics and mahogany promise pleasure,peace and relaxation! This exceptional Paris hotel also offers suites up to 250 sq.m. (2700 square ft.) in size, perfect for discerning guests in search of elegantsurroundings. ... more   less 
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