The Duplex Eiffel Suite Room 418 for Valentine's Day week could not have been more wonderful. Our experience with Hotel Fouquet's Barriere was first class start to finish. Upon arrival, we were welcomed personally by Monika, the manager, then accompanied to the room where Sebastian, the butler, showed us all of the features. The staff during our stay were so very attentive, courteous and accessible.
WOW doesn't begin to describe the suite. The entrance hallway leads to the downstairs bedroom, exquisitely decorated in muted tones, with a huge walk in closet, and bathroom with double sinks, bathtub and shower. One of many welcoming gifts were two Hermes fragrances. The toilet and bidet are located off of the entrance hallway, not in the bathroom. This might be disconcerting for some, but it is smart as visitors to the suite have no need to enter the bedroom.
A winding wooden staircase leads to the upstairs living space. The living room, dining table, and work desk are all very comfortable with views of the Eiffel Tower. The private patio space outside has a spectacular view of the Eiffel Tower. Unfortunately it was very cold during our stay, but I can imagine in the Spring and Summer how delightful it would be. We had tea delivered every day as well as daily room service dining. Both the food and staff service were outstanding.
For us, the hotel has a strategic location for accessing the major sights of Paris, as well as shopping. The entrance on George V allows for a civil arrival, rather than being directly on the Champs Elysee and in the crowds. After several days of self-guided touring, the Hotel Concierge easily and promptly arranged for a car and driver for an afternoon. It was well worth it not to be part of a group tour somewhere and have the flexibility to explore the back streets of Paris. We've done private touring in other cities - always a treat.
Unfortunately we did not have enough time to experience the spa, so I can't comment other than to expect that it would be of the same quality and service that we experienced in the hotel. Also, we only had one dinner in the restaurant as we prefer room service, but the food and service overall were excellent. The only negative about the food was that the rib-eye steak was not tasty, but all of our other selections were well prepared and delicious.
I want to finish by saying that this suite is unique, and priced accordingly, nevertheless for us it was totally worth the expenditure to make our first trip to Paris and our Valentine's Day experience extremely special. We did get our 4th night free and a free restaurant meal using American Express Travel, so please don't overlook their deal if it is available. Room selection and cost notwithstanding, it will be a pleasure to return to Hotel Fouquet's Barriere and stay again in any room. Having searched the list of Paris hotels and compared the amenities, then experienced our selection of Fouquet's Barriere in person, I can't imagine there is a better hotel in Paris that combines such stellar service, pleasant personnel, incredible location, and a spectacular Eiffel view.
Thank you to the management staff for such an extraordinary stay!
Room 418 is the Duplex Eiffel Suite view.
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March 7, 2013
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How wonderful to read on TripAdvisor that you have enjoyed your time in Paris and at the Hotel Fouquet’s Barrière! You have indeed left an amazing description of our hotel !
Your comments about the room, the service of our team are marvellous and we thank you very much for your wonderful support. They will be a great source of motivation to them!
We are very much looking forward to welcoming you back to your new home-away-home in Paris, and hope you will be able to try our USPA.
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