We arrived at 11am and (as expected) were not able to check in, but we were told that we’d been upgraded to a junior suite, and the longer we left it to return after lunch, the better the room was likely to be. We loved the location, restaurants close by and a short stroll to the Jardins du Trocadero and the fabulous views of the Eiffel Tower. Le Musée du Quai Branly is approximately a 15 minute walk from the hotel and the Musée d'Orsay about another 10 minutes further on – both excellent museums and a lovely walk along the Seine. We returned to the hotel and were allocated 315 which was a nice large room (bedroom is not separate in a junior suite) with a terrace overlooking the internal courtyard. The bathroom was also large, with a good size bath and a separate shower. It was possibly a smoking room, although it did not smell at all, there are cigarette burns on the shelf either side of the bed (who leaves cigarettes alight on furniture?!!). The pale carpet throughout is not the best for hotel usage, as many stains were evident.
As it was a wet weekend it would have been good to have more than 2 English channels on the Bang & Olufsen TV (CNN and BBC World news). We couldn’t get the TV to work but after notifying reception someone arrived very quickly to discover presumably a cleaner had unplugged the digi box! We loved using the mini pool / Jacuzzi, although the walls and windows are unsightly in the pool room - the wood panelling is pealing from the damp and the windows are cracked and taped up. The gym was very nice, a good size for a hotel gym.
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