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“Better than vast majority of business hotels” 5 of 5 stars
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Sofitel Paris La Defense
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   34 cours Michelet, 92060 La Defense, France   |  
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Shanghai
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“Better than vast majority of business hotels”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

This place is so well managed. Every single staff is trying to make your experience memorable, warm and pleasant.

I am so used to lifeless business hotels that I was not expecting more than super functional hotel. I found this but also a staff that makes you feel good when you come after a day of work.

Well done to all the staff at the restaurant and the reception. You made my stay so pleasant!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Albert M, Responsable Relations Clientèle at Sofitel Paris La Defense, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
Thank you for your loyalty to the Sofitel Paris La Défense. We know you have a choice in your home away from home for your business travels and we appreciate you choosing us! We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Truly,
Guillaume Barthelemy
Guest Relations
h0912-gr@sofitel.com
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

We were at Sofitel during the Christmas holidays, and overall really enjoyed our hotel experience. The ladies in reception were really helpful, as was the the staff at the restaurant. The rooms are modest in size, a little dark in my opinion but all furnishing, bathroom etc. of a good standard. The bed is of a high quality - super soft! I couldn't say a bad word about the front desk, who were always ready to help and welcoming.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

the hotel is isolated but very modern and top ranked. small but comfi. top beds with very good service. BE AWARE - TAXI IS A PROBLEM. 20 min or more since called. Coffee place and lobby r available for meetings. take the train to the city, dont drive or use a taxi. very hard to find if u drive in or have a new taxi driver.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013 via mobile

Don't be put off by the location of this delightful hotel. It's only five minutes from the city on the metro. When returning from the city it's not easy to find the hotel. There are four exits at la defence station. You want exit 2..use the others and you will never find the hotel. Many, many thanks to the doorman at the sofitel who went out of his way to find me when I was hopelessly lost trying to find the hotel. The staff are the best I have ever come across. Very friendly and warm atmosphere, excellent rooms. Restaurant is a little pricey, but you don't get 3star prices at a 5 star hotel !!!

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SOFITELDEFENSE, Assistant Guest Relations at Sofitel Paris La Defense, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
Dear "Jon V",

We would like to thank you for leaving such a kind review on TripAdvisor.

Reading that you consider the hotel's staff as "the best" you have ever came accross is the best reward our team can have from you! It is a real pleasure to know we've made your stay with us "Superb".

Do not hesitate to call the hotel next time you feel lost in the big area of La Défense, or you need any other information we can help you with. We are also here to help you find your way!

We look forward to welcoming you again at the Sofitel Paris La Défense.

Best regards,

Alina BRICARD
Assistant Guest Relations
h0912-gr@sofitel.com
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Modern hotel in the heart of La Defense. Nice spacy rooms, very quiet and comfortable. Relaxing atmosphere and well attended by a very friendly staff. One of the best breakfasts i ever enjoyed in France. Ok it's expensive but after very busy and intensive working days, you can really find yourself almost at home. Even for a weekend i would recommend it

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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SOFITELDEFENSE, Assistant Guest Relations at Sofitel Paris La Defense, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Dear Mr. Walter Gaas,

We would like to thank you for choosing Sofitel Paris La Défense and taking the time to leave your kind review on TripAdvisor.

The breakfast is indeed very complete and appreciated as for the variety of the food you have and for the quality of the products. It is a great pleasure to hear you've spent such a nice moment among us!

We are looking forward to welcoming you again in our hotel!

Best regards,

Alina BRICARD
Assistant Guest Relations
h0912-gr@sofitel.com
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Stayed at the Sofitel for two nights in January 2013. Got a nice deal through Top Secret Hotels on Lastminute.com. The hotel claims to be five-star, but does not quite reach the standard that is expected from a five-star property.

We stayed at a standard room. It was spacious and clean, with an otherworldly comfortable bed. The Bose sound system with Ipod docking was also a nice touch.

But to get a truly five-star experience there were small things that were lacking/missing:

- No Nespresso etc machine, but a water boiler with instant coffee.
- Strange scratch marks in the toilet bowl.
- No shower booth, but a walk-in bathtub with shower. Could not adjust the height of the shower head either.
- Very basic gym with few amenities. The rowing machine did not seem to work properly.
- The free wifi was s-l-o-w. To get increased speed you had to pay a daily fee.

Also, as many other reviewers have pointed out, the snacks served in the lounge is a total ripoff. €25 for a burger with no taste and poorer quality than any random snack bar on the street would serve.

On the plus side, the service was sublime. All the receptionists spoke impeccable English, and went out of their way to answer our questions. My girlfriend returned from a short jog in the La Defense area and was greeted with a complimentary bottle of water and an energy bar. Nice.

Had a great stay at Sofitel, would stay there again, but it does not quite provide the standard of sophistication and luxury that the five-star rating implies.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SOFITELDEFENSE, Guest Relations at Sofitel Paris La Defense, responded to this review, January 16, 2013
Dear Monsieur,

Thank you for providing us with your feedback from your stay!

It appears, like so many guests, that you and your girlfriend enjoyed the personal and genuine service our team is well known for. However, I am disappointed to know about the lacking/missing small things you listed.

Please accept our sincerest apologies and I would be happy to personally arrange your reservation on your next visit.

Truly,

Guillaume Barthelemy
Guest Relations
h0912-gr@sofitel.com
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013 via mobile

Really lovely hotel, room was gorgeous, bed was the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in and the staff were really helpful and very friendly. The only problem I have is that the food and drink were too expensive to even have a drink at the bar.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SOFITELDEFENSE, Guest Relations at Sofitel Paris La Defense, responded to this review, January 16, 2013
Dear Madame, Dear Monsieur,

Bonjour! Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback.

It seems you had a comfortable stay in your room and I am not surprised you enjoyed the SoBed, they are HEAVENLY! You can find details on our website should you want to bring a piece of Sofitel comfort to your own home.

We wish you a sparkling 2013 and hope to have you back again soon!

Truly,

Guillaume Barthelemy
Guest Relations
h0912-gr@sofitel.com
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Address: 34 cours Michelet, 92060 La Defense, France
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Location: France > Ile-de-France > Hauts-de-Seine > La Defense
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in La Defense
#1 Luxury Hotel in La Defense
#2 Business Hotel in La Defense
#2 Romantic Hotel in La Defense
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Sofitel Paris La Defense 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience Paris as never before through a marvelous mix of modern art, vibrant business, and exciting tourism. Nestled among soaring skyscrapers, Sofitel Paris La Defense offers inimitable French style and five-star luxury with a distinctly 21st century slant. Modern design, luscious shades of browns and reds, and an inviting atmosphere mean a refined Parisian adventure infused with the contemporary energy of la Defense. ... more   less 
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