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Sofitel Paris La Defense
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   34 cours Michelet, 92060 La Defense, France   |  
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Herent, Belgium
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“Excellent choice for Paris getaway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Stayed at the Sofitel La Defense for 3 nights in the beginning of May. This is a lovely hotel and I didn't find anything to fault.
The rooms are spacious, with window that opens. The area is quiet - no street noise. Lovely, large bed - the most comfortable bed I have ever slept it! All in all, great sleeping quality. The bathroom is also great - with the rain shower and the bath products from Hermes (bar of soap, body shower gel, shampoo, and conditioner!). Both the room and the bathroom were cleaned well. There was also a complementary bottle of water left in the room every time the room was cleaned, and again with the turn-down service at night.
The tv has a large number of different channels in different languages.
Hotel staff are very friendly.
We had breakfast one of the mornings - on Saturday, and it seemed to be a cheaper rate than what was listen for breakfast during the week (19 eur instead of 27 eur). The breakfast is definitely worth the money - a large selection and all very very fresh (fresh fruit juices, croissants, danishes, pain au chocolate, yogurt, cereal, sausages, eggs, bacon, potatoes, pancakes, fresh fruit, meats and cheese, etc). The breakfast staff were also very friendly and attentive.
The hotel may not be in the centre of Paris, but that really isn't an issue - you are a 3 min walk away from metro station 'Esplanade de la Defense' which is serviced by metro line 1 (the metro line that goes under the champs elysee, past the louvre and also stops in the Marais neighborhood).
Take the metro one stop further to the La Defense stop and you connect to the RER line that takes you to Disneyland.
Also at the La Defense metro stop (or a 10 min walk from the hotel) is a HUGE shopping mall with clothing stores, a lot of food options and a very large Auchan supermarket.
I would certainly stay here again - as the quality and value for money is great!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Location close to centrum of Paris, and very easy connection with the Metro! Mainly a very quiet location with a lot of office buildings around, and maybe not so lively in the evening. Nice restaurants within one stop of the Metro.
Hotel in general is very clean and nice. Rooms are large and all the facilities one need for a holiday. Cleaning and housekeeping was good. First evening they had out on soft music and candy on the pillows. Only happened one evening as one expected this would be standard every day!
Breakfast is recommendable. Great buffet and food of high quality!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Great hotel with excellent service, comfortable rooms and good breakfast... Much better value for money spent than in other Paris hotels of the same category. Location is not very centreal, but it takes 15 minutes by metro to get to the city center

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Good business hotel. From the valet parking guy to the reception staff (sorry front desk ladies, the gentleman were much friendlier), all knowing their business, all speaking English very well. Nothing really special, no wows, just good.

Best thing is they offer affordable weekend rates for an almost silent location you will not find elsewhere in Paris (or you take the Pullman Hotel in the same area). Don't let the distance from Paris to this location put you off. It is easier to reach by car and the subway is really close. Direct connections to the most wanted metro stations in town. Affordable dinner options can be find close to the hotel (like Vapiano). Great supermarket (Auchan) nearby. Breakfast (on sunday) might be a bit of a problem since all eateries cater for business people will open not before 10:00 AM. We took the subway to the Marais with plenty affordable 'boulangeries'.

Room size is ok and beds are comfortable (soft deck on the mattress available if ask for it). All our preferences (Accor membership) were met except we received a room on a smoking floor (did not smell anything). We booked a superior room (one above standard) because you can open a window. You can make the room completely dark (pull the plugs from the tv set). Minibar prices are just unreasonably high (so take your own). But WIFI was for free. No bath in this room. Maybe a bit disappointing for a five star, but if gives space to a decent shower.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Albert M, Guest Relations Manager at Sofitel Paris La Defense, responded to this review, May 6, 2013
Dear KeesE,

First of all, thank you for having stayed with us and for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor !

It is a pleasure to see that you have enjoyed your time here, please be ensured that the men at the reception where proud to be more friendly than the ladies !

Regarding the minibar prices you are talking about, we are now working an a new system, new products and rates. This will be available very soon.

I hope I have the pleasure to meeting in the near future "at home".

Best regards,

Albert
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Stayed here when we ran Paris marathon in April. Its a little out of the way for central Paris but right next to metro line 1 in a business district. The hotel itself was great - really comfortable rooms, decent bath (perfect post marathon!), good service all round. There's a large shopping centre and a few restaurants near by although things are a little quiet in the evening. Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed April 2013, 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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Albert M, Guest Relations Manager at Sofitel Paris La Defense, responded to this review, May 6, 2013
Dear "ntravellerUk",

I would like to thank you for having chosen our hotel during your Parisian stay and for taking of your time to share your feelings.

I am glad to see that you enjoyed your stay with us, and hope that I have the pleasure to welcoming you personaly next year for the Marathon ! D-334 ...

Best regards,

Albert
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Well ok... La defense is not exactly the place of all happenings... but this hotel is a glass / concrete tower sitting a top of a huge underground labyrint made of underpasses, Parkings,
constructions and other undefined locations...
It is already challenging to find the right entry to get there as you could spin for hours around
through one-way lanes with no stopping possibility.
The hotel is just as the outside : dull, dark, lacking any kind of interest or "ambiance"
While the prices are quite high the service is almost non-existant (no one to be found anywhere).
Rooms are OK... if you like the kind of cold "Design" stuff....
Further you are totally isolated in a funny area of suburban Paris....

I guess this hotel was meant for Business trips wher you check in late night and are gone early morning leaving the bill to your company....

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Albert M, Guest Relations Manager at Sofitel Paris La Defense, responded to this review, May 6, 2013
Dear Okrased,

Thank you for having chosen our hotel and for your comments on Tripadvisor.

I would like to apologise, as I understand that your experience with us did not meet your expectations.

I understand that La Défense could be impressive when arriving by car. Next time, please do not hesitate to call us, we will be glad to help you finding the good direction. Regarding the hotel atmosphere you describe ("dull, dark, lacking any kind of interest"), this is your personal opinion but however, I don't share it, like many other people who have left so many comments on this website. La Défense architecture is different of what you could see in downtown Paris, for sure. But if you take time to discover it, it's really enjoying and interesting !

I feel very concerned and surprised about your remark concerning our service ("no one to be found anywhere") ... could you please contact me at your convenience to talk about this point ?

I hope I get the pleasure to hearing from you very soon and stay at your disposal for any other information needed.

Best regards,

Albert MEAR
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Gurgaon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Stayed at Sofitel Paris La Defense for one night in April. Since i was traveling for business and had meeting in and near La Defense; the hotel location was perfect. Although there is nothing much to do in the evening post office hours. The hotel is a decent one and the staff was very helpful and courteous. The room quality was super and the bed in particular was very comfortable. Gym was a bit too small and a disappointment for the hotel of this quality.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Albert M, Guest Relations Manager at Sofitel Paris La Defense, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
Dear Atane007,

Thank you for having stayed with us, and for sharing your opinion on Tripadvisor.

It is always a pleasure to receive good comments about our hotel, they contribute to keep our teams motivated !

I wish I have the pleasure to welcoming you back soon in our property,

Best regards,

Albert MEAR
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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 ( Wi-Fi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in La Defense
#1 Family 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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