My partner and I stayed at the Sofitel La Defense in late October 2010 for 3 nights and booked through lastminute.com. We arrived at the hotel an hour before the check in time, we were expecting to be told that our room wasn't ready and that we would have to wait, this however this was not the case. Alexander, the receptionist on our arrival, promptly checked us in and showed us to our room within 5 minutes . He was very helpful, polite and a real credit to the hotel.
The hotel is stunning, situated in the quiet business district approximately 2/3 miles from the city. It takes around 10/15 minutes by metro to the main city centre. It is a 45 minute walk to the Arche de Triomphe which is one straight road from the hotel. We were worried about the location not being suitable for sightseeing, this however was not the case. It was nice going back to a quiet hotel just outside of the busy city centre after a hectic day. We travelled by Eurostar and it took us under a hour from Gare de Nord to our hotel via Metro.
The hotel was extremely clean and modern, and all staff that we spoke to were extremely helpful and spoke excellent English. Our room was stunning. We had a view of a tower block to the rear of the hotel but we weren't expecting a beautiful view of Paris. The bed was unbelievably comfy and we had three excellent nights sleep. The room came equipped with a flat screen tv with bbc channels and speaker in the bathroom, and an ipod dock. The maid cleaned in the morning and then returned in the evening to prepare the room for night by putting on jazz music, placing chocolate by the bed and pulling the sheets back, which was a nice touch. The room was faultless.
Our stay included breakfast. This included cereals, pastries, and a small selection of hot food. The drinks provided were tea, coffee and juices. The service was good however on the second day it took a waiter 10 minutes to bring a hot drink to our table and by this stage we were nearly ready to leave. The hot food selection included scrambled egg and sausages. On two out the three days it was cold and on the other day in was luke warm.
Despite one negative comment overall we had a brilliant stay in the Sofitel Paris and didn't want to return home. I would recommend this hotel to anyone. Thanks to the staff for making our stay so special.
- 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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- Also Known As:
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- Accor Paris La Defense
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