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Le Bristol Paris
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New York City, New York
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“a true Palace I love staying at the Bristol”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

Le Bristol has improved the spa and has modernized some rooms ( this is called luxury as it was not really necessary)
you will never be lost in the lobby, Eric is there watching, reading client's faces and preventing any stressful situation. incredible service unique experience
for a head of State, may be not a surprise, but no downgrade
this is may be why so many are staying there
i dont understand why you cannot anymore
food at the bar after 2 pm this is may be a new socialist rule who knows?
the best hotel in Paris
an hotel that gives a meaning to the words Palace five stars and luxury
i am going back there un november

  • Stayed October 2012
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

Stayed only for one night during a recent trip to Paris. As you step into the hotel and greeted so warmly by the staff you know this is a special hotel. Our room wasn't ready but we arrived really early during fashion week and the hotel was full. We waited and had coffee and a basket of breakfast breads in the bar, gorgeous but I don't Imagine many of the models staying their that week would have tried them! Our room was elegant and spacious with great views and the bathroom was very large. We ate that evening in 114 Faubourg the hotels restaraunt, really great food and attentive service but not a hint of stuffiness that you so often get in good restaurants. The staff were excellent as was the food. Had a few drinks in the new bar which is definitely the place to be seen and without doubt a great place to people watch over a few drinks. All in all this was a fantastic hotel, expensive but well worth it.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Hotel Le Bristo... P, Hotel Manager at Le Bristol Paris, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
Dear guest,

We would like to thank you for taking the time to write such positive comments regarding your recent stay during Fashion week at Le Bristol Paris.

We were so thrilled to read how pleasant your first impressions were at Le Bristol Paris. It is exactly that feeling we would hope to convey to all our guests. It is a pleasure to know that you appreciated the room atmosphere and view, and the quality of service in our bar area.

We are truly delighted that you found both food and service at our luxury brasserie “114 Faubourg” excellent. We will be certain to share your comments to all the team. In addition, we are thrilled that you found our new bar the place to be seen!

We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back again at Le Bristol Paris in a not too distant future.

Yours sincerely,

Leah Marshall
Hotel Manager
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

The famed Bristol service began before we had even booked. I sent an Email with a query. They didn't Email me back - they rang me - in Australia!! They even got the time right.

It is a really lovely hotel with glorious rooms. Our first room was so pretty with a huge stunning bathroom. It even had a little terrace overlooking the peaceful courtyard. We arrived to a bottle of champagne and a glorious cake made up of layers of flakey pastry, creme patisserie and fresh strawberries and rasberries. Amazing.

Unfortunately, when we took an afternoon snooze we noticed quite a bit of noise coming from the room next door. When it finally became just too irritating I rang up to find out exactly what was next door to us. It turned out that it was a cafe (not part of the hotel). We were immediately offered a change of room. As we only had a day and a half in Paris we didn't feel like spending our time packing and unpacking but it was all handled with great efficiency by Yu at reception. They waited until we went out to dinner and then moved all of our things without us having to pack anything. By the time we arrrived back, everything was set up in our new room. This room was equally lovely. No terrace but even bigger and wonderfully quiet.

We found almost all of the staff wonderfully friendly and helpful. The exceptions would be the door staff, who we found a bit alouf and never welcomed us back, and the breakfast service in the restaurant (although the lady who greeted us was very friendly). However, the staff in the bar and in Fabourg 114 were delightful. We ate twice at Fabourg 114 and found the food delicious, although the menu is perhaps a bit limited it you were staying for a longer time. My particular favourite was the hard boiled egg and king crab - much, much nicer than it sounds and full of crab.

The new bar is elegant but was rather deserted both nights we were there which gives it a cold feel. I have heard since that they have stopped serving meals in the bar after 2pm which I think is a mistake, as it would be a nice place for a casual meal.

Would definately return to Le Bristol the next time we are in Paris.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Hotel Le Bristo... P, Hotel Manager at Le Bristol Paris, responded to this review, November 16, 2012
Dear guest,

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments regarding your recent stay with us in October.

We were pleased that overall you were pleased with your visit to Le Bristol. At the same time we are very pleased that you pointed out certain areas where we can improve. Firstly let me say that we appreciated the fact that you were rather surprised and yet pleased to receive a telephone call in Australia, from our Reservations agent. Pleased to see that you enjoyed décor of both accommodations. It goes without saying that we are sorry you were disturbed by noise emanating from an adjacent building, and have to be room changed. We know how unpleasant just the thought of having to pack your things up, and that you were delighted that we handled it all for you. We will be certain the Yu knows that you were happy with her reactivity. In spite the fact that you did not have a terrace with the second room, we were relieved that you found it wonderfully quiet!

Your observation that you found ‘almost all of the staff wonderfully friendly and helpful’, was much taken to heart. Needless to say we were very disappointed that the door staff did not welcome you back at any time and that you found them alouf.

Thank you for noting the champagne and Millefeuille, specialty of our Pastry Chef, Laurent Jeannin. We will be certain to see that he shares your description as ‘amazing’. We were disappointed to learn that the breakfast service was wanting in the restaurant. We are very happy that you found however both staff in 114 Faubourg and the Bar ‘delightful’. We get a lot of positive comments regarding the starter item, half-boiled egg and king crab, with ginger and lemon mayonnaise in the brasserie. You are correct. Much nicer that it sounds. We must do a better job on the description as it is one of the items that will always be difficult to remove from the menu!

We are very excited about the feedback surrounding the new evening bar. We are just sorry that you did not experience a warm environment on the two nights you visited. We have an offering of tapas at the bar. By the way at the open space bar area called Jardins Français, the full menu is offered until 3 p.m., and then from 6 p.m. All the staff are to verify with the Chef if we can make an exception between 3 and 6 p.m., depending on which item is requested.

All your comments are very constructive, and we look forward to your next visit. Please do not hesitate to contact me personally when planning a return trip to Paris!.

Your sincerely,

Leah Marshall
Hotel Manager
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dallas
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

I agree with the other reviewers that the minute you walk into this place, you are enveloped in their atmosphere that starts with the efficient registration desk with the female employees in very lovely, eye catching uniforms to the sad moment when you leave at the end of your stay and the doorman is folding your coat in so it doesn't get caught in the car door. Literally every person you encounter speaks to you and says "bon jour", and it almost feels like you are being handed along from one person to the next to take care of you. We had a beautiful junior suite with lots of room and lots of lovely amenities, but the real fun is to be down in the large lounge and bar area watching the fashionable Parisians come and go . . . a real treat during Paris fashion week! When you stay, do yourself a huge favor and schedule massages in the spa with either Margo or Aurelie . . . they are both fantastic therapists, and both my daughter and I felt we had experienced the best massages ever! The Bristol captures the true air of Parisian refinement and adventure and was a very happy time for us. Hint: They will tell you that no reservation is needed for breakfast, but I would press them and reserve one of the tables looking out onto the garden. We did experience a bit of a crowd there, so I would try to book in advance. Enjoy, enjoy . . . it is very expensive of course but you will have fabulous memories!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Hotel Le Bristo... P, Hotel Manager at Le Bristol Paris, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
Dear guest,

We would like to thank you for sharing your impressions about your recent stay at Le Bristol Paris during the last Fashion week.

It is truly a great pleasure to read that you appreciated the Parisian atmosphere at the Hotel and our quality of service upon arrival, be it by the door or front desk staff. Your warm words mean a lot to us, and we will make sure to share your feedback with our team. Our first priority is to make our guests feel comfortable, as a result, we are thrilled to know that both your junior suite and guest room amenities were up to your expectations.

We are happy that you enjoyed our large lounge and bar area especially during the hectic time of Paris Fashion week, a great people watching location. Our Spa massage therapists, Margo and Aurélie, take your kind comments very much to heart, and are truly grateful.

Your praise of our restaurant Epicure and garden is much appreciated. You are correct to note that we need however to always recommend reservations in addition for breakfast. We are delighted you have, in your words, fabulous memories of your time at Le Bristol.

We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back again at Le Bristol Paris in a not too distant future.

Yours sincerely,

Leah Marshall
Hotel Manager
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Saratoga, CA
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

My wife and I stayed at Hotel Le Bristol twice in September 2012. We've stayed at many of the world's best hotels and this one ranks up there too. Everything about it was perfect.

First, all the doormen are very courteous and friendly. From the moment you arrive they set the tone for first-class service and an outgoing, friendly attitude. The clerks at check were all wonderful, and each of the two times we were shown to our room, they did not miss an opportunity to see what they could do to make our stay memorable.

The concierge services were as good as any we have used, and they spent a great deal of time explaining how to go to various out-of-way places we wanted to see. It was most impressive.

Everyone was friendly. Even a maid as she passed in the hall would say "bonjour" and smile. We have stayed in hotels all over the world and none has a staff as friendly as Le Bristol. They really made us feel welcome.

Our room had a fruit basket that was never allowed to be empty, and room service was always a sumptuous affair. But the two restaurants - 114 Faubourg and Epicure - were simply outstanding. We ate at 114 Faubourg twice and each time it was superb. The wine steward Ellie was phenomenal, and helped us pick out a couple of lovely bottles. Each meal was incredible, but we will always remember the steak that was finished at the table on a mini grill. It might be the best steak I ever had, and I eat a lot of steak!

Finally, we went to the newly renovated Bar and it seemed very lively, but our jet-lag forced us off to bed before things could really get lively. I would have loved to be able to stay up longer.

I can't say enough good things about this hotel. It is definitely expensive, but it was well worth it. After all, they even have a reincarnated pharaoh - the hotel cat, Fa-Raon!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Hotel Le Bristo... P, Hotel Manager at Le Bristol Paris, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Dear guest,

We would like to thank you for writing such a positive review about Le Bristol Paris regarding your stay last September.

We are so happy to know that you had a “perfect” experience amongst us, and it was a true pleasure to read about how you felt upon arrival, your first impressions at Le Bristol Paris. It is exactly that feeling we would hope all our guests experience.

Your compliments are a very nice reward for all of our staff. Please know that we will be certain to share your kind comments with our door staff and reception as well as our concierge, who thoroughly assisted you. We are truly pleased that our staff’s overall service was able to meet your expectations.

We are really delighted to read that you spent a lovely time both at Epicure and the 114 Faubourg, and that you really appreciated Eric Frechon’s cuisine as well as the spirit of the brasserie. Patrice Jeanne, Director of the Brasserie, and 114 Faubourg’s Chef Eric Desbordes look forward to welcoming you again very soon. We are very pleased you liked the atmosphere of our new bar and we do hope that you will have the opportunity to enjoy on a next visit.

We are thrilled that you appreciate our resident cat Fa-raon and we do look forward to welcoming you back soon at Le Bristol Paris.

Yours sincerely,

Leah Marshall
Hotel Manager
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

Le Bristol has improved the spa and has modernized some rooms ( this is called luxury as it was not really necessary)
you will never be lost in the lobby, Eric is there watching, reading client's faces and preventing any stressful situation. incredible service unique experience
for a head of State, may be not a surprise, but no downgrade
this is may be why so many are staying there
i dont understand why you cannot anymore
food at the bar after 2 pm this is may be a new socialist rule who knows?
the best hotel in Paris
an hotel that gives a meaning to the words Palace five stars and luxury
i am going back there un november

  • Stayed October 2012
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    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
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Thank Jeanluc1
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Hotel Le Bristo... P, Hotel Manager at Le Bristol Paris, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Dear guest,

We would like to thank you for sharing your experience about your recent stay at Le Bristol Paris in early October.

We are delighted that you enjoyed the newly-made improvements of the guest rooms and Spa. Our first priority is to make our guests feel comfortable so it is a real pleasure to read how much you liked the overall service.

Your points regarding not being able to order certain menu items after 2 p.m. during your stay are well-taken. Hopefully you will witness that we have rectified this point on your next visit.

Your warm words about our staff mean a lot to us, and we will make sure to share your positive feedback with Eric Régnier, our Front of the House Manager.

We very much value your recognition, and it is an honor to be considered as the best hotel you ever stayed in Paris.

We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back again at Le Bristol Paris in a not too distant future.

Yours sincerely,

Leah Marshall
Hotel Manager
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

From arrival to a reluctant departure, this hotel was simply wonderful. We chose Le Bristol for our fist trip to Paris as a family, and from the minute we stepped into the elegant lobby we knew it was the right choice. Tucked away on a quiet street in the 8th arrondissement close to Place de la Concorde, this is one of the best in a city filled with 5 star choices.

The front desk staff was welcoming, and even though we arrived well before check in, they were able to get us into one of our two connecting rooms within the hour. Although our visit was in mid April, the temperatures were in the 80's most days, and the courtyard garden was a nice place to relax while our rooms were being prepared. My son loved visiting with the resident cat, Faraon, who was sitting out enjoying the sunshine.

The rooms were beyond stunning....and huge! And the bathrooms-all marble, including the walls, separate shower and tub, double vanities, towel warming bars, and the most wonderful scented Hermes toiletries. Plus thick Hotel monogrammed plush bathrobes for all.

Our connecting rooms consisted of a luxury suite and a deluxe room for the kids. The suite had large windows, king bed, and table skirts all dressed in a coordinating print fabric, giving it a cozy and elegant feel. Walk through the munioned glass double doors and enter the sitting room, a pleasant spot to quietly read a book, or enjoy the exquisite fruit basket sent from the management. The deluxe room had another large bed (actually two small side by side), and another sitting area complete with sofa, chairs , and coffee table, plus another full bath. We were able to live here comfortably for a week and never feel cramped.

Our included full breakfast was served at 114 Faubourg - good food served by friendly and efficient wait staff. We were appreciative of this especially on the one day we needed to be in and out at an early time to catch the train to Brussels.

The indoor pool had a stunning view of the Eiffel Tower and the roof tops of Paris at night, and was decorated in a fun nautical theme. It was a good place to relax and recharge between sightseeing and dinner out, especially for kids.

One of the unique features of Le Bristol is the working antique elevator running from the lobby to a few floors up, flanked by a double set of curving stairs. The Concierge staff was readily available and knowledgeable. They were able to set up a very enjoyable day trip to Brugge for us at the last minute, and helped daily with sightseeing ideas and transportation tips.

This is a solid hotel choice if you are looking for personalized service and luxury, or for that special experience of a lifetime. It was not inexpensive, but we felt value delivered was was above what was paid. Loved it here!

(This is a review for a stay in April 2011)

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Hotel Le Bristo... P, Hotel Manager at Le Bristol Paris, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Dear guest,

We would like to thank you for writing such a positive review about Le Bristol Paris further to your stay last April. It was a true pleasure to read your very first impressions at Le Bristol Paris upon arrival. It is exactly that feeling we would hope all our guests experience.

We are delighted that you enjoyed not only the location but also the Parisian atmosphere and decoration of the Hotel. Your compliments are a true reward for the team and be assured that we will share with great pleasure your warm comments with the Reception and the Concierge teams.

We believe that our garden is a place of serenity in Paris, and we are truly happy that you had the opportunity to experience it. Besides, we are pleased to learn that your son enjoyed the presence of Fa-raon, our resident cat. Our first priority is to make our guests feel comfortable so it is so nice to hear how much you liked your room, bathroom products, guest room amenities but also the antique elevator, one of the former and important features in the Hotel history.

We have noted that you appreciated our breakfast service in the brasserie 114 Faubourg and our swimming-pool located on the sixth floor of our Hotel overlooking the city with its superb view not to speak of the charming chimney tops.

We are thrilled to read that you had “an experience of a lifetime” and we look forward to welcoming you back soon at Le Bristol Paris.

Yours sincerely,

Leah Marshall
General Manager
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Property: Le Bristol Paris
Address: 112 rue du Faubourg Saint Honore | 8th Arr., 75008 Paris, France
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Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Paris
#1 Romantic Hotel in Paris
#4 Spa Hotel in Paris
#4 Luxury Hotel in Paris
#10 Business Hotel in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Le Bristol Paris 5*
Number of rooms: 188
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