Hotel Lutetia is in a great location in the middle of the St. Germaine, lots of shopping, cafes, etc. Not a whole lot to do late night so be prepared to taxi to other areas in Paris. The lobby is impressive and was fun to sit and people watch or enjoy a cocktail.
The hotel is spending A LOT of time and money on marketing as I have seen it lately in many magazines, travel sites and they were even filming a popular reality TV show while I was there. If they would invest just a portion of that into the actual hotel experience itself it could be magnificent. Otherwise, guests like me show up with high expectations only to leave disappointed and not want to recommend it to others.
The rooms left A LOT to be desired. We were moved from our first room (when the ceiling started leaking onto our bed...not slightly dripping but pouring onto our bed and luggage). The second room was not much better and the only way to shower was with completely hot water or freezing cold water. Apparently the pipe that connected the two was not working properly. Again, we're in Paris. I understand old plumbing, old buildings, part of the charm. But the staff seemed utterly annoyed that we would mention it let alone switch rooms. From what I understand there are some amazing rooms in this hotel (neither of the 2 we had were) When asked if they had a room where the basics worked properly they said yes but there would be an additional charge for it! Now we did NOT book this hotel at a discount rate and if the hotel failed to give us a usable room, any other hotel of this caliber/price would have gone out of their way to accommodate.
Besides the great location, I will say that the breakfast was one of the best I have ever had! There were literally dozens of kinds of honey, jams and spreads. The most delicious croissants and an orange marmalade so divine I would have like to wash my face in it! Truly it was a feast every morning!
I really wanted to love this hotel and hope they can get it together as it has so much potential!
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Lutecia Paris
- Lutetia Hotel
- Paris Lutetia
- Paris Hotel Lutetia