I spent weeks researching the perfect accomodation for my 20th wedding anniversary trip to Paris - my first trip to Paris. I mean, there is SO MUCH to choose from and a HUGE range of prices. I had a fairly generous (though not unlimited) budget to work from, and the mandate from hubby that it had to have an eiffel tower view. Unfortunately we were too late to book an apartment, so that left hotels. The Ming suite at Radisson Blu Le Dokhan's Hotel was the perfect choice for us. Radisson was easy to deal with, the staff were fantastic, the hotel beautiful and intimate and the suite itself very Parisian. The hotel is pleasant a 5-10 minute walk from the Eiffel Tower and the subway lines that cross through that area. We found it very easy to get around to all our tourist destinations from the hotel: the Seine, the tower, Louvre, the musee d'orsay, Notre Dame cathedral, many nice cafes and boulangeries. There is a bakery we stumbled upon within a couple of blocks from the hotel that has heavenly pastries. In fact, I'm certain the hotel is supplied by them for their breakfast baskets. The breakfast at the hotel (which was included) was very nice. The perfect start to a day of exploring.
I was a tiny bit disappointed on arrival day with the view of the Eiffel tower because you cannot see it from the bed. You can see it from your desk window (if you stand) and a perfect view from the bathroom window. By day 2 I did not care - we saw the tower from everywhere and walked down there nightly to see the lights and soak up the atmosphere. The bathroom and amenties were very nice, though it took me until day 3 to figure out how to get the water hotter than luke warm out of the jacuzzi bath. I should have asked. If you do enjoy a bath, there is no where to place anything within reach, except the floor. The edge of the tub is too narrow.
I mentioned the staff were great - very friendly and attentive. Though they all appeared to be able to speak English, I tried my french out with them for practice and they were never impatient with me.
One small annoyance we encountered was outside of the hotel's control. There was street work one day - the city must have been resurfacing and paving. The hotel is so close to the street (which is normally very quiet) that the machine work literally rattled the hotel.
Overall, I was very pleased with our stay.
After much dithering, what finally convinced me to book this hotel and suite was this travel blog article called "My Parisian Fantasy" http://fathomaway.com/postcards/romance/my-parisian-fantasy/
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discreetly located between Trocadéro and the Champs Elysées, this private residence was transformed by famous French decorator Frédéric Mechiche into a haute couture hotel that combines charm and luxury. The typically Parisian Haussmann facade, neo-classical interiors and unique character will delight all guests. The location offers access to an array of activities, including cultural and shopping excursions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Radisson Blu Le Dokhan`s Hotel, Paris Trocadero Hotel Paris
- Sofitel Paris
- Radisson Paris
- Paris Sofitel