My wife and I stayed at Hotel Scribe for three nights from Dec. 22nd - 25th. After more than 12 trips to Paris I find the location of the hotel perfect - walking distance to the main shopping areas as Boulevard Haussmann and also the Louvre, the Musée d'Orsay etc. is only a few minutes away.
The staff at the Hotel Scribe was absolutely friendly and helpful and this applies to all the people from the check in to the concierge service and the doormen and ….
We booked a „Luxury Club Room“. Compared to regular hotel rooms in Paris hotels this room was quite large. A private hallway leads to the main room. The bathroom and a separate toilet are accessible from this hallway which also houses the wardrobes. The entire room was nicely decorated and in a good and clean condition. Soft drinks from the minibar were included in the room price and always in stock. The bed was very comfortable and had a duvet and enough pillows. The room facilities besides the usual equipment as wi-fi access or a flat screen TV also included a Bose Wave Radio / CD, which completed the comfortable impression.
The bathroom also was neat and clean and high quality care products were available.
So far an absolutely recommendable hotel. But two things give a reason for criticism.
First thing is the fact that one day the room was not cleaned at 3.00 pm and we had to call Housekeeping and wait one hour before the room was done. Around this time, a room must be finished. Also the turn down service on that day has been forgotten.
Secondly the prices are much too high in the hotel bar. A glas of white wine costs there 15 EUR. This is huge, even for Paris standards. In good restaurants you pay less than 10 EUR and on the other side of the Rue Scribe at the bar of the Intercontinental „Le Grand Hotel“ we payed only 10 EUR (and there was live piano music playing as well).
All in all, the Scribe is an excellent hotel. But because of beeing a luxury Hotel and due to the very high room rates one can always expect a impeccable service. For that reason (this time) I rate the Scribe „four stars“.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A long tradition of excellence in the art of living awaits you in this grand 19th-century building. An emblem of Parisian life, Hotel Scribe Paris was originally the home of the very aristocratic Jockey Club. It became a hotel of legend, a stage of modernity on which the cinema was born, a favourite place of artists and celebrities. The Scribe keeps that legacy alive today. In its elegant rooms and suites, its public and reception areas, new generations of personalities are even now adding chapters to the hotel's history. ... more less
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