We came across this hotel when Dad agreed to pay for me and my friend to spend 4 nights in Paris through the Eurostar website. After compiling a short-list of 5 hotels, this was the one that came tops and the budget given us by my father allowed us to upgrade to the Executive room which we thought looked quite nice when we looked on the website.
We arrived before check-in time after travelling overnight by coach to London, feeling quite tired and expecting to be told we could check-in and leave our bags, but our room would not be ready for at least another hour. Imagine then our surprise when we were informed by Leon at check-in that our room was ready for us, only that they had not yet separated the beds for us, but they would do that for us during the afternoon. After a lovely tour of the hotel by Leon we were taken to our room and given a guided tour of what my friend came to refer to as our "house", the small suite that is called an executive room.
We decided to take a walk up the Champs-Elysees so as to give the staff time to separate out beds, which we ended up doing ourselves - something I didn't mind as I'm quite a stickler for my bed being in just such a place in relation to the bedside table. To my gratitude none of the housekeeping staff changed the layout during our stay.
The beds are extremely comfortable, as a sufferer of CFS I struggle to sleep unless a bed is comfortable. We never had a problem with the staff, in fact they couldn't do enough for us. When one of the housekeepers accidentally removed my friend's blanket from the room, she couldn't apologise enough upon returning it.
The breakfast is brilliant. I had been slightly apprehensive about ordering porridge, as so many establishments offer something akin to ready-brek. So I was pleasantly surprised to receive porridge made with porridge oats and not looking like it had been thrown through a microwave with no thought.
On our departure, we were informed that, should we have trouble getting back home with Eurostar (heavy snow the previous day had lead to cancellations and delays), we were to contact the hotel and they would endeavour to help us out. In the event I had to dash back to the hotel from Gare du Nord after leaving one of my bags in the room. Again upon phoning the hotel to inform them of this oversight on my part, the staff were extremely helpful, offering to post the bag to the UK should I not be able to make it back to the hotel in time.
To sum up, an amazing stay, beautiful rooms and we will be waiting a little impatiently for the renovations to be completed and the hotel reopen for our next stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Originally built in 1758, Hotel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel enjoys an unrivalled position overlooking the Place de la Concorde. The legendary palace offers a refined and illustrious history, encapsulating the very best France has to offer. In March 2013, Hotel de Crillon closed its doors to embark on a major renovation to further enhance the majesty and elegance of this exceptional establishment, while conserving the spirit of its prestigious 18th-century edifice. Inspired by its glorious history, respectful of its traditions and faithful to its character, the restoration adds a contemporary polish to the hotel. Under the guidance of renowned architect Richard Martinet, the artistic director Aline d’Amman and three Paris-based decorators—Chahan Minassian, Cyril Vergniol and Tristan Auer—have created a rich tapestry of sophisticated interiors. The transformed Hotel de Crillon offers incomparable luxury with eclectic, art-driven spaces that culminate in an emotional crescendo… elegantly expressing the spirit of Paris. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- De Crillon Hotel
- De Crillon Paris
- Hotel De Crillon