From the warm welcome by Philippe we knew we were going to be staying somewhere special. The hotel is a boutique hotel in a quieter street just near the Arc d'Triomphe and about a five minute walk to the Champs Elysees. We had organised an English speaking driver and car to collect us from the airport and he was very good considering the mad Paris traffic. We were in Paris for three days before continuing our trip so therefore our room 301 was smallish but sufficient for three days as we were going to be out most of the time. The hotel looks exactly like it does on the website, with a bar and lounge area just off the reception and then another lounge area complete with fire place further into the hotel. The décor is gorgeous and you feel like you are actually staying in a very luxurious home.
The bathroom had a shower above the bath and also a separate 'Wet'' area shower (ie open shower no glass or shower curtains) which we chose not to use as didn't want to get water everywhere. Robes and slippers provided and quality thick towels and amenities.
The breakfast area was warm and welcoming and it was a wonderful way to start the day sitting in this gorgeous little area and the staff were warm and welcoming. There was sufficient choices for breakfast each day and the staff always remembered what juice you liked, how and when you liked your coffee and tea which is always a nice touch.
The staff are what make this hotel special, as mentioned before Philippe was welcoming and always happy to have a chat about our day and point us in the right direction for attractions etc as it had been a few years since we were in Paris last. Simon who looked after us at the Bar - what can we say but thank you, you went over and beyond the call of duty. We had friends from Scotland who meet us in Paris, staying in another Hotel, and they came over on arrival and we had champagne and nibbles that we had brought, Simon was happy to set us up in one of the lounge areas with our own ''Verve' rather than us going up to our room and as our bottle was not overly cold from being in the minibar - he swopped it for a cold bottle he had behind the bar, popped it in a silver champagne bucket and served us. No that's service - our friends who have travelled extensively as well could not believe it. On another occasion we had brought cakes back from Ludree and they stored them in their fridge and then we had them for afternoon tea, again Simon organised crockery and napkins in the lounge with our own cakes, although this time we did have coffee and tea.
Another night we were in the bar before going out for dinner and another couple came down for drinks before heading out and wanted a wine, Simon asked them how long they were going to stay and when they said five nights recommended they buy the wine by the bottle than by the glass as it would be more economical for them that way and he would put it aside for them each night - a nice touch. It is those little touches that make a Hotel feel like a home away from home.
All in all a great three days in a wonderful hotel and one we would recommend, but if you are seeking more night life away from the tourist trap cafes etc of the Champs Elysees then this may not be for you, as its in a quiet part of the town, also would not suggest it was a hotel for families with children but for couples or business travellers its one to definitely try.
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