Hotel de Crillon
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Larry and I took the train from Amsterdam to Paris, first class. Larry loved it! We stayed at the elegant and VERY expensive Hotel de Crillon and we went to dinner at the Jules Verne Restaurant which sits half-way up the Eiffel Tower. Our view from the balcony of our room was fabulous!
... before heading to Suresne where they live. Another Metro trip. Montmartre is the arty part of Paris, on the sides of a hill, with narrow streets and lots of interesting shops and people. We saw more of the school excursion groups that seem to be making the most of the beautiful weather. We settled for a view of Sacre Coeur from below, rather than take the many stairs - another time. The little area at the base was filled with the usual touts and carnival, ...
... me from the traumas that broke my will and my heart. I've been compensating for this deficit for so long that I forgot what it felt like to emerge from this safety, this prison.
I have so many people to thank, you know who you ate. I love you and, in me, you have a friend for life. I hope that I can someday, somehow influence and enrich the world around me so that I may give thanks. How else would I express ...
... to calm, as I studied the subway map and began to understand where I needed to transfer lines. Plus, the window next to me was open for the ride, so I finally cooled off from the breeze caused by the speed of the train. Plus, so much of the trip was above ground I got to view the countryside. Two things struck me: impossibly tall Cypress trees, and Graffiti. Actually, I couldn't believe how much graffiti there is. ...
Our last full day in 'gay Paree' started with a leisurely bike ride down Rue de Rivoli where we spent the morning at the Louvre. Nous mangons les croissants while waiting in line to enter the spectacular glass pyramid. We had three must-sees on our 'hit list' but were amazed by all of the ancient artifacts we encountered along the way. We meandered our way through rooms of Grecian statues, urns, and jewelry until we ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel de Crillon Paris
The room was beautiful with a view of the Eiffel Tower. But I found the staff to be not very friendly.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel de Crillon Paris
We stayed at the Crillon for three nights in order to celebrate my husband's birthday in June. The service was excellent in every aspect. Our room was large and tastefully decorated (even though gold and mauve is not to my liking) and everything worked well. The marble bathroom was very impressive, better than the Dorchester (which was the best I had seen till the Crillon). The consierge was especially helpful with restaurants and whatever we asked. The Ambassadeur restaurant serves a wonderful buffet breakfast. We loved the friendly staff, always smiling politely. The location is excellent: all the designer shops are close by, the stunning Budha bar behind the hotel has great sushi, and the famous beauty house of Carita where they give wonderful facials is a minute away. If you can afford it, its a great classy place to stay in Paris.
I had occasion to stay in the Hotel Du Crillon as part of a ballooning
Hotel de Crillon top of league
We stayed with our 2 children from 1-4 January 2005 to celebrate my wife's birthday. The hotel surpassed our expectations in every respect. The staff are simply the best we have encountered in any hotel anywhere in the world. There was none of the Parisian disdain which we had expected. The building itself is magnificent and beautifully maintained. The main restaurant, and the smaller L'Obelisque restaurant, are worth visting too. The rates, although high, were not as high as we were quoted by some other first class hotels in Paris.
Wow, Beautiful!!! Loved it!!
Excellent, hotel. The staff made everything so smooth, everyone is very helpful, always smiling, The suites are huge, very well apponited. Rooms are quiet. The bathrooms are elegant and large. Very well worth the stay. Location is excellent too. I definitly recommend this hotel as a deluxe property in all ways. Can't wait to go back!!!
Eurostar brought us here from London in February for three nights.Reception was a personalised service with a charming young lady taking the details and then showing us around.Room 205 was an immaculate 18th century chamber with beautiful fabrics and classey antique furniture,quite spacious with a fine bathroom.Champagne and chocolates were delivered as part of the deal! The Ambassadeur restaurant was expensive but magnificent in every way-marble,crystal chandeliers,attentive service and food of the gods. This hotel is so well situated in the very centre of Paris,an ideal stylish base for a city with such style!
We stayed at the Crillon for 5 days in Dec 2003. I have not much complaints. The lobby area and the dining room is beautiful. The staff were wonderful as well. The concierge booked us restaurants on short notice every night. They were very responsive and accomodating. I feel like they even went out of their way to get things that were not readily available. Room service food was excellent. The breakfast buffet was great (I miss those pastries!). The room we stayed in was not glitzy nor glamorous, but spacious and comfortable. I relaxed in the marble tub with the bath salt every night, and I loved the maid service 2x a day. The only snotty people at the hotel are some of the guests, not the staff. But then again, those guests might not be snotty; they just look it because they're wearing Chanel and Armani.
Room 105 is a real treat. It has hand painted walls and along with Room 107 was part of the original chapel of the de Crillon family.
Service and great and all the marble and glitz you could imagine.
I had heard amazing things about the Crillon over the years, and really looked forward to staying there myself. However, after spending two nights at the Crillon early this year on a week-long business trip, I checked out and checked myself into the Meurice (which was wonderful).
What I expected
Since we started our 12 day trip on a budget hotel and ended the trip at the Crillon, we were quite happy with the room. We had a JR suite at this Hotel since the Presidential wasn't available. There were fresh roses in the room and the maid service was 2xs a day. The staff is very typical FRENCH, a bit snooty, but that's what we expected. This is a more formal hotel and not many young people. The location was excellent for the Champs.
the hotel is currently under renovation, as is the US embassy next door, and it looks like the building on the other side is also. Otherwise a very nice small hotel, with a very helpful and pleasant staff