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My plane has finally arrived at Paris. It took about a day to get from Houston to France. I had enough sleep in the plane though, but I still tired for some reason. I don't personally like riding on airplanes, but I wanted to come on vacations here. I am so happy that my friend was here with his parents waiting for me. I have to rest today because tomorrow ...
This morning we got up early - it was still raining - packed our bags, called a taxi and went to St. Pancras Station. It was Monday, and it was time to leave London for Paris.
I was very excited this morning to take the Eurostar train to Paris via the Chunnel, an engineering masterpiece I watched being constructed on the Discovery channel. In order to cross the English channel, two drills (really massive grinding ...
... leave, we see that both of the canal boats across from us have come loose from their moorings and are across the canal, blocking it. Assume it was because the hotel boat moved them last night, and hadn’t retied them properly.
Early start as we’re meeting Lorraine and Tony at midday. We have the address, and know that it is near the hospital and shopping centre, so punch details into the TomTom, having decided to take an extra 10 minutes to ...
... Steve who treated us all to the fondue!! After our second lunch we all had to roll ourselves out of the restaurant and then into the chocolatier next door where we got samples for dessert! It had begun to rain again so we decided to take the metro to the place where the bateaux mouch (the big long river boat along the Siene that just has loads of seats on it) left from. We went on the hour or so long boat ride which went past many of the sights ...
... and Chung wants to go back to the Latin Quartier. We have four nights in Paris and three dinners were all in that vicinity.Thats how much he loves that area. In fact,the workaholic said something I thought I 'llnever hear - "I dont want to go back to work"..
We found a nicy cozy ( another word for cramp) restaurant to have my sole meniere again....It wasnt great but the owner was such a hospitalble guy and made our last night in ...
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A memorable stay!
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.
Not every once in a lifetime experience is worth it?
I had occasion to stay in the Hotel Du Crillon as part of a ballooning
trip ... Buddy Bombard Balloon adventures meets up at the Crillon
before beginning their adventure in the Loire Valley, which is
terrific! I love Paris and France.
Walking into the Crillon is impressive, and to note the history there
is very nice. I suppose the Crillon can support themselves based on
people from all over the world being able to go there and spend the
kind of money for a room there. It was nice, comfortable, and old
... but in a charming way.
The room service was adequate, and the food superb for the most
part, it was a wonderful experience, but not without its warts.
For a once in a lifetime experience, it was fantastic to see this
great hotel, where Presidents have stayed, and history has been
made. It is in a fantastic location, you can walk to much of old
Paris ... I walked to the Eiffel Tower, and the Arc De Triumph,
and Notre Dame Cathedral, fantastic, and espcially at night
there is no city of place more beautiful.
The rooms were fantastic, but my weird bathroom with the odd
French fixtures leaked and the bathroom flooded.
The Internet did not work, so I had to go to the telegraph office
to use their very slow computer. All in all it was wonderful and
worth it for a special treat, and I guess the hotel can expect that
there are enough guests with money like that to spend that they
really do not have to work that hard to maintain their image
and rating, but with just a little bit more work, or maybe on a
rare good day the Crillon would be a dream, and it is pretty
close to that on a bad day.
I am so happy to have had the chance to stay at the Crillon
that even the weird elevator with numbers you have no idea
where you are is just an adventure.
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!
5 Star Service
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.
Crillon is in the prime location next to the Louvre. We walked from the museum because there were no taxis. Eiffle tower is about 3 minutes drive, and so is the Notre-Dame. We took the subway down the block to the Versailles, and Champs-Elysee is also just a block away. Buddah Bar is right next door and so are all the designer shops. I would recommend this hotel if you can handle the $ and you like personalized service/attention. (Warning: In Paris, do not get into a cab without a meter. They'll charge you 10 times over the regular cab fare. We didn't pay him anything because he's obviously a fraud, but it was a very unpleasant experience.)
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).
For the prices the Crillon charges, I was expecting no-holds-barred luxury. What I got was a shabby room with cigarette burns on the bedspread. The shower was broken for two days; the management suggested that I "use the shower head in the bathtub," rather than switch me to a different room. After a Fed-Ex package from my office was delivered to another guest's room, I had had enough.
The bottom line: Not for business travelers, unless you don't mind missing important faxes or phone messages. And its not for those on vacation, unless you like paying five star prices for one star service.
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