Hotel Le Bristol
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Le Bristol is Paris!
I must say that our original room booking would not have elicited our excellent rating, it was too small and not exciting. We viewed two alternative rooms and selected an apartment overlooking the courtyard that was magic. During the five nights our our stay, we found Le Bristol to be very gracious, serene and refined. I can recommend Le Bristol to those willing to pay for the beautiful accommodations. It was a beautiful residence for our wonderful visit to Paris!
Be Prepared to be pampered!
From the start of our visit - we were pampered by style and service second to none. The receptionist handled our early arrival from the States with speed - accompanying us to our lovely Junior Suite on the 6th floor. The room, beautifully decorated, opened to the garden in the interior of the hotel. The room was spacious with two large french door windows. You will find great closet space. The bathroom was large with all products offered including a top notch hairdryer (not just one attached to the wall!). Double size shower, wonderful tub, towel warmer, bathrobes and slippers - Luxury at its best.
The conceirge was top notch, handled all reservations with ease. The three gentleman handling the post offered great suggestions. All prepaid reservations were smooth and effortless. The hotel is located within walking distance of many sites and great shopping. Lots to do in Paris - use the conceirge to sort through the choices.
Turn down service at night was a nice touch. The breakfast menu left in both French and English.
Room service was elegant. Breakfast arrived promptly each morning as scheduled. Get ready for awesome breads at this hotel.
The top floor has a nice pool and work out room. A terrace is outside of the boat themed pool area which is nice. The work out room had great equipment and decent changing rooms.
Try the bar for a late night drink and desert. The raspberry tarts were wonderful - also the strawberry delight worth the time.
Overall - our stay was awesome.
My husband and daughter stayed at Le Bristol for four nights. Their stay was flawless. They were made to feel very welcome and comfortable, and had nothing the highest of praise.
A truly great hotel
I loved my stay here - and I've read all the reviews here....and it seems almost everyone loves it.
It is expensive - and it seems to be the only luxury hotel in Paris that wasn't doing promotional rates in the winter!
I suppose that tells us exactly how popular it is.
People have said lots of nice things about the Bristol here, but personally I especially liked a few things:
the staff are great
in the summer - eating outside in the garden is lovely
the indoor pool is fabulous and great spot for relaxing
the afternoon tea is nice
rooms I liked:
the ones overlooking the garden are bigger....but not as bright
the rooms fronting the street seem a little smaller....and not as 'square' - but more of them have balconies (some have two) and have great views.
Lying in bed, watching the lights on the Eiffel Tower - well - what can you say.
I don't know what anyone else thinks.....but I think travelling on your own to the Bristol is a shame, almost a waste - I think this is one of those magical, memorable hotels that needs to be shared!
'Hang the expense'
My wife and I spent three nights at Le Bristol in October 2004. The hotel oozes luxury, comfort, taste and efficiency. Everything happens when and how it should and you cannot fault the staff. Nothing is too much trouble for them and they will pamper you in a courteous but friendly and relaxed manner; you don't feel overwhelmed or patronised. The general atmosphere is superb and the food is outstanding. Go for at least a junior suite if you can get it.
However, this is the sort of hotel where you could easily find yourself dining at a table next to that of a movie star, a tennis star or just a plain, old fashioned millionaire and that is reflected in the prices. It is probably the most expensive hotel we have ever stayed at - and I've spent much of my life travelling on a company expense account. As an example, dinner for two in the restaurant, with less than a bottle of wine between us, cost €450 (i.e. for just one meal) and the suite was €1000 per night. So the important thing is to approach a stay at the Hotel Le Bristol in the spirit of 'Hang the expense'. You'll not regret it.
Soft landing in Paris
No disappointments here. They let us check in early after an overnight flight with "Of course your room is ready." The concierges recommend fine restaurants and get the particular rental car you want with a phone call. Then, there's the sublime rooftop pool. I could go on and on.
I have stayed at this hotel many times over the past 25 years, and have found it to consistently be a favorite. The service is always efficient, courteous, and welcoming, the hotel quiet and beautiful without the sense of trendiness or snobbishness which can mar the experience at some of Paris's other big hotels. The room was ready early, and was cheerful and spacious. Am looking forward to my next visit!
Very, very comfortable
Bristol Standards! This is a wonderful place to stay for a peaceful and luxurious retreat from the city bustle. My opinion is to always stay overlooking the garden - it's quiet and lovely, especially in winter (I've just spent a december-week at the hotel). One thing to consider is that Le Bristol does not offer a flashy scene such as one would expect at the Ritz or the Costes - it's a place of quiet luxury where everything works to perfection for business-travelers and families alike. Last, they're not lying when they brag about having the largest bathrooms in Paris; they're the size of some hotel rooms elsewhere. I keep going back since it's always perfect in every aspect (including the low profile, which may be an issue with those wanting a "louder" presence).
A Wonderful Home!
An apartment in La Residence overlooking the most beautiful courtyard, stunning courteous service, a quiet location near everything in Paris and a stunning gastronomique restaurant results in a super-luxury adventure. Go ahead and splurge for a killer room. It is worth it!
I've stayed in many many hotels and you must try Le Bristol for classic 5 star service in perhaps the best and most lovely location in Paris.
Breakfast in the courtyard in the summer is amazing. Chef Frechon does wonders in the food department.
Ask for a room facing the courtyard in the summer and the street in the winter
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... the kids falling asleep. Trying to find the place we managed to leave a piece of luggage sitting on the sidewalk unattended but it was still there when we returned. Last time we did this at Pearson a bomb squad person had shown up. Ironically it was in front of The Canadian Bar. We walked around the Latin which was very busy trying to find a grocery store. It was just nuts and then we realized because there was a gay pride parade. We were too Hungary to watch.
... up the stairs, Susan surviving the long circular climb to the glorious upper chapel with its wonderful stained glass. Peter then showed us a recently restored large and very old mechanical clock on the corner of a building. We then had a lovely lunch together near Notre Dame, where peter very kindly bought us a glass of champagne for a start. He saw us onto the Metro and we went home and had another scratch meal. On Tuesday the weather was again fine so we went to Trocadero to ...
... steakhouse-slash-cocktail-bar. We had a very satisfying steak (Lyndal) and salmon (Tom), before we set off for our 'passeggiata' (evening walk) for the next hour. For our first full day in Paris, our original plan was to have a big day seeing the Eiffel Tower and other Paris landmarks, but instead we found ourselves walking around the St Germain area that had been recommended to us. We stumbled across a nice cutlery shop called Sabre knives and went in for a look. ...
Today we decided to just hang around the Marais.
We got our pastries from downstairs again - mmmm...those pastries are so good. Whilst I did some homework Mum and Maddy went to get some stuff up the street. When they came back they had some pictures that Mum had found up the street.
Anyway, we finished and then went for a wander around the local neighbourhood. Coincidentally we just happened to end up at the Paris Museum which Mum wanted to go ...
... We did not do this Parisian thing. We did, however, get a delicious flan from a boulangerie.
On the next day, we walked to Marche D'aligre, interesting place. Lots of cheap knick knacks (read ****), but there were some bargains to be found if you had the time and inclination. Fruit and veg looked pretty good, but most of the undercover shops (boucheries, charcuteries, poissonneries and fromageries) were closed. It is August... apparently everyone just ...