Hotel Mayfair Paris
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Great Service and Location
I was a little worried about some of the negative reviews that i read on this site before i stayed here, but i am happy to report that we had a wonderful experience at the Mayfair hotel. First, the location: very quiet location with a metro stop near by. There are 4 linees that use this stop - it was very easy to get around town and felt very safe. It is pretty close to everything - being very centrally located. Second, the service: A note about the French - I found that if you try to speak a little French (I don't know any outside of the greetings) the people are very very friendly. I found this to be true everywhere. I found no anti-american attitudes or racism ( i was surprised - this was noted in the Let's Go - Paris). The desk staff was very helpful. They made restaurant reservations for us and greeted us warmly when came and left. The continental breakfast was ok. The waiter there was very nice and attentive. Third, the room: Fairly good size by european standards with all the usual amenities. The bathroom was particularly large and recently redone. The bed was comfy enough. All in all, I would definitely stay at the Mayfair again and I recommend it without reservation.
We stayed at he Mayfair in February 2003. We were very pleased with the accommodations. The room was average in size (not too small) and clean.
The staff was helpful and courteous. However, I was also stuck with the internet charge after inadvertantly messing with the system. I did not argue it and figured lesson learned. The hotel is in an excellent location for sight seeing.
Watch your bill and credit card!
Only after a long battle, did the management of this hotel finally agree to remove some charges from our bill which we had not incurred.
Breakfast charges had been increased in the form of dishes we did not order and mystery drinks appeared on our room bill. The staff and management were hostile as well. If you plan on using this hotel, pay in cash and check your credit card statement closely.
A real gem
I stayed 6 nights at the Mayfair Hotel in Sept. 2003 and had a wonderful time. This was my first trip to Paris. I found the location to be ideal for reaching any Paris destination. The room was spacious, clean and attractive, the hotel staff very courteous and helpful, and the breakfast delicious. I was thoroughly happy with this choice.
First class accommodation!
We stayed at the Mayfair Hotel last week, for 6 nights. This is THE best location if you are going to Paris to see the sights. The metro is just around the corner. The shops from the souvenir items to the most expensive by Place Vendome are steps away. The hotel is very quaint. We stayed in Room 28. Separate bedroom from the bathroom. Has full tub. Great to soak in after miles of seeing Paris! by foot! The staff speaks English. Our favorite is Joaquim - he served us breakfast daily and very congenial to everyone! We noticed the guests to be on the uppity side, being it in the 1st arrondisement. They were mostly business people. We noticed people from Spain, Italy, France, and of course the U.S. We were the younger guests (i think!) and we are in our late 30's. The continental breakfast which came with our hotel/trip from go-today was just perfect! fresh squeezed orange juice, chocolait croissant, baguette!! I will definitely come back to stay at this hotel again! loved it- loved it- loved it!!!!!!!!... Oh by the way, the room that we had, had chandeliers and humongous windows with classic draperies!..... The posted room rate on the hotel room is 330 Euros.
I stayed at the Mayfair for 6 nights in April 2003 and could not have been more satisfied with the hotel. The room was a good size with adequate "counter" space and shelves in the closets. The bathroom was large and everything was spotlessly clean. I am amazed at the two poor reports on this site regarding security and staff. The staff were extremely pleasant, polite, friendly and helpful. Security was never an issue (and I and my mother were traveling alone) since the glass doors were locked in the evening and not opened until the receptionist recognized that you were a guest (they have amazing memories). Later in the evening, the outside door was locked (guests gained entrance by ringing the bell and a video camera revealed our faces to the receptionist. I never felt in danger or at risk in the hotel, near the hotel or anywhere in Paris for that matter. Stay at the Mayfair - the location and staff are out excellent.
Great Place to Stay
We stayed at the Mayfair Hotel from April 22-28, 2003. The room was large and beautifully decorated, the marble bathroom was clean and modern, and the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. We tried to speak French and they appreciated that, but as soon as my terrible command of the language failed, they jumped in in English. The room service bill was much less than I thought it would be. We took 5 large bottles of water from the minibar and made 4 phonecalls and it only came to 20 Euros. Not bad. The location of this hotel across from the Tuilleries gardens, a block from the Lourve, and walking distance from most museums and the Eiffel Tower was great. The security was good as well. There were always at least 2 people at the front desk watching everyone who came in and out. My experience in traveling has been that if you are pleasant and reasonable, people are friendly. If you are rude and demanding, you end up with a horror story. And in France, the customer is not always right. If you are rude, you are treated rudely back. Frankly, this makes more sense to me. I can highly recommend this hotel because it was a great place to stay.
The staff at the hotel was incredibly rude to us, especially after we asked if the hotel had any security. We were especially concerned after another guest was attacked in the lobby by a cab driver. They said we didn't need to worry because if anything happened, the security guard from the hotel across the street would help. This didn't make sense to us. The folks at the reception practically threw our keys at us! We would definitely never return.
After three nights in this hotel, we found ourselves in the French National Tourism Board offices, filing a three-page complaint/report. It is still on file and is being investigated, according to the board representatives. The report outlines false charges placed on our bill, including an internet charge of 20 Euros when we were not able to connect. The hotel even managed to produce a piece of paper "confirming" our time on the internet. We were not asked to sign for our drinks and several rounds had been added when the bill came. They did agree to reverse the charge of an omelette we did not order but stood firm on the additional 40 Euros that were attached to fictional charges. An American client was assaulted twice in the lobby by a taxi driver in January, 2002 as there is no security.
Location, Location, Location
Excellent hotel in the heart of Paris' tourist and shopping districts. Located just across the street from the Tuileries and a short stroll to the Louvre and Place de la Concorde, this was an excellent base to explore the city.
Our room was small but comfortable and spotlessly clean, and the bathroom was well above the standard I have become accustomed to at European hotels. Our stay included continental breakfast in the dining room (look into it when booking), which was consistently excellent. The breakfast room was elegant and the waitstaff immensely courteous -- a wonderful way to begin each day on our trip.
There were some fancier hotels in our area, but I think that the Mayfair provides exceptional value considering the location and quality of the hotel and room -- and it has received the four-star rating.
Overall, a great hotel choice, and I highly recommend it to other travelers.