Travel Blogs from Paris
So after that slightly depressing, verging on rant about world war one it's back to the fun stuff and back to Paris! But this time I have a partner in crime - Old man Baker! Hope all you Kanye and Jay z fans liked the *****s in Paris reference on facebook.
So Saturday morning rolls round and it time I check out of St Christopher's Inn and …
Mum's Biurthday! Scribe Hotel Open Top bus touring - Montmartre Birthday dinner - saw Gerard Depardieu!!!
... headed off to pick up little Paul from his grandparents while Lynda, Lea & I went for a stroll. More amazing buildings, more churches, a walk along the Seine, a glass of wine - or for Lea a 'Monaco' which is beer, lemonade & Grenadine & very popular. Then back towards home to meet Mat & Paul for a drink nearby before dinner.
Lea treated us to some lovely homemade lasagne & we enjoyed the night in playing with little Paul!
... on that later Next job was another visit to Orange and voila, it's Monday and so they can sell us the dongle to keep us connected while on the road in France. Time to get some cash, back to the hotel and on to our next adventure...to get the car We'd done a little research on Sunday and had bout our train tickets...and worked out best station (fewest stairs). Off we head and all went well until we hesitated, not sure, seems not quite right....train ...
It was an uneventful long drive along motorways from Switzerand to Paris sadly passing Beaune in Burgundy where RK stayed for Easter one year.
Our initial impressions on reaching Paris late afternoon and hitting the ring road were traffic jam! It took hours to reach view to our hotel with a view to Sacre Coeur (with binoculars and a clear day!). We spent a first evening enjoying a great meal in hotel with free ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Scribe Paris
Enjoyed the stay
The hotel was every thing I expected and more.
the foyer is very ornate and in standing with a top class hotel, the staff were very attentive especially in the lounge area. room was very nice and quite large. I dont know if I would of paid the rack rate but I enjoyed the hotel. only problem I had was that the carpets in places looked decidely shabby, however it did not spoil a wonderful stay in the hotel, contintal breakfast was expensive but hey this is paris??.
Decent Hotel, Great Location
If I had paid the rack rate (rather than scoring a deal on Priceline), I would have been very upset with the hotel. Instead, I was just slightly disappointed. The hotel is in a good location, but all in all, the hotel is just mediocre. Certainly not worthy of its high star rating. I thought our room was very small (however, our friends also staying at the hotel felt ours was HUGE in comparison to their own). The staff was friendly and courteous. The elevators and the hallway seemed a bit tired and worn, but the condition of the rooms was fine. If I had to choose, I would take a nice room over everything else. You could certainly do worse in Paris than the Scribe, but I am sure there are also better places for the money in the city.
Not a 5 Star hotel!!!
I was VERY disappointed with this hotel- I have stayed at 3 star hotels that I thought were better quality. Although the hotel is in a fabulous location, the carpet and furnishings are worn, the baseboards and walls are scuffed and it was just not worth the list price of 360 euros. If I had paid $100 I could have accepted these flaws, but even at a Priceline price of $205 this place was not worth the money. Avoid if possible.
We stayed at the hotel Scribe the week before Christmas. This was our third trip to Paris. All in all this is a wonderful hotel, but has some minor downsides. The standard room is not very large as others have described, but is a reasonable size - larger than the standard room at the "Le Grande" across the street, but not quite as nice. The service here is wonderful and the concierge bends over backwards to help you, but I did have some issues with the aesthetics of the hotel itself. In a 4-star luxury hotel where the minimum price is over 300 Euros per night you expect your surroundings to be perfect. The carpet in the room was loose and faded, and there was an ugly poorly-spackled wall in the bathroom. The shower water would not stay at a consistent temperature, which I found very annoying. Perhaps if you get a room upgrade, you will avoid these problems.
Good Hotel, Great Location
Hotel Scribe is a great place to stay. The staff are excellent. The buffet breakfast served in the basement breakfast room is excellent. The rooms are very good. The location is superb. If you're going to a concert at the Olympia - it's next door!
Shops - sightseeing - are all within walking distance. You can almost see Galleries Lafayette from the front door. It really is a lovely spot and while a little expensive, it's a good option.
There is a fine dining restaurant attached to Hotel - Les Muses, which I believe has a Michelin star. However I didn't eat there - but I'm curious if anyone else has any experience of Les Muses?
Great atmosphere, very large and luxurious rooms
Great, grand atmosphere in the downstairs lobby and throughout the building on a superb location very close to the Opera. Nice decor and huge room, although it looked out on an inner court yard it had a lot of light and was very comfortable. Stayed there for business, so fortunately did not have to pick up the price tag for this room, but I thought it was a great hotel.
The hotel is in a beautiful building with a wonderful central location. Excellent shopping rivals Rodeo Drive and the Magnificent Mile, lots of restaraunts and close to the Louvre, the Concord, the Opera and the Madeline. It's also very close to the metro and easy to get around.
A very good 5 star hotel
A very good hotel with elegant lobby and very spacious and tastefully decorated rooms.The hotel is located in a well-maintained historical building a block away from the Opera Garnier and 3 blocks from the Madeleine. The place Vendome , the Grands Magasins and the Grands Boulevards are close too. The service was very professional. An excellent hotel in a very convinient location.The two resataurants inside the hotel were also very good .
Was there in May for 4 days, I agree with the other review. Great location, huge rooms, all that you would expect from a 4 star. I got a great rate on priceline, so it made it even better. (but also got a courtyard view room!!) But we were tired so the quiet was great! Walking distance to Opera, Louve, and great eating/shopping right outside your door! The Metro is steps away. I will stay there again when I go back to Paris!
I was at the Hotel Scribe in September 2002 with my mother. We had a double room on the courtyard side which was a bit disappointing as the views were of other rooms but it was quiet. We did not spend much time in the room so it was not a big deal for us.