InterContinental Paris Le Grand
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TravelPod Member ReviewsInterContinental Paris Le Grand
How could you possibly go wrong with this hotel choice? It is outrageously expensive... and it is for a good reason-- this place is incredible. The huge beds, multiple pillows (which are for some reason hard to come by in Europe), water-fall style shower, beautiful lobby, and the greatest breakfast known to man (at a 41 euro extra... but hey, when you are already paying so much...) all made this hotel live up to every penny. Location is fantastic as well. There really is no downside to this place... just make sure you budget this into your travels, because this hotel cost more per night than most of my flights!!
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Historical Traveler Reviews InterContinental Paris Le Grand
Among the best location in Paris
Stayed with my wife & kid at the Grand Hotel in October 04. This is a very nice hotel, got recently renovated, our room had a large bath & separate shower. LCD TV with internet. Staff was very efficient, would call us by name frequently. Some vibrations from metro trains, but no noize from street down below. Loved the bar for smoking a cigar.
Wonderful Stay at IC Grand Paris
The hotel is located in a perfect spot to visit all of Paris. Our room, a club king deluxe room facing the Opera Garnier, was large in size and well appointed (the lighting could use a little bit of help). The bathroom, while very nice with the Molton Brown toiletries and marble everything, was a little akward in that the wash basin and the toilet are located apart from each other (the toilet was located near the entryway, and the shower,tub,washbasin were located at the rear of the room.
The hotel itself is beautiful, but it does lack the charm you can sometimes find in smaller hotels. Although we didn't utilize the club lounge all that much, it wsa nice having it at our disposal. Service was fine (attentive, but not overly so).
Good Base to See Paris
Stayed at the Grand Intercontinental last August 2004. Spent 3 nights. We upgraded to "Suite" which was just a bigger room. Everyone was very helpful the room was excellent and it is less than on block from the Metro which is the most important point. Will stay there again.
Great hotel on perfect location
Great location, friendly staff. Rooms with club lounge access are surely worth it if you also spend some time in the hotel: all day delicious food and different drinks including champage. Only adverse point is that rooms of same catagory differ in size, in the smallest superior you can hardly turn around. Deluxe rooms are spacious and worth the extra money, surely with that nice view on the Opera. Great hotel, we spent there some days every two months and I am already looking forward to our next stay.
What a great location! Central Paris, right across from the Opera Garnier, next to a multi-train metro station (though I presume most people staying at Le Grand don't use the subway) and directly across from the American Express office (where the Roissy airport bus arrives).
However, since the renovation has ensured most of the street noise is silenced, even on the uppermost floor one almost hears -- but certainly feels -- every subway travelling under the building.
The decorations are spectacular -- the staff friendly -- housekeeping immaculate. Especially for a first-time visitor to Paris, it is well worth the cost.
Great Hotel, service is impecable. Rooms are very comfortable. Bathroom did not have heating. We stayed for 4 nights at the Club Floor and is was worth it. The Club lounge is very elegant and with great food and drink. The location could not be better, you are in the middle of everything, shopping, metro, Vendome, etc... Would definetivelly stay here on my next visit.
Aviod this hotel--poor security !!!!
Avoid this hotel Avoid this hotel aviod this hotel. Our room was burglerized while we were ojt sightseeing. Upon discovery the hotel manager visitedour room and saw the pilfered bags and luggage and receipts. Days later after we had to leave Paris to return home, the hotel conductred their "investigation" and concluded that nothing seemed "unusual". The suggested that we file a claimwith our homeowners insurance policy for the burglery. There is no security only the illusion of "security" unless tyou wish to write the next review for this hotel- avoid this hotel
Lives up to its name
A great hotel with great amenities. though expensive the rooms are lavish and very well appointed. It's location is excellent. The staff was superb and went above and beyond expectations.
Great hotel with glitches
We recently returned from a 5 day trip to Paris. We stayed at this hotel during our entire time. This was our second stay in the hotel since we loved our previous visit there about 2 years ago before it underwent a renovation. While the hotel was luxurious before the renovation, the new facility looks and feels better. The beds are very comfortable and firm. The sheets were of a high-stitch quality and the bathrooms were very modern and functional. The hotel includes nice touches such as bathroom slippers, terry robes, and internet connections. The staff couldn't be nicer and were always eager to accommodate. Our stay was hampered by a few glitches however. During our 4 nights there, we had to switch rooms three times because the first two rooms had faulty heating systems. The staff made up for it by giving us a larger room each time! However, even our third room which was a king bed room with enormous space(literally almost twice the size of our previous two rooms) and with a great view of the Opera House had a flaw. Noise from the subway below would rumble loudly in our room every 5 minutes. Thankfully, the subway stops running at about 1 am and we were late-night sleepers anyway. If you are going to stay at this hotel, we would suggest a different wing other than the Opera wing. In summary, this is a luxurious hotel in a great location but our experience was less than perfect. My wife stated that she would still return to this hotel in the future which would be a good endorsement for them since she is very particular about her hotel accomodations.
A Grand Hotel for a Grand City
My wife and I spent 3 nights stay at the Grand Hotel Intercontinental as part of a 10 night European holiday.
By August of 2003, the hotel's extensive renovations had been completed. The hotel looked fantastic. Our room was large, tastefully furnished, well equipped and had a beautiful view of the adjacent Opera house.
We found the location of the hotel to be ideal. It was a short cab ride from the Gare du Nord (we arrived by Eurostar from London). There were plenty of cafes and patisseries in the neighbourhood. The leading department stores, boutiques and tourist attractions were all within walking distance. All of these were consistent with a "right bank" Paris experience. This will, however, be a disappointment if you are seeking the more bohemian side of Paris.
Service was exceptional, especially the Concierge Desk. Every restaurant recommendation, and reservation, met or exceeded expectations.
My job sees me spend over 50 nights-a-year in a hotel room. Le Grand Hotel is one of the finest hotels in which I have ever stayed. The hotel was a welcome destination after each busy day of touring Paris.
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