Le Meridien Etoile
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... then the shower head. These were some of the highlights from our disfunctional room but by the end of our stay and now enjoying our new TV as well, the room was all good to go for the next poor unsuspecting fool that had been caught in the same trap. Hopefully we will save others from this misfortune by reading our scathing review on the "Travel Advisor" website.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsLe Meridien Etoile Paris
Stayed at this hotel for two nights in June. I was travelling as part of a triple (and an organised tour). The triple was accommodated by offering us two adjoining rooms. Fantastique!!! So much space.
The rooms were clean and the bathrooms were lovely. The windows could be opened. The bed was by the most comfortable I had slept in this whole trip away. I was tempted to take one of the pillows home with me - it was like sleeping in a cloud.
Breakfast was included and the selection of food on offer was fantastic. Fresh croissants and pastries, meats and cheese, made to your liking omelettes, fresh fruits and yoghurts and piping hot coffee (your very own pot).
The location of this hotel was quite close to the arc de Triumph and Champs Elysees. There was a metro station close by and the closest bus stop was Porte Maillot (about 2 minutes walk up the road).
Free wifi was not available in either the room or lobby (I believe the cost was 7 euros per hour?).
Overall a great hotel to stay in. Enjoyed my time here in Paris.
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Very pricey hotel, booked through Uniworld. Clean nice room, but we were on the street side which was so noisy on the Saturday night that it was hard to sleep. All other nights were much better. Excellent restaurant
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Historical Traveler Reviews Le Meridien Etoile Paris
Never ever going back
I stayed 4 night and payed for 3 and wish I never stayed there at all.
The 4 night costed 200 eur per room/night and it was not well spent money. On arrival you belive you have arrived to a luxury but no one will voulonteer to take your luggage and a 10 min waiting in line to checkin a la Mc Donalds style is expected. Got a room on the first floor and the traffic was noisy at a sat evening. The room had a bad smell and just didnt feel fresh at all. Decided to have a drink from the minibar and found that the prev. guest had left foodstuff/half a sandwish in the fridge and it was not cleaned out. We rang downstairs and sked for it to be cleaned up and headed for the bar. On arrival to the bar we were asked for a cover charge of eur 10 as it was a jazz club, tried to explain that we were hotel guests and just needed a drink and dint care abt the jazz but nono pay or go. Asked the conciegre if there was another hotel bar besides the jazzclub as I have never before been asked to pay just to get IN and have a drink but unfortunately the didnt. Remember this is only the first 15 min of a 4 day stay and it just kept going and going, fridge never kleaned up. The breakfast was 18 euro ! The managment of this hotel has a loooong way to go to get things strait.
Yes we would go back there
This hotel was in a great location right next to where the Ryanair bus from Beauvais airport lets you off. We arrived at about 11am and got checked in early - they also allowed us a late check out because the hotel wasn't too busy. The foyer and bar areas were luxurious but as a previous review mentions the rooms arent up to much, certainly the one we had. We did have to ask for the blankets and top covers to be changed because we felt they were a bit grubby. However I got this at a remarkable price from Priceline.com so the room was fine for the cost.
There was a wonderful jazz club downstairs which is on every night but beware the drinks are extortionate!!! I mean extortionate....however since we didn't spend a lot on meals out we splashed out and had a wonderful night there, meeting the band and chatting. The hotel has a great location next to the metro and with a shopping mall opposite. I would definitely use this hotel again.
Paris getting it right
we are just back from the most fun filled romantic break we have experienced. The hotel and staff were very kind and helpful the breakfast was a bit pricey though with so many restaurants and cafe near at hand this didn't ruin any of our plans. The shopping was great and the visit to the louvre was a ' must see'. we can also reccommend the air france bus for getting us to our hotel as it stopped right in front of it (and I really mean in front of the hotel)the only walking involved was crossing a tiny road and there you are. We purchased the tickets online for the bus, metro and museums before we went so we had no delays. brilliant system. give the duty free a miss - more variety and better value to be found in parisian shops with more helpful staff.
must return to this hotel again.
Don't stay here...
We arrived at the hotel at 10pm and wern't checked in until 11.30pm!
There were only eight people ahead of us to check in, but they were sooo slow, and the hotel lost lots of people's bookings so people didn't have rooms. One poor couple were put up in a sofa bed room which was tiny, so make sure you get a proper room when you finally get to check in!
I wouldn't advise you stay here, but it was only 10 minutes walk to the Champs Elysee, which is the only good thing about it.
My wife had never been to Paris and so booked her a surprise trip to show her this wonderful city. Through a travel deal were booked into this wonderful hotel. Location was perfect, staff were excellent, room and breakfast superb. We asked the Concierge to recommend us a traditional french restaurant for the sat night and it was spot on.
Wonderful food and non English speaking. A great experience. Loved it.
We would definitely stay here again. Thank you for a wonderful time.
What a deal!
We also got this room on Priceline. When we arrived at the hotel, we were an hour before check-in and there weren't any rooms available, so we were upgraded. The room was huge by European standards, bathroom was great with a big tub, and the room service was great. The only complaint would be the wait time to check out and check in. We had a great stay at this hotel!
We got a real good Priceline deal for this fancy Paris hotel. It is close to Arch de Triomphe and to the subway Ponte Malliot station. Very nice hotel and real fast room servce/attention. We would stay here again.
I used Priceline to find a hotel for my first trip to Paris and this was the hotel we got. We were VERY pleased at the service and cleanliness and we loved the hotel is right near an Underground tube so we had access to everything in the city from there. The Jazz bar is EXPENSIVE downstairs so be prepared, but everything else was great!
We'd definitely stay there again.
Great except the head waiter
Le meridien etoile, our second time around because of a convention at the palais de congres. Great location near the Metro. Small room but what would you expect of Paris hotels. We enjoyed our stay until our encounter with the or one of the waiters at the breakfast area.
Too expensive for what you get!
this hotel is very good locatd , when you step in it it looks like a very very luxury hotel but the luxury stays downstairs... the rooms are very very bad . very small beds , tinny bathroom with small towels..
over priced minibar .
i could hear every move of the couple that had fun in thr room above my room...
this hotel is way to expensice ( i payed over 400 euro).
the concord lafayete near there give a much better value !