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The kids are getting more and more difficult to get out of bed... I fear a mutiny
Poor things, they are exhausted. We really should schedule some 'nothing' days, but there is so much to see!!
We all had a little sleep in and went on the Hop on Hop off bus from the Place de la Concorde
( which is just outside the Hotel …
... bus stop. We waited, and waited and waited and finally a bus turned up. It was now dark, so we decided to abort the rest of the itinerary, get off at the closest geographical stop to our apartment and walk back. The evening was cold but the Christmas lights sparkled and Paris looked beautiful. We didn’t get to the Louvre or Pompidou Centre but we saw just about everything else. No problem – we’ll just have to come ...
... lock a padlock to the bridge with their names and messages of love. Unfortunately many people don't know the locks are actually cut off every 3 months to accommodate the numbers of locks placed on each day.
Then to Notre Dame and into the Cathedral. An amazing piece of architecture. The inside of the cathedral has no flash photography so the photos don't really tell a true picture of the magnificent stained glass windows. Next we climbed up approx 422 steps of ...
... but we got through with no scrapes. The Eiffel Tower was amazing, so graceful and taller than I thought. What a wonderful landmark for the Parisians. We went up by lift to the second level - bit too expensive to go right to the top. We had some wonderful views though. Back down again and free time to go down the Rue de Wagram to the Monte Carlo cafe. We found some lunch near by and got back in the bus at the right time. We were taken ...
... Before we knew it, 5.30pm was upon us and we had to head back to Paris, dragging along our aching feet from hours of walking on cobblestones. What really topped off a fantastic day, however, was returning to the hotel to find that Air France had finally delivered my luggage. Happy doesn't begin to describe how I felt. I have never hugged an inanimate object so fiercely as I did my suitcase when we got it back to our room. It definitely felt good going to sleep that ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsLe Meurice Paris
Had a very memorable stay! Gorgeous rooms, helpful staff...fantastic location. The kids are still talking about it.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Le Meurice Paris
I spent a week-end at the Meurice last year and was very disappointed. Confused welcome by amateurish staff. Poor service in the restaurants: staff mostly ignorant about the menu and like students on a summer job. Food good but not exceptional (and expensive). Breakfast slow, not great and again without 5-star service. Unpleasant atmosphere because of shady types hanging around with mobiles and bodyguards. Nice spa but virtually nobody to greet or help you. The hotel's decor is imposing, but the louche atmosphere and poor service spoiled the experience. The impression you get is that they have refurbished the hotel and are now trying to cut costs. Definitely not in the league of Bristol, George V and Ritz.
Wonderful, but not relaxed
Maybe is too much to ask for a 5-star luxury together with a relaxing ambiance, especially for an hotel that has more than a century of history and, maybe, especially for Paris.
Room was wonderful, and we got a complimentary (and not requested!) upgrade upon checking in.
Been there two nights starting from February 7th 2004, the room was actually fabulous (though not too big), comparable to that of a royal palace and the bathroom was... well, as big and beautiful as the room (let's say, 30sqm + 30 sqm).
The most beautiful and remarkable bathroom I've ever seen (though I usually travel 5-star and an average of 50nights/year).
Breakfast was good, nothing more.
Next time, will try the Ritz.
Best Hotel I have ever stayed!!! Loved it!!!! Beautiful!!!!!
We stayed at the Meurice hotel and we could not believe the atmosphere, charm, etc.., everything is beautiful, fresh flowers all around including in the bedroom. The rooms are beautiful, silk drapes, bathrooms of marble, elegant toiletries, what can I say, you won't regret if you check in at The Meurice, the breakfast was superb, and the restaurant is beautiful too. For us it is the best hotel we have ever stayed in, in every way, service from check in to check out, cleanliness, quiet, elegant, modern comforts in a Parisian charm!
My boyfriend at the time planned a surprise trip to Paris. We had been to Paris 2 years prior and stayed at a more modest hotel paid for by his company. We fell in love then, and it was so fitting we came back to Paris to get engaged. I was speechless as we entered Meurice Hotel. The location is fantastic! Upon checking into our room, we were promptly greeted by a bottle of Champagne and some lovely sweets compliments of the hotel manager. Their breakfast buffet was amazing - not to mention the decor. We spent some time in the spa as well. Marble everywhere, in our bathroom, i think it was floor to celing! Also including a huge soaking tub. We can't wait to return for our Five Year Anniversary following our wedding at the end of this month.
Spectacular View and Service
Stayed two nights at the Meurice at the end of a vacation. This would be considered a "top 5" hotel in any city in the world. The service was superior (with the recent building collapse at the Paris airport, the doorman was able to direct the taxi driver to the proper departing terminal for the return flight). Personal security was exceptional. This is obviously a place that is used to housing the powerful and wealthy. The main restaurant was terrific, if perhaps a tick below Alain Ducasse. The "coffee shop" is decorated in a way superior to 999 of 1000 fine restaurants. If you want to feel like a king or queen for a day, this is the place. Bring your royal checkbook!
I stayed at the Meurice and I had arranged a pick up at the Air france gate. After some stays at the PLAZA or RITZ I can tell you:go to the MEURICE you will have a real FRENCH palace!My room was as elegant as could be, a large bathroom a wonderfullly comfortable bed with silk everywhere.It was quite possibly the most luxurious room I have ever stayed in. Peaceful, beautiful, large. Excellent service especially my housekeeper(Peggy) was great- I feeled me like at home...just that I was in Paris.As was the service at the concierge who called a club that was IMPOSSIBLE to get into and gave me a note and I waled to the front of the line and got in for FREE where it would have cost $30. YOU WILL NOT find the tennis shoe traveler here, it is a top drawer clientale, with guests who know and expect the BEST, I plant to return to Paris this summer and WILL DEFINITEY STAY AT THE MEURICE!
I loved how the staff treated you like royalty
The hotel was awesome. The staff was wonderful and so was the dining.
The location of the hotel was great and the hotle could accomidate you with almost anything you requested. The location was also great for shopping, one of my favorite things to do. If you have not ever stayed there than I highyl recommend it. I do know fine things from living in the expensive city I live in with fine dining but I still felt like I was royalty. Thank you for my wonderful stay.
We stayed here during our honeymoon. Overall, the hotel is beautiful and the staff very friendly, but I don't think we got our money's worth at $500 a night. The "king sized bed" was actually 2 twin mattresses pushed together with king sized sheets. The bed was very comfortable, but because of the crack in the middle, we each had to sleep on a separate side, with no cuddling. The turn down service came at 8:00 pm, and it was too late by then for us. The breakfast buffet that was included in the price of our room ended at 10:30, and they turned people away by 10:15. We had to rush to make it down there if we wanted the breakfast. The buffet could have also had more selection; perhaps, with an omelette chef, or something special that you would expect in such a luxury hotel? Our room was gorgeous, we had internet access in our room, we had a huge bathtub, and the hotel was very accomodating. It was also well located. I just exected more for the price. This hotel has an historic reputation, with a long line of distringuished guests. My fear is that this hotel bases its rates on this reputation of luxury, while not providing a comparable level of service.
Exquisite and nice as well
I stayed at the Meurice in June during the heat wave and couldn't believe how nice it was. I had booked a rock bottom priced room (for the Meurice) and thought I'd get a closet. As a lark I had requested a view of the Tuileries and Eiffel Tower. When I checked in they had indeed upgraded me to a room with a view of both the gardens and the tower!! The manager treated me to a free drink in the bar, which is lovely and cozy and intimate. And when it got simply too hot to walk around Paris, they arranged for a car and driver. I will never stay anywhere else in Paris. But look around for cheaper internet rates because the one I found was at least $100 less for the Meurice than anything I found anywhere else.
We have spent five nights in September 2002 at the Meurice Hotel. Despite its charming reception and ultra-luxurious furnishings this hotel does not worth the high rates it charges. The hotel was very noisy at nights and it was very difficult for us to sleep because of the excessive noise produced by other guests of which the majority was Arabs. Shoutings and fights were going on in the corridors and neighboring rooms until extreme late hours of the nigth which was very disturbing. Besides, room service and house keeping did not have a consistent service standard. Our turndown service was "forgotten" one day, and left incomplete another. Given the per night charge in excess of 600 euros, such kind of uncomforts are unacceptable. I recommend travelers to avoid this hotel as it does not at all worth the money you pay for.