Sofitel Paris Arc De Triomphe
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... is nice, it's new but springing lots of leaks & maintenance issues in the wet weather. We head out & finally buy an umbrella in an Asian cheap shop. Souvenir umbrellas are ridiculously expensive. A visit to the supermarket for snacks to eat on the bus tomorrow & we finish the night with drinks & schnitzel tower burgers in the hostel. 25% off voucher on food for staying there so why wouldn't you! I type some travel blog before setting alarms for the bus & crashing in the comfy ...
... s a great deal, will save me a ton on metro passes for the day. I walked outside my building and within a minute found a Velib bike station, one of about 1800 in the city. It would be easy to find them wherever I go today. With booking my ticket online it was easy to just plug in the code they gave me a take out a bike. I started off towards the catacombs, and only got lost a few times on the way there. Different from walking I can't keep my google maps out all the time I have to ...
... into a different physical form. They looked quite scary with their distorted faces and dismembered body parts. I'm not sure if this is something we're meant to be aspiring to? We took the trams around just to explore a bit. Before heading back to the hotel for the next part of our journey. ==== Update ==== Holy cow that was crazy. We arrived at the station an hour before the train was due to leave (18:34), getting sorted was easier than we had expected. We hire a trolley ...
... our stuff. The audible sounds of tummies rumbling could be heard over the honks of the passing cars so we decided to get our first sample of French Food. A delicious…French…Bagel. OK, not entirely French..sure…but if you pronounce it Bagg-elll, it sounds French enough…and the menu was in French…and the lady who served us was French…and we were in Paris…and it was delicious…so who’s complaining. Definitely not ...
... in any language I know so I couldn't even tell what I was looking at. It was awful really. It really the only part of Paris that I was looking forward to. They didn't even have pamphlets in english. Even the cloakroom locker area was unpleasant, it stank of urine. We came back after that. I don't want to go out again. Fortunately, Les did, and he brought back cake, so I'm feeling much more positive now. Cheers ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Sofitel Paris Arc De Triomphe
Liked in in every way with some exceptions...
The room was very nice. The main staff friendly and helpful. However, I had trouble getting my room cleaned, and as I had my dog with me (who is always very good and clean), it was a task to keep getting him out of the room. The cleaning guy would keep giving me a time he would do the room and then not do it, and this happened every day.
Then my alarm clock (which I had never touched) mysteriously kept going off at odd hours of the morning---at 1 am, at 3 am another time (even though I had turned it off after the first time) etc., when I was really needing sleep.
Then another night at 4 am there was suddenly LOUD music blasting from the room next door, which again woke me up. Nobody had stayed in that room for days, but the radio clock alarm had been set at the LOUDEST possible...(?)
(Even though I am always polite to people, as a woman traveling alone, I have sometimes had difficulty with maintenace staff in Paris hotels, only in the past decade or so, for some reason.)
A perfect choice!
Just spent four days in Paris at this hotel. It is in a wonderful location (just a short walk to the Champs Elysee) and is truly a fantastic hotel! Room was beautiful,the bed to die for, the extra touches were amazing (cd player in the room with a variety of cd's, a free bottle of water, a free bottle of Hermes cologne!!!), the staff was ever so accomodating and helpful. Paris itself is an absolutely wonderful city, but stay in this hotel, and make your entire trip one to remember! I would stay here again and again. Highly recommend!
Just an incredible experience
Ok, so although a basic room here cost us 3900 euro for 4 nights it was simply THE most amazing hotel experience EVER. We are both frequent travellers and stay at some awsome properties around the world. This hotel leads hands down for atmosphere, service, style and elegance.
Took parents for 50th wedding anniversary trip. excellent choice me!!! lovely hotel. welcoming staff who made the effort to leave a lovely gift for parents in their room! good situation for sight seeing. heavenly beds to collapse into after miles of absorbing parisian surroundings. Shame restaurent shut on Saturday night, but concierges recommendation was just right.
A bit disappointing
not the best service, rooms quite small...
I am not saying that it is a bad hotel, far from it, but that I was expecting much more than that.
It is pretentious and staff could be more helpful.
But a good hotel of course. But lacks something
Perfect, quiet location
The Sofitel Arc De Triomphe in Paris is in a great residential neighborhood, a short walk from the busy streets of the Champs Elysees and the Arc De Triomphe.
The metro station is a 5 minute walk and there's a pharmacy, small grocery store and many restaurants within a 1KM radius.
The Sofitel has 134 rooms and is very quiet. The small lobby and lobby bar are truly parisienne. Marble floors, fresh flowers and Louis XIV style furniture takes you back in time.
This is mainly a business-type hotel, but I think it's perfect for leisure because it's quiet and not in the middle of all the hustle and bustle.
We had room 217 which is a totally futuristic room. One touchscreen remote controls everything from the lights, to the tv. My favorite part of the room is the sliding wooden doors that close off ALL light from the window/french doors. The doors open up the the street below and there's a tiny ledge to stand on and a window basket full of red flowers.
The bathroom had a separate tub and enclosed shower with a rainforest showerhead, surround sound and a tv in the mirror!
The room also includes a 42 inch flatscreen TV, aromatherpy products, fluffy robes, slippers, and a safe in the closet. This is a really cool room. I got the best sleep of my life on thier "My Bed" product which has a down mattress pad and down comforter. WONDERFUL! I don't know if all the rooms have that bed, but this was awesome. The room had a chaise lounge and a desk with internet.
They have a daily breakfast buffet, but at 29.00Euro for scrambled eggs and toast, it's a little too rich for my blood, but with really nothing else around, (all the restaurants around are not open for breakfast) you are kind of at thier mercy. the Champs Elysees is a short walk and there's plenty to grub on, there.
The lobby bar, Le Windsor is a great place to catch a nightcap and listen to the piano. There are a couple comfy couches and a mahogany bar. Served with your cocktail, is a tray of marinated olives (VERY good) and a tray of crackers/nuts. It was a nice place to wind down after a long evening of walking.
If you subscribe to Sofitel's Privilege card, you get a welcome drink at check in, and a welcome gift in your room. This visit we were given an umbrella because the forecast called for rain.
The concierge can arrange for dinner reservations, cabs, tours or almost anything else your heart desires.
We stayed here for a total of 5 nights in May and had a wonderful experience. The hotel is 5 minutes walk from Arc du Triomphe and Champs d'Elysees, Paris Metro and City Tour buses. There are no views from the hotel but we still enjoyed looking at the lovely apartment building across the street. This area is very upscale residential. The staff were all gracious and helpful. Our room with king bed was decorated in Louis XIV furniture and the bath was large for a Paris hotel and quite polished. We had our 3 year old with us and it wasn't even necessary to have a roll away because our bed was so huge. By the way, the roll away was just as comfy as our bed...which was dreamy. The rack rate of our room was 750 euros/night but we paid just 350 as a French friend of ours got a discount. It was worth the 350 for sure. The only drawback of the hotel is that it must cater to businesspeople as only breakfast was served and was expensive at 30 euros per person. The 2 attached restaurants were only open for dinner and we didn't try either. Also, there are no small shops or restaurants near. The weather in Paris was cold for May so be prepared with sweaters and jackets. Parking in this vicinity is terrible so if you have a car, you might be better off somewhere with a parking garage.
What a great hotel. I've stayed here on business for at least 40 nights over the past couple of years, and it always impresses. The rooms are all pretty decent, ranging from fairly small to absolutely huge.
Bathrooms are always good, with nice little touches like a speaker in the ceiling so you can listen to the TV. Rooms come with CD player, Radio, TV etc. Room service is good, if a little pricey. Staff helpful and courteous. The bar downstairs is good, and there's often live piano accompaniment, which gives a very French air to the place. Breakfast is pretty good, with the best scrambled eggs I've ever had! Restaurant (Clovis) is great, but quite expensive. All in all, a fantastic hotel in a great location.
I have nothing but rave reviews about the Sofitel Paris Arc de Triomphel! It really impressed my family, from the staff, to the rooms, and to the amentities.
The front desk and concierge staff were really polite and helpful. They arranged everything for me and my family, including day excursions and dinner reservations. They were very professional and quick to respond to the demands and requests of their guests.
The rooms were clean, spacious, and very comfortable. They had Louis XVI decor, and it was very Parisian indeed. There was a surround sound system with the mini stereo, with speakers in the room and bathroom.
The bathrooms themselves were quite nice. They were marble and had televisions and jacuzzi tubs. The room rate my family and I received included breakfast. I highly recommend eating breakfast there since it is superb! Tons of selections, including salmons, eggs, various meats, pastries, fresh fruits, juices, etc. It was definitely fulfilling!
Lastly, the location was excellent. It was on a quiet street directly off Avenue de Friedland, and about a 5-10 minute walk to the Champs-Elysees.
I've done extensive travelling around the world and stayed at some of the best luxury hotels, and the Sofitel Paris Arc de Triomphe is definitely up there! It may not have the reputation of a Four Seasons or a Ritz-Carlton, but you'll be surprised! I highly recommend it!
Amazing place. Ask for room 217
Very nice hotel, and easy to get to with the Air France busses, that stops 200 meers away. Ask for room number 217. It is Accors concept room of the future. 42 inch flatscreen TV, rainforest shower, aroma therapi, touchscreen by the bed to control everything in the room, beutiful decor, TV in the mirror in the bathroom, fluffy bathrobes etc.
etc. The staff was very friendly, and the breakfast was served in the restaurant with deep chairs and had everything you can ask for.