Sofitel Arc De Triomphe
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7 JULY - TO PARIS
Effectively the last day of the tour, we travelled from Lyon to Paris - about a 5 hour drive. We were to have stopped in Auxerre for lunch but the day before Gerry decided that because many in the group had never been to Paris it was best if we just went straight through with a couple of stops at service centres to grab a …
... the less drunk chick went after them (with no shies or bras!) to take the young girl back to her room. So we got her back amd the cousin got her into bed. Glad we took chase because I wouldn't want the poor thing making a bad decision. I actually said to the guy that was hanging around that if he has sex with that girl it's not okay, he actually agreed and I felt super patronising haha. Anyway when we were done playing hero 2 more drunk guys came back and they were just gross! ...
... loaded - yes it WOULD have been quicker and easier to have taken the luggage in the first place!
We exited Blois easily and made our way to our final chateau at Chenonceau. By now it was late morning, getting hot and the crowds were really building. It was a very busy car park, somewhat like when we left Chambord yesterday morning. It is an impressive walk up the wide tree-lined grand entrance to the chateau. The walk was quite lovely, and cooler under the ...
... and it was full of people. Had some interesting conversations with some Australian travelers that helped me out taking a photo, I need to prove I really was there, not just googling this stuff.. ;)
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I definitely got back into the groove of traveling alone, but one thing I don't feel comfortable doing too much of when I'm on my own is being out at night. I had no real desire to go into any bars or clubs on my own in Paris ...
... to get to the platform I needed, and on the way there was a jazz band busking in the depths. They were really very good. I suppose it is at least dry down there. As it had been sunny this morning I did not take an umbrella, so it will come as no surprise that as I concluded my rabbit hunt it started to rain lightly. I got back to the hotel only slightly damp. I must be getting a bit fitter; despite the long walk today I am only tired, not wrecked.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Sofitel Arc De Triomphe Paris
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.
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
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.
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.
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.