Sofitel Le Faubourg
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I really didn't know Paris that well before I started working for Moet Hennessy. And while I wouldn't claim to be an expert on the city, I have grown to love the place. From the motorbike ride in from CDG, to the Sofitel in such a great location, to walking around finding wonderful little restaurants in bustling streets, it really is a city worth exploring.
... under the Eiffel Tower, and then followed the river south via the Promenade d'Australie until reaching the Pont de Bir-Hakeim. The walk was very pleasant, with lots of blue skies, cool breezes, and picturesque views of the boats, whether moored on the shore or cruising the waters of the Seine.
When we reached the Bir-Hakeim bridge, we took the stairway down to the Ile des Cygnes (Isle of the Swans), which is a man-made spit of land approximately ...
... br> Our bus was orange
We had 53 people in our group
Our Contiki family was made up 1 Kiwi, 2 Brazilians, 2 Canadians, 1 American, and 47 aussies! Of which 3 others were from Townsville! Townsville people are on the move haha
After a 3 hour drive we arrived at the port ready to board our P&O cruise ship over to France. We drove past the white cliffs of Dover, which I'm sure look much ...
Okay, not may people go to Paris to study French horns, I understand that! To get through this blog, you will have to put up with my bias on this topic, since I've played the French horn (on again-off again) since high school days. In recent years, especially in Nebraska, I rekindled my interest, began to practice again after several years of personal-enjoyment-only playing, and was invited to join the French horn section of the Kearney (Nebraska) ...
... successful in finding all the kids paintings and the Mona Lisa plus a small selection of Monet and Renoir and my request. We had fun with the paintings trying to spot weird things in each of them. Ro and Josh had audio guides, we used these a little to give us more information particularly about the kids paintings which they enjoyed hearing about. Having little knowledge of art myself we really were enjoying what we saw from a simplistic viewpoint but to see such huge artworks ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSofitel Le Faubourg Paris
One of my favorites. Great location, helpful staff and wonderful rooms. I enjoy the fact that you can reach so much of Paris my foot from here.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Sofitel Le Faubourg Paris
This hotel has beds to die for. One of the best places I have ever stayed. Rooms are small .. but then welcome to Europe. Could not have asked for a better place to stay. The fireplace in the bar was wonderful since it was snowing outside.
We stayed the week of Nov 26,,we tried 2 different hotels in Paris ,, 1st was the Opera Cadet.. which is a nice smallish 3 star hotel near the opera,, then we moved here.. Outstanding if you can afford it,, Our breakfast (room service) was included ,, I don't know if everyones is.
Great Location, excellent service
The hotel staff was excellent from the first day we checked in through the entire 8 days of our trip. The concierges were very helpful as were the desk receptionists. But most of all we really appreciated our wonderful room service waiter who greeted us every morning with breakfast in our room with a Bonjour that was meant, and always a smile. He made the start of our day special.
Our room, though small, was well decorated and the bathroom was large but watch the marble floors. They can be very slippery when wet. The location was fantastic and very easy to get to the Metro, the Louvre etc. Would definitely stay there again.
Wonderful little gem near enough to the Louvre to consider it a neighbor. A walking area that has great pastry shops and fashion. Great staff, wonderful breakfast room with excellent food to start the day. Small library allows visitors to just sit and read about Paris before venturing forth. Next to the US Embassy, it does have extra security on the street, which made us feel quite safe. We loved the room, and even the food from room service was perfect- hot and presented elegantly.
Very nice but 500 euros
Oct 2004, inner room on courtyard, air conditioning, a slightly disappointing breakfast buffet included (but a 500 euros a day you should get something). Smallish room but very nice bathroom. Good right bank location in a upscale neighborhood. Hi speed internet in room but 28 euros a day. Staff nice, if you can afford it, go for it.
Spent two weeks here--June 2004. Every staff person we interacted with spoke several languages including English fluently. Terrific hotel, amazing staff--they solved all of our problems (big and small) with grace, pleasant attitude and efficiency. The hotel staff constantly went out of their way to help us, i. e. cleaning my shoes within an hour for a dinner engagement after they had been dirtied during an unexpected rain shower. This isn't an inexpensive hotel but the value, service and LOCATION are worth it. Our room (a deluxe double) had a walk-in closet which was great; it also was on the Rue Boissy D' Anglas and was very quiet. Through traffic on this street isn't allowed any longer since the United States Embassy is next door. The Martini's in the bar are some of the best we have found in Paris. Short walk to designer shopping, great restaurants (food at the hotel is good) and a metro station 1/2 block away. Lots of business people stay here. We will definitely stay here again.
Absolutely Loved It!
Le Faubourg-Paris Sofitel hotel was a wonderful hotel in an excellent location. In walking distance of the Champs-Elysees, Place de La Concorde and two metro stops (Concord and Madeline.) The rooms were absolutely quite (courtyard side), nicely decorated, very clean and the feather beds extremely comfortable. The breakfast (included in our rate) were excellent and the staff very friendly. We were pleased with this hotel and would recommend it to anyone considering it for a luxurious stay in a great location.
This is a very nice hotel !! A great location you are direktly in the middle of everything !! A small but nice bar ! The breakfast is a la carte ! The stuff is friendly and helpfull. Ok the rooms are not big BUT they are new the bathroom is very nice and they are well equipped. One thing to complain the bed was very soft/smooth not good for my back All in All a not outstanding but very nice hotel
I booked this hotel for my honeymoon for 3 nights. I booked a deluxe room for 420 per night. I got there and the frontdesk service was good.
Complete tranquility in the centre of Paris....
We have stayed at the Sofitel Faubourg twice previously and are going again at the end of March. Of all the Paris hotels we have stayed in, this is our favourite. It has a wonderful air of calm, the rooms are extremely quiet for being in the centre of Paris, beautifully decorated, and the location is excellent - right near the finest boutiques!! I am a very fussy hotel visitor, but can honestly say there's not much to find fault with here. Looking forward to our stay again - a cosy feeling of "coming home". I am surprised noone else has written a review of this hotel. Pamela Barratt, Cheshire, England.