Splendid Etoile Hotel
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Historical Traveler Reviews Splendid Etoile Hotel Paris
I'm a believer in these reviews. The hotel was more than we expected. The staff was very helpful, rooms were large and quiet. Great views of the arc de triumph. We will stay here again, no question about it.
Fantastic - just back and booking to return asap
Just back from the hotel Splendid etoile, we loved it! We stayed in room 407 which was a superior room, which had 3 balconies & Beautiful view of the arc d'triomphe. The room was immaculate and a very good size, with large bathroom, the shower was very powerful and the mini bar was well stocked. There is room service available at the hotel, but it is on a great location if you want to eat out. The room was beautiful, comfortable and well soundproofed. I would not stay anywhere else in Paris but the Hotel Splendid etoile, as it was simply perfect.
Everything I had hoped for and more
I spent a solid 7 hours on the internet searching for the perfect hotel in Paris. I was very dubious about the photos as so many hotels "exagerate" their benifits but on arriving and being escorted to the room all doubts went. The hotel was everything I had hoped it would be.
We had a Superior room which had 3 balconies all of which could see the Arch de Triumph. I had a hiden agenda for going to Paris and wanted to find the perfect location to get down on one knee. Despite an entire day of seeing the wonderful sites of Paris there was nothing that compaired to the view and atmosphere from the main balcony as the sun was going down.
The staff were very friendly and helpful, the decore was very good and in a perfect location to see the sights. We walked from the hotel all the way down to Notre Dame (although we got a Taxi back :) ) Outside the hotel is an elevator to take you down to the RER which takes you to the doorstep of EuroDisney and the Metro to all the sights of Paris. A Taxi from Gare du Nord (Eurostar) was 9 Euros
I cannot recomend this hotel more, it was a perfect setting for the occasion and we shall definately stay there again when we go back.
Very comfortable, brilliantly located hotel. Great choice.
Selecting a hotel on the web is a bit of a hit or miss affair. The pictures on the websites often look better than the actual deal. You never know how old the photos are and accommodation can get quite shabby after a few years! However, the Splendid Etoile was as good as the website promised, if not better. We had a very comfortable stay and were impressed with this venue.
We arrived on Eurostar and if you take a ten minute walk through the underground mall you can catch the Metro (line 2) from La Chapelle straight to Charles de Gaulle Etoile. From this main metro junction it is a five minute walk to the exit at Avenue Carnot. The hotel is across the road as you emerge from this exit. Be aware that if you have a lot of luggage there are a few stairs to negotiate.
The reception staff were welcoming and helpful and we enjoyed this level of service from all staff throughout our stay. Wine and nibbles in the room was a welcome touch. Located very near the Arc de Triomphe we were worried that the noise from the traffic would be intrusive - not so, the rooms are very well sound proofed. I phoned a few weeks ahead and requested a room with a view of the Arch and that's what we got. Not sure if a 3'oclock arrival or my phone call made the difference. We had a standard room which was of good size with a well equipped bathroom. Good shower, though pity it was over the bath rather than a separate cubicle - I prefer to shower without negotiating clammy, wet shower curtains that invade your space. Does anyone take a bath nowadays?
Breakfast at the hotel was included in our deal (3 nights for 2) and the standard continental breakfast was more than enough for us. Coffee/tea/chocolate, cereals, fresh fruits and nuts, yoghurt, a lovely selection of breads and pastries. For an extra 7 euros you could have scrambled egg, bacon, sausage, cheese and ham.
As for sightseeing, quite a few attractions are within leisurely walking distance. Strolling around Paris is the best way to enjoy the city. However the Charles de Gaulle Etoile metro station is served by 4 train lines which makes travelling to the main attractions so easy. Travelling on the metro is cheap, comfortable and efficient. Line 2 to Anvers takes you close to the Sacre Coeur and Montmarte area. To visit the Eiffel Tower try Line 6 to the Trocadero. From Line 1 you have easy access to Notre Dame (Hotel de Ville station), the Louvre, St Chapelle, Champs Elysees and La Defense.
Overall, I whole heartedly recommend the Splendid Etoile and would definitely stay here again. If the hotel is full there are three sister hotels in the area and I assume that they offer a similar standard of service, though one of them is a 3 star rather than a 4 star.
We have just returned from a long weekend and enjoyed every minute of this hotel. The room was extremely clean with a great bathroom. We requested extra pillows on our way out one evening and they were in the room on our return. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Location could not be better as you are right on a metro stop. Views from the room were spectacular as we could see both the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. Sound proofing was excellent as was the air conditioning. We opted for the continental breakfast which we thoroughly enjoyed especially since it was served until midday. All in all, a great find and we will certainly go back there.
Had a wonderful stay here recently.
Staff were extremely helpful and knowledgable.
Hotel is directly opposite the Metro as well as the Air France bus to Charles De gaulle airport ( anyone can use this not just Air France oassengers.
had a room that overlooked the Arc De triomphe...great!!
Wonderful view and romantic stay
This was a magical stay stunning views of the arc de triomphe (make sure you request this when booking) from the bedroom, clean accomodation and friendly service. Would thoroughly recommend this hotel for a central romantic stay.
Great Location, great hotel
We moved to this hotel after a disappointing experience at the Hotel Napoleon 5 minutes walk away. Service was extremely friendly as soon as you walk in the door. The concierge on duty was extremely helpfull and friendly. Location was perfect just down a minute from the Arc du Triomphe and the metro right at the door. The room was clean, elegant and well appointed. The internet was easy to use and set up. Bathroom was great. The bar was small and service a little slow as the bartender was busy talking on the phone much of the time but otherwise well appointed. Rate was 240 Euros which we felt was more than reasonable and a bargain compared to some of the other hotels we checked out. We would stay again, great hotel, service, location, and friendly.
We opted for the lower priced hotel on our tour - AND WON BIG TIME!
We booked a tour to London and Paris, both times opting for the lower priced hotel. In London, it was "ok". In Paris, it was fabulous. The staff are extraordinarily courteous.
The walk to the Champs Elyees was just 3 - 5 minutes, and we saw the Arc de Triumph from our balcony.
The breakfast room is friendly and the metro stop is literally at your doorstep. The more expensive tour put people near the louvre museum - but for culture and an enjoyable evening, sit on on the Champs Elyees and then - and only then, will you have experienced Paris.
I will stay at this hotel the next time without question.
Lovely, excellent service
This hotel was lovely and elegant. Several of us stayed here - many rooms had a beautiful view of the Arc D'Triomphe. The rooms are clean and comfortable. Staff was helpful and friendly. Convenient location right next to the metro and RER. We will definitely return.