What We Love
- The hotel’s impressive art collection, which includes an original Turner painting
- The 16th arrondissement location, close to the Champs-Elysées and Avenue Montaigne
- A rooftop terrace restaurant with Eiffel Tower and Champs-Elysées views
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- The Raphael Restaurant is a splurge
- Breakfast isn’t included in the rate
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
This grand family-run gem was built in 1925 and still maintains an allure that has made it a perpetual VIP magnet. Located two blocks from the Arc de Triomphe, the 83-room palace is filled with Renaissance-style artworks and artifacts from the family’s collections, along with Old World splendor in the form of Oriental rugs, wood paneling, hand-painted tiles, and trompe l’oeil walls. Don’t miss the rooftop garden terrace and restaurant, which offers tasting menus with wine pairings and knockout views.
In the Area
Skip the standard tourist monuments for a taste of contemporary Paris at the intriguing Palais de Tokyo, an “anti-museum” in the 16th arrondissement dedicated to avante garde modern art: there’s also a garden, bookstore and café. Stock up on some of Paris’s hautest labels on ritzy Avenue Montaigne, lined with every big name from Nina Ricci to Gucci, then sip tea and eat eclairs at the old school Café Carette, with its gilded mirrors, classic rattan chairs and superior views of the Eiffel Tower.
How to Get There
I still cannot believe the bellhop took my luggage to the Metro stop, and then carried it down the Metro stairs. That is beyond 5-star service. We have stayed at the Raphael before, and this latest visit did not disappoint. We arrived from an international flight, early in the morning and much earlier than anticipated, and they quickly prepared our room. Within 15 minutes, we were upstairs and able to relax with fresh muffins (excellent, actually more like round madeleines) and hot coffee provided. The room was beautifully appointed with antiques and more than ample armoire and drawer space. The decorative molded ceiling was high, and the bathroom large and updated within style— perfect without being glaringly modern. Concierge services provided excellent restaurant advice and reservations. We were steps away from the Arc of Triumph and the busy heart of Paris, yet the Raphael was an oasis of calm and tradition. Wonderful.
I would like to express my deepest appreciation for the quality of service provided to me and my wife during our recent stay at the Hotel Raphael (26 October - 5 November).
We are fortunate to travel to Paris each year, and this was by far our most favourite and memorable visit, made possible by the service and quality of this gorgeous hotel.
Every staff member with whom we came in contact was most attentive, kind and professional; especially the concierge team who went out their way to accomodate my wife, who is in a wheelchair.
From the moment we arrived after our long flight from Perth, picked up at the airport, and warmly greeted by the front desk; the preparations for my 50 birthday dinner in the restaurant - not to mention the meal itself and the cake; the assistance with taxis and dinner recommendations; the bar staff who were so accomodating to us Australians, including my good friend from Perth, who like to spend long nights in the bar; the outstanding housekeeping and room service; or in ensuring my wife could get her hair styled at a moments notice: the excellent service of the staff in every segment of the Hotel Raphael was without equal.
We have already decided to return to the Hotel Raphael for our trip to Paris next year, and look forward to once again enjoying the exceptional quality of service from the Hotel Raphael.
I would also like to thank the concierge team at the Hotel Regina, who, after a very long day at the Louvre, and during a very wet evening, went out of their way to secure a taxi that we could fit a wheel chair in, to return back to the Hotel.
Exceptional service from Les Hotels Bavarez.
Merci et a bientôt,
Sheldon and Alisia Mumby
Perth, Western Australia
We spent five days at this historic property; the floor is still made of wood and the rooms reflect the Parisian experience.
Cleanliness is very good and the room service is very tasty. As for concierge service, they are very helpful.
I think you need to maintain the furniture since chairs in the room are about to fall apart and the drawers of the closets need a cut guy to open it.
A bit of refurbishment and you get a full score guys.
We have visited Hotel Raphael at least 10 times over the past 20 years. I guess that is in itself a recommandation.
We have loved the location, the spacious rooms, the friendly staff that was extremely helpful even back when we we bringing three very Young energetic boys.
After 5+ years without a visit we returned this monthly. Since then the prices have increased considerably. The location and the staff are of the same quality as before, but the rest is not. The rooms are in serious need of redecoration. The paint work is coming a part, tiles in the bathroom chipped and furniture worn. It is still good but at 1000€/night for a suite You would expect more.
The breakfast at 40 € is similarly overprized. Is the bread really fresh from this morning? If so they need a new baker. Soggy bacon, cheeseplates that need refilling etc.
The Raphael holds many great memories for our family but I fear we have visited for the last time
We held a drinks party (with canapes) for 120 people in their beautiful rooms on the 6th floor. The event was fantastic. We were also extremely lucky with the weather which meant we could go onto the huge balcony and look at the view of Paris at night.
Right from the beginning the events team were helpful and professional and on the night absolutely all the staff were fantastic, managed beautifully by Joel. It can be quite stressful when you have important clients coming to something like this but they accommodated all our worries and concerns.
After the party we de-camped to the bar downstairs and again were served by fantastic bar staff.
There had been a private dinner in the room of our drinks party the night before and that looked wonderful. Maybe one day.....