What We Love
- The ever-changing display of artworks
- The Zebra Square restaurant, with its menu of French classics
- The luxe, Carrera marble bathrooms
What To Know
- The 16th arrondissement might not be lively enough for some travelers
- Breakfast isn’t included in the rate
- It’s very family-friendly for a boutique hotel
- There’s no parking onsite but valet parking is available
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Owner/designer Patrick Derderian has created a colorful Right Bank oasis, full of eye-catching art and crafts, including glass and ceramics, along with a four-story-high exhibition wall showcasing a changing array of contemporary art and photographs. The 22 rooms are outfitted in a palette of gold, bronze, gray, and ivory, and the restaurant, Zebra, features classic French dishes like foie gras and beef tartare. Decompress after a day sightseeing with a massage at the spa, using the Nuxe natural product line.
In the Area
Visit Trocadero’s standout attraction, the neo-classical Palais de Chaillot (built for the 1937 World’s Fair), to get a sterling view of Paris’s most famous attraction, the Eiffel Tower, located just across the Seine and fetchingly framed by a gap between the building’s two wings. Then jump aboard a vintage Citroen 2CV, the iconic French car, for a 1.5-hour city tour exploring highlights like Notre Dame, L’Opera Garnier and the Tour Eiffel. Back in the 16th, browse the dazzling displays at iconic French institution Maison Baccarat, which also showcases the designs of Philippe Starck.
How to Get There
You won‘t get what one would expect from a class hotel. The furniture is fancy but the service is simply not there.
Arrived at 12:00. Room not ready. Can happen, should not. No really a problem.
Returned later the day and noticed that the restaurant in the building was ongoing major refurbishment and works.
As we needed sleep (the thing you pay for in parts in an Hotel) we asked when the noise (drilling, hammering, vibrations all over the place) would start in the morning. Statement of the staff was “not before 10:00” ... so we decided to stay.
Also they stated that our room was “far away” .... yup .... the bed was just OVER the works .... great.
Needless to say: the afternoon you simply could NOT stay in the room as the noise was unbearable, and yes ... they started to work at clockwork at 0740 ....
In a real 5 star they would have indicated the works and potential disagreements at reservation or on the webpage avoiding to trap their customers, and one would have give true statements about the working hours.
Of course even we paid for breakfast we went outside in the Café on the other side if the street (cool service there BTW) to take it, as one simply should not be expected sitting next to the noise if a drilling machine !
Lastly: there is this thing named turn down service. That is close the shades, make or refresh the bed, change the towels used on daytime etc .... here it’s just “close the windows shades”, old towels still on the floor, trash-bin still full, bed not done.
No elegance or understanding of luxury whats or ever.
A wanabee five star. Management might be wanting ti go and visit one to see how it’s done 😂
First and foremost this is truly a luxury hotel by all accounts. The service was exceptional. The staff went above and beyond to meet our needs and request. They even made reservations at the restaurant down the street for us.
The beds are comfortable, the rooms come with a mini fridge and a nice size bathroom. Be advised that the standard rooms have a tub and not an enclosed shower.
The location is a brief walk from the Metro station, close to several very nice restaurants. Oh and very close to the Eiffel Tower, 15 min. walk. Very safe and quiet area well worth the trip.
The only negatives that i have is that the hotel restaurant was under renovation. The iron was provided by request.
If you are looking for a good nice classy Hotel, do yourself a favor and treat yourself with this lovely place.
Spent 3 nights and on the 2nd morning we were woken up by strange drilling noises. At time of booking there was no mention of construction. Third night room temperature was waaaayyy too hot. At check out, we were charged for water that we did not consume. 9 euros a bottle!!! We were told they will confirm with housekeeping and refund us. Ridiculous for a 5star. The charge should not have been added. Period. Great location and spacious rooms, but would likely not return.
Atrocious service from this hotel. They showed no compassion during a family grievement and refused to amend my booking. I even offered to pay any penalties or extra to amend the booking but they refused? This would have been my first trip to Paris and this disgraceful service has been extremely disappointing. Shocking and shameful service so please be aware when booking.
Amazing luxury hotel near the middle of the city! Not even worth taking the metro as it's only 10 euros or so in a taxi to the central district where all the nice attractions are - Eiffel Tower, Lock Bridge, Louvre Museum! Staff are very friendly all round. Rooms are some of the best I've ever seen! Has a really nice bar and plenty of nice little food shops in the local area too!