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What We Love

  • The luxury of space — these aren’t hotel rooms, they’re enormous apartments
  • A superb location on the Place du Trocadero, with views of the Eiffel Tower
  • Modern decor done in neutral tones
  • Each apartment has the services of a private butler
  • Caters to special requests, from a crib for the baby to private cooking lessons
  • Free WiFi

What To Know

  • Rate for Two-Bedroom Apartment is for four people; rate for Three-Bedroom Apartment is for six people
  • There’s no real lobby or public space
  • Everything about this place is discreet, from the hidden sign at the entrance to the quiet decor
  • In the posh 16th Arrondissement, La Reserve is close enough to be convenient to everything, but it’s removed from the tourist sights
  • Some may find the presence of a butler a bit uncomfortable, but guests can request that staff enter only when they’re not in the apartment
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Overview

The Review

There’s no sign or uniformed doorman to greet you at La Reserve Paris, just the hotel’s name printed discreetly next to the buzzer. Ring the bell and you’re admitted, not just into the soaring foyer of a classic 19th-century Paris apartment building but into a world that makes you feel like a Parisian. That’s because La Reserve is no ordinary hotel. The 10 apartment-size suites, just steps from the Place du Trocadero, are large enough to be second homes, and they come with service that’s more attentive than that found at the average five-star hotel.{“type”:”img-inline”,”src”:”/static/images/product/properties/1422/prop-81167-1316210716-full.jpg”,”width”:”275″,”caption”:”At around 3,000 square feet, Three-Bedroom Apartments feel like true Parisian pied-à-terres.”}

It’s hard to overstate the luxury of having so much space in a city famous for small apartments and even smaller hotel rooms. The rambling floor plans range from 150 to 280 square metres (1,600 to 3,000 square feet) and include separate kitchens, living rooms and dining rooms, all loaded with extras like Gaggenau appliances, Bowers & Wilkins iPod docks and Raynaud porcelain plates.

There’s nothing flashy or opulent about the suites. Everything is as quietly chic and sophisticated as the Parisians strolling the streets of the 16th Arrondissement outside. The rooms are a study in neutrals (white, gray, beige) with low-slung Italian furniture from the likes of Flexform and B&B Italia, but they come with incredible extras. The office has a printer, the refrigerator is stocked daily with three kinds of water plus soda and juice, and the bathroom slippers are cushier than the ones you have at home.

Then there’s the view: the Eiffel Tower is on display from most apartments, but for the best angle request an odd-numbered apartment or number 10, which has its own roof terrace. In the morning you’ll wake up to a butler who sets your dining table (which seats 10) and cooks you breakfast. For dinner the concierge can get you a reservation at the always-booked bistro La Fontaine de Mars. After you stroll home beneath the Eiffel Tower, you’ll feel as though Paris is yours — even if it’s just for a night.

How to Get There

La Reserve Paris
3 avenue d’Eylau
Paris, 75016 France

Reviews

5.0 Excellent 37 Reviews
Again and again !!
Reviewed 2 months ago

Gorgeous time with my wife and our two kids !!! I always love to allow myself some time with la reserve apartments . Second visit to the beautiful place I enjoyed it this time with my two kids and really loved the way we were welcomed by the staff that recognise us! We had a car taken us from the airport and this was really helpful thanks for arranging all the details. Love the brightness of the flat, see the picture I took !

Treat on the Place du Trocadero
Reviewed 2 months ago

My husband, two daughters and I just returned from a week in Paris. This was the second time my husband and I had stayed at the La Reserve apartments and we were very pleased with our accommodations and the attentive staff service. Champagne and delectable treats from Carette awaited us on arrival. The location is on the Trocadero circle just north of the Eiffel Tower. It is within easy walking distance to the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs Elysees, Place de la Concorde, Tuileries Garden, and the Louvre.
Although we initially did not get the apartment we had expected, they were very gracious and upgraded us from a two bedroom to a four bedroom apartment. It was incredibly spacious, comfortable, bright and airy, with a nice kitchen and laundry machines. The management and concierge staff saw to our every need; made restaurant reservations, organized transfers to and from the airport, arranged for a guide and driver for our daughters to visit Versailles and went the extra mile to solve some technology glitches with our tv streaming service. We had two lovely attendants who fixed our breakfast every morning (for just the cost of the food) and serviced our apartment during the day, which also included a turn down in the evening.
Another added bonus was that there was a cab stand just outside the door, so if you needed a taxi, it was always convenient.
It is not inexpensive, but deserves your utmost consideration for comfort and hospitality in Paris.

10/10 for Apartment 10!
Reviewed 3 months ago

To celebrate our daughters birthdays (19th & 18th) as a special 18th treat I was asked to find a hotel room with a view of the Eiffel Tower. As a modern parent how could I let the little 'darlings' down! That said, we found La Reserve Apartments and requested Apartment 10.

La Reserve Apartments is located on Place De Trocadero in the 16th A, blink and you will miss it as you drive round the Place, so best get google map out when you are there. We drove from London; on arrival, there was an effortless transition from vehicle to apartment, the luggage was whipped out and sent straight to the apartment whilst the car was taken down to the secure underground parking.

Apartment 10 is a duplex apartment, on the 4th floor with two bedrooms on the ground floor and living/kitchen/diner on the second floor, with a door opening out onto a small roof terrace that has more or less an unecumbered view of the Eiffel Tower. There is enough seating at a squeeze on the terrace for 4 people and how we marveled both day and night at this magnificent structure. It is beautiful at night with the searchlight at the top of the tower scanning the rooftops of Paris below and on the hour for five minutes the tower sparkles,this location is a superb way of seeing it in its entirety with a glass of fizz in hand.

There is no question that La Reserve is at the top end of the luxury scale. The masterbedroom is large and spacious and both bedrooms have ensuites; after a nightcap on the roof terrace from a selection of decanters on the sideboard serving either Johnnie Walker Black label,Absolut Vodka or Hennesy Fine Cognac, (all complimentary) trundle down to the bedroom, close the automatic shutters to plunge the room in complete darkness and slip into your oversized bed with Kaufman duvets and pillows and sleep the night away peacefully until the aroma of fresh coffee and the clinking of coffee cups the following morning awake you, as your housekeeper, who lets herself in (strange concept but the stairs to the kitchen are by the front doors, so not close to the bedrooms) preparing a feast of French goodies for breakfast.

The staff are warm and friendly and nothing is too much effort, even with the omission of a jar of Nutella at breakfast, the housekeeper nips out momentarily only to return with jar in hand, to compliment the crepes made that morning.My daughter spilt something on her dress only for the said garment to be whisked off immediately for dry cleaning and ready for the evening outing. Nothing is too much trouble.

Well of course, all of this comes with a price tag. The apartment in price compares to that of a junior or superior suite of any of the 5 star hotels around but none of them will come with that view,or the space we had within the apartment; we know we checked. So all in all we had a wonderful time but we did feel that because of the price that this is a place for special occasions and probably would opt for other places having ticked off another one on the bucket list.

Did we fulfill the remit...I defintiely think so.

Nice, Hidden Find for the Right Situation
Reviewed 4 months ago

I was a little nervous about booking La Reserve given how few reviews were on here. We were looking for a couple things: central location within walking distance of most sights, view of the Eiffel Tower, five-star experience, dog-friendly, big enough to accommodate two related parties who wanted to share a space but have separate bedrooms. We had a lovely time at La Reserve, and we'd return if we came as a family again, though perhaps I might consider other options if it was just me.

Thanks goodness I was forewarned about the discreet entrance -- otherwise I might never have found the place! But the secret, like you're in on a hidden find, becomes part of the fun. It is a little odd/over-attentive that you aren't really supposed to open the main door for yourself going in or out, especially when you're only leaving for three minutes to walk the dog. We also didn't get a key to our apartment because the previous guest had taken it with them, so hotel personnel had to let us in every time we came back, which was a little onerous. The elevator is small, but the apartments are spacious and super lovely and comfortable. In our apartment on the top floor, we had a duplex with a view of the Eiffel Tower, and it was near perfection. I was nervous about the street noise, tourists and subway noise, and the light from the Tower's glow being issues -- traffic noise was essentially a non-issue to my surprise, though I am a native city dweller. The only noise issue we dealt with was the lingering patrons from the adjacent bistro-bar on our first night. We didn't hear any rattling from the nearby subway stop, and the Tower light was no problem whatsoever.

The second bedroom in our apartment had no toilet -- that was outside the bedroom, which was a bit awkward to me. I usually hate giving hotel staff access to my room and leave "do not disturb" on the whole time, but that's really not an option at La Reserve, nor is it a problem. Perhaps because of the intimate nature of the hotel, it mostly felt fitting, proper, and safe. Even when a staff member snuck in while you were sleeping to start your breakfast! The staff seemed eager to help, whether it was spending a half-hour to set up a dvd player in our room, coming up to treat a stain we made on the white couch, or bringing up a baby gate.

One other complaint would be that we knew we were going to get breakfast, but no one told us upon checking in that we had to make reservations for how to do so/book it in advance. Which means we kinda missed breakfast our first morning, but they made it up to us with pastries and fruit. They also brought a stuffed elephant for my niece before we left, which was cute.

The terrace for our apartment was larger than the one pictured on our website -- it wasn't giant but certainly enough for lounging or taking breakfast, and there was a wall rather than just bars blocking us in, so it was safe for a toddler too. The balcony and the window leading up to the second floor were the only parts of the apartment with a direct Tower view, but it seemed like you'd be able to see the Tower from any apartment by sticking your head out of any window facing the street. Our apartment also had a skylight, and just about the entire place was always full of light, which can be unexpected in a city of crowded low-rises.

The location is very central -- we walked everywhere, up to eight miles one day! And you're right next to the Trocadero Metro stop. It's a very expensive stay, of course, but since you pay in advance, you've almost forgotten about that by the time you arrive! It's private, luxurious, and spacious, so if you're looking to avoid attention in Paris or get a little more space for your party than merely connecting rooms elsewhere, this is a fine choice. You're going to miss some amenities like a pool, spa, or gym in the building, but La Reserve is still si charmant.

great location
Reviewed 10 months ago

wonderful location which was the main thing for us to be central to everywhere, absoloutly immaculate inside very impressed indeed had everything we needed and was good value for money when we come back to paris we will use these apartments again