L’ Hotel de Sers
What We Love
- In-room massages and a hammam on site
- The De Sers restaurant, with a locavore-oriented and organic menu from chef Christophe Hay
- The impressive collection of artworks on display
- The rooftop terrace, with its stunning views over the city
- The bar offers a happy hour daily from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m
What To Know
- A private car service is available during your stay, although prices can be steep
- WiFi is free
- There’s a fitness center, hammam (steam room), and a range of in-room massage treatments
- Reservations are recommended for the restaurant
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
A magnificent former Marquis’s mansion built in 1880, this gem has had several incarnations, including its current identity as a 52-room boutique hotel, with design courtesy of architect Thomas Vidalenc, who has created an environment that blends Parisian elegance with artsy decadence. Plush textures and rich colors abound, with furnishings ranging from crystal chandeliers to screenprinted headboards depicting fashion shots. Poppy, Marimmekko-style cushions adorn Mid Century Modern-inspired chairs beneath classical oil portraits in heavy gilt frames. Strong suits that help the hotel stand out from its Parisian rivals: a well-regarded restaurant and pampering spa treatments onsite.
In the Area
The hotel can arrange for a personal shopper to accompany you on a buying tour of the surrounding streets, including the swanky Avenue George V and Avenue Montaigne. If you wish to wander further, don’t miss a visit to the legendary Left Bank department store Le Bon Marche, which stocks everything from hard-to-find fine French wines to lust-worthy lingerie. Get an insider’s fashion fix at the Fondation Pierre Berge-Yves Saint Laurent, the former atelier of the design legend, which stages exhibitions and offers private group tours.
How to Get There
The sauna is hot...small aandd hot. They seem to keep the saunas hotter in France. The hallways seems outdated, but surprisingly the rooms are comfy and easy to navigate when with more than one in tow. The porter kept everything from our car to our hideous amount of bags from shopping. It's a bit more per night compared to other options, but you can get everything done in a night there and be complete for the next day. No swimming pool and gym is small.
We loved our stay at Hotel de Sers. The facilities are comfortable, clean and aesthetically pleasing. The breakfast was abundant, our room spacious. Best of all was the lovely staff. Sophie and especially Cedric helped us with every itinerary detail, even before we arrived. They had great suggestions and purchased our tickets for us. Made our vacation easy and delightful. We will return and we thank all the staff for our great time.
Upon checking in, I asked the front desk woman about the daily breakfast and $100 Food and Beverage credit that my travel agent informed me that I would be getting. The front desk woman seemed a little annoyed with me asking and a manager stepped in with a smile to save the day. My wife was a little turned off by it but because of the quick work of the manager, we were not about to let it bother us.
The real issue came on the last night of our stay. After a late dinner and night out in Paris, my wife tried to take a shower but the water never turned hot. Eager to get to bed, we decided to go to bed and try again before taking off for Marrakech in the morning. Upon waking up, we found that the water was still not hot so we called the front desk and they simply apologized and said that they couldn't do anything about it. We were pretty upset that we couldn't shower before getting on a flight to Marrakech and the front desk manager didn't offer to make it up to us in any way.
I never expect any kind of credit but it would've been nice if it was offered. I've received credits for much less in the past without having to ask.