Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris
What We Love
- Jetsetter 2015 Best of the Best Finalist: Best for Foodies
- Michelin stars and celebrity sightings (bon appetit, Dustin Hoffman) in three swank bars and restaurants
- Best of the west location between the Arc de Triomphe and Parc Monceau
- The sexy, subterranean Clarins Spa and swimming pool
- Highly specialized staff services, from swimming lessons with a personal trainer to a Montparnasse gallery crawl with the art concierge
What To Know
- Breakfast is worth the splurge: Pâtissier Pierre Herme's croissants were named the best in Paris by Le Figaro
- Built in 1928, the 129-key hotel was gut-renovated by Philippe Starck in 2010
- Interiors purr “I love rock and roll,” but the 8th arrondissement surroundings are more sedate
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Cutting-edge couture – with a wink. Sultry red lanterns bring un peu d’insouciance to the Art Deco entrance. Starck scoured Parisian flea markets for the fetchingly mismatched vintage glassware stacked behind the buzzy Bar Long. After deciding on a cocktail, ask for it to be served in the Belle Epoque goblet or mid-century highball of your choosing. Cascading vintage chandeliers, exposed brick and industrial-chic sculptures accompany elegant spiral staircases leading to guestrooms, banquet halls and a high-tech private film screening room.
Bed and Bath
The 149 guestrooms and suites have buttery leather armchairs, stacks of art books, sensible executive desks and semi-sensible free guitars propped against creamy walls. The custom, all-white goose down bedding is crème-caramel-soft. Oversized, opulently mirrored bathrooms have walk-in showers or claw-footed tubs, plus Clarins products for grown-ups and Eau de Toilette by Bonpoint pour les enfants. Seven types of suites include some named for illustrious previous hotel guests (check out epic Eiffel Tower views from the Ray Charles Suite) and have Toto toilets, an optional Butler and laundry services.
The glamorously lit La Cuisine restaurant has a buzzy weekend brunch with carbs aplenty by patissier-in-residence Pierre Herme, and the Michelin-starred Il Carpaccio restaurant has Sicilian baroque interiors and a regional Italian menu. The seasonal Terrace Garden has a Lewis Carroll-worthy teacup installation by Portuguese sculptor Joana Vasconcelos, and will launch Veuve Clicquot Champagne picnics and a Pierre Herme ice cream stand this summer. The 16,000-square-foot Clarins Spa is the largest in Paris. It has a hammam, sauna, ice fountain, seven treatment rooms and a 75-foot indoor swimming pool. Smoke gets in your eyes in La Fumee Rouge, the cigar bar, and the chic concept store, Le Royal Eclaireur, stocks Lanvin blouses, Moncler timepieces and vintage objets d’art.
In the Area
First timers should hop, skip or jump over to the nearby Golden Triangle and Champs Elysees for solid sightseeing. Once you’ve dodged the selfie stick salesmen and ‘grammed a few Arc de Triomphe shots, stop for a charcuterie board or beef tartare at MiniPalais, which serves an all-day bistro menu from noon to midnight. Stroll along Avenue Velasquez to Musee Cernuschi, a museum of Asian art that spans 18th century Japanese sculpture and Chinese ceramics from the Tang Dynasty; or head to Musee Jacquemart-Andre, a private collection of primarily French and Italian fine art in an 1875 mansion on Boulevard Haussmann.
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Perfect hotel, perfect location, amazing service and best staff !I highly recommend Le Royal Monceau. It is so different from other Palace in Paris with this warm and cosy atmosphere. Definetly the best place to stay.Don't miss the breakfast and also the Bar (great F&B and nice staff)
It was a fluke that I got to stay at this hotel for 2 nights. It is not something I can afford on my own, so when offered an opportunity to stay there, I jumped at the chance. First of all, the staff was friendly and helpful. The space is STUNNING and CALMING which is nice to come back to at the end of a busy day. The rooms are luxurious, comfortable, calm, quiet, and decorated to perfection. It feels like a REALLY NICE version of home. I am a graduate student here in Paris so obviously this hotel is way out of my out-of-pocket budget, but being able to stay there for two nights after my finals was pure bliss. I wish I could live like this every day! But then again, this is a hotel and a hotel should pamper you, relax you, and make you feel like you feel happy when you are away from home. Le Royal Monceau is perfection. I LOVED IT! The design is inspiring (I am an artist and love Starck's work). Someday I will be able to afford this on my own.
I have nothing but good things to say about Le Royal Monceau.
I was treated like royalty, the staff was super friendly and helpful.
Both Restaurant are excellent, the food is superb both Chefs are excellent.
Stayed for 2 night as a couple and we had a delightful time! the breakfast was delicious and the dinner in the asian restaurant was also delicious. The room and bathroom were really nice, but you couldn't control the temperature of the room easily. We shall definitely go back. Perfect bedding and perfect lighting in the room. We got the regular room but it was a really good size and very comfortable.
This was our first stay in a Paris Palace hotel. Perfect mix of classic luxury and cool. The Starck design still works. Got a great upgrade through Amex FHR. Well located for leisure trip. We were there during French Open and a number of players we were at staying at hotel, which was fun. Indoor pool was good to relax. The breakfast spread left something to be desired. Overall would stay again.