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.
How to Get There
One of the best hotels I have ever visited, staff are really friendly the hotel is a place we’re you want to spend your full day in really focused on all details of the furniture even they have a guitar in each room.
We stayed in the hotel this summer, the service was great and they even gave us an upgrade to a junior suite!
I just had an issue with how the room was set up, it was not practical. We're not really 'artsy' people.. The actual bathroom was in a separate room to the toilet (with the showers and all) and the bathroom was in such a tiny room it made me feel so closterphobic.
I liked the hotel but I would not stay in it again, the location wasn't great, we basically needed a uber/ taxi for anywhere we are going. I much prefer the opera/ vendor area.
Arrived at the hotel and was told that my room had been cancelled by my travel agent and that I needed to contact them and it was not the hotels fault. After arguing for 10 minutes was told to head to the bar and they would find a solution. After a large bar tab they came and acted like we were so lucky a room was found. Contacted travel agent, multiple confirmations on direct booking that room was never cancelled. So if you want to stay here be advised your reservation means nothing.
I chose this hotel for two nights to celebrate my wife's 50th Birthday. I initially booked an Executive Room but we were upgraded to a Gallery Suite by a very lovely lady who was genuinely interested in our stay. The Hotel is large but still fairly personal. The staff are without exception brilliant and nearly all new my name which is always impressive. The rooms are exceptional, all designed by Phillip Starck and it sets this Hotel apart from all the others in the price range. The concierge service is faultless. The Spa is simply the best I have ever been in. Its not cheap here, not by any means and it attracts the sort of client that money is simply not an issue and that may not suit everyone. However the experience of staying here is worth putting up with that type and the staff are lovely. I have only one small criticism however. The buffet breakfast although brilliant is a little awkward and not well explained. On our first morning there was no sub menu to let you know you can have eggs, bacon, mushrooms hash browns.. all sorts of stuff additional to the cold buffet...so we missed out there... a bit annoying. The second morning we were actually given a little menu with everything on, it was delicious and beautifully cooked so bare that in mind. Lastly the service for breakfast is incredibly slow. I waited over 30 mins for two poached eggs and had to delay our Taxi... not great given its 5* rating. Places like this can be let down by just one small detail and there is simply no excuse for it. Other than that it was superb... really superb.
We stayed here in June. This was our first stay at this property and certainly not our last. Le Royal Moncesu is beautiful hotel and the staff is exceptional! Concierge was excellent, we needed a picnic basket for Diner en Blanc and within an half hour they provided one. I enjoyed breakfast daily a looked forward to the mirror reflection coffee cups every morning. This was my husband’s first choice hotel & not mine. I have to say... this hotel is now my first choice of a hotel in Paris. Not only is it a beautiful property, excellent restaurants but the staff is fantastique! Thank you for a wonderful stay!