L’Hotel du Collectionneur Arc de Triomphe
What We Love
- The gym and luxury spa with hammam and massage rooms
- The funky Purple Bar, with its long list of cocktails and live music twice a week
- The Art Deco interiors inspired by transatlantic cruise liners
What To Know
- Top floor rooms have small balconies and views of the Eiffel Tower.
- Great array of in-house amenities, including a restaurant, bar, spa, gym and lounging areas
- Low-speed WiFi is free; high-speed WiFi costs $29 per day
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
If you’re a fan of Art Deco, you’ll love L’Hotel Du Collectionneur’s long corridors lined with period prints, the liberal use of marble and the genuine antiques interspersed with convincing reproductions. The reception area is vast and glitzy, with a gorgeous display of fresh flowers, and the courtyard garden is a rare luxury in Paris — perfect for sunny summer afternoons.
Bed and Bath
Guestrooms are stylish, spacious, uncluttered and comfortable. All bathrooms, in green marble, have a shower and lovely products from Gilchrist and Soames; some come with a tub. All rooms have WiFi and flat-screen TVs, while those on the top floor have small balconies and views of the Eiffel Tower.
The large brasserie-style restaurant Le Safran serves traditional French cuisine; it’s presided over by head chef Philippe Daigneaux. And there’s live music twice a week in the Purple Bar. Guests in Executive Rooms have the added bonus of 24-hour access to the lounge on the Executive floor (accessible only to those armed with their gold Executive card), where snacks and refreshments are served throughout the day. The luxe spa has a hammam, hydrotonic bath and massage rooms.
How to Get There
This was our first trip to Paris, and we stayed in the heart of the city so we could explore. The service at the hotel was excellent. They gave us a card, so that when we got lost while exploring the City of Lights, we could find a cab to bring us bag to our temporary quarters. Staff made certain things were working properly such as the coffee maker and brought bottles of water every evening.
It's my last out of 4 nights and I can't wait to check out and leave. This hotel is nicely designed, has comfortable beds but that's about it.
As for 5* hotel it provides a terribly poor service. Staff requires training on how not be be arrogant to the guests. Check in takes ages. Every simple request, that wouldn't be an issue anywhere else in the world - is a problem here. Zero flexibility, creative thinking or good will. Example: AC/Heating doesn't work. I have waited almost an hour for someone to fix it, and just gave up. Bottled water: you get a free small bottle only at the day of your arrival. Small water bottle from minibar cost 10EUR, small juice 12 EUR which is ridiculous even for 5 star hotel. Also, there are no convenience stores around.
The hotel is very well sutuated and well known. Some areas are very elegant. However, the regular rooms, hallways, and even the lobby areas are looking old, worn out, and in great need of a facelift/touch up. Many old stains and wear and tear noted in my room, including the tub, carpet, and chair.