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
- 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
The room was pretty comfortable, although the bathroom was kind of small. Anyway, we enjoyed the fact we could take a short stroll and be right in Champs Elysees! We only had breakfast at the hotel and it was good, not offering a very wide variety, but it was good.
At €290 a night, I was expecting to enjoy five star comfort in true Parisian style. Instead, I experienced a whole new level of mediocrity. For a hotel that thinks that it is some way gilded, this hotel offers up none of the pizzazz expected with a Parisian hotel, and all the dullness and lacklustre of a damp squib.
Take checking in for example. Two people working reception, an ever growing queue of guests waiting to check-in, and staff coming and going to the two receptionists, not once offering to jump in and assist with checking in guests.
The rooms are BASIC. They lack any style of elegance, which I assume is what they were aiming for, given the nod to the art nouveau prints all over the corridors and rooms. Sadly, a few prints does not make up for the lack of elegance and coziness one would expect from a hotel trading in this price bracket. There are little/no soft furnishings in the rooms. The rooms are very masculine in their design and styling.
I could not find extra pillows in my room, the bed was one of the most uncomfortable I have ever slept in, and the toiletries look, smell and fell like something you'd find in a motorway motel, not a 5 star hotel.
I understand that their bar is undergoing renovation. The was only ONE bar staff member who was polite, friendly and helpful. The rest were unhelpful and dismissive. That being said, the choice of drinks is also atrocious. Beer choice was abysmal (Heineken, Corona or Stella!) and this must be the only hotel in all of Paris that does not stock Jack Daniel's behind the bar!
Lovely room but the hotel is rather disorganised. I asked for eggs benedict for breakfast. They arrived half an hour later after I had finished breakfast. The hotel is located in a business district where all is closed for the weekend
We stayed at the hotel Nov29-Dec3. Our family room was so nice and our view of the Eiffel Tower from the kids room was over the top. The free cell phones was such an amazing amenity as it made using Bird, Waze, Google maps and local phone calls so easy. Ingenious. The staff was amazingly helpful and friendly. Vincent the manager and the head concierge especially. Security did a great job even when the hotel was directly effected by the protests. I would never stay anywhere else in Paris. Bravo.
We stayed here on the first weekend in December during the bad riots. After a stressful check in (don’t use Cancelon!) we were given a lovely room overlooking the gardens. Breakfast is great, service slightly slow but altogether a lovely place and a great location for the Champs Elysee and Arc du Triomphe. If we come back to Paris we would stay here again in a heartbeat.