Scribe Paris Opera by Sofitel
What We Love
- The quintessentially Parisian murals, sculptures and historic wall texts
- The on-site Keirao spa, complemented by inroom Hermès bath amenities
- You're within walking distance of the famed Opéra, Galeries Lafayette and the shops on Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré
What To Know
- In classic Sofitel fashion, you'll have impeccable comfort — but expect little in the way of idiosyncrasy
- This is the heart of Paris: Think wide boulevards and bustling traffic, not quaint cobblestone streets
- Perfect for business travelers and families
- From July 1 2015 a $4 city tax, per person, per night will be collected at the property (over 18s only).
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
French interior designer Jacques Grange is responsible for the look of these rooms, which combine a classical elegance with all the comfort of modern amenities. The foyer is impressive, hung with large crystal chandeliers and equestrian sculptures in homage to the Jockey Club, founded here in the 19th century. The restaurant and bar offer ambient and cozy spaces on deep, comfortable sofas. Meanwhile, murals in the hotel corridors celebrate the luminaries who trod these floors in times past: the Russian impresario Serge Diaghilev, dancer Josephine Baker and the Lumière brothers, to name a few.
Bed and Bath
With 213 rooms and 13 suites ranging from superior to luxury and prestige, there is a large array of comfort on offer. Rooms are carpeted and quiet, in graceful tones of beige, cream, brown and apricot. The cherry on the cake is the Sofitel MyBed, which offers a dreamy night’s sleep with duck down mattress toppers and duvets. Bathrooms are standardized in gray marble and white tile, and all offer bath and shower facilities with lavish Hermès accessories.
You don’t need to go far to eat well. The light and spacious in-house restaurant, appropriately named Le Lumière in homage to the Lumière brothers (who screened their first film here), is in the inventive hands of Michelin-starred chef Sebastien Crison. The 1 T. Rue Scribe tearoom offers such delicacies as house-smoked salmon and foie gras, or you could go for some honey from the hotel’s own rooftop hives. And when you need to work off the gourmet indulgences, the hotel has a fitness center and a spa, complete with Jacuzzi, hammam and massage rooms.
In the Area
Even if you’re not a fan, the proximity of Paris’s prestigious 19th-century Opéra Garnier means a visit is almost obligatory; check out the famous ceiling decorated by Marc Chagall. This area is running over with chic boutiques; you’re a stone’s throw from Paris’s most famous department store, the Galeries Lafayette, and a few minutes’ walk from the wall-to-wall designer boutiques on the Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré. The Palais Royal, on the Rue Saint Honoré, houses a historic theater as well as an elegant park. But if you really want greenery at the heart of this city, head over to the Jardins des Tuileries for a walk among sculptures by such artists as Rodin, Henry Moore and Jean Dubuffet.
How to Get There
I stay in this hotel probably for about 30 or 40 nights a year
They are without a doubt the most accommodating helpful kind and generous staff that work at this establishment
Nothing is too much trouble
There are many stores and interesting historic monuments such as the Opera house and I have to say this is very much a home from home
This was the fourth time we have stayed at the Scribe. To cut a long story short, they put us in a room which was immediately next door to an adjoining property that was being redeveloped. We were awoken on each of the four mornings of our stay by the sound of workmen hammering. This even happened on the Sunday. The staff seemed oblivious to the work being undertaken. We did complain but all the hotel was able to do was to pick up the tab for our extras. An appalling experience which will not be repeated as we shall not return.
Do not book a standard room! Our room was so small that the queen bed barely fit in it! No room for a suitcase to get in or set down and the swinging lamp will hit your head that's by the bed. Only one light switch in the whole room! Bathroom in another space with a tiny glass shower. I am kind of claustrophobic and asked for another room. Small window with a view of an outside wall. It must have once been a closet? They claimed all the standard rooms were the same and that they were full. We finally got an upgrade for $50 more a night for the last 3 nights. Unbelievable that a hotel can charge and get away with such horrible accommodations!
We stayed at this hotel for two nights and for a holiday visit to Paris we found it very convenient.
The hotel is well appointed , as would be expected by a hotel of this ranking.
However, the Scribe Is currently undergoing a refurbishment, and there was some apparent noise during the day.
The entry to the Hotel has changed and the reception desk position is not obvious upon entering the building.
Our room, on the second floor, was most adequate and well appointed. The buffet breakfast was of a high standard and very enjoyable.
However, I highlight a risk for older clients in that the shower is over the bath, which in itself is not unusual in Europe.
The problem , which is not normally common with such shower/bath configurations is that the outer bath framework is 8 inches higher from the floor than the internal bath. When stepping out of the bath, you actually are stepping a longer distance down than the level of the bath.
In searching for the floor with my right leg, and stretching, my left leg slipped in the wet bath and I fell heavily, incurring considerable bruising. I am relatively tall at 5ft 11 ins, and wonder how shorter legged people ever get out of the bath?
This accident may not have happened if there had been a rubber mat on the bath floor and a hand rail to assist exit from the bath.
On reporting my accident (on two occasions as I had medical concerns) I was told that the Renovation would address this bath problem, which indicates to me that Management was aware of the problem?
This is a basic risk consideration and if known by Sofitel should have been temporarily rectified for the safety of its guests until the Renovation is complete. Advice that the problem is being addressed in the Renovation is totally unsatisfactory in avoiding accidents.
So, if you consider this hotel, please ask for a room with a walk in shower in your room or at least make sure you have a rubber mat in the bath, or better still have your partner to assist exit from the bath.
For older clients with hip and knee constraints , then I don’t recommend using the Sofitel shower/bath configuration, until
such time as the Renovation is totally complete.
A fall, which is a first for me in so many years of corporate/holiday is very much a dampener on any holiday and in this case I think Management needs to give greater considerations to guest safety.
stayed here for the weekend of may 18th, booked a luxury room on accor site, arrived
at hotel & was given room 226 which has no place under any category in a 5 star hotel
let alone luxury, door to room had lumps knocked out of it, walls
& skirting boards were badly scuffed & there were lots of long black hairs on the walls of
the bathroom, returned to reception to complain & was told i could have another room
like this one or pay an extra €100 for a luxury club room on the floor above, there is no luxury club room advertised & i believe i was given the basic room then charged €100 extra for the room i had booked on line, i paid it i wouldnt stay in the first room
otherwise hotel is in a good location staff are nice particularly at breakfast however
nothing about the hotel feels 5 star more 4 star with the exception of the room i was offered which was just not good enough i wouldnt stay here again.