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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Lovely old hotel with friendly knowledgeable staff. The location is excellent, close to the Metro and many restaurants, some reasonably priced. The bathroom fittings were very nice, and I enjoyed having a bathtub, though a rubber bath mat would have been useful as the bathtub base was very slippery. The included breakfast was disappointing - the scrambled eggs were poor, the pastries were a bit soggy, and sometimes the tea got forgotten. We received a charge against our room but no invoice so we don’t know what it was for.
As a Travel and Tourism expert I would like to say that I have been very impressed by the quality of service and the professionalism of the team of the Sofitel Le Scribe and that I highly recommend it.
I've spent four nights in what I want to say the best hotel in Paris. The Best Location, The Best Service, The Best rooms and for sure the Best Team.
The location of the hotel is perfect for business and leisure travelers, lots of shopping options, easy access to metro and walking distance from some of the most important cultural and historical sites.
Thank you Sofitel Le Scribe to make our stay an Amazing One!!!
I will for sure come back!
The number one reason to stay here is the great location. Shopping at Rue Cambon and Galeries Lafayette is short walk away, multiple train lines stops within 5 minutes walk, plentiful of food options. The hotel is still undergoing renovation and schedule to fully completed in April 2020, thus might be a better time to stay after then. The down side of this stay was we had one of the rooms with the poorest view of an inner abandoned building opposite that looks creepy, and our window was scaffolded for works (despite being an Accor Platinum member so that was a big bummer). It would have been nice to have the rooms facing the street or the other inner courtyard. Fortunately, even though the hotel is under renovation, noise is minimal. But the reception and breakfast restaurant is in a makeshift area during our stay (pity as heard they are moving to proper areas that same week). As breakfast is at the makeshift area, it was rather cramp and gets crowded due peak hours, but Vallou more than make up for it with his wondeful hospitality every morning. The toilet is of good size, and I like that they have a separate WC cubicle, but inconvenient that there was no hooks for towels.