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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).


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Five-star Sofitel within earshot of the city’s elegant opera house

The Look

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

Scribe Paris Opera by Sofitel
1 Rue Scribe
Paris, 75009 France


4.5 Very Good 2315 Reviews
Great breakfast
Reviewed 1 week ago

Reach hotel early at 9am, book the club level room, hope to get early check into room. But no luck, just waste the club room charges and check in at 2:10pm as normal check in time . Breakfast are great, a lot of choice and hot breakfast.

Concierge is great, stay during Paris riot moment, they are keep us in safe. Really appreciate them

Centre of Pairs * Close to Shopping and Opera Area - Metro
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really enjoy this hotel's location. I stay here every 2 years when SIAL food fair is present, very centrally located hotel , close to everything you want to see in Paris, close to buses and metro stations also very close to shopping malls.

Small rooms compared to other countries but for Paris room sizes are decent. (I guess it is the regular size for French hotels)

Nice staff and good SPA inside the hotel

A very elegant Hotel close to the Opera House
Reviewed 1 month ago

We stayed here for 1 night before our river cruise with Scenic Tours. It was lovely and very pricey. The room we were given was lovely. Small as with all hotels in Paris. Our view was looking over a roof but we were not in the room very much. The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom was well equipped and very modern. The breakfast buffet was amazing!

Very difficult review!!!
Reviewed 1 month ago

The hotel is in 'transit' ! I am sure it will be wondeful when it emerges from the crysalis but a crysalis is where u stay just now- wrapped up in scaffilding and more with a very temporary and inadequate point of entry from street !!! They shud have had the '*alls' to close and reopen under a fab te opening programme. A shame because so many aspects of tje hotel are wonderful- i was on a new refurbished room which was delightful BUT next to a triple service lift ! It was surprisingly quiet ! Breakfast was very very mixed and service 3 star and got worse each morning !- first morning was borderline 5 star but deteriorated rapidly !!! Bedrooms not the largest- but that is city same in centre anywhere. Luxuriously appointed and very comfortable. Bathrooms wonderful. Hermes toiletries!! I think it will be FAB again when builders move out !! Lovely flowers in reception area ! An overall Average is all i can give u just now hotel Scribe ! U shud have avoided negative reviews by closing down during extensive and lengthy refurb and remodelling !!!

Hôtel in renovation phase
Reviewed 2 months ago

The Scribe is very well located. Very close to the Opera.
Hôtel entrance is quite discreet for such a place.
Due to the renovation, you immediately notice that Reception/hall is not as it should be.
The bar room is quite tired and needs to be renovated. No doubt about this.
The access to the elevator is very tiny. Only one of the 3 elevators is in working conditions.
Our room was small but very quite and renovated. Toiletry products were very good (Hermès).
The breakfast room is at level -1 without day light. It makes it not great. Quality of breakfast food was very good with a wide choice.
Once the Hotel Scribe renovated (end of 2019) it should be a superb hotel. Today, it is OK but not more than this.