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
We booked this hotel through another travel site. My husband and I were celebrating my birthday in Paris and I wanted to splurge on a 5 star hotel. The travel site did not mention renovations and the Scribe site did not mention reservations either. So when we pulled up in our cab and saw all the scaffolding and heard all the noise we were shocked. As we checked in we mentioned the construction and we were told that it would not start till about 9am and end by 5pm. Unfortunately our room was not one of the redone rooms, one of the older ones. It was clean and comfortable but dated and worn. We went to the hotel bar and decided to have a late lunch before going out to explore the city. We opted to sit up on the second floor balcony. Our meal was delicious, unfortunately as we were getting ready to leave we saw a mouse run behind one of the couch seats. I alerted the waitress and she apologized. The next morning the construction started at 7:30am, and it was directly above us. We were on the second floor and they were doing construction on floors 3 and 4. Each time we interacted with someone from the hotel we mentioned the construction and we were assured it would be better but it never got better. Our last night in speaking to someone at the hotel she said it was too bad we didn't ask for a different room, they may have been able to move us, Why should I have had to ask for that. I assumed if there was something better they would have done something for us, but no. Turn down service was nice, they left water in the room, but that service degraded each day and eventually no water was left. When we returned home I did a survey for the hotel and was very honest. They wrote back and apologized again and told me that once the hotel is done I should come back and see how wonderful it is. I paid for a 5 star hotel, received 3 star at best, why would I ever go back????? Completely failed in the service department.
We had a wonderful stay in a junior suite. it was a beautiful hotel in a great location and the staff was very helpful.
The hotel is being renovated so there is some construction noise - but it was not disturbing.
I read some of the reviews of the hotel and it felt like a different hotel than we experienced. We found the staff outstanding, working hard to please guests. Especially noteworthy were Marion, Marie and Emilie who worked tirelessly to ensure an outstanding experience for us. Our suite was lovely and the breakfast was outstanding. It seems some of the unhappy guests do not know Paris and its hotels. To stay in a 5 star hotel in Central Paris is an expensive endeavor. We already have booked two stays in the Scribe for October and we are looking forward to our return.
Me and my husband spent last weekend in Paris at the Sofitel scribe. Wow...amazing bed in pillows. Small but confortable newly renovated rooms. Great service. Perfect location. We were able to walk everywhere. Everything is close... shopping, Le Louvre, l’Opéra de Paris. I would go back in a heartbeat 💗
We have stayed at Sofitel Le Scribe for two nights and it was amazing. I personlly give credit to the concierge, Morgane that she is very thoughtful on booking all of our reservations for the Michelin restaurant. She also suprised us with the great obervation on a small gift before we left the hotel. I have always enjoyed my stays with Sofitel because they do know how to treat their guest well!