Shangri-La Hotel Paris
What We Love
- Jetsetter 2015 Best of the Best Winner: Best Big City Sleep
- Once the private residence of Napoleon Bonaparte’s great nephew
- Classic Empire elegance reigns throughout
- Three in-house restaurants, including L'Abeille (two Michelin stars) and Shang Palace (one Michelin star)
- Large light-flooded indoor swimming pool
- The hotel is one of the few Palace Hotels in Paris, a prestigious collection of the city's best properties
What To Know
- More than half the rooms have stupendous views of the Seine and the Eiffel Tower
- The Asian influence is discreet but omnipresent, from the tea served on arrival to the staff uniforms and Ming-inspired vases
- This is a quiet area near embassies and museums
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
French interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon has successfully blended Napoleonic elegance and understated chinoiserie in this 1896 limestone mansion, Shangri-La’s first European hotel. The hand-gilded paneling and lavish use of marble are reminders that much of the building is classified as a French historical monument. From liveried doormen to crystal chandeliers and woven silk wallpaper, you’ll either love or hate the opulence, but there is no faulting the standard of comfort. The service is impeccable and discreet, and the gold and ecru guestrooms are kitted out with the latest technological amenities (marble bathrooms with underfloor heating, TV screens embedded in the mirrors). Take a soak in your bathtub and watch the sparkling lights illuminate the Eiffel Tower at night, or better still, have breakfast on your balcony and watch boats idle up the Seine (from the Eiffel Premier Rooms and Suites). Three top restaurants (including the Michelin-starred L’Abeille and Shang Palace), an Empire-style cocktail bar and a 24/7 fitness room, indoor pool and wellness center offering CARITA body treatments complete this regal retreat.
In the Area
This is a quietly chic residential area, so for the bustle of central Paris you’ll have to hop the nearby metro or take a cab. However, the Champs-Elysées is just a 10-minute stroll across the Seine, and you’re close to many museums. Check out the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, which traces the diverse art movements of the 20th century. Or visit the Musée Baccarat to see its dazzling crystal collection. In the spirit of the Shangri-La, you might opt to improve your knowledge of Asian art with a visit to the Musée des Arts Asiatiques Guimet.
How to Get There
Very nice experience, though a bit expensive. Bikers must be very careful of narrow alleys. A very memorable and different kind of touring experience to view the Grand Palace and Wat Poh at night. Safety lights for bike were properly installed, but one biker the tail light installed is not functioning well. A bike stroll along the Chao Phraya river is a new experience coupled with a ferry ride across the other side of the river.
Apparently this hotel was a palace before and I really felt like l like was a Empress in this luxurious and decadent room. Had a sincerely genuine welcome as we were offered tea (clearly they knew we were British!) before we were showed us to our room. Our room with the Eiffel Tower view was unforgettable. A hidden bar in the hotel called ‘song bar' in a secret room has to be visited. This Shangri-La in Paris was in a word superb.It was incredibly elegant and the attention to detail was impeccable. Our room was very clean and comfortable and a particular mention goes to the staff at the from desk who were always helpful just like all the others who work at this superb hotel so well done all of you.
This was our fifth (or sixth?) visit to the Shangri-La, Paris. Again, we had an absolutely amazing stay. Being a return guest they really get to know and are still able to improve their service. The guest relations team organised a wonderful movie night for my family in our room. The lifeguard on duty who gave my daughter an impromptu swimming lesson. They staff go beyond what can be expected from them.
Special thanks to Julie (Duty manager), Julien and Anthony (concierge) and Charles (La Bauhinia) for the great stay!
Was in Paris for a couple of days and had the most amazing stay at the Shangrila-La hotel. Convenient to two subway lines (literally a two min walk) with outstanding service by everyone encountered. Room was so nice and quiet and bed was SO comfortable. Will be back again soon to this gem of a hotel.
This is the 5th time I stayed in Shangri-La Paris. I tried other hotel in Paris before, but every time I come back here, I just feel like home!
From the check-in and reception, to check-out and doormen, every single person is always dedicated and committed to his/her part of job.
The staff is always attentive and anticipate my need. This time, I checked in after a two-day conference somewhere else in Paris. I stayed in the hotel next to le Palais de Congres. The service was a 4-star one, but the service was probably only 1.5 star. When I moved to Shangri-La and began my vacation, the smell of the hotel, the staff, and the ambience just made me feel like home! I was sooo happy I have a place like home to stay in Paris!