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
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!
I stayed here with my wife over Christmas and had the best time in the world. We always stay at Shangri-Las over the world but this one in particular was truly superb, 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 so eager to help even during the very busy Christmas week. This has become our favourite spot in Paris and we will be back for sure.
Imagine staying in a hotel that was a palace before. This is Shangrila Paris. You really fell like a princess in this luxury and gorgeous room. They welcome us very well, offering a welcome tea and a gorgeous room. I strongly advise you to ask for a room with the Tower Eiffel view - it is an unbelievable experience and you should ask the breakfast in the room with the Tower Eiffel view - is a must do - unforgettable. There is a hidden bar in the hotel named 'SONG BAR' in one secret room. You must go there! What an amazing experience!
We stayed for the last few times in Paris at the Shangri-la.We love the hotel very much!
As you walk in, the smell and the deco are fantastic!
The Help desk is always so kind and helpful, all the staff are kind and ready at any time to be there for you with a smile.
The rooms are extremely comfortable and spaces.
For sure, we are waiting for our next visit at the Shangri-la Paris.
What a view! Spectacular setting, absolutely amazing hotel! Very special place, perfect location, amazing food, beautiful rooms. Can not fault in any way! Just out of this world!!! As the French say ‘c’est manifique’! ❤️