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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
If you are looking to stay in a luxury hotel and best view to the Eiffel Tower you have to try this hotel. It’s a trip to heaven and cost you, but it’s worth it! I love the pool as well. It has a decent breakfast but room service is much better!
Our two days spent at the Shangri-la Paris were a prime highlight of our trip. Arriving early not expecting a room to be ready, we were escorted to breakfast, then onto the spa area to stretch out and relax. Later, we were guided to our spacious king room with a spot on view of the Eiffel Tower. But wait, there's more! A side staircase led from the hallway up to the rooftop with a private terrace, complete with lounge chairs and overhead heater (handy in early May). The spacious bathroom - also with an ET view! - was well appointed with upscale bath products. Our daily breakfast in La Bauhinia was sumptuous and expansive, including Asian specialties. The food was as delicious as it was fresh, well prepared and always served with a smile. The concierge staff is a Wikipedia of knowledge, timely advice with special access to exclusive local dining and events. Hard to imagine a more exquisite place in Paris for a romantic getaway, anniversary celebration, or a wedding in the lovely courtyard garden. The Shangri-La also has the most Zen pool area, long enough for lap swim; backstroking revealed a lovely cerulean ceiling with lofty clouds, gorgeous! From the front desk checkin greeting (superbe!, merci Marie et Chloe!) till checkout (encore, merci!) every staff member was exceedingly gracious, helpful, friendly, and made us feel like we were the only guests they had. We're officially spoiled, this is our "it" place from now on in Paris! Five stars, hands down!
Shangri-La Hotel Paris, the name says it all. The beauty and opulence of the hotel overtake you instantly as you enter. You are greeted immediately by the kindest and most attentive staff, escorted personally to your suite, ours which had a remarkable view of "The Iron Lady" from our private terrace.Our suite was very roomy, clean and comfortable for our week's stay. The enchanting pool beckons to you as soon as you get a glimpse of it. The calming, tranquility of the spa area with the aroma of jasmine wafting throughout during your stay there. As for the on property restaurants, we dined at all three and each provided cuisine which for us was unequaled anywhere else. Lastly the well-manicured grounds with the Eiffel Tower just above, will transport you. This was a milestone birthday trip for me and each and everyday I was provided fresh flowers in our suite along with numerous other niceties such as complimentary champagne on arrival, assorted daily luscious pastries and the piece de resistance, a ride to my birthday dinner location in the hotel's chauffeur driven Rolls Royce. Shangri-La Paris is truly a bit of paradise in the heart of Paris. We'll never stay anywhere else when we visit that gorgeous city.
Ok, so he wasn't really the heir to the throne... Anyways, from the start the Shangri La made us feel special. The architecture and decor of the chateau is breathtaking. We were received by Elia, who showed us around and made sure anything we needed or needed to know was taken care of.
The hotel thinks of many details. One night I left my book open over my bed and came back to find it with a beautiful bookmark inserted. The drawer has a pair of scissors, tape, stapler...
The window of our room opens to a beautiful garden of tranquility
Towels and robe are amazing
Pool could use a tad more heating but I swam anyways. The pool area is very relaxing
My daughter and I stayed the last weekend of April and there was not one thing to complain about. The hotel is beautiful and clean. We had breakfast there every morning. The food was delicious and the staff were excellent. Room service was fast and nicely presented. Julie Maubert, I cannot thank you enough for what you did. You are a truly beautiful person inside and out! Everyone was kind, respectful, extremely helpful, and never made you feel you were a bother no matter the request. We could not have wished for a better experience!