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
Staff were very professional and very friendly. All assistance we needed during our stay was handled professionally and promptly. The hotel it beautiful and well maintained. We will choose this hotel on a return visit.
We loved the beautiful pool in this hotel as well as restaurant - Shang palace - and the beautiful history of the hotel. Gianni from the concierge helped us get into some really great places for dinner and dancing during Paris fashion week, a true testament to his ability and the commitment to service. Definitely will stay here again.
Before coming to Paris I spend an extensive amount of time choosing exactly which hotel to stay at as their is no shortage of premier hotels. No hotel was overlooked, from the Ritz to Le Bristol to the FS George V. It ultimately came down to the Shangri-La, the FS George V or Plaza Athenee. I ultimately decided on the Shangri-La because of their rooms that include a terrace and Eiffel Tower views. All that said, one could not ask any more of a hotel. Everything at the Shangri-La is extraordinary. The grand facade and entry truly makes you feel like you’re entering a palace... which you are! The check-in was seem-less and everyone was so kind, polite, and assistive. The rooms are immaculate with modern touches that don’t interrupt on the classic nature of the hotel. Our room was the terrace suite which was simply incredible. We were able to watch the Eiffel Tower sparkle every night from our room and able to relax on our terrace all day. The breakfast in La Bauhinia was delicious and something to look forward to each morning, but could be delivered to the room at no extra charge. The hotel is a short walk from the Eiffel Tower and Champs-Élysées. It is truly peaceful and relaxing and represent Paris in truly outstanding fashion. If you’re looking for the perfect hotel in Paris, this is the one.
I’m not sure how to begin describing the absolute privilege of staying at the Shangri-La in Paris besides saying it was absolute perfection. The excellence achieved by this hotel makes it extremely deserving of its palace status. The entryway to the hotel was grand and the lobby was stunning. The amount of time spent in restoring the former residence of Roland Bonaparte was evident due to the beauty and elegance of the hotel. The views from the hotel were second to none making the Eiffel Tower look as though it was within arms reach. The breakfast at the hotel was superb and had a wide variety of options available. The real gold star of the hotel were its staff who went above and beyond to ensure that we were looked after and enjoying our stay. People whom I would like to acknowledge due to their exceptional service include, Alizée Vuattoux at the reception who always warmly greeted us when we went past and always ensured that we were being properly cared for. Julie Maubert was extremely empathetic when one of my family members was ill and always enquired about her health. Julian at the concierge desk and Nicolas Dupin at La Bauhinia were also extremely helpful. I commend the staff on making this exceptional property even more exceptional with the warmth of their service and I look forward to my next visit.
My husband and I stayed at the beautiful Shangri-La Hotel in Paris at the end of June. Let me just say that if you are looking for a true first-class experience and the most accommodating staff imaginable, look no further. No request was too much trouble for the employees of the Shangri-La, and the concierge staff in particular was excellent. They set us up with the most amazing guides, made reservations at wonderful restaurants for us, and even tracked down a bag that I couldn't find at a store in another French city. Everyone who works at this hotel goes out of his or her way to make you feel like you are a celebrity (and we rode the elevator with a real one while there)! The food is fresh and delicious, the rooms are lovely and--the view of the Eiffel Tower from some of the rooms, like the one we stayed in, is breathtaking. We did not get a chance to try the spa, but it looked incredible. I simply can't say enough good things about this hotel and its level of service. We will definitely be coming back!