Sofitel Paris Arc de Triomphe
What We Love
- Cutting-edge design courtesy of Putman Studio, with all the modern amenities
- Central location: The Sofitel is in the 8ème, perfectly situated for shopping and culture in the heart of the French capital
- The attention to detail, from melt-on-the-tongue breakfast patisserie to luxe Hermès bathroom amenities
What To Know
- There's an on-site restaurant, bar and fitness center
- This boutique hotel has 124 guestrooms
- Less than a 10-minute walk from the bustling Champs-Elysées, this hotel has the advantage of a quiet side street location
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
The Sofitel Paris Arc de Triomphe bears the signature style of the late French interior designer Andrée Putman, who was behind such landmark designs as the Air France Concorde, Morgans Hotel in New York and the Guerlain flagship store in Paris. From the spacious reception area to the funky back-lit bar, from the intimate salon to the dramatically flanked walkway, spaces seem to open and merge into one another. Traditional fittings such as parquet floors and bistro tables are revisited in innovative materials. With checkerboard motifs, subdued tones, contrasting materials and harmonious spaces, the hotel reflects the spirit of minimal modernism that underscores all Putnam designs.
Bed and Bath
With 124 rooms, accommodations range from Superior Rooms to Prestige Suites. Bedrooms are havens of peace and harmony in muted tones where the central focus is the wonderful Sofitel MyBed experience — duck down mattress toppers and duvets. The furniture is inspired by the bold Modernist curves of the 1930s; leather banquettes are adorned in silk cushions bearing prints of old maps of Paris, while the attention to detail is most evident in the spacious bathrooms, with their rainfall showers, island bathtubs and lavish Hermès amenities.
Les Cocottes de Christian Constant restaurant is in the inspired hands of chef Christian Constant, who pursues the hotel’s imperative of perfection in simplicity by using fresh seasonal ingredients in modern French cuisine. The bar has an extensive list of cocktails and a menu of tantalizing nibbles available until 1 a.m. But leave space for a cake from the patisserie counter, where French classics such as the Paris Brest or the tarte au citron are given a makeover by top patissiers.
In the Area
A ten-minute walk down Rue Balzac will take you straight to the throbbing heart of the Champs-Elysées. While you peruse the shops, make sure you stop at the Ladurée tearooms for a taste of their legendary macarons. Head down the Champs in the direction of the Grand Palais, where you’ll find wonderful exhibitions ranging from 20th-century artists such as Georges Braque to the history of Cartier jewelry. Just next door is the aptly named Petit Palais, also host to temporary shows as well as a rich permanent collection that spans painting from the Renaissance to the 19th century. At the entrance to the Jardins des Tuileries you’ll find the Musée de l’Orangerie, with its focus on 20th-century art. If you’re feeling peckish, stop off for an Italian bite at the Tuileries’ Café Renard.
How to Get There
Located in a quiet street not far from the Arc de Triomphe this Sofitel delights with its newly renovated, nice rooms and pretty bathrooms. However, like often in Paris, the size of the rooms is rather small. It reminds me a bit of a boutique hotel.
The outstanding customer treatment of the Sofitel team, also compared to other luxury hotels in Paris, must also be emphasized. Many thanks in this context to the concierge Alain for his fantastic support during our stay!
All in all a great stay for the whole family.
The staff at this hotel were amazingly helpful as my colleague and I arrived in the midst of a protest at the Arc de Triomphe. Although we were booked nearby, they graciously welcomed us in and provided us a place to wait until things settled and we were able to access our hotel. Look forward to staying here every time I return to Paris.
Well, it's hard to find the wonderful type service my wife and I received from staff at this hotel. Alain and Salim are super stars with a great supporting cast of folks they work with. It was out 22nd anniversary and they made it me look pretty good...lol From making reservations to a fantastic restaurant to arranging flowers for my wife, they went the extra mile. The rooms are nice and clean and the hotel is in a great area. I highly recommend this property.
We just spent four nights at this hotel and were so pleased. Alan Hupe the concierge was so kind and helpful even before we arrived. I had emailed to ask him to help with dinner reservations places I knew I would have trouble calling since my French is limited to VERY basic. He made sure everything was arranged and could not have been more helpful. Salim the Manager, and Alan worked with the Sofitel team to make sure our Anniversary was special, fresh made dessert waiting in our room at the end of the day twice with very nice notes of congratulations! Our room was clean and bedding was very nice and comfortable. The hotel is located blocks from the Arc De triumph, and around the corner from the Champs-Elysees, It is less than a two mile walk to the Eiffel Tower and the tower can be seen for a couple of rooms.The breakfast in the morning was nice with a very good variety of cheeses, meats, breads, pastries, eggs, with several juices and coffee to choose from. Thank you Salim, Alan and team for a great experience!
Hello, you are probably wondering why we chose this hotel?
It was chosen by my partner as a surprise Birthday/anniversary/valentines gift. So why would we chose Sofitel brand?
.........Read on ----------> We often stay in Sofitels when we fly out to Dubai or Maldives from Gatwick Airport. Its always the best way to start our holiday and in style too.
So what Did Paris Sofitel have to offer ??
We took the Easyjet 08:10 flight from Gatwick to Charles de Gaulle which took approx 40mins. We landed in beautiful warm sunshine In February on one of the warmest days of the winter so far.
Airport to Hotel - The route
We first purchased Two, two day visit Paris tickets from the kiosk machines ( multi language machines ) which go from 1- 5 zones including the airport. which we foiund was enough.
The cost per two days per person where 38.35 Euro's
We followed the signs to the Metro which you turn left after exiting the arrivals.
The train route we took was the B (BLUE LINE) and got off at the stop called Chatelet Les Halles and changed on to the 1( YELLOW LINE) heading to George V and got off at this station.
Walk up towards the Arc de Triumphe and cross over the read road to find Rue Balzac and head down this road.
Pass three junctions and until you reach Rue Beaujon Rd and you will see the hotel on the corner
The Hotel Reception
From the moment you enter the quirky hotel & modern stylish arty hotel you are greeted by the staff with a welcoming smile and very friendly too. Don't worry if you cannot speak French.
We arrived early and decided to have a couple of cocktails...Vodka Martin & dry rose Martini while we waited approx 20 mins for the room to be ready.
Striaght away we were upgraded to a higher standard of room & were told we were the guests of the day !!! This meant a lovely freebie drink or two at the bar and also other little personal touches which made us feel special.
Lovley stylish room with even a balcony. The shower was spacious & moden, also very clean all round. Slippers bathrobes, turn down service and chocalates greeted us at night. Toiletres but no toothbrushes or ironing board ( which I miss )
The sound system was Bose and the room sounded amazing
The lightining system
There is a BLUE light that can be left on, it's suituated on the window side of the bed which after 30 minutes of looking around to switch it off late at night....I finally found on my girl side of the bed :O(
There wasnt any, it was peaceful and fantastic to fall asleep on the queen sised bed. Very comfortable.
Unfortunately, they looked nice but we had booked a meal in the Eiffel Tower at 6:30 pm so did not eat here.
The place felt like a meeting place, a romantic getaway, a friends reunion. It has it all rolled into one.
All lovely and taught me a little more French at the bar !!
They all were lovely and friendly .
The demonstrations on Saturdays - Yellow vest
Don't worry about this, they march and not too near the hotel. We saw them and crossed the road with a high police presence all around, felt very safe at all times
The Tourist areas, just keep your wits about you, there pick pockets and dodgy salesmen but if you zip everything up...it's fine. Don't buy any fake tickets.
Perfect for walking form the Arc de Triumphe all the way to The Louvre ( about 3 miles in total) which is a stroll for an hour, with great views on route too.
Would we visit again - Yes, bring our friend too !
We love the Sofitel brand and the way they treat you.
Love Paul & Giedre ( soon to be Mrs Addison ) again staying at Sofitel before Flying off to Seychelles and Maldives in August 2019.