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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
I stayed 3 weeks in this hotel.
The room was very nice .
I had often my lunch at their restaurant Cocotes.
The ingredients are bio.
The food is nice and the service is very good.
The team of concierges is extremely helpful and highly efficient .
Their chief Carlos is excellent . Nothing is impossible for him.
He has a great experience and very good advises .
The reception team is helpful too.
I highly recommend this hotel.
I will definitely visit it again.
This is my second stay at this fantastic hotel. I can’t say enough good things about it. The location superb, the rooms delightful and comfortable,the staff is probably the most helpful and congenial of any hotel I have stayed in around the word. It lacks nothing. I am looking to staying here on my next Parisian visit
Really I have only good things to say about our experience, everything was up the the standard we expect from Sofitel, especially appreciated the comfortable bed and the staff who were very helpful throughout our stay!
Wonderful hotel, centrally located. Staff were extremely welcoming and helpful throughout. We celebrated a birthday within the family, so the hotel went to extra effort to help with the celebrations, with complimentary cake, decorations in one of the rooms etc. Would certainly recommend.
The room is very comfortable, the shower is large and the staff is very nice. Their restaurant Les cocottes serves good food. However the service at the restaurant is not perfect. For a Sofitel I would expect more. They do not ask for allergy, served me raw salad while I told them every thing needed to be cooked given I am pregnant and not immune against tauxoplasmosis.