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Old Jun 15th, 2004, 11:54 AM
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GeorgeV Hotel in Paris?

Has anyone stayed or ate dinner here? Are the rooms/location/service excellent?
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Old Jun 15th, 2004, 12:00 PM
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...it is probably OK. I mean, it is a legend!
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Old Jun 15th, 2004, 12:39 PM
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I have stayed in this hotel. It is wonderful, the service impeccable and the rooms quite comfortable. I was less than happy with the location tho, I prefer staying in the 'neighborhoods', I felt a bit isolated here. I usually stay in the Latin Quarter, but this was a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience how the other half lives.
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Now under arabic ownership, the Geo V is "over the top" in terms of service etc. They knew my name by sight after the first day, the fresh cut flowers are awesome and the restaurant is now ***. Having said that; the area is sterile and offers little of what most people want from a Paris experience. There are a few good restaurants within walking distance, a a few store of note (Mosche et fils, just down the street is excellent) but little else. For the same price I suggest the hotels around Place Concorde (Meurice, Ritz, Crillon and Bristol, just a few blocks away. JP
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Old Jun 15th, 2004, 01:19 PM
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My dear, I've always stayed at the George V, right from when I was a child (we won't go into how many years ago that was). Always superb service and cuisine, impeccable accomodations too. Best of all is its perfect location.

It's a legend, you won't be disappointed.
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Old Jun 15th, 2004, 01:21 PM
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I just read somewhere that it was considered one of the best hotels in the world.
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Old Jun 15th, 2004, 01:44 PM
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Oakglen:When did it go from Four Seasons to Arab ownership?
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Old Jun 15th, 2004, 01:52 PM
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mk2 is correct,the location in close proximity to Champs-Elysees,Arch de Triomphe,and Eiffel tower is perfect. Not sure of spelling!
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Old Jun 15th, 2004, 02:41 PM
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I actually do not like the location as I find the area somewhat sterile. Rooms are on the small size but nice. Least expensive room as of November 2002 was about E700. Lovely flower arrangments everywhere. Le Cinq a three star restaurant led by former Taillevent chef Philippe Legendre. Dinner is ala Carte I believe which probably means $400+/couple. Hotel is run by the Four Seasons but owned by someone from the Middle East.
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Old Jun 15th, 2004, 02:48 PM
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I don't know anything about it personally, but I read this article a while back and found it interesting:

http://travel.guardian.co.uk/cities/...691095,00.html
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Old Jun 15th, 2004, 03:15 PM
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It was wonderful 17 years ago on our first visit to Paris. Have no idea what it is like now, but at that time it was elegant and wonderful and just what you would expect from a first class hotel in Paris.

Go if you have the opportunity and have a wonderful time!
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Old Jun 15th, 2004, 03:19 PM
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From "Frommer's France 2004"

"In its latest reincarnation, with all its glitz and glamour this hotel is one of the best in the world.... After its acquistion by Saudi Prince Al Waleed, and a 2-year renovation, it was reopened under the banner of Toronto-based Four Seasons. The guest rooms are about as close as you'll get come to residency in a well-upholstered private home where teams of decorators have lavished vast amounts of attention and money."

BTW, I would "cross reference" hotels you are interested in with the reviews on both www.fodors.com under "hotels" and on www.tripadvisor.com where you can type in the name of the hotel in the search box. Both sites give helpful reviews by past guests.
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Old Jun 15th, 2004, 04:03 PM
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Stayed there about 2 years ago for a conference and it was top notch. The rooms can vary a lot in size though - I got a great one since it was my meeting but a couple of the junior staff got smaller - but still superb - rooms. The decor is a little over the top - but I have never had better service - concierge included (and Ihave done over a hundred meetings). The neighborhood is beautiful - but not the best for a tourist unless you want to taxi most places.
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Old Jun 16th, 2004, 04:56 AM
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GeorgeV is a great location for tourists.The sights of Paris are spread out,anywhere you stay you will have to taxi to some of them.
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Old Jun 16th, 2004, 05:06 AM
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The George V was in the silly movie "French Kiss", I think, and the exchange between the concierge and the Meg Ryan character makes me laugh just thinking about it. No, it is definitely not a "hovel". (Sorry, folks. I couldn't help myself.)
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Old Jun 16th, 2004, 07:14 AM
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not a hovel... that's why I thought yeah, its probably OK!

I JUST KNEW someone would say the rooms were small...
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Canterbury, obviously you have the ways and means...adopt attitude as the Parisienne's themselves adopt... you'll have a wonderful time. Be polite, be gracious, don't cower...my experience is that what they admire, but golly-gee-whiz-gosh, who doesn't?
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