My quest for the PERFECT Hotel in Paris

Feb 19th, 2002, 06:08 AM
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yyy
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Toxxx: You are so right!!Leslie is the prime example of somebody who seems to detest other people who has the money to spend or splurge in a hotel room even if it is only for sleeping. I have always noticed that her post has the tone "If you don't do it my own way,then there is something wrong with you". And that goes for everything she has posted so far!!
 
Feb 19th, 2002, 06:39 AM
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We spent a little time in the Meurice and it is a true luxury hotel--for example, only guests (or staff) can use the elevator to the room floors. The TVs are decent sized (about 25 inches is my guess, compared to the tiny 11 to 13 inch tvs in many 2 and 3 star hotels). The TVs also are equipped with Web TV for checking email, etc. The rooms are large, very Belle-Epoque style furnishings, lots of glass and marble in the bedrooms. Do not expect most rooms to have a direct view of the Tuileries--that seems to be reserved for the largest rooms and/or suites. Good hotel restaurant, although not as good as Les Ambassadeurs down the street at the Crillon. The lobby was surprisingly disappointing, but after all, you're not staying in the lobby. I believe the Meurice is owned by the Sultan of Brunei (that may have changed, for some reasons, the luxury hotels in Paris change ownership more often than in other cities).

People should feel free to spend whatever they want on hotels, even if it is a big part of their budget. I have a trip to Vienna coming up and I'm staying in a 5-star hotel, the ANA Grand. I wouldn't normally stay there but it worked out that way and although it's a bit beyond my usual budget, I'm looking forward to it.

The other Paris luxury hotel I'd recommend is the St. James, but it's in the 16th, which is not where you'd like to stay (my favorite neighborhood, though). Ditto for the Raphael.

I like the George V, but as a Four Seasons, it has a bit more of a "corporate" feel than other Paris luxury hotels.

If you're a big fan of the movie Diva, then pick the Bristol. It's where the opera singer (the character, not the actress) stayed. The decor has probably changed since 1982, of course, and their toiletries come from Hermes, FYI.

 
Feb 19th, 2002, 05:42 PM
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Hotel Meurice is wonderful! Stayed there last May. Luxurious rooms, huge marble bathrooms, fabulous spa, helpful and discreet staff. Visit and be pampered.
 

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