Em and I had an absolutely amazing time in Paris this weekend, and one of the main reasons for this was the friendly and accommodating staff at our wonderful hotel Renaissance Arc De Triomphe. Although I have been to Paris previously, I stayed in/around Disneyland, as that was the primary reason for visiting, so I wasn’t particularly knowledgeable with regards to hotels in the area.
Luckily, our gorgeous five star hotel was very central and was the perfect location for shopping – as it was within a five minute walk to the Arc De Triomphe and the Champs Élysées, in addition to a very short taxi ride away from the Marais Shopping District, the Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower. In fact, upon arrival at our hotel, we did wonder whether the taxi driver had taken us to the right place!
The check-in process was very easy, and the lovely man on reception (who spoke fluent English) talked us through local places of interest, the hotel’s facilities (including free Wi-Fi in the lobby, perfect for uploading our Instagram pictures and updating Twitter) and the Navigator (or concierge) service at the hotel, which we were free to use for any queries, local questions and transportation services.
Em and I stayed in room 512, a gorgeous twin room with an overlooking view of the Arc De Triomphe and two extremely comfortable double beds (so comfortable in fact, that we had an extra two hour lay in, oops). We took a few pictures of the room itself (before we took our make-up and clothes out of our bags), so hopefully they give you a good feel for the decor and the size. I think Em will include a room tour on her Paris vlog, so make sure you look out for that soon.
The staff at the hotel went out of their way to make sure we had everything we could possibly need, and they did so in a very friendly and welcoming way. Every single staff member smiled in passing (I know this is a strange observation to make for some people, but for me – it really made the stay so much nicer) and it just had a very friendly, relaxed atmosphere which I’ve never experienced in the same way at any other hotel before.
We did use the Navigator Conceirge service several times for ordering taxis, which was so easy as they ordered the car for us, called us when it was ready and walked us (with an umbrella if it was raining, or with our bags if they were heavy) over to the car, opened the door for us and waved up off. We felt like royals!
The interior itself as a whole felt very luxurious, in addition to eight floors of well decorate hotel rooms and suites (including some gorgeous penthouse suites at the top with views of the Eiffel Tower), the hotel also has a gym which is free to use for hotel guests, a spa and the Makkasar Lounge Restaurant and Bar, which serves a mix of French and Indonesian cuisine. After a long Saturday spent shopping, we had a few drinks in the bar area, which was lovely, so even if you aren’t staying in the hotel – we’d definitely recommend a visit!
Our stay at the hotel was complimentary, however – as with anything on my blog, this does not affect my opinion in any way, shape or form. As you may remember from previous blog reviews, I have had several complimentary stays for my blog at a few overnight hotels, and one in particular, was not enjoyable for me at all, despite not paying for it – so this was expressed. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Renaissance Arc De Triomphe Hotel, and would stay there again in a heartbeat. In fact, I’m already planning my next trip back!
To find out more information about our hotel, or to book please visit the hotel’s website here. If you have any questions about the location of the hotel, or it’s amenities, please feel free to ask me!