This was my husband's first time in Paris, and after reading other reviews of this hotel, I decided to book the Eiffel Tower view room for a couple of nights. I went to the Shangra La website and joined the Golden Circle club before we left (it's free). From the moment we walked through the front door, we did not want to leave this hotel. Although it's a fairly recent addition to the Paris hotel scene, the building was originally the "townhouse" of Roland Bonaparte, Napoleon's nephew. It's more of a town palace - beautiful drawing rooms, which now serve as the lounge, bar, and stunning ballrooms. There are also 3 restaurants, one with 2 Michelin stars, and one with 1. There's a spa with an exquisite pool area and a lovely garden.
But all that pales in comparison to the room. They gave us the best room on the floor, on the corner facing the Eiffel Tower. We could lie in bed and look at the tower and out over the rooftops of Paris day and night. We could do the same in the bathtub in the huge bathroom. The "king" bed was more like two queens put together. It could easily have slept 5! My husband was so taken with the view, it was hard to get him out of the room. Every convenience was there, including wooden shoe trees for him.
Beyond that, it was everything you'd expect from a world class 5-star hotel - beautiful, artful surroundings, impeccable service, immediate attention to any problem, multilingual staff who goes above and beyond even the most trivial request.
M from San Francisco
Built in 1896 as the home of Prince Roland Bonaparte grand nephew of Napoleon the Shangri-La Hotel Paris is a magnificient …More