Posted Mar 22, 2014 on Hotels
Having stayed here around twenty years ago and loved the experience, I was amazed to find an offer for around £120 a night. We leapt at it for a birthday celebration. Sadly the hotel is embarking on a three year renovation programme which explains the bargain tariff. It's not a great experience staying there in the meantime; the rooms are very tired with stained carpets and cracked lampshades and the bathroom in ours showed signs of rot around door frames.All of this will soon be a thing of the past, I guess, but even so with staff morale understandably under challenge it doesn't excuse brusqueness from the reception personnel on arrival. I was put in a small smoking room which was certainly not what I requested. I was able to move the following day with no problem but the error should not have happened in the first place. The main restaurant was closed entirely and the brasserie which I remembered with delight was culpably dull and overpriced. I wish The Lutetia well for its revamp, but don't stay there in the meantime.