NO WAY this is 5 stars
Posted Aug 28, 2015 on Hotels
This was billed as a 5-star, very romantic hotel. IT IS NOT!! It is in fact SHABBY, at BEST.
We arrived to realize, first of all, that the ENTIRE HOTEL was covered in scaffolding and under MAJOR construction. Our view was scaffolding. But really, the INTERIOR is what needs serious work.
We checked in earlier than our room was ready, so decided to wait in the restaurant area. It was smelly, musty, and extremely tired. They were even playing off-putting big band music from the 1940's. Creepy, grandmother's-house feel.
Same with the bar, which was dark, unpleasant, and smelled of sewage.
Getting to the room was an even bigger disappointment. The furnishings and decor need a total upgrade. Shabby, tired, icky. Poor quality. Even a bit depressing.
I would give this hotel 3 stars at most.
We could not check OUT fast enough. Headed straight for Le Meurice and were thrilled with what we found there!!