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Hotel Scribe Paris Opera by Sofitel
Ranked #241 of 1,801 Hotels in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Tampa, Florida
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“Good Centrally Located Paris Hotel”
Reviewed 31 October 2013

I was traveling by myself and booked the least expensive room in the hotel. Room was tiny but was more than adequate for one person. There was a tiny room with a toilet right as soon as you walked in the room and the shower and sink were in a different room. As stated before, toilet room as tiny, maybe 1" clearance between door and toilet edge. I've stayed at the Intercontinental Le Grand across the street and have had rooms with a similar bathroom set-up, but never such a tiny toilet room, this may be an issue for some people.
Concierge had umbrellas available which was nice as it was raining during most of my stay.
I did not eat at the hotel so cannot comment on that. There are many places to eat nearby and you can always take the metro right down the street.
There is nothing that makes the hotel special, but if you get a good deal and don't expect much I think you may be happy, it's clean, comfortable, and ideally situated.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Vincent A, Directeur général at Hotel Scribe Paris Opera by Sofitel, responded to this review, 15 January 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your comments. Concerning the toilet size, it was made on French size standards, which may explain why you found it tiny, compared to American ones for instance.

It is a shame you did not have the opportunity to try our restaurant "Le Lumière", rewarded by a star in the Michelin Guide in 2012. You would have enjoyed a typical French cuisine, both creative and traditional. We do hope that you will come back to the Hotel Scribe soon in the heart of Paris and that we will have the pleasure to suggest a lunch or dinner in our gastronomic restaurant.

Best Regards,

Vincent Arnaud
General Manager
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Nanuet, New York
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Reviewed 29 October 2013

My daughter and I stayed at the Hotel Scribe while traveling with a Tauck Tour. I would highly recommend this hotel. The location is excellent (near the Opera House and beautiful department stores), the breakfast buffet is outstanding and the beds, comforters and pillows delightful. When in Paris, I would stay at the Hotel Scribe Paris without hesitation.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Nadjet B, Responsable relations clients at Hotel Scribe Paris Opera by Sofitel, responded to this review, 31 October 2013
Dear Guest,

It is a great pleasure to read your recommendation on the Hotel Scribe Paris.

We are delighted to read you were content with your experience. We have recently amended our Breakfast Buffet in order to provide an extensive selection of new products to suit every taste.
We are thrilled to hear that you were also happy with your room and the ease of access to shops and Parisian monuments.

We will be happy to welcome you again at the Hotel Scribe Paris.

Sincerely,

Nadjet Bennaceur
Guest Relation Manager
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Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed 28 October 2013

Fantastic location, bus stop at the door, short walk to metro station, Best hotel I've ever stayed.
Very large room compared to Paris standards. Ultra comfortable bed. beautiful decor. Nice and attentive staff. Top notch bathroom amenities.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Nadjet B, Responsable relations publiques at Hotel Scribe Paris Opera by Sofitel, responded to this review, 31 October 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you so much for writing a review about your parisian stay.
In 2007, the Hotel Scribe Paris went under a full refurbishment to widen the rooms, which were beautifully furnished by Jacques Grange.
The "Mybed" beds are exclusively designed for Sofitel; they are the perfect balance between softness and firmness. And to make the whole experience even smoother, we provide our guests with scented Hermes products.

I would like to thank you on behalf of our team for your comments which made our day.
We look forward to welcoming you very soon.

Kind regards,

Nadjet Bennaceur
Guest Relation Manager
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Alton
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Reviewed 25 October 2013

For sightseeing purposes this hotel is ideally situated in the Opera District. The staff were very helpful and accommodating meeting any needs we had very quickly. We were fortunate to receive an upgrade in our accommodation which was superb.
The only criticism being that we were a party of three sharing a room and all facilities provided in the room were for two people e.g. towels, cups etc. Whilst room service were very quick to resolve we did have to remind them each day!!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Nadjet B, Responsable relations clients at Hotel Scribe Paris Opera by Sofitel, responded to this review, 14 November 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your sharing your experience on TripAdvisor.

It was our pleasure to provide you with an upgrade and we are delighted you have enjoyed staying with us.
I am sincerely sorry we have not provided you with the required before you had to ask; at the Hotel Scribe Paris, we strive for service excellence and this does not reflect our will to provide you with a Magnifique stay. Rest assured we have shared your comments with the concerned department to avoid those inconveniences in the future.

We look forward to welcoming you again at the Hotel Scribe Paris.

Kind regards,

Nadjet Bennaceur
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New York, NY
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

I have been to Paris dozens of times and have stayed at a variety of 5 and 4 star hotels and I can honestly say that this hotel was excellent. It is well situated (just steps from Gallerie Lafayette on Boulevard Hausemann) and a 5 minute walk from the Place Vendome, and the sights of the 1st Arrondisment and quite comfortable with an understated luxury. The hotel has a fantastic history and has hosted ilustrious guests such as Marcel Proust and Josephine Baker (both of whom have floors named and styled after them). It was also the place where the Lumiere Brothers showed the first motion picture ever!

The room was quite spacious and well appointed and the beds, with soft feather mattress toppers, down comforters and 1000 thread count sheets were insanely comfortable and luxurious (which is actually quite hard to find in Europe where even at most 5 star hotels beds tend to be rather hard and spasely appointed). The only real problem with my room was the size of the clothes closet. My closet was less than 2 ft wide and had virtually no room to hang anything. I was there for 3 days and had to keep most of my clothes in my suitcase because I had no place for them. So, if you have a lot of clothes or are coming for a long trip this could be an inconvenience.

The breakfast buffet is the basement, and had most everything one would want, though the service was a bit haphazard (during my stay they routinely ran out of drinking glasses, croissants and other items).

My final piece of advice is NOT to dine in the hotel restaurant, Le Lumiere. We went on our last night because it was a Sunday and many options were closed and the food was overpriced and absolutely horrendous. You'd be better of dining at a McDonalds than dining here. It was truly that bad. But, of course, you are in Paris, so why would you ever dine in a hotel restaurant anyway when you have SO many magnificent options surrounding you.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Nadjet B, Responsable relations clients at Hotel Scribe Paris Opera by Sofitel, responded to this review, 31 October 2013
Dear client,

Thank you for sharing your experience.

The Hotel Scribe Paris is located in the heat of Paris; which is a very vibrant neighborhood. It was built at the same time as the famous Opera Garnier by Baron Haussman. It was turned to a hotel, sixty years after its completion; therefore providing an uncommon layout.

The “MyBed” beds as you have rightfully mentioned, are very comfortable. They were exclusively designed for Sofitel Hotels.

Allow me to express my sincerest apologies have you not been satisfied with our restaurant. The Lumière restaurant is rewarded with one star at the Michelin Guide and I am stricken to read this has not been a good experience to you.

We would be happy to welcome you again at the Hotel Scribe Paris and offer you a Magnifique experience.

Kind regards,

Nadjet Bennaceur
Guest Relation Manager
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

this has been one of the best Paris hotels I stayed so far. However, I think the price was also expensive (EUro 500plus) so if you do not mind the price, you will not end up being disappointed.

On another hand, I have also stayed in very close hotels that were 1/4 of the price of this one and the quality difference was not 4 times.

All in all, this is a nice hotel, but perhaps if you are willing to pay more than Euro500plus, then there could be other nice ones too. I can, the very least say that this one will not disappoint you, if you do not mind the price.

Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Nadjet B, Responsable relations clients at Hotel Scribe Paris Opera by Sofitel, responded to this review, 31 October 2013
Dear guest,

Merci for writing a review about your stay at the Hotel Scribe Paris.

I am delighted to read you think of our establishment as one of the best in Paris.
The high rates are due to the extremely busy season; many fairs, exhibitions, shows and so on take place in Paris over the fall period.

Whenever you plan another trip to Paris, please feel free to contact us the earliest so we can provide you with competitive rates.

Sincerely,

Nadjet Bennaceur
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Property: Hotel Scribe Paris Opera by Sofitel
Address: 1 rue Scribe, 75009 Paris, France
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Region: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Opera / Bourse
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#49 Spa Hotel in Paris
#113 Business Hotel in Paris
#119 Family Hotel in Paris
#169 Luxury Hotel in Paris
#182 Romantic Hotel in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Scribe Paris Opera by Sofitel 5*
Number of rooms: 213
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A long tradition of excellence in the art of living awaits you in this grand 19th-century building. An emblem of Parisian life, Hotel Scribe Paris was originally the home of the very aristocratic Jockey Club. It became a hotel of legend, a stage of modernity on which the cinema was born, a favourite place of artists and celebrities. The Scribe keeps that legacy alive today. In its elegant rooms and suites, its public and reception areas, new generations of personalities are even now adding chapters to the hotel's history. ... more   less 
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