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Hotel Scribe Paris Opera by Sofitel
Ranked #246 of 1,798 Hotels in Paris
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Brasilia, Df
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

We've stayed at several Sofitel hotels and have basically never been disappointed. So we tried this one for our Paris Easter weekend and it was terrific.
Location - excellent
Room - also very high quality, we had a luxury on the 4th floor overlooking Bd des Capucines, spacious and comfortable and very, very quiet
Bed - as great as ever
Breakfast - top notch selection, high quality food (we did see queues on a couple of mornings but never got stuck in one)
Service - as at other places (Lisbon, Vienna etc) Sofitel staff are almost without exception helpful and attentive without ever being overbearing. From reception to concierge to breakfast staff to cleaning lady - all smiling and helpful.
It's a bit pricey of course but well worth it. Highly recommended and we'll certainly go back if/when we stay on the right bank again.
The restaurant (Le Lumiere) was very nice too but I'll review separately.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Beatrice S, Directeur général at Hotel Scribe Paris Opera by Sofitel, responded to this review, 21 November 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

We thank your for taking the time to post this delightful review of your stay at the Hotel Scribe Paris!

What a pleasure indeed to read about your kind comments regarding your experience at our property! Rest assured we will share them with our entire staff!

At Sofitel, we continuously strive to provide excellent service to our clientele, and knowing that we succeeded in our mission is filling us with joy!

We are sincerely looking forward to welcoming again soon!
With warm regards,
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Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

We spent our Easter holiday (four nights) at Hotel Scribe. We have stayed at Sofitel hotels many times (London, Rome, Sopot and others) and have never been disappointed. This hotel is as good as the others. Clean, nice decor, very nice staff, good restaurants (Le Lumiere is on Michelin star level in our view) and decent pricing. Its location is perfect. Walking distance to most places (Louvre, Place Vendome, Tuileries, Place de la Concorde, the best shopping streets, etc.). We even walked back from the Sacre Coeur. The hotel is only lacking a little atmosphere, individuality and "that little extra" to compete with the very best hotels in Paris. (Also, if you are used to soft beds, you may find the beds, like in many hotels, to be a little too hard.

Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Beatrice S, Directeur général at Hotel Scribe Paris Opera by Sofitel, responded to this review, 12 November 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

We would like to thank you for posting a review on Trip Advisor.
We are glad to know you enjoyed your stay at the Hotel Scribe Paris and are hoping to have the pleasure to welcome you again in a near future.
With Warm Regards,

Béatrice Schopflin
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Gonderange, Luxembourg
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2014

- warm welcome and appealing concierge service
- nice, but not huge, room on the 4th floor
- breakfast in the morning at the Café de Pris
- service perfect
- excellent cocktail & small dishes at the bar after theater

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Vincent A, Directeur général at Hotel Scribe Paris Opera by Sofitel, responded to this review, 9 May 2014
Dear Madam, dear Sir,

On behalf of our entire staff, we would like to thank you for sharing your experience at the Hotel Scribe Paris.

We are pleased to know our staff was able to live up to your expectations. The well-being and loyalty of our clientele is our priority.

We also appreciate that you have enjoyed your experience at our Bar L’Obscur, which is known throughout Paris for its creative and tasteful cocktails.

We do hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again in a near future, and thank you for the pleasure you gave us by sharing your feedback.

Best regards,
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Milan, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2014

The fact that this hotel has an absolute fantastic position as it is just one minute walk from the stop of the roissy bus that will take you to and from charles da gaulle airport, it is of walking distance from most of the places in paris and has a really close metro stop (place de l'operà) would justify the costs for the room. It has however great rooms, very spacey for paris' standars and really clean.
Only black spot would be the bathroom, since the toilet seat is located in a separate "room": the reason why i'm placing quotes is that the "room", is actually a door that leads in a very small recess where you find the toilet seat and that's it; no sink, no washing cloth, no nothing... everything else is in the real bathroom.
Also room-to-room soundproofing wasn't optimal: once our neighbors came we could hear every single word they were saying.
We did not try the breakfast since it came out at 40€ per person and for that price you could easly buy 20 croissants and 20 cups of coffee to drink along the day. Also prices for mini-bar were out of this word ( bottle of water came at 8 euros)... and in every other 5 star hotel i've stayed they have the courtesy to put out complimentary water each day. It can be the best hotel in the world but no matter what water should be complimentary everywhere.
Staff was nice.

Room Tip: ask for a room with a street view, they are way more spacey.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Vincent A, Directeur général at Hotel Scribe Paris Opera by Sofitel, responded to this review, 9 May 2014
Dear Madam, dear Sir,

We thank you for taking the time to share your experience at The Hotel Scribe Paris.

Our establishment has an enviable situation, as it is located in the very heart of Paris.

We are pleased to know you found your room to be spacious and comfortable.
As for the separated toilet seat, kindly be informed that the layout changes from one room to another. If you prefer to have toilets inside the bathroom, please let us know for further reservations to help us better identify your preferences.

We are deeply sorry to hear you were bothered by your neighbors due to insufficient soundproofing, in such case do not hesitate to contact the Front Desk to help you find a better fitting room.

Our buffet breakfast is of 35 euros per person, and we offer a large choice of quality products such as hot and cold meals and beverages, pastries, delicatessen, dairy, fruits, health-conscious as well as gluten-free products. However, if you would rather have a lighter meal, you can enjoy an “A la Carte” breakfast at our Café Lumière.

We acknowledge you complaint regarding the minibar fees, they are however similar to other hotels in the same range. Although we do offer complimentary water bottles to our clients, we would like to apologize as it seems you did not have the information.

We are delighted to know that our staff met your expectations, and thank you for helping us improve our guest services!

We sincerely hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again at the Hotel Scribe Paris!

Best regards,
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Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2014

We stayed here for a long weekend and hotel location was very convenient, close to CDG airport bus transfer stop. Walking distance to Tuileries park and Louvew.
Hotel restaurant has a star in Micheling guide, and we had a very good dinner there one evening.
We stayed in a superior room, which was comfy and quite spacious.
Bathroom equipped with Hermes products :-)

Room Tip: Very close to bus airport transport to CDG.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Vincent A, Directeur général at Hotel Scribe Paris Opera by Sofitel, responded to this review, 9 May 2014
Dear Madam, dear Sir,

We thank you for having chosen the Hotel Scribe Paris, and for taking the time to share your feedback.

The Hotel Scribe is located in the heart of Paris, close to every public transportation form and at walking distance from shopping areas as well as museums.

We are pleased to know you have had an enjoyable experience in our gastronomic restaurant Le Lumière.

All our rooms are equipped with Hermes products and Mybed bedding specially designed by Sofitel to provide the utmost comfort.

We thank you again for sharing your experience with us, and are looking forward to welcoming you again at the Hotel Scribe Paris!

Best regards,
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Property: Hotel Scribe Paris Opera by Sofitel
Address: 1 rue Scribe, 75009 Paris, France
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:
#47 Spa Hotel in Paris
#113 Business Hotel in Paris
#120 Family Hotel in Paris
#158 Luxury Hotel in Paris
#183 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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