I have been saving this review for a while as I had a hard time composing words to describe my stay. Let's begin by saying, isn't it every girl's dream to stay in a castle/chateau? Well, this is exactly what my boyfriend did. He found the only chateau in the middle of Paris for us to stay. I was exceptionally happy when he surprised me as we arrived in Paris and pulled up to this magnificent property. Grand old chateau building, with a grand fountain in front. The hotel/chateau is gracefully decorated not to lose it's traditional charm, but also has some artistic touches. When walking in, the red, black and white majestic staircase make you feel as if you are truly royalty claiming a piece of Parisian history. My boyfriend, who is part of the reciprocal club was automatically upgraded to a jr suite, which was quite large. Huge bedroom, skylight, traditional bathroom and large lounge area (had a forest theme to it, but nicely done. Not tacky). Nice toiletries as they were Lanvin. We also were sent a complimentary bottle of white wine on ice. We also experienced the breakfast buffet in their restaurant dinning room, which was quite classy. Unfortunately, we did not have enough time to try out the spa, or have a drink in their library bar, which I did see though, and did look spectacular. The service was excellent, as the front desk was polite, and helpful. The general manager did email to follow up, which was nice of him. The chateau is renovated, but still has old charm, and very refined. I would recommend this hotel to everyone, and would love to come back again. On one last sentimental note...this is the place my boyfriend proposed to me... "every girl's dream to be proposed in a chateau/castle happened to me here." Thank you Saint James for the grand setting, by the staircase. When I think of Paris, I will always have the Saint James, and a memory of a lifetime as I felt like a princess living the life of renaissance royalty. My fiance, and I will be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A few steps from the Champs-Elysées, the Saint James Paris is a 100-year old château surrounded by its own private garden, offering a unique experience of grandeur and intimacy, classicism and extravagance. Each of the 49 spacious suites and rooms exudes its own atmosphere. This eccentric family home also offers a mythical library-bar, a restaurant with one Michelin star - Chef Jean-Luc Rocha, a one-of-its-kind terrace in the garden, and a spa in partnership with Guerlain offering treatment rooms, steam-rooms and fitness. A member of Relais & Châteaux. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Saint James Paris Hotel Paris
- Saint James Hotel Paris