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Saint James Paris - Relais et Chateaux
Ranked #18 of 1,805 Hotels in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 October 2013

We stayed here for two nights in the middle or our honeymoon trip around Europe. I wish we could have stayed longer. This is such a beautiful and unique hotel. We received a complimentary room upgrade and had a lovely bottle of Tattinger champagne waiting for us in our room upon check-in. They also scattered rose petals all over our room. The room was beautifully decorated and had a lovely view of the fountain. The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom was large and luxurious. The staff was very friendly and all spoke very good English. We did not get a chance to have a full meal here, but we enjoyed several drinks and a nice cheese plate in the bar. The Sunday brunch looked lovely as well. The hotel is a bit of a walk from the center of the city - about 15 minutes from the Arc De Triomphe, but it is situated in a lovely neighborhood with nice little cafes and restaurants. There is a lovely cheese shop around the corner that is worth a visit as well. We enjoyed the quietness of the hotel after spending busy days trekking around the city. We will absolutely stay here again when back in Paris.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Yves_Monnin, Directeur général at Saint James Paris - Relais et Chateaux, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2013

Dear Ms H.,

Thank you very much for choosing to stay at the Saint James Paris during your honeymoon! It was a pleasure to welcome you, even for such a short stay, and we are really happy to read that you liked our décor, location and the service of our teams.
Please visit again soon to try the equally stunning cuisine of our Chef, Virginie Basselot, and the divine massages and cares provided by Pauline and Violaine at our spa!

Looking forward to welcoming you back,
Yours sincerely,
Yves

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Reviewed 28 October 2013

We love Paris & have been lucky to visit on many occasions & stay in different arrondissements , mostly near the madeleine , george v & louvre areas

In choosing the SJP we wanted a more local , low key stay in a great suburb close enough , yet far enough from tourists , within walking distance of attractions & with a car park as we were starting a driving tour

This fitted our ideal perfectly as the property has great importance & history yet being with the R&C group we knew from another hotel that the ambience & service would be effortlessly wonderful

The SJP was easy to find from CDG as we headed toward the Etoile or Arc de Triomphe and drove down Ave Foch which is one of the most important addresses in Paris

Upon arriving we simply exited the car , gave our name & were afforded a truly pleasant welcome - we had arrived very early on a Sunday morning & knew a room would not be available - not a problem as they offered for us to have breakfast or coffee to wait until a room was available - we wanted to take a walk so simply left our belongings & said we would return in a couple of hours

The area around the SJP is a mix of great apartment and office buildings - very close 2 blocks to place Victor Hugo ( metro ) & a 15 min walk to the Arc de Triomphe and the start of the Champs Élysées - also 5 min walk is the Bois de Boulogne ( Porte dauphine metro ) at the end of ave Foch - the Trocadero is a 20 min walk

There are many great little cafes and bistros in the area and local fruit shops and boulangeries

We got back and had a look at the public areas which are particularly great - the dining room where breakfast is also served is intimate , beautifully furnished and luxe with magnificent chandeliers and velvet for miles - it looks out onto the garden with its great hot air balloon canopies

The entrance hall and staircase are the most beautiful as they are grand yet the modern take makes them so dominant , you only want to take the stairs

If you love books and quiet corners we had a drink in the Library bar which was like being in your own home - very intimate and super comfortable and wow what a great Martini

Our room was on the 5th floor within the mansard roof line - up in the small elevator as the stairs end at level 4 and along a lovely corridor to open up to a mirrored ceiling room filled with French furniture and trees and natural light from the windowed roof line - this area extends across the length of the room which was filled with a bedroom area ( queen ) and great old bathroom that had a cute porthole window that looked over the front garden and surrounding buildings

At first we thought it strange to have no window in the main room however it really was lovely to have the filtered light in the daytime in the salon area and the porthole was great for the bathroom - we weren't in the room in the evening but for sleeping the room was very dark and quiet = great

We booked over the R&C app and took the best rate at the time - we were upgraded which was wonderful

The hotel , staff , position , ambience & all round welcoming feeling really make this a one of a kind hotel that is unique for being near enough to the delights of Paris , yet you have the feeling when you walk through those wonderful front gates that your aunt or uncle have invited you to stay at their chateau and your well being is their number one priority

The local area is charming and a walk down ave Foch onward the Arc de Triomphe is magical

Merci beacoup to all at the SJP for a truly memorable vacance

A bientot

Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
Thank theKirkman
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Yves_Monnin, Directeur général at Saint James Paris - Relais et Chateaux, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2013

Dear Sir,

Merci beaucoup to you for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to post this extremely thorough and kind review.
The location of our little chateau is indeed very convenient: close from major sites and museums, just off the boutiques, cafes and restaurants from Avenue Victor Hugo, yet hidden in its private garden and with upscale homes in the immediate neighborhood, preventing from most of the usual city disturbance.
It is a pleasure for us to read your detailed review of the library bar, the dining room, lobby and garden, and of your top floor suite (which is also deserved by a staircase). The turn-of-the-century winter gardens Bambi Sloan created under the glass roof for these suites, provides a unique peaceful atmosphere. Each of our rooms and suites offers its own décor and, combined with the caring service of our teams, contributes to provide a truly homey feeling.

We all look forward to welcoming you back for further vacances that will hopefully be as memorable!

Yours sincerely,
Yves

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Reviewed 22 October 2013

We stayed for four days in August, right from the time of booking online there was great response to various questions I had. We arrived on an early morning flight and they were able to check us in earlier than normal and give us an upgrade as well.
Wonderful suite.
Staff were all very helpful and spoke good English.
Great location and easy walking distance to most sites.
Yes it is expensive but worth it. We had a great stay.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled on business
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Thank NewZealandKiwiBird
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Yves_Monnin, Directeur général at Saint James Paris - Relais et Chateaux, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2013

Dear Madam,

Thank you very much for staying with us last August and for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor. We are all very happy to read that you enjoyed your experience at the Saint James Paris so much you chose to describe it as “fabulous”.
Be sure we will always be at your disposal for any query and provide you with the same sense of service during your next visit.

Looking forward to serving you again soon,
Yours sincerely,
Yves

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Reviewed 21 October 2013

We recently spent three nights at the chateaux as the final leg of our honeymoon. From booking to check-out I could not be more impressed with the Saint James property. We booked a superior room and upon check-in were upgraded to a wonderful suite. The room was spacious with a large lounge, beautiful tall windows opening to the front of the property and a bedroom on the second story.
The exterior of the hotel and the fountain are gorgeous. Our taxi driver could not believe the chateaux was a hotel when we dropped us off. Service was impeccable and we enjoyed taking drinks in the library bar. The hotel delivered a lovely bottle of champagne and placed rose petals on the bed and bathroom the help us celebrate our special occasion. Finally the concierge staff was exceptional. They helped us book one of the finest dining tables in the city on short notice.
Before staying here I would not believe that such hotels existed. It was an absolute pleasure and we will be back as soon as possible. I would like to thank all of the staff at the Saint James for making our special occasion just that much better.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
Thank jeff w
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Yves_Monnin, Directeur général at Saint James Paris - Relais et Chateaux, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2013

Dear Mr W.,

Thank you very much for choosing our little chateau to spend a part of your honeymoon. We are all delighted to read that your duplex suite and the special welcome we thought for you were to your liking.
Our entire team is very grateful for your special mention, as everyone works very hard to offer a truly personalized professional service. More than a hotel, we aim at offering everyone a unique experience in our crazy-chic home, and we hope you will make us the honor of considering it as your home when in Paris.

Yours sincerely,
Yves

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Reviewed 20 October 2013

Continuously renovated, the hotel is very near to one of the most beautiful street of Paris, l'Avenue des Champs-Élysées. It is one of the most interesting and particular hotels i have ever visited; each room has its history and it is decorated paying attention to details.
The ambiance in the club bar is cozy and familiar, very well indicated for meeting while having a cup of tea.
I would surely recommend it to friends.
I would just love to see a faster food delivery service in the bar, sometimes it just takes so long.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Thank ROBERTO_PROVASI
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Yves_Monnin, Directeur général at Saint James Paris - Relais et Chateaux, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2013

Dear Mr Provasi,

Thank you very much for choosing us when in Paris and for testifying about your experience. We are glad you like the décor and location of our home, the attention to detail in every room and the unique atmosphere of the library bar.
I am sorry you experienced some delay in service, be sure we will do our best to ensure this does not happen again in the future.

Thank you so much for recommending us, we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Yours sincerely,
Yves

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Reviewed 15 October 2013

I cannot sing the praises of this place enough. Beautiful interiors, incredible setting. Very kindly upgraded on arrival (Special occasion) and every detail was perfect. Ate in the restaurant on the Saturday night and it was beautiful food and the service again was superb. Every staff member I spoke to had impeccable English (Which helped) and didn't mock or laugh my poor attempt at French. Would highly recommend a drink in the library bar too.

Location is good and easily walked to the Louvre (Both in late 20s) and other attractions. Simply superb, and if going back to Paris again will most likely be heading here again.

Well done to all, and definitely worthy of it's Relais et Chateaux membership.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Adam R
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Yves_Monnin, Directeur général at Saint James Paris - Relais et Chateaux, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2013

Dear Mr R.,

Thank you so much for choosing our Relais & Châteaux property for your stay in the capital. We are all happy to read that you enjoyed every aspect of your stay, from the location and décor of our Paris home to your dining experience by Virginie Basselot and the service of our teams.

Unlike many museums, the Louvre is not quite located in our direct neighbourhood and walking there takes a little while. For guests who don’t feel as brave, the metro and RER stops are at a 2-minute walk, and we also offer complimentary bicycles!

We all look forward to serving you again soon.

Yours sincerely,
Yves

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Reviewed 13 October 2013

One of the best hotels I have ever stayed in. Will definitely return as service exceptional. Expensive but worth it. We did have a quirky room in the eaves, but it was spacious and imaginatively decorated. It is a quirky and personable hotel, but nothing was too much trouble for the staff. And they volunteered important information as well. Didn't hear a thing from our room, it was exceptionally quiet. A great location and setting. This has been the first hotel, and I am comparing to other five star hotels,where routinely, even the very last night, all of the toiletries were replaced , even down to the cotton buds. A small detail, but one that most try to skimp on, unbelievably. It is literally a first. But it just emphasises the importance to detail that elevates the entire hotel.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank RoamingMel
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Yves_Monnin, Directeur général at Saint James Paris - Relais et Chateaux, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2013

Dear guests,

Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us and for posting this raving review! It is a pleasure for our entire team to read that our service was outstanding to the extent of your considering us among the best hotels you’ve visited so far.
I am also glad to read that you appreciated the quietness of our rooms and their very personal décor, as well as the location of our little chateau.

We all look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Yours sincerely,
Yves

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Additional Information about Saint James Paris - Relais et Chateaux

Address: 43 Avenue Bugeaud, 75116 Paris, France
Region: France > Ile-de-France > Paris
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Paris
#9 Family Hotel in Paris
#10 Spa Hotel in Paris
#14 Business Hotel in Paris
#15 Luxury Hotel in Paris
Price Range: £301 - £623 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Saint James Paris - Relais et Chateaux 4*
Number of rooms: 49
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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