And to think that my husband had originally wanted to stay at the George V when we visited Paris, we are so glad that we changed our plans!
St James did not fail to meet our expectations, and in fact exceeded them when we were informed of our up-grade to a Junior Suite, what a delightful surprise.
The staff at St James were, without exception welcoming, helpful, quietly efficient and friendly - from reception to housekeeping and all in between!
Our room was incredibly peaceful, which to be honest we didnt expect in the middle of Paris. The bed and bedding were of a very high standard (pillows amazing), and the decor although sumptuous was calming and restful. I can honestly say that I havent had such a good nights sleep in an hotel.
We ate in the restaurant twice during our stay. Both times, the meal was amazing; food, wine, cocktails and service all excellent. A bit pricey, but overall worth it. Dont expect fast service, the whole point of this hotel is to relax and enjoy the atmosphere.
I had read another review on Trip Advisor that mentioned that the hotel was a bit far out from the centre of Paris, which is partly true. However, if you enjoy walking and the weather is good, then the centre is only a reasonable walk away, and if you dont fancy walking there are metro and RER stations only a couple of minutes up the road.
So, having tried very hard to think of any negative issues that we could report, well I really cant think of any. Suffice to say we didnt want to leave and cant wait to go back. St James isn't just our favourite hotel in Paris, but possibly Europe.
- 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