There are renovations going on at this hotel currently and this does mean that the reception was until today, moving into the new area, in a back room and not looking particularly welcoming/ attractive.
That being said, our room was clean, spacious (really very big for Paris standards), had complimentary teas and coffees and a minibar (which we didn't use but again for Paris we thought the prices were reasonable) and our bathroom had a shower and bath and was clean and fully functioning.
We were lucky when we stayed there as the renovation works did not start until at least 8:00 and we were on the third floor so they were not that obtrusive.
Having seen some of the previous reviews we did approach the hotel with some trepadation and we did not have the breakfast at the hotel so cannot comment on that - however there are some fantastic boulangeries and fruit stalls literally just around the corner and they served a petit dejeuner set menu of a croissant and a coffee for 3.50Euros - we didn't need anything more than that.
The staff at the hotel were responsive (they came to our room within 3 minutes of being called because our kettle was not working and replaced it within 10) and welcoming.
The best bit about this hotel without fail is the location - I think you would struggle to find as affordable a hotel anywhere near this - located a 5/10 minute walk to Ternes and Charles De Gaulle Etoile Metro stations and similarly close to the Arc De Triomphe and the Champs Elysee this is really an incredible location and one that meant that you didn't lose time every day travelling around to get to places before you could actually see anything. We had been to Paris previously and stayed in much smaller rooms in far worse locations and this was a really eye opener.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Best Western Empire Elysées is located 600 metres from the Arc de Triomphe and Champs Elysées. It offers modern, air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi internet access.Rooms at The Best Western Empire Elysées are equipped with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a work desk and en suite facilities. All guest rooms also have a minibar and tea and coffee making facilities. Some of the rooms have a balcony.A full buffet breakfast is served daily in the lobby or guests have the option of a continental breakfast served in their room. Additional facilities at Empire Elysées include laundry services and an airport shuttle service upon request.The closest Metro is Ternes, which offers direct transport to the Moulin Rouge and Montmartre district of the city. The Best Western Empire Elysées is a 10-minute Metro ride to the business area of La Défense from Charles de Gaulle Etoile Metro Station, 450 metres from the hotel. The Eiffel Tower is 2.6 km away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Empire Elysees Hotel Paris
- Best Western Hotel Paris
- Best Western Paris
- Paris Best Western