The biggest downside of this hotel is its size. I know Paris hotels are generally quite small, but this was maybe the smallest room we ever stayed in (was a standard room). Also, there’s no restaurant or bar, and the breakfast area is an insanely tight squeeze. And for a 4-star, the lobby and communal areas are quite disappointing. There’s not much they can do about the room size, but the lobby area is just badly configured. Half the area is taken up by a huge structure in the middle of the floor.
Aside from the size issue, mostly everything else was quite nice, and we really enjoyed our stay. The room is recently renovated and very modern. The materials are a bit cheap (plastic installations and cheap tiles), but it’s all designed in good taste. That’s really the upside of this hotel. It’s attractively designed.
The breakfast was decent for a French hotel. You had all the continental stuff, including croissants, yoghurts, cheese, etc. The scrambled eggs weren’t great, but I was happy they even tried (a lot of French hotels don’t). Same thing for the pancakes: they were pre-prepped and cold, but I was still happy to even find pancakes, which are rare in French hotels.
The staff was all smiles and very nice as well.
We had a special offer that was far from the rack rate, so I felt the value for money was quite good. However, if I had paid something closer to the rack rate, I have to admit, I would’ve been disappointed.
One last thing -- something that didn’t bother us, but worth pointing out for others… The walls were very thin! We could hear our neighbors’ sink turn on each time, and it was so loud I kept thinking it was our bathroom. This wasn’t an issue for us at all (he, she or they were very quiet), but I can imagine my review being much different if we’d had the misfortune of sleeping next to a talkative couple. So keep that in mind.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fully refurbished, with its image wall and traditional facade, the Monna Lisa stands out as a mystical address whose charm is created by a unique combination of contemporary style and good taste.Our 4 star hotel located just a stone's throw from the Champs Elysees is the ideal place to discover Parisian life, and achieves a subtle balance between offering a totally new experience and a home from home. The 8th arrondissement is a highly sought-after area. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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