24 Hours at the Hotel Le Meurice Paris
From the moment we arrived to our departure we were treated Iike Kings and Queens. The interior is completely how you are treated - like a real French Palace, with lots of attention to the details and modern touches, designed by Philippe Starck. A night at Le Meurice can be interpreted as "Royalty for a night", my favourite description of this palatial Parisian Maison. From the arrival to the departure YOU are the King or Queen - a hotel which keeps what they promise - of course also because of the management of The Dorchester Collection - a group which stands for perfection.
Before you enter your room you have to walk through the elegant and good smelling hallways, which reminded me of those in the Titanic movie.
My Junior Suite was very elegantly decorated, with chandeliers, expensive curtains and wooden tables, combined with finest white marble in the bathrooms. I always tried to have some time for a bubble bath with Penhaligon's toiletries in the deep soaking tub, but I prefered the enormous walk-in shower, which was told me is normally for two people. The bed does not only look simply gorgeous, the beds were heavenly.
We would have enjoyed free wifi access, which is actually 24€ for 24 hours. We did not use it, as we could live without internet for a night! If you would stay there for a week or a few days, even wi-fi can get more expensive than a night at other Paris hotels.
Breakfast is served either at casual Le Dali's and at the formal "Alain Ducasse" Restaurant.
Yes, in fact it is named as "Paris best breakfast", also because it's served in the award-winning and 99th Best Restaurant of the World (according to San Pellegrino 50 Best Restaurants Worldwide) - Alain Ducasse at Le Meurice!
With a proud price of 58,00€/per person it is very expensive - even for Paris standards, and to be honest we did miss some things, like fresh strawberries, ham and cheese plate, salmon, a choice of sweets (cakes, pastries, etc.), as well as a glass of champagne or any other sparkling wine. All in all the service was excellent, the atmosphere upscale and the idea of an a la carte service takes away all stress in the early hours. Nonetheless,
I have not experienced a more luxurious breakfast service yet. It was interesting to observe the upper-class of Paris having breakfast before deciding million-dollar deals.
Place de Vendome, Place de la Concorde and the Louvre are 5 minutes on foot, while the Tuileries could count as the hotel's own garden - which means directly in front of the wonderful facade of Le Meurice. A perfect place for everyone wanting something more decadent and more traditional in the capital of fashion.
The concierge was very helpful and kind concerning all our requests before and during our stay. So did the reception staff and we would like to thank Tatiana for the welcoming tour to our room!
I would like to thank the Le Meurice for the generous invitation to stay at this glamorous Parisian Hotel. All above written expresses our own opinion.
Rooms start from 550,00 euros and do not include breakfast (except you book with us, where American Breakfast is included)