Astor Saint Honore Hotel, Paris
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A nice Hotel in Parisfrom Benn-m
Our room was nice and had a lovely bathroom. The view of the street is very nice (dont be confused by the pictures you will see of Paris accross the roof-tops as this is from a Suite) . To a degree the Hotel was a bit in love with its own exclusivity (a bit posh !) and breakfast was a triumph of presentation over provision (ie. the raw vegetables made a lovely display but there wasn't much to eat).
The location is good for shopping as all the designer shops of Paris are nearby but in the evenings it was a long way from anywhere.
Overall a lovely hotel but would I stay there next time I'm in Paris - well maybe I will try the Raddison !
Comfortable Hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Best Paris Hotel!from Romanticcouple2
We ordered a sandwich in the room and the bell boy was all dressed in his suit, very pleasant always saying "Bonjour Madamoiselle or Bonjour Monsour". Loved it.
We did the hop on hop off bus near the Madelaine Church. It worked out great. We paid at the conceriege. He also made reservations at great restaurants and ordered the taxi. Very upscale. I loved the hotel decor.
Lovely Hotel!from A TripAdvisor Member
Worthy of SPECIAL note is Denis the concierge. I unfortunately left it until two hours before we were due to go out for Laura's birthday dinner to ask Denis to help choose a restaurant which could cater for her vegetarian needs and as he explained jokingly this would be very difficult as nearly all Parisians are meat eaters! However within 10 minutes he had found the perfect solution, an Italian restaurant with a plenty of vegetarian pasta and risotto dishes, had booked it for us and also the taxi! When we arrived at the restaurant the Maitre D' was about to refuse us when I told him we had booked via the Astor and suddenly nothing was too much effort we had the best table in the restaurant the meal was lovely and Denis had obviously told them it was a Birthday meal as later Laura was presented with a dessert with candles the reastaurant was darkened and everyone sang her the Birthday song! To cap it all we were given complimentary champagne. Thanks a million Denis!
One note of caution - the hotel restaurant is excellent in terms of food quality staff service and decor but wow the prices are steep in the extreme.
Our meal on the first evening cost in excess of £200 for the two of us with only relatively modest wines and without champagne. Other than that we would highly recommend this hotel to anyone wanting a refined elegant and serene hotel.
Okay at best.from AuldJock
On arriving there was work being undertaken on the outside of the hotel - it was so noisy that we had to be taken to the library at the back of the hotel to be checked in. Fortunately it stopped later that day.
Our room on the seventh floor looked over the inner courtyard and was very quiet. It was very nicely decorated but small. The bathroom was tiny with a showerhead that would not attach so we had to have a shower holding the handset. There was so little room in the bathroom it was claustrophobic. There was also very little storage space for your clothes. If you were staying for more than a couple of nights you would struggle. The minibar prices were outrageous even for this class of hotel in Paris - 6 euros for a bottle of water! Nor did they fully restock it every day. Turndown with the chocolate was nice. Breakfast in the lovely dining room was fine. It was included in the rate we had paid. However at 25 euros each you might want to think about going elsewhere if it isn't.
We arrived on my birthday and were delighted to find a complimentary bottle of champagne in our room on our return in the early evening.
The lobby bar shut promptly at 12am even to residents so there was little chance of a nightcap on returning from your evening out.
We found the staff to be very helpful - even if the concierge could not secure us a table at the Buddah Bar.
In summary, if you get the room at a reasonable rate with brekkie included then the hotel is good choice, otherwise you may well be better to look elsewhere.
ve Ever Had!from kgcrouch
Worth it if you are getting a great deal!from A TripAdvisor Member
Check-in was smooth, we asked for an upgrade but were denied (although I'm sure the hotel wasn't at complete capacity) and we didn't want to pay the extra money. Not sure how the couple below got their free upgrade but it defintiely didn't happen to us!
We were taken to our room and were suprised because the room looked large due to a long narrow foyer as you walk in. However, once we walked in, we saw the actual bedroom was tiny and there were 2 twin beds. Of course we called down to the front desk and indicated we wanted a full bed and they said they'd take care of it. We were a little confused because we thought they would just move us to another room but didn't worry about it and left for the afternoon. When we got back that evening, nothing had changed and there was no message for us so we called the front desk again. They said they were sending someone so we went out to dinner and came back that night. Still nothing, so we called again and finally within the hour, housekeeping came to "change" the bed. We were very surprised to just see her attach the two twin beds together, put a larger zipped together blanket on top, and that was our new full size bed! It was totally fine and we laughed about it because we had never seen such a thing but just thought I'd share: make sure you tell them you want a full size bed before you go up to your room so you're not waiting all day for them to change it.
The room itself and bathroom was clean but really small. Tastefully decorated though, and it sufficed for our purposes of a last minute getaway. We got our evening mints sporadically though, not sure why that was. The included breakfast was great, a good variety of foods, never had to wait for a table and always got our coffee.
Denis and Jean-Francois were really nice and did make an effort to help but I wasn't that impressed with their services. We worked mostly with Denis and he never really listened to us, which was a major turn off (ie we said we didn't like a particular restaurant and then him saying he was glad it was our favorite?). I guess I've stayed at some of the nicest hotels in the world with world-class concierges and thought Denis lacked something. Plus we asked him to get us opera tickets and were told we were on the wait-list, but we never heard from him again with a definite yes or no.
Also, we were given the wrong converter and adaptor so when we plugged in our battery charger, there was a problem and it broke our charger. When we told the front desk about it at check-out, they said they couldn't do anything about that and that we were responsible for it and they had explained it to us beforehand. Whatever. And when we were checking out, they insisted we had items from the minibar, which we didn't, and they begrudgingly took it off our bill. Both those events left a bad taste in our mouth as we left, but overall, there could've been worse things to complain about.
So if you are getting a great deal on your stay, this hotel will suffice just fine. Paying the rack rate, I would recommend going elsewhere, it's not worth the 500euro/night as listed.
Vive Le Astorfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The hotel decor is lovely, the rooms are clean...and very spacious compared to the majority of rooms you get in Paris.
You get your own bathrobes, slippers, a lot of goodies in the bathroom, tea and coffee facilities and the obligatory minibar in your room. The rooms also have large modern flatscreen TV's with CNN, BBC Prime and MTV for English speakers and also have stereo systems if you've remembered your CD's.
The breakfast was good with a variety of fruits, meats, cheese, pastries, croissants and they had scrambled egg, sausage and bacon for us Brits who like our high cholesterol intake in the morning.
As with some other reviews of this hotel, the concierge really do make this hotel a 5 star, Denis and Jean-Francois really do bend over backwards to arrange or plan your trip. If you stay at this hotel -use them- they really will make your trip to Paris worthwhile with their hints and tips.
The location of the hotel is great - if your walking- 10 mins to the Champs Elysees, Opera Garnier and Madeleine, 15 mins to the Place de la Concorde, 20 mins to the Louvre and Arc de Triomph, 25 mins to the Eiffel Tour and about 30 mins to the Notre Dame.
If you're booking this hotel, shop around on the various internet sites, the best ones I always find are hotelconnect.co.uk or alpharooms.com. I booked through Hotelconnect for about £300 including breakfast for 3 nights, (if you don't get breakfast included, it costs 25 euros, about £18 a day per person - it's a bit steep) other websites charged up to £600-£700 - so do your surfing carefully.
Fabulous Five Star Concierge!from A TripAdvisor Member
Too bad they liedfrom Ktpete
The problem is they lied-when I checked in, they said the TV was new, but that CNN was not working-throughout Paris-so I went out, no big deal. This happened for two days. The third day, I met up with friends staying in two different hotels-they had no problems.Back at the the hotel, they said the satellite was not working in the 8th arrondissement-please. They should have just admitted they were having problems at their hotel and not lied.I won't return.
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Other names for Astor Saint Honore Hotel
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- Address: 11 Rue d'Astorg - Paris - 75008 - France
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