Hotel Scribe

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Hotel Scribe

, Paris
5 star

Rooms: 217

1 Rue Scribe - Paris - 75009 - France Hotel Website | |
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Rubbish service
Submitted by: Kayleigh in 16/11/07
  • Age Group: 18 - 25
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Young Couple
I thought the service was rubbish

Historical Traveller Reviews of Hotel Scribe

Luzury hotel in a great location

from da_coolestofall
Stayed at the Scribe for three nights on a proceline bookin of $215 a night. It is a bargain at that price and priceline was never mentioned. I asked for two adjacent rooms and the request was promptly met with 2 rooms on the third floor. The reception and the concierge spoke excellent English and were extremely helpful. The rooms are all newly renovated and have a very modern look to them. Close to the metro: you are pretty much within 5 minutes of a leisurely walk from the Opera station. Renovated rooms: the rooms are very spacious by European standards. The bathrooms were spacious and came with nice toilettries and plush bath-robes and slippers. The mini-bar was over priced but the tea and coffee selection in the room was very good. The only bad thing about this hotel is that fact that its located in a part of Paris that goes to sleep quite early, so for night-life and dinner after 8pm, you'll have to look elsewhere.

Ultimate Luxury hotel

from Lightandsalt
We had a deluxe room which was booked through our whole-sale travel agency and it was truly a luxury. The room/bathroom is very spacious, new, and clean. Wonderful decor as well. We really miss the feather-top bed. Everyday after our long sight-seeing day, we looked forward to our comfortable bed at the hotel!

The concierge was very friendly and helpful as well. They knew we were non-French speaker and was very friendly in giving us directions/recommendations in English, no attitude at all.

The location was also an absolute bonus. It's a short 3 min walk to the nearest metro stop. There are also 2 major department stores near by and excellent shopping environment. There is also a gourmet grocery store in one of the dept store which we bought some food for dinner at times.

We stayed there for 4 nights and had wonderful memories. We would definitely go back again!

Upmarket Hotel Scribe

from Hilltop7
We are regular users of Sofitel Group Hotels which essentially offer a good standard of room and facilities Hotel Scribe operated by sofitel was no exception.
Superbly located within easy walking distant of many of the Paris sights, our redecorated room on the 5th floor was spotlessly clean and the bathroon modern and relatively spacious. The staff were helpful & polite.
Shop the web for price and state clearly direct to the hotel your room preferences and requests they emailed direct and we got exactly what we asked for. Very good news in Paris!.

All new ! ! !

from A TripAdvisor Member
We have recently stayed at "Le Scribe" and I have to admit it was just great...
Having heard about this hotel being run down and old, our stay ended up in a superberbly renovated spacious room. True, the lobby is still "old Parisien style" (nice though) but the rooms are great! Colors, space, bathroom, tv... and the famous "My Bed"!!! You have to try it to believe it... the wellbeing was perfect...
The staff are welcoming and very helpful! They had answers to all our questions (especially the concierge ladies!) and took really care of us during our stay.
Breakfast is a big buffet breakfast with a lot of choice and more than enough to start an exciting day in Paris.
Acces to the hotel from the airport CDG is very convenient, just take the Roissy Bus to arrive just next to the Scribe.
We really can recommend "Le Scribe": Great location, superbe rooms, lovely staff...
Home away from home... "Merci"

Great if you get a good price

from texas spot
The hotel is fairly standard for the Sofitel chain. Major advantages: location, location, location, excellent air conditioning, comfortable lobby (much superior to the Crillion which is 5 star and has no a/c!), top quality B&B teas in the minibar, turn down service with room freshening, superb concierge, and generally accomodating staff. The hotel staff was very helpful in providing numerous flower vases and ice upon request. Several Scandinavian and Japanese groups often stay here, so that may contribute at times to the overwhelmed front desk staff. Our early check-in request was honored as were requests for down-free bedding. A few negatives: rooms are fairly small but standard for Paris. Even a slightly larger room is at least 30Euros additional per night. Also, on returning with at least 8 large packages, all four bellmen and doormen just looked at me. Finally, one did enter the elevator and use his card key to access my floor. (Access to each floor requires a room key to activate the elevator.) However, upon departure early in the morning in the pouring rain, another bellman undertook heroic efforts to shepherd our 81 year old companion safely into the taxi. There were glitches with the message and phone system. Late at night or early in the morning the tv message service would mysteriously turn on and the phone would ring intermittantly. We stayed on the 5th floor, but our view was blocked due to renovations above. The window was taped over. We did not dine here. I would probably stay here again if I could get a good rate. We payed the same as the Costco rate, but did not have the breakfast included or airport transfers. However, if I require a triple room, I would likely select a Novotel instead.


from A TripAdvisor Member
I agree with many of the other reviewers remarks.

This hotel is in a good location, it does have tired/shabby lifts and it did only have 1 rather snooty front desk attendant when 5 people were waiting to check-out. The central lobby is also poorly lit and not unlike an elderly persons retirement home.

The bedroom was however of a good size, clean and well equipped. Note no English speaking TV channels though!

BUT my main critiscism was that while having breakfast in the dining room there were at least 5 mice running around the floor under the breakfast buffet - not acceptable in a hotel of any standard in my book.

I could not recommend it unless you are pretty desperate for somewhere to stay.

A few glaring problems, but acceptable stay

from TXPlaneJane
I stayed at the Scribe while on a business trip. I had already been advised by other reviewers on this website to request a rennovated room since the hotel is going through extensive rennovations right now and only partially completed. They were not able to accommodate my request.
The room I had was adequate, acceptable. Annoying problem, however, was noise level of construction in the morning -- starting around 8:00 a.m. (jackhammers, hammering directly overhead etc). It's not a huge issue, however, if you start your day early and are out of your room.
Major issue on my final morning, however -- NO HOT WATER. When I called the front desk to inquire, they said it was a general problem that could be fixed in an hour OR in the afternoon! I checked out at noon without showering... For a hotel of this rating, this is totally unacceptable.

Overall, acceptable stay in Paris. If it weren't for the hot water issue, my rating would have been much better. The service personnel were very friendly and the location was great.

A great surprise

from hossmama
We stayed here two weeks ago for three nights. We were also treated to a newly renovated room and it was BEAUTIFUL! The first room (on the 2nd floor) we were assigned was larger, but older and a bit worn. My daughter and I were exhausted and proceeded to take a nap, but the construction noise (from the renovations) was too loud. I phoned reception and was offered a quieter room on the 5th floor. It was totally modern with an incredibly comfortable bed. We were here on a Priceline reservation. The location was great also. Roissybus from CDG was 8 euros one way and dropped off a block away from Hotel Scribe. Great shopping three blocks away (big department stores). Food hall in basement of Galeries Lafayette was fun to walk through to see interesting gourmet food. Try the chouquettes, available at the bottom of the escalator right by the wine department. Different flavors available and 15 pieces for 2 euros - delicious. The soft drinks in the beverage department were no more expensive than a normal grocery store. I've heard Cafe de la Paix (in Hotel Intercontinental across the street) is a good place for hot chocolate. Did not eat at the hotel, but have heard good things about the restaurants. Make sure you sign up for the Sofitel Privelege Card before you arrive (it's free). We recieved a voucher for two drinks in the hotel lobby and 4 pm checkout. Overall, a great surprise after reading some not so great reviews. Hotel Scribe is definitely trying to improve and is doing a great job at it. Also, you can book the hotel through Costco travel for a reasonable price including breakfast.

Excelent Hotel, great service, totally convenient location

from A TripAdvisor Member
I had read previous comments on this hotel prior to my visit, so I was really concerned, as this was my 10th aniversary trip.

Fortunately, I had access to a totally renovated section in the hotel (5th floor), where everything was new: carpets, forniture, bathrooms, and the rooms have space enough, (Like a standard would be in America)

Location is great, during a 9 days stay didn´t have to take a taxi or metro, it´s walking distance to Opera, Louvre, champs elysees, mount martre, etc.

This is the third time I travel to Paris, and this is definitely the best hotel I have stayed at.

I strongly recomend to buy your stay in a package (hotel & flight included) in advace, this way we saved more than 70%, and got breakfast included and acces to the renovated area.

Restaurants are great but expensive, a bit more than the standard in Paris in both, Quality and price.

Awful! Avoid!

from xtrasml
Priceline picked this location for us. Stayed here for a week. We requested a king size bed and they told us that they do not have a king. To "accommodate" us (as only the French can), they pushed two smaller beds together- this is even after knowing that it was our honeymoon! (I know, Priceline & honeymoon, not a good mix; but we were saving in Paris to stay at our $1000/ night room in Italy). My husband and I either had to sleep on separate sides of the bed or one of us had to sleep on top of the uncomfortable crack created by the jigsaw bed. Besides the problem of the bed, the hotel was overall very old and run down. Air quality was bad due to old heater. Front desk and room service were aloof and not welcoming. (Concierge was helpful, though.) Only good thing about this hotel was the formal dining downstairs. Unexpectedly delicious food! The chef even came out to talk to us. My conclusion: I would never stay at this hotel again- even if it was for free.

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  • Address: 1 Rue Scribe - Paris - 75009 - France
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