Excellent hotel. We stayed in room 15 which was very spacious for a city hotel. Queen size bed, coffee machine, shower gel, shampoo, body lotion, hairdryer, bath robes and slippers. Staff were very friendly and couldn't do enough to help book restaurants etc...
I stayed at the Ampere on a business trip and had expected a larger room for the money I was paying. Also, the double bed was obviously two singles pushed together with no attempt to reduce the discomfort of the ridge in the middle where the mattresses met. Nevertheless, the hotel was very clean, the staff were attentive and very friendly, and the room's air-conditioning was excellent. As usual in Paris, the breakfast was good quality but with a limited choice (compared with hotels in the UK and USA). The hotel is located very close to a large number of restaurants and is very well connected by transport to all parts of the city. I'll use this hotel again, but will see if I can get a larger room next time.
Helpful staff, and good size room (thanks Amex upgrade). Bed far too soft for my liking, and - yet again - far too many lights that can't be turned off to give a properly dark room. Continental breakfast predictably expensive, but standard for Paris. Staff were friendly and gave good recommendation for dinner. Location perfect if you want to be near the Champs. Personally wouldn't stay again, but sure many would like it. Oh, and temperature control on shower is counter-intuitive, so ended up almost scalding myself!
Maria was the best! She helped us in every way possible to make our trip enjoyable by calling the tour and restaurants for us! Sharing how to use the subway and how to get to place and great places to eat. Just a genuine helpful person! I am believer of small boutique hotel now! The personal touch helps very much and you get confidence that you getting good help and advice
I gave the hotel an overall 4 rather than a 5 because of the lack of minor details when cleaning the room for the next day. Forgetting to refill shampoo one day, then forgetting to refill mini bar the next. It's minor but an annoyance to have to call to get it corrected. But the staff was very great at rectifying these minor issues.
For future guests planning to use the steam room facilities, you'll need to let the staff know an hour in advance to ensure that it is turned on prior to use. I wasn't told this when I first checked in, but would have been great to know this so I could have planned it better.
Overall, my stay at the hotel was very good, definitely recommend this hotel as the staff was very great.
Pocket Guide: Paris Arc de Triomphe - Palais des Congres Hotels
A desirable residential area, the 17th 'arrondissement' is north of Place de l'Etoile (the star-shaped roundabout at the Arc de Triomphe) with easy access to the suburbs of La Défense and Neuilly-sur-Seine. Parc Monceau is an oasis of English landscaping on its southern edge. The working-class neighbourhood of Les Batignolles lies to the east.
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