In the former home of Prince Roland Bonaparte, overlooking the Eiffel Tower and River Seine, ultimate Parisian elegance lives on in the French capital. After being lovingly restored to its former grandeur, No.10 avenue d’Iéna’s “Palais” was reborn as Shangri-La Hotel, Paris in December 2010. Centrally located in the 16th arrondissement, minutes from the Champs-Elysées, the hotel blends European grandeur with traditional Asian hospitality.
10 Avenue D'lena Paris 75116 France
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I stayed at the Shangri-La Paris for 6 nights. I spent 2 in a Deluxe room, and 3 nights in a Duplex Terrace Eiffel View Suite. I didn't have much of a view from the Deluxe room, but the room was still beautiful, quiet, and clean. I actually preferred some aspects of this room over the much larger Duplex Terrace Eiffel View suite, but the Eiffel View suite had an amazing view that I absolutely savored every moment of. I opted to do their VIP airport transfer, and it was wonderful. I was met by my escort right after I got off the plane and was taken to a short customs line (bypassing the longer lines everyone else was in) before collecting my luggage and being taken to my driver. I breezed through customs and then had a relaxing drive to the hotel. I would absolutely do the VIP airport transfer again, because everything about it was great. The staff at the Shangri-La Paris were top-notch. Everyone from the doormen to the room attendants were fantastic. They were always very friendly, helpful, and did what they could to assist me anytime I needed anything. The concierge scored me a dinner reservation at the Michelin starred Jules Verne restaurant in the Eiffel Tower, and also arranged for a private guide to meet me at the restaurant and take me up to the top level of the Eiffel Tower for a tour after dinner. One day I twisted my ankle on some cobblestones while I was out, and when I came back to the hotel, the front desk sent someone up to my room with some ice, and an employee dashed out to a store to get me a bandage. When he brought it to my room, he even carefully wrapped my ankle for me! I've never stayed anywhere where I had that kind of service! Another example of their amazing service: my first night in Paris was at an AirBnB close to the hotel (last minute scheduling issues led to me being in Paris a day earlier than I'd planned, and my preferred room wasn't available at the hotel). Even so, when I was picked up from the airport, I was driven directly to the AirBnB as I'd requested. I wasn't sure they would do that, since the airport transfer was supposed to take me straight to the hotel, but when I asked, they said it was no problem. The following day, an employee of the hotel walked over to the AirBnB to take my bags and walk me to the hotel to check in. I was blown away by this. There are so many things I could write about how amazing the staff, was, but it would fill a small book! I really enjoyed having breakfast in my room, especially when I was in the Duplex Terrace Eiffel View suite. The food was always really tasty and came promptly. I had breakfast on the terrace once, but a small swam of European yellow jackets invited themselves to join me and sample my breakfast and I spent a bit of time vigorously shooing them away with my napkin. They were undeterred, though. Ugh. It was annoying, but I laughed because I could see the humor in the situation too: I was trying to have a glamorous breakfast with the Eiffel Tower in the background, and the yellow jackets zoomed in like jerks to troll me. LOL. After that, I had breakfast inside my room. I also had dinner out on the terrace, and that was wonderful. I was able to eat and enjoy the view and relax without being pestered by buzzing pests. The yellow jackets apparently only come by to join you in the mornings. I was told this only happens a few months out of the year, so most of the time you can probably breakfast on the terrace without any uninvited visitors. My only complaint about my stay is that my room attendant for the Duplex Terrace Suite didn't clean my room one day. I think they forgot for some reason. My bed was still unmade and all the plates from breakfast were still there when I came back later that afternoon. I called the front desk to let them know, and they offered to have someone come to my room straight away to clean it, but I was planning to stay in for the rest of the evening and didn't want to leave so the room could be cleaned. It seemed like the room attendant for the Deluxe room was better about keeping the room tidy and being punctual. All in all, I really enjoyed my stay. I was LARPing as someone who is well-to-do, even though I'm solidly blue-collar, so it was fun to get a taste of how the other half travels.
Great Location. Within walking proximity of the Tower Eiffel Gustavo. A Bonaparte residence well maintained in its grandeur. Shangri-La hospitality topnotch a touch above the rest. View of the tower is possible from few locations of the hotel. River siene flows gently below the boulevard. Amazing hotel with amazing service. Concierge helped us with the tours and dining
The day we arrived we were sent to another hotel because this one shut down due to no water at all. We ended up moving here the day after and the hotel helped us to move our luggage from the other hotel- which was beautiful- to this one. The only reason we moved here is because we had the Duplex Suite with the VIEW of the Eiffel tower. The room was very French traditional style ( not modern) and very comfortable bed. The arrival included Champagne, macarons, cake and tons of sweets. We loved this ! Every night we will fall sleep with the Eiffel tower sparkling over our window. That was the best part of the hotel. We did get turn down service every evening and that was super nice, especially because we were sharing a bathroom with our daughter and we needed the extra towels. The place can use some remodeling but overall is nice.