Le Meurice Paris 5-Star Luxury Hotel Review
The Le Meurice, located in Paris, France provides guests with a story and experience that very few properties can emulate. Located opposite the Tuileries Garden, between the Place de la Concorde and the Musee du Louvre, Le Meurice is an iconic element of the DNA of Paris. First opening their doors in 1835, designed to appeal to British patrons visiting Paris, the Le Meurice has hosted an impressive list of royal guests such as Her Majesty Queen Victoria in 1855 on her official visit to Paris. The prestige of the Le Meurice has attached itself to a common yet fitting nickname: Hotel des rois.
Today Le Meurice continues to achieve new standards of excellence to offer its guests. In 2012, they were the first hotel in Paris to officially receive the "Palace" label, an incredible achievement considering the competition. By partnering with Philippe Strack, a world-famous designer, the interior elements are perfectly balanced between contemporary chic; while also preserving the special atmosphere of luxury that is the very soul of this establishment.
By simply walking out the front door and being only steps away from the iconic highlights of Paris, we at Connections by Avra highly recommend the Le Meurice to anyone wanting to wrap themselves in the City of Lights.
Hotel Rooms and Accommodations
Le Meurice has 6 distinctly styled floors which account for 160 rooms and suites. Recently unveiling 29 newly restored rooms and suites, marking a new chapter for Le Meurice, there is a perfect option for anyone that books their stay here. Unique to grand building that would host royalty prior to luxuries such as escalators and elevators that we enjoy today, rooms were designed to become increasingly smaller as you travel up the floors. Royalty could not imagine climbing multiple flights of stairs and thus the largest rooms are closer to the bottom floor as the smaller rooms, usually used to house staff, are positioned at the top.
The Executive Room shown above is an example of one of their freshly renovated enchanting rooms that is located on their top floor. Walking in guests are welcomed with a flood of natural light dancing through the large french doors that lead to a private balcony overlooking the Tuileries Garden. If having a balcony is important to you, then the 6th floor is is the only floor that offers you a panoramic view of the city. Don't worry, Le Meurice have excellent elevators. No need to climb any stairs after a night out in Paris!
The suite collection is truly breathtaking. Satisfying their mission in designing rooms that have a light contemporary feel yet not compromising the elegance and sophistication of royal ambiance, each suite offers not only a place to lay your head but also an experience in itself. Each room has a stunning Italian marble bathroom which makes for a dynamic design. The majority of the rooms are connected. This is perfect for those that are traveling with a family or a group.
Belle Étoile Penthouse Suite with Terrace
One of the most impressive highlights of this luxury hotel property is the Penthouse Suite that was a part of the renovation project. With 620 square meters of pure stunning space, guests will experience Paris in a way that is truly one of a kind. This penthouse terrace is the only one in Paris that offers a 360 private view of the city. Guests will be able to marvel at the city in a way no one else can. The terrace pulls you in and is the stage for unforgettable moments. With the glittering lights of the Eiffel Tower within view and endless possibilities that can be arranged for any guest, you will live and experience a memory that cannot be replicated anywhere else.
This suite is the pinnacle of French elegance with custom made works and furniture designed by French artists and artisans. The master bathroom shown above is considered one of the most beautiful bathrooms in the world and it's clear to see why. Designed with Italian marble and giving guests a panoramic view of the city allowing soft natural light to filter in, it feels like a work of art. This suite has two floors that have two large bedrooms separated by a beautiful spiral staircase. Perfect for families, or friends traveling with each other. This suite is unmatched.
Maison Valmont for Le Meurice Spa
The COVID crisis has been an extremely difficult disruption for everyone in the travel community. We were not able to personally visit the spa because of the regulations but the spa is open for guests. The unique element of this spa that separates them from all others is this spa is the only Valmont spa in Paris. Valmont, coming from Switzerland, is an exclusive luxury beauty brand that combines innovative science and natural ingredients that together create an anti-aging treatment proven to show immediate results. A very popular highlight for guests to experience. Guests and visitors have the option to purchase Valmont products in the only Valmont shop in Paris located in Le Meurice main floor.
Restaurant le Meurice Alain Ducasse
When we think of France it is safe to say that world-class cuisine comes to mind. The French have earned this reputation for setting the standard of gastronomic excellence. The Restaurant le Meurice Alain Ducasse, a two-starred Michelin establishment, leads as an example of combining authentic natural flavors and dedicated culinary craftsmanship guided by Executive Chef Amaury Bouhours, a rising star within the culinary world. Chef Amaury creates dishes with products that are locally grown in France.
The room is equally as impressive as the dishes served here. Inspired by the Salon de la Paix at the Palace of Versailles, this restaurant is everything and more for those that want to fully experience French gastronomy.
Restaurant Le Dalí
The Restaurant Le Dalí greets guests as they walk into the hotel. Preceding the lobby, Restaurant Le Dalí is a cozy space for socializing, drinking some tea or coffee, staring your day with an energized breakfast, or of course indulging in colorful French cuisine dishes sourced from local producers. Inspired by Dalí and designed by Philippe Starck, the Restaurant Le Dalí can serve you for every mood throughout your stay.
True to Le Meurice roots, first appealing to British patrons, the Bar 228 provides an exclusive atmosphere with dark wood, subtle frescoes, and classic leather armchairs. This is one of the best-kept secrets in Paris as it serves as a meeting place for local Parisians that look for masterfully crafted cocktails, rare Cognacs, low conversations, and the mood of jazz in the backdrop. A meeting place that feels like a private nook protected from the action in the city yet you are only a few footsteps away.
Recommendations and Tips
La Pâtisserie du Meurice par Cédric Grolet
Would you be interested in savoring some pastries that are crafted by the chef voted as the Word's Best Pastry Chef? Meet Cédric Grolet and his pastry creations that are exclusively offered at the Le Meurice. La Pâtisserie du Meurice par Cédric Grolet boutique is just another highlight that this incredibly impressive property offers. We highly recommend tasting one of Cédric Grolet's works of pastry art during your stay at the Le Meurice.
We, at Connections by Avra, are encouraged to see that properties are opening their doors to welcome their loyal guests. As part of the travel community, we all continue to work in unison in order to provide the best products and services to our mutual clients. Le Meurice has meticulously adjusted their policies to assure guests will feel safe and welcomed. We highly recommend this property to all our guests when they stay in Paris, one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
By booking through our agency you will enjoy the following exclusive amenities:
Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
Daily American breakfast for two guests per bedroom
$85 EUR Food & Beverage credit, once during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed)
Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
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