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After I picked out our IHG stay in Paris- the InterContinental Paris Le Grand– Greg got to pick out our Carl Rezidor property and after I read “stunning Eiffel Tower views” in the hotel description he was sold. The hotel was only one Paris block (about five regular blocks) from Trocadero and really did offer stunning Eiffel views, but only from the front door or a €630.00/night (about $730) Eiffel suite.
Our room was advertised for €295 (about $350) or 70,000 Club Carlson points per night, but since I’m a Club Carlson Premier Visa cardholder, we got the second night free so we used only 70,000 points for two nights and paid nothing out of pocket. Our room was nice and modern, albeit miniscule. Greg jokingly treated it like our tent- “You go in and get settled and I’ll come in in about five minutes.” I’m sure it was fine by Paris’ standards but we were spoiled after the InterContinental. On a sweeter note, there was a Sephora store located directly across the street so I was able to douse myself in free perfume whenever we left the hotel.
Breakfast cost an additional €20/person, which of course we did not partake in. The room came equipped with an espresso machine and a small refrigerator, so we stocked up again on yogurt, cereal and coffee creamer at the grocery. Two days’ breakfast cost us €5,50.
The bathroom featured a rain shower which I had never experienced before but thoroughly enjoyed. The thisworks brand sundries were not replaced, though we still had enough to top off our travel containers before we left. And yes, we showered every day.
There was a robe and disposable slippers available to use, and an ipod stereo for setting the mood. The hotel has a restaurant and bar on site with cozy fireplaces and plenty of comfy chairs in the tiny lobby, and wifi is free for guests.
From the hotel’s website:
- The Radisson Blu Le Metropolitan Hotel, Paris Eiffel lies in the 16th arrondissement, near the Trocadéro, the Eiffel Tower and a variety of museums and sporting venues.
- The 38 rooms and 10 suites showcase François Champsaur’s unique designs, and many look out on the Eiffel Tower.
- At the Metropolitan Restaurant, guests can savour authentic, fresh French cuisine without leaving the hotel.
- The Lounge Bar serves hot beverages and cocktails in an intimate setting with Eiffel Tower views.
- After a day of sightseeing, relax with a swim in the indoor pool or receive a personalised massage in the wellness centre’s private treatment room.
- Host events in the hotel’s meeting facilities, filled with natural light and offering free high-speed, wireless internet access for participants.
Though the Radisson Blu Paris Eiffel was in a great location, it was in a quieter part of town and we missed the hustle and bustle of the Opera. As there are other Carl Rezidor choices in Paris, I’m not sure we would ever stay in Le Metropolitan Hotel, Paris Eiffel again, but it was a lovely way to burn some points in the City of Light.