Day 4-Tuesday Oct 11th
In the morning I did a site inspection of Le Scribe hotel, very close to the Opera. It was a nice hotel, modern, clean, lots of historical references. A botique hotel, built in 1861. It was renovated in 2008.http://www.sofitel.com/gb/hotel-0663-hotel-scribe-paris-managed-by-sofitel/index.shtml
Very close to Galleries Lafayatte and the Opera.
The tea room is hugely popular and the bar/ breakfast room was nice and bright with the sky light.
Site inspection of the Westin , just off Rue de Rivoli- was next on the agenda. This used to be the intercontinental hotel, but now has become the Westin. It is a historic property , the architecture represents the 4 continents. It has the largest number of suites all of Paris 79 rooms, total of 440 rooms. They have standard, deluxe, Jr. Suites, rooms with a view, Jr. suites, Prestige and Ambassador suites, Royal suites and Presidential suites.
The Standard rooms don’t come with a mini bar, just good to keep in mind.
Room #1052, was the salon of the Royal Suite, and 10 suites come with the salon. They have a 100% view room of jardin tuileries. Pic below.
The standard rooms were small,
but small is normal for Paris! The rooms are all decorated in shades of purple with grey.
The spa here is by the world- renowed six senses.
Great feel ! Check out the pics below . A convenient location, from a trusted brand. The hotel is huge, so if you are looking for an intimate feel, this is not the place. Great for groups etc as well and businesses.
We tried lunch at La Teressa, it was an international cuisine, emphasis on herbs. It offered a street view and a park view of the tuiliers. It was average food, artistically presented thought, I must say.
Dinner was at Chez Janou– one of our favorite places in Paris. It has a lot of things going for it- its in the Marais, its casual, fun and young, the food is great and the desert rocks. They do Provençal cuisine. You have to get the chocolate mousse (to share) for dessert. In all the excitement and anticipation of eating here, I missed to take a pic of the chocolate mousse!