You can’t get more Parisian than Le Bristol Paris. While i’d seen a marketing presentation of this property, I was completely blown away by its old world charm and elegance. Located in the 8th arrondissement on Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Le Bristol Paris embodies the true sense of luxury and is one of the first hotel in France to earn the distinction of “Palace hotel”. The rooms were surprisingly bright despite all the fabrics and the bathrooms were in and of themselves true masterpieces. I fell in love with one of their bathrooms, I’ll leave you to guess which one it was.
There were three remarkable things about this hotel that made me want to go back and they had nothing to do with Virtuoso amenities, prime location nor the gorgeous property:
- Le Bar du Bristol
- The french garden
- That bathroom
Le Bar du Bristol
Le Bar du Bristol was a really cool yet intimate hotel bar. I felt like i’d wandered into an exclusive club where the wealthy Parisians hung out after work. I was so caught up in the ambience that I forgot to take pictures. However, trust me when I say this, the clientele is stylish, mature and the decor is fresh and designed for conversation despite the live DJ playing the most eclective mix i’d heard in a while.
One of the perks of being hosted for drinks was that after determining my likes, my cocktails (crafted by Maxime Hoerth who was the first barman to win the status of Best Craftsman of France for his innovation, passion and expertise) and appetizers were perfectly paired and ordered for me. This is luxury.
Le Bristol Paris’ French style garden is a 1200 m² peaceful haven wholly within the hotel , where guests can admire the beautiful tulips, daffodils, azaleas and rhododendrons to name a few, while enjoying the quintessential french gastronomy and/or drinks. It can be viewed from many different rooms as well as from the main restaurant.
Rooms & Views
The rooms and suites at Le Bristol are among the most spacious in Paris and resplendent (ooh I love that word) of 13th century France. Despite all the fabrics, the rooms aren’t heavy, rather they are all airy and bright with some overlooking the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, the French garden, or Eiffel Tower. The rooms and suites are very distinct in color and character and creates a whimsical yet elegant space and with all the modern conveniences expected from a luxury hotel.