Renaissance Paris Nobel Tour Eiffel: 5 well-deserved stars

As some of you here know, I recently moved to the UK, in this case at the end of 2020, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and just before Brexit.

As the move was organized quickly, we had to leave our accommodation before our planned moving date, which could not be changed due to our dog’s vaccination.

A complex move, then, but nothing insurmountable for a TravelGuys organizer. So we stayed at this beautiful 5-star hotel in the 16th district for 19 nights, one of the longest stays we’ve ever had.

Here is the itinerary followed for this move:

#TypeReview
1HotelRenaissance Paris, Hôtel du Parc
2CarPet Taxi, Paris to London
3HotelResidence Inn London Kensington
The route followed

Booking

I booked this hotel several weeks before our arrival. First of all, it’s not always easy to locate hotels that accept pets, and even when they do (there’s a filter in the application), you still need to check the size and weight of the pet accepted for each hotel.

That’s why we initially opted for the Courtyard Marriott Porte de Versailles: large rooms, easy access to the ring road and a brand new hotel, it had everything we needed for a long stay.

But the second lockdown in France came along, and the hotel closed a few weeks before our arrival.

I’d also like to thank Ambassador Marriott for finding me the Renaissance Paris Nobel Tour Eiffel, which was financially inaccessible at first glance, but which kindly worked out a rate to accommodate us for 19 nights.

After a few e-mail communications and date adjustments, we ended up with our final booking.

Arrival

A few days before our arrival, I receive an upgrade to the Family Suite, a nearly 40 m2 suite which, even with no separation between us and our dog, will be big enough to keep us off each other for nearly 3 weeks.

While we’re moving out, we head off to the hotel for our morning check-in.

Clearly, the staff were expecting us and we went through the arrival formalities. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the restaurant only offers a room service menu, and breakfast will be served in your room. So be it. Our upgrade is confirmed and we receive our room key.

Room

Our room was on the 3rd floor of the property.

We didn’t like the first room we were assigned at all: dark, cramped, we didn’t really feel like spending 19 nights in it…

On our way home, we mention this to the reception staff, who will take the problem into account.

On our return that evening, we had 3 room proposals, and we accepted the adjoining suite of the same category, but much more spacious and bright – perfect for us!

The room is definitely in the junior suite category.

Just beyond the entrance, on the left, is the bathroom. Small for a suite, it only has a washbasin, bath and toilet, making it difficult for two people to get ready in the morning before work.

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The bathroom was rather small

Then, still on the left, there’s a rather spacious desk, a large sofa, two armchairs and a coffee table. We’ll be using this space for dinner – you’ll see why later.

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Dining on this table isn’t necessarily very pleasant
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The junior suite in which we will spend 19 nights
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The minibar reduced to its simplest form

Then a large free space near the window will be used for our dog’s transport crate.

On the other side is the king-size bed, topped by a beautiful decoration and a closet that will prove insufficient to store 19 days’ worth of clothes.

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The decoration above the bed is a fine touch.

We will have a very pleasant stay here.

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Little room to store our junk

In the end, the 19 nights went by much faster than expected!

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A good illustration of the attention paid to customers at this hotel.

Finally, here is the video tour:

Hotel facilities

The hotel is equipped with a fitness room, located in the basement. We’ll be using it a few times.

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The fitness room is located in the basement of the property.
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The fitness room is totally blind, but mirrors reinforce the impression of space.
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Everything is designed for user comfort
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The equipment is state-of-the-art

Food options

The Renaissance hotel, also known as Hôtel du Parc, is famous for its gourmet restaurant, Le Relais du Parc.

So we were looking forward to discovering the chef’s fresh cuisine… Which we did, for 3 days only, before the kitchens closed completely, except for breakfast service. Big disappointment, leaving us to deal with delivery services on our own.

Nevertheless, the staff will prepare trays and cutlery every evening for these “camping” dinners.

Room service breakfast

The breakfast service was nevertheless maintained throughout our stay at the hotel. Although we initially wanted to try everything, we quickly reduced the quantities to keep the scale from exploding!

The principle is quite simple: just fill in a sheet with your choices the previous evening, and drop it off at reception.

The tray is brought to you at the requested time in the morning.

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Rather good quality breakfast

There were a few service inconsistencies, errors in orders and 1 big delay, but other than that, the service worked well for the 19 nights of our stay.

Room service for dinner

As mentioned above, dinner service was available for 2 days after our arrival, and we took advantage of it twice.

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We’ll take advantage of the excellent room service for a first time.

The chef was extremely flexible and offered us dishes off the menu, including a succulent sweet potato purée!

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Excellent sweet potato soup and beef fillet with mashed potatoes

Departure

After 19 nights, with attendance close to zero, a certain bond had formed between the staff and our little family. So we gave all the staff a nice box of chocolates, and they got some very nice gifts, including a scented candle and a very nice photo book.

The invoice will be perfect, with the right address (the new one) and we’ll be off to new adventures!

Bottom line

An excellent stay, and a beautiful hotel to which we will be happy to return, in other circumstances. Our only regret was the closure of the restaurant, which meant we had to order meals and eat them in spartan conditions.

Olivier Delestre-Levai
Olivier Delestre-Levai
Olivier has been into airline blogging since 2010. First a major contributor to the FlyerTalk forum, he created the FlyerPlan website in July 2012, and writes articles with a major echo among airline specialists. He now co-runs the TravelGuys blog with Bertrand, focusing on travel experience and loyalty programs.
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