• mw

parisian luxury

we are warmly welcomed from the kerbside. Sofitel Paris Baltimore is parisian luxury.

we have booked the The Prestige Suite; it’s spacious with a separate lounge room and bedroom. the bathroom has a bath, separate toilet and Hermés toiletries. there are two wall-mounted flat-screen TVs, excessive closet space, a well stocked mini bar, the prettiest plant boxes with bright red geraniums and of course, the most spectacular view of the Eiffel Tower.

my 40th birthday is tomorrow and with my husband’s instruction, the Sofitel Baltimore team make my birthday dreams come true; I lazily awake to a breakfast of fresh baked flaky pastries, steaming rich coffee, colourful fruit salad, creamy scrambled eggs & french champagne laden on a table, windows open, the Eiffel Tower in centre view. there are balloons and rose petals. I feel indulged and treasured. it's pure magic.

everywhere I went in the hotel during our five day stay the staff wished me happy birthday and asked me how my birthday and our stay was. their attention made me feel like a truly special guest.

the hotel concierge will give you recommendations for great local eateries (I recommend Le Marche or Cafe Kleber; both are well loved local bistro hidden gems), there are daily newspapers, room service, umbrellas to borrow should you need them, a gym & spa for the fitness fanatics and a lovely restaurant serving all meals. the hotel is located within walking distance to Trocadéro, Tour Effiel, Arc du Triomphe and Champs Elysee. and for fashion lovers like me, it's not far from the Louis Vuitton flagship store and all the other high end fashion houses along the Champs Elysee!

the bed is delightfully comfortable, there is a pillow menu, nightly turn-down service, the shower pressure is strong and consistent (although if you are older or have knee/hip issues getting in & out would be difficult as it is an over-bath shower) and there is even hand weights and a yoga mat in the room.

I've been fortunate to stay in some spectacular hotels around the world, but honestly Sofitel Paris Baltimore is the best hotel stay I’ve experienced yet.

Sofitel Paris Baltimore Tour Eiffel :: 88 Bis Avenue Kléber, 75116 Paris, France

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