Le Méridien Etoile Hotel, Paris, France (Video, photos, review)

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It has been many years since I last stayed at the Le Méridien Etoile hotel in Paris. And it has got better than I remember it.

The last time I was here was New Year about 4 years ago when I came to Paris with my partner.

Since then the hotel has been through a big refurbishment, some of which still seems to be going on, to make it more modern and trendy.

The hotel is in a good location as it is next to the massive congress centre, and although a fair walk is walk able to the Arc D’Triompe. Connections by Metro and RER are good.

I was staying in a deluxe room, and one thing that I remember is that the hotel is a strange shape and it is easy to get confused on the floors when trying to find your room. I did a whole lap of the 6th floor before finally finding my room. The corridors are al quite dark which I assume is thought to be trendy.

The room is not that large but very well done, with contemporary furniture, lamps and a large flat screen TV which had a lot of channels and the ability to list channels by language or type. This was a very useful feature.

The bathroom is small with a great shower that has a semi transparent glass wall to let light in. The bathroom I really liked as very modern. Like most Starwood hotels, the bed was large and very comfortable.

Overall the hotel is an expensive place to stay, with the room rates fluctuating wildly based on what is on in Paris or at the massive Conference Centre opposite. Once at the hotel things like internet access is high (26 Euros per 24hours) and drinks in the popular Jazz bar in the lobby are also expensive. There are a few restaurants which are also costly. Breakfast buffet is huge and packed, and around 25 Euros.

Overall, I like the hotel as is a great location and very quiet and comfortable rooms.

Gary Bembridge

I grew up in Zimbabwe, but I have been based in London since 1987. My travel life spans more than three decades and that includes more than 95 cruises. In 2005, I launched Tips for Travellers to make it easy and fun for people to discover, plan and enjoy incredible cruise vacations. And the rest, as they say, is history. I have the largest cruise vlogger channel currently on YouTube, with more than 3 million video views per month.

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