Hôtel Elysées Céramic
34 avenue de Wagram, Paris, France, 75008
- Recommended for:
- Business travellers, Couples, Families with younger children, Mature travellers, Design and architecture, Shopping, Sightseeing
Expert review of Hôtel Elysées Céramic
Ceramic flowers and foliage climb all over the extraordinary listed tiled facade (proudly signed J Lavirotte 1904) of this good-value hotel which occupies one of Paris's most extravagant Art Nouveau buildings. Once inside, the Art Nouveau spirit continues with Klimt and Schiele prints in bedrooms and corridors, while the sedate mood belies its 57 rooms.
One of the busy, businessey avenues radiating out from the Eiffel Tower, near to prime shopping territory by day, calm at night. Charles de Gaulle Etoile metro station provides excellent transport connections for all over the city.
After the flamboyance of the facade, the bedrooms are relatively sober, but those I visited were an excellent size for the price. Curvaceous Art Nouveau bedheads, bedside tables and chairs keep up the period mood, while the rooms have been brought up to date with air conditioning, soothing brown and beige fabrics and stylised floral motif wallpapers behind the beds, which are good quality though very firm. Bathrooms are functional but clean and spacious.
The open-plan lounge-cum-reception area is eclectically furnished and just an incey bit glitzy, corridors are recently re-wallpapered and there's a small patio at the rear.
A generous continental breakfast is served in a bright basement; eggs and other extras can be cooked to order.
Courteous multilingual reception desk.
Popular with both business and leisure travellers, including many middle-aged couples and families with children.
Look for good deals outside the main salon periods.
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- 34 avenue de Wagram, Paris, France, 75008
- Free tags / Keywords:
- Art Nouveau
- High-Speed Internet, Pets Allowed, Room Service