Hôtel Lancaster

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Address: 7 rue de Berri, Paris, 75008, France

Star rating:
5 star hotel

4.8

Marlene Dietrich's gloriously romantic Parisian hotel hideout.

My favourite place to stay near the Champs-Elysées is perfect for a quiet weekend à deux. Built as a private house for a Spanish aristocrat in the 19th century, it was extended and converted into a hotel in the 1920s and although there are now 57 rooms and suites it still feels wonderfully intimate. This is luxury with class, with courteous service, all the mod cons you could want and a chauffeur-driven car on hand.

 

Location
4.4
90%
Eating/drinking
5
90%
Leisure facilities
4
90%
Service
4.5
90%
Value for money
4
90%
Bedrooms
4.8
90%
Public areas
4.4
90%

Location

A side street just off the Champs-Elysées: well placed for luxury shopping or business but without the brashness of the Champs itself.

Bedrooms

Beautiful, individually styled rooms are decorated with antique ormolu clocks, marquetry furniture, old master paintings and opulent satin fabrics. The standard rooms are perhaps a little small for the price but still impeccably tasteful. Prize for sensuality goes to the languorous lilac-toned suite where Marlene Dietrich hid out for three years.

Public areas

There's a comfortable sitting room at the front, plush restaurant and bar and Japanese-style courtyard garden.

Leisure facilities

Gym on the eighth floor.

Service

Efficient grand hotel style.

Who stays there

International business and leisure and the more discreet breed of film star (Jeremy Irons, Alec Guinness).

Amenities

  • Business Centre
  • Fitness Centre
  • High-Speed Internet
  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Couples
  • Foodies
  • Honeymooners
  • Mature travellers
  • Romance
  • Shopping
  • Special occasions

Pros & Cons

  • Beautiful romantic bedrooms
  • Superb restaurant
  • Rather formal atmosphere
Book now (price from £155.93)