Thetraveljunkie.org – Stay in the heart of the capital at the Novotel Paris Centre Tour Eiffel. This dramatic high-rise Paris hotel, located by the Mirabeau Bridge on the Left Bank of the River Seine, is minutes from the Eiffel Tower and Montparnasse, as well as Etoile Place via the metro.
Here’s how my recent stay at the Novotel Paris Centre Eiffel Tower went.
Was there any pre-arrival communication by the hotel with myself via email or social media? My stay was organised very last-minute, with less than a week to spare. It was organised by a multitute of channels and confirmed by email.
Did I try to engage the hotel via social media? Did the hotel interact with me and made me feel welcome/special? I did and I have to say, they were excellent. I liked the sense of humour and also the genuine feeling of helpfulness.
Has the hotel tried to gather any personal information (e.g. preferences) prior to my stay? The Novotel team knows me quite well by now and I really did not need anything special.
The wow factor! What was the hotel decor style? I had no trouble finding the hotel and was incredibly impressed. The decor is very nice.
How quick and efficient was the hotel check-in? We had a fantastic check-in, not only was it super efficient, it was well humoured too, which in my opinion, makes a huge difference.
Was I addressed by name once reservation has been located? (it is all about the small details, some others are outstanding with this, and I love it, like I do when I board an airplane) Absolutely.
Did I feel genuinely welcomed by the hotel staff? Very much so. Throughout the 2 days we were at the Novotel, everyone, no exception was brilliant.
Wi-fi – was I told anything about it? Was there a charge? We were told about the complimentary basic wifi and it’s very simple one-off login process (just with a password and no other fuss).
First impressions – decor, size and wow factor? My room was lovely – the journey from the lift was also very soothing. I loved the view and comfortable it felt.
Welcome amenity? I had a lovely honey, Novotel Paris guidebook & map and a note from the GM.
The bed? I am a great fan of Novotel’s bed concept. So much so, that it is the bed I have at home. So time I stay at a Novotel, I couldn’t feel more at home – the bed was heavenly and difficult to leave, which is a welcome side effect.
Closet/Wardrobe – proper hangers or those annoying ones where you need a PhD to get them out one by one? Not a problem here.
Bathrobes and slippers? Yes, and lovely.
Coffee and Tea? Yes, of course.
Free bottled water? Yes, Evian, Of course, and changed daily.
Power sockets in useful places – we have more and more devices and we know where we want them! By the bed, by the working area. Yes indeed – by the side of each bed, we had sockets.
Bathroom – decor, size and wow factor? The bathroom was fantastic. Fantastique. Magnifique. It was white and had everything we needed.
Bath, shower and taps – I am looking for Duravits and Hansgrohes (or other fab brands) around the world. How fab was the shower? An amazing shower room, which a very good shower.
Towels – yes, please! How many and how soft and lovely? Novotel towels are usually very good and they did not disappoint.
Toiletries – own brand, super brand, baby ones or proper ones? I shall find out! Novotel uses ADA Cosmetics Commerce Equitable, made with fair trade cane sugar from Mauritius (conditioner and shower gel), made with fair trade brazil nut from Bolivia (body lotion), made with fair trade avocado oil from Kenya (natural soap) and although I am not a fan of the conditioner, I love the smell of the shower gel.
Amenity kit? we had everything we needed in this department.
Hairdryer – is it a human one, or just something stuck to a wall that only makes noise? I did not use it, but it seemed proper.
How good and reliable was the wi-fi? The wifi worked well. It was free of charge and very fast, I must say.
Location? Brilliant. A perfect base for Paris, whether you are visiting for leisure or business.
Would I recommend it to my best friend? Absolutely.
Would I stay again? oui oui.
Have you visited this hotel? What were your thoughts?
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And now the question is, where shall we go next?
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