Last month, I had the opportunity to stay in the Hyatt Regency Etoile Hotel in Paris. After a lengthy two-year renovation, the hotel is ready to welcome guest with better facilities and a warm atmosphere.
Located in the 17th arrondissement, the hotel is somewhat far from the touristic spots such as the Champs Élysées, the Louvre, or the Seine. However, it has an amazing view of Paris that other hotels in the heart of the city cannot offer. You’ll see the difference.
The room was a 2 twin Eiffel club,with daylong access to the club lounge and its beautiful view of the Eiffel Tower.
I stayed on the 33rd floor, just below the lounge floor. After dusk, you can enjoy the hourly light show of the Eiffel Tower from the comfort of your room, especially, at 1 A.M.
At the club lounge (34 fl.), simple drinks and food are served. Since the lounge itself is small, the bar section is used in the morning. Thus, if you want to enjoy a better view (i.e., the Eiffel Tower) at breakfast, I would recommend getting a seat in the opposite side from the food station (behind the black wall) of the lounge.
Breakfast was well served with various options such as eggs, stir-fried vegetables, soups, smoked salmon, fruits, salads, and cheese. There are fresh juices and other drinks are in the fridge. The food was good and yummy.
During the day, snacks such as candies, cakes, and cheese are offered with drinks (but no wine).
Around 6 PM, you can enjoy dinner at the lounge. But mains seem like entrées, since there are not many options to eat. They serve pizzas, paninis, cherry tomatoes, grapes, nuts, and chips, with drinks including wine and beer.
The hotel also has a fitness center on the 2nd floor. Guests can access it 24/7. When I went to the gym, many people were working out, so it was hard to take pictures. But, it looked like a typical gym, nothing remarkable about it.
The hotel is not cheap, but since you never know when you will return to Paris, the view itself is worth it. That said, if you don’t stay in a room with a view to the Eiffel tower, staying in this hotel is somewhat pointless. If you’re visiting Paris on a business trip and the company pays, then it’s different.