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7, rue de Berri (8th Arr.)
(33) 01-40-76-40-76 | www.hotel-lancaster.fr
FOODTable du Lancaster - Michelin-starred contemporary dining; Fontenoy private dining room - same menu as Table du Lancaster; 24-hour room service
DRINKCourtyard Garden - seasonal outdoor lounge; Le Grand Salon - elegant lobby lounge
ROOMSQuintessential Parisian elegance; original artwork and 17th century antiques
PRICE (STANDARD DOUBLE)EUR 520
YEAR OPENED1925 (renovated in 1995)
# OF ROOMS57
CONNECTIVITYYes - Wi-Fi available
GYMYes - small top-floor fitness center
SPANo - but sauna available in fitness center
Ever since this 19th century mansion was reimagined as a residential-style luxury hotel in the 1920s, Hôtel Lancaster has been offering an escape for well-heeled travelers seeking to live à la française. The elegant rooms are lovingly furnished in 17th century antiques, original artwork (including a handful of Old Masters), and scrupulously sourced period fabrics, giving them the intimate feel of the private apartments of a well-traveled aristocrat. That said, the hotel’s most “home-like” aspects are actually its buzzing public areas, including the courtyard Japanese Zen garden and two formal salons, where you will find guests comfortably settled in with refreshing drinks and engaging in animated banter with clients or friends.
GO HERE WITH
Significant other; colleagues; yourself
WHY WE LIKE IT
A quiet retreat that oozes character–it’s a good bet if you need a break from the gilded grandeur or society scene of other luxury hotspots around town. We like relaxing in the Zen garden with a cocktail after a day of hitting the shops or sights.
AMENITY WE LOVE
The three elegant public spaces–perfect for relaxing with a date or a client. (Although the in-room multi-region DVD players are certainly handy, too, given that the hotel offers a DVD library.)
WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE
We wish there was an onsite spa–the relaxing atmosphere is prime for a little pampering. Also, our room (admittedly the most basic offering) was teeny tiny.
GOOD TO KNOW
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