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Hotel Le Scribe Hotel 5 star
1 rue Scribe Paris, France -
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Staying at this hotel is like taking a journey into history, but also into a typically Parisian atmosphere. It was built in 1861 and originally housed the 'Jockey Club' where the French aristocracy used to come. Today, the Scribe is a resolutely modern establishment that manages to mix elegance and luxury with French charm. In 2007, designer Jacques Grange renovated the hotel with the idea of modernising the establishment while preserving its history. It was quite a challenge, but one that was met with success. The blend of tradition and modernism works perfectly, the building's history having never been highlighted before.

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      Le Scribe   -   © Gilles Trillard / Photothèque AccorHotels

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      Le Scribe   -   © Fabrice Rambert / Photothèque AccorHotels

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    Location 8.42 /10

    The Scribe hotel is ideally located in Paris, between the famous Opéra Garnier and the marvellous Place Vendôme, a fact that helps explain the unique historical and cultural character of the hotel.

    Accommodation 8.70 /10

    The guests rooms were also designed by Jacques Grange, which makes the interior decorating consistent throughout the hotel. As you step in, you'll discover a clever mix of classical and modern styles, a fragile balance of what is contemporary and the remnants of a rich historical past. All of the rooms are at least 30m² and look out onto the Boulevard des Capucines or the interior courtyard. Despite the double-glazing and good soundproofing, if you're sensitive to noise, you should choose a room that looks out onto the courtyard. Jacques Grange was a great admirer of Yves Saint Laurent and he chose to decorate the rooms with reproductions of hundreds of his fashion sketches. It adds a personal and happy touch to the rooms. As far as the amenities are concerned, each room has a plasma-screen TV, a minibar with a large choice of alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages, tea and coffee-making facilities, and a phone for which you can obtain a personal number (so that people can phone you directly). The bathrooms are also very pleasant. They boast an abundant use of 'glass stone' a new material made of marble and glass. We were also impressed by the Hermès hospitality products. The bathrooms are spacious enough to have a shower and a bathtub, and there are bathrobes and slippers so that you may step out of the bath in the most pleasant of ways. As far as amenities are concerned, the wardrobes are large enough to contain voluminous luggage, there are separate toilets, and a safe is available to guests, along with 24/7 room service. The services offered by this establishment are more than satisfactory making the it fully deserving of its 4 luxury stars. Although not quite as classy as a palace, it's a lot more welcoming and offers practically the same level of service.

    Overview 8.70 /10

    This luxury 4 star establishment opens onto a small reception area. To the right there is a large sitting room where you can wait while your room is being prepared. The reception is quite minimalist in style. It includes a small desk on an elegant floor decorated with geometrical white and black patterns. To the right, a door opens onto the sitting room and on the other side is the restaurant, 'Café Lumière', providing a nicer place to relax or to enjoy some excellent meals. If you feel like a nice cup of tea, the Scribe is the place to be, as it has its own tea shop that is definitely worth a visit. Finally, to make the establishment all the more pleasant, there is the bar, a true haven of peace: it has sofas and armchairs upholstered with light-coloured velvet that create a chic and relaxing atmosphere. The Scribe also has a very modern spa with a sauna, a gym, and a whirlpool. Here you can take advantage of body treatments (all sorts of massages), with the icing on the cake being the 'Institut Lancôme Beauty'.

    Food and drink 8.70 /10

    Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the Café Lumière. It's more than a restaurant, it's a place where you can relax for a while, taste all sorts of desserts, and find yourself transported by the scents of the huge tea selection. Breakfast is particularly delicious, but if you're going to see a play, the restaurant also provides the opportunity to enjoy a delicious dinner in the heart of Paris. A historic site where the Lumière brothers gave their first screenings, this unique place brings together charm and sophistication.

    To know

    If you're easily bothered by noise, ask for a room that looks out onto the tree-filled courtyard. The entire hotel is adapted for guests with reduced mobility, which is an exceptional feature in Paris, a city that still has a long way to go to adapt its infrastructures for people in this category. Pets are generally not allowed in Parisian hotels, but this is not the case at the Scribe. In fact, the establishment welcomes all sorts of small pets and there is even a special menu for them.


    • Shuttle bus
    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      beauty salon, keep fit, sauna, hammam, massage, spa, Turkish bath, wellness

    • Sports equipment

      fitness, gym, sports

    • Animals allowed
    • Hairdresser
    • Whirlpool bath
    • Safe
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Meeting room


    • The location in the heart of Paris and not far from the Opera
    • The rich history of the hotel, a place that was loved by the Lumière brothers, Joséphine Baker, and Frank Capa
    • The spa with its Lancôme institute


    • The cold welcome

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