Hotel Le 123 Elysees - Paris 4 star hotel
This 4 Star boutique hotel is suitable for the disabled, has family rooms, offers room service, buffet breakfast, bar, an Open Bar with free soft drinks and snacks every afternoon, plus each room has complementary toiletries, bathrobes etc, a courtesy tray, iPod dock, minibar with free soft drinks, free WiFi and more.
About Hotel Le 123 Elysees
Located in the chic 8th Arrondissement the hotel was originally called the 123 Faubourg St Honore after its address and the road it is situated on, yet has since changed its name to Hotel Le 123 Elysees, which is actually very fitting considering that the official residence of the French President, the Palais de l'Elysee, is also on the same street.
Part of the Astotel Hotel Group, this 4 Star hotel in Paris was originally designed by the Maidenberg Architecture company, who are specialists in interior design and architecture for hotels and have worked on many different projects throughout the city since the 1990s.
Like a boutique hotel, in keeping with its surroundings close to many of the luxury names and top fashion houses, it was first completely re-designed back in 2004 with haute couture in mind, but still keeping some of the original features of the building.
In 2016 another partial refurbishment was undertaken, and spread over six floors, each room is different and unique, and forgetting the lift for a minute, using the staircase is an unusual experience in itself with exposed brickwork on the walls, plus the breakfast room just off the lobby is more like a restaurant dining room with a glitzy bar.
Hotel Le 123 Elysees Facilities
The entire Hotel Le 123 Elysees is air conditioned and has high speed free WiFi throughout, plus you will find a 24 hour reception with multilingual staff able to help you get the most out of your stay, whether it be making a restaurant reservation, organising tickets for a museum or one of the shows in Paris and so on.
For those of you arriving prior to check-in time, you may be pleased to know that there is a luggage room and luggage hold service, plus this four star hotel offers a laundry and dry cleaning service operated by an outside company for additional charges depending upon your requirements and an iron plus ironing board are available from reception upon request.
Room service is also available, not just for breakfast, but there is also an in-room menu card, and being that this is an Astotel Hotel, you can enjoy the added benefit of their Open Bar concept, where every afternoon within the lobby area you will find free soft drinks and snacks laid out for their guests. In addition, even if you are visiting tourist attractions in Paris, out shopping or have been to a meeting, you can still take advantage of this on the Asto Tour option at one of their other hotels located within the city.
When it comes to relaxation, there is a lounge area by the lobby, plus you have the bar where you can enjoy a drink while catching up with the news via one of the international papers available or with friends and family back home via the free WiFi.
Breakfast at Hotel Le 123 Elysees is served buffet style between 7am and 10:30am within the dining room located just off the lobby, which is also where the bar is located, although as we mentioned earlier, you can request room service for breakfast if you wish.
Some of the delights on offer include cereals, yoghurts, fresh fruit, bread, baguettes, croissants and pastries with accompaniments such as jams, plus there are an assortment of cheeses, cold cuts and salad, even sometimes salmon, along with hot choices like scrambled eggs, bacon and crepes in addition to hot beverages, and fresh fruit juices, etc.
Rooms at the Hotel Le 123 Elysees
Each of the 41 rooms at Hotel Le 123 Elysees has been individually designed, some of them even having four poster beds, others with balconies, some with unusual shaped rooms or sloped ceilings and so on. All have parquet flooring, soundproofing and double glazing, individually controlled air conditioning or heating and a bathroom with either a bath or shower plus a hairdryer, magnifying mirror, complementary toiletries, bathrobes and slippers for added comfort.
The rooms are laid out as singles, standard doubles or twins of approximately 17 metres squared and superior doubles or twins at around 21 metres squared. Then there are the privilege double rooms, which are the top category and most spacious at around 27 metres squared that have a chair convertible to a bed, or an extra bed can also be added to these rooms upon request for additional charges making these suitable for 3 people.
Yet being this is a family friendly hotel, there are also what this hotel classes as Family rooms, which are two adjoining rooms, each having its own bathroom, etc and are designed for 4 people. A baby cot can also be supplied subject to availability, with a child under the age of 2 being completely free of charge, although you would need to consider what type of room you book due to the size and space restrictions in some.
Facilities within each room include a desk with lamp, personal safe, direct dial telephone, an iPod docking station, USB point, free WiFi, a flat screen TV with satellite channels, a mini bar with free soft drinks and a courtesy tray with kettle for tea and coffee, although some of the rooms also have a coffee machine as well.
Access to Hotel Le 123 Elysees
Situated within the 8th Arrondissement, when it comes to reaching this Astotel 4 Star hotel via public transport in Paris, you will find that the nearest Metro station is the Saint-Philippe du Roule stop serving line 9. However, on the Champs Elysees itself, the two nearest Metro stations are the Franklin D Roosevelt stop serving lines 1 and 9 or the George V stop serving line 1.
Whereas walking in a westerly direction, you will get to the Arc de Triomphe where you will find the Charles de Gaulle - Etoile train station serving the RER A line along with being a Metro station for lines 1, 2 and 6.
In addition, for those of you wishing to go to Charles de Gaulle Airport or Orly Airport, located on the Avenue Carnot by the Place Charles de Gaule you have a bus stop for Le Bus Direct Line 1 to CDG and Le Bus Direct Line 2 for Orly. Alternatively, the Hotel Le 123 Elysees can also organise private airport transfers and shuttle services for you, for additional charges.
Now when it comes to the regular Paris Buses, you will find that Bus Lines 52 and 93 are the closest to the Hotel Le 123 Elysees, however the bus lines 22, 28, 32, 42, 43, 73 and 80 along with the Noctilien Night Bus Lines N01, N02, N11, N24 and N53 will all get you within walking distance.