Situated in the heart of Paris, the grand 19th century facade of the Normandy Hotel conceals an interior equally as lavish. With its marble colonnades, scroll staircase and a storied Belle Époque restaurant and bar, the hotel is a Parisian institution whose name is synonymous with luxury and elegance. Offering complimentary newspapers in the lobby, a dry cleaning and laundry service as well as a 24-hour reception, the hotel provides a stylish and convenient base from which to explore the City of Light. The hotel's restaurant, Il Palazzo, with its 7 metre high ceiling, has been carefully renovated under the direction of Marc Dumas.
Located close to the stylish Rue de Rivoli, the Normandy Hotel is a short walk from the Louvre, which houses one of the world's greatest collections of art. The department store, Printemps Louvre, is open daily until 8 pm and offers the finest in luxury brands. The neighborhood is home to such temples of French gastronomy as Guy Martin's Grand Véfour, Thierry Marx's Sur Mesure and Alain Dutournier's Carré des Feuillants. The magnificent gothic cathedral of Notre Dame with its flying buttresses and scowling gargoyles is also close by as are the Tuileries Gardens, which lay opposite the Musée d'Orsay on the left bank of the Seine.
The staff was friendly and helpful. Great location.
It seems as if the hotel hasn't been updated since the 1940's. The entire facility could use a facelift. A 2 star facilities with a 4 star staff.
I staid at this hotel in 1981. Today the place llks exactly the same. Old furniture!!! Need to remove old wallpaper!! Hotel has 4 stars due tothe lication Will not staythere again
The people were great, the rooms were quaint, The bar was pretty You can not beat their location 40 steps to the Louvre'. The bed was uncomfortable and small.
The bar was expensive, The rooms need over hauling, wall paper peeling from the walls, the paint had not been touched in years and the shower door and towel holders were falling off the walls.
1. Great location: close to Louvre, metro, and places to eat. Great for being able to explore many parts of Paris by walking or taking the close metro line. The nearby Metro stop can also take you to the train station quickly which is very helpful. 2. Staff: Very kind and helpful, patient, understanding, and are very knowledgable. They made out first stay in Paris much better. 3. Overall: Good hotel for a trip to Paris if you want to see a lot in a short time due to location. Also, if you are unfamiliar with Paris, the staff are very good and will help you find your way around, buy tickets to shows, get to museums, find places to eat, and do anything else you want to do in such a wonderful city. Really enjoyed my stay, besides the room (Rooms are clean though).
1. Misleading: I'm sure the hotel was nice, many years ago. The entrance and lobby are actually quite nice (as you can see by the pictures), but the rooms are literally falling apart. 2. Broken faucet (would not drain water), Broken shower (the water sprayer would not stay up high enough, so unless you are 4ft tall or a small child showering is a difficult task resulting in a bathroom filled with water, Broken door (bathroom door would not close, annoying if staying with family) 3. Room: Hot (no air conditioning), very old looking (and smelling) 4. 4 stars or 2 stars?: The hotel is advertised as 4 stars (outside the hotel you can also see 4 bright shining stars) but should be 2 stars until the facilities are improved. However, with such a great location and service, I can see how it was 4 stars. Years later, It is 2 (maybe 3 if you get a nice room). After renovation this hotel will be worthy of 4 stars and will be the perfect hotel for a leisure or business trip to Paris.
Staff are nice. Location is excellent. Exterior of the building is nice.
Aside from the lobby, the interior of the building needs an update. No A/C and the high temperatures during my stay were in the mid 80s. There should have been a fan in the room.
Proximity to tourist spots; very efficient and pleasant cleaning staff and maintenance men
My friend and my daughter both complained that the two concierges they dealt with when we were there for 4 days and 3 nights were neither helpful nor pleasant.
The hotel was central to all the main attractions. The concierge was very helpful in getting tickets for the Moulin Rouge.
Hotel lounge bar was a little bit expensive.
Good location, warm reception
Leaking WC Run down bathroom (tiles suck to the wall with brown tape) No separate WC separated with plastic curtain Dirty, greasy walls, No double bed, but two singles stuck together ( NOT comfortable) Broken furniture (legs of the seats in the first room were loose, dangerous) Too hot. Central heating could not be turned off. This was not a **** star hotelroom, not by any standard .
Very spacious & well maintained room, close to the heart of the tourist attractions, and very friendly staff.