December 28, 2015

Review: Hilton Paris La Defense

Flying Etihad A380 First Apartment to Dubai and Qatar Airways A380 First Class to Paris

Finnair Business Class, Stockholm-Helsinki
Hilton Helsinki
Finnair Business Class, Helsinki-London
Malaysia Airlines Golden Lounge (LHR)
Etihad First & Business Class Lounge, Heathrow (LHR)
Etihad A380 First Apartment, London-Abu Dhabi
Etihad Arrivals Lounge, Abu Dhabi T3, (AUH)
2 Days in Dubai
Dubai International First Class Lounge (DXB)
Qatar Airways First Class, Dubai-Doha
Qatar Airways Al Safwa First Lounge (DOH)
Qatar Airways A380 First Class, Doha-Paris
Hilton Paris La Defense
American Airlines Admirals Club, Paris (CDG)
Cathay Pacific First & Business Class Lounge, Paris (CDG)
Finnair Business Class, Paris-Helsinki
Finnair Premium Lounge, Helsinki (HEL)
Finnair Business Class, Helsinki-Stockholm



Hilton Paris La Defense

Date of stay: December 6-7, 2015
Address: 2 Place De la Defense CNIT - BP 210 Paris
Nightly Rate: 1403 SEK (got complimentary breakfast as a Diamond member)

Reception

Hilton Paris La Defense reception

Room

Hilton Paris La Defense Room 324

Work table with complimentary wifi in the room

Room 324

Bathroom with toiletries from Peter Thomas Roth

Toilet

Bathtub/whirlpool

Shower

Coffee and Tea making facility

A copy of the New Testament, shoeshine kit

Bathrobes and safety box

Ironing board and flat iron inside the wardrobe

Mini bar

View

From my room, I had a view of the Village de Noel (Christmas market) as well as the Les Quatre Temps building

Upon check in, I was given a drink voucher which I could use at the Tangerine Bar

Hilton Paris La Defense welcome gift

I wanted to visit the city during this one night stay in Paris so I decided to just leave my things after checking in and take the metro to Arc De Triomphe which is just one stop away by RER A from the hotel. When I came back to the hotel in the evening, I was surprised to receive a welcome gift which consisted of a bottle of Chateau Frontenac Bordeaux, 2 bottles of Evian, a bowl of salad and some desserts. Fantastic! I still haven't used my drink voucher by that time but since I already got more than I expected, I didn't go to the Tangerine Bar anymore.

Fitness Center

Located on the 5th floor is a fitness center that is open 24 hours.

Breakfast Buffet at Côté Parvis Brasserie

Hilton Paris La Defense breakfast buffet

Hilton Paris La Defense breakfast buffet

Hilton Paris La Defense breakfast buffet

Hilton Paris La Defense breakfast buffet

Hilton Paris La Defense breakfast buffet

View

View from the elevator (and possibly room views as well)

Grande Arche de  La Defense near the hotel

"Thumb" by Cesar Baldaccini located outside the hotel

CONCLUSION

Needing a place to stay in Paris for one night a few weeks ago, I decided to book a room at the Hilton Paris La Defense. The hotel is located a bit outside of the city center although I did not have any problem with that since the nearest subway station is just a few minutes walk away. I was helped by Marie with the check in process which went very well. I told her it was my first stay as a Diamond member and was really excited about staying in their hotel. I initially asked for a room with a view of the Grande Arche but since there was none available, I was given a room facing the Christmas market which was a nice view as well. The surprise amenity gift I got when I came back to the hotel was really appreciated. I also enjoyed the food on the breakfast buffet which offered an extensive choice and tasted great. I don't travel to Paris that often but when I get the chance again, this will definitely be one of my choices. To all the staff of Hilton Paris La Defense who made my one night stay in Paris so memorable, Merci Beaucoup!


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