Hotel Raphael Paris, located near the Arc de Triomphe with views of the Eiffel Tower from certain suites, is a 5-star luxury hotel located in Paris, France’s 16th arrondissement. We stayed here in a Signature Suite during part of our time in Paris and enjoyed views of the city, a sprawling four-room suite, access to one of Paris’ best rooftops, and so much more. Plus, we were near great shopping, fine dining, nightlife, and plenty to do, all within walking distance. The hotel boasts several concierges with prestigious Les Clefs d’Or, golden keys, which means they have some of the best staff on Earth. Here’s why we loved our time at Hotel Raphael Paris.
Hotel Raphael Paris
Location: Paris, France
Address: 17 avenue Kléber
Rating: 5-Star Hotel
Staff Helpfulness & Friendliness: 5/5
Room Amenities: 5/5
Room and Bed Comfort: 5/5
Valet Parking: Yes
Pool & Hot Tubs: N/A
Proximity to Other Points of Interest: 5/5
Arrival at Hotel Raphael Paris
Upon arrival, hotel staff filed out and assisted us with our luggage, guided us inside, and swiftly checked us in. Everything was seamless and in no time at all, a member of the staff was showing us around our suite, ensuring our comfort, and inviting us to call or visit the front desk should we need anything at all. This was a great relief, because by the time we arrived to this leg of our journey, after exploring Bavaria, we were exhausted!
Ambience of Hotel Raphael Paris
The hotel itself is very classic Parisian in style. With bold red and black decor, touches of gold toned metals, dark woods, and white marble, every space of this hotel was luxuriously and tastefully appointed. From thick brocade curtains with silk fringe and botanical motifs to numerous displays of fresh flowers in every common area changed daily and large paintings, the hotel was lovely in every way.
The rooftop is not only a bar and restaurant, but also a great spot to see the Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, and parts of Paris. The views here were fantastic, and it was a great way to enjoy unobstructed views of the city. Plus, both times we visited this space, there were only one or two other couples here, making it feel that much intimate and private.
Our Suite & Its Ameneties
Our suite, like much of the hotel, was red and ornately decorated. The entryway had plenty of space to hang coats and bags, and space to store shoes to keep the suite clean. The main sitting room had a very large desk and chair, a balcony that faced the Eiffel Tower, a pull-out couch, a large table, a floor to ceiling mirror, and several plush chairs. Waiting for us in our suite was Raphael Hotel branded boxed mineral water and an assortment of macarons that were refreshed daily.
Beyond the sitting room was a bedroom that could be partitioned from the rest of the suite by a floor to ceiling silk curtain. Inside the bedroom was a king-sized bed, handcarved nightstands, and a massive floor to ceiling walk-in-closet with a large safe, dozens of hangers, plenty of drawer space, and numerous extra pillows and blankets. Several large paintings hung on the walls and numerous antique pieces of furniture, all handcarved, made the space feel more relaxed.
The bathroom was technically two additional rooms. A massive bathtub, standing shower, assortment of slippers and plush robes, organic toiletries, and towel warmed made our stay more comfortable, and the massive window that allowed the breeze into our bathroom was the perfect window through which to watch the Eiffel Tower’s lights at night while soaking in a relaxing bubble bath.
Every night, our suite was attended to by the hotel’s turndown service, and it seemed there was always some surprise or another waiting in our hotel suite, from champagne and chocolates to fresh flowers or more macarons and tea.
Final Thoughts on Our Stay
We loved staying at Hotel Raphael Paris. Everything from our arrival to our departure was effortless, just as it should be, and the hotel staff not only knew our names upon arrival but went far above and beyond to secure us seats at a fully booked restaurant as well as a reservation to shop at the notoriously busy Louis Vuitton Paris flagship store. Whether we needed last-minute gluten-free snacks, directions, or help carrying in our shopping, the hotel staff took it upon themselves to make sure we never had to lift a finger.
The food was phenomenal, our suite was delightful, the views were stunning, and everything here couldn’t have been more perfect and romantic. If you’re looking for a hotel stay that’s the very definition of Parisian charm, look no further than Hotel Raphael Paris.