Hotel Review: Hotel Barriere Le Fouquet’s Paris
The Hotel Barriere Le Fouquet’s Paris is one of the most exclusive hotels in the city. In this extensive hotel review, I’ll explain what you can expect of staying here!
In the last years, I not only had the chance to live in Paris, but also to stay at various luxury hotels in the city of love. Those include the InterContinental Le Grand Paris, the Le Bristol Paris, the Hotel Molitor Paris and more.
- Classification: Five Stars
- Room Category: Junior Suite
- Month of Stay: April
Thus, I was really looking forward to seeing how the Hotel Barriere Le Fouquet’s Paris would compare. It’s a member of the Leading Hotels of the Word and located right by the Champs Elysees – high expectations are something the hotel has to deal with!
Junior Suite at the Hotel Barriere Le Fouquet’s Paris
Thanks to a Leaders Club membership, the booking for a Standard Room was upgraded to a lovely Junior Suite, which immediately made a luxurious and good impression on me.
The design is a good mix of modern elements and a somewhat historic touch.
The bed is the focal point of the room, not only due to its size, but also because of the ten pillows waiting on it.
As you’d expect, there are two nightstands as well as a flat-screen television in the room. Below the latter, there’s the spacious working desk with a fairly comfortable chair.
Here, you can also find a tablet with lots of information about the hotel as well as controls of the temperature in the room, the lights and so on.
Closer to the window, the Junior Suite comes with a seating area with a couch, an armchair and a small table.
A small welcome gift was also already waiting in the room.
The enterance area is also worth mentioning as there’s a walkable wardrobe of the smaller kind, but still a really practical space.
Here, you can also find the complimentary coffee machine and minibar (softdrinks and snacks).
Also in the entrance area, there’s the toilet in a separate room. Oddly, that’s the norm for French hotels and flats.
The main bathroom is on the other side of the main room and even comes with daylight, making it the nicest bathroom I’ve ever seen in a Parisian hotel.
There’s a double vanity with lots of marble and a large mirror.
Opposite, there’s an amazing baththub with its own television.
Obviously, there’s also a really nice shower with two shower heads.
Last but not least, the fairly quiet view of a side street with some nice trees is worth noting.
All in all, I’d say that the rooms at the Hotel Barriere Le Fouquet’s Paris are really nice and definitely nicer than for example at the Waldorf Astoria Versailles.
Breakfast at the Hotel Barriere Le Fouquet’s Paris
Breakfast is another really nice affair at the Fouquet Barriere Paris. Served in the hotel’s famous restaurant (which was severly damaged lately), there’s a rather small, but high quality buffet with all the usual choices.
Plus, there’s the option of ordering fresh entrees from a menu. There’s basically all available from savory to sweet and freshly squeezed juices and coffee drinks are offered as well. Definitely a nice way to start into the day!
Pool & Gym at the Hotel Barriere Le Fouquet’s Paris
The Hotel Barriere Le Fouquet’s Paris is a special property in many ways. While the gym is a tad small, there’s high-quality and modern equipment – it was just a litte too crowded to take a picture. The pool though is a different story as it’s definitely one of the coolest hotel pools I’ve ever exeperienced at a city hotel, from the color to the whole design.
Furthermore, the whole area is just amazing with a small spa pool area with some whirlpools in one corner.
There are also a coffee machine as well as some complimentary snacks available here.
Next to the pool area, there’s also an area with a sauna and a steambath.
All of this is complemented by a really cozy relaxation room.
Honestly, this is just an amazing spa for a city hotel – really well done!
Overall impressions of the Hotel Barriere Le Fouquet’s Paris
Paris is an incredibly expensive city for luxury hotels and this is obviously true for the Hotel Barriere Le Fouquet’s as well. Nevertheless, I thought that the value for the money was way better than in other luxury hotels as this property is really nice from the room design to the bathrooms to the pool to the free minibar. If you want to splurge for a stay in the city of love, the Fouquet Barriere Paris definitely is a good choice!