Four Seasons George V – Paris
No I didn’t stay there. Wish I could afford to though. I’m a great fan of the Four Seasons brand. I’ve been lucky enough to stay in their hotels a few times and found the stays to be pretty breathtaking. Service is impeccable, the facilities amazing and the prices bordering on astronomical.
We tested this when we recently visited Paris. The Four Seasons George V is not far from the Champs Elysees and the Avenue George V. The lobby area is just extraordinary combining 17th Century tapestries with contemporary tastefulness.
The bar area seemed quite busy so we headed for the courtyard which is overlooked by the hotel rooms in the center of the hotel. No sign of a menu. It always worries me being seated at a bar or restaurant without knowing what the prices will be. We agreed that we would pay up to 20 euros for a cocktail. Surely it couldn’t be more than that. They gauge it pretty well because after we were seated at a beautiful table overlooking the bizarre central floral display we opened the menu and found that cocktails were 24 euros each. We decided that the best value would be a bottle of wine, the cheapest being a Poilly Furmee for 65 euros.
Service was amazingly friendly and attentive. Nibbles of olives and nuts were replaced regularly and time was passed extremely pleasantly. We asked for some tap water and were bought a bottle of Evian. ‘This is our tap water’ the waitress remarked. Sensing our worries she said ‘There is no charge of course for water’.
We both remarked that this was probably the best value 65 euros that we spent in Paris, room rates are around the 500 euro mark which initially seem expensive but if the quality is as good as the bar area it will definately be worth researching next time we visit.