Paris isn’t only for the romantic getaways. It is also the perfect city for some serious shopping. This fashion districts holds the most prestigious fashion shows every year. No wonder all high-end brands have a shop in Paris. The area around the Champs-Elysées is filled with shoppers looking for a new outfit or the perfect design. We have found for you the easiest way to spend the night after some serious shopping.
Just a few steps from the Champs-Elysées, on the famous Faubourg Saint-Honoré, we found an authentic Haussmann hotel in natural stone. Hotel Friedland has an ideal location for those who love shopping or who visit Paris for the first time. It is right in the city center between the Champs-Elysées and the Arc De Triomphe. From some of the rooms you even have a view on the arc. Besides this great location, we also enjoyed the service called ‘happy culture’. Happy culture is a service that is used in all 5 hotels of the Madeho group in Paris. It is personalized in every hotel but if you are a guest in one of the hotels you can use this service in all the hotels that are a part of happy culture.
Happy culture is created so that every stay is a happy one. In hotel Friedland this includes a macaroon on arrival, a candy bar in the lobby with French delicacies, Nespresso coffee machine in the lobby, phone charger, umbrellas and the concierge service. Besides all this, the mini bar with soft drinks and water is included in the room price. And for the families, kids under 3 years old can stay for free. If you are like us and you get lost easily, the hotel also offers small pocket Wi-Fi devices for 2 euro a day so that you can always find your way back.
After a lot of French candy for Stéphanie we went to check out the room. We stayed in the triple room deluxe which has a queen size bed and a convertible sofa. The bathrooms could use an update but nevertheless this is a great room to have on this location in Paris. The Hotel Champs-Elysées Friedland has 40 rooms in a Parisian style with warm and refined hues.
After a good night’s rest, we were surprised that we didn’t hear any noise from the busy street. We were a little late and found ourselves in the busy period of the breakfast. The breakfast area is quite small for the hotel and since we were later than normal we had to wait to find a spot. We had a talk with the reception and they assured us that the lobby and the breakfast area aren’t normally this busy. Make sure you go on time during weekends.
Price wise and location wise this is a good option to check out Paris. We enjoyed the happy culture service and the fact that you store your luggage in any hotel that is a part of happy culture.
Have you ever stayed in a happy culture hotel?