Radisson Blu Le Dokhan’s Hotel, Paris Trocadero Hotel Review
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I was sitting on 300k points from all the Club Carlson promotions and since Club Carlson has shown intention to change the award structure I felt it's time to burn some points.
Paris already has a number of Radisson Blu hotels. Several at 50,000 and one at 75,000 points.
The Radisson Blu Le Dokhan's Hotel is a really small hotel with 40 rooms and feels indeed like a boutique hotel.
Location (Sightseeing, Airport, Business) Given the information on Flyertalk chose the Le Dhokan's which is close to the Eiffel Tower, although is a bit removed from the central locations in Paris. Trocadero is a very urban neighborhood with many Brasseries and it's also close to Bois de Boulogne - Paris biggest Park. Check-In (Friendliness, Efficiency) The hotel has had a number of good reviews based on the friendliness and attitude of the staff. I indeed found them warm and hospitable. It's almost like in a family run hotel. My room wasn't ready in the morning but at 2 PM - the regular check-in time. I also received a complimentary upgrade from a Classic Room to a Business Room which while not huge was ok in size. Common Areas (Lobby, Restaurants, Pool, Gym) There are no common areas besides the lobby really. It's really small and the building is formed a bit like the flatiron building. It's very chic and stylish though with new but classic looking furniture. The hotel elevator is made of Louis Vuitton bags. It also opens in a quite funky way - certainly very stylish. Rooms (Cleanliness, Space provided) The room itself was well appointed. However it's built in a 'classic' environment. That means old equipment that is tired but still useable. The AC did not cope well with the 90+ degrees heat during the days and the front desk was not able to help it. That seems to be a common issue in the hotel.
Sleeping (Mattress, Comfort level, Noise) The mattress was way too soft and had one of those extra soft mattress layers on top making it even warmer. Certainly not my style. Food (Breakfast, Executive Lounge, other food & drinks) I did not eat in the hotel given the fantastic options just outside towards Place de Victor Hugo. Overall Another classic hotel which I did not like too much. While it looks cozy the hardware is just creaky and can't put out a modern hotel product. The staff is indeed warm and helpful and is trying to make up for the shortcomings. Regular rates were EUR 240 or 50,000 Club Carlson points for the stay. It's a good choice for Paris if you can oversee the flaws and have a number of Club Carlson points. The location is really good for Eiffel tower visits and is a true Paris' neighborhood. I'm not sure if I would come back though, it's just not my kind of hotel.Book the Blu Le Dokhan's Hotel, Paris here.