This place used to be better. I visited this hotel multiple times in the last couple of years, and I can confidently say that due to the worsening of the service and accommodation, Melia Royal Alma Boutique Hotel is losing its standard.
I have been to this hotel twice in the past four years and unfortunately everything seems to be regressing.The service used to be much better:the rooms were cleaner and the room service and amenities were better. Now, the hotel is becoming very old and requires harsh renovation.
Nonetheless, it is a great boutique hotel in the heart of Paris, sitting 5 minutes away from the Champs Elysées, in a calm neighborhood where you can always find a place to park.The first time I visited this hotel, I was really happy. There offered chocolate squares on the bed, the weather predictions for next day, a towel on the floor, a bathrobe and slippers, though small things, they made me come again. Yet, those add-ons all had disappeared in 2010.
The breakfast is purely French and pleasant. The lobby is old though, and contains dirty couches. A couple of thousands will likely be spent on this hotel before it loses all its clientele.
The description that fits this hotel is: The neoclassical building which houses the Meliá Royal Alma is located on the right bank of the Seine, halfway between the Champs Elysées and the Eiffel Tower, in the fashion design district. Its spacious rooms and highly personalised yet discrete service ensure an unforgettable stay in a refined new universe. Well communicated by train & metro, and close to the International Airports of Orly (20 km) & Charles de Gaulle (35 km).