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The Chess Hotel

4.0 of 5 6 Rue du Helder, 75009 Paris, France
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An excellent property with super helpful staff, close to public transport, good restaurants and within walking distance from some tourist attractions and great shopping. A piece of advise to first-time visitors. Don't be put off by the (slightly narrow) entrance. Once you are in hotel lobby, you will be pleasantly surprised by the tastefully done up interiors and the helpful... More 

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Stéphanie B, Directeur général at The Chess Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Csaikat22, Thank you very much for taking the time to post this very detailed review on your recent experience with us. I was very happy to read your lovely description of our rooms, products and our facilities, especially our incognito entrance, and our ideal location. Furthermore, I was delighted to hear that we have succeeded in creating a memorable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

just returned from a couple of days in Paris for my wife's 50th I booked this hotel on the back of good reviews on this site and we wasn't disappointed. We were greeted on arrival with a smile and shown to our room. The room was immaculate with a large comfortable bed, a nice bowl of fruit and the coffee... More 

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Stéphanie B, Directeur général at The Chess Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Russell P, First of all, we would like to thank you for choosing The Chess Hotel Opera for your recent trip to Paris to celebrate such a special occasion. The entire team of The Chess Hotel sets very high goals for guest satisfaction, and it is so gratifying to hear that you have enjoyed the special attentions in your... More 

Budapest
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Owners of the hotel did not spare money when making the hotel. All the materials used are the highest grades, interior has very nice design. Location is excellent. As always in Paris rooms are not cheap and small, but this hotel at least is truly nice.

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Stéphanie B, Directeur général at The Chess Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Miklos K, Thank you very much for taking the time to post this review on your experience with us. I was very happy to read your lovely description of our rooms, products and our facilities, and that you appreciated the fine decor especially made for us by Gilles & Boissier during our renovation that took place in 2013/2014.. It... More 

Cape Town
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102 reviews 102 reviews
38 hotel reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed my first stay so much that I returned later in the week after a study programme at INSEAD in Fontainebleau. Super convenient location, in between 3 metro stops that each service different lines and movie theaters around the corner if you wish to catch a late night movie in English ... you possibly could. Nice lunch spot with healthy... More 

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Stéphanie B, Directeur général at The Chess Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Daisylu2005, First of all, we would like to thank you for choosing The Chess Hotel Opera for both of your recent trips to Paris. The entire team of The Chess Hotel sets very high goals for guest satisfaction, and it is so gratifying to hear that you have enjoyed the special attention for your late check out. Our incognito... More 

Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
14 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Located just off the Rue Des Italiens (or close proximity to) is this wonderful chic hotel, with wonderful decor and fantastic facilities. The rooms were so well done, with so much mood lighting, the bathroom was fantastic, with its chess board tiling and huge shower! Everything was so good at this hotel. The location is so very good, i walked... More 

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Stéphanie B, Directeur général at The Chess Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Immyl, On behalf of the entire team of The Chess Hotel Opera, I would like to thank you for posting this review which totally made our day! We were so happy to read your detailed description of our premises and we have already relayed your compliments to concierges, Front desk clerks and waiters who were thrilled by your kind... More 

London, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I stayed here with my partner for New Years and it was a fantastic hotel. The hotel was great and so was the location. Very clean and tidy, rooms are excellent, extremely helpful staff and just a all round fantastic hotel. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone staying in Paris. It was also very close to the Metro... More 

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Stéphanie B, Directeur général at The Chess Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kelly H, Thank you very much for taking the time the post such a nice review on Tripadvisor! At The Chess Hotel Opera, we truly believe that our people make the difference and we are most grateful to receive your compliments on the top notch service. We are very happy to hear that you had a great holiday trip... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We stayed at The Chess Hotel for a weekend break. The hotel is situated in a very central location with cinemas, restaurants, cafes, bistros and shops all within walking distance. The hotel is easily accessible via metro and bus. The hotel was chic with a black and white mininal decor. The continental breakfast has a good variety to suit your... More 

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Stéphanie B, Directeur général at The Chess Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review on your recent stay at The Chess Hotel Opera! Your compliments are the best reward for our whole team, who strives to provide a great service at all times and we are glad we met your expectations. It is also with particular attention that... More 

Haute-Savoie, France
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Found the hotel by chance - delighted to have done so. Travelled with 10 & 12 year old. Staff were great as were the rooms and the beds and bathrooms were excellent and outstanding by Parisian Hotel room standards (-: Spoilt for choice with restaurants around the hotel including the Olympia - small resto but great service and very good... More 

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Stéphanie B, Directeur général at The Chess Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Paul S, What a great pleasure to read your very nice review about The Chess Hotel further to your stay 4 months ago! We hope you will choose The Chess Hotel again for a future stay in Paris, so you have a chance to try our tea-time including Mariage Frères tea and Popelini delicious choux buns, and our room-service... More 

Sofia, Bulgaria
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

The hotel is perfectly located, Opera is 3 minutes walk away as well as the nearest metro station, but actually everything is within walking distance. Rooms are very well furnished, big beds, nice bathrooms and they get cleaned and tidied twice a day. The staff is polite and helpful. Breakfast was also of great quality despite the not so great... More 

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Stéphanie B, Directeur général at The Chess Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Paicheto, Thank you very much for taking the time of writing these kind words on Tripadvisor about The Chess Hotel further to your recent stay with us. You seem to have enjoyed the experience as a whole, from the location to the style of decor, from the level of service to our breakfast. This is wonderful to read such... More 

Canterbury, England, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

this is the fourth time i hace stayed here in a month, i am in Paris on business, and i have fallen in love with this hotel!!! the staff are wonderful, they are so helpful, and are all multi lingual. they are only too happy to help - nothing is too much trouble!!! the rooms are larger and better equiped... More 

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Stéphanie B, Directeur général at The Chess Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jasen C, Thank you so much for taking the time of writing such a nice and detailed review about The Chess Hotel on Tripadvisor! The team and myself are so happy that you have found the ideal place, your home away from home, to stay with your partner while in Paris. The best attention has been dedicated to the... More 

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Address: 6 Rue du Helder, 75009 Paris, France
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Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Opera / Bourse
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Chess Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 50
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The neighborhood around Opéra and Bourse is a belle époque paradise of grand boulevards, refined arcades, and mass-market art-nouveau entertainment. Here, modern day workers continue to take advantage of the legacy that nobility and finance left in the 19th century. Brightly-lit brasseries, theaters, and cinemas sit side by side with French bistros predominating in one area and Japanese restaurants in another. The area is most famous for the Palais Garnier opera house and glamorous department stores.