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“Central location, close to everything” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Pavillon Opera
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   38, rue de l'Echiquier | 10 Arr., 75010 Paris, France   |  
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Ranked #1,194 of 1,794 Hotels in Paris
Romney Marsh, Kent
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“Central location, close to everything”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We did a Eurostar train and hotel package and decided on this hotel as it was central to all the important tourist spots and not too expensive. We knew it was in a more bohemian part of the capital, slightly rundown and ragged around the edges and unfortunately the area the hotel is situated in is not the most salubrious. However the hotel was fab; breakfast was a good range buffet of hot and cold foods. Our room was good and very clean. The lift is a brilliant, one of those old wrought iron, double door affairs. The reception staff were excellent; all spoke very good English and were incredibly helpful with lots of tips/advice on what to see, when. Its easy to get to from the Gare de Nord, either walking (about 20-30 minutes when reading the map) or getting the metro to the St Denis stop and literally walking 3 minutes. The area the hotel is in is a melting pot of dozens of different nationalities. There are loads of bars and restaurants around the hotel for dinner in the evening; the Hippopotamus (I know its a chain) was 5 minutes walk away going towards the Bonne Nouvelle metro but did really good, freshly made dishes. We stayed for 4 nights and would definitely recommend this hotel for its location alone but as part of a competitive Eurostar package it was excellent. The one drawback and hence why its only 4 star is that either the walls are thin or some of the other guests have no idea on how to talk/behave in a hotel room as on one early evening in particular we could most definitely hear the conversation of our neighbours.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We had originally booked the hotel pavillon for 2 nights however due to rennovations, we were told that there were no rooms available for the 1st night. The hotel staff were very friendly and did book us a room for the hotel hor which was not too far away. They paid for our transport there and back, and also paid for our breakfast even though we had not booked this in our room rate. We did spend the second night in the hotel pavillon. We stayed in room 501 which was an executive room. The room itself was huge and clean. The hotel itself is very charming however could do with an upgrade to most things such as furnishings, carpets etc...The hotel is situated in a good area with lots of shops, bars and cafes a stone throws away. Good but could be great

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

The Pavillon Opera has a beautiful historic dining room. But unfortunately that is where the charm ends. Our stay was not bad it just contained no joy. The rooms are a bit drab. I wouldn't rate then 4 star, toiletries and disposables are as cheep as the hotel can get away with, the air con is a little touch and go and we were unable to maintain a constant temperature. We also had a child's bassinet in our room that looked like it had seen better days.
The staff were great, the food ok, and the rooms clean. The hotel just lacked charm (except for the historic dining room).

Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Stamford, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

My partner and I stayed here for 3 nights 2 weeks ago. We read the previous reviews so were unsure of what to expect. In our opinion....what a Gem! The hotel is a 15 minute walk from Gare du Nord. The staff are friendly and efficient, if you arrive early or need to leave late they will happily hold onto your luggage for you. You are provided with a map of Paris on check in. Situated just a two minute walk from Bonne Nouvelle metro station with the metro simple to use and an easy way to get around Paris. However if you want to walk everywhere it is perfectly located too. The room had tea and coffee making facilities, a fridge, a safe, free wifi( you pick up the code on a daily basis from reception), sat tv, hairdryer, iron, bath and shower, king size bed. To be honest If you want somewhere to stay to spend all your time in with 5 star service and facilities then this is not the place, why bother. However If you want somewhere to rest your weary body after sampling the incredible delights of this city then this is just perfect. It is clean, the breakfast is an all you can eat buffet, it is friendy and had everything we needed. We will stay here on our next visit and will reccommend it to friends and family.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

This hotel is in an interesting location: lively and central (but not near the opera!) The room we had was quite spacious with a bathroom that was very clean and recently refurbished. We had use of a safe free of charge, and there was a fridge in the wardrobe with a strange request 'not to put any of your own food in it for hygiene reasons'. We were puzzled as to why it was there as it was not a minibar and we used it anyway.
The breakfast was very good and served in a beautiful dining room. The hotel has a small bar but there was nobody else in it when we went down for an evening drink. There was no mini-gym (signposted in the hotel) and a strange basement computer room where I think you could access the internet using a credit card.
Staff were friendly and helpful, and the general atmosphere was very good. The only negative point was the fact that we could hear our next-door neighbours as if they were in the room with us. I think connecting rooms are particularly affected, though we could hear people on both sides. For this reason, I have only given the hotel three stars.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Although the room itself was in need of decoration, it was very clean and comfortable. The hotel itself is wonderful. It has character and charm. The staff are very friendly and extremely efficient. Everyone is very willing to help and advise the best way to get around.

The hotel is situated a very short walk away from the extremely efficient metro system which will take you into the heart of Paris in a very short time. Other sightseeing attractions such as Montmartre are even closer. The Gard Du Nord is very close, we chose to use a short taxi journey to get to the hotel.

I would have no hesitation to return to the hotel.

We did not eat in the hotel as there are so many restaurants, bars and cafe's nearby.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I wasn't sure what to make of this hotel after reading some of the reviews but I was very impressed, you couldn't ask for a better location - I walked to and from Gare du Nord which was about 15 minutes away, it's almost central to most of Paris in walking distance to Opera, Montmartre and The Louvre, close to metro stations and bars and restaurants.
The entrance and the lobby itself looks newly decorated but for a four star hotel I wouldn't say the same about the rooms, they look dated and tired and could do with a good refurbishment and didn't have amenities such as tea and coffee which might be expected from a four start hotel. On the other hand it was clean, the bed was comfy, staff were friendly, the wifi was free and didn't have any problems with connection on the 6th floor, they have an in room safe and a mini fridge (although there is a notice saying anything left in there that isn't hotel property will be removed). If you're looking for a room to use as a crash pad in order to explore Paris this hotel is perfect for price and location.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 38, rue de l'Echiquier | 10 Arr., 75010 Paris, France
Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#363 Luxury Hotel in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Pavillon Opera 4*
Number of rooms: 92
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the stylish and charming hotel Pavillon Opera Paris and enjoy all the upscale services that a 4-star hotel has to offer to leisure and business travelers. The hotel features 92 large rooms including 22 Executives, 3 meeting rooms with natural daylight. Our knowledgeable staff will make your stay memorable!The Hotel Pavillon Opera is ideally located in the heart of Paris in the famous Grands Boulevards area.If you want to experience main tourist attractions. ... more   less 
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