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“Never Stay In This Hotel!!!!” 1 of 5 stars
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Hotel Geoffroy Maria Opera
12, rue Geoffroy Marie | 09 Arr., 75009 Paris, France (Montmartre)   |  
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Ranked #1,691 of 1,793 Hotels in Paris
Hertfordshire
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“Never Stay In This Hotel!!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2009

How i wish i had checked trip advisor before booking this hotel. The only reason it has a rating of one is that you cant have none!!!
We were promissed 'secure parking' and a good size quad room for myself, wife and 2 boys (5 & 6).
When we arrived there was no parking and the room was smaller than any single i have ever stayed in but with 4 single beds squashed into it. There wasn't even room for our suitcase!!
The manager was the rudest person i have ever had the missfortune to deal with and swore at me and my wife and told my 5 & 6 year old that we should all [--] off back to our own country as we were all ignorant [--].
He also insisted that we paid in cash again before we were allowed to check in, even though we had a receipt proving it had been booked through EasyToBook (do not use this company either as they have been no help and dissinterested in trying to get my money back)
Not wanting to be abused any further or pay twice for an appaling hotel and room we chose not stay in this hotel. However we did then book into the Novotel Novotel Paris Rueil Malmaison which ended up costing much less and is highly recomended, a very nice hotel and staff.
If i have learnt anything from my trip to Paris it is that they can be as rude as their perceived to be but there are also a lot of very nice people there as well. Also that i will always read reviews on hotels before I book and never stay in the Geoffroy Marie Opera ever again and inform as many people as possible of this.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Dubai
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2009

Arrived pre-booked with family, we did not even stay in the hotel, we decided it was better to lose the money paid for the 5 nights and stay somewhere else. It is not 3 star, but more a low level hostel, we stayed in far neater, cleaner, more friendly single star hotels during our trip though France. The rooms are cramped, even by European standards, but more over they are dirty, we thought the bathroom had shag pile carpet until we realised it was a mat of pubic hair. The gym equipment stored on the stairs is down right dangerous, the shower head lay in the bath and not mounted to the wall, the guy at reception said it was meant to be this way despite the remnants of the broken bracket still hanging from the wall. Bottom line is don't stay here, even though it's cheap, it's not worth it, would not recommend to enemy let alone friend. Another reviewer said it's not the worst, they are right, there was a homeless guy living in a cardboard box around the corner, that might be slightly worse, although I reckon he's have less pubic hairs from other people lying on his floor

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Noord-Brabant
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2009

The website of the hotel promisses things you don't get. It says there is a private parking, a breakfast and no pets alowed. The first two things are absolute nonsense. There was no parking space whatsoever, and there was also no breakfast.
Then in the small reception there is a cat walking around. He fortunately doesn't come in any of the hotel rooms, but still, I think if you don't allow pets in your hotel you shouldn't have a cat walking around yourself.
Then one of the staff members was very unfriendly. This was not only our experience but from more of the guests we spoke to. He is unfriendly to everyone and not helpful at all.
The rest of the staff we spoke to were nicer, but this man makes the stay much less pleasant.
The rooms were clean and we even had a balcony (this is only on the top floor, the rest of the rooms has a french balcony you can't stand on). The only thing you could say is that they aren't very big, and tall people cant stand underneath the shower because it's not high enough. The last doesn't bother me though, because you don't spend a lot of time in the hotel. It's just a place to sleep and shower.
The location of the hotel is good. The metro is within a 5 minute walking distance, and there are shops and cafés within this area as well.
I recommend having breakfast in a place I don't remember the name of, it's on the corner of rue de montholon and rue de lafayette. It's really good and not expensive.

  • Stayed August 2009
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Loch Ness, Scotland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2009

Seemed to cheap to be true .... and it was, relatively good location. Looks okay from the outside but inside you can't help feeling its a bit dingy and hostel like. There is a computer with internet access, but it wasn't working when we were there. The room was meant to be a quad, but it was a triple with an extra bed, this meant that three of the beds were pushed right up next to each other. The mattresses were rock solid, we'd have been just as well of f sleeping on the floor. To make things worse, the room was an extremely weird shape, and there was nowhere to put things (e.g shelves, cupboards), although overall cleanliness was good. There is no mini bar, it is simply a fridge. The bathroom was tired and dated, and yet even it didn't serve it's purpose well, there was no shelve above the sink, only the brackets, and the shower was in the bath, but you couldn't have a bath because there was no plug or tap, all you could do was have a shower, with a loose hose (not fixed to the wall), but it wouldn't stretch far enough up to use standing. The street was very noisy outside, lots of scooters (although you do get that everywhere) and there was loud building works going on. There was a very good cafe/restraunt at the end of the street which is worth mentioning. The staff initially seemed a bit frosty but were always there to help, they did help and in the end were very friendly indeed. If you are looking for a boutique hotel this is not one, or the one for you, but if you are looking for something on a budget, that is clean and simple, this should do you fine. But I still wouldn't go back though.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Saint-Petersburg, Russia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2008

I must say it's not the best hotel but not the worst one either. Those people who say it's the worst place in the world are wrong. Yes, the rooms are tiny and not so modern, but they're quite clean and comfortable. You're not going to stay at the hotel all day long, right?
We stayed there in april and the weather wasn't that great. At night it was veeery cold in the room, but i asked for an extra blanket and the staff gave it immediately. The staff was quite polite and friendly. The area is GREAT! it's well-situated and in general quite good.
We spend there 5 nights and it was ok for the price.

  • Stayed April 2008, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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NC, USA
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2008

Great location, metro closeby, multiple restaurants, bakeries, in the heart of Montmarte. Rooms small, doesnot seem to be 3 star hotel as reported, but nicely cleaned each day. Price reasonable, but not cheap compared to the size and luxury (lack of luxury)of the room. May be really hot in summar as no AC. Smell from all nearby bakeries inside the room, may not be able to keep the windows open. Staff extremely rude, they insist answering in French, although they do know and speak English. Last day, we were almost late for our flight as on call hotel manager refused to make more phone calls to find us a taxi claiming there was no available taxi in Paris at that time! He literally left the reception area not to deal with our taxi problem! Luckily, next door hotel manager I asked for help recommended us to walk to the nearest Taxi stop, where we were able to find one. I would recommend this hotel only for location if you don't care for anything else.

  • Liked — Great location, metro, taxi, bussto, restaurants, night life all closeby. You can go anywhere in Paris in 15 min.
  • Disliked — Staff rude, not helpful at all, internet not working as staff cannot find the right password!
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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miami
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2007

Worst place in Paris!!!! I would never advise anyone to stay there even my worst enemy!!!! The rooms are a mess and the place is run by the owner who is not a customer friendly.

Stayed November 2007
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Address: 12, rue Geoffroy Marie | 09 Arr., 75009 Paris, France
Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Montmartre , Opéra
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Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1,691 of 1,793 Hotels in Paris
Number of rooms: 200
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