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“Great location, less good hotel.” 2 of 5 stars
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Hotel Helder Opera
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4, rue du Helder | 09 Arr., 75009 Paris, France (Opéra)   |  
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Ranked #1,274 of 1,793 Hotels in Paris
Cumbuco, CE
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great location, less good hotel.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

The hotel's got an amazing location. Shops, restaurants and everything you need/want in walking distance.
However, the hotel doesn't look like the picture represent. The hotel is outdated. The quality of the beds are bad, the space in the room is extremely small en overall it just feels dirty.

I definitely wound't go back to this hotel and there are many other hotels in the same price range.

However, the people working there where very nice and friendly.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

This hotel was in a great position but the overall decor was very poor.
The room smelt very musty like it had been flooded
The bathroom was very small with a bad odour coming from the drains
The hotel staff were very helpful
But I would not stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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São Paulo, SP
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11 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

We chose this hotel in order to stay near The Opera but it was a big mistake. It is really a hotel close to everything, but the rooms and bathroom are very , very tiny and old. There is no comfort to stay more than the sleep time. To make matters worse, during our visit, despite having asked for a quiet room, there was a reform in a building next to the hotel, with a horrible noise.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Dyer, Indiana
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Where to start? Dirty carpet, peeling paint, holes in the wall, mold in the bathroom, threadbare carpet on the stairs - I could go on and on, but you get the picture... Don't be fooled by their website. You would think this is a beautiful hotel in the heart of the opera district. You would be right about the location but that is all.

Room Tip: Don't bother. There aren't any good rooms.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This hotel is one of the small enterprises for budget visitors. It is small and they even not have the usual entrance space. I spend there one night only being caught by problems with another hotel. I was nicely placed in the clean room with full functioning equipment. It was what I was there for.

Room Tip: Dont pretend for any special services - just rooms
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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NJTraveler100
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Do not stay at this hotel! This is the type of hotel where I did not want to take off my shoes. I couldn't tell whether the carpet was gray or brown. Other than location, this hotel should be avoided even at 90 euros a night. The room is dark and dingy,despite facing the front of the hotel with French doors to the street. Be warned.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Located close to L'Opera, Hotel Helder provided a convenient stay for a business overnight stopover in Paris. 5-stars it is not but somehow they shoehorned 22 rooms into 6 floors into this little side street hotel. We stayed on the 6th floor which is in the roof, served by a lift. The room configuration was unusual, being constrained by the slopping roof and was pretty compact with little circulation space and odd windows. The bed was comfortable and all the usual mod cons were provided.

I did not stay in the hotel too long to comment further and will probably not stop over next time I visit Paris, preferring something a little more up market, but in Paris there is a shortage of hotel rooms sometimes and prices certainly reflect this.

Probably one more suited to a dirty weekend than a business trip!

Room Tip: Avoid 6th floor as it is in the roof!
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Helder Opera

Address: 4, rue du Helder | 09 Arr., 75009 Paris, France
Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Opéra
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1,274 of 1,793 Hotels in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Helder Opera 3*
Number of rooms: 22
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