I have to say, we received a reasonable last minute deal, which for Paris was a decent price, but still expensive for other major European capital. Sadly however, this was the final room, and one of the worst. It was in the reception, and I echo other reviewers comments.....AVOID as these should instead be given to some of the many local homeless living on the surrounding streets, and not paying guests! You cannot have the curtains opens due to windows directly to the street leaving the room in full view of pedestrians, and we simply had to move out after one night. When leaving the room on Sunday morning, there was a gentleman sitting directly outside the door on a sofa placed right there, who could have heard everything we had just been discussing, and in saying that, so could the reception staff at all times. Don't make ANY noise, as somebody will hear you! The staff reacted well to our issues, upgrading us to a choice of better rooms upstairs, but perhaps not understanding our desires to leave. However, the next room which was the highest grade had no room to move around the bed, and all throughout the night, the heating was going crazy, keeping me awake as it kept randomly turning the room into a sauna. I then had to open the window at freezing temperatures, which left me with a cold. Equally, we had a very bad allergic reaction in both rooms, which we can only assume was caused by a pretty potent smelling fragrance used by housekeeping. On the Monday morning, at 12.00.15 (seconds), reception was calling us to be sure we were about to check-out. This really got my back up, especially after not sleeping, which ruined my weekend in Paris. Breakfast is OK, good that it is included, the main reason for choosing this hotel, but dry and bland. Burnt scrambled eggs + burnt bacon and smelly sausage....serve yourself on the smallest possible plate, with a tiny spoon to try and pick up the eggs, and little fork to try to grab some bacon and sausages, which get stuck on it and you must use your fingers to force the food onto the plate. Drove us mad, and very impractical. On the plus side, the location is good, especially if like us, you are a fan of Japanese food, maybe 100 restaurants to chose from within a 5 minute walking radius. The rooms have high quality facilities and TV's, but when the live French football of Monaco v Marseille came on, all I actually wanted to watch all weekend, CANAL TV was then all of a sudden encrypted during this period as clearly the hotel had not paid to subscribe. Merci Beaucoup for that! The hotel has a nice little pool and spa, but being truthful and even though perhaps a selling point, we never witnessed anybody using any of it. In conclusion, Paris as usual was full of horrible, arrogant people, and being the week before Christmas, there was no sign of the festive period at all. It felt more like miserable, gloomy January. We could still have had a decent weekend, but the Lyric hotel experience totally ruined it and I wish we had left there after one night after notifying them we were off, rather than then feeling obliged to stay due to an offer of an upgraded room. There are so many new, modern boutique hotels in Paris, and for sure, there are therefore better examples worthy of forfeiting the very average 'free' breakfast for.
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- Residence Metropole Opera Hotel Paris
- Residence Metropole Opera Paris