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BEST WESTERN Hotel Folkestone Opera
Ranked #196 of 1,811 Hotels in Paris
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New York City, New York
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25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great hotel and locations!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

My boyfriend and I used tripadvisor to plan our trip to Paris and found this hotel. Just spent a few nights at this hotel last week and it was great. We took a cab over from CDG (45 Euros) on a Thursday morning - it's located on a side street walking distance to major attractions (we just thought the walk to the Eiffel Tour was a bit long). It was very clean and front desk were very nice and helpful! Lobby is on the small side but nicely decorated (as was the breakfast room). As for the rooms - think small and then it'll be a little smaller than you expected! We were hoping for a room with a small terrace but couldn't get one. But everything considered it was big enough for two people and one large suitcase (and smaller bags). The beds and pillows were great - after a long day of sightseeing - you want a comfy bed and pillows. At first we were taken aback by how small the room was.... but after a couple of days we were fine and decided we'd definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Jo M
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AMGerbault, Directeur général at BEST WESTERN Hotel Folkestone Opera, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
Good Morning from Paris !
We are glad you decided to stay with us, as you wrote, even if Parisian’s rooms are smaller than you expected, we are pleased you definately enjoy your stay in Folkestone.
We hope to see you again in Paris,
have a nice summer !
Kind regards
Anne-Marie
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Kyneton, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013 via mobile

We spent four nights at this hotel and found it was a very nice stay, the rooms are very small, even when compared to other European countries we have stayed at, but they are clean, modern and comfortable. When touring you really only spend the early mornings and late night at the hotels so this was fine by us. The staff are lovely and helpful from the front desk, the breakfast room, to the cleaners. The only issue we had was with the person in the next room, they weren't really doing anything wrong, just watching TV but you could hear everything. We wore earplugs during the whole of our stay.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Tania S
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AMGerbault, Directeur général at BEST WESTERN Hotel Folkestone Opera, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
Thank you for your comment.
We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us even with thin walls and earplugs…
We try to improve it in renovation time and I understand it’s could be a trouble when we’ve got the habit to sleep in silence.
We hope you had a nice trip back !
Kind Regards
Anne-Marie
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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Wonderful Stay

We arrived at the Best Western Folkstone by taxi from the Paris Gare du Nord( train station). Takes about 10 minutes or so.
Cost was about 11 Euros. Hotel is located in the Opera District. Very convenient, close to restaurants, shopping and the Metro(Madeleine). Area is upscale and quiet..
We were greeted warmly / check-in was a breeze.
The hotel lobby is nicely decorated with art work comfortable chairs and lots magazines also lobby has a small bar. I saw a computer for your us also.
Our room( 407) was nicely decorated, clean and comfortable.. Hotel rooms are small in Paris, this is no exception room just right for 2 persons. The bathroom is done in white( I liked that).We had a shower and tub in the bathroom. Overall the hotel appeared to be very clean. Our room looked out over the street/ we slept soundly. If the light bothers you there is a panel in the window that come down to shut out the light from the street at night
Buffet breakfast is the normal French breakfast and was good. The breakfast area is located in the basement. You can take the elevator or the cute winding stairs to get to it. The elevator can hold two or three normal size people, no more. Dining area is nicely set up with a lady there to help you. The hotel does have internet connection, I can’t remember if there is a cost ,wi fi and breakfast were included in our room rate. All the hotel staff I encounter in the halls and breakfast area were friendly and pleasant. I would stay here again.

P.S I stayed here about 10 or more years ago and I can say the hotel has done a very good job in remolding and updating the rooms.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Traveling_Lady_2004
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AMGerbault, Directeur général at BEST WESTERN Hotel Folkestone Opera, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
Thank you for your support concerning our last renovation ; we are glad you like it !
For information, internet corner and wifi in all rooms are free.
We hope to welcome you in Folkestone Hotel, and may be, before 10 years… !!!
Kind Regards
Anne-Marie
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Vienna, Austria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Stayed in the hotel around Christmas 2012.

The Hotel is in a small side road of Madeleine, so you won't have traffic noise or anything and just few minutes walk to the metro.
The rooms were clean and the staff is very friendly and always helpful.
Breakfast had a good variety of all you need and was fresh and tasty.

We had a lovely stay and will stay again at our next Paris visit.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Sven L
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AMGerbault, Directeur général at BEST WESTERN Hotel Folkestone Opera, responded to this review, May 12, 2013
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Muchas Gracias para su comentario, muy amable y sympatico.
Esperamos verte de nuevo en Paris,
Cordialmente
Anne-Marie
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

I stayed here from 7-11 April 2013 and the hotel is great.It's at Madeline station and near to Opera. The hotel had just been renovated and the room is clean. They even give me a box of chocolate as a gift when arrived! The breakfast is great and the staffs are courteous. Given my budget, this is a fine hotel even though it's consider as a 3 star. Well done!

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Iszraei
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AMGerbault, Directeur général at BEST WESTERN Hotel Folkestone Opera, responded to this review, April 19, 2013
Thank you very Much Sir for your kind comment,
You give us the pleasure to improve our services day by day.
We hope to welcome you in Paris !
Regards
Anne-Marie Gerbault
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London, United Kingdom
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84 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

I wasn't expecting much from a hotel at this price point and in the heart of Paris, but the Best Western exceeded my expectations.

Good:
* Clean rooms. Larger than I expected: most Paris hotel rooms are tiny until you start shelling out many hundreds of euros per night. I have stayed at more expensive hotels with smaller rooms.
* Comfortable bed, good amenities in bedroom/bathroom.
* Surprisingly quiet, given how many rooms are packed into a small space. Maybe I just got lucky in having courteous guests around me.
* Decent breakfast for a hotel in this category. No, it is not extravagant. But other hotels in Paris have much simpler breakfasts.
* Friendly front desk staff. Answered all my questions at check-in without complaint or fuss. Looked after my luggage on my final day without complaint.
* Excellent location. Very close to Madeleine metro. Very close to Gare St Lazare/Hausmann, which is just one stop on the RER from Gare du Nord / Gare de l'Est.
* Free, fast wifi. Free printer access at reception.

Needs improvement:
* Maybe they could do more to secure luggage left on a guest's final day (e.g. put it out of sight in a closet or something). However, this is ultimately not the hotel's responsibility, and I am not going to lower the hotel's rating because of this one factor.

I would happily stay here again, especially for the price.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Golda135
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AMGerbault, Directeur général at BEST WESTERN Hotel Folkestone Opera, responded to this review, April 19, 2013
It’s such a pleasure and our priority when customers live us happy !
Don’t hesitate to contact us if you can help for anything in Paris,
Kind regards
Anne-Marie Gerbault
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basingstoke
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Best place to go in Paris , great location , walking distance to all the top attractions ,immaculately clean room, all you need.we stayed for a long weekend Thursday to Sunday and when we come back to Paris this is the hotel we will come to, good continental breakfast with multiple choices,the staff very polite and friendly and very helpfully, thank you very much for making our stay unforgettable

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank melvyntoms1957
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AMGerbault, Directeur général at BEST WESTERN Hotel Folkestone Opera, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Thank you to you for this kind comment.
Our location is very pleasant and close to so much attractions as you wrote.
All the Staff and I are so please you enjoy your stay with us, your satisfaction is our priority !
Kind regards
Anne-Marie
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Property: BEST WESTERN Hotel Folkestone Opera
Address: 9 rue de Castellane, 75008 Paris, France
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Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris
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Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
#109 Family Hotel in Paris
#174 Romantic Hotel in Paris
#177 Business Hotel in Paris
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Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Hotel Folkestone Opera 3*
Number of rooms: 45
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