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“Unbeatable location”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Daunou Opera

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Hotel Daunou Opera
Ranked #673 of 1,798 Hotels in Paris
Sydney, Australia
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50 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Unbeatable location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2014

We stayed here over the weekend recently - the location is absolutely amazing: 5 minutes walk away from the Opera, Rue Saint-Honore and lots of restaurants, less than 10 minutes walk from Galleries Lafayette Printemps and Metro station Pyramids (direct from Gare de Lyon - only 2 stations away), and about 15 minutes walk to the Louvre.

The great thing about this hotel for us is that there were three of us travelling and often times, it's not only hard to find accommodation in one room to fit three people comfortably without having to use an extra bed, it also tends to be very, very expensive. Hotel Daunou Opera, on the other hand, gives you a great value and solution for this. The beds and pillows are very, very comfortable, which helped us to sleep through all the noise from the bars/restaurants/Saturday night club downstairs (luckily we were also very tired!).

Reception was very accommodating in terms of splitting the bill, but service can be really slow when they make mistakes. Otherwise, staff we came across (Housekeeping - very fast when we requested things, and Reception) was polite and smiley. With so many options nearby, we didn't try to eat in-house.

Thanks to the tip from some reviewers here, I made sure I emailed them prior to arrival to confirm booking. To their credit, they were very responsive.

Great things about the hotel:
- Location, location, location
- Beds and pillows

My wish list for the hotel:
- English channel TV on top of news-oriented channels like BBC and CNN
- Faster lift - the lift is clearly brand new (though the interior of the corridors implies to me that this has been a hotel for a long time), but it takes forever to come

Would definitely consider the hotel again for our next visit!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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2 Thank ladybugwanderer
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HotelDAUNOUOpera, Responsable réception at Hotel Daunou Opera, responded to this review, July 28, 2016
Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking time to post this nice comment.
We are very happy to see that you had a good time at the Hotel DAUNOU opera.
We appreciate your review and all the staff is warningly thanking you for that.
Your impressions are important and gives us the uportunity to improve.
We hope to see you very soon.
Best regards,
The front desk
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Athens, Greece
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24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2014 via mobile

I stayed From Saturday-Monday in mid January . This hotel located between Ave D'Opera and Rue de la Paix, one of the high end area in Paris. The hotel entrance is very small but if you check before the location, you can find easy. Well trained " Daytime" staff, in the evening, older gentleman was better than younger who was half drunk -kind. Anyway, you cannot imagine that you are heart of Paris and no noise at all! Maybe, many Japanese staying in this hotel....

Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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Thank HV40
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HotelDAUNOUOpera, Responsable réception at Hotel Daunou Opera, responded to this review, July 28, 2016
Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking time to post this nice comment.
We are very happy to see that you had a good time at the Hotel DAUNOU opera.
We appreciate your review and all the staff is warningly thanking you for that.
Your impressions are important and gives us the uportunity to improve.
We hope to see you very soon.
Best regards,
The front desk
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Perth, Australia
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176 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2014

This is a small boutique hotel situated in the “Opera” district of central Paris on the right bank. Its location is its best feature. The hotel is ideally situated for seeing the major tourist spots, and is surrounded by quintessentially Parisienne architecture, shops, cafes and bustling nightlife, although being located on a small side road off the Avenue de L’Opera (a major road in this area) it is quiet and secluded. The hotel is within walking distance of the Metro (2-3 mins walk), the fabulous Paris Opera building (4 mins), Lafayette shopping centre (8 min), Sacre Coeur (25 min), the Vendome (5 mins), Place de Concorde (20 min), the Louvre/”lock” bridge (17 min) and Notre Dame (35 min). You can also walk to the Arc de Triumph and Eiffel Tower in under an hour.
The desk staff are extremely friendly and accommodating (reception is open 24 hours) and make you feel very welcome. The rooms are very small (a common feature of Parisian hotels), but comfortable and well-appointed and seem to be reasonably well insulated from adjacent rooms. We (family of 3) were upgraded to a split level room on the 6th (top) floor which included a long narrow bedroom up a short winding flight of narrow wooden steps (not for the elderly) and a single bed downstairs next to the coffee maker and bathroom. Both levels had TVs, tables and wardrobes. Quirky and a bit cramped, but the overall experience was fine.

Helpful hints: 1) the Rue Daunou is a hard to find little road near the top of Avenue de L’Opera - there’s a Hugo Boss store on the corner- and the entrance to the hotel is an obscure small door sandwiched between a Japanese and an Italian restaurant (PastaPaPa); 2) The restaurants in the immediate vicinity are not up to much (avoid PastaPapa, awful cheap microwaved food). However, there is a fabulous Chinese restaurant (Passy Mandarin) on Rue D’Antin, a couple of mins around the corner that is a little pricey but worth it. 3) For cheap breakfasts there is a good patisserie/coffee shop (a chain, sorry forgotten the name) on the other side of the Avenue de L’Opera near the top of the road (croissant and coffee for <5 euros) and another better one (Café de la Paix) just around the corner on the Blvd de Capucines; 3) most Paris restaurants don’t seem to open at night until 7 pm so don’t plan to eat early! 4) There’s an Air France office just around the corner on Avenue de L’Opera if you need one, and several ATMs on either side of the same road, very close to the hotel.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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3 Thank JKEELAN
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HotelDAUNOUOpera, Responsable réception at Hotel Daunou Opera, responded to this review, July 28, 2016
Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking time to post this nice comment.
We are very happy to see that you had a good time at the Hotel DAUNOU opera.
We appreciate your review and all the staff is warningly thanking you for that.
Your impressions are important and gives us the uportunity to improve.
We hope to see you very soon.
Best regards,
The front desk
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2014

We came on 30th of Dec, supposed to stay for two nights - however firstly they could not find our reservation then when we saw the room, which is very small with old furniture, we wake up with bitten by bad bugs, they were on the bed, and behind the bad- we asked them to immediately cancel our second night. Staff acknowledged the cancellation but asked us to pay for it! Even the manager of hotel was behaving worst than any of the staff.
For such money you can stay at any 4 star hotel just block away. It is a very serious complaint we made, and got no feedback nor any apology from the hotel. They charged us for service they did not even provided to us. We told them that we will call a police, but they were just arguing with us and made a laughing.
Would never recommend this hotel, be aware that you have to wash all your cloths before coming home because of bed bugs . One big disaster.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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3 Thank Lily D
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Florence, Italy
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48 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2013

my stay in hotel daunou was good!the hotel staff is very nice and polite,ready to help you for informations and keep your baggage in the deposit if room would not be ready or if you leave your room and take your airplane late in the evening!room is basic but confortable for two persons,flat tv,coffee machine,cups,sugar,fridge bar;bathroom is small but well equipped with shower and bathroom gadgets;our room was with windows on a courtyard,,,,,very silent!the street is full of restaurants,japanese,pubs,ecc,,,,good italian restaurant next to the hotel!
Location is 1 minute from place de l opera,center of Paris,,,,lots of shops,restaurants,and metro connections!

  • Stayed September 2013
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2 Thank ragazzacapricciosa
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HotelDAUNOUOpera, Responsable réception at Hotel Daunou Opera, responded to this review, July 28, 2016
Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking time to post this nice comment.
We are very happy to see that you had a good time at the Hotel DAUNOU opera.
We appreciate your review and all the staff is warningly thanking you for that.
Your impressions are important and gives us the uportunity to improve.
We hope to see you very soon.
Best regards,
The front desk
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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207 reviews
88 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013

Hotel is next to a bar but you have no problems with that. The entry is very narrow but reception friendly. Some stress to find my reservation.
For a vacation hotel it is sufficient. Location in the city is ok but along you are close to the metro any place is fine. They have small room and everything is close to worn out. Bed was ok. There is a mini bar and TV and one chair but do not expect more.
It is a typical Paris hotel where they are limited in sqm, have a lot of guest so worn out and they can charge high prices for something that normally would be a 80 euro hotel. Breakfast was again bare minimum
Was OK but not something I can recommend.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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2 Thank LikeToExploreThings
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Hong Kong, China
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33 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013

I was staying in the Duplex room during my stay this time, the room is very spacious compare to other Paris hotel, it was located in a very central area in Paris, where everything including shopping and site seeing area are in walking distance.

Yet the design of the room is very simple, it is being re-furnished from a old hotel, so you can see some of the interior are old, but it is still clean and tidy. Staff are very friendly and can speak fluent English, they are helpful with all needs.

The wifi is the only thing that need to be complained, it was very weak, besides this, I will definitely come back next time.

Room Tip: Duplex room is perfect in size for small family or friends of 3.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Begonia T
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HotelDAUNOUOpera, Responsable réception at Hotel Daunou Opera, responded to this review, July 28, 2016
Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking time to post this nice comment.
We are very happy to see that you had a good time at the Hotel DAUNOU opera.
We appreciate your review and all the staff is warningly thanking you for that.
Your impressions are important and gives us the uportunity to improve.
We hope to see you very soon.
Best regards,
The front desk
Report response as inappropriate
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Property: Hotel Daunou Opera
Address: 6 Rue Daunou, 75002 Paris, France
Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Opera / Bourse
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#533 Family Hotel in Paris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Daunou Opera 3*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Daunou Opera enjoys a prestigious location in the heart of the right bank of Paris. It offers every imaginable comfort in a quiet and sophisticated setting. The hotel is superbly located between the Opera and Place Vendome, a few minutes from the Louvre, the Grevin Museum, the magnificent Tuileries Gardens, major department stores (Galeries Lafayette, Printemps Haussmann) and Gare Saint Lazare. It is convenient to the Olympia music hall and theatres such as Theatre De La Michodière, Théâtre de Paris, Théâtre de la Pépinière, Théâtre Edouard VII, Théâtre Daunou, Théâtre des Variétés and Théâtre du Gymnase. The Hotel Daunou Opera offers you Paris in all its splendour : Garnier Opera: 200m The Louvre: 800m Place Vendome: 300m Department stores (Lafayette & Printemps): 400m ... more   less 
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