We spent ages looking through hotels on trip advisor and came to the conclusion that if you want a 4+ star hotel in Paris it will be expensive. So we settled on the hotel opera plaza and stayed there for 4 nights.
Overall, the hotel was ok. The location was a little away from some of the attractions (Eiffel tower, louvre etc) but there was a metro station 5 min down the road so catching the metro was easy enough to get around. The hotel is also about 20 mins walk from Gare Du Nord train station where our train from London arrived, so we didn't need to catch a taxi to the hotel upon arriving.
The hotel room was small, but I think this is the standard for Paris which you come to realise very fast that space is expensive in Paris as many restaurants and shops can be crammed or small. The hotel room was very basic but it had the essentials that you need such as toilet, shower, bed and tv. Unfortunately there is no fridge or safe but they do make up your room each day (even though we weren't told) so just don't leave any valuables on the bed which is just common sense. That being said, our valuables we did leave in the room were safe and overall we felt safe in this part of Paris.
The hotel staff are friendly enough and generally attempt to help you where they can. The breakfast included is pretty standard for Paris and consist of a couple of croissants, baguette, cereal, milk, coffee and jam/spreads. They also have yoghurt as well. The area where you eat breakfast is quite small so we felt a bit uncomfortable and always ate pretty quickly.
I would say the hotel is good value for money but I would strongly recommend researching hotels in Paris to give you some idea of how far your money goes. I don't know if I would stay at this hotel again but it's definitely ok if you're not too fussy and don't want to spend a small fortune.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Small hotel situated in the heart of the city near Opera, art galleries, fine restaurants, museums, Gare du Nord & Gare de l'Est. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Plaza Opera
- Plaza Opera Paris