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Hotel Baudelaire Opera
Ranked #1,250 of 1,805 Hotels in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 13, 2011

The stand out for this hotel was definitely the wonderful service we received, which really makes a difference when you are in a foreign country. The staff just couldn't help enough.
The location is brilliant, basically you can walk anywhere in a matter of minutes.
The rooms were small as I suspect are most in Paris, but tidy and quaint. There was some mould on the spare pillow, and on one occasion we received sour milk with our room service, but overall these paled in comparison to the good experiences we had. We would definitely recommend this little gem!

  • Stayed: October 2011
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Reviewed September 24, 2011

Spent 3 nights here, no problems with changing our initial reservation of a triple room to a twin and double. Excellent communication with hotel via email prior to the trip and every staff member on reception spoke perfect English and went out of their way to be helpful, they were all fantastic. Great location in the Opera district, easy walking distance to Quatre Septembre and Pyramides (which has a lift for those who need it) Metro stations, as well as to the Louvre, Seine, etc. Took us about 30 mins to walk to Notre Dame (well, it would have it we hadn't stopped all the time). Rooms were small (but good for Paris) and clean. Breakfast basic and a bit pricey, but plenty of places nearby worth trying out.

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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 4, 2011

Family run hotel, very well located especially for the Louvre. Our room was a good size, clean and comfortable, and overlooking the courtyard at the back so quiet. We ate breakfast at a few places, the best on Rue des Petits Champs - coming from the hotel turn left, it's on the left with a red sign, can't remember the name but it was lovely. Staff at the hotel were great, recommended places to eat and called to book us a table - all were fantastic.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Grahame_Goode
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Daniel B, Directeur général at Hotel Baudelaire Opera, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2012

Hello!
Thank you very much for your comments, we are always happy to hear our customers had a nice time. Many of our customers have been coming for years, and still discover new restaurants and cultural activity in Paris! We look forward to seeing you soon in Paris for more fun adventures!
Laura

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Reviewed July 29, 2011

This hotel has a great location in the heart of paris. The lourve was 5 mins walking, so many nice restaurants and bakeries close by. The front desk were helpful and spoke perfect english which is a great assest staying in foreign country. The room was big for Paris standards, being split into two levels. The lower level had a fold out sofa which was good for keeping out suitcases on, aswell as a bathroom and minibar, upstairs was a double bed. If you are staying in summer we would not reccomend as room has no air con and upstairs gets VERY hot, especially some summer nights in paris we had which reached up to 40 degrees. Wifi worked well, shower was a bit dodgy but you cant expect much else for europian showers. All in all was a nice hotel in a great location.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 29, 2011

We recently returned from a two week, multi-city visit to Europe and used Trip Advisor to screen and make a final selection our hotels. We were happy with all of the results.

We were looking for hotels very close to, but not in the middle, of all of the “action” (to avoid noise but have easy access), close to a metro station (for daily use to other parts of the city), hotels that were close to public transportation from the airport (to avoid expensive cab fares), good facilities for a father traveling with a teen age daughter, and English speaking staff (while we spoke very little French, having English speaking staff added comfort for us). Internet access was important. We wanted a hotel rated at least a 4 or 5 by other reviewers and in the top 1/3 of all rated hotels, generally having positive comments by Trip Advisor reviewers.

The Baudleaire Opera met all of these criteria and was much more from our experience. It's well located, within blocks of two Metro stops, a short walk from Avenue de Opera and its many fine shops, within a very interesting Japanese part of Paris and about a 15 minute walk from the Louvre, Rue de Rivoli and the finer (and MUCH more expensive!) areas and hotels on the right bank.

There were many Japanese restaurants up and down the street in addition to many other cuisine types immediately in the area and within a 10 minute walk across Avenue de Opera. The hotel has its own restaurant for breakfast if you prefer- we like to explore and loved a small cafe, Dalayrac, a few blocks away, for the chocolate chip croissants with hot chocolate each day. Access from the airport was easy via the RER/Metro from Orly or RER/Metro or nearby Roissybus at Opera to/from Charles de Gaulle. Each then is only about a 5-10 minute easy walk to the hotel.

If you are a Amercian tourist looking for the large, modern American hotel experience, this is not the match. For many of us who are looking for the more traditional, warmer and more friendly traditional inn, this hotel was superb. It is family owned and operated by a French/English couple and their age 20's/30's children. They are were multilingual including well spoken english and had the patience to listen to our broken French as we tried out the language. The family or their hand picked, equally friendly staff are at the front desk. You are warmly greeted as you enter each time, are given a cheerful "au revoir" as you leave and are treated like a guest staying at their personal home. We chatted often with them and felt wonderful about the entire experience. David always jumped up to make sure the light was on in the stairway as we went up to our room each night.

We stayed in a traditional two single bed room, but also saw a loft arrangement that allowed a sleeper couch downstairs and double bed up a spiral stair for a family arrangement. There is a small dining room in the lower level for breakfast if you prefer. Rooms are traditional Paris smallish but adequate. We could not get the internet in our room, which probably was preferable so that our teenager stayed off the net. Internet reception was free and we got a strong signal in the beautiful sitting room just off the lobby. The sitting room also has newspapers and magazines. Each hotel room had an easy to operate small safety box for valuables and small refrigerator.

The hotel did not have air conditioning and we asked whether this seemed to be a deterrent to some potential guests. The reply was that while it may be warm during the day, nights cool down and air conditioning generally isn't needed. We can attest to that- Days were both warm and then later in our visit, slightly cool and the room always was comfortable. We would have loved to sleep with the window open, but we fronted right above the main door on the main street and it was a little too noisy for our experience- that late night European night life was unfamiliar to us from the western U.S., but may not be for others. The hotel also can be a challenge to find sometimes due to the many short streets typical of Paris, but the family ran a small neighborhood map for us and solved the problem for the rest of our stay.

The rooms and facility are slightly older but very comfortable and usable. After staying at nice, friendly but impersonal hotels in the U.S. and during the balance of the Europe trip, the Baudelaire was an absolute superb experience for my daughter and me during our Paris stay. We are very happy to recommend it to others.

Merci beaucoup for a terrific experience.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 17, 2011

We stayed at this hotel for a week - great location, about 10 min walk to the Louvre, 5 min to the metro. We were able to walk to so many parts of Paris easily from where we stayed (we are avid walkers). Our room was bright and clean with comfortable beds. Free WiFi was very helpful for us. The front staff (with the exception of one fellow on some evening shifts) were fluently bilingual (English & French) and extremely pleasant and helpful. Only cautionary advice would be: don't go for the 10 Euro breakfast - it's not worth it, there are many good cafes, bakeries and restaurants nearby. Otherwise, fantastic place for the value and the location. We would certainly go back.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 13, 2011

The hotel is located at a very convenient location, within walking distance from the Opera House. It's on a side street, initially not easy to find, with no direct bus access. Nearest Metro station is Pyramid, but whereabout of it is difficult to find, we found it on our last day of stay! The receptionists, in particular, the day shift ladies were very helpful and could and were willing to communicate with us in reasonably good English.

But, the room is small and not very clean. The carpet felt sticky and in particular dusty at the sides and corner. The dust bin was not cleared for two days. The blanket was not clean as well, and it triggered my allergy real soon. The bathroom / toilet is not clean, it made me feel real uncomfortable to see that the hand towel though hang on the hand towel ring is lingering and touching the wall and dusty tiles, there were dust even on the toilet roll cover. Our room was on the second floor facing the street, I am not sure if it is a norm or what, every night on our return, the windows facing the street were wide open. I can't help but concerned about burglary. There is no air-con just a small fan, could be very hot. There is very little choice for the breakfast, just two kinds of bread, butter and 3 types of jam. There is no proper store room for the luggage before checking in or after checking out.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with friends
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Address: 61 rue Sainte Anne | 02 Arr., 75002 Paris, France
Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Opera / Bourse
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Ranked #1,250 of 1,805 Hotels in Paris
Price Range: $121 - $251 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Baudelaire Opera 3*
Number of rooms: 29
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Located in the bustling Opera district, the Hotel Baudelaire Opera provides guests with a peaceful haven. This ancient 17th century building has a magnificent staircase with a wrought iron railing – the perfect spot for your Parisian stay! This lively area includes a business district, excellent shopping (both major department stores and small boutiques), entertainment venues (cinemas, opera, theatres and museums) and restaurants. The author Baudelaire lived in the hotel, as well as Allan Kardec.Our quiet, inviting and centrally-located hotel offers outstanding service. At the Hotel Baudelaire Opera, we know that good advice requires detailed knowledge of the area. Our team is always available to help with your plans during your stay in Paris. ... more   less 
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