Comfortable room in a nice location

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by a traveler from on April 13, 2011

Room was nice and large (by big European city standards) with a comfortable bed, desk, chair, closet, and HDTV w/ BBC World and a bunch of french channels. Bathroom and toilet clean and good sized, although it was a bit of a step up/down into/out of the tub/shower--use the grab handle! The room was warm, even with the thermostat set at 16C, especially after a long walk on a warm day. The only way we could get it to cool off was by opening the window, which unfortunately lets in quite a bit of street noise. Elevator is small, but enough for luggage and two people. Staff was polite, friendly, and helpful. We also thought the location was excellent. It is about a 500 m walk from the spot near the Opera where the RoissyBus from the airport drops off, and close to high-end Place Vendome and street shopping, trendy restaurants and cafes in a pedestrian-friendly area just to the southeast. The bakery just down the street has nice bread (olive bread excellent!) and sweets, as well as simple breakfasts. An easy walk to Tuileries Garden and the Louvre. (However, walk 4-5 blocks west towards La Madeleine Church, just past a Starbucks, and you're suddenly in a very small s e x shop area--very strange, but not particularly seedy or intimidating.) Anyway, we loved the stay there and consider ourselves lucky to have found this hotel, having never visited Paris before.
Stendhal Hotel Opera
Paris, France

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