on March 1, 2005
Located in an active neighborhood on the right bank, the Holiday Inn Paris Opera is an attractive boutique hotel set on a quiet street near the les Grands Boulevards area. As we often find with European franchises, you can leave the boiler plate image behind. The Holiday Inn Paris Opera is long on charm and warmth.The interior decor is rich with wood, stained glass, and a wonderful oval-shaped spiral staircase. (You can also use the small elevator, but don't bring your steamer trunk along. The capacity is three people). The hotel has 92 guest rooms on its six floors. We were very impressed with the level of finish and the overall attractiveness of the facilities from top to bottom. If you can get breakfast included in your rate reasonably, we recommend it. The buffet is decent and the restaurant area in which it is served provides plenty of the “belle époque” ambience that the hotel takes pride in exuding.If you happen to be a Priority Club member with status, we found the hotel recognizes this with little extras. Housekeeping was excellent, and the overall quality of the property exceeds usual standards in our view. We give this property high marks and will gladly return. The best bet for failsafe booking is likely to be through the IC Hotels Group website, and you can find the Holiday Inn Paris Opera at http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/hi/1/en/hd/parop?irs=null. The closest Métro stop is Bonne Nouvelle with lines 8 and 9, within a block or so. Also convenient is the Strasbourg-St. Denis (lines 4, 8, and 9), about a 2-block walk.
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