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Have just returned from a 3 night stay at the Aida Opera. I must say that I think some of the guest reports are from another hotel. We found the hotel to be in a good location for metro, Restaurants and sight seeing.
The staff could not have been more helpful on any of the points we wanted to raise with them. They suggested a suberb french restaurant the "Flo" not very far from the Aida and were very helpful in giving directions and metro info. We found the cups in the room very small but on request to reception we were offered breakfast cups. The house keeper even brought up clean glasses so we could drink wine purchased from the local supermarket.
I think some people expect too much from small hotels but we could not have bettered it without paying a lot more money. We would certainly stay there again.
It was clean, warm, friendly and very helpful.
Even when we had a problem with the safe the reception had a technician in the room within 30 mins.
thank you for taking the time to share your remarks with us. It is feedback from valued guests like you, which encourages us to continually improve our services.
We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
Wretched little hotel
My wife and I hated this hotel. The staff was friendly, but only on Saturdays. The rooms were small (there was only 5 inches of clearance between our bed and bathroom); the safe did not work; the bathroom light did not work and they were not fixed while we were there. The location is quiet, in fact, too quiet. The hotel is tucked away in a quiet residential area, so it really isn't an interesting place to stay.
What really angered me was that all the lights were flourescent bulbs, so there was a stale, flickering glow at all times.
If you don't have to be in this area, don't stay here.
Recently returned from Aida Opera Hotel... expected much more... room was adequate at best... staff was not too anxious to please... five to ten minute walk to nearest metro station (Grands Boulevards)...
Would recommend staying at a different hotel for similar price...
thank you very much for your comments. Please note that the hotel has been renewed with a brand new decoration.
On top of that, we have taken measures to create an enjoyable experience for each of our guests. We will be glad to welcome you again.
Vive la france
I just returned from a wonderful trip to Paris with my teenage daughter, mother-in-law, sister-in-law, and her pre teenage daughter. We had 2 rooms in the Aida Opera for 7 nights - a triple and a double. Actually my daughter and I had a quad for our first night. We were told on checking in that we would be moved to a double. The move was handled easily by the staff.
The rooms were very clean and well manintained. The staff was friendly and sufficiently english speaking. The room sizes were not bad. The bathrooms were clean and very acceptable. The air conditioning in my room did not work, but the weather was cold so we did not pursue repairing it (alathough we did mention the problem to the front desk).
We had a very good rate on the hotel through Expedia.
The downside was the location, specifically the surrounding area. On the plus side, The hotel was very well located to multiple Metro stops on different lines (within a few minutes). It was within walking distance of the Opera, Galeries Lafayette (a long walk). The area was safe and busy in the evening. It was not however, charming or fashionable. It also seemed to be lacking in good restaurants., which is part of the point of going to Paris.
I would strongly recommend the Aida Opera to any traveler who doesn't mind hopping on the Metro to go out to dinner. If you want excellent dinning close to your hotel, I would not recommend it.
By the way, we tried the Chinese restaurant mentioned by a prior reviewer. My party liked it but I did not. I odered "barbequed beef". I was presented with raw beef and a sort of portable table-side grill. I was really turned off and sent it back. Cooking my own meal in Paris was not what I had in mind.
With respect to the hotel breakfast, the cost was 15 euro, which was high. However there was a lot to choose from - breads, hard-boiled eggs, fruit, yogurt, cereal, etc. It was not a bad value compared to neighboring cafes. The especially nice feature of the breakfast was unlimited coffee - a definitely american concept. We had the hotel breakfast on 4 out of 7 days and we were happy with it.
Another incidental - it you like to use washcloths, bring your own. Also, the wardrobes were small with very inadequate hangers. There was no drawer space for folded clothe - we used our suitcases. But the room was big enough to accomodate this.
thank you for your review on Tripadvisor, we are glad that you have enjoyed your stay, and for information wash cloths are available at the reception on request, without extra charge. Hoping to seeing you soon.
We stayed in this hotel this year and found it to be very friendly and close to all amenities.The staff could not be more helpful and the reception area and rooms where keep very clean.All in all a very good three star hotel close to le metro and all the shops.By the way if you stay at this hotel if you go to the main bolevard and turn left,go down the street until you see the cinema turn up that street and take a left you will come across an amazing amount of clothes stores all at half the price of the big stores.WE only found this on our last day and as we had to go back to the hotel for our taxi could only get to see a quarter of the stores.Also go to see Napoleons Tomb it is jaw-dropping
thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us. It is feedback from valued guests like you, which encourages us to continually improve our services.
Thank you for choosing Best Western Hotel Aida Opéra.
Nice little hotel
We stayed here for one night and it was fine. Clean and comfortable. We had a family room which consisted of a double bed and a fold out sofa bed, which suited the children fine. Breakfast was the usual fare, dining room small so you felt obliged not to linger. It is off the beaten track a bit, so we took a taxi back from the Eiffel Tower in the evening as we weren't too happy walking around there at night - it was probably quite safe but with 2 kids it seemed quite. Staff were helpful and spoke English, however one complaint we had was we wanted to get to Auber station to catch the train to DLP - receptionist told us a taxi wouldnt take us as it was only a 5 minute walk, yeah right, with two kids and 2 bags it took about 30, and even without the kids it would have taken a good 15 mins and I am sure a taxi would have taken us, however we did pass the magnificant Opera on the way so that was a bonus.
thank you for your comments about your stay at Best Western Hotel Aida Opéra. Sorry for the inconvenience experienced at the breakfast lounge, even though we have 60 seated places it must have been busy at that time.
We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
I would say this hotel is better than what i expect from what i read from the reviews. It is a bit off the main street but still reasonably convenient consider we can walk to any 3 tube stations in less than 10 minutes.
It is not the best location for shopping as it is not that near the opera and it is quiet at night.
But for leisure sightseeing and staying, it is ok.
The rooms are large and clean and the toilets are clean.
Try to get a higher floor room as it is brighter and our room can even cathc a glimpse of the top of sacred cour.. Our buddy's room is at lower floor and looked more gloomy...
We had a bath tub in our room but our buddys room had only shower tray..
The bed sheets are clean and crispy.
Only complain....the staff does not show much warmth .....
We had a pleasant surprise during our stay here though ....
If you stay here anyhow, you MUST try , at least once, the Chinese restaurant located to the left of the hotel... I must say... after travelling to so many european cities, it is one of the best.. never expect it though.... we had 4 meals there... (it is never our plans to have chinese food in paris)
(when u go out of the hotel lobby, turn left .. ...go against the traffic on rue richer, it is on the same side as the hotel, 3 min walk.)
I think i will return to this restaurant the next time i go paris.. ..even if i m not there.... what a shame that i forgot its name...
we have duly noted your comments, thank you. No more "gloomy room" for your friend since the hotel has been renewed with a brand new decoration and warm colours!
About our staff, we have taken the necessary measures to create an enjoyable experience for each of our guests.
Thank you for choosing Best Western Hotel Aida Opéra.
Not terrible but certainly not great.
First the positive things: staff were friendly and helpful, rooms were clean, hotel located in area accessible to metro for sight seeing.
Less positive: decor in rooms/ furnishing in rooms looks like it has been done very much on the cheap. Old ornate wall fittings have been decorated around with chip board, sink squeezed into small shower room above toilet (careful not to bump your knees).
I stay in 10 hotels a year (usually on city breaks or work related). This hotel is not cheap for what you get and breakfast is 12 Euro extra. If you want to use the safe, it will cost an extra 3 Euro per night.
My recommendation would be only to stay here if you get an online reduction. Not woth the full price. OK for a trip which involves you using the hotel purely as a base to sleep in. Not recommended if you are in Paris for a longer period.
we appreciate your feedback which enables us to continually improve our services.
For your information, our hotel has been recently renewed. New colours, new decoration!
A quick glance at our pictures will show you the difference. Safe is now free in all rooms.
We will be always pleased to welcome you again.
A Great Little Hotel
Our family (4, adult sized) stayed at the Aida Opera in late June, 2004, in one of their family rooms. There was a fold out bed (double) and two twins, and a nice bathroom. Our (top) 6th floor room overlooked Rue Richer. The neighborhood was mixed but there were several similarly-sized hotels - this appeared to be one onf the nicest, though. Several patisseries and boulangeries in the area. We are not Jewish, but we understand it is the "Jewish quarter" and there were some kosher places around.
Breakfast, part of the rate, was what we might call extended Continental - nothing cooked, but a nice selection of cereal, fruit, baked goods and so on. The staff were very helpful.
Moderate problems: The a/c worked (it was warm in Paris) but it was either on or off, not adjustable (probably just a problem in that room). The foldout bed was not that comfortable, but we were so pooped from exploring Paris that it didn't matter. We did have a problem finding space for our suitcases - only one spot for opening, and the built-in wardrobes were hard to use. We'd still recommend the hotel, though.
thank you for your remarks enabling us to continually improve our services. Air conditioning can be individually set in each room and all foldout beds are new.
Our team will be glad to welcome you upon your next visit.
Good, comfortable for all - especially useful for those who keep Kosher!
Despite what we had read and heard about the hotel and about hotels in the area, we found the hotel to be clean, bright with relatively friendly and helpful staff.
The hotel is situated in the heart of the 9th suburb of Paris which is quite a Jewish area. It is surrounded by Kosher restaurants, delis, patisseries etc. and the Synagogues are close by.
The hotel itself has a mezuzah on the front door but is not overtly Jewish. The breakfasts are Kosher and are very good (croissants and pastries, fruit, yoghurts and cereal). There is even a Shabbat kettle for those who are interested! What I would advise is that you try to obtain a deal which includes breakfast since it is quite expensive if not on an all-inclusive tariff (I think it was 14 euros each).
We had to move rooms on the first day, due to the bathroom being below standard. But the room we moved to was perfectly adequate. It had an empty fridge, air conditioning, a TV, direct-dial phone and a comfortable bed. The en-suite was a bath with a shower inside.
The doors to the bedrooms are operated by a card-key (non-electronic) and the staff understand perfectly well what you mean if you ask them to ensure that the bathroom light is left on during Shabbat.
For those who are not Jewish, please do not think that this hotel is simply for Jews. It certainly is not. It is part of a chain and there was only one other Jewish couple staying there when we were there.
Word of warning: contrary to some reviews we read, the hotel does NOT have a free shuttle from the airport - they can arrange a taxi but it costs. Best to take the Roissybus from the airport to the Opera and walk (about 10 minutes).
Not a cheap hotel, but due to it's location, cleanliness and helpful staff, one where we would stay again.
thank you for sharing your comments about our hotel. Your feedback is much appreciated. Our staff and I use this information to do everything possible to create an enjoyable experience for each of our guests.
We will be glad to welcome you again.