Golden Tulip Opera De Noailles
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Have been a bit slack with my blog because the wifi in Paris was **** and couldn't be bothered trying to use it; while it kicked me off it every two seconds. So I've waited til I arrived in London with a better connection.
Paris was beautiful. We stayed about 10 minutes out of the city but we saw many sites. We …
... ticket. We walked back outside to enter the station from a different side. We crossed the street, walked down the steps and heard music coming from the center of the station. As we walked down the corridor, we saw a big group of people huddled together. I was surprised to see that it was a crowd watching street musicians. There were two men singing and playing guitar, which is not unusual for Paris metro stations. However, I have never seen a crowd so big or as enthusiastic ...
... most Swiss cities it is breathtakingly beautiful. The emblem of Bern is a bear and they actually have real live bears in a large wildlife enclosure by the river. We visited the bears and both reminisced about a previous trip we had been on to Bern with Valentin Gafner. A few years ago, after Erin quizzed him on it, Valentin told Erin that the path leading up to the bears, with names on every brick, was the names of people that had fallen into the bear ...
... something so it would have taken hours and hours to get in. I was super gutted, as the catacombs were pretty high on my list. We decided to grab a coffee instead and then caught the subway back to Ila de la Cite and walked down the Seine to Musee de Orsay, which is an Impressionist Museum in an old train station.
It was a bit of a debacle getting there as the subway closed unexpectedly at one station, we think because someone committed suicide at the next station, but ...
... really fun. We had lunch and then went
to the Notre Dame cathedral which was really pretty. We were going to
climb the Notre Dame tower but the queue was to long. We then caught the
train to where The Louvre is and went in there for a look. I found it
quite boring because I don't like art but the Mona Lisa was cool. Then
we went to where the Eiffel Tower was and got in the queue to climb it.
We decided ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Golden Tulip Opera De Noailles Paris
We stayed at the hotel 3 nights and really appreciated the high quality service. Everybody was helpfull and nice, and they did everything possible to accomodate us. Rooms are very clean but on the small side. It is Paris after all. But the bathroom was impeccable, all new with good amenities. We were in a triple room as we travel with our daughter of 7. We had 2 single beds and a pull out for her.
A good choice
Excellent front desk staff (efficient & friendly & English was not a problem as they were fluent or knowledgable); very clean rooms and public areas on a quiet street. Rooms are not large but it is Paris. Not sure why it is a 4 star as it feels more 3 star. The location was perfect for walking to sites or taking the subway but be aware that finding the location the first time can be challenging. Lots of places for dining in the neighborhood.
We loved everything about this hotel.
We thought the location was ideal.
What we most enjoyed about the hotel was its design. After spending the week touring the Loire Valley, we welcomed the modern clean design of this hotel.
We had a room with a balconey to the street, which we took advantage of numerous times. The staff was helpful and patient with our limited French. The buffet was very good. My husband enjoyed the small but adequate gym.
Nice decor and nice hotel - but where is the water?
We stayed at this hotel for one night in July. Got a nice room in one of the top floors with a beautiful balcony overlooking the street. Hotel was in a good spot as well, only a short walk from the central parts of Paris.
We liked the decor of the room, minimal and stylish. The only problem we encountered was with the water pipes. In the morning, when we wanted to take showers etc. the entire hotel was out of water! Luckily they let us stay in the room a bit longer than the original check-out time for us to get ourselves ready when the water situation came back to normal.
Would stay there again, hopefully with better luck with water next time!
We stayed here because friends visiting Paris had already made reservations. The hotel is near Opera Magnier, and was close enough to walk to from the airport shuttle stop. (Make sure you get directions beforehand, though - the streets around there are confusing.) We found the hotel convenient: we walked to the Louvre, and were close to the excellent Paris metro system. Our room was nice with modern furniture in very good condition, and good sized although not huge. It looked out over an attractive central courtyard/airshaft with patios below and plants. The bathroom was modern and spacious enough. The desk staff was helpful. The hotel serves a breakfast in the bar area, but it is very expensive. There are many restaurants nearby. The bar is small and closes by 10pm. You're within a 10-15 minute walk of the Galleries Lafayette department store. Overall, this was a very nice base for operations.
I would definately recommend this hotel I stayed here for 4 nights form 19/03/04 to 23/03/04. Nice room. Staff very freindly and helpful. Good breakfast, You can walk to all the major attractions easily, it only took us 45 minutes to walk to the Eiffel Tower. There are bars and plenty of restaurants right on your doorstep. The Roissy bus is the best way to get to and from the Airport only 8 Euros each way and the bus stop is only 5 mins walk away behind the Opera la Musique. I would definately stay here again. Superb!
Nice Bargain Hotel
My husband and I stayed at the Golden Tulip last year on a British Airways package. We were not wild about the location (9th arr.) because it was too touristy and busy but we had no problems with the hotel itself. The front desk staff were very nice and although they spoke limited English and we spoke even more limited French, they were very patient and helpful to the extent that the language barrier allowed.
They serve a very nice buffet breakfast and there is a small gym, a rarity in Paris, which my husband enjoyed.
This was our first experience of a Paris hotel and we were somewhat surprised because we had been warned to expect average quality for top dollar. The room was small, although we did manage to fit a roll-in within the 4 walls for a 3rd person to use for a couple of days. The bathroom was adequate and we had a lovely little balcony overlooking rue Michodiere. There was no fridge, but as it was winter we kept all the perishables in plastic containers on the balcony, which achieved the same result. There is no restaurant, but there are plenty nearby, and breakfast is simple but nourishing. Most of the staff are particularly friendly, but there is one officious gentlemen on the front desk who we nicknamed 'Basil' due to his general attitude towards guests - and particularly their attempts to converse in basic French.
My husband and I stayed at this hotel for 5 nights in July 2003. The location of the hotel was great. Close to two Metro lines and within easy walking distance to most of the main attractions. Also surrounded by some great shopping and decent restaurants.