Golden Tulip Opera De Noailles
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... was our friend who made the connection - thanks Nic!). Having lived in Paris for 5 years she had many stories to tell about the life of a Parisian. Her role in the show was one of the centrepieces - swimming in a tank full of water and pythons! We puffed our chests out a bit when she did her act as we told the English couple beside us “we know her”. Ha-ha!
The show was ...
... we went back to st sulpice and got there just in time to watch the sun spot go across the line. Went back to flat. Walked to champ de mars and walked from one end to the trocadero. Back to flat. When merlin and Beth got back, we had dinner just down the street, then back to flat for lemon tart and coffee. Then to trocadero to take pictures of Eiffel Tower. Back to ...
... specialty food stores (which are closed on Sunday). Fortunately, the chocolatier was open, and Irene found a few items for gifts. Turning down rue Royale, a street filled with such glitzy names as Gucci, Dior, Cartier, etc., Dee was tempted by a crystal vase she spotted in the Baccarat display window, which was priced at a modest 20,000-euros. When advised this purchase would bust our credit card limit, she thankfully lost interest.
Onward to ...
... to find the kids park as we'd seen that on the map. Given the proximity to our house, it will be a place Carissa should be bringing the kids to quite often. It wasn't too hard to find and we let the kids loose.
It was about 5:00 by the time we were ready to head back and we took a different route home in the hopes of running into shops we'd seen the previous day. Beautiful streets and buildings everywhere, and trees on the main boulevards. We ...
... with hail - it looked like snow! Pete had a bit of work to do, but he first took us out for lunch to a restaurant with a great view of the city. We had a really nice meal and made it back to the apartment before it started raining again. Elle wanted to see the Eiffel Tower before heading back to London the next morning, so she got more directions from Pete and headed off. I spent the arvo sipping tea and reading at Pete's place. Vincent came home eventually, and he is still just ...
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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.
Breakfast are very good, and there is lot of choice, ie ham, chocolate pancakes, cheeses, yogourts, cereals, etc. The lady working at the breakfast area is very sweet and effecient.
Make sure you arrive by cab as there is no doorman nor parking space to unload your luggage. You simply stop in the street, and block traffic if any. We found this a bit stressful.
Very well located. We walked to the Louvres, les Champs Élisées. You are right in the center of the city. And the metro is very close.
Would definetely stay there again.
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!
Good base for visiting Paris.
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.
A Great Location
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.
However the hotel is in a wonderful location and offers the opportunity to walk to any of the 'must-see' locations, particularly the magnificent Opera Garnier, which is just around the corner. We would be more than happy to stay at the Golden Tulip Opera Noailles in the future, and would even look forward to sparing with 'Basil' again.
Room For Improvement
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.
The hotel itself has a nice, modern feel. The rooms are spacious (by Paris's standards) as are the bathrooms and both have been refurbished in the last few years and are wearing well.
The most disappointing thing about this hotel would be it's staff. They were generally unhelpful and providing any level of customer service was a problem for them. Our bar fridge in our room did not work and no attempt was made to rectify the situation. Five days later when we left the bar fridge still didn't work.
Give the staff an attitude adjustment and this would be a great place to stay.