Hotel Meyerhold Opera
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... had that blocked off and clearly only certain people were allowed to do that climb.
So we waited and every now and then heard roars from the crowd so we thought it was the riders but it was only Camera Crews or their bikes coming through.
Nothing could ever beat the atmosphere of being there in person but clearly you would be able to see more by watching it on TV as in any Sporting event.
So apart from not having the best view and not ...
... Exactly what line and what station I needed to get on, change at or get off on. A real time and life saver. As for the map, one press of the button and it located me so I knew exactly where I was at all time. I get to the hotel and it was very 'quaint' in other words tiny. But it was very clean and very nice. Because I was so early I was able to store my luggage and head straight out, which I did. Straight back on the metro and off to ...
... checkout on the flat. It is small but cozy: an L-shaped flat with: a bedroom which literally has room for the bed, a tiny night-stand and nothing else; a galley kitchen (very well-stocked) with small dinette; a living room with futon couch; a small bathroom. It is comfortable and nicely decorated, and the area is perfect.
But we were exhausted, so after we said good-bye to Patrick, we decided to take a nap. It was still only 8:30am, so we had ...
After a hectic few days we decided to take it a little easier. We rolled out of the apartment at around 1230 and headed straight to lunch at a Chinese restaurant, which was very popular with locals (and decently priced). We know that to some people this may seem criminal but hey you can't eat French food everyday. Next stop was the Latin quarter where I managed to squeeze in a quick haircut. It must be a regulation here that you have your hair washed ...
... was cold, wet and windy. After taking in the sights, shops and Parisian lifestyle we headed home for the night.
The next day after a little sleep in we headed out to the Arc de Triomphe which was much larger than I expected. Unfortunately it started to rain so after some touristy photos we kept moving. Resigned to the fact of getting wet we strolled down Champs Elysees which is the most expensive street in the world, holding ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Meyerhold Opera Paris
Excellent hotel for low budget travellers
I stayed at the Hotel de Hollande with my fiance a whole week during a holliday vacation in July of this year. The hotel was very enjoyable, clean and cheap. Rooms were very spacious and comfortable and service in the hotel was generally above average. Staff were very friendly, especially Stephene, the hotel owner, and his wife, who really went out of there way to help us out when my fiance lost his passport.
I also loved the neighborhood, full of cafees and shops. The location is very central, near the Gare St Lazare, with many subway lines, and 2 minutes from all the important depatment stores. Thanks to all this I did one of the most incredible shopping sprees.
I recommend strongly this hotel with young couples with low budgets who are looking for high quality.
Excellent price/quality hotel
I spent 3 nights at Hotel de Hollande while on a business trip in Paris. I was impressed with the quality of the establishment considering the relatively cheap nightly rate.
The hotel is very clean, well furnished and decorated , contributing to an enjoyable atmosphere while in the hotel. The rooms are very spacious compared to standard Parisian hotels of the same rating (2&3 stars) and the hotel staff is very professional and charming. The hotel has been recently renovated and this can be noticed as soon as entering the first class lobby. There is even internet access from the reception if you have a PC.
Another big + is the neighborhood and location. Centrally located, just a few minutes walk from Paris' major department stores, it is easilly accessible by subway and bus (at least 3 subway lines). In addition, the hotel itself is located in the middle of little pictoresque alleys, full of cafees and restaurant and bustling with the typical Parisian life. All this makes one's stay the more enjoyable.
I strongly recomment this above average little hotel to any person (tourist and businessman) who is looking for top quality at an affordable price.
My husband and I spent 6 nights at the hotel and we were overwhelmed by the friendly and helpful staff.
The breakfast was excellent, there are different dishes served daily during our stay.
The room is spacious, clean and well renovated. We will definitely go back and strongly recommend to all.
Largement au -dessus de beaucoup de 3*
Nous étions en famille cet été dans ce charman hotel, les photos du site officiel ne nous ont pas deçu; la réception est spacieuse, très finement décorée. Les chambres (très spacieuses) sont très "charme parisien" toutes neuves y compris la salle de bain (en tout cas pour notre chambre).
Le service et l'acceuil sont au rendez-vous, toujours prêts pour vous satisafaire. Nous avons pu utiliser internet avec notre PC gratuitement grace à une connexion à l'accueil! Le quartier est très plaisant, vivant et surtout très central et très bien desservi en métro et bus!!
En conclusion, pour avoir beauoup voyagé, je peux vous dire que vous payez un 2* et vous avez un 3*!
Great hotel in paris
i've came to paris 5 or 6 times this year, and i can tell you that this hotel is the best i've been to. The service is exelent, poeple are verry nice serving you, and for a 2 star hotel, it seems like a 3 stars.
A good base
I stayed here with my husband and 2 children (then aged 8 and 5) for 5 nights. The hotel is inexpensive. When in Paris you do tend to be out more than in, but be advised - you do get what you pay for!
Don't be fooled by the lobby photos from the website! Our first impressions were good, as the lobby is well presented and contemporary, but when you climb the creaky, narrow stairs it is a different story! The landing and corridor on our floor were so uneven we tilted as we walked and it was in need of a decorative update!
We had a large family room. It was spacious, with huge windows which opened onto the street. Again, it too was in need of redecorating but it was clean. The bathroom was a little pokey, smelt damp and could have done with a refit. The beds were comfortable and we did sleep well, despite some street noise, but that is to be expected in a city.
Breakfast was typically French fare, served by a rather grumpy lady, who doubled up as the hotel chambermaid! We had croissants, coffee, tea and orange. On the one occasion we slept in and missed breakfast we were able to fill up at one of the many local bistros/brasseries in the surrounding streets. There is a great one on the corner opposite the hotel - which stays open very late and was great for a bedtime hot chocolate for the kids and a nightcap for us!
Location-wise it is great.
The metro station Cadet is at the top of the street (2 mins walk). From there it is only one stop to Gare du Nord but of course the metro connections take you everywhere. Galeries Lafayette is a pleasant 10 minute stroll away and the Passage Jouffroy (covered shopping arcades) are around the corner.
In Paris you need a base, somewhere to come back to for a shower and a sleep. Hotel de Hollande provides that. There is so much to see and do in Paris that you don't need 5* accomodation. The city itself is so expensive that what you save on your hotel room can be spent on meals out! The hotel could do with a facelift but it serves it's purpose well, providing bed and lodging at an inexpensive rate in a great central location. For that reason we'll probably stay there again.
Convenient and Good Value
We stayed at the Hotel Hollande for three days in mid June. It was very clean and the room was average for Paris - small but not tiny. We love the neighorhood - lively and central but noisy. It was very hot during our stay and there was no AC in the room which meant that we had to keep the windows open - noisy all night. The hotel also has no elevator above the 4th floor so we had to drag our heavy bags two more flights - a real pain. Otherwise, this is a good value for the money and I would choose to stay there on our next stay in Paris.
Not as bad as others here says
I stayed in this hotel with my husband and parents, on september/2005, and I can tell you is just a little hotel with the basics, yes, but nice service, very clean (and for me THIS is a very important fact)and very good placed. By night the neighborhood is ok, plenty of restaurants, cafes and so, not at all dangerous. You are just a few steps from the rue Lafayette so metro and buses are at hand, 10 minutes walking to the Opera and pretty close to the "center" of the action. True is, this hotel needs some paint and new carpets in the halls, but the rooms are ok, all with bathrooms and for the noise,not as much as for discomfort....besides, you are on vacations, you dont spend to much time in the room, the importan thing is the city!
Nice place for a few nights in Paris, and what you pay is just fine.... find a really good hotel for less than 170 euros the night....and then think of this one.
You get what you pay for
My husband and I traveled to Paris with a friend in October, 2004 and stayed at Hotel De Hollande because it was affordable and the Web site made it seem like a nice hotel. The Web boasts a newly remodeled hotel; although the lobby is beautiful with hardwood floors and a nicely decorated dining room, no updating was done to the rest of the hotel. The rooms are dated with broken furniture and no "extra amenities".
The room was okay for what we paid, but the walls are paper thin and the showers are the smallest contraptions that I have seen. The room next to us was full of French teenagers and it seemed like they were laughing and running in our own room. Plus, our room overlooked a courtyard that received delivery trucks during the early morning hours-waking us up every morning.
We did not feel threatened in the neighborhood and explored at all hours. The hotel did not ruin our trip by any means, but it is not the nicest of establishments. We had the basics: a bed and our own bathroom.
Hey, you are in Paris...how much time do you really want to stay in your hotel room?
While studying abroad in Ireland last semester my friend and I decided to spend a few days exploring London and Paris (May 2004). London was fantastic and Paris would have been just as amazing if our Hotel de Hollande was all that it claims it is online.
I found the hotel very lacking. We spent hours before the trip looking at hundreds of affordable, clean hotels in a good location. We were VERY impressed by the hotel's web site and assumed we had a winner. However, the hotel was almost nothing like the impression we got. First, the hotel was on the fringes of an "iffy" Parisian neighborhood, not too far from Gare du Nord. We made sure we were in our rooms by dark. We were extremely dissappointed about this being in Paris and wanting to see the city lit up at night. However, being two women in our early 20s we decided safety comes first. Second, we spent four sleepless nights concerned for our safety. Not only was the lock on our door a flimsy push button on the knob, but there was virtually no way of escaping if the building should catch on fire. We did have a large window, but it led to an inclosed area above the checkin counter. I don't know if this is typical of French hotels, but I know I didn't like it. Third, the rooms looked absolutely NOTHING like those on the web page. The internet showed beautifully decorated rooms with a modern touch. What we got (and what all of the other rooms that I got a peek at were) was an old room with very dated and worn furiture. It was very disappointing. Fourth, after a long day walking all over Paris we just wanted to relax and watch some television. Something made entirely impossible because our tv only had one station and one volume setting (EXTREMELY loud). Finally, one of the main perks to the hotel was the blatant advertisement that they speak English. This is not always true. There were one or two men that did speak English, but when they were not on shift it was a mess trying to have a conversation. The staff that served breakfast did not speak English either. Admittedly, this wasn't a huge problem because I took 4 years of high school french, but I was a little mad that they had signs everywhere proclaiming wrong information.
To be fair, however, the room was enormous in European standards (warning: I think our's was one of two or three big rooms, the rest were closet size), the breakfast was delicious, there was a metro station right down the alley, the staff were nice and as helpful as they could be with a language barrier, and everything was always spotless.