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TravelPod Member ReviewsIbis Bastille Opera Paris
Lovely modern hotel, Great facilities, on site parking. Restaurants everywhere, easy access to thye sights of Paris.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Ibis Bastille Opera Paris
Clean and Reasonable
With three children we needed two rooms so price is important. we booked a twin for the older boys and a double and put me up for the youngest and us. You cant do this online so no 10 euro saving but it is easy to do over the phone with fax confirmation. the only problem is that the twins and doubles are located on different floors so not suitable for larger families with young children. The rooms aren't big but all you are going to do in Paris is either lie down after site seeing or go to bed at the end of the day. As with every Accor group hotel we have ever stayed in the rooms are clean and beds comfortable. The area feels extremely safe ( walking around as a family at 11pm felt perfectly normal). There is plenty of nightlife available 500 yards south towards Bastille.
Don't use the express check out!
We stayed at the Ibis Bastille Opera in May to watch the Champions League Final.
The Hotel is of good standard for its cost.
Like all Ibis, it is basic so don't expect a mini-bar or pay movies.
The bar & restaurant are very good however the bar closes quite early and the staff were rude.
When we came to check out, the self service check out computer crashed and kept my card. We had to wait over an hour for an engineer to fix the problem meaning that we then had to make our onward journey to the train station at peak time. This delay meant we were nearly refused access onto our return flight as this error had set us back nearly 2 hours!
After complaining about this they refunded me for 1of our 3 nights stay but took 2 months to do this!
This echos other previous reviews. OK, this is an Ibis which should give you the basics - average quality budget hotel, good value, small but clean rooms, satisfying if unremarkable 7 Euros breakfast buffet. The location is good for the budget-minded tourist as Ibis value is combined with proximity to the Place de la Bastille offering easy public transport connections to many of the tourist attractions, cafes, restaurants, etc. There is a supermarket a block or so away, another small convenience store which seems to be open long hours most days and a bakery. Numerous neighbourhood places to eat, many of which offer reasonable choice for any vegetarians. This is not a place for a romantic weekend or for a long stay or if you are looking for frills and facilities. However, for the budget-minded looking for somewhere reasonably central for a few nights it may well be what you are looking for.
If all you need is a clean room with ensuite in a central and safe area, this may be the place for you. You will have to comprimise on size though, as rooms are compact and showerrooms tiny.
Small rooms, macdonalds feeling
The rooms are small, we asked for a cot but there is no room for one Ended up putting the extra mattress on the floor for the infant..The restaurant has a 'chain restaurant feeling' but the breakfast is good value for 6 euros. We met quite nice staff members but unfortunately our requests were 'forgotten'...The cleaning maids came in after a couple of knocks even when you had the 'do not disturb' sign !! Good location though..
We stayed at the Ibis Bastille Opera for two nights. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a good quality budget hotel in Paris. The hotel is situated in a lovely residential side-street very close to Place de la Bastille. The directions given on the Ibis website were perfectly adequate and we got from Charles De Gaulle to our hotel with no hassle whatsoever! The Metro is FAB and so cheap to use - there's a Metro station very close to the hotel. We felt very safe in this area day and night and after sightseeing we came back and ate locally as the hotel is right on the doorstep of the bustling sidestreets of the Mairie. The food and drink here was half the price of eating out in the very centre of Paris which frankly is a total rip-off (We paid €30 for two coffee's and two slices of tart in a city-centre cafe - hard to believe!!!)
The hotel was what you'd expect of an Ibis - I know they are formulaic and bland but they are clean, the staff were friendly and I felt safe and secure. The bathroom was tiny! and I don't mean by american standards, I'm european and it was smaller than any other hotel bathroom I've ever seen. Think bathroom on a cruise ship or in a caravan and you'll get the idea, the window was like a porthole which made it even more boat like! No bath just a shower which is all right by me, but I would have enjoyed a long soak just to ease my aching limbs - Paris is a city best seen on foot and by God did we walk!
Ibis You know what to expect
I agree with the first 2 reviewers.
Go to this hotel, in common with all Ibis hotels, knowing that what you get is convenience, reasonable comfort and reasonably priced accomodation. If you require a hotel with a 'personality' go elsewhere.
I stayed for 3 nights in September 2004 and found it adequate for our purposes, which were somewhere to sleep which was easily accessable and clean. Bastille area is 3-4 minutes walk away and I felt we got value for money at the hotel.