Hotel Lorette Opera - Astotel Paris
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... to understand them better. The myth about the arrogance of Parisians is partly true but it is not about all of them for sure, anyway it is important to be always respectful. For example it is better to start the conversation in French, at least to use basic phrases like "bonjour", "bonsoir", "parle vous anglais?" and only after to contuine speaking in English. We have met only nice people there, no bad reaction and the communication in total was quite ok.
It is a place of ...
... English, smiles, Paris Pass and we're in - "Quickly, quickly" We were quick. We came we saw, we thought, we took a photo and then we were off. Off to see about climbing the Eiffel Tower. That is one site that is hard to lose track of as you are meandering your way towards it. We arrived, admired, stood in line then learned that a) the top was closed, and b) we had a rather long wait to be able to climb just a part of the way up. We decided that we'd ...
... except for the terrible night's sleep on the ground in a tent!). Was so much fun wearing the yellow t-shirt, getting rowdy cheering on Lleyton (even though he lost) and getting on BBC TV! Met so many great people that day, had yummy strawberries & cream (not too badly priced I was surprised!) and even took a bottle of Pimms in (they let you do that over here.....crazy!)
Soooooo much else has happened (including many, many Pimms & Lemonades, and ...
One of the mainstays of Parisian life is the regions weekly market, where produce for the week is bought. It is a must see to get a glimpse of daily life in this wonderful city, so..... Of we set, in the completely wrong direction, to see the market of the 6th E.....walking, walking, walking. Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Bloody hell, can I just get my bearings in this town? After turning a 10 minute walk into a 50 minute loop we still couldn't find the market. There it is ...
Great sunny day here max 23c today the shorts are on. Breakfast at a Dutch bakery great brown scroll with melted cheese. Bus cab to Central Station for the 11.20 train. $15e The train was fantastic with meals and snacks provided along the way. We met up with a couple on the cruise from Minyama at the station who were also heading ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Lorette Opera - Astotel Paris
If you've been to Paris before and don't need any help from the staff, then this hotel is perfect. It's affordable, the rooms are huge by European standards, the decor is fun and modern, and everything is extremely clean. The location was right in between the center of the city and Sacre Cour. Unfortunately, they had some of the worst staff I've come across. They lost our reservation which they corrected. However, they never fixed it in the computer so they had to deal with the problem all over again when we checked out. Their knowledge of the city was mediocre at best. They didn't listen. When we asked them to split the bill on two credit cards they proceeded to put it on one and then would not correct it and told us that we should just refund one another. When I asked for pillows, I was asked to come to the basement to get them. The incompetence of the staff was a shame because the hotel itself was really quite wonderful.
This weekend we were staying in this excellent hotel. We booked this hotel via octopustravel (link on this site). Directly with the hotel it was fully booked so we had to. Don't expect to get a discount on the site. Everything in this hotel is perfectly ok without anything as surplus. The rooms are very clean, nicely air-conditioned (as it was a nice and warm weekend) but also Paris-like small. The bathroom is also very well kept (they restored the hotel a couple of years ago). The receptionist are helpfull. Breakfast is complete for a french one but for many (like me) a hotel-breakfast isn't complete without bacon and eggs (but therefor you need cooking-personel, which costs). Very positive is the fact that you do not really have the feeling of a big chain-hotel (which Best Western naturally is). Well done.
Brilliant modern hotel,super staff definately return
Super hotel helpful staff, clean bright and very modern bedrooms.
We stayed in the Best Western Lorette opera for 3 nights (31/8/04 - 3/9/04). We were very Pleased. The hotel was spotlessley clean, it reminded me of a showhome! The bathroom was bigger than average the room was great, nice and comfortable and modern. I would definately reccomend this hotel. It is relatively cheap and of a very high standard. There are restaurants and bars in the immediate vacinity and St Georges tube station is literallly a 30 second walk from the hotel. If you go to Paris, you must stay in this hotel!!!
Crazy for it!!
The hotel was wonderful. The design was funky, but maintained an element of sophistication. The only complaint I have, is that they don't serve pains-au-chocolat for breakfast.
Brilliant Hotel. The rooms and hotel in general are beautiful. It is exactly as it looks on the best western website.
It is really well located, only a few yards to the St Georges Metro stop.
Breakfast lovely, but expensive if it is not included in your room rate.
We are going back to Paris and will definitely stay here again.
This is a good hotel, in a pleasant alcove of Paris. The decor is chic, the breakfast tasty, and the service enjoyably subtle.
Were I to visit Paris again in the next few years, I'd defintely go back to this hotel.
Why? Decent price on the internet, close to the Metro, nice enough location, good sized room, clean, friendly staff, close to Gare du Nord, air conditioning, etc etc etc.
This place is great.
I stayed here in July 2004. I really liked it. The hotel is very clean and new. The neighborhood is not the best, only about a mile south of MOULIN ROUGE. As long as you don't walk towards MOULIN ROUGE, you will be fine. I paid about $100 US per night, got it from Expedia. The prices offered by the hotel were a little higher. It's 2 minutes away from the Metro stop. I recommend this place. I would stay there again.
This is a very charming hotel in an excellent location, a 10 minute walk from Montmartre and within easy distance from the City Centre via the Metro. The staff are very helpful which, combined with the cleanliness and attractiveness of the hotel, means that I would definitely return in future.
This is an absolute fantastic hotel in the heart of Monmarte in Paris. Beautiful old building and very new rooms inside. Helpful staff, but good to know a little French as not all staff knew fluent English. Right next to St. George's Metropolitan stop and a 15-20 minute walk to the Museum area of Paris. Very close to Sacre-Coure and right in the heart of Monmarte. Stayed there twice on a recent trip to Europe and was definitely my favorite Best Western hotel.