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Very pleasant hotel with good location
Stayed at the Opera Cadet May 5-11, 2004. We had a 4th floor room overlooking the street. The street was very quiet and never bothered us. We walked about 15 minutes to Gare du Nord to catch the Eurostar for a day trip to London. Walking back to the hotel at 11:30pm was very safe with lots of people on the streets. It was about a 15 minute walk to the Opera Garnier and major department stores. Several good places to eat are within just a few minutes stroll. The room was clean and the hotel staff were very helpful. Our only complaint was my wife not liking the hair dryer output. This was our second trip to Paris and will stay at the Opera Cadet on our next visit.
Loved the Opera Cadet
My friend and I stayed at the Opera Cadet Hotel the middle of January 04 for 6 days. We loved it! It was walking distance to two major department store, the Opera, our touring office, and right down the street from the Metro. The staff we're not only very friendly but extremely helpful in making suggestions and recommendations. The room was small but adequate and kept very clean by the staff. I would love to return in warm weather and eat in their outside courtyard. Truly a very Parisian neighborhood with a bakery, vegetable stand, flower stand, chocolate shop etc. right on your street! I recommend this hotel very highly! Jan Day Moline, Il
Wouldn't stay anywhere else
In 2004, it will be our 4th visit to Paris. We found the Opera Cadet on our first visit, and have stayed there every time we have visited Paris. The staff is extremely courteous, friendly, helpful, and professional. The rooms, are small, yet comfortable. The neighborhood offers every need, from the metro station just a few feet away, to small shops for food, wine, desserts, and staples. I wouldn't stay anywhere else.
Wonderful Small Hotel
The Rue Cadet is a small hotel that is very personal and inviting, the rooms, although 'small' according to American standards, easily fit from 1-4 people. The beds are thin but comfortable, the bathroom clean and well stocked. Everything is perfect, including the location, which is near the metro. The neighborhood is safe and shows the life of Paris, with its meat shops, bakeries and fish markets. If one is hungry, you can go anywhere for a quick bite, including a crepe on the corner. The breakfast is included in some packages and is really welcome, food served: eggs, breads, fruits, and cereal which is more than enough to qualify as filling. Staff knows English very well, some internet machines in the corner. Well recommended!
I loved the Opera Cadet Hotel. My two children (both adults) and I stayed there for a week in November 2003 and we were very happy with our accommodations. Very friendly staff, nice room (much bigger than I expected), wonderful coffee and an absolutely fabulous location. We were right across the street from the metro, which made it so convenient to go anywhere in the city. We were also close to numerous shops and restaurants, not to mention the open markets and bakeries. I would recommend anyone to stay at the Opera Cadet.
Loved the Opera Cadet
I had already booked a hotel in the Montparnasse area when I discovered the reviews on this web-site, which didn't rate it very highly at all!
I cancelled that booking and after having read the excellent reports on the Opera Cadet, booked a family room at very short notice. The hotel was everything we expected. The area was lovely which is important when you have children with you. The hotel is in a small side street and whilst we were there it was dressed for christmas. There are lots of shops: bakeries, butchers, grocers and cheese shops, all with stalls actually on the street. There is also a good selection of restaurants nearby if you don't want to go too far. The nearest metro (Cadet) is literally a minute away (and that's if you walk slowly) and from there you have direct access to the city centre. The rooms were spacious, clean and tidy, though wardrobe space was limited. The reception staff were friendly and spoke excellent English and when we asked for extra pillows they were provided immediately. The only downside was the breakfast, which didn't include the usual meat & cheese selection that you would ordinarily find in a continental breakfast, but what we had was tasty and fresh, so certainly don't let this put you off. I would certainly stay at this hotel again!
Nice little hotel!
very nice hotel. clean. desk personnel were extremely helpful, especially thierry, the night desk clerk, who phoned his mother to get answers to my questions, when he did not know!! nicely located, about 10 minute walk to the opera, and 15 minutes to gallerie lafayette/le printemps department stores. pharmacy, small grocery stores, bakery very close by. safe neighborhood for evening walks. nice fruit basket deliverd by front desk on arrival day. breakfast sufficient, though not "grand" with the usual bread, croissants, yogurt, cereals. nothing bad at all to say about this property! i would stay there again.
A very comfortable hotel.
We were moved to this hotel for just a couple of nights, by the one we originally booked. The rooms were small but bright (the usual French peach) and the service was good. The rooms facing the back were much quieter with a pretty view of their tiny garden. The lobby is spacious and leads to the garden, as does the breakfast room. We did find that most of the brasseries were closed for a late dinner. But during the day there are nice food shops on the cute street, and all the sales people were friendly. We loved the cheese we bought there.
What a super find right in the heart of the Opera district! A 10 minute walk to either Gare St. Lazare or Gare du Nord. Excellent, helpful staff. The bartender even gave us an ice bucket to chill our champagne that we'd brought. Room was a good size with plenty of mirrors for 3 women getting ready to go out. Gorgeous bouquets of fresh flowers everywhere and an excellent breakfast included in the room price. I would definitely stay here again! Just one quibble, the beds have plastic coated mattresses that are very noisy, hot and uncomfortable. I put a towel down, but it didn't solve the problem. Otherwise a super spot!
I am in love with this hotel!
After living briefly in Paris, and craving the opportunity to return, I found a great internet vacation package that included the hotel Opera Cadet. Since a few family members were joining me, I wanted to find the best, most accessible (for those unfamiliar with the language), attractive, yet affordable place to stay. I was blown away by this place! The staff exceeds every American notion of customer service, and the attractive, tidy, and modern rooms and facilities belied the cost of our stay. The breakfast is fantastic, as well as the cozy bar downstairs, and again I can't empasize enough how kind and helpful the staff is! In addition they have fax capabilities, meeting rooms, etc., and their website is very informative. The neighborhood is one of the most charming in Paris, and the street below features wonderful vendors. The metro is quite literally across the street, so the entire city is accessible. Needless to say, it was a wonderful feeling to find a hotel that was so beautiful, yet so incredibly reasonable in Paris. I would recommend this hotel to anyone in a heartbeat (but I would be so jealous that you would be the one going!!). I cannot wait to return to the hotel Opera Cadet.