Paris Marriott Opera Ambassador Hotel
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We were up for our brekkie at the designated time. Breakfast is a buffet in the downstairs dining room. We chatted with some of the others on the tour, ate our brekkie before going out to reception to locate the Duty Manager.
Pauline, the Duty Manager was mortified when we showed her our room. Housekeeping was called. A new room was …
Yesterday was Sunday. We slept in blissful peace unaware of the time given the magnificent block out curtains. It was 10am when we awoke!
A note from the duty manager had been popped under our door, hoping we found the deluxe room to our satisfaction and offering her apologies for the previous disappointing room.
We quickly …
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TravelPod Member ReviewsParis Marriott Opera Ambassador Hotel
Very welcoming staff and all we would ask for to enable comfortable accomodation within easy walking distance to so many of the treasures of this most captivating of cities.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Paris Marriott Opera Ambassador Hotel
My husband and myself stayed at this hotel in February 2005. We were given a non smoking twin room at the front of the hotel with a balcony which would be great in clement weather. The staff at the hotel were very pleasant, polite and helpful (anyone who has not visited Paris for a couple of years will be pleasantly surprised that the city is now more user friendly than it used to be!). All the staff on reception spoke fluent English. The facade of the hotel and the lobby are impressive and the location could not be better, 5 minutes walk to the Opera district with all it's shops and cafes, a pleasant 15 minute walk to the Seine, in fact all the main tourist attractions including the Louvre are within walking distance if you're reasonably fit but do wear appropriate walking shoes!. Everyone we saw on the Eurostar were wearing high heeled boots or shoes, not a good idea if you plan to walk around Paris (the best way to see all the sights if you supplement with side trips on the Metro).
Good points - location as said in other reviews. Very close to 2 metro stations, Richelieu Drouot and Chaussees D'Antin Lafayette. Nearest supermarket is on Rue Caumartin - right from the hotel and past the big stores, such as Gallery Lafayette. Reception staff were very helpful. Room had good air conditioning, and although it wasn't a specific non-smoking room (as requested) there was no smell of smoke in the room. Food ordered through room service was excellent - especially the chicken, salmon and lamb (all about 20 Euros a meal). Bathroom was very clean and the bath tub filled up to the brim in minutes. Room cleaned to a good standard each day. Umbrella in closet for guest's use during visit was a nice touch.
Lovely hotel convenient to shopping
The Ambassador is a classy hotel for the price. Rooms are large for a mid-priced Paris hotel, and are nicely appointed. Excellent, helpful staff. Good breakfast buffet. Convenient to a busy shopping district (my wife was in heaven) and close to the metro and rail station. But a bit out of the way from most of Paris' main tourist attractions and restaurants. I found it relatively convenient to most of my business appointments in the 8th and 9th districts.
Ok, not great
Room was clean and modest size but old and worn. The lobby and restaurant were great but the room lacked the same appeal. location is good for shopping, eating and the subway.
My husband and I stayed at this hotel in June 2002 and we loved it! We were unsure of what to expect as our travel agent had booked this hotel in coordination with our flight to Paris. We had a rather large room and large bathroom that was quiet. We enjoyed the delicous breakfast and even ate at the hotel restaurant for dinner. It was wonderful food! We stayed here 3 nights before leaving for Switzerland and Italy. We left several large bags with the bellhop for the duration of a week. We had no problems retrieving the bags on our return - everyone was most helpful. I would definitely stay at this hotel in the future.
Good location, that's all
Great location next to the shops, opera and transport, but rooms need refurbishment and cleaning. Used by tour groups, so huge numbers of Japanese there. Entrance lounge extremely smoky. As other reviewers say, the breakfast buffet at EUR 24 each is not worth it. There is a cafe 50 yards on the right of the hotel across the street which offers a much better organic breakfast for EUR 6.50.
I stayed two nights at the Ambassador Hotel in July 2004 and found the staff to be very friendly and helpful on arrival. There was six of us altogether in three rooms and checking in went very smoothly. There are leaflets you can pick up in the lobby to help you get around Paris which i found to be invaluable during my stay.
Ideal location for shopping in Paris.
The room is large by European standard. Beds are comfortable. Toilet is in a separate room from the bathroom. The hotel is ideally located for shopping at Lafayette and Printemp. The Metro station is half a block from the door. The Rousybus stop to the airport is a ten-minute walk from the hotel.
Good location for shoppers
This art-deco hotel is a 5 minute walk to Galeries Lafayette, ideal if shopping is on your Paris trip itinerary. The famous Opera Garnier is also a short distance walk.
The bar and lounge area make for a great place to "hang out." The superior room was spacious by French hotel room standards. Room service was on par as well. Renovating the rooms with new furniture and carpet should be the hotel's next step to making it a five-star hotel.
Good bread & butter hotel.
A nice hotel in the Opera district. At $200 a night in November is was neither a steal nor too expensive. Very nice lobby & bathrooms, but my room definitely needed newer furniture & carpet.Recommended.