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Loved the Pulitzer Opera
My wife and I stayed at the Pulitzer Opera for 5 days in Sept 2006. The location of the hotel is very convenient. It is about 10-15 minutes from all of Paris' attractions. The hotel is a mere 50 meters (150 feet) from the Grand Blvd Metro Station. This adds to the convenience. There are quite a few restaurants stones throw from the hotel and offer a variety of tastes.
The room was very clean and well kept. And unlike other French hotels, the no smoking law was strictly followed. The beds were comfortable and clean. The bathroom was a bit small but sufficient. The room was decent sized for the € 140 we paid per night. The reception staff was very helpful and cheerful. Most of all, they spoke and understood English clearly and gave us lots of help with directions.
We are very happy with the hotel and would definitely consider staying there again.
My husband and I stayed here to celebrate our 40th birthdays. The hotel was in a good location, it was clean and if there were any problems they were sorted quick, we had a bulb out in our room.
The staff were friendly, and the breakfast room was good.
The only thing wrong was that the bar was a non alcoholic one.
we would stay here again.
Buen hotel, teniendo en cuenta el nivel general de Paris
Habitación aceptable y con un armario mas que suficiente.
Cuarto de baño correcto.
Prensa en castellano.
Buena localización y con estación de metro muy cerca.
Teniendo en cuenta el nivel habitual en Paris para este tipo de hoteles, este hotel cumplió perfectamente mis expectativas
More good than bad, but mostly sufficient.
I stayed here for a week in January. In selecting this hotel, my three top criteria were location, Internet access, and a clean room. With these, the Hotel Pulitzer fares adequately.
From the Gare du Nord - where the Eurostar arrives as well as the CDG airport train - the taxi fare is less than €10, including tip. The small hotel staff is friendly, mostly English-capable, and helpful with minor things, such as making a phone call on your behalf, providing directions, arranging a taxi, etc.
The wi-fi service the hotel claims on its website is actually provided by a third-party, Meteor, which means there's no one to complain to or refunds to seek when service is poor, which it frequently was. The good news: while Internet access sets you back a hefty €25 per 24 hours, those hours don't run consecutively, meaning it's not per day but per 24 hours of aggregate use.
The hotel's location is a big plus. It's a two-minute walk (exit the front door and turn right) to the Grands Boulevards metro station, which serves two lines, both providing good city access. Concorde - Paris' tourist central - is four short stops away.
The area immediate the hotel is quite lively, with plenty of restaurants, cafes and shops. There are at least two small grocery stores within a few blocks. The neighborhood's a bit touristy, and many of the restaurants near the hotel reflect it - not a lot of locals as customers, it seemed. For a more bona fide French dining experience, you might consider heading elsewhere to eat. I didn't find the neighborhood to be "dodgy" at all, which I mention only to offset comments made in a previous review.
The rooms at this hotel are small - VERY small. My "chambre" (that's French for "closet," apparently), a standard single, was maybe 13' x 11', not including a commensurately tiny bathroom. There's a small desk with a small chair, which is cramped for space by the bed. There is single outlet (with just one plug) next to the desk and another in the bathroom. The room, however, is pleasantly decorated, well kept and clean, and closet/shelf space is quite plentiful given the size. The mini bar isn't packed to capacity, leaving space for items you've purchased yourself.
Electricity - for the lights, TV, electrical outlet, heat, etc. - is dependent on inserting your cardkey in a slot next to the door. So, if you want to charge your electronics while you're away, ask for an extra key - and attach a note to that key that says "Ne touchez pas SVP," otherwise it will be removed when your room is made up. The hair dryer affixed to the bathroom wall is one of those weak, vacuum cleaner types - you'll see what I mean. If you have long hair, you might consider bringing your own.
Overall, this is certainly a sufficient hotel and my stay was pleasant. Three stars is fair, but three and a half would be pushing it. You won't be unhappy here, as long as you can adapt to the confining space. I would stay again at this hotel, but not without first looking for a better deal elsewhere.
Brillant value for money
This was my third trip to Paris within a year and this was definitely the best hotel so far. I actually spotted it whilst walking around last time I was in the city and thought it looked so nice I'd go in and pick up a card. Yes, the rooms are quite small but that's fairly common for city centre hotels. But these were tastefully decorated with laminate floors and decent furniture - and they were clean which is the most important thing in my book. It's not as if you spend an awful amount of time in a hotel when you're away anyway so no chance of cabin fever.
Breakfast was fairly basic but fine for my needs. Location was excellent - possible to walk to Galeries Lafayette etc in about 15 minutes.
Okay as a base for day trips
The hotel is reasonably okay, staff are helpful, however, from my point of view the location is a little dodgey at night.
The rooms are small (including the Club rooms) but reasonably equipped, quiet and clean. Safe box is an extra which should be included in the price.
The lift in the west wing of the hotel has been shoehorned into place and as such is not really practical for luggage or pram transport.
Breakfast is repetitive with little choice. Salami, cheese and ham becomes a little tedious. Fresh fruit for example would help. Coffee lousy for France.
For one or two nights the hotel is acceptable but I would seriously reconsider the breakfast option for more nights.
Great Location, great hotel
I have recently stayed for two nights in the hotel Pulitzer and would definitely recommend it as a good base for exploring Paris. The hotel is a short walk from the grand boulevard metro and is easy walking distance from the Sacre Coeur (about a 30/40 minute walk) and the Champs Elyesses. The hotel was very clean and very quiet considering the road outside appeared quite busy (I was in a room facing into the internal courtyard). The room was quite small but perfectly formed with clean bathroom. The breakfast was good with a range of meats, cheeses, eggs, breads, croissants, various juices and hot drinks. If you can get a good deal for this hotel then go for it!
My wife and I stayed at the hotel for 4 nights in October of 2004, after finding it on the Internet, and it was a fantastic location. We walked from the hotel to the all the landmarks of Paris, and the Hard Rock Café is just around the corner from the hotel.
The rooms were really nice and clean, and even if the room which we had was quite small, it was more than enough for a good night's sleep. The staff was super-friendly, and really polite at all times. The breakfast buffet looked very tempting, but due to the relatively high price, we rather ate out at one of the small cafés close to the hotel. There's a really nice place where they serve great omeletts, just a few meters from the hotel, if you take a right turn when exiting the hotel.
Compared to the price we paid for 4 nights, the hotel offered great rooms, great location, and friendly staff! We'll definitely stay there next time we go to Paris!
Stayed there in January 2005. This hotel is in a very convenient part of town (Montmartre) and has easy access to the metro. The rooms are super clean and very nice. The staff was very helpful. Would definitely stay there again.
Felt like new...
Stayed for 4 nights in April 2004. Hotel has been recently renovated and as a result it is in excellent condition. Felt like new...
Good clean rooms, wooden floors etc. Good breakfast. Close to 2 underground stations (to reach train stations and tourist attractions), and walking distance from several restaurants.
Gem of a hotel for the price.
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