W Paris - Opera
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TravelPod Member ReviewsW Paris - Opera
More often than not we stay on the Left Bank when in Paris. However, for several reasons (unrelated to the hotel itself) we chose to stay at W Paris Opera this time (the hotel is on the Right Bank). The location of this hotel is very good if you stay on the Right Bank - few minutes walk to several metro stations, few minutes walk to the stop of Roissy bus that takes you directly from/to the airport (we did not use the bus, but it's definitely an option).
The hotel is literally across the street from the Opera Garnier, and we could see the Opera house from our windows. So - the location is nice.
We stayed in their so-called "Marvelous" suite, which I would classify as either junior suite or really big (by Parisian standards) room. No complaints about the room - comfortable bed, efficient layout, nice toiletries. But there were minor annoyances that mostly had to do with W hotels striving to be too modern and hip. For example, major lights were controlled by motion sensors. And several times shower lights went off in the middle of our showering - perhaps we did not scrub ourselves vigorously enough for the motion sensors to detect any motion? :) Another annoyance was their "waterfall" faucets - beautiful but very impractical.
But! As I mentioned - these were only minor things; I am mentioning them only for the sake of completeness and fairness of this review.
The things that really matter were all good. Staff was well trained, competent and helpful. Breakfast was included but nothing special. You have to sign breakfast bill every day, and they count it as 38 euros per person (76 euros for the room). Which is a LOT for a breakfast that does not even include champagne. However, at the end of the stay the charges were taken off - apparently, they use this for some accounting reasons. Weird, but ok.
Overall though it was a nice hotel and a pleasant stay. I would not hesitate to stay there again.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
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