Hotel Windsor Opera
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This flight was a little fuller and I had someone sitting next to me and but this time the girl got up and moved to the back of the plane.So I had plenty of room again and could stretch out. More sleep and a couple of movies and we were there. I had landed in Paris my adventure had begun.
Introduction to ParisWe walked straight of the plane and into security check point that was a simple passport stamp and ...
... randomly closed on Mondays. So we headed back to our previous stop and proceeded to look for Les Invalides, which we thought was a museum, but was actually a large open area where the French military is headquartered. It was impressive and reminded us of the Mall in Washington D.C. The rain was still coming down and we were soaked and chilled to the bone. This was the first weather we encountered that was really tough to handle but traveling around in wet clothes is just not a ...
... great and when we asked them for directions, one of them is Italian and wasn't sure. He asked his colleague "ou est Chartres" where is Chartres? The answer quick as a flash came back..... en France. We all understood that one and burst out laughing. It is interesting, the language thing. We are making ourselves understood mostly and my poor schoolgirl French has been a lot better than I thought.
Bonsoir Mes Amis
Waz and Heli
... iPhone! We met Olivier and his wife from Brittany who recently sold his company to the Crown family. Olivier sang in Russian and Bob mouthed the words. Very funny. Oliver gave us some great restaurant tips, including the best place for oysters, next to Paul Bert Bistro. We said our goodbyes and boarded the plane for Stockholm. ...
... lot of other people heading for the station also. When I got to the station platform, I wasn’t sure which train to take as there were two of them there. I correctly chose the one on the left track and it departed within a minute at 17:25.
The cars were all extremely crowded, hot and muggy, and it was “standing room only”. I could occasionally feel a slight breeze from one of the open windows, but that didn’t occur often. The trip ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Windsor Opera Paris
Just returned from fantastic stay in Paris. We stayed at the Windsor Opera Hotel and we are a little confused with the bad reviews the place have had earlier. The place is no "Hilton", but that's why they don't have 5 stars. Our room was on the top floor and had no view, but it was clean and functional. We had excellent service from the start, when it turned out that our travel agents system had withdrawn our reservation for some still unknown reason. The man at the desk got us a 5! person room in no time and later in the evening the same room for the rest of our stay. The people at the desk were friendly and helpful, the metro was near, excellent food near (recommended by the hotel personnel). So if you don't need a luxury hotel, just a friendly clean place to stay, this is a good option.
Well, this hotel was so bad that we did not even stay in it!!
You Get What You Pay For
The Windsor Opera reminds me of a line from the old British TV comedy "Are You Being Served?" Mr. Humphries asks what one could expect from a one star hotel. Captain Peacock replies that there aren't any no star hotels. This is about as basic as you can get and still be under roof. The price is cheap, but I suspect most tourists wouldn't be satisfied. I recommend either paying a little more or at least finding a more highly rated hotel in this category.
If you want to loose your time, your good mood and your money go to that Winsor Opera hotel. A very aggressive staff trying to trick on you because you are a foreigner and you do not know the rules. No any respect for the clients. They want just your money and if you are not satisfied - then it is your problem, not theirs! A horrible experience!
Discreetly elegant, and very cozy, the Windsor Opera is a charming hotel. Tucked away in a side street, it is conveniently located in the heart of Paris. I didn't have to go far to find major department stores, some wonderful restaurants, and a Metro entrance. Yet, inside the hotel, I could enjoy the quiet atmosphere I needed to rest from the buzz of the city.
Although the web site for this hotel looked superb, be wary. The hotel staff were pleasant enough, but the room (number004) was anything other than the attractive pictures. I paid £98 per night for three nights, the place was hidden down a side street, this could have been a benefit if it was quiet, it wasn't.
Friendly, helpful and charming area
Hard to find but worth it. Most cabbies don't know where it is (on a one way street) but it is quiet, rooms are large enough. Breakfast is included.
Only complaint is the round pillows...some kind of frnch thing... Easy walk to the train station and in the fashion district lots of Furs and textiles.
I had the most wonderful stay at the Windsor. Staff was warm, friendly and personable. It is quaint and I have recommended it several times and my friends have all been pleased. I will be back there for a third time in November.
Lovely stay at Windsor Opera
Have just returned from a weeks stay at the Hotel Windsor Opera and cannot understand the review posted on your site in May. We found the hotel extremely clean,we had a minibar ,tea and coffee facilities,T.V in our triple room.The management were extremely helpful and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.The hotel is in a side street but very close to the metro station.
Down a quiet street, this hotel was nothing like the reviews we read on the web. It was grubby, staff were not friendly, and the facilites described were not available (air conditioning, minibar etc.). We were kept awake until 5am by a large group of other guests which the hotel management did nothing to subdue despite many requests! Would not recommend anyone to stay here.