Hotel Windsor Opera
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... be on the bus by 7, which was so early that I ended up sleeping the entire bus ride (which was about 3 hours).
When we got to Paris the first thing we did was go to the Musee D'Orsay. Even though I usually hate guided tours because of the countless long tours we had in Italy, this tour guide was actually interesting and went through things relatively fast. I do enjoy seeing famous artwork and I do find it quite fascinating, but I get ...
... palace commissioned by Marie de' Medici in 1611. An ocean sized pool reflects the palace's portrait. So, here is the burning question: did anyone actually go swimming in this pool or is it another what-I-did-for-beauty French thing?
The surrounding garden beds are flush with flowers, flowers, and more flowers. The plants are constantly rotated according to blossom schedules and ...
... few goodies and made our way back to Sarah's place. We began cooking pasta with zucchini and carrot with some red wine too when the Italians returned with another couch surfer. She was from China and had so much energy! I got tired just watching her! Anyway we threw a bit more pasta in the pot and shared it with everyone. To be honest I was feeling a little bit self conscious about sharing my pasta with Italians but they said that they liked it and had ...
... example where we had our ice creams on the banks of the seine with Louisa and the local nuns. The lock bridge being one of Louisa favourites our too now. And just seeing places we had been form a different perspective was great. now we had planned to head home eat then go on the boat cruise but as we realised that it was already .18.30 that was crazy. The twilight gets us every time and we seem to miss time ...
... innovative. But the French have this gift for knowing what will be remembered, and this makes them generous abut history. Or so it seemed to us as we walked back through the Tuileries, noting how the old palace garden was punctuated by all sorts of modern innovations - a kids trampoline park, a rope playground, endless supplies of lounge chairs. That evening we went to the Tour Eiffel, which was, I think, hands down ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
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.