Hôtel Vacances Bleues Provinces Opéra3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Very nice room, large bathroom, comfortable bed. Front desk staff were not very friendly. Internet slow beyond belief--in fact I would say if you depend on it for work consider not staying here. Not the greatest neighborhood for tourist attractions but not too far from rue de Montergeuil the foodie street.
We stayed here due to good reviews from Expedia... we regretted our decision immediately. House keeping came into my room despite the “do not disturb” sign being on the door... I came back from sight seeing and the room was made up and the towels were changed even though I specifically did not want that since I was only staying for 2 nights. The wifi was terrible, we were unable to pull anything up on our phones to get directions to the sites in Paris. The floors are uneven, the walls are paper thin (I heard someone cough and thought they were in my room!!), and there is NO shower... just simply a HOSE connected to the faucet in the tub. This was NOT stated in the room description at all and I was pretty upset by this due to me being 5’8 and my bf being 6’2 it was a pain to try and attempt to shower using the “hose”. The hot water kept going in and out as well. There were also no outlets in the bathroom area and no refrigerator in the room... no ice machine either. And the worst part of the experience was that some kind of bug kept biting me on my arms and legs as I slept in the room! I had to go to the pharmacy and get ointment and meds and when I showed the pharmacist the bites he said they were from FLEAS! My advice is to spend a little more money and get a 4 or 5 Star hotel..... anything rated below that just isn’t worth the hassle. :(
Hotel Provinces Opéra is in a good location and walking distance from some must-see places in Paris. A metro is very close, as are bars and restaurants near the hotel. Rooms are very large, a good breakfast is available, wifi is a little slow, but staff are friendly. Parking is available very close, and a discount is offered if the hotel stamps your parking permit. Overall a great hotel close to the center of Paris.
I didn't realise that I was so dependant on wifi till I found myself at this hotel ... You know when they tell you that the bad functioning wifi is because the hotel is booked and everyone is using it, so that's the reason it's slow ... well I don't think that's really true . It's just bad wifi. I actually complained a couple of times but always got same answer . So I gave up . Then there was the case of the shower ... it was one of those attached to a bath but I just couldn't see how it could work . So bath it was ... it's been a while, as I normally shower, so it wasn't bad .. but it does take time .. so a pain if you're rushing out . The rooms are enormous but they don't have a fridge . Funny I missed that too .. sometimes you just want water at night and you've forgotten to get a bottle . The breakfast was depressing it's was one of those buffet things totally unimaginative and the eggs were cardboard . All was not awful the staff were supremely helpful and kind and I might stay again but would ask for a room with proper shower and I would opt out of the breakfast and get myself a modem .. but I guess that's too many buts and it would be easier to get a hotel on the area with all my requirements.
I have never been moved to write a review until staying at this hotel. Do not go. It is terrible. They couldn't find my booking as their system seems antiquated. My door lock was broken and I was stuck in the room for 20 minutes and only with persistent calling to the reception was I finally released. No kettle in the room so if you are inclined to have a night time tea after 9 o'clock you will have to find a cafe. Luckily the receptionist was helpful. Don't take it out on the staff they will do their best for you. It's the management who need to be ashamed.
I booked the hotel via Expedia for a 3 night stay after booking my Eurostar ticket as they always offer a discount. I have stayed in different areas of Paris but never in the Opera district and as the price was amazingly cheap - £41 per night including breakfast, which is normally 15 euros! - I thought I'd give it a try despite reading some dreadful reviews. I am so pleased I did! I walked to the hotel from the Gare du Nord in about 15 minutes and it was fairly easy to find and in a nice area. First impressions of the hotel were great, with its modern lobby, friendly reception staff and attractive lounge area with its very pretty stained glass roof. Although I'd booked a single room, I was given a double on the top floor which was a decent size and very quiet. The bathroom was a little dated but clean and with the added bonus of a bathtub. It would have been nice to have a kettle and hot drinks in the room but you do get a bottle of water which is better than nothing I suppose! The free wifi was a bonus too. Breakfast is served downstairs and again I was pleasantly surprised after reading some awful reviews on here. There was an excellent choice of fresh breads, ham, cheese, croissants, pastries, sponge cake, fruit, cereals, yogurts, juices, hot drinks plus scrambled eggs and sausages. The staff kept everything replenished so they didn't run out of anything, even when I went later on my last day. The freshly squeezed orange juice was particularly delicious! I understand the restaurant serves food in the evenings but I didn't bother sampling it as there were so many other restaurants and food outlets in the area. I also didn't get round to visiting the art deco cocktail bar which was a shame - it is only open from 3pm - 9pm and I was out and about. The location is fantastic - all the big shops are within a short walk and you can easily get to most areas of Paris from the district. Bonne Nouvelle is the nearest Metro station and there are buses running all over the city from close by. The Grand Rex cinema is just down the road from the hotel plus the Hard Rock Cafe and Musee Grevin was museum are a couple of minutes on foot. For those needing a snack, there are two supermarkets close by, a McDonald's at the end of the road, a Marks & Spencers food store and even a fish and chip shop! I also spotted a little arcade full of Indian restaurants nearby which looked really good. I was able to leave my suitcase at reception when I checked out to collect later in the day for my Eurostar departure but a word of warning - it is an uphill walk back to the station and was very tiring for me! I would definitely stay here again - I will be visiting Paris near Christmas and the location is ideal for a festive shopping spree!
We had a businessmeeting here in one of the rooms facing the street. We had a lunch in the restaurant located in the cellar. The interior is okish but certainly outdated. Lunch was good nothing special. Restrooms old but more or less clean.
Loud, dirty, unfriendly and incompetent personnel. This is even still a nice description. Never again. We are very disappointed. In respect of the location it is supposed to be side road. It is but with a hell lot of traffic. The best to say about the hotel is that you do not get starvation because of many bars, restaurants and coffeeshops in the close surrounding.
We enjoyed our stay here - paid £75 per night on Hotels.com. Room decor and communal areas were a bit tired, but perfectly serviceable, and great value considering the area. Great restaurants and bars very close to the hotel, and easy to walk to sightseeing hot-spots! Breakfast was included in the price we paid, and was lovely - coffee was good, and a nice selection of food on offer. The staff were lovely, very helpful and allowed us to check in early!
I like the location of this hotel. Close to the metro station, bus and walking distance to all restaurants and pubs. Very helpful staff! I put 4 stars because the breakfast was expensive and not a lot of selection for a buffet.
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53% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 408 reviews