Libertel Opera Franklin Hotel, Paris
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Will consider Staying here againfrom gap4jason
Everyone, from the maid who cleaned the room to the waitresses at breakfast, to the night watchman at the front desk, the staff made us feel like it was a home away from home for the whole 10 days. They couldn't have been more helpful!
The room, and bathroom, was kept impeccably clean, and was more than an adequate size for a hotel in Paris. The breakfast buffet was a winner! It was close by to all the busstops and metros, and it was only a short walk to Opera Garnier.
It's not the ultimate in luxury but a damn nice little 3 star hotel in central Paris. Thank you for making our vacation so great!
Greg & Yvonne
All we can say is WOWfrom d_rBelfastN_ireland
Good experience, no problems.from Paris4ever
I liked the large automatic opening front door and the elevator that held 6 people comfortably. A previous review reported needing to leave the key at the desk, but they have converted to key cards now. The breakfast was very good, with lean ham slices, hardboiled or scrambled eggs plus the usual cereal, yogurt and bakery items, etc. I really appreciated the nourishing breakfast before starting out on a full day of walking.
It is near a Franprix and 2 metro stops, Cadet and Peletier. The neighborhood had nothing objectionable, but nothing charming either.
Room 409 was roomy enough to get around without feeling cramped. The bathroom was bright and clean. A flat screen TV was mounted on the wall. There was a closet, but no drawers. This room was on the front of the building with a view to the side street. Rue Lafayette was very noisy, but after the first day of walking and metro steps, I had no trouble sleeping! I did not get the fruit basket that I had read about, but I did not want one.
great hotelfrom elizajanec
Breakfast is great - it's in the basement in a room which has a lovely conservatory style roof so loads of natural light. Run of the mill continental stuff: croissants, pain au chocolate, ham/salami etc, cereal, yoghurts, and a limited hot section which I didn't bother with as too much nice fresh food.
If you're prepared to walk it's 25 mins to the Louvre - don't get the Metro as you miss so much.
Definately stay here - I would again without a doubt, and I'm a bit fussy!
Not as good as others sayfrom mrkendall
We went in January (Low Season) via Eurostar from the UK. We had booked a Double room with breakfast for a long weekend (3 nights).
First impressions were pretty good. We managed to find the metro station "Cadet" on line 7 of the metro quite easily from Gare De Nord, with just one change at Gare D'Est, however, make sure you take a map with you, because although the hotel is less than 200 metres from the Metro, its still tricky to find, and if you have heavy bags, you do not want to be dragging them around in all directions.
The hotel directed us to our room which was on the ground floor off of a small "mews" type square. This square was surrounded by rooms and was less than 5metres in each direction and has an open top and provides light for many rooms above. The room we were given had NO WINDOW, Hardly enough space to walk around the small double bed and hardly enough space to get the bathroom door open, the bathroom itself was the smallest it could be with bath sink and toilet in.
I immediately complained, as over 200 Euros a night and 3 stars should get much more than a small dark room with no window! - They said they were very busy (Its January) - however, reluctantly gave us a room on floor 2 overlooking the entrance. (208). This room was much better, however, there was renovations going on, so we had to walk past wet paint and workmen etc to get to our room. They had explained this, and it was no problem for us as the room was much better! - Plus we had the advantage of having no neighbours.
The room itself was still tiny, however, the two windows made the world of difference and all of a sudden it was acceptable, however, still not something you would want to recommend! The room was dark and dimly lit. Even with all 3 lights on, you could hardly see where your bags were. Room had a dressing table and chair, TV on it, a wardrobe built in and safe inside. Mini bar under the dressing table and 2 bedside cabinets with lights above.
OK, so the room wasnt up to much, nor was the fact the reception had try to palm us off with a substandard room after travelling many hundreds of miles. So what else about the hotel?
Well, the position is good. Not any beggers outside or nearby (like many other areas), not too busy. You are surrounded by cafe's / restaurant, clothes shops, Pharmacy's and traffic! At the end of Rue La Fayette (which is just outside the hotel) is La Fayette department store, which kept my fiancee busy for most of the trip! - Its a great shop and well worth a visit for any woman, and less than 1km walk too.
The Metro Cadet station is on also takes you to the Louvre (5 stops) and La Fayette Shop (2 stops) without changing. One change will get you to Place de La Concorde, Champse Elysyee and Notre Dame. All less than 9 stops away.
The hotel receptionist was hopeless. Didnt speak much english, nor was she able to direct us to a bus stop where we could catch a bus to the Champs Elysee. We used the hotel computer to get our Email and it cost about 10 Euros for 30 minutes which we thought was expensive.
Other reviews say that this hotel is on a quiet street, well the street is only 100 metres long, so you are never far away from the traffic, plus plenty of traffic still comes down it, so thats no advantage.
The breakfast is adequate, but nothing special. The coffeee was nice, the food was fresh. The hot food was a bit cold and there wasnt much of a selection. The seating area was small and cramped, the furniture was uncomfortable. Indeed there was nowhere in the hotel (the bar is hopeless) you could actually sit down and relax. Your room was too small to swing a cat, the bar was too open (in the main entrance) and the furniture was uncomfortable. So you had to find a nearby cafe if you want to relax.
This hotel is no good at all for spending a lot of time in. Best to get out and enjoy Paris, because its a great place and theres plenty to do, but it will cost you quite a lot of money.
The location of the hotel is good. So if you can find another between this hotel and Bvd Hausman you would still be in a good area. Don't go too much further north from here though.
great hotel for the special offer price!from haymont
We booked the website special offer and were not too sure of exactly what we were getting as my French wasn't great on the phone and the guys English was good but still not great.
We were pleastanly surprised!
We arrived at 9.30am and our room was ready for us. Having booked a special we thought we'd recieve a terrible room but the first floor one we recieved was more than adequate. A little dark perhaps but clean and the bathroom was massive.
Breakfast was fine, cooked sausage and eggs etc and a good selection of continental items (breads, pastries, yoghurts, canned fruit) and the ladies in the breakfast room were lovely and so attentive to the supplies of food and drink etc
The special offer was more than we thought. You got the PAris Visite card with five day metro pass and discount booklet, and a four day museum pass which in itself is worth around 50euros! Also got a one hour boat cruise with commentary.
We booked an extra night in addition to the special offer and if we had to pay 125 euros per night we would not have stayed there. The special offer was what really made our decision for us.
The location was great so close to bus and different metro lines and you could also walk day or night and feel safe. The was no traffic noise but yes, some noisy neighbours as the walls are pretty thin!
Overall a good place.
Friendly staff and great valuefrom AnnWilk
happy enough with the Opera Franklinfrom stonewithoutmoss
Very friendly and helpful staff.from Frugalin
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Other names for Libertel Opera Franklin Hotel
- opera franklin paris
- Address: 19 Rue Buffault - Paris - 75009 - France
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