Libertel Opera Franklin Hotel

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Libertel Opera Franklin Hotel

, Paris
3 star

Rooms: 68

19 Rue Buffault - Paris - 75009 - France Hotel Website | |
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from gap4jason
We recently spent 4 days at the Opera Franklin. For the type of vacation we're on, we knew that the hotel will just be a place to sleep. To our surprise, we were close to great shopping, the Metro, and a variety of restaurants. The room was always clean and we always had fresh towels. The breakfast was another surprise. I was going to skip the complimentary "continental" breakfast - I'm glad I didn't. It included eggs, cheese, salami, ham....and much more - perfect way of starting your day. The Metros are within 5 minutes of a walk. The internet access is pricey, so we found a nearby internet did the the trick. I would definitely stay here again.


from gregnyvonne
We were in Paris for 10 days during the Rugby World Cup 2007 and spent the entire time at the Opera Franklin. The room was booked through AA Vacations, after speaking to an agent who had personally stayed there. I felt reassured that her personal recommendation would be valuable and it was.

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 WOW

from d_rBelfastN_ireland
My partner and i wanted to go to paris for a romantic weekend. So we booked four nights at the opera franklin which was offered to us by our travel agent, I had seen some of the reveiws posted about this hotel and it worried me a bit, As so many people slammed it as being not very good. Well i'm going to put that right. On our arrival to the hotel we found it so easy to locate a metro station just around the corner called cadet. The front enterance was very impressive bright and spacious and very well mantained. Arthur was the night receptionist and what a very nice guy he was, Very freindly helpful and polite, He even made sure that we had arrangments for our taxi to the airport when we where going home so we did'nt have to worry about that. We were also given advice on where to go in paris. Then we were taken to our room on the second floor room 207 what a room also bright bags of room for two people but the one thing that struck us was how clean and fresh the room was. The bathroom was very very clean and spcious. Breackfast in the morning was brillian a great variety from cold sausage and cheeses to eggs and ham really good way to start the day in paris. If you are looking for a really good meal and resaonably priced you must go to ' le general' a two minute walk from the hotel and great service and menus are available in english on request. Over all paris for my partner and i was a wonderful experience and the fact that we had a great hotel made it even better. The hotel opera franklin a great place to stay. Mr d. Greer Mr R Gibney belfast N.Ireland

Good experience, no problems.

from Paris4ever
I got this hotel as part of an AA Vacations package. I took it thinking that their association would avoid the disappointing problems sometimes reported on small hotels. I had also researched it before I took it.
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 hotel

from elizajanec
This is a great hotel. It was refurbished last year, and although it isn't luxurious it's absolutely great for your stay in Paris. The only downside is that the rooms are on the small side, but that's being picky. Immaculately clean rooms with air-con and a plasma on the wall. Twin beds are two singles pushed together - looks like a double on 1st glance but lift the throw and there are 2 beds there!!! Bathroom, again, small but ours had a shower over the bath so everything neeed in there. Incidentally, pull the end of the tap out to get water out of the shower! The hotel is seconds off the Rue La Fayette, and as it's down a side street its very quiet. Our front facing room didn't hear a single car. There are 3 metro stations within 2 mins and about a 6-7 min walk to the Opera down the Rue La Fayette. I went with my mum and we walked back at night without feeling threatened.
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 say

from mrkendall
We booked this hotel because Trip Advisor had some good reviews and we believed them. Well, of course the reviews were acurate, however, there was a lot missing from the reviews and some of them were misleading, so I am going to set the record straight.

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 stayed at the Opera Franklin recently and found it to be better than what we expected.
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 value

from AnnWilk
My daughter selected this hotel after much resarch and reading of reviews. Considering the price, I did not expect much other than a basic room in a good location. This far exceeded my expectations. We arrived at 8:30 AM after a long flight and while they didn't have our room ready they made us feel welcome, stored our luggage and allowed us to partake in the breakfast. We had a triple - somewhat crowded but just fine with nice furnishings and very comfortable beds. Bathroom was great with a nice hot shower with plenty of pressure. The breakfast was the biggest surprise as they had hot eggs & sausage, pastries,bread, fruit, sliced meats, yogurt etc etc. Pleasant breakfast area, with very nice help. We weren't leaving until late at night and again they stored our luggage and made us welcome as we regrouped before heading out to the train station. Would definitely stay again. The location was wonderful and very conducive to walking to most every site and museum.

happy enough with the Opera Franklin

from stonewithoutmoss
Stayed at the Hotel Opera Franklin for 3 nights (Dec 06) & was happy overall. The location was good - close to the Opera (obviously) in the 9th & very close to a number of metro stations (good coverage of lines). The hotel itself was very clean & the rooms were well appointed. The staff were pleasant & friendly - especially the ladies looking after the breakfast room. There was WIFI available for free wireless internet in the rooms had we cared to bring laptops. There was a functional bar/cafe area in the foyer even if it did lack a little in ambiance. The only criticism I had was the lack of any hot water for showers in my room, which was on the 8th floor. I don't know if this was just due to dodgy plumbing because my dad who was staying on the 6th floor had no such trouble. Another plus was the close proximity of the hotel to the wonderful Chartier restaurant at 4 rue faubourg monmartre. This is a great spot for some good value traditional french cuisine with oodles of ambiance. I have been there on previous trips & it never fails to disappoint. Be warned though - they don't take reservations so it's first come, first served. As it is so great, that frequently means queues outside the door, but the efficient staff are good at making sure that your wait isn't too long. This is not the place for lingering for ages over your coffee! A true sign of it's brilliance is the fact that it's mainly frequented by natives.

Very friendly and helpful staff.

from Frugalin
The friendly front desk staff puts this hotel in the five star category. In addition, the room was comfortable and clean and the breakfast was more that just continental. It is on a small street that makes it difficult to find, but once there the lack of traffic means a quiet night's sleep.

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Incredible steak restaurant Visit the wonderful steak restaurant which is just off the Champs Ellysses. It opens at 7pm and you can't book so get there early as you'll have to queue. Theres no menu, everyone has steak and chips with a special secret sauce. It's about 22 euros each and a real bargain. The best steak I've ever eaten!

From the Airport If you can book an airport shuttle to your accomodation and return. Worthwhile and discounted if you book a return rather than 2 single trips


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  • Address: 19 Rue Buffault - Paris - 75009 - France
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