Convenient location: ibis Paris Opera la Fayette

We stayed 5 nights at ibis Paris Opera la Fayette (strangely, also called ibis Paris Opera la Palatier?). Check-in was quick and friendly. I’ve just seen a post by a fellow reviewer saying attitude of staff is horrible — not in our case. They have been friendly throughout. Perhaps our effort to use our minimal French vocabulary helped! The staff spoke good English to us too, by the way…

Anyway, the location of the hotel is good. It may, however, be slightly troublesome to find as there is another ibis hotel 2 blocks away. In any case, it was convenient. A minutes walk from the Cadet metro station and a few more minutes from the Notre Dame de Lorette. There is also a supermarket nearby which opens till 10 pm.

Probably like any other ibis hotels, opera la fayette also tells you to go green by re-using towels whilst giving you plastic cups in the toilet…

There are some slight issues during our stay. The lift was slow. The main entrance doors were not working throughout our stay and the poor receptionist had to come to open the locked side door for us every time we show up. Also, after we checked out and needed to leave our luggage at the hotel… “please feel free to use the lockers down there…”. Yup, 4 Euros for the big ones which comfortably fits two large pieces of luggage.

Other than that, things were largely fine. Our room had a nice little balcony overlooking the side street which wasn’t busy. Throughout our stay it has been quiet and comfortable. For the price, and given how expensive things can get in Paris, we were happy customers.

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