During our a Paris trip (which you can read all about here), we stayed at the Hotel Lorette Opera. It is a small boutique hotel in Notre Dame, Paris, approximately a mile from the Garde du Nord train station. This is where the Eurostar stops, making it a very convenient place to stay.
One thing I must warn about Paris is that, like London, accommodation isn’t cheap. You don’t get much for your money and naturally, the more central you are, the higher the price. The hotel we stayed at was nice and chic, but the room was teeny. It suited us as we spent most of our time outdoors, but if you want more of a luxury experience, and intend to be holed up in your room, I’d suggest opting for another hotel.
The Hotel Lorette Opera costs between 80-120 euros a night, making it a relatively affordable stay.
The hotel décor was lovely. Crisp white walls with a large gold heart shaped mirror in the hallway, it was chic but modern and also had the quaint, small hotel feel about it. There was a grand staircase, and exposed brickwork. The style very much mixed modern and contemporary with classic style.
Hotel Lorette Opera Paris – a nice touch
One great plus of the hotel was that they offered complimentary drinks and nibbles in a small lounge area during the afternoon. They had crisps, cakes, nuts and pretzels, as well as an assortment of soft drinks to enjoy. This provided a great stop-off point between sightseeing and before dinner. This also
gave us an opportunity to speak to other guests.
Breakfast was held at the basement of the hotel. Unlike the main entrance and lobby, the basement was a lot more rustic and had a very downtown Parisian feel about it.
The breakfast, I have to be honest, didn’t blow me away. As it was continental, cheese and croissants were the order of the day. One of my favourite things about staying away is a fry-up in the morning, so not having this was a little disappointing. However, each table was presented with a very cute set of preserves for our bread.
However, we were well located to walk to most of the sights, and the underground station was just a minute away, so for convenience I’d say it’s a great stop, but for space it’s a little pokey.
If I visited Paris again and wanted a luxury break, I wouldn’t stay at the Hotel Lorette, but if I wanted a crash pad and had a packed schedule and would be outdoors a lot, I’d opt for this hotel.
For my roundup of things do to on a weekend break in Paris, click here.
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