First, a warning. If you travel to Paris on Eurostar, do not make the mistake of using an unofficial taxi to take you to your hotel from the Gare du Nord. We did, and it cost me 115E!! The reverse jou... more
First, a warning. If you travel to Paris on Eurostar, do not make the mistake of using an unofficial taxi to take you to your hotel from the Gare du Nord. We did, and it cost me 115E!! The reverse journey at the end of our stay in an official cab cost 14E.
After that eye-watering start to our anniversary weekend, we were very happy with our choice of the Ronceray Opera, which is one of the more reasonably priced Paris options if you book your stay through the Eurostar website.
The hotel is in an excellent location in the bustling Grands Boulevards area. The entrance is via the Passage Jouffroy which also, very helpfully, has an M&S, so you can pick up snacks to sustain you while you tour the sights.
There is a Metro station just yards away, but as an alternative, you can reach the Opera station in 10 minutes, which is a busy hub offering a number of routes.
The reception staff were helpful, and although the decor of our 4th floor room (416) couldn't be described as elegant, with much of it covered in wood panelling, it was clean and comfortable, and quiet as it overlooked the rear of the hotel. Tea and coffee were provided in the room and an easy to use safe, which is always handy.
I'd be happy to stay at the hotel again the next time we visit Paris.
If you have a an unquenchable yearning for burgers, the Hard Rock Cafe is virtually next door, and if you have a few spare minutes, go to the Galleries Lafayette near the Opera and ascend to the roof terrace, which offers great views across the city. If you are interested in theatres, I can also recommend a guided tour of the Opera, which take place at various times of the day. less
AGDBH, Directeur général at Best Western Hotel Ronceray Opera, responded to this review
Dear P. Tyke,
I remember you arriving after having paid so much to the false taxi. I felt really sorry about you for that!
I am happy though that your stay was a success and that you appreciated the hotel.
We really do hope to welcome you back again.
The Management Team