Decent quality hotel, shame about the area.
Posted Oct 26, 2016
So this review has two contrasting parts. Stayed at the Regina Opera for 2 nights (three days). Firstly the hotel; clean and modern looking decor. Very friendly staff, the man serving at reception was very polite, very smiley, and very helpful. For example; he let us store our bags before check-in, and after the check out time, and also provided a plug adaptor as we had forgotten ours. The Hotel in general is quite small and compact, such as the breakfast area, and the room itself was pretty small. But even so, the bed was great, king size and comfy. The bathroom was modern and clean, but again quite compact. The decor was again quite clean cut and modern, above the bed backboard was a kind of fabric print of a lavish ball room (or something like that) which could be lit up (backlighting), nice touch. The only thing that bothered me about the room was the cheap feel to the main door and cupboards, e.g. the main door didn't keep noise out very well. Overall, taking into account the price, the hotel was good value.
Secondly (however), the area the hotel is based is not so great. Unknown to me when i booked, seems to be in the less well-off part of town. A bit dirty. A few homeless people scattered around (although almost everywhere in Paris seems to have the homeless) and generally not a strong feeling of safety. e.g. we were only there 3 days and had 5 or 6 beggers confront us for money. Bit off putting. Transport options were handy though; metro, and airport links nearby.