Hotel Astra Opera - Paris 4 star hotel
This 4 Star hotel is family friendly, has a bar and lounge, breakfast served buffet style, international newspapers and free WiFi along with the Astotel Open Bar concept, plus rooms come equipped with free soft drink minibar, courtesy tray, complementary toiletries, satellite TV and an iPod dock as standard.
About Hotel Astra Opera
The very first Astotel Hotel that opened its doors in the 1960s, it is now designed in a contemporary style but with art deco accents, and being that the Hotel Astra Opera is situated in the 9th Arrondissement close to many popular tourist attractions in Paris and within easy reach of famous shopping places like Galeries Lafayette, it is also a popular hotel for those travelling to the city on business.
With a 24 hour reception and multilingual staff, there is a large bright lobby bathed in light thanks to the large skylight style glass roof that has a lounge area with different styles of seating along with a bar, where you can relax with a drink, read one of the international newspapers, utilise the free WiFi or catch up with colleagues, friends etc.
As you would probably expect from a 4 Star hotel in Paris, although there is an iron and ironing board available upon request, there is also a laundry, ironing and dry-cleaning service available for additional charges depending upon your requirements. A luggage room and hold service is also available for those of you arriving prior to check-in time, or even later if arranged.
Hotel Astra Opera, also known as Hotel Astra as per the sign over the door, does cater for those in Paris on business with facilities such as computer terminal, printer and fax facilities along with a room for meetings or business breakfasts and so on, which can cater for up to 12 people seated and has everything you would require, although we would like to point out that additional charges do apply to utilising this room plus any extras.
Breakfast is served buffet style within a dedicated space just off the lounge and bar area, which has a very varied selection that will suit virtually anyone, especially when you consider that gluten free options are available upon request and other allergies can also be catered for if arranged prior.
From 7am through to 10:30am or 11am at weekends, you can enjoy many delights including cereals, yoghurts, bread and pastries along with accompaniments, a selection of cold cuts and cheeses, smoked salmon, salad and fruit options plus much more to satisfy you, not forgetting the hot beverages and fruit juices. Although, if you prefer, you can opt for room service.
Rooms at the Hotel Astra Opera
There are 82 rooms and just like is typical for most hotels in Paris, they are relatively small, but exceedingly well equipped, and they are broken down as single rooms, standard double or twin rooms that around 16m squared, superior twin or double rooms that are approximately 22m squared.
Although the ultimate for size and comfort are the Privilege rooms as twins or doubles, which are what many would call a junior suite as they have a seating area with a sofa that can also turn into a double bed and hence can accommodate an additional two people, and these are around 31m squared.
Being that the Hotel Astra Opera is a family friendly hotel, you will find that you have the choice of the Privilege rooms, or there is one dedicated family room, which has a small twin room one side and the parental double room on the other that come with a shower room and a bathroom, yet only one toilet.
In addition, a baby cot can be requested by prior arrangement and subject to availability, plus you may be pleased to know that children under the age of two stay completely free of charge.
Each hotel room is soundproofed, double glazed, air conditioned and comes with a desk and lamp, bathroom with hairdryer and complementary toiletries, personal safe, direct dial telephone, flat screen TV with satellite channels, free WiFi, an iPod/iPhone dock, a courtesy tray with kettle for making your own tea or coffee and a minibar with free soft drinks re-stocked daily.
Access to the Hotel Astra Opera
Within walking distance of so many different tourist attractions including the famous Opera Garnier and Madeleine Square with its tempting shops and historical church, it means that getting to the Hotel Astra Opera via Paris public transport is easy.
To start with, only around three minutes walk and you will be at the Metro station called the Havre - Caumartin stop, which serves Metro lines 3 and 9, or alternatively a little further walk and you have the Opera stop serving lines 3, 7 and 8 or the Madeline stop serving lines 8, 12 and 14.
You will find that the nearest RER train station is called Auber that serves the RER A line, plus for those of you arriving at CDG or leaving Paris to go to Charles de Gaulle airport, then there is the dedicated bus stop on the Rue Scribe for the RoissyBus, and both of these are only a short walk away from this 4 Star Hotel.
Talking of buses, you also have the option of bus lines 20, 21, 27, 29, 32, 42, 45, 52, 66, 68, 94 and 95 along with the Noctilien Night Bus Service via lines N15 and N16, which will all get you within walking distance of the Hotel Astra Opera, not forgetting l'OpenTour tour buses in Paris.