Golden Tulip Hôtel Washington Opéra

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Address: 50 rue de Richelieu, , Paris, 75001, France

Star rating:
4 star hotel

3.8

Sedate comfort in Madame de Pompadour's home by Palais-Royal.

Defiantly Ancien Régime. Behind its period facade, the Washington Opéra is undoubtedly rather more sedate today than when it was the townhouse of Madame de Pompadour, mistress of Louis XV. If you're after trad than trendy, this is the sort of dependable, calm place that can be a relief when travelling, although I find the four star grading rather surprising.

Location
4.3
90%
Eating/drinking
3.1
90%
Leisure facilities
n/a
90%
Service
4.2
90%
Value for money
3.8
90%
Bedrooms
4
90%
Public areas
4.3
90%

Location

On a historic street between Opéra and Palais-Royal: [node:168630], the shops and gardens of Palais Royal and lots of Japanese restaurants are nearby.

 

Bedrooms

The 29 bedrooms come either in shades of blue with white woodwork or in red with dark wood; balloon back chairs, wooden bedsteads – junior suites have four posters – but the overall look could do with a little freshening up. The bathrooms are agreeably spacious marble affairs. First-floor rooms are rather low ceilinged, opt instead for the 2nd floor étage noble, or the rooftop suite which has a small roof terrace overlooking the Théâtre du Palais-Royal.

Public areas

The reception area has recently been redecorated and is now smart if a little chilly, but there's a pleasant sunny yellow lounge with sofas and fireplace on the other side of the entrance.

 

Eating and drinking

The breakfast room and bar are located in the half-basement.

Service

Service is professional if rather corporate feeling.

Who stays there

Business and leisure travellers.

Price advice

Breakfast costs 13 euros.

Amenities

  • High-Speed Internet
  • Pets Allowed
  • Room Service

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Mature travellers
  • Sightseeing
  • No fuss
  • Art
  • History

Pros & Cons

  • Good central, Palais-Royal location
  • Paid WiFi
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