Astra Opera Rating: 3.0 Pearls
9th Arrondissement (Opera Garnier), Paris, Ile-de-France

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Pros

  • Central location near major metro lines and the Opera Garnier
  • Clean, minimalist design throughout
  • Modern rooms feature iPod docks and LCD flat-screen TVs
  • World clock at front desk is helpful for international travelers
  • Convenient business center and meeting room
  • Free Wi-Fi

Cons

  • Room decor is plain and uninspired
  • Bathrooms are small and narrow with high shower/tub combos
  • Hallways lack natural light and are extremely dark

Bottom Line

The Hotel Astra Opera is in situated in Paris' 9th arrondissement, in the heart of the city's theater and business districts. The seven-story, 82-room hotel rises beside shops and restaurants, and is a quick walk to local attractions. With a simplistic, minimalist design and glass-roof lobby (with lobby bar and no-frills restaurant) the Astra is modern and up-to-date, but lacks the warmth and personality many might expect from a Parisian hotel. The hallways lack natural light, so combined with dark carpets and embossed floral wallpaper, they're extremely dark (especially at night). The rooms themselves are quite pleasant (albeit a bit plain), and feature modern conveniences such as iPod docks and large LCD flat-screen TVs. Bedside tables open into tiny mini-fridges, and fresh flowers in the rooms add a welcoming touch. The bathrooms are sleek and pretty with granite countertops, but are extremely narrow. The on-site business center, meeting rooms, free Wi-Fi, and location near the business district make this a nice choice for those traveling for work, but the proximity to popular sites make it a good choice for couples as well.

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 Location

Located in the heart of the city's theater district, close to shopping and major tourist destinations

Hotel Astra Opera is located on Rue de Caumartin, a major theater and business hub in Paris. Guests need only walk outside to experience some of the city's most world-famous sites, such as the Louvre, the Tuileries Garden, and the Opera Garnier. Travelers might find the proximity to airports and metro stations convenient, especially if traveling to see the Eiffel Tower or Arc de Triomphe.

Paris is one of Europe's most densely populated cities, and is currently one of the world's most important business and cultural metropolises. Known as "The City of Lights" for its growth during the Age of Enlightenment, Paris is home to some of the world's most luxurious fashion (Hermes, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent), iconic museums and structures, as well as major media and business outlets.

  • 25-minute drive to Le Bourget Airport
  • 28-minute drive to Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport
  • 3- to -10-minute walk to major metro lines
  • 5-minute walk to Opera Garnier
  • 15-minute walk or 5-minute drive to Musee du Louvre
  • 15-minute walk or 5-minute drive to Tuileries Garden
  • 10-minute drive to Musee d'Orsay
  • 11-minute drive to Arc de Triomphe
  • 13-minute drive to the Eiffel Tower

 Bottom Line

The Hotel Astra Opera is in situated in Paris' 9th arrondissement, in the heart of the city's theater and business districts. The seven-story, 82-room hotel rises beside shops and restaurants, and is a quick walk to local attractions. With a simplistic, minimalist design and glass-roof lobby (with lobby bar and no-frills restaurant) the Astra is modern and up-to-date, but lacks the warmth and personality many might expect from a Parisian hotel. The hallways lack natural light, so combined with dark carpets and embossed floral wallpaper, they're extremely dark (especially at night). The rooms themselves are quite pleasant (albeit a bit plain), and feature modern conveniences such as iPod docks and large LCD flat-screen TVs. Bedside tables open into tiny mini-fridges, and fresh flowers in the rooms add a welcoming touch. The bathrooms are sleek and pretty with granite countertops, but are extremely narrow. The on-site business center, meeting rooms, free Wi-Fi, and location near the business district make this a nice choice for those traveling for work, but the proximity to popular sites make it a good choice for couples as well.

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Address

  • 29 rue de Caumartin, 75009 Paris, France

Room Types

  • Deluxe Room
  • Standard Room
  • Superior Room

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Hotel Information

Location: 9th Arrondissement (Opera Garnier), Paris
Address: 29 rue de Caumartin, 75009 Paris, France
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