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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.
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.