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The Chess Hotel

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San Jose, California
Reviewed 14 July 2015

Pros: 1) Great staff - the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. 2) Great location - located on a quiet side street just a few minutes walk from two Metro stops (Opera and Chaussée d'Antin - La Fayette), the Palais Garnier opera house, Printemps and Galeries Lafayette. 3) Great breakfast - many options, very fresh and tasty (pastries, fresh and...

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Stéphanie B, Directeur général at The Chess Hotel, responded to this review

Dear dheronimus, We are truly delighted to read that you enjoyed the comfort and cleanliness of our rooms and our ideal location next to the Opera House. Thank you very much for making this itemized description of our breakfast, and for informing other travellers through this review on Booking.com. We really hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back...

Hirschau, Germany
Reviewed 14 July 2015

We really liked this hotel. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The room service breakfast was delicious and not overly expensive. Theroom was modern and spotless. Price was reasonably for the quality and location. Oh, and they had newer wood (well, fairly convincing faux wood anyway) floors.

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New York, NY
Reviewed 12 July 2015

My husband and I went on a "sans kid" trip in June 2015 and stayed at the Chess Hotel near the Opera. We couldn't have asked for a better experience! We stayed in the suite on the top floor, which was a true gem. It had the hotel's only view of the top of the Opera House and featured both...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay at Chess. Rooms were not large, by clean and comfy. Welcome croissants were lovely. Included breakfast was perfect. Location was terrific. Excellent staff. Only problem is slow elevator. Leave extra time to get in ad out.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 July 2015

With so many hotels to choose from in Paris we are so happy we found this one. Its a modern stylish boutique hotel in a great location. The staff could not have been more friendly and helpful. Our room was perfect. The breakfast was inclusive - It was fresh and there was a great choice. Thank you to everyone at...

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Stéphanie B, Directeur général at The Chess Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Karen R, Thank you very much for choosing The Chess Hotel for your recent Parisian stay and for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. I am thrilled to read you enjoyed a « perfect » stay with us! Your valuable comments have been shared with all our staffs members, who always strive to ensure our guests’...

London
Reviewed 5 July 2015

My wife and I celebrated my birthday with a two day stay at The Chess Hotel in Paris in late June. The hotel is centrally located near the Opera and the department stores (Galleries Lafayette and Printemps) of Boulevard Haussman. Rooms are modern and well equipped but on the small size, even for the centre of Paris given the price....

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Stéphanie B, Directeur général at The Chess Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jeremy S, Thank you very for taking the time of sharing your impressions further to your recent stay at The Chess Hotel. I hope that you will always remember your stay here on the occasion of your birthday, as an unforgettable souvenir. On behalf of all my colleagues, we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best regards, Stephanie...

India
Reviewed 2 July 2015

the chess hotel was a delight to stay in. Its done up very well. The rooms are tiny but very well furnished. Its squeaky clean unlike a lot of hotels in Paris and the rooms very well organized. The service is absolutely great given how it usually is in Europe. If I had to complain it would be the breakfast-...

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Stéphanie B, Directeur général at The Chess Hotel, responded to this review

Dear SamaIndia, We thank you for sharing your opinion after your recent stay at The Chess Hotel Opera. We are truly delighted to hear that you enjoyed the style and the cleanliness of our rooms. We are also very proud that you appreciated the level of service from our team, compared to Europe usual standards. It is also with particular...

Canterbury, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 June 2015

This is the 5th time we have stayed at this hotel, It does not disappoint!! from the warm welcome when you arrive, through to the surprise when you get the bill (at how low it is!!)... it is a pleasurable experience! The hotel is very disabled friendly, the lift is large enough for a wheelchair, suitcase and carer... There are...

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Stéphanie B, Directeur général at The Chess Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jasen C, Thank you so much for taking the time of sharing your experiences at The Chess Hotel with other travellers. I am sure travellers with a wheelchair will particularly appreciate the details of our accessibility. Openned in the summer 2014 after more than an 18-month entire renovation handled by the famous Franch Interior Designers Gilles & Boissier, it...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 18 June 2015 via mobile

Great location...minutes from Opera Garnier and Metro/Bus Lines...and very safe. Also closed to Galleries Lafayette and Printemps. Walking distance to Louvre down Boulevard Opera (15 minutes). The hotel is small but new and extremely clean. Modern fixtures and furniture. Some of the rooms are smaller than others. However with 2 people they usually put you in the larger of the...

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Stéphanie B, Directeur général at The Chess Hotel, responded to this review

Dear snowglobish, Thank you very much for taking the time to post this review on your experience with us. I was very happy to read your very precise description of our ideal location, premises and our facilities. I am very happy that you found The Chess Hotel is the perfect new place to stay! Sincerely hoping we have many more...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 5 June 2015

Located at quiet but rather safe street and only 5 mins walking to Gallery Layfayette. No lack of restaurants and cafes. For quick bites, Mac Donald is only next to the hotel! Security is somewhat good. Can only enter the hotel with the access card. However, no security personnel is at the door to ensure that no one else enters...

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Stéphanie B, Directeur général at The Chess Hotel, responded to this review

Dear MaybelTang, First of all, we would like to thank you for choosing The Chess Hotel Opera for your recent trip to Paris. The entire team of The Chess Hotel sets very high goals for guest satisfaction, and it is so gratifying to hear that you particularly appreciated Virginie's dedication. You also mention the controlled access to the hotel only...

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Opera / Bourse
The neighbourhood around Opéra and Bourse is a belle époque paradise of grand boulevards, refined arcades, and mass-market art-nouveau entertainment. Here, modern day workers continue to take advantage of the legacy that nobility and finance left in the 19th century. Brightly-lit brasseries, theatres, and cinemas sit side by side with French bistros predominating in one area and Japanese restaurants in another. The area is most famous for the Palais Garnier opera house and glamorous department stores.
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Chess Hotel opened in 2014 in one of the most prestigious areas of Paris. Located close to the Opera, La Madeleine, the Grands Magasins department stores, and La Bourse, the Paris stock exchange, it is a unique establishment in many ways. Firstly, it astonishes with its compelling aesthetics. It boasts an original design by Gilles and Boissier, which makes striking use of beautiful materials such as linen, oak and Carrara marble. It features the bold and innovative artwork of Cyprien Chabert. From the curvaceous furniture and quality fabrics to the hues of the wood and the shape of the fixtures, no detail was left to chance. A harmonious and elegant decor has been created that is like no other. While chic and refined, the Chess Hotel is also distinguished by its welcoming and cosy atmosphere, which transforms each room into a true haven. The heart of the city beats just beyond our doorstep. Yet somehow the hotel seems miles away from any hustle and bustle. Travellers are invited to enjoy absolute relaxation. A game of chess by the fire or a quiet hour's reading on the inner terrace. Perhaps an evening spent in blissful privacy amidst the original decor and intimate atmosphere of your room. After long hours of work, or a busy day's sightseeing, you will appreciate the calm and gentle ambience of the Chess Hotel. The Chess Hotel is also exceptional in terms of facilities and services. It is a place distinguished by our efficient, yet warm and gracious, hospitality. It is a place that transcends routine. We are proud that our guests are so much more to us than simply clients. It is a charmingly friendly hotel which places an accommodating and helpful team at the disposal of all guests. We are pleased to provide personalised services and thoughtful recommendations for discovering the treasures of Paris, allowing you to venture off the beaten paths of the capital. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Chess Hotel

Address: 6 rue du Helder, 75009 Paris, France
Region: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Opera / Bourse
Price Range: RM718 - RM1,603 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Chess Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 50
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#124 Luxury Hotel in Paris
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