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The Chess Hotel

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Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Right in the heart of Paris this fabulous little boutique hotel is so uncomplicated and staffed with the most helpful people! The rooms are rather on the small size but everything has been thought through and whatever is needed seems to be on hand! Lovely comfortable beds and crisp linen and the decor throughout is very pleasing. The breakfasts are... More 

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Reviewed 15 September 2016

Nice boutique hotel in good location. Entrance is a bit unusual as there is nothing on the ground floor so its just a bit corridor that leads to elevator. Room was small but very clean with big nice bed. Shower was also small but very clean. Personnel is very friendly and breakfast even though does not have big variety is... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

This was our first time at the Chess, and our first time in the area (9th arrondissement, close to the Opera). This facility is ideally located within walking distance to Galeries Lafayette, theatres, and museums (Orangerie, Jeu de Paume, Orsay). The street is very quiet, in a safe environment. The room and amenities were excellent, so was the service. We... More 

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Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

I'll start first with location.......it's perfect! It's so close to metro stations, walking distance to louvre & many more famous landmarks. It's off a Main Street and round the corner from Galaries Lafayette. What more can you ask for. The hotel, very unassuming from the outside but as soon as you walk in and go up one floor in the... More 

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Toronto
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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

The rooms are small & walls very thin. The hotel offers a free local phone which can be taken outside the hotel and used as a hotspot makes traveling a lot more convenient. Bed is ok comfortable but the down pillows too soft.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

Stayed here in Aug 16 for 4D 3N. An excellent loctation hotel being a mere 5/10 mins drive from Gare du Nord station. Originally had the smaller room but quickly decided to upgrade to the larger as the other room was too small. Off a main street, it is very close to the opera and Galeries Lafayette. Lots of choices... More 

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Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

The design is inspired by chess game. My room was 16 sqm on the 2nd floor. I heard no noise, very quiet. Staff is very courteous and nice. I just loved the bathroom. The big bed is really good. It was perfect to end a day from work. Very high standards used in the room. The location is ideal as... More 

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Munich, Germany
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Reviewed 30 August 2016

The Chess Hotel is located only a 5 minutes walk from the Opera so perfect to explore Paris. We decided to walk a lot and went from there to Louvre and Tour Eiffel or even Sacré-Cœur. The hotel is located in a historical building, to access the lobby you have to take an elevator bringing you to the first floor.... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

A lovely hotel with the best service I have ever experienced at a 4 star hotel. Very clean, lovely interior and the most comortable bed ever. We really loved the design and the atmosphere. The location is also very nice. It is close to EVERYTHING you want to see in Paris. I am certain of that this hotel soon will... More 

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Newry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

The Chess Hotel is just round the corner from L'Opéra on Rue Helder, therefore very handy for getting the Roissybus to CDG and for the Opera metro which gets you very easily to all of Paris. The room I stayed in was spacious with a large comfortable bed and a bathroom with a fabulous shower, lots of space and ample... More 

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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
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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: $221 - $632 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Chess Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 50
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#116 Luxury Hotel in Paris
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“They have specialist disability rooms and rooms which would suit those hoping for less street noise.”
 of 5 bubbles Jayson_Webb, 7 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Room 203 faced the street and hotel entrance but there was never any noise.”
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“Request a room away from the street for peace and quiet.”
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“Make sure to get a quiet room without problems from the window side”
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“Plz try to avoid the attic floor, low ceiling, airconditioning air flow in our room is directed all the time to our face.”
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