Hôtel Le Paris in New Caledonia

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Updated: November 27, 2020

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Review of Hotel Le Paris in New Caledonia.

Hôtel Le Paris – Modest, convenient, roomy, and affordable.

This oldie but goldie doesn’t look much from the outside, with cladding obstructing all views. But the location is first-rate: facing a relatively quiet street on the city edge, it’s opposite the charming old library and alongside one of the city’s best cafés called, um, Le Best Café. Rooms are simple but spacious, comfortable, and importantly, soundproofed against city traffic.

Hôtel Le Paris – The Basics

  • Location: 45 Rue de Sebastopol, in the center of Noumea on the main island. About 40 minutes from the international airport and 10 minutes from the domestic airport.
  • Guests: Caters to everyone, but perhaps more to business people and older travelers on a budget.
  • Beach: There are no beaches in the city center. The nearest is at Baie des Citrons, about 15 minutes south by bus (quicker by taxi).
  • Views: All rooms face the city streets, while those at the back are quieter. Inexcusably, all views are obstructed by cladding over the windows.
  • WiFi: Included free for guests throughout.
  • Parking: Only along the street outside. Parking will be free, but security is not guaranteed.
  • How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
  • Phone: (687) 281 700
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: leparis.nc

Hôtel Le Paris – Amenities

  • Pool, Spa, & Fitness Center: Not expected or provided in this mid-range city hotel.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: Not expected or provided.

Hôtel Le Paris – Food and Drink

  • Restaurant & Bar: There is nowhere to eat or drink in the hotel, but next door is one of the city’s finest: Le Best Café (see below).
  • Breakfast: Not included in the rates, but available for a reasonable extra cost at Le Best Café next door.
  • Room Service: Available for breakfast only until 9.30am.

Hôtel Le Paris – Rooms

  • Room Types: Double Room • Double Queen Room • Triple Room • Twin Room • Family Room
  • Smoking Rooms: Smoking is not allowed in the rooms but is okay elsewhere.
  • Best Room: Rooms are pretty much the same inside. The most popular are the Double Queen Rooms. Those at the back and away from the road are quieter.

Hôtel Le Paris – What’s Nearby?

Best Nearby Restaurants & Bars

  • Le Best Café – One of the city’s finest is conveniently next to the hotel. For grills, pasta, homemade pastries, and salads. Also a popular hangout for the snooker table, WiFi, internet lounge, and giant TV screens.
  • L’Annexe – Enchanting position alongside a pond in the Place des Cocotiers park, 400m to the northwest. Always popular for light meals, coffee, and ice cream.
  • Pause Café – Wonderful for coffee, cakes, light lunches, and people-watching. Lunchtime specials and open early for breakfast. About 500m to the south.

Nearby Market or Grocery

  • The city streets are dotted with shops selling all of life’s necessities.

Local Transport

  • Bus services 10 and 11 head to the suburban beaches at Anse Vata and Baie des Citrons. The nearest stop is opposite the amusement rides along Rue Georges Clemenceau street.

Hôtel Le Paris – The Hotel

Hotel is located in a quiet area of the city.

The hotel is in a quieter part of the city, with cladding across all windows obstructing views.

The hotel's surroundings are fun to explore.

The streets around the hotel are pleasant to wander around.

The hotel is located in a commercial area.

The hotel is in a commercial part of the city, with shops on the ground floor below.

The property is now part of the Best Western chain.

The hotel used to be a part of the international Best Western chain of motels and hotels.

Rooms are spacious but extremely bland.

Rooms are surprisingly plain but are spacious enough.

All rooms feature a desk.

Every room features a desk in an alcove.

Rooms are comfortable but bland.

Rooms are comfortable with everything needed.

Le Best Café is next to the hotel.

Next to the hotel is one the city’s finest eateries: Le Best Café.

Le Best Café is popular for hearty breakfasts and meals.

Le Best Café serves hearty breakfasts as well as grills, pastas, and salads.

L'Annexe Cafe has a very scenic setting.

The café with the most scenic setting in the city center is L’Annexe in the main city park.

Pause Café serves good coffee and cakes.

A short walk south of the hotel, Pause Café is ideal for coffee, breakfast, cakes, and watching the world go by.

The hotel locality is quiet and pleasant.

The streets around the hotel are quiet and pleasant.

The capital has several decent gardens.

There are pockets of shady gardens around the capital.

A modest American Monument is located in the city center.

In the south of the city center, the modest American Monument commemorates US soldiers who fought and died in New Caledonia during WWII.

St Joseph’s Cathedral is one of many religious buildings in Noumea.

Dominating the upper eastern edge of the city center, St Joseph’s Cathedral is one of several lovely religious buildings in Noumea.

Place des Cocotiers park dominates the city center.

Stretching several blocks across the city center is the Place des Cocotiers park.

Marinas dot the coastline of the city center and suburbs.

Much of the coastline in the city center and suburbs are lined with marinas.

Moselle Markets are worth a visit.

The popular Moselle Markets are held every morning (except Monday) from 5am to 12pm.

The bi-weekly flea market in the city park is very popular.

Twice a month (on Sundays), there’s a flea market at the city park, Place des Cocotiers.

The City Museum is based in a colonial building.

Noumea is dotted with colonial buildings, including the City Museum.

Bernheim Public Library is opposite the hotel.

The hotel is located directly opposite the Bernheim Public Library.

A harbourside pathway offers great views with ample shade.

A pathway offering shade and views stretches alongside the harbor in the city center.

Buses from near the hotel travel to beachside suburbs.

The beachside suburbs are easy to reach by bus from near the hotel.

The Anse Vata beach is easy to reach.

Anse Vata is a lovely beach only 15 minutes from the city by bus; quicker by taxi.

Baie des Citrons and the city center are connected by a pathway.

The city center is connected to Baie des Citrons by an extended walking path.

Anse Vata suburb has a tropical vibe.

The beachside suburb of Anse Vata provides a likable tropical feel.

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