New Caledonia Hôtel Le Paris

Updated: August 2, 2018

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

This oldie but goldie, now part of the Best Western chain after renovations, doesn’t look much from the outside, with the unappealing 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 plain, with no apparent thought about décor, but they’re spacious, comfortable, and importantly, soundproofed against city traffic.

Hôtel Le Paris – The Basics

  • Location: 45 Rue de Sebastopol, in the centre of Noumea, on the main island. About 40 minutes from the international airport and 10 minutes from the domestic airport.
  • Guests: Caters for anyone, but perhaps more for business people and older travellers on a budget.
  • Beach: There are no beaches in the city centre. 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 unnecessary (and ugly) cladding over the windows.
  • Wi-Fi Internet: Included free for guests throughout.
  • Parking: Only along the street outside. Parking will be free, but security is not guaranteed.
  • Phone: (687) 28 17 00
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website:
  • How to Book: will have the best rates. Use the website specific to your language, currency, and home-country for easiest use: UKUSAFrançaisDeutschNederlands.

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 onsite, 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 Rooms • Double Queen Rooms • Triple Rooms • Twin Rooms • Family Rooms
  • Smoking Rooms: Smoking not allowed in the rooms, but OK elsewhere.
  • Best Room: Rooms are pretty much the same inside. The most popular are the Double Queen Rooms. Those at the back, away from the road in front, will be quieter.

Hôtel Le Paris – What’s Nearby?

Restaurants & Bars

  • Le Best Café (25 10 10) – 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, Wi-Fi, internet lounge and giant TV screens. 1-minute walk.
  • L’Annexe (25 33 15) – enchanting position alongside a pond in the Place des Cocotiers park, 400m to the northwest. Always popular for light meals, coffee and ice cream. 5-minute walk.
  • New Caledonia Cafeteria – great-value breakfasts and Thai meals. Asian décor, cocktails and happy hours. In the hotel of the same name, 350m down Rue de Sebastopol. 5-minute walk.
  • Pause Café (46 52 46) – wonderful for coffee, cakes, light lunches and people-watching. Lunchtime specials and open early for breakfast. About 500m to the south.
  • 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 is now part of the international Best Western chain of motels and hotels.

Rooms are spacious but extremely bland.

Rooms are surprisingly plain, with little thought about décor, but 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, except any décor of note.

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 centre 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 and 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 centre.

In the south of the city centre, 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 centre, St Joseph’s Cathedral is one of several lovely religious buildings in Noumea.

Place des Cocotiers park dominates the city centre.

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

Marinas dot the coastline of the city centre and suburbs.

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

Moselle Markets are worth a visit.

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

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 harbour in the city centre.

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 centre are connected by a pathway.

The city centre 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 likeable tropical feel.

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