We (4 adults) really enjoyed our stay at this apartment for a week. It is kitty-corner to the BHV department store and in the heart of Paris. The location couldn't be better.
It's a small apartment, about 500 square feet, but that's expected in Europe. There are multiple flights of stairs, about 3 flights. The apartment is really well laid out. The building is well-secured and we felt very safe. The view of the BHV and the building across the street is beautiful. The pictures on the listing are very accurate! If you have the windows open there is a ton of street traffic noise, but the windows are *excellent* at blocking the noise when closed. The floors are pretty creaky but it's a cool historical building so we didn't mind. Thierry provided a binder with information, a map, and met us at the apartment to show us how the TV, dishwasher, washer, dryer and microwave worked. We didn't use the kitchen for cooking but did use the laundry. Thierry also took us on a mini-tour of the neighborhood and pointed out where the boulangerie, the Franprix, and the recycling was. He gave us a few tips about his favorite things to do and see. It was appreciated!
The hair dryer is a great Babyliss one with a diffuser attachment (important for curly hair!) which was a really nice touch for me. I had even brought my own diffuser attachment just in case :)
We took military style showers to ensure no one ended up with a cold shower, but I'm not sure it was necessary. We didn't want to find out though. The provided corkscrew didn't work, so we bought a nice one at BHV and brought it home as a souvenir.
All in all, it was wonderful and we would highly recommend the apartment to anyone looking for a fantastic location but doesn't want to pay a fortune for lodging.
Lovely apartment in great location well equipped with excellent service provided by Thierry. The apartment surpassed all of our expectations and was beautifully located to Norte dame the Metro and amenities. We loved our stay here.
My husband and I traveled with our two children ages 7 and 14. The apartment was a perfect choice with 2 bedrooms, one of which had an option for 2 single beds which was perfect for our family. There is a kitchen that has everything you need if you choose to eat in as well as a washer and dryer which is great to have. There is also wifi that is so helpful when trying to plan out your day as well as for the children to be able to watch a bit of American TV shows in the morning. The location is unbeatable - bus and metro stop right around the corner (which we used every day to get around the city), Franprix grocery store within 5 min walk away, and plenty of restaurants to choose from. We ate at 3 restaurants right near the apartment - japanese food on Rue de la Verrerie that we can't remember the name of, Pizza Sant'Antoino and Bagelstein all of which were wonderful. It is a brief walk to the Notre Dame Cathedral as well as to Ile Saint-Louis which we really enjoyed. Wonderful city with so much to offer!
Located in busy Marais district and less than 100m to Hotel de Ville metro are the real attractions at very a reasonable rental rate. The apartment is on 3rd floor of over 100 year old building. Very narrow wooden spiral staircase to lug up suite cases.No lift. Inside the rooms are typically small Parisian rooms. Both bedrooms not much area around bed to put bags unless you like to take every thing out and into the wardrobes. Bathroom tight squeeze to get in and out of shower as toilet sits right in front. Kitchen area adequate as was open dining and lounge area. One annoying point was that you needed to be very careful walking around as we found out when the tenant from downstairs left a note saying that he could "hear" us walking around, even though we did not have our shoes on.
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The apartment is small but has everything you need and is nicely decorated. Communication and arrangements all went smoothly.
The location can't be beat!
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