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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Paris, Ile-de-France

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buddytoot...
Yellowknife, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
“Cozy Apartment in a great location”
Reviewed 14 July 2017 for a stay in June 2017

The location was fantastic! It was a surprisingly quiet apartment in a busy and vibrant area. Very comfortable. Close to lots of restaurants and the metro. Hannah was so friendly and helpful.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
15 Jul 2017
We're so happy you enjoyed your stay with us! Hopefully we'll see you again one day! - Cobblestone Paris Rentals
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Wayne B
Devonport, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“'Bustling Bastille'”
Reviewed 22 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017
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This apartment is right amongst the action of the busy Bastille area. Surprisingly however it is very quiet as it is set back off the road. The apartment is very secure with reasonable access if you have large/heavy luggage (the stairs are a little tricky as they are narrow and slippery). Overall the apartment was clean and tidy but it is a bit 'petite' if you are looking at using the sofa as a bed. The welcome bottle of wine and chocolate was a nice touch and our greeter was friendly and helpful. The complimentary Seine cruise was also very enjoyable. If you are familiar with the Paris metro system the Bastille station is only minutes away and there are plenty of places to eat and drink as well as a nearby supermarket.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
6 Jul 2017
Thank you for your review, Wayne! Cobblestone Paris Rentals
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Julie C
Santa Rosa, California
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great apartment in an area I call "iffy"”
Reviewed 10 October 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Le Secret du Bastille is a fine, secure apartment in a good building, set back off a busy street. It is quiet and charmingly decorated, with more than adequate amenities for a stay of several days to weeks. The kitchen was well equipped for meal prep for two, bed was comfortable, everything was clean and tidy. The downside is the 37 winding and uneven stairs required to get to the door of the unit....good exercise but tough with luggage, groceries, etc. Outside the main entrance to the building are many bars and cafes, much foot and car traffic (well, it is Paris, I guess), but after seeing other parts of town (St. Germain, Ile St. Louis), I would not choose to stay near the Bastille again. It is a good location for walking to Le Marais and for visiting the great street market on Rue Richard Lenoir, so depending on your interest (and possibly your age), choose accordingly. Cobblestone, the company who owns and books these apartments, was excellent in communication; however, because we were late in arriving to meet our greeter, David, we had to wait, with too much luggage, on the street and then in the bar across from the building, which was a very uncomfortable way to start the Paris part of our trip. Also, we did not receive our "free" Seine river cruise voucher, unfortunately.

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Liked best: Quiet for being in such a busy area
Liked least: Immediate area surrounding the building
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
24 Oct 2016
Thank you for your review. I respectfully disagree that the neighborhood is "iffy", it is a vibrant part of town, so many guests will love this aspect of it. If you want restaurants, cafes, groceries, farmers market, boutiques etc at your doorstep, then this is the place for you. The other locations you mentioned are much more expensive, luxurious areas of Paris, keep in mind. They offer high end dining, and shopping, which many people find inaccessible and not as authentic. They are more quiet but you will have to walk alot further to find groceries, metro, farmers markets etc. The Bastille is a very local neighborhood, for those who wish to experience the Parisians Paris and enjoy the benefits of being surrounded by locals, yet still in the heart of Paris.
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428jeanne...
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Great Location, Darling Apartment”
Reviewed 10 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We loved the easy location, and David gave us a great explanation of the apartment, and tips about getting the most from our Paris stay.
He also gave us a great tour!

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Liked best: Washer and Dryer in Unit!
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
12 Aug 2016
So glad you loved the location, we do too !
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Tracy S
Edmonton, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Location and Excellent Choice”
Reviewed 26 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016
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person found this review helpful

We stayed in this apt feb 7-10 and February 22-26 and were very happy with our choice. As per the property's description and comments from other reviewers the location is great - a metro station about a half block away, dozens upon dozens of restaurants right outside your door and a very lively area (a younger demographic of people under 30 tends to populate the area). The bakery right across the street has wonderful selections for breakfast and the grocery store 6 doors down provides all you'll need to stock your fridge . The apartment itself is indeed quite quiet and comes equipped with a all that you might need during your stay from spices and tea/coffee to thoughtful items like umbrellas, notepads, plug adapters, hammer and pliers, extra light bulbs and batteries etc - the owner/rental agency has put much thought into what to provide. In addition there is an excellent binder containing all the info you may need to operate items in the apt and suggestions for restaurants and sight seeing. Response from the owner/agency was always timely and they are very friendly.

We highly recommend you book with this company and we think this location is very good. One thing to note however is that you must carry your luggage up/down 37 stairs to reach the apt so if you have heavy luggage and/or difficulty with stairs then you should select a different apt.

On another note the agency will suggest that taking the RER train in from the airport to the apt will work best. I am sure this is an excellent option but FYI we opted to take les Cars Air France to Gare du Lyon and then hop the metro as the apt is only 1 stop from the train station. Les Cars costs a bit more but the convenience of having lugguge stored beneath the bus and only metro 1 stop vs the ~5 from Chatelet (a busier metro station) where the RER stops made this choice more attractive for us (plus les Cars Air France was having a sale on fares). Btw you don't have to fly Air France to use this service.

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Liked best: Location is fantastic
Liked least: Floors make a lot of noise when walked on so you feel bad for the people below.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Management Response
1 Mar 2016
Thank you for your review and for noticing all we do to equip our apartments, we are glad you enjoyed it. Please note, we actually do not recommend the RER and METRO to guests with luggage as this is quite tiring, we recommend our shuttle service which can be booked on our website, taxi or Uber as the best option with luggage. Thanks again and we hope to see you back.
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