This apartment couldn't have a better location for enjoying a true Parisian experience; albeit, in a very upscale section of Paris! Located up one narrow, spiral flight of stairs, the apartment is bright, airy and nicely decorated. The living area is comfortable, and has two large windows that open onto a pleasant street scene that is quiet at night. The kitchen is adequate, but equipped for only basic cooking; not a problem if you plan to eat most meals out. The large bed is extremely comfortable, but so filled the bedroom that suitcases had to be placed in the living area for access. This was not a real problem as there were only two of us staying in the apartment. Bathroom and toilet facilities are fine, and as one would expect. Overall, this is a very nice apartment for spending a week or so in Paris, however, I'm afraid the term "luxury" might be a bit of an overstatement. Having said that, though, perhaps the presence of a dishwasher and clothes washer/dryer might put it into that category.............. The agent who met us on arrival was punctual and very knowledgeable; he even insisted on carrying our luggage up for us. Many thanks for that!!!!!! You will notice that the description of the apartment refers to it having a "deck", however you should be aware that this deck is reached through a window in the bedroom and is located in the center of the building and has no view. We did not consider it a plus, even though the window in the bedroom was wonderful! We would definitely recommend this apartment to a friend, but certainly not for more than one couple, or a small family. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!
The apartment is superbly located in the St Germain district, and it had all the facilities mentioned in the listing. The appliances and kitchen are modern, the heating is good, the wifi is good and easy. It was reasonably quiet. Good shower and bathroom. Excellent communications with local agent and reliable reception and demonstration and instruction book. Good rubbish disposal.
We did find the bed uncomfortable, as its springs are sagging and there is pronounced roll-together. We found the sofa uncomfortable- it is a bed/sofa convertible that had a large gap between back and base. It is a small apartment; the bedroom only has enough room to ease around the bed. Wardrobe doubles as cleaning cupboard in lounge area.
This is a very comfortable place that is as advertised. It's one floor above street level. The staircase is spiral but not too tight. Rue Perronet is a one block street exactly one block off St. Germain. It has two excellent restaurants, and there is a good bakery right around the corner.
The place has a great cross breeze with the windows open. Management is very responsive. Overall great place.
This is the second time that my husband and I stayed at Iris' apartment located in the St. Germain des Pres area, 6th arrondissement, with boutiques, antique and decorative arts, galleries, combined with tons of fabulous cafes and restaurants all around. Metro lines 4 and 12 are extremely convenient located at either St. Germain des Pres, adjacent to "Les Deux Magots" cafe or just a few blocks in the opposite direction at Rue de Bac and St. Germain, even doing light grocery shopping at the Monoprix on Rue de Rennes is easy and easier still if you can speak a little bit of French which luckily I can! We are becoming real pros at using the Metro this time round and were able to transfer lines, going up and down tons of stairs as we did that. The accessibility of the metro nearby made getting around more accessible. Finally, on this trip, got to the Georges Pompadou center with not too much trouble and glad we went. What a great space! Also, glad we finally got to Monmartre which is abit of a challenge but glad we went!
From the apartment, we loved walking just around the corner to a great bakery and bringing up fresh, large, croissants and other treats. There is another right below the apartment, called "Clover" which you may want to reach. Loved walking down to the Louvre along the Seine along and spending time relaxing in the Tuileries Or, if you want to stay active, continue on and you will get to the Musee L'Orangerie, just at the cusp of the Champs Elysees. Walking to the right once you reach the Seine, don't miss the famous Pont-Neuf where you can seal your love with a "lock" or across from the bridge, take a ride on the Vedettes de Pont Neuf or the more expensive, Bateau Mouches on the Seine. Or, go to the fantastic Place Dauphine with it's surrounding restaurants, all gems!
Only one drawback is that it's on the "Premiere Etage" which means it is one flight up as there is no elevator in this building but we managed nicely and we are not youngsters!
Found lovely new restaurants and added them to my list. Just loved the entire area from St. Germain to the Latin Quarter and will definitely return in the next year or two when we make another "major" trip!
The location is perfect to travel around the city.
The size and the style of the rooms is nice and modern.
We had a great family time