The perfect base to explore Paris!
Submitted: June 17, 2011
Stayed: June 2011
I can't say enough good things about this apartment. We just spent 4 nights there in early June and found it to be an excellent choice. The apartment itself looks exactly like the photographs indicate. It's clean, the beds are nice, the kitchen is well stocked with whatever you will need to prepare simple meals or breakfast and the bathroom's good, with a lovely, strong shower.
I also really liked the little garden, although we didn't really have enough good weather to use it much. When I decided to rent this, I was slightly concerned about the security angle of being on the ground floor, but both of the big door/windows that give to the garden have heavy wooden blinds, which you can close when you go out (and they're motor-operated, too, so it's just pressing a button).
The other nice thing was having an internet connection there, and also a laptop to make use of it.
The location was really excellent, too. Coming out of the apartment onto the street, if you look to your right you can see the Eiffel Tower, right there (it's slightly further away than it looks, though, maybe a 10 minute walk). It's half a block to the nearest Metro station, too, so it's really easy to go anywhere you want from there. I really liked that the area, even though there are quite a few hotels around, feels very much like a residential one, and we got a kick out of living like we imagined "normal Parisians" do. Plenty of nice, little non-tourist-trap restaurants around, so we made good use of the little guide to the recommended restaurants in the area sent to us by the apartment owner, Jean-Claude.
Which brings me to my last point: Jean-Claude was brilliant to deal with. He was always very responsive, answering emails quickly and clearly, and near our arrival, he sent us a welcome pack which was really outstanding. Not just the guide to restaurants mentioned above, but clear and detailed instructions on how to use public transport to get to the apartment and how to get in, as well as a couple of really funny and interesting articles! He was also very flexible, allowing us to leave our luggage in a safe place in the building on the day we were leaving, since our plane left late.
I highly recommend renting this apartment if you visit Paris. All around excellent!
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
People with Disabilities,
Helpful votes: 5/5
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