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Good location, nothing more; Bon emplacement, sans plus.
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The location of this apartment is located as mentioned in this site.
However, I was disappointed of the apartment for the following reasons:
1. Poor management. We never met the owner or anyone, so no explanation about the facilities were never provided. It was agreed that I could call on her cell, but her apartment phone was blocked, even for local calls. So we couldn't call her or anywhere in Paris to make reservation from the apartment. Instead, I emailed from the Shopping Center Les Halles to make contacts.
2. It was the first time this happened to me with VRBO but I paid extra fees to the regular rent payment. The initial payment was paid via VRBO with the reservation, but I've been asked more for the balance to cover the VRBO fees. And when I paid the balance requested via Paypal, I refunded the transfer fees cash in an envelope.
3. It was agreed that we get 2 sets of keys. We never got them, even when I emailed the owner, she was supposed to follow up, but I got no response...
4. The apartment is on a high 3rd Floor AFTER another entrance floor, for us, it looked like a 5th floor, after long walks in Paris. Not recommended to people with disabilities, no elevator!
5. There was a binder of information regarding the surrounding of the apartment , however, most were about what to visit and restaurants. It would have been nice to get supermarket where to buy food. There is a Franprix at the corner on Berger street that we discovered on our last day.
6. There was no pressure to shower because of leak in shower head.
The only good point is the location. The location is just great: within walking distance of the Louvre, Les Halles, metro/RER. Walking distance of the supermarket when you know where to find it…. But I was very disappointed by the lack of management service.
Of course, Paris is a busy city; you may expect some noise during the evening or during the night. Also, there is no air conditioning and no dryer for clothes.
Submitted: Jun 28, 2014
Stayed: Jun 2014
VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I m very surprised to read this message because I do not know these people.
I was in touch with an other family who received all practical information concerning my apartment ( code entrance of the building, addresses of restaurants, museum and also of the nearest bakery and groceries, and supermarket ....), They may be friends, or one under rent who did not communicate between them?
I put a second key under the entrance door mat the first day of the stay of this family as we agreed but never get it back again.
The apartment is at the 3rd floor after he entresol and there is no air conditioning ( but each room is equipped with ventilator) as written on Abritel website : It can't be a surprise.
It's equipped with free wifi access and the phone can be use by every one for the local calls : they probably didn't read the information I send to there friends.
Concerning the payment , I always inform the tenants before they rent my apartment, that extra fees may be asked if they use VRBO, or Paypal. That's why I gave my banking particulars for a free wire transfer, if they prefer.
The lack of pressure of the shower was caused by a breakdown in all the district, not only in the building, it is now repaired.
The apartment is thus in accordance with the description of the announcement and with the very numerous laudatory appreciations which are made. It seems that a lack of communication within these people is at the origin of these remarks.
Although if they come back and join me directly, I shall reserve for them the best welcome !
Nous avons passé un séjour de rêve à Paris, grâce à cet appartement conforme en tous points à l'annonce : idéalement situé en hyper centre de Paris pour profiter aussi bien des visites ( Louvre, Beaubourg, Notre Dame, Champs Elysées...) que du shopping (BHV, Galeries Lafayette) ou des promenades à pieds; extrêmement confortable avec deux vraies chambres, une salle de bain et des WC séparés, aménagé avec beaucoup de goût et très bien équipé, très calme et propice au repos. C'est vraiment le lieu et l'appartement idéal pour profiter pleinement de son séjour à Paris. Deux petits plus : - la qualité des échanges avec la propriétaire, très agréable et qui facilite vraiment le séjour - une consigne surveillée et gratuite située à 50 mètres de l'appartement ouverte 7 jours sur 7 et qui permet de déposer ses bagages Nous n'imaginons pas revenir à Paris, ailleurs que dans cet appartement qui offre le meilleur rapport qualité-prix.que nous ayons rencontré.
Great location. Charming apartment - the worn wood on the stairs, the thick walls and all the windows. Clean and well maintained. And agin the location...We walked to the Louvre in 10 minutes. The area was quiet and there was easy access to stores and lots to explore - We highly recommend this place.
T he apartment is situated in the golden triangle of the rue du Louvre, rue Saint Honoré and rue du Pont Neuf. Naturally, it is within walking distance to the Louvre Museum, Centre PompidourBeaubourg, the Hotel de Ville, Notre Dame and numerous other monuments and places of interest in the Marais and the latin district.
For those who wish to wander further, the line 1 is just next door leading directly to the Arc de Triumph or the Grande Arche de la Défense. The proximity of Les Halles means that another 4 metro lines and three suburb trains are only a few steps away.
Supermarkets, restaurants, café are within 30-50 metres reach.
The neighbourhood is considered one of the most chic areas of Paris with boutiques, restaurants, galleries and cafés lining the rue Saint Honoré. You'll never be at a loss for good dining and entertainment just at your fingertips.
The prefered method payment is through bank transfer.
During the special offer the full rental amount is required to confirm your reservation. Once received, your dates will be reserved and no other bookings will be made. You will get 100% refunded for cancelations 1 month prior to the check-in date.
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* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (EUR) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
The 1st bedroom has a double bed with sound proof windows and the 2nd has two single beds facing the courtyard, that can be kept separate or joined together to make one large twin.. Each has wardrobes, bedside tables, carpet and other decorations. Very calm and quiet flat.
It's perfect for a small family or two couples.
Satellite / Cable
Long-term Renters Welcome
non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
duty free shops
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Sports & Adventure Activities:
The american kitchen is fully equipped with a refrigerator cum freezer, a traditional oven, a micro-wave oven, cooking stove, washing machine, and a complete set of kitchen utensils and crockery. It opens into the living room which has a sofa set, an armchair, a coffee table, a console, cable television, and bar stools.
Unlimited internet connections (bring yr laptop)
Free local calls