Doesn't live up to positive reviews
Doesn't live up to positive reviews
My friend and I were expecting a small studio, but the pictures do not prepare you for the tiny size of the room. There is truly no place for two people to sit comfortably.
Stephane did not warn us of the renovations going on next door prior to our arrival and he should have. The work began at 8 am and was quite loud all day. The couryard was dirty and filled most of the day with workers from the nearby businesses on their smoking breaks. We never felt comfortable using the outside table and chairs due to the construction dirt and the smokers.
The television did not work (Stephane did refund some of our money for that) but I believe that he should have known that ahead of time as well.
The washer worked fine as a washer, but the dryer took hours and got blistering hot. I would not recommend using it as a dryer. If you don't use the dryer, there is no place to hang your wet clothes, so the washer is not entirely useful either. The small closet in the photo is not really sufficient for two people's clothing, so you are basically living out of a suitcase, although there is no place to put the suitcase!
On the plus side, the apartment is in a wonderful location in the 7th arrondissement and isn't expensive for that area. There are grocery stores nearby and we did manage to cook a meal of two in the kitchen.
I feel that Stephane could have been more communicative about the experience we were going to have (construction noise and dirt/ broken tv) ahead of time. I'm sure he didn't want to lose the business. The final issue for us was when he got us a taxi to take us to the airport, he didn't call one, he went and got it, storing his bag in the cab's trunk, which we then had to pay for. If that's what he was going to do, he should have made sure to let us know ahead of time that it would cost us for him to get us a taxi.
Would I recommend this place? No, not to my friends or family. However, if you are forewarned about the size and this is what your budget will tolerate, you will be in a wonderful part of Paris. Stephane's most important weakness is his communication skills. If you can live with this, for the price, then go for it. That's why I gave it two stars. It obviously has been good for some people.
Owner's Response: Pour ce qui est des travaux il est vrai qu'il ya une gene et je m'en excuse, mais pour la tv je ne savais pas qu'elle ne fonctionné pas et pour cela je vous ai remboursé une partie du loyer donc je pense que votre critique n'est pas utile.
Pour la surface de l'appartement ( 18 m² ) elle est bien indiqué sur mon annonce et sur le site Abritel, donc a vous de savoir lire...et les photos represente parfaitement le studio.
Pour le taxi, il y a un numero dans l'appartement et une station de taxi a 2 minutes a pied de l'immeuble!!!! je vous rend service en vous apportant un taxi devant l'immeuble pour votre depart que j'ai été chercher a la station donc il n'as pas pu vous facturer ma course puisque je suis venu en metro!!!
C'est vrai que je ne parle pas bien anglais mais je trouve tres pretentieux de votre part de penser que le monde entier dois parler votre langue.
Je ne recommande pas ces locataires!
In terms of construction work in the courtyard, it is true that there is a gene and I apologize, but for TV I do not know it does not work because it did work last week, for that I reimbursed a portion of the rents so I think your criticism is not helpful.
To the surface of the apartment (18 sqm) is well shown in my announcement in the HomeAway website, so you have to read ... and photos perfectly represents the studio.
For the taxi, there is a number in the apartment and taxi station 2 minutes walk from the building!! I makes you even service bringing you a taxi in front of the building for your departure, I went to the taxi station to find one, and i need to indicated the driver that's why I am on the taxi. And I'm sure you didn't pay for my taxi because I went by metro, and the distance between taxi station and the appartement is really ridiculous short.
It is true that I do not speak much English but I find it very pretentious of you to think that the world should speak your language.
I do not recommend these tenants!
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