Location great, description not so great.
Submitted: January 30, 2012
Stayed: January 2012
The positives are; the location is wonderful, we walked everywhere; the bathroom was a good size with a good shower; the courtyard you walk through to get to the quaint lift is pretty; local amenities are good; some of the furniture was beautiful, particularly the antique sideboard; the 2 single beds were comfortable; adequate kitchen utensils for the time we stayed (3 nights); the cost was fair for the location.
The negatives for us were; poor correspondence, very last minute with arrival details which I had to ask for twice; NO king size bed! The description states "This apartment has a KING-SIZE bed, two single sofa beds.." this is NOT the case. Two single beds pushed together is not a king size and should maybe say twin beds? If you are on a romantic break (which it states this 'apartment' is suitable for), sleeping in separate beds is not so romantic. The two single sofa beds are 2 folded up thin foam mattress' that are stored in the hallway; the sofa is old, shabby and looks dirty; the apartment wasn't cleaned very well, skirting boards, windowsills and bathroom floor were dirty and the cream carpet was particularly marked and dirty.
We felt that even with a small amount of money spent to update some of this studio, it could be turned in to a very desirable, chic place to stay that would deserve 5 stars. The 3 stars we scored were for the location and price. I feel it would be fair to your potential customers to be more accurate with the description, in particular the KING SIZE bed.
To finish on a positive, I would recommend people to stay if the description was a little more accurate.
Gaby and Shaun
Owner's Response: This couple would never answer the phone or answer the door. Unfortunately I prepared the apartment incorrectly as we have different options. We do have a KING SIZE (with a secret zip) and I thought they had asked for 2 single beds. If they had tried to contact me I could have changed the bed into a KINGSIZE for their 1st night. This couple never tried to contact me and never opened the door when I knocked to say hello and collect the balance. The apartment is cleaned correctly for all our guests and presented as shown on the photos. The carpet is cleaned regularly throughtout the year owing to the large amount of guests.
When my Mum eventually managed to see them the morning they departed, the lady told my Mum that they had had a fantastic time and had walked everywhere and had blisters on her feet! She went on to say that on their last night they had walked along the Seine and saw the Eiffel Tower twinkle at night, so now they had seen the Tower both at night and in the day .. and that they have done everything and it had been wonderful.' so I am delighted they did not spend their 2 days in Paris looking at the skirting boards. Yes I agree that for the area where you usually pay 200 euros per night for a room - our generous 72 GBP a night for 42ms should be presented correctly. Thank you for your review.
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