Great apartment in Paris
Submitted: June 1, 2010
Stayed: May 2010
After extensive research, I found this apt online. It was clean, spacious, quiet, affordable, centrally located, & well-reviewed. I was looking for all those qualities & found them at this top floor apt on 20 rue Dauphine (5th floor). I stayed there for 7 nights, from May 12th to May 19th, 2010.
The listing description & pictures were accurate regarding the location, layout, amenities, furniture, etc. The property was clean & well-maintained. The kitchen was well-stocked with plates, bowls, cups, glasses, cutlery, utensils, colanders, pots of various sizes, plastic containers for left-overs, microwave, dishwasher, etc. The bedroom was bright because of three skylights. It was wonderful & refreshing to wake up looking at the sky. Being on the top, the apt was quiet & the stairs provided great exercise.
The owner Scott Slater provided good customer service. He responded to my first online inquiry within hours. Afterward, he answered all my questions thoroughly. When I arrived, his friend, Laurent greeted me at the coffee shop across the apartment. Laurent showed me the apt in great details (how to use the gas stove, microwave, lights, heaters, skylight windows, TV, phone with free calls to the US, free wifi internet, etc.) He also informed me of a light & laser show at Pont Neuf on Fri, May 14th (Anniversaire de la mort d’ Henri IV sur le Pont Neuf et Square du Vert Galant). It was such a spectacular show, a highlight of my stay. Laurent checked on me via telephone 2 days later & the day before departure to make sure everything was fine. He emailed me helpful information before, during, & after the trip. He provided the best French hospitality.
The apt had great location. I took the RER B train from CDG to St Michel Notre Dame stop. Then I walked about 4 blocks to the apt. From the apt, Pont Neuf bridge & the Seine river were 1/2 block north; Notre Dame Cathedral, 5 blocks east; Louvre Museum, 3 blocks northwest; Luxemburg Garden, 6 small blocks south; Monoprix grocery, 6 blocks southwest; Carffour grocery, 2 blocks south; Franprix grocery (very small), 1 block away; Amorio and Hagen-Daz ice-cream stores, 1 block south; various Metro stops, 2 to 5 blocks away. Foodwise, I recommend Gerard Mulot patisserie, Monoprix grocery (especially if you're a vegan or vegetarian), Berthillon & Amorio ice-cream stores, & the great French baguettes everywhere.
I definitely recommend this apt to family & friends. Thank you Scott & Lauren
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Helpful votes: 6/6
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