|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
Paris welcomes you in this charming, 2nd floor (no elevator), bourgeois apartment. Situated in the center of the city, this apartment affords you access to the most beautiful and iconic monuments of Paris. Located a few steps from the famous Pont Neuf, visitors can enjoy a leisurely stroll along the Seine River and discover the Conciergerie or the famous Notre Dame Cathedral just in front of you. Also just steps away are the Louvre Museum, and the Town Hall, or, \"Theatre de Chatelet\". The very central location of Apartment Bertin enables one to cross the River from Right Bank to Left Bank in minutes, thereby allowing you to fully appreciate the beauty and grandeur of this exceptional City of Lights.
The apartment has been entirely decorated by an interior designer who blended classical touches and vintage elements with a modern edge. The resulting atmosphere is warm and cozy. This apartment is particularly light and very serene since all the windows are on the courtyard side.
The living area is modern and spacious with two comfortable sofas (one a sleeper sofa) to enjoy a drink with friends and recount the day\'s adventures. The kitchen is fully equipped with a fridge/freezer, stove, oven, microwave, toaster, kettle, dishes and utensils, and dishwasher. Meals can be enjoyed at the table in the dining corner. Comfort and space define the two double bedrooms located on the courtyard side. One of them features a contemporary decor, while the other is furnished with vintage pieces. Each bedroom is ensuite with an elegant bathroom; one equipped with a large Italian shower and the other with a spacious bathtub. (PLEASE NOTE, THERE IS ONE TOILET IN THE APARTMENT AND IT IS SEPARATE FROM EITHER OF THE BATHROOMS). Everything was thought of to make sure your stay in Paris is agreeable, stress free and memorable.
This apartment is something you might expect to find in a third world country. Incredibly steep, twisting, creaking stairs to 3rd floor. Same apartment as shown in photos but looks much worse. Most wall hangings and floor coverings have been removed and the furniture looks like something salvaged from a garbage dump. The couches are now covered with fuzzy blankets and were too nasty for us to sit on. We threw a comforter over one couch just to sit down. The wooden floors have ½ inch gaps in places and are old, worn, and uneven. Old worn carpet has replaced the white carpet shown in photos. Tiny closet with toilet is too small to sit on the commode and close the door. Only closet where clothes could be hung was filled with a clothes drying rack, ironing board, step ladder, plus a broken gas stove removed from the kitchen. First three items had to be moved into one of the bathrooms to hang clothes. Only one electrical outlet in kitchen and no dish towels, salt, pepper, sugar, or other expected essentials. Shelves where dishes stored were dirty. Shower drain cannot keep-up with maximum shower flow, meaning use the shower at just a trickle or shut the shower off after a few seconds use. Failure to do so would have caused water to run from the shower onto the bathroom floor, then onto the wooden floor in the living room which would quickly damage the ceiling in the apartment below. This probably explains the unusually steep damage deposit. The entire contents of the apartment could be purchased for much less than the deposit. My wife and I were each supplied with one bath towel and one hand towel for a week-long stay meaning reuse towels or do laundry every day. Space does not permit more details of this disgusting apartment. Bottom line, I would not stay in this dump again if they paid me.