Unsurpassable Location - Charming Apartment!
Review Submitted: 13 November 2012
Date of Stay: August 2012
We were truly lucky to be able to stay in this wonderful apartment! I took many days and umpteen hours looking for "the perfect apartment" in the "center" of the true Parisian experience, and this property surpassed my expectations.
Since I was traveling with my 85 year old mother, young adult daughter and her friend, my search requirements were very stringent - we had to be within steps to many local cafes and shops, the metro station and taxi stops, as my mother doesn't get around well. For the sake of the girls, we also had to be within walking distance of everything, with rental bikes outside of the door. We needed an "elderly person" friendly apartment which was secure, safe, and with an elevator. This is exactly what we found at this gem of an apartment.
The apartment has 2 balconies overlooking Fontaine St. Michel, the River Seine and Cathedral Notre Dame. We loved sitting in front of the balconies watching and listening to the street performers and multitudes of onlookers in the evening. It was a perfect people-watching perch. While very noisy when the balconies were opened up, it was surprisingly quiet during the night when closed the balconies to sleep.The apartment was original, charming, and while old, it is very nicely kept up. All facilities worked very well, and the property management staff was very friendly and helpful. It does not have air conditioning, which may be a problem during a heat wave. But during our stay when it was 70-80 degrees during the day, it was very pleasant.
The only down side (but small concern compared to all of the positives) is that the apartment is not very well stocked. We were provided one roll of toilet paper and one half roll of paper towels, so had to go out as soon as we got there to buy more. By the way, there are grocery stores wtihin 2 blocks of the apartment. There were no washcloths or kleenex, and only one very thin, small kitchen towel. There were no replacement trash bags, no extra bed blankets or pillows. Next time I go to this property, I will be sure to request these items in advance, which should take care of the problem. You can also ask for water and snacks to be waiting for you when you arrive, which is a great help.
Overall, I would give this property a 9+ (not a 10+ only because of the scarce supplies). If you decide to stay in this property, you will have found the perfect launching point for a most memorable Parisian experience!
Owner's Response: Hi Canada,
We're glad you enjoyed the apartment! Next time you come, you'll definitely find all the items you need. A la prochaine à Paris!
-the GLAM@Paris team
Helpful votes: 2/2
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