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This best thing about this home away from home in the amazing world city of Paris is it is smack on the hippest street in the city. Restaurants, cafes, shops - vibrant "real" Paris right outside your door. OK, bit of a climb up to drop your bags but once settled you can walk to Marais, Notre Dame, the Champs Elysees, the Louvre. Metro station around the corner. It is the Location Location Location pad. Quiet at night because the bedroom not on the street. And that street is French and you don't feel like a tourist. You can go local and you will find the French people are not rude but most often helpful - even in English! The famous Kayser bakery across the street for the morning fuel up. And those with the addiction can have their Starbucks Chai Latte, no foam, no water, extra hot, just a few feet away from the entry door. Jean-Francois is a highly professional host who is flexible, communicates in excellent English and very responsive. Not cheap but think of the saving compared to staying in an out of the way hotel with tiny room at the same price. After all that walking to historic sights, lunching and wine drinking you need a roomy place to crash and reboot and wash your skinny jeans for those who like to travel light. Stayed for only two nights but helped us "get" the Paris vibe from start to finish. Easy to access from Gare du Nord - short metro ride or reasonable cab journey.
Location was great for transportation and sightseeing. Unit was large and bright. Nice to have two combination sofa/bed units. Nice large mirrors and closet space. Nice large bathroom. Kitchen well stocked.
Some overall basic maintenance would be a benefit. The bathroom sink plug was not functioning properly, so was very difficult to use. The bathtub/shower unit was rigged in a way that the only way to fill the tub was to have the shower running. The curtains need to be rehung in places and the louvered doors need fixing. Please provide more than one roll of toilet paper for a week. A facecloth would have been most useful and the bathroom soap dispense was pretty much completely empty upon arrival.