"My husband and I spent 5 nights in this wonderful apartment! The location is everything that I hoped it would be! Excellent fromagerie, charcuterie, boulangerie, patisserie, metro stop, open air market, bnp paribas bank all just a short block away! Love!!! Plus a short 1 min walk to the Seine, with gorgeous view of Notre Dame. The "Instant Gourmand" nearby served excellent gallette. So many fun shops and restaurants nearby. THE BEST LOCATION!!
Other reviews are correct about noise. The employees at the nearby pizza shop sat outside talking and drinking late into the night, with the noise traveling directly into our windows, and there was some kind of loud party on Fri. We noticed significantly more noise on Fri & Sat nights, noticeably less noise on weeknights. Since it was extremely hot while we were there, we needed the windows open at night. For noise sensitive people, it may not be ideal. I personally slept right through it. Speaking of heat, this apartment has no Air Conditioning. We unfortunately had record breaking heat during our visit (heat index in the 100's almost every day we were there). Even with closing everything up during the day and opening the windows at night, the apartment was a bit stuffier than I would have liked. The bedroom/living room area aired out nicely overnight but the bathroom and kitchen (further from the windows) remained quite warm. Don't let this necessarily deter you, but know that if you're sensitive to heat, you may find this an issue in the dead of summer. The floors of the apartment always felt cool (even when the air was warm), so more moderate temperatures would be quite pleasant. Despite the heat, I LOVE THIS APARTMENT!!!
The apartment itself is so incredibly comfortable and charming. The modern bathroom and kitchen were a great convenience and greatly appreciated. We didn't really cook, but did use the kitchen for repurposing restaurant leftovers into breakfasts and snacks. We used both the dishwasher and clothes washer/dryer while there. Be sure to read the instructions in the apartment manual for using those machines (very different from the United States versions I'm used to). The nicely sized queen bed was very comfortable. We didn't use the daybed, but enjoyed breakfast at the table and enjoyed relaxing on the chaise. Do be careful on the stairs, they've sloped with age and should be used with some caution. No too problematic, though.
WONDERFUL, MAGICAL! Can't wait to go back!"
Guest: Jamie K.
Date of Stay: July 2015
Review Submitted: July 29, 2015