The owner, Martine (and her friend in her absence) was responsive and helpful in answering queries and in both check in and check out. The owner actually is still living in his apartment (of course, absence during the rental period; but available through email/internet/whatsapp and a standby phone number - it is an added comfort as we are not French speaking).
I chose this location at the advice of my Parisian friend. (I shortlisted other locations which my friend advised against and in my friend's words "when we travel, we want to feel safe in where we stay"). The apartment is within walking distance (about 5 minutes or less) to two subway stations, thus very convenient for going anywhere in the City. In addition, restaurants and grocery stores are all close by. It takes about 20 minutes to walk to the Eiffel Tower, thus a sunset walk to the Eiffel Tower after dinner is an option. We also enjoyed our visit to Musée de l'Armée (Army Museum; < 20 minutes walk from the apartment), in particular the amazing collection of Old Armour and Weapons.
I felt uncomfortable with the absence of a TV when I first arrived. Subsequently I noted that we don't really need it as we are using our own tablets and Android phones through the Wifi provided for both communication and entertainment after the long day (we were all tired from the extensive walking required in our sight seeing there). I had problem in using the Wifi in the smaller bedroom (no problem in other areas) and the shower facilities are about average for an apartment. We heard some background noise from the subway at night, which however did not bother us and was not loud as the apartment is facing other apartments' roof, i.e., located opposite to the main road and on higher floor.
The apartment is more spacious than we expected (still relatively small compared to North American apartment size) and we found it better and more comfortable than squeezing in a small hotel room in particular for a long stay. When we arrived "home", we have everything accessible like living at home (washing machine, kitchen, coffee maker, fridge....).
Don't expect the service of a hotel (as it is a rental apartment); however, overall I enjoyed my stay there and definitely would prefer this to staying in a hotel, in particular during our stay we could stay in touch with the owner/landlord who has been very hospitable and helpful to make our stay and sight seeing trip as comfortable as possible. At the end of our stay, a strike was announced that could affect our flight back home, and Martine checked up on the local news for us and updated us on latest development. Luckily our flight was not affected but we still very much appreciate the extra steps that Martine took to non French speaking travelers like us.
Taxi from Eurostar station is about EUR 20 and to the CDG Airport is EUR 60, for us.
Écrit par: JWC001
(Toronto, Canada), Date de visite: 2014-06, : TripAdvisor
Appartement idéalement placé pour visiter Paris si vous habitez dans l'Ouest de la France.Il est facile d'accès en voiture et nous avons pu garer notre voiture dans le parking sécurisé de l'immeuble. Celui ci est très calme. Pas de télévision dans l'appartement mais énormément de livres !
Écrit par: CANN P
, Date de visite: 2014-12, : TripAdvisor
We had a great stay in this apartment! The owner was very accommodating and helpful!
Thank you Martine for everything. Because the apartment is not downtown you need to be comfortable with the Metro. It was very easy to access all tourist locations and even better to leave them behind once you were done for the day. The apartment has everything you could need and even in the very hot weather we stayed cool with fans. The local stores and restaurants in this area are very good and convenient. We would stay there again.
Écrit par: BillDConnecticut
(Connecticut), Date de visite: 2015-07, : TripAdvisor
The good :
The towels were soft & fluffy
It was very close to several metro stations & supermarkets.
However , this is where is stops . The pictures were carefully taken so you don't see the clutter & thousands of books on display .We were met on arrival by a very pleasant woman who is a friend of the owner . The owner lives in the apartment & all her personal effects ( soap , razor etc )were in the bathroom ! We were given An extensive list of rules to follow , and what - not to do in the apartment . We were then also booked a time for a pre checkout inspection which was carried out the day before we left . We were questioned as to whether we had broken anything , and were then told to be honest if you have broken anything ( like naughty schoolchildren ) we were then given instructions on how to strip the beds and how to fold the used sheets and blankets on our departure . We were chastised for having a water bottle on a table as it could leave a mark . We were then told to leave our leftovers in the fridge , as the French don't like wasted food ! The apartment was not big enough for four adults - even though we had been advised previously by the owner it was fine . It was very dusty inside the rooms. The apartment may be ok for just two adults if that's what you are looking for . It would be good if the owner was clearer on the site that she lived there , and that all her personal stuff remains there during your stay !
Écrit par: rachaeln2015
(Sydney, Australia), Date de visite: 2015-06, : TripAdvisor
We were two couples visiting Paris and enjoyed our stay in Martine's appartment just 20 minutes from the Tour Eiffel and other highlights like the Musée Rodin. In one of the two bedrooms there was only a small 1,20m-bed, which anyway proved to be big enough for one couple. We enjoyed the nice furniture, a happy mixture of antic and rather modern, and were introduced to the use and functioning of the machines and instruments provided for us in the kitchen by a very helpful Madame. We would highly recommend this flat to one or two couples or a family who likes a kind of homey feeling in such a big and crowded metropole as Paris.
Écrit par: TiWi-TiFi
(Halle (Saale), Germany), Date de visite: 2015-05, : TripAdvisor
This is a cosy apartment located in a nice homely neighborhood at the border of the 7th and 15th arrondisements. The apartment had two beds and a sofa bed that was sufficient to accommodate our family of four adults. The wifi was fast, and the kitchen was equipped with the required basic cooking amenities. The bathroom includes a washer and dryer. The apartment has nice large windows that bring in a cool breeze at night. We were there for three nights during the crazy heat wave that swept across Europe. The first two nights were really hot despite the windows and three fans providing some respite.
Most of our email correspondence prior to our arrival in Paris was with Nicole, Martine’s friend. She was very friendly and showed us around the apartment. She also gave us pointers to restaurants, supermarkets, metro lines (there are two stations at walking distance), and sights that were doable given the extreme daytime heat. Nicole pointed out some nice cafes that we walked to every morning for breakfast. Nicole met us again at checkout and walked us through the entire checkout list.
Note that there is no available closet space anywhere in the apartment. This wasn't a huge issue for us, and we managed out of our suitcases that stayed on the floor.
Overall, a pleasant stay!
Écrit par: Chinmayi K
(San Mateo, California), Date de visite: 2015-07, : TripAdvisor
Appartamento in zona residenziale ad 1 fermata dalla Tour Eiffel 2 passi da 2 linee di metropolitana
settimo piano silenzioso molto luminoso
Appartamento accogliente dotato di tutti i confort per una famiglia di 4 persone
Camere da letto molto piccole ma perfettamente fruibili
Accoglienza gentile e professionale
Écrit par: beppex2015
(Turin, Italy), Date de visite: 2015-08, : TripAdvisor
My wife, a friend and myself stayed at this 2 bedroom apartment on the Boulevard Garibaldi for 7 nights during mid-June and what a delight it turned out to be. Introduced to her apartment by host Martine, a charming and genial lady, it featured interesting bookcases, artworks and a real parisienne feel.
Secure and 50m from Metro station, cafes, restaurants and supermarkets are all within easy walking. It is about 2km to the Eiffel Tower and around 20 mins walk to Napolean's Tomb and Montparnasse Gare so location was excellent.
We would highly recommend this apartment and the kind and helpful host.
Écrit par: Ken W
(Perth, Australia), Date de visite: 2016-06, : TripAdvisor
Es war ein schönes Appartement im Zentrum mit Blick auf den Eiffelturm mit vielen Einkaufsmöglichkeiten und Restaurants in unmittelbarer Umgebung. Alle Ziele waren gut erreichbar, da es sowohl Metro als auch Bushaltestellen vor Ort gab. Einziger Nachteil wat das Fehlen von benutzbaren Kleiderschränken, so dass man aus dem Koffer leben musste. Ansonsten war die Wohnung sehr gut ausgestattet und die Vermieterin sehr freundlich. Ein empfehlenswertes Ziel.
Écrit par: Companion751132
(Lauf an der Pegnitz, Germany), Date de visite: 2018-02, : TripAdvisor
Se cumplió lo pactado. La Sra muy, muy amable.
Lo único cuestionable es: Un placard de 50 cm. para 3 personas 1 semana?
Écrit par: Esposito Marcel... R
, Date de visite: 2018-05, : TripAdvisor
A delightful apartment with all you need to enjoy a stay in Paris.Great location lovely host.Highly recommended.Thanks Martine.
Écrit par: Exploration747664
, Date de visite: 2018-06, : TripAdvisor
Mia Moglie e una coppia di cari amici mi hanno regalato 4 giorni a Parigi per festeggiare i 60. Abbiamo avuto la fortuna di trovare libero l'appartamento di Martine. Splendida posizione che permette di visitare le principali meraviglie di Parigi con comode passeggiate. Servita la zona da 2 linee Metrò (6 e 10) e quindi veloci spostamenti per raggiungere i luoghi più lontani. L'appartamento è delizioso, molto caratteristico forse a nostro avviso un pò troppo pieno di librerie e libri. I letti matrimoniali non sono grandi ma siamo riusciti comunque a riposarci molto bene. Visto che non ci sono armadi a disposizione consiglio a Martine di far trovare alcuni appendiabiti per qualche vestito elegante. Appartamento sicuramente consigliato per una famiglia o amici. Noi 4 comunque ce la siamo cavata molto bene.
Écrit par: Maurizio B
, Date de visite: 2018-06, : TripAdvisor
The reviews were accurate. The apartment is conveniently located and walkable to the Effel Tower. Good restaurants and bakery nearby. We’d stay there again.
Écrit par: DarEd
(Palm Springs, California), Date de visite: 2018-09, : TripAdvisor
Clean, homey. Martine kindly came to help us out with a problem late one evening. Everything in apartment was functional except the clothes dryer. At checkin we were informed that construction was happening on outside of building 0830-5, noisy. Restaurants, boulangeries, shops nearby. Easy train access and could walk to many cultural sites.
Écrit par: Janet D
, Date de visite: 2018-10, : TripAdvisor
Parfait pour nous (2 couples) pour visiter Paris, courir les expos etc. Emplacement excellent à deux pas d’une bouche de métro, des commerces, de restaurants sympas...
Écrit par: Companion827920
, Date de visite: 2018-12, : TripAdvisor
Martine greeted us upon our arrival and answered all our questions. She was quite helpful with information and directions. Even after she left, she responded to our email to give information and more directions.
The apartment is well located across from a metro stop with nearby restaurants and boulangeries for morning coffee and croissants. The apartment was clean and comfortable. I would love to stay there again!
Many thanks to Martine for everything!
Écrit par: Denise C
, Date de visite: 2019-05, : TripAdvisor
We had with three persons a very nice stay in this private apartment. Nicely furnitured, everything as it should be, well equipped, with a lot of books and very quiet. The landlady very helpfull and without problems accepting our late arrival time. From the metro station Segur in 20 minutes in the centre of Paris. Good restaurants and cafés around, less expensive and crowded than in the very centre.
Would come again any time.
Écrit par: Kaos_Kassandra
, Date de visite: 2019-05, : TripAdvisor
Près des sites principaux à visiter (a pied et/ou en métro). Dimension suffisante de l’appart pour 3 personnes. Aucune climatisation. A recommander.
Écrit par: Guijo135
(La Prairie, Canada), Date de visite: 2019-07, : TripAdvisor