Vacation rentals in France (farms, cottages, gites, apartments)
Review 5125: Guest Apartment Services, Black Orchid
1bed/1bath apartment on Ile Ste. Louis, Paris
Sept 3 2011, 7 nights
The apartment was located on Ile Ste. Louis in Paris. The location was walking distance to everything, the metro, restaurants, shopping. It was located on Rue Des Deux Ponts, and close to a boulangerie, coffee shops, the famous Berthillon ice cream shops. The area was perfect for being centrally located.
You could walk to restaurants, coffee shops, fresh pastry shops, butcher shops, bars and grocery stores.
I don't think this building was historical but it was in very good shape. The apartment was very quiet with the windows closed. With the windows open, there was traffic noise and there was people noise from the bar below at night when they would come out to smoke. We closed the windows in the front of the apartment and had our windows open which faced the courtyard and it was fine. You have to keep in mind you are in the heart of the city, you're not in the suburbs.
You can view the property directly: Black Orchid.
There was no outside sitting area.
The furniture was in very good shape, very comfortable and very clean with plenty of seating, a nice leather couch and two chairs.
The bed was very comfortable, nice sheets on the bed and also bathrobes and slippers were a nice touch. The bathroom was small but very efficient, good water pressure, lots of hot water available, hair dryer, shampoo, conditioner and body lotion was provided. Guest Apartment provided all the towels and bedding which were fabulous.
Although we never cooked the kitchen was well appointed, there were enough pots and pans that you could cook meals without any problem. The best part was they had a Nespresso coffee maker, you just had to buy the coffee capsules.
Problems or Bonuses
No surprises, the pictures on the website are accurate. There was a nice bouquet of flowers when we arrived.
Agency and Representatives (and price)
Christophe and Phillipe were exceptional to deal with. All emails were promptly responded to. They were courteous, professional and friendly and attentive, you couldn't ask for anything more. They organized a driver to pick us up from the airport and our return to the airport.
Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?
I would definitely recommend this apartment or this agency to our best best friends. We would stay with them in heart beat. They manage approximately 40 apartments on Iles St. Louis.
Things to do in this area
So many good restaurants on the island and within 5 -10 minute walk.
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