I had been travelling for five months when I arrived in Paris and had stayed in many types of accomodations from private apartments to luxury hotels. I have to say that, for my taste, Paiko has perfected the formula.
I stayed in an apartment near Place de la Bourse. It was exceedingly clean, well maintained, and perfectly situated for walking to all the major sites as well as just a few steps from the Metro (line 3). You could tell that a lot of thought went into the design to take advantage of the limited amount of space. You go to Las Vegas to expect a huge space not Paris or New York.
But what will always stand out to me is the level of friendly service I received from Delphine the General Manager. I was road-weary and a little frazzled. I hadn't read the instructions closely enough to find the apartment with ease. Delphine patiently waited, for over an hour, while I wondered around the neighborhood (sans mobile phone) trying to find it.
Would I stay here again? Absolutely. Would I recommend it to friends? I already have. Is it for everyone? Maybe not. But personally I loved the feeling of staying in a private apartment in a building occupied by local people. I also liked the privacy I had by not having to deal with a housekeeper coming in everyday. If you're looking for the toilet paper to have little folded triangles and turn down service in the evening, check out the Ritz Carlton. But if you want to feel like you've just moved to Paris, have a central location, plus many of the comforts you enjoy at home, choose this place.
PS: Don't be put off by the sofa bed. I found it to be extremely comfortable.
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May 5, 2011
Thanks a lot for your sweet review !
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I am so happy you enjoyed your stay in Païko ApartHotel, and look forward to meeting you soon again in Paris.
All the best for your "world trip" !
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