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Short Stay Apartment Museum View
5 rue Buffon, 75005 Paris, France (Panthéon)   |  
Ranked #47 of 120 Specialty Lodging in Paris
Perth, Australia
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“Good value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

A good choice to avoid some of the outrageous hotel prices in Paris and the expensive food. We were able to cook breakfast and make nice picnics with the apartment facilities: stove top, microwave, kettle, toaster, coffee maker and adequate crockery and utensils. Bed was very comfortable and bathroom was adequate. Apartment was clean on arrival. Building was secure, with an elevator and a minute's walk from the river. Nearby were a few supermarkets and some restaurants, as well as bus line and Gare de Austerlitz metro station. Slightly inconvenient to pick up the key from a separate office (which can be fixed with a fee. ...). Would certainly stay there again and thought it was a good deal, and a great deal better value than many hotels.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Stayed for one week, May 2014. Inconvenient having to pick up the key elsewhere. Grotty entrance and lift. Small studio room clean enough and good bed however only a high bench with high stools to sit on (not used) - no other seats/chairs so had to sit on the bed. Shower needs re-grouting as looks dirty. Water did not drain quickly so limited to a one minute shower or water would overflow. Toilet brush handle falls off off in your hand (unhygienic). Hot water system built in above kitchen bench - this leaked overnight leaving the kitchen bench wet in the morning. No air conditioning and very stuffy at night but could not open the windows as street very noisy. Would not recommend.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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France
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Very happy with our stay here. The apartment is nicely decorated, has a good view over the natural history museum (and their exhibition of dinosaurs) and is located just next to the beautiful botanical garden.

It's ideal if you want some more space and possibility to do some light cooking, while still having most conveniences of a hotel. I can also say that the bed was extremely comfortable, much better than we had staying in a four star hotel in Paris.

We also appreciated the help we received when our train was delayed and they had the keys dropped of in a safe outside of the apartment.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

So pleased we found this apartment for our first trip abroad with our 5 month old baby! Situated in the centre of Paris, it was easy to get to by metro and 2 mins away from Gare d'Austerlitz. Room was clean and had modern decor, and at night room was quiet and area felt safe. Well equipped kitchen and good storage which gave us more living space. Great seating area for breakfast and to have somewhere to sit somewhere while our baby slept in the evening. Nice to be able to brew fresh coffee using the coffee machine. The 'museum view' is of the Natural History Museum across the street, we could see in to the dinosaur skeletons which was brilliant at night. Also near is the lovely Jardin des Plantes. Apartment is near to a mini supermarket Monop' for essentials so easy to cook if you want to save a little money by not having to eat out all the time. Free Wi-Fi provided and really useful to be able to plan our days out. Unlike many places in Paris there was a lift so easy getting out and about with the buggy - although a baby carrier/sling is also really useful to be able to see the city! We hadn't booked a cot but the person who met us at check in provided one the next day as promised. The only down side was having to go to the office near Republique to pick up the keys - it was inconvenient and a key safe would be better. Apart from this, had a really comfortable stay, and great value for the location. Would highly recommend!

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Stayed here twice, in september and before during NYE 2012! The value for money is the best I've come across! Clean rooms, wonderful beds and so nice in comparison to hotels to make your one decision when to go home (or not to at all!). Beautifully located next to the botanic gardens and near the metro (Gare d'Austerlitz just across the street) and in walking distance of the idyllic Rue Mouffetard, one of the oldest neighbourhoods of Paris, leading you to the Notre Dame. Bikes, which I only would recommend in Paris if you know how to drive one, can be rented on the corner. If you decide to come by car: there's a reasonably priced (€ 57.50 per weekend) car park nearby. Navigate to Rue Geoffrey-Saint-Hilaire to access this underground car park (look out for Renault sign outside). Enjoy Paris!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Southport, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

Stayed in studio 401 for 3 nights. Location is close to Gare d'Austerlitz, so although there is not much nearby, it is easy to get to and convenient for getting all around Paris on the metro. Notre Dame is 20 minutes walk away. Sent a code by email for the front door and for a safe that has the apartment key. Studio was fine. Only used the fridge and kettle but there is a microwave, coffee machine, toaster and two electric rings. Tea bags and coffee bags had been provided. Looked to be plenty of pans, crockery and cutlery. There is small Monoprix supermarket very close by (map in welcome folder) There is a small table and two chairs but no sofa or armchair. Bathroom is fine but there is no shaver socket or a socket near the mirror for using a hair dryer or hair tongs etc. Towels were fine and the hot water was very very hot. There is a shortage of electric sockets and none at the bedside for charging your phone etc. The only TV chanels in English were CNN and BBC World News and reception was flaky with pixelated picture at times especially in the evening. There is a hospital nearby so there is some siren noise (like most of Paris) but the double glazing blocks most of it and I slept very well. WiFi was faultless during our stay with reliable connection and good speed.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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London
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Internet was down during the ENTIRE stay, hotel's solution was to put up a note saying it's broken instead of actually fixing it. Room had view of a wall, NOT museum. No nightstands so nowhere to put stuff like books or glasses but on the floor. Sitting area was pointless as no table, only table available was a high one with bar stools which is very uncomfortable. Tiny TV with bad sound and only English channel was CNN. The shower head was held up by a plastic wire and could not be moved. No dish washing liquid in the room but required to do dishes. No phone in room, when contacting hotel had to use own phone (obviously could not use email). Staff only English speaking. Experienced ONLY inconveniences at this hotel and staff did absolutely NOTHING to help. Horrible service, would NEVER stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 5 rue Buffon, 75005 Paris, France
Location: France > Ile-de-France > Paris > Panthéon
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #47 of 120 Specialty Lodging in Paris
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Number of rooms: 12
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