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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Paris, Ile-de-France

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1009Nest
Tampa, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Cozy apartment in a nice area”
Reviewed June 12, 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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This was our first visit to Paris so we had no idea where to stay. Some friends recommended that we stay in an apartment vice a hotel room so we searched on TripAdvisor and decided on this place. The apartment owner (Joel) was very responsive to our inquiries. We were asked to mail a deposit check to a Paris address, but were told that the check would not be cashed, but merely held until our arrival. We were notified when the check was received and the owner provided detailed instructions on getting to the place. Joel was supposed to meet us when we arrived, but he sent an email several days before saying that he would be out of town and that his friend, Pascal, would meet us.

When we arrived in Paris, we followed the directions and had no problem finding the apartment. The door was opened by Pascal who welcomed us and helped us up the 20 steps to the apartment. Like most places in Paris, the apartment was small, but this was expected. Pascal showed us all of the features - the place was well appointed. Joel had the refrigerator stocked with some basics for us. Pascal was extremely helpful and he even booked a reservation for us at a wonderful restaurant where we celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary a couple of days later.

The apartment was quite comfortable, but it was a bit noisy due to some renovation work that was going on in the apartment above. For the most part, it was quiet at night - except for our last night there - a Saturday night when the couple above apparently partied out until 5:00 am. Their return was quite loud and they didn't settle down for another hour.

All in all, this was a great experience and I would recommend one of Joel and Nicholas' places (I believe they have three apartments in Paris for rent).

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Liked best: Great location
Liked least: Noise from neighbors
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Emerald, Australia
Reviewed May 24, 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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Liked best: Home away from home in Paris
Liked least: There aren't more apartments like this around Europe!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Aussieidl...
Melbourne, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Outstanding Location, Great Host”
Reviewed May 12, 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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We were delighted with this apartment. The location is so good! Close to the Metro at Bastille and a great supermarket and bakeries. Being on the 6th floor, with a good lift, it was quiet and relaxing. The apartment is small but has absolutely everything. Joel and Nicolas have attended to every detail. The WiFi was a bonus.
Joel made the booking process so easy and met our taxi at the apartment exactly as agreed. He was always available to answer any questions and nothing was too much trouble.
The Marais area is great for restaurants and for exploring. With the nearby Metro you can easily get to anywhere in Paris you want to go. Don't miss the Bastille market on Thursdays and Sundays. The fresh oysters are out of this world!

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Liked best: The Location
Liked least: Not being able to stay longer!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
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hunjoy337
Charleston, South Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Studio Bastille”
Reviewed May 12, 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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Joel was very nice and provided us with plenty of resources to make our stay pleasant and enjoyable. We arrived to the apartment a little bit earlier than we thought and Joel was there waiting for us. The apartment was small but adequate enough for my fiance and I. There are plenty of nice restaurants and markets to buy groceries in the area. The main complaint I have about the apartment is that there is a woman, or possibly women, that live above the Bastille apartment that are very loud. We had trouble sleeping because this person or people stayed up very late walking around the apartment in loud shoes and it sounded like she was moving furniture in the middle of the night. We stayed for four nights and were bothered by this 3 out of the 4 nights. She seemed to be a little bit more quiet on the weekdays. I know this is out of Joel and Nicolas's control but it definitely made our stay less enjoyable. This particular neighborhood is young and lively so if you plan on being out late and waking up early, or aren't bothered by noise, this shouldn't be a problem for you. There were also a couple of homeless people sleeping right next to the door where you enter the apartment a couple of the nights we were there. They didn't bother us or anything but I think this is something that people should know when considering this apartment. Unfortunately there are homeless people many other places in the city as well. Overall we enjoyed Paris and appreciated the apartment.

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Management Response
Jun 18, 2014
We are sorry to hear about the noise coming from the flat above.

This apartment is located in a residential building, therefore we cannot guarantee complete quietness from our neighbors. Strangely, this is our first complaint of this nature. We were aware of building works in the spring, which occasioned nuisance during the day, but only lasted for a couple of weeks.

On the other hand, we appreciate to the positive comments on our services and the fact that the flat was adequate for you and your fiancé.

We take each review seriously and aim to please our guests the best we can.

Joel and Nicolas
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Egon70
Level 6 Contributor
589 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
“Far better than a hotel room”
Reviewed April 26, 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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person found this review helpful

Nowadays centrally located hotel rooms in Paris are usually small and are getting more and more expensive. If you're not after the normal hotel services, Paris At Home apartments would be a good choice.

I've stayed in the Traversiere apartment and the Tournelles apartment before. Both were nice but I prefer the former one since it's more spacious and there's an elevator. So I booked the Traversiere apartment again for my present trip to Paris.

Booking was easy and Joel replied to my emails very quickly every time.

The apartments were comfortable and nicely decorated. There's everything you need and you can tell Joel has the travellers' need in mind. He's really has the attention to details.

I'll definitely choose Paris At home apartments again when I travel to Paris next time.

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M1172014
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Tiny bathroom and building works”
Reviewed April 8, 2014 for a stay in March 2014
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As most of the reviews have explained this apartment is in a great location - close to good restaurants and bars. However, we have stayed in several Parisian studios but found this one to be too small for anything more than a couple of nights. It is modern but shows signs of its popularity e.g. floors are not too clean looking and the glass kitchen hob was cracked. The bathroom is very small which becomes difficult to deal with after a few days. I dont mind compact but I'm surprised that nobody else has mentioned just how frustrating the tiny bathroom is. I would hate to think how larger people would cope (we are both average to slim build).
Our biggest problem though was unfortunately the building works which we experienced during our stay. Every morning from 8-11am the upstairs apartment was undergoing hammer drilling and constant building works. We prefer to stay out late and sleep on in the morning and unfortunately this really took the goodness out of our stay here. It become unbearable and I informed Joel hoping that he would be able to assist. He did apologise by email but the noise continued for each of the mornings we stayed. We were not offered alternative accomodation or informed of the building works before arriving. It really was not an acceptable level of noise. The outside window was obscured by protective sheeting and the hallway floors protected by a very unattractive protective cardboard covering. Unfortunately Joel didnt make any real attempt to work with us on this which surprised me given the amazing reviews from other travellers. On our return home I contacted him again and he did offer us a single complimentary night stays at a later date but I doubt we will visit this apartment again which I'm sure Joel probably knows. We would rather we could have enjoyed our stay and had the issues resolved at the time. That said, Joel welcomed us at the studio and provided bread and jam on arrival. His directions were also helpful and he suggested some good restaurants.

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Your age range 25-34
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Management Response
Apr 7, 2014
Dear guests,

Once again we would like to apologize for the inconvenience you were caused at the Bastille apartment on your 3 night stay, in March 2014.

We are very sorry to hear such grieve in this meaning, especially when being informed on your last day with us, about the noise caused by the outside building work. We immediately escalated this issue to the building superintendent. We did apologize as we were not aware of such early noise, since the renovation had only started a few days prior to your stay.

We are also very surprised to hear about the apartment size and the alternative accommodation request, as this was not mentioned or requested at the time being.

We understand one's frustration and disapointment on a choice of accommodation while on vacation. We aim to make each guests as comfortable as possible, and to make them feel just like home, while staying with us.

We take each reviews seriously and appreciate every guests concerns. The outside building renovations are now finished.

Thank you.

Joel and Nicolas
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cram858
San Diego, California
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great apartment, great host!”
Reviewed April 7, 2014 for a stay in March 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Just returned from a week in Paris and a stay at the Cremieux apartment. I had a fabulous time and was very comfortable in the well furnished and wonderfully located apartment. Joel was a tremendous host who truly is a great help for any questions you may have. I highly recommend a stay at one of their apartments. You will definitely enjoy your stay.

Traveling group: Solo
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