We stayed at #41 which is located near Notre Dame Cathedral and we really enjoyed our stay. The view of the cathedral's spire from the kitchen window of the apartment is amazing! No chance of a sleep in as the bells toll at 8am each morning - which was fine for us as it acted as our 'alarm clock' ! There are no supermarkets, boulangeries etc on Ile de la Cite so this means a walk across the bridge to either the Latin Quarter or Ile St Louis to buy provisions.
The photos and description of the apartment on the Special Apartments website were very accurate and we found the apartment to be quite spacious by Parisian standards and very comfortable. The bathroom could do with an update as the tiling is stained and this would be the only negative feature of the apartment. The apartment is in an old building and has the traditional wooden floorboards which do creak and can be a bit noisy. Having said this, the adjoining apartments and apartment-dwellers were very quiet and we weren't troubled by noise at any time. Our dealings with the Special Apartments staff were absolutely first rate, from initial enquiries with Hugh who provided very straightforward & easy to follow instructions on after-hours key collection through to phone enquiries with Geraldine, John & Regis who were kind enough to allow us to park our luggage at their office for a few hours while we completed our sightseeing & shopping on our last day.
This was our first apartment experience in Paris - we were very satisfied and are happy to recommend Special Apartments.
- Also Known As:
- Special Apartments Hotel Paris