This is a difficult review to write. The apartment is as good as the photos show. It is really a great apartment and the terrace is incredibly amazing. It is a dream come true to have your morning coffee and croissant or a pre-dinner glass of wine on the comfortable terrace with the view of Notre Dame. Inside, the apartment has great wooden beams and is very well decorated. The rental company was honest and pleasant. So, why not a rave review? It is not the best managed apartment. I have rented many apartments in France and Spain and expect certain services from the managers. Usually, renting a professionally managed apartment is as easy as renting a hotel room, and the apartment comes with small amenities like soap, shampoo, a neighborhood guide, even a bottle of wine and snacks sometimes. The process to rent this apartment took over 10 days of emails and faxes and long distance phone calls. I was literally calling the managers from the airport to make sure we had the apartment. On arrival, French customs at the airport were backed up and it caused us to miss their check in window. We called within the window and were told that someone else would let us in the apartment at a certain time. I stood in the rain for an hour waiting for that person who didn't know I was waiting because the rental company didn't tell me to ring him. It was only by chance that he ran downstairs to buy bread and saw me. The rental company also didn't tell me that the person greeting us would be the neighbor. But the neighbor was friendly and he took and returned our deposit without fuss. Once in the apartment, we discovered that there several minor problems with the apartment: no cold water in the bathroom sink because of a leak that someone had placed a small bucket to catch, a filthy shower curtain, dust and hair behind the bathroom door, wifi that wasn't working but was fixed the next day, no phone service at all, and the bed was on a noticeable slant. Nothing major and nothing that interfered with our enjoyment of the apartment. And really, the terrace was so magical.
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|A romantic getaway|