Paris was our last stop in Europe of a 7 week holiday before heading to Dubai then home. Whilst I was excited to see Paris in all its glory - I was especially looking forward to staying here.
Having read many of the previous reviews on BBB, we were expecting a lot and this place did not let us down.
My husband and I arrived on a Saturday to drop our bags off before dropping off the rental car, we caught some traffic driving up from Epernay so arrived a little later than we had hoped which left us a little strapped for time - so I can only imagine how I looked when I arrived at their front door with 2 large luggages and 4 other bags of things we had accumulated over our holiday.
They were quick to sort out our luggage, while helping me find the correct location for our car drop off and in the meantime calling up Moulin Rouge to confirm we could use the tickets from the iPhone as opposed to printed tickets. I have to say in the first 10 mins of my arrival... I felt like both Jozsef and Frederic were a God send!
Finally we dropped our car off and made our way back to the apartment where we were sat down with Frederic and he went over some things that were extremely helpful to us over the next three days. Places to see, best way to catch the train, how to save money on the tickets and great shopping suggestions and places to eat.
The location of the apartment is perfect - central to most things and an easy walk to the train station. They also provide you with a little booklet with maps based on the areas and it includes great little tips on where to eat - we tried a couple of places suggested and they were excellent!
The room - whilst they insist is small - is more than comfortable for two people and a lot of thought has gone into the space saving design of the room and bathroom, which is also evident throught the rest of their apartment (which is just beautiful by the way).
The bathroom was actually larger than some others that we had encountered along our holiday but was extremely clean and the shower had perfect pressure.
Breakfast was a feast in the morning! There was always some fresh fruit and cheese or cold meats and it was just devine. I was sure that Jozsef thought I was a little piglet cause I couldn't stop eating everything!
It was also lovely that on our first morning breakfast both Jozsef and Frederic were able to sit and have a coffee with us and make some suggestions on what to do for the day. They are both funny, charming and intelligent and made us feel extremely welcome in their home. We didn't feel like we were intruding and felt like we had known them for ages.
The icing on the cake was when they offered the room for us to use until our early evening departure - granted no-one was booked in until two days later but they didn't have to offer it to us.
I would highly recommend BBB to anyone looking for a great stay where you feel welcome, the breakfasts are amazing, the bed is super comfortable and the place is clean.
We will return to Paris and when we do, we will stay here again no doubt.
Thanks again to Jozsef and Frederic for making our stay in Paris one that we will boast about for years to come!
- Also Known As:
- Bed & Breakfast Bouchardon Hotel Paris
- Bed And Breakfast Bouchardon