About This Listing
A cosy alcove bed , to assure you happy sleep on a very comfortable double bed ,a grand mark by Dunlopillo (140x200cm, a high density & high quality matelas of 15cm thick )
A charming cosy romantic mini studio with a grand quality,design & comfort based concept on a high standard Apart-Hotel room in a Fantastic location in a chic & artistic quarter of historical Marais.
The flat is found to be easy on the 2 nd floor no elevator as it's historically presenting aged ancient building in an époque 17th Century. it's typically found in this district as an oldest part of Paris as it 's well known to be one of historical Marais district which presents timelessly characteristic old charms & its special value.
The flat is offering delightfully Brand New!
It's been entirely renovated with the most latest updated modern appliances .the room has been smartly arranged with carefully chosen quality materials in a tasteful design.
A modern bathroom equipped a comtemporian stylish inox shower unit with multiple water jets which offer a luxury Hydro-massage for à whole body shower .
An ultra modern kitchenette is compact yet well equipped & fully functional which is ready to be served conveniently for daily breakfast or your occasional home made meals as you wish.
The studette has been thoughtfully studied into every inch to optimize the space & thought of ultimate function in order to provide at a maximum comforts for the guests.
In order to achieve our ultimate goal for the guests's highest satisfaction & unforgettable experience of an authentic parisian like living during the stay ,we maintain our service at a good standard at all time.
Ultimately to hear back from the guest to feel themselves at home away home in Paris at this sweet nest.
There are numerous restaurants , cafes & bars surrounded & just stone through away from the flat building as it being situated in a right heart center of Marais .
However the flat itself has been situated rather secluded inside a peacefully quiet backyard , a minute long walk through a passage from the entrance door leads to a quiet courtyard where absolutely charming medieval ambiance of backyard with flowers & plants which would greet you with a nice surprise of an old world charm . Once you are being inside the flat with even widely open windows you would hardly hear any noise but some singing birds...a magical tranquility would enchant you & to offer you a peacefully resting night after your busy schedule of exploring a town for all day long.
***It has been a WIFI issue with some guests as seen on the review. The issue has been persisting due to a defect on external cables, despite of the three times changed the internet providers. However, it's finally solved all and the WIFI connection is now perfectly in working order!
The flat will be equiped & provided:
-Paris's guide books,maps,pamphlets of tourism
-High speed Internet WiFi
-Towels & fresh linens
-Soap & toilet papers
-Coffee ,tea,salt & paper...etc.
-Hair dryer ,a ventilator, a washing machine
(Also Iron & board will be provided upon request)
- Self-catering facilities including a refrigerator,multifunction Micro onde & Grille, a coffee maker,a toaster, a cattle ,dish wares & utensils...
It's been clearly spell out here about a size of accommodation ,it's a SMALL surface of 13m2
which reflect reasonably within an affordable budget .
The flat would certainly offer you countless qualities including unbeatably prime location ,all brand new high quality modern equipments & excellent standard service for your best comforts,
however it would not be suitable for the guests to whom the size of flat is their priority.
Therefore I would like to recommend strongly not to book this flat but to look for some other specious accommodation.
As we described here in details as clearly as possible what 's strong & weak point of accomodation.
The rate of flat correspond correctly a value of market & we have been stated clearly a condition of flat in order to help you to make a clearer decision to avoid any regret after booking.
Our ultimate goal of letting business is indeed to be achieved at the highest level of satisfaction possible from the guests . Further more it is a real touching appreciation for me as owner to hear back the satisfaction.
I would prefer to be emptied the place rather than having troubles with any dissatisfaction & any regrettable reviews.
**PLEASE be CAUCIOUS!!!
This is Strictly NÔ SMOKING flat !!!
an alarm system has been installed & it will detect when you smoke thus we have to inevitably insist a Smoking is Seriously FORBIDDEN inside the room.
The flat has surrounded by the most landmarks of Paris within easy walking distance to important visiting spots such as numerous museums including a modern museum Centre Pompidou,Musee Picasso,Hotel de Ville ,Cathedral Notre Dames de Paris,Musee du Louvres,Pont Neuf ,Ils Saint Louis,Quartier Latin,Concorde ,Arc de Triumph , Champes-Elysées,Saint Germain des Prés,Saint Honores,numerous shopping area on rue Rivoli ,daily romantic promanade by the river Seine...etc.
All local amenities are near by grocery ,Drugstore,Supermarkets,bakery... the flat is in surrounding trendy hustle bustle Marais district , so much more has to be offered you not only numerous shops & fashionable boutiques along famous rue Vieillie du Temple & rue des Franc Bourgeioses with tones of restaurants ,Cafes & Bars just around corner of the building but also there are many art galleries.
Although you would walk to all major sites ,the Métro , numerous Bus & Velibes are serving within a minute away.
Other Things to Note
***The renovated auto-lock system would allow the maximum flexibility of service for your access to the flat be free Check In & Out any time of the day!
There will be Nô more stress for your arrival of day & night (24h/24h) or even weekends ,Free of Charge for your any earliest arrival time in morning or latest arrival time in the night unless no guests on the same day.
***The flat has an electric toilette which can't be flushed a toilette papers but it should throw away into a dustbin.
In order to give to our guest a maximum flexibility of check In & Out ,we have a renovated auto-lock system on the flat .
Therefore you would not need any keys to access the building & flat.
We had a very nice stay in Marie's flat. We had an easy time finding it and getting inside. The location is amazing! There are many good restaurants and places to shop nearby. It's small, but for two people it is perfect.
I read some other reviews and they did not seem to like the host, but I did not have any troubles with her. I stayed for 3 nights and it was ok.
Good: The place was right by Hotel De Ville, Notre Dame, cafes, and the Metro station. It's great if you are not staying in the place except to sleep. The courtyard is cute and the whole building is quiet. I had directions for wi-fi in my packet, so that was not an issue for me.
Bad: The directions I had were incorrect. It says once you get out of the Metro station, the building is right there. No matter which side of the station you exit, the building is still a block away. I asked around and after wandering around for almost 40 min, I found the place. Once you get in, and actually find that the door (you have to go down this hall, and through the courtyard and up two flights of stairs. In EU they have ground floor, first, second etc. In the US, the ground floor is the first floor, so be mindful of that because the place is on the 3rd floor for US), it has a keypad on it. This is not what you are looking for! If you look to the far right (facing the door), there is lock box with the key inside. This lock box is what the code in the directions is for. Once I got in, the beam is right there. Pretty annoying, but again if you don't plan on spending time there.. Someone else wrote about not having directions for the washer/dryer. They are not like the ones we use in the US, so that would be nice to have if you plan on staying for a long time.
Overall, it wasn't a terrible experience, but could improve on the directions.
Very Small place , close to hotel de ville,
Enjoyable stay, convenient location！
I spent 17 days there. It was awful. - Sewage smell that erupts from the drain most days, at times overwhelming the apartment- I literally gagged when walking in the door. Packing was the worst, as the only place to pack and unpack is on your knees, ducking under the giant beam, the sewage smell wafting from the bathroom made me wretch, several times. - Only 5-6min of hot water - forget about washing hair and body in one go. -The proprietor promised us a 100euro discount, which she then charged us for and never mentioned. She did not respond to me after I noticed, until she knew I was leaving the country, which I felt was quite dodgy. She has promised us the deposit and 100euro discount back but 2 weeks later, we have still not seen it. - The house is not 13 square meters, as 1/4 of it is under an alcove that is only 2ft above the floor. One literally cannot walk more than one step in any direction, as there is also a beam heading straight across the room. One cannot even get in the door without hunching over and the toilet is very small. The photos are done with a long lens or photoshopped. I do not feel they are not accurate. - The toilet is awkward at best. One cannot throw paper in it and the very inappropriately designed bin for the paper has clearly not been cleaned in a long while. It is also the same size as a ship’s toilet and has no where to put toiletries. The bar of soap was the same as from the previous occupant. The office next door can watch you shower. - Not hygienic. There was a lot of different people’s body hair- all shapes and sizes in the drawer and floor. - Sink is too small to wash dishes. Water just flies everywhere. I recommend using the shower to rinse. - There is no closet and the one drawer allocated for BnBers was half occupied by the proprietor’s belongings… Plus, it was filllllllthy. - The proprietor is quite rude. Be prepared to receive many, long, extensive ‘stream of conscious’ emails from the proprietor in regards to money she charges for even the most minor or unlikely events (even using an extra towel!!!). There are not however, instructions for things like, the washer/dryer or which internet to use. The theme of her being very eager to take as much as she can, with giving as little as possible, will be consistent throughout your stay. Basically, every interaction with her is stressful and she only responds to you, if it interests her (i.e. see below). - The proprietor not only does not meet you to give or take keys, she did not respond to my text or phone calls for an hour when I arrived and could not find the address in the 5 paged, unparagraphed stream of consciousness she sent where the door code was...
Mon expérience chez Marie-J fût très décevante.
Premièrement, il ne faut pas trop être chargé de bagages puisque l'appartement est situé au 3 étage sans ascenseur. De plus, les corridors extérieurs pour s'y rendre sont très sombres. L'appartement est beaucoup trop petit pour 2 personnes. La poutre que l'on voit sur la photo est très massive et en plein milieu de la pièce, il faut donc se pencher sous celle-ci pour circuler dans l'appartement. Je me suis sentie coïncée dans le petit coin d'un grenier (attic). Je n'ai pas trouvé de chauffage mise à part, une barre pour sécher les serviettes!
Il semble y avoir un problème récurrent avec la toilette... à notre arrivée, il y avait une note d'être très vigilant avec celle-ci et ÇA SENTAIT CARRÉMENT LA MERDE dans l'appartement. C'était insupportable! Ma mère et moi avons dû se chercher un hôtel et quitter la place pour les nuits subséquentes. Malheureusement, nous n'avons eu aucun dédommagement...Marie-J Kim voulait nous envoyer un plombier pour le lendemain, comme nous avions seulement 3 jours à Paris je n'avais pas de temps à perdre avec cette gestion de plomberie! Autre point négatif. Vous recevrez par surprise avant votre arrivée un mail non personnalisé de règlements additionnels et de frais supplémentaires si vous abîmez la toilette (apparemment déjà problématique) , la serrure à numéros (déjà défectueuse), ou bien si vous prenez une serviette de trop...et on vous demandera de quitter plus tôt que prévu vers 10h! Même la journée que nous sommes parties plus tôt vu les conditions, elle nous a demandé l'heure de notre départ pour pouvoir envoyer la femme de ménage...pour pouvoir le louer déjà à quelqu'un d'autre avec cet odeur??! Peut-être que je me trompe, mais j'ai eu une impression que le lieu n'est pas entièrement fonctionnel et ce qui compte pour elle c'est le roulement des locataires. Ah oui j'oubliais! L'alarme de feu à sonné à deux reprises durant la nuit! Bref, des vacances pas très reposantes!
Je loue moi-même mon condo ainsi que mon chalet et j'ai trouvé cette situation inacceptable.
Point positif: beau quartier!
If you want to stay in a place where you can barely stand up and can't use a proper toilet, this place is for you. The apartment wouldn't be bad for one person, but it's too close for comfort for two people who enjoy any privacy. Also, not being able to flush toilet paper is just... no. Oh and also there was no toilet paper left for us at the place.
I realize this place was small, and the photographer deserves some kind of Nobel Prize for making it look as big as it did in the photo. The description of the place was added after I booked it or else I would not have.
I asked Marie for some neighborhood recommendations, and did not get a response. I did receive two lengthy form emails describing how much we would be charged if we broke this or that item. Overall it made for a very unpleasant interaction.
Also it was way too expensive for what you get.
Get a place with a host who writes you back and a real toilet.
Pros: the wifi worked and the neighborhood was great.
Marie's flat was an excellent option for daughter and me. We stayed 7 days and had no problems with the internet. The tv wasn't working, but that did not matter to us. I think Marie does a good job of describing the pros and cons of the flat and we found what was described. I chose this flat because of the keyless entry, which worked perfectly every time. The apartment is also very well kitted out, with a washing machine, iron and ironing board, etc. plus, the bed and sheets were very comfortable. Pay attention to the cons and make sure you can live with them. Yes, it's small, yes that beam will catch you in the head at some point, yes, putting the toilet paper into a bag makes you feel like you are camping or in a developing country, but for my daughter and me that was expected - we knew this ahead of time and it was outweighed by the cleanliness, the care that Marie put into the design and her responsiveness to our questions. I would stay there again if I go with my daughter or husband (not both and not with our son also - 2 close people that don't mind being naked or semi-naked around each other is the max)!
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