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Ci trovavamo in una situaZione di drammatica emergenza a Parigi . Così grazie al customer care di air bnb ( maria per a sempre nei nostri cuori ) arriviamo a casa di Olivia, che con soli 10 minuti di preavviso è riuscita ad accoglierci , la casa era incredibile, luminosa, pulita e profumata, funzionale per qualsiasi esigenza di noi viaggiatori , ma il suo vero punto di forza è sicuramente la posizione , in pieno marais!!!!! Con la fermata sant paul proprio sotto casa! Consigliatissimo per chi vuole girare Parigi stando al centro e vuole un punto d appoggio con tutti i confort necessari ( che a Parigi non è fortuna da poco) graZie maria , grazie Olivia à bientot!!!!!
We really enjoyed our time at Olivia's apartment. The key was available for an earlier arrival. So handy to everything in a great location.
The reservation was canceled 14 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Well organised host. A neighbour met us and settled us in, but Olivia contacted me several times before my stay and sent us useful parking information. The flat is very well located for the subway and clean, throughout.
Olivia was very prompt on responding the emails prior my arrival, but the communication on arrival day was quite difficult as she leaved town in the evening, when I had to find a solution to my problem.
The location is great, exactly as described, unfortunately the apartment condition was very very poor, unlike the posted image (I suppose the pictures were taken few years ago): the wall paint was peeling badly, a lot of cracks on the walls, the bathroom had mild on the walls and it smelled accordingly (my girlfriend didn't have the courage to take a shower), the walls dirty, the cleaning was superficial (a vertical lamp had bulb broken and a lot of dust near it, there are two fans both very dirty inside, I tried to use a espresso kettle but was very very dirty inside - the dirtiest thing I say in my life, I tried to boil water but the kettle wasn't clean since ages too), the sofa was time worn and didn't look clean, the sleep was bad because the sofa transformed in bed does not remain horizontally.
The soap, toilet paper were good quality, towels were clean.
After few hours spent in this apartment I started to search another accommodation and I left it next day.
Thanks to AirBNB the nights payed but spent in another place were refunded (they were very prompt and helpful) - Olivia offered my only a discount when I presented my problem, she didn't understand me at all (she admitted the walls have some problems, but except this everything was ok in her opinion).
As a conclusion: it was a very bad experience, and I advice anyone who wants to book another apartment from Olivia to request current photos and check their exif data.
We had a lovely three nights at this small, cosy apartment. The location is great for the Metro, good local restaurants (or small supermarket if you want to self-cater) and the Eiffel Tower (15 min walk). The apartment is suitable for two adults, might feel cramped with four. Information on how to access the apartment was provided well in advance of our trip and was easy to follow. The building is quiet and residential - not recommended if you want to come back late and noisily. Agree with previous reviewers that the loose floorboard in the bedroom is a big trip hazard.
Our review succinctly, in 5 words: we would stay there again! As for a more detailed account. While we did not meet Olivia in person, she was available via mobile if we needed her. She was very friendly and attentive to the couple of glitches we encountered.
Everything worked as per the instructions except for a glitch with the key - a sophisticated lock and key mechanism used a lot in Europe - it turns out that one thing missing in the instructions is to pull the door towards you when you're opening the door. Olivia sent someone to help us, but before he arrived, a friendly neighbor was able to open the door for us. That's how we realized we had to pull the door toward us to open it. The apartment was pretty much what you see in the photos and description, except a little worn down. It needs some upkeep (which according to Olivia, will be done soon).
The location and neighborhood couldn't be better. Short walks would take us to the grocery store (Carrefour City) or a variety of bakeries, butchers, cheese stores, etc. The subway was also close. For joggers, the place is perfect as you can run down to the Seine near Les Invalides easily and from there go as far as you want, I ran passed the Louvre and back. There's also lots of cafes and restaurants nearby (favorite street nearby is Rue Cler).
Suggestions, if any, would be to add some cooking utensils like a pasta drainer to the kitchen as well as some more different pots.
Bon séjours Parisien
Le studio est bien équipé et calme
La peinture est a refaire
We stayed at the unit from 11th Apr 2015 to 16th Apr 2015 inclusive.
One problem that occurred before we arrived was an e-mail from airbnb regarding the eye lock combination - number suuplied was different to the original number supplied by Olivia - we replied to both airbnb and Olivia requesting confirmation of the new key lock combination but did not receive a reply from either party re the change. In the end upon arrival we tried both combinations and found the correct one.
Apart from the above the unit was in a clean condition when we arrived.
Fue muy buena experiencia estar en el apartamento de Olivia. Las instrucciones para acceder al departamento fueron muy claras y la ubicación de este lugar es la mejor, cerca de todo, estación del metro, restaurantes, cafés y supermercado. Haciendo la estancia de nosotros muy agradable
Olivia blamed me about the fact that she didn't have enough space to tidy her clothes up I recognize there s only one closet in my appartment,I should have left coat hangers....but regarding bathroom I have left enough space to put thing for 4days, I am sorry for the fact that this isnt empty but I m not going to move my entire apartment every time someone comes for a few days, and noone never complained about that.. moreover the lack of space and the fact she didn't feel comfortable in someone else space means she should try to book a hotel, not an occupied place.. As she didn't even take the time to email or text to know if her late arrival time was the most convenient for me, ..sorry I think next time she should try NOVOTEL,they have empty rooms , with closet full of space and a reception desk waiting 24/7... regards
It has been a pleasure hosting Olivia and her friend in Olbia. They left the aprtment i perfect conditions.