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Ale was fabulous as was his apartment. We could not have asked for a better location. We were a family of 4 ( two young boys 12 & 14) we had the best time, walking the Marais, such a great location, you can go anywhere by foot, and there is also a metro stop within minutes of the apartment. Merci is literally around the corner, and the boot cafe downstairs, which serves 'real' milk coffee - the best coffee in Paris! You will not regret staying here and we hope it is available the next time we visit Paris. Thank you Ale, and thank you for organising our transport to the airport too.
The place is ideally located, in a side street of Rue de Turenne, an vibrant part of Paris' 3rd arrondissement. Many people in the streets spend time in lively restaurants. Ale is a very nice and helpful person and can be reached easily. The appartment is calm but a bit dark, and smaller than the photos suggest. The second bed (a convertible sofa) is in a rather bad state and makes lots of noise when you move at night. Overall it was a good stay.
We had an amazing weekend in Paris. We travelled as a threesome - my fiance and my 15 month old son.
The positives were that Marais is a lovely and a very cool area - there is so much to do and you don't need to go anywhere else for the shopping - there is a Zadig and Voltaire on every street corner :) and plenty of good places to eat within walking distance. Ale was very good at recommending a couple of places - both of which were very good.
From an accommodation perspective, the apartment is 'shabby chic' - there are a few areas which are in need of an update and feel a little rustic.
It wasn't a child friendly apartment - although Ale does not have kids so that is truly not his fault. He was very accommodating in getting us a travel cot in time for our little boy which was really lovely of him.
My only comment on the apartment is the bathroom - I felt a little claustrophobic at 5.2" in the shower and my fiance who is 6.2" had to bend over to have a shower so please note this.
You could also hear the neighbours as the apartment isn't very sound proofed.
Ale was one of the best hosts we've ever had! He was there to help us both when we arrived and when we were leaving, and was very accommodating. The apartment is really nice (especially the beautiful ceiling) and very conveniently laid out. The location was perfect for us since we wanted to be in the middle of the Marais, and the nearest subway station is right at the end of the street. Even the weather was much better than we expected during our visit, which I'm not sure we can give Ale credit for, but maybe staying with him brought us good luck on that front too.
Had a good stay at Ale's place - highly recommend it. Location is great and flat very comfortable.
Ale is very responsible and communicative. Firstly I sent a message around 15:00 and he quickly replied so that I could book for that night, which was surely very tight for him but he kindly accepted. Location is excellent. His flat is very clean and cool! Loved it!
We were really happy with Ale's apartment it is ideal for a couple. The Marais area is a real gem, every corner you turn you will find something fun and interesting. You are also walking distance from all the big monuments' and shops in Paris. we will be back.
Interesting flat, smallish but pretty much what Ale said it would be. He's an accomodating host and we'd definitely stay there again. The flat was a little cold and the sofa bed is not the most comfortable but otherwise a great place to stay. It even has a bath which is a rarity for Paris
I really enjoyed staying at Ale's place. The flat was very beautiful and unique. Ale was a very welcoming host. The flat was well heated. I would only say that if you are over 1.78 that the shower and loft ceiling might be too low, but it was totally fine for me at 1.77.
The location is very good, as I enjoy the restaurants and brasseries on Rue de Bretagne, and it is close to many metro stations.
I will stay here again.
Ale was great. The apartment was clean and great location.
Very nice host.
It's the second time I welcome Ale in my apartment and I am again pleased by his manner. He is communicative, polite and clean and leaves the home in order (sorted waste collection included, so great!)
I really hope to welcome him again and again.
The perfect place to stay in Paris. Extremely close to the Metro, walking distance to Place des Vosges, Marais restaurants and bakeries, and unique shopping. The flat itself is stunning, with high ceilings, ornate painted beams, tile flooring, and charming decor. It was clean and secure, giving the feeling of a home away from home. Alex was very accomodating, pleasant, and punctual, making the stay effortless and easy with his knowledge of the area. The price is very reasonable for the ammenities provided. Highly recommended.