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The reservation was canceled 53 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
The apartment is well located in Rome, never took public transportation: everything is accessible walking!
Alessandro was really nice and warned us right away about a water supply problem in the area (not only the apartment). We still decided to stay and Alessandro kindly offered to reimburse 1 night if we had a problem. And we did. But not only with the water...
The water was not the real problem since it was running in the bathroom but not in the kitchen (we all appreciated doing the dishes in the shower...). The oven never worked and when I tried to tell Alessandro he ignored my message.
But the most mistrustful thing was that the reimbursement never happen. I was promised to have a transfer on paypal and I contacted Alessandro several time without success. I waited 1.5 month before leaving this comments because I don't like to do this, but I feel like a fool.
So, the apartment itself: great! But don't trust the owner.
We have used this apartment last October and were very pleased by all aspects of it from the attention and fast responses from Alessandro to the arrangements for getting and dropping the keys , everything worked well during our stay .
The apartment is clear , well ventilated , electrical heating as well as electrical boiler working very well with sufficient water for two people utilization .
Internet fast and reliable and the apartment is fully equiped for the purposes to which it is intended .
Location was also very good , a few blocks from Center Georges Pompidou and close to bakeries and other conveniences .
We will definitely consider staying again at this apartment when visiting Paris the next time .
I have nothing to complain about the apartment. Like Daniel said in his comment below: "Alessandro's Studio is a fantastic little find".
He always replied all my questions very quick. The apartment is clean and warm. It was 10ºC outside and inside you could wear a t-shirt with no heating on. Everything else I could post in here about shops, restaurants, galleries, boulangeries, museums (Pompidou is the best of all in my opinion. Sadly Picasso Museum was still in renovation)...it was already said by Daniel. You won't regret this experience, especially because Marais is the best location in Paris.
The reservation was canceled the day before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Excellent apartment in a very good location,
The apartment decoration was amazing,
Alessandro was the perfect host, I highly recommend him as host,
Everything was fine in the apartment although the last night there was not water at the apartment, but it was not owner fault although he took us to a hotel and paid us our last night in Rome.
If I will come to Rome I will rent an Alessandro's apartment
Thank you for everything Alessandro.
Very nice, little comfortable flat, in the heart of Paris. Ideal location! Thoroughly reccomended.
This flat was great for our purposes. It was in an excellent location, the perfect size, quiet, and very comfortable. Alessandro was an excellent host: he was honest, warm, communicative, informative, engaging, pleasant, and fun. He knew of, and appreciated, the importance of our trip to Rome. In this regard, he explained to us, as soon as he found out about them, possible issues that may have occurred with the water supply in the area, offered us fair alternatives in the face of these possible issues, communicated with us professionally about these items, and left the decision to us since it was something he had no control over. That level of communication and professionalism were very much appreciated. In addition, Alessandro was extraordinarily flexible with our arrival and departure times. Finally, Alessandro's pride in being Roman (and in Rome) was wonderful to witness and we were very lucky to be the beneficiary of his exhibitions of this pride.
Fantastic location, good size, comfortable and clean. A lift is a god send.
Would have been the perfect stay if it weren't for a few small issues.
1. We were given the wrong address and waited for half an hour in wrong part of street
2. The hot water lasts less than five minutes so showering for two is impossible. Not a problem for one person.
Alessandro's Studio is a fantastic little find. First of all he was extremely fast and responsive with all our communication. When we arrived, passing over the key was smooth and easy. The apartment is exactly as described. It's compact, but perfect for a couple. It has been well thought about and is well supplied with everything you need. My wife is Japanese and is a stickler for cleanliness, but it was perfectly clean, and passed her inspection with no trouble. It is in the back of the block facing into an inner courtyard, so away from any street noise. It gets great late morning sun and was surprisingly warm, even on the cooler mornings. It's completely secure and safe being on the 5th floor and not facing the street. The location is fantastic, with access to 3 metro lines and Les Halle RER fast train, all under 10 mins walk. You can walk to all the Marais bisto's and shops, or if you get tired grab a velib from the nearby by stations. The street it is on has a great restaurant, 2 deli's, 2 boulangerie, and a number of very cool galleries. Just 2 streets down is 404, Andy Waloo and Derrière - all good restaurants / bars and Bob's kitchen for great juices for breakfast. In the other direction with in 5 mins is the Centre Pompidou, Cafe Beaubourg and all the tourist trappings that come with that. Its 10 mins walk towards the picasso museum for all the nicer Marais shops and restaurants The apartment doesn't have a washing machine, but there is a laundry directly downstairs. If you are looking to self cater, there are loads of small supermarkets in every direction and the kitchen has all utensils necessary for simple meal preparation. Everything about our stay was great. I'd definitely stay again and recommend the apartment to others.
Nous avons eu beaucoup de plaisir à recevoir Allessandro et sa charmante famille au Riad durant 5 jours. C'est une famille ouverte sur le monde, sur les différences, aimant les échanges et respectueuse des lieux.
Alessandro and his family were very nice and took good care of the house
All went well- very short stay, but we were able to accommodate the needs of the group and the young baby. Would welcome this young family again with pleasure
Friendly and respectful guest!