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The reservation was canceled the day before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Unfortunately we did not meet Sara, nor did we get to see "the lovely flat in st Germain".
Less than 24 hours before we were to arrive in Paris we were advised by Sara by email that the flat was unavailable. No further explannation was given. Sara offered alternative arrangements: 3 days in flat that was obviously someone's residence and was barely acceptable but we "made the most of it as we had no alternatives" and then 2 days in a flat which turned out to be a dump. The door could not be locked, the flat was dirty with very poor and dirty facilities. The only bed was not capable of allowing two adults to sleep there together. There was no Internet.
We had to spend half a day of our precious 5 days in Paris finding alternative accommodation. It was not easy and cost us Euro 450 in addition to what was already paid for Sara's "lovely flat". It was a bad experience. We have tried to contact Sara but have received no feedback. We have rated the flat (1) but only because there is no capacity for a negative rating and we dont want to leave the rating uncompleted. We are experienced travellers who are happy with 3 to 4 star accommodation. We travel widely and we accept that not everything works out perfectly every time but this was the worst experience we have had. We would not wish this on anyone else.
A week prior to our arrival Sara cancelled our stay with her but arranged for us to stay in another apartment which was lovely.
This was mentioned as Charlies Apartment.
The apartment was clean and tidy.
I can't rate Sara's flat as 2 days before we were meant to arrive I got an email saying we couldn't stay in this flat. Sarah organized flat for us which was 1 night in one and 3 nights in another flat next door in same area. The flat was about 20 minutes from the original one which was disapointing as we had planned things around that area. When we got to the flat Sara had organized the concierge rang her and I was told that we had now had 2 nights in first flat and 2 in the second flat (frustrating )
First flat was very ordinary but second flat was a lot better. They were in a good area. The whole experience was disapointing even though Sara was very helpful but to have to change every thing at the last minute is not what I want for a holiday.
Hola, nosotros no tuvimos muy buena experiencia con el apartamento de Sara, es más ni llegamos a estar en el. Llegamos a las 21:00 de la estación, subimos los cinco pisos con dos niños y cinco maletas y cuando llegamos la llave no estaba debajo del felpudo tal y como habiamos quedado el día anterior, resulta que Sara me mando un mensaje a las 15:00h, (mensaje que no vi porque iba en tren y no tenia internet) en el que me decia que tenia un problema y que no me podia alojar en su apartamento, imaginaros cuando miro debajo el felpudo y no encuentro llave y la llamo y me dice que mire el correo y yo sin internet, total que me ofrece otro apartamento al que voy casi a las diez de la noche, tenemos que hablar con el conserge para que nos de las llaves y subir otros cinco pisos en otra calle un kilometro más lejos de donde estabamos, para colmo el viernes nos avisa que nos tenemos que volver a trasladar al apartamento de al lado porque en el que estamos ya estaba alquilado a partir del sábado, otro traslado hasta el lunes que nos fuimos, o sea que es mi primera vez con Airbnb y no creo que vuelva a repetir!!!! El disgusto que pasé en París la primera noche no me lo quita nadie!!!!
An excellent little Paris apartment - in a great area of Paris. Sara was extremely swift in all of her responses to my emails.
The reviews that had been left by other airbnb users also helped to set the scene.
Yes - the pull put bed in the living space was a little hard - sleep with your head at the feet end and it is much better!
The apartment was really clean and easy to use. Don't plan on cooking much as there are very limited utensils - but why cook there are loads of fab places to eat all around you.
It is up 98 steps - my 6 year old counted them each time! But my three year old managed to climb them so don't let the climb out you off. A great place to stay and a really helpful host.
The appartment was nice and clean. For a family with two kids it served vert well the objective of a short trop to Paris.