My wife and I did some research and finally picked this rental for our week-long stay in Paris, together with our son.
After confirming the reservation, the owner/manager provided very detailed and precise check-in instructions. The actual check-in was completely self-service, and it went fairly smooth and trouble free.
The apartment is quite sizeable and conveniently located. The metro stop is only a minute-away, and a large supermarket is just around the corner. The best part: there are several Velib bike-sharing stations nearby, which offers a very good way to explore Paris. Also many cafe and eating places are all within distance of couple of minutes walk.
The house rules, amenities instructions and directions to nearby facilities were all meticulously documented. That's quite nice.
For an older building, the hot water supply is surprisingly strong, much better than some of the old hotels I stayed before in Paris.
As it is in an old building, there were a few aspects that were disappointing. For one, there's no A/C, although it was advertised. My wife was quite upset to find this out at check-in, which was on a pretty hot day. The rooms are actually dark because the flat is on the ground floor, facing an inner court of the building. While the bathroom and kitchen were reasonably tidy, the bedroom and living room were a bit dusty - all of us kept sneezing as soon as we came back into the room from outside. I don't suppose there was much pollen in the room, so it must be dust.
The apartment does show its age, and need some fixing/upgrade: There were cracks on the wall. Also to open the bedroom window, you will need to be a little creative because the knob misses an anchor pin. After three people take shower each night, there is some water leaking on the floor, outside of the shower stow next to the bathroom wall.
Overall, I would say this rental is an acceptable choice for short-term stay in Paris if you are looking for size, adequate amenities and convenient location. You just can't be too picky about other things.
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