Mont Martre is for lovers of art and history. One can find the footsteps of some famous painter or musician every corner. Full of shops, galleries, restaurants. Being the highest point of Paris, the front steps of the Sacre Cœur will give the visi …
My wife and I spent a month from mid-February to mid-March at this Montmartre Getaway, and were well pleased with it. The description says there are two bedrooms, and strictly speaking that's true, but I would probably describe it as a one generously sized bedroom and a sleeping area for occasional guests. It looks like the photos in the description, was clean and well maintained, the heating worked well (a good thing, because February was unusually cold in Paris), and when there was a small leak in the hot water heater, the rental manager got right on it, and it was fixed within 36 hours. And it was quiet! We arrived on a Friday or Saturday night, having come up from Nice (where our apartment in Vieux Nice was bathed in noise most of the time) and had the best sleep we had had in six weeks. Quiet and a comfy bed . . . that's hard to beat. We found the four flights of stairs a bit tiring at the end of the day, but we knew what we were getting into when we rented the place, and the price (which we thought was a real bargain) reflected the fact that guests will be getting their exercise climbing. Complaints? We have two small items. It seems like nobody rents apartments with a good sharp paring knife and straight-cutting bread knife, and this place was no exception. And it seems that almost everybody is decorating with high bar stool-type chairs, and again this place was no exception. However, things were mostly very positive. Both the owner and his agent were very helpful, it was in a great location (just below the Sacre Coeur), there were three different Metro lines within five minutes of the apartment, groceries and wine were easy to find. We had a lot of suppers at Le Saint Denis along rue des Abbesses: the food was cheap, plentiful, and good (I ate a half dozen Croque Monsieurs), and it had a nice neighborhood feel. As for attractions and activities nearby, the obvious ones nearby are the Sacre Coeur and place du Tertre, but really, this is Paris!! I would certainly recommend this apartment to friends or family.
We really enjoyed our stay in Gabor's apartment. Gabor was extremely helpful with our (many) questions before booking. The property manager, Alan, was also very helpful with information and was very flexible with our odd schedule.
The location worked very well for us. We enjoyed staying in Montmarte. The street is quiet and the people at the lovely bakery on the corner helped us in English.
The kitchen was well appointed, and we enjoyed shopping at the nearby markets and cooking like Parisians.
The apartment itself is very nice, but the building is in crummy shape. The plumbing was fine (hot water for showers, decent water pressure, etc) but none of the faucets turned completely off so we had a cacophony of drips from the bathroom all night. We did not mind walking up and down the stairs (as others have noted), but one stair in particular between the second and third floors is very worn, short, and slick, and I fell down a flight. (For the record, I'm a pretty fit 20-something who is not prone to slipping on stairs!)
We really enjoyed Paris and Gabor's apartment, but these bruises are not exactly the souvenir I was hoping to take home!
Aside from these few little things, this is a lovely place to stay. Thanks, Gabor!
How lucky was I to spend the month of April in Paris??? And to top it off I also had the good fortune of renting Gabor's adorable apartment there. Clean, comfortable and spacious for a rental. Old World character (69 steps up a winding wooden spiral staircase!) and modern conveniences (full kitchen facilities, big bathroom, big bedroom and a washer. Close to grocery stores, outdoor markets, bakeries and transportation. Montmarte with its winding streets and hills was my favorite part of the city. I hope I get to stay in this apartment again soon.
My husband and I have just returned home from a month long European adventure, 22 days of which we spent living in Gabor's lovely apartment. We had looked at all the photos and read the reviews on his listing so we weren't surprised by the flights of stairs or the look of the apartment. Though the only views from the apartment are of the courtyard, the apartment really is just steps away from the staircase pictured that leads up to the Sacre Coeur which has breathtaking views of Paris both day and night.
We were so happy to have the washing machine, dish washer and well equipped kitchen. We used the two provided moka pots everyday to make espresso, so it was just like home. There were plenty of dishes, cups, pots, pans and knives which made it easy to cook a lot of our own meals. The wifi was very reliable and so helpful to have. There were plenty of clean towels and linens available. We wanted to say that the linens were of high quality and so comfortable to sleep in after long days out exploring Paris.
It was quite surprising how easy it was to navigate the Paris Metro. My husband was doing the Paris-Brest-Paris bike race so we not only had our backpacks full of clothing but two large bike boxes as well and we got lucky that we didn't hit the Metro during rush hour so it wasn't hard to manage. If you are staying for a long while in Paris, you might want to consider buying a Navigo Découverte Metro Pass at the Metro station at the airport. The card itself is a one time fee of 5€ and you keep it forever. You can load weekly passes (week begins Monday and ends Sunday) for 33,40€ for all five zones. On weeks when you won't be traveling to the airport or suburbs it is only 18,85€ a week for zones 1 & 2 Paris. This will save you money as the fare from CDG to Paris alone is 9,10€. The apartment is very close to the Chateau Rouge and Anvers Metro stations. We highly recommend staying at Gabor's apartment if you plan to utilize the Metro to the fullest.
Not only will you be staying right next to the Sacre Coeur, Butte Montmartre and Moulin Rogue and have a Carrefour supermarche around the corner, you'll also be close to many good boulangeries like Le Grenier à Pain Abbesses, the best latte in Paris at Kooka Boora and many great produce and wine shops on Rue de Martyrs and delicious restaurant Cheri Bibi right downstairs! We were really happy staying here and Gabor and Paris contact Amina were very helpful every step of the way! Merci Gabor!
We stayed here in late May of 2011, and enjoyed it very much. The only negative thing is the 4 flights of windy stairs which are difficult with luggage. Would not recomend for older travelers or those taking too much luggage! We are in our ealy 60's and managed ok A bit tiring after long days out. That said, it was spacious and bright with a good size bathroom by Paris standards, and a large bedroom. Simple furnishings, comfortable bed, good light, and free outgoing phone calls home, as well as internet, a great bonus! The area is in between traditonal Montmartre and the more immigrant-based St. Denis, giving it quite a mix culturally. Close to grocery stores, and cafes, corner bakery, subway just a few blocks each way. We even rolled our suitcases to Paris Nord train station on departure. Were greeted on arrival and given instructions, had phone number for questions etc. It is reasonably quiet, has a nice view of the inner courtyard The Montmartre area in our view, having stayed in the area before, is the best area in Paris to be. Two Canadians who love Paris
My husband and I spent the month of March 2011 in this lovely, quiet apartment. We watched Paris transform from winter darbness to springtime glory! The apartment is small, but cozy and comfortable and adequately equipped. The full sized bed is comfortable and having a desk area in the large bedroom is nice too. It is sunny, airy and has a view to a quiet courtyard. The location is terrific!! It is steps away from Sacre Coeur, multiple Metro stops, street markets and grocery stores, restaurants, and just about anything you would need for an extended or short stay. Having a washing machine, large refrigerator, and internet access is a bonus. Gabor is extremely easy to work and very accommodating regarding requests and issues. His local contact was also easy to work with. We enjoyed our month long adventure and would recommend this apartment to anyone who is capable of walking up stairs to the 4th floor. Merci beaucoup, Gabor!
We had a great time during our month-long June stay in Paris. The location of the apartment is very good near Montmartre with convenient access to several Metro stations. The five floor hike up to the apartment assures losing weight regardless the level of gluttony in which one may indulge. The bed is comfortable, the kitchen adequate and the washing machine appreciated. A dryer would be a boon to Americans accustomed to it. There are a couple of good restaurants on the same block and a small supermarket near by. Yes, I would recommend this apartment to anyone on a budget wanting a nice stay in Paris.
My husband, daughter and I stayed in the apartment for a week. We loved the location and the apartment, but it took awhile to get used to climbing up to the fourth floor.
The kitchen area was small but well equipped, and we liked being able to shop in the small markets near the apartment and eat in for some of our meals.
We appreciated having a dishwasher, a washing machine, TV, radio and phone. Since we were there in May, we did not miss having an air conditioner. It was nice to open our windows and get fresh air.
The bed in the bedroom was very comfortable, but the pull out couch in the living room/2nd bedroom was not comfortable.
There were several metro stations nearby, so it was easy to get anywhere in the area that we wanted to go. There is a nice, little restaurant just 3 or 4 doors from the apartment.
The owner was helpful in giving us information about the apartment although my husband says he forgot to give us the ID number needed to be able to watch videos.
Our daughter especially enjoyed staying where we did and we would all recommend staying where we did. It was a nice getaway for al three of us.
Situated in Paris, this 1 bedroom apartment accommodates up to 4 guests and starts at just EUR 91 per night.
The accommodation is 42 sqm. It is located on the 2nd floor.
This apartment is child-friendly. It also has internet (wifi) access. It features 1 double bed and 1 sofa bed / futon and has 1 bathroom. Bed linens and towels are included.
Additionally, it offers a kitchen with a dish washer, a fridge, a microwave, a coffee maker, and a kettle / water-boiler. Guests can also enjoy a CD player, a DVD player, a radio, a telephone, and a TV.
The property is suitable for pets. This is a no-smoking property.
172 guests have been welcomed to this property. Guests have rated this property 4.36 out of 5 based on 35 reviews.
Once you have booked, your host will contact you to arrange your check in.
My wife and I spent a month from mid-February to mid-March at this Montmartre Getaway, and were well pleased with it. The description says there are two bedrooms, and strictly speaking that's true, but I would probably describe it as a one generously sized bedroom and a sleeping area for occasional guests.. ”
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