|Rental type||Apartment / Condominium|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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Suitable for the elderlyYes
Description from the manager
Located on the second floor, of a Hausmannian building, the apartment offers comfort and class.Situated in the 8th arrondissment of Paris, and steps away from the infamous Champs ElysÃ©es, our ELYSEES PALACE apartment is full of typical Parisian charm and luxury. The chic surrounding area and neighborhood offers everything from the best shopping boutiques to the best boulangeries to buy a delicious pain au chocolat.
Paris, Ile-de-France (Paris Region), France
Additional Location Information
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in EUR) (change)
|Rate Summary||$326||$326||$2,278||$0||3 nights|
|Dec. 22 2012 - Dec. 31 2012
Christmas period rate
|All Other Dates||$326||$326||-||-||5 nights|
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- Damage deposit - $737 - Security Deposit
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: June 09, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Went out there way to make us happy
It's going to be hard to capture in words and paint an accurate picture of our stay in this apartment and the overall experience we had.
First things first, we had 0 issues with being picked up from the airport and used the service provided to us by Jeremy. It was Easter Sunday and we didn't want to take any chances with anyone else. Our flight arrived on time, the gentleman was there to pick us up holding a sign and off we went to our destination. Bernard, who spoke perfect English met us at the apartment. He had a bottle of wine, cheese, milk, OJ, jam and water for us as well. They were delicious and consumed by day 2 :)
This is where you can look at the trip through 2 different lenses. The apartment we were to stay in per our agreement didn't have some of the accomodations promised to us. Specifically the internet, phone and tv. Internet was our main concern for various reasons, mainly to keep in contact via apple Face Time with our small son back in the states.
We were told we could have another apartment that had these services. We were also told that the apartment was just as nice if not better. Problem was...it wasn't. It was smaller and one of the bedrooms was nothing more than a pull out couch in a living room. Nor did it have the balcony or view this place has. After some discussions we decided the heck with it and let's just take the apartment with out the services provided and an agreement a discount to be determined later can be provided for the inconvenience. We trusted them really and hoped that they would stick to their word. A few days later a number was propsed to make up for the issues. This made us more than happy and able to overlook the fiasco that transpired.
Onto the apartment. It's dated. It is like your grandparents house with shag carpet dated. It's worn out and dated. It's on the 3rd floor and (2nd in Europe) up an uneven old spiral stair way. Its beautiful in a way though and this is where it depends on what you want to make of it. Which I guess is why I'm writing such a descriptive review.
You are staying in a lovely, old, Parisian apartment that hasn't really been updated in decades. The furniture is old. So old that springs are sprung in the chairs in the living room which makes them about as comfortable as a church pew after 10 minutes. The couch though is fine and comfortable enough.
The dining room and MBR walls are all mirrored. Including the doors. I don't know what decade this was in style in Paris...We didn't use the dining room anyway, but for stowing our backpacks, cameras and maps. We didn't even bother to cook a meal the week we were there so the room was of no use to us except for storage really.
The kitchen was small. One person in there at a time small. University dorm room fridge small.
The bathrooms are nice enough and the mbr one is big enough to manuever around with 2 people easily (wall to wall mirrors in here too if that's your thing). We used the tub on numerous days to soak. I'm almost 6' tall and the tub was good enough size to soak and relax. Which was wonderful after all the walking we did.
The 2nd bathroom is smaller and the shower is like something you might find on a 40' boat with 2 sleeper cabins. Small, but enough to get in/get out and get on with your day. One can shower while another occupies the sink. It is not wide though. You can stretch out your arms and touch both walls easily with maybe both elbows, but it is narrow enough to have a person dry off while the other person brushes his/her teeth.
The view was great and we stepped out on the balcony several mornings and nights to just take in the city. Absorb her, feel her and bask in the fact that we are staying in an apt within Paris' 8th arr and are only about 3 blocks away from the Champs Elysees.
The stores attached to the building you stay in are many. A book store, not barnes and noble but one you would think to find in a city like Paris. Several are art galleries, one of selling a painting that goes for about $20,000. Not too shabby huh?
A very popular night club is around the corner, Cafe Chic and valet parking assists the customers (until 5am on Saturdays that we could hear) A block and a half away is some foreign dignitary's home from Israel and it is heavily gaurded (no pictures are allowed)
Bentley's, Ferrari's, Lamborghini's and MB aMG 230's can be seen steps away from your door and are often enough you start to not be in awe anymore. I can't imagine parking one on the street if I had one. But this apartment is located where enough park that you won't bother to take a picture of them by weeks end.
There is a Starbucks 2 blocks away that we used for the interent.
A store named Dalloyau is 100m away and you must, must stop in there. Amazing.
There are multiple metro stops less than a 2 minute walk.
The Champs Elysees is about 4 blocks away.
You will feel like a Parisian resident if you stay here. It's just, you will feel like you are living in a Parisian grandmother's home that can't afford to update her home and has no desire to spend her money on new ammenities.
I know no one in Paris with the exception of Jeremy and Bernard. They did what they could to make us comfortable and happy. I trust them to do what's right and they did. The apartment is dated and some new more comfortable furniture would go a long way especially after hiking the city each day for 12 plus hours. Trust goes a long way for me and they earned it. They did what we feel is right and made sure we were happy.
I would recommend this to a friend that is looking for an authentic experience and can look past the wear and tear to understand that this is Paris and you have to balance location and price. The beds were more than comfortable and I had no issue sleeping. The laundry worked fine. The water was hot. The fridge worked. The heat worked. I felt safe coming home at 1am on the metro. I loved the view. I loved that we entered a code to let us into an atrium and then ascended wonderful, decades (if not centuries) old beautiful, wooeden steps in an apartment with floor to cieling bay windows, opening to a balcony that had me looking down 3 different streets teeming with residents and patrons going about their normal day...
If you are weighing your options between price and location and know how to use a country's metro (subway) then this places is the happy medium. Assuming you are the type of person that looks at a glass of wine and see's it half full.
Terrific location. We also got a driver to and from airport--worth every pennny. He was really nice, personable and knew exactly where to go. Jeremy at Holiday France Rentals was a pleasure to work with and instilled a sense of confidence. The only downside was that the apartment was less clean than I would have wanted it to be. For example, there would be little curtains in storage areas and when you looked behind the curtain, it would be messy and have all sorts of random cleaning supplies and other stuff. The apartment building is obviously old so it's hard not to be a little musty, but I would have been 100% satisfied if it had been cleaner. Having said that, I would definitely work with this group again when planning a future trip to Paris!
One of Paris' BEST PLACES
This apartment is perfectly situated and handy to the heart of Paris. It is beautiful and fully equipped. No a sterile empty apartment but a real home. There could be no better spot in all of Paris.
We have rented from Holidays-France-Rentals several times--both in Paris and in the south of France. All of their properties are hand picked and present well. The company looks after their clients and promptly responds to requests.
If Elysees Palace is not available when you need it, try another of their properties. HFR is like no other rental agency we have experienced. We have been using them almost every year since 2001. We have used other agencies both in France and Italy. The did not compare to HFR or the properties we have rented through HFR.