I stayed in the studio #21. This unit has some strong positives, main ones are great location, and being so quiet in the middle of lively Paris. The unit also looks recently renovated, and there are a lot of thoughtful touches showing care and quality, like the well-equipped kitchen, thick towels, nice lighting, very good bed, etc. It just looks pretty and atmospheric, and is a whole lot better than a hotel room, at about the same price. Thank you, Special Apartments, for creating such a beautiful lodging option in Paris!
There are also some cons or at least some things to be aware of. For example, the unit is dark even in bright sunshine because it is tucked away towards a courtyard (but that is why it is quiet). Bathroom sink is really small and because of a small vanity installed right above it, it is hard to wash your face or shave. Also, unit is on the third floor, and the stairs are steep and narrow, be careful, especially with heavy luggage. If you are tall, watch your head, especially on the last landing, easy to bump your head, and I did. The part of the unit with the bed is slightly raised, so may want to be careful not to stub your toes. Some of this is just unavoidable, given what the historical buildings are, and that is really part of the charm.
So, guess it is a great place for the right people, and others might want to consider whether this is the best option for them. Also, it would be probably better to install a keypad lock on the door, I was always concerned that I would lock myself out, carelessly walking out without the keys, and the door automatically shutting behind.
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