We just spent 4 days in this lovely flat located in the heart of Paris. Our hostess, Martinn, spent time with us upon arrival to discuss the apartment and the neighborhood. She gave us tips on places to visit and we never would have known about the "passages" if not for her, She was the perfect, charming, hostess who spoke fluent English. We opted for a "hamper" of goodies for 60 euro. She prepared enough gourmet delights to last for all our breakfast meals and 2 evening meals. We didn't do any cooking so we could enjoy the French cuisine, but the kitchen is fully equipped with any cooks' equipment that you would need. Pristine, quiet, warm... everything and more! Excellent communicator! Viva Martinn!
We stayed at Martinn's apartment for 1 week. It is perfectly situated and the most comfortable, cozy bedroom we have stayed in. Martinn is so very gracious and kind and wanted to make sure that we understood the area, transportation, and best restaurants and markets. It was a wonderful time. Thank you Martin- Joan and Alan, Dewey, AZ
Keys2paris came highly recommended. Martinn greeted us upon arrival and made us immediately feel welcome. Her command of English helped my limited French. We were within walking distance of:Louvre, Notre Dame, Latin Quarter, Marais, Garnier and even Mortmartre. Restaurant and coffee shop just outside our entry were delightful. The apartment is equipped with lots of information to assist your visit. Great location and support for any American traveler.
The location was fantastic. Less than a mile walk to Louvre and plenty of shops and dining all within a few blocks, metro station and bus stops only a few blocks. The breakfast in the fridge was awesome. Also travel planner nearby to help with the trip to Versailles and hop on hop off bus. We may never return to Paris as we were on a 2 month European trip but if we would we would again stay at Martinns lovely place. Very knowledgeable of the area and had plenty books available and gave many ideas and how to stay safe in Paris...thank you for a wonderful Paris visit
From the moment we were greeted by a Martinn we knew we had made the right decision by booking the "Key 2 Paris" apartment. It really felt like home to us for the next week, a lovely relaxing lounge/dining area & kitchen that offered all the amenities. Martinn had stocked the fridge with homemade tea infused yoghurt, granola, muffins, frittata's & melt in your mouth blueberry tarts, bread, butter & spreads! Enough breakfast items to keep us going for quite a few days! The bed was comfortable & the bathroom offered all facilities including a washer & dryer.
The location of the apartment was perfect in the older 2nd arrondissement with 2 metro stations in easy walking distance & the wonderful Montreuil market street. We had booked a 1/2 day walking tour with Martinn around the area & we were not disappointed. Martinn' local knowledge of the history & architecture along with her wonderful "foodie" insight into the many shops we visited all added up to a wonderful morning spent in good company. We finished with lovely lunch at Au Pied de Cochon.
We cannot recommend Key2Paris apartment highly enough. Martinn was only a phone call away if we needed help or advise, the apartment met all our needs perfectly & we will definitely stay here again on a return visit to Paris.
Martinn’s apartment is a sanctuary and indeed a key to one of Paris’ well-kept secrets in the central 2nd arrondissement to slip away to once the courtyard doors close behind you. Gastronomes, longer-term vacationers, first-time tourists and seasoned visitors will be hard pressed to find a location more convenient (and as charming) as Key2Paris, sited within walking distance to landmarks, museums, monuments, the historic and still bustling food street that’s Rue Montorgueil, Michelin-approved restaurants, stores, metro/RER stations and buses. The apartment is well-appointed with more than you’ll ever need. And with as meticulous and consummate a hostess as Martinn, you’d be sure that your stay is truly a memorable and special one. We can’t wait to be back.
My hostess Martinn was a gem. She was very welcoming and friendly. I accepted her offer of the dinner which was excellent. First time I ate foie gras. The asparagus appetiser, steak and the dessert (strawberries with whipped cream, flaky pastry, with home made ice cream), lovely red wine. All very delicious!
She leaves you with a breakfast that lasts a few days (delicious home made jams). I appreciated this very much.
The apartment couldn't be better situated. Very close to Metro stations and buses. You are 5 minutes from rue Montorgueil for fabulous food shopping, and cafes. Walking distance to the Louvre. I also walked to Musee d'Orsay and l'Oranagerie and had a picnic lunch in the Tuileries which is a pleasant walk from the apartment.
I can recommend the Tapas restaurant right next door to the apartment. The food is delicious and the couple who run it are charming.
The apartment has all the amenities you will need for your stay (especially the washer/dryer) and is comfortable. It is also very quiet which after a long day of sightseeing is very much appreciated.
Meeting the locals is very rewarding and far more enriching than an anonymous hotel room. I certainly can recommend this apartment and Martinn's hospitality.