Very mixed bag
Posted Jul 25, 2011
This apartment has many strong negatives and a few strong positives going for it. The best thing about it is Andrey, the manager's agent--he was unfailingly courteous, helpful, and went out of his way to take care of everything in his power. The apartment was clean. The location is a double-edged sword--close to everything, in a beautiful part of the Gothic quarter.
However, the location is right next to several bars, where people carouse until three or four every morning, and the stone walls magnify the sound. We were able to sleep only with the help of large fans to provide a sound screen. Pickpockets are particularly rife in this neighborhood, so you have to beware at all times (though the apartment itself felt quite safe). The air conditioning is patchy, and the maintenance was problematic. For example, one of the beds had multiple broken slats, so my young daughter's mattress fell partly through when she laid down on it the first time. Fortunately, Andrey fixed this the next morning, as he did the broken clothes dryer.
All things considered, I would *not* recommend this apartment to a friend.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 9, 2014
Thanks for your kind comments.
This is the Old town, it's a romantic place to stay, but yes, as we always advise our guests, one must watch his belongings, and it's true the streets may get noisy on week-ends. We are happy to inform our guests we have installed double windows to mitigate the sounds from outside. The apartment is on a third floor, with a lift, so it is much quieter now.
Sorry the slats of the sofa bed broke... there must be some guests that do not take too much care of it.
Kind regards, and apologies for any inconvenience.