Apartment 5 Testimonials

Hi Tony
We are still in the UK and will forward you the necessary details on our return at the beginning of February.
All details re apt 5 were first class, the introductory welcome, cleanliness and the appointment of the
apartment were great and we have no suggestion for improvement.
Regards Marie and Graeme   Jan.  2015

Thanks Tony
We had a wonderful time .. of course a week in Paris is nowhere near long enough. We plan to be back!
The apartment is in a really great location and we enjoyed the local food and wine supplies, cafés and
restaurants.
The apartment was very clean when we arrived (there were some clean dishes in the dishwasher but that
wasn’t a problem) and comfortable. Personally, we would have appreciated another layer (blankets) for the
beds, as we’d rather have more bedding than ramp up the heating. The kitchen was well equipped and I
enjoyed cooking some meals with local fresh produce.
Natasza was very welcoming and full of useful information.
We walked everywhere and enjoyed getting to know the city on foot.
We’d be very happy to stay in this apartment again.
Many thanks and best wishes,
Merryn  Jan. 2014

Hi Tony,
The apartment was a delight. Nataszia was prompt answering my call from the station and at the apartment
when we arrived.
She showed us everything we needed and gave good advice generally. The information sheets you sent were
helpful starters, the free WiFi and phone calls a real bonus. The apartment was clean when we arrived, we
only needed to purchase some soap and some extra toilet paper during our stay. The washing machine has a
slightly temperamental door, you need to close it ‘firmly’ for the cycle to start. On thing particular to the main
area it’s that the floors are slippery, so you need to watch out if you step on the rug or are in socks (I am a
doctor so might be a little too aware of fall hazards). Overall I would rate the experience 4.5 out of 5.
Cheers, David     Sept. 2013

Hello Tony,
The apartment was great, it was very clean and your cleaners should be commended.  Bed too firm for my
liking but you are not going to please all the different people who let the space. It was very well equipped after
we had a good look around we were able to find most of what we needed. However I could not locate any
spare light bulbs, that might be something you could consider. If they were in the apartment perhaps there
location could be listed in the compendium that came with the apartment.
I thought it would also be a good idea to leave in the cupboard or bathroom another set of towels. I would
have liked to wash the towels but as there was no dryer decided that they may not dry and we would be
without towels. That maybe something to consider for people staying longer than a week.
The young lady, Natasha, who meet us at the apartment, was very welcoming. Showed us through the
apartment. She stressed how safe it was and gave me some advice about wearing my jewellery when in Paris
which I heeded. She covered all the safety aspects and said to make ourselves at home which we did!
I would definitely look staying there again, the convenience of the lift was great,  and would recommend you
to any friends. It was so much better than staying in a hotel and the area is just great.
Thank you Tony, we will contact you again when we decide it is time to return to Paris! Hopefully not too long.
Regards, Patricia and Adrian   Oct. 2012

Dear Tony,
Thank you – our time at the apartment was excellent in every way. You have a real gem with Natasza being
your point of contact, and giving us our welcome and introduction to the apartment. The location is certainly
ideal for access to the various food shopping, boulangerie, boucherie in particular, as well of course the
general central location in Paris itself. More specifically in response to your questions, cleaning was immaculate
and I have mentioned how good Natasza is. All being well we would hope to be able to return.
Warm Regards,   Brian     Oct. 2012

Hi Tony!
Thank you – I did receive the refunded bond.
What an excellent choice we made in booking this apartment.  We found the apartment to be in spotless
condition with everything that we needed.
Tony we could not have been happier with the apartment we booked through you.  Not only was the
apartment great but the location was perfect as well.  We  would recommend anyone we know who will be
travelling to France to contact you if all of your apartments are of the standard that we stayed in.
Natasha – we found to be extremely welcoming and a wealth of information.
Many thanks again Tony,
Regards   Julie & Family    Sept. 2012

Hello Tony
Thank you for the prompt refund. We tried to leave the apartment in as good a state as we found it.
We really enjoyed our stay and the apartment and all its thoughtful amenities and we would like to thank the
owners for its use. The central location and its proximity to all the amenities made it a great place to stay.
found the apartment.
There is nothing that we can think of to improve the apartment as it was all there, except maybe a drier as an
added luxury. Also, we were initially thrown as we looked for the buzzer at the end of the passageway, when
it was at the door as you leave the lift.
A great place to stay, and thank you for your excellent and immediate communications.
Thank you again   Kaye and Clive    Sept. 2012

Dear Tony
As usual we found the apartment to be conveniently located  in a very interesting  part of Paris.  The largeness
of the main room was marvellous as there were four adults to accommodate.  I did not meet Natasha, but my
daughter did and she was very impressed with her friendliness and the assistance she gave and pointed her in
the right direction right from when she arrived.  The cleaning seemed to be adequate –we had no concerns to
the contrary.
Thank you for your prompt refund.  We like dealing with you as there are no financial hassles in paying
upfront.  Paris as usual came up to our expectations.  Only the queues were daunting!  Perhaps going later in
the year is the answer to that.  Kind regards, Liz    July  2012

Hi Tony,
I was just thinking of my stay in the apartment and went through my email to find I had not answered your
questions.
The girl who came to meet us was great. She was very informative and cheerful.
The apartment was clean. We had a great stay there.
Only thing I could think of that was missing would be an umbrella in the winter.
Cheers,  Anna  April 2012

Dear Tony
Apologies for the delay in responding. We have only just got home.
We were delighted with the apartment and would stay there again. It was well equipped, clean and the added
touches of guidebooks left by previous tenants as well as miscellaneous pantry items were greatly appreciated.
Natasza was at the apartment as arranged, was a great source of local information and patiently explained
everything about the apartment. She clearly takes pride in her job and her enthusiasm is infectious. It was just
what we needed after too much time on planes!
I hope we have the opportunity to use your services again in the not too distant future.
Kind regards, Julian, Sandra and Michael    Oct. 2011

Thank you for our deposit refund.
We had an absolutely delightful stay in Rambuteau. Natasza was there to meet us, and was very helpful with
our introduction to Rambuteau.
The location was a dream, with every need at our disposal all around us. The apartment was very comfortable,
with the lift, a bonus.
We had our last meal at the Bulldog restaurant and that was a success too.
All in all France & Paris was  a wonderful experience….again.
Thank you for suggesting Rambuteau, especially after our last year’s cancellation of Rue Saint Martin for
medical reasons.
Helen & I are on our way home after a seven weeks dream holiday.
Regards  Helen & Ben   July 2011

Dear Tony
Thanks for your email. Basically, we really look forward to returning to our Paris apartment. We thoroughly
enjoyed our stay there. It was so comfortable and clean and well located. Natasha (not the correct spelling I
know) was a gem and so helpful. We did not need her after the first meeting and greeting but she was
excellent. This will tell you how good we thought the apartment was – we have one “complaint” – get the
owners to put a decent cover on the ironing board!! It is so thin that the mesh top of the board leaves an
impression on the clothes being ironed!! However, the iron is excellent.
Thank you for your assistance and service and you were totally correct in the comments you made to us in an
email a while ago – we really liked our apartment and it capped off a wonderful visit to Paris with our 6 friends
– for my 60th birthday!! We are now in Scotland and heading to Orkney and don’t arrive home until 18 July.
Kind regards  Craig (and Graeme)    June 2011

Hello Tony..
credit to whoever does the cleaning.
It was quite a new experience to use the internet in booking our holiday to Paris but
your excellent service, website,  detailed instructions and email communication were first rate and helped to
dispel my initial anxiety.
Best wishes Tony. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for a recommendation to future clients  Sue and Bob
June 2010

Dear Tony
Thank you very much for allowing us to use your apartment. It is perfectly located and was perfect for our
needs.
This was our first trip to Paris and we had a wonderful time. It truly is a great city and perfect for walking.
We did not have the time to do everything that we wanted, so we will have to schedule another trip in a year
or two. All being well, we will contact you then and see if we stay again.
I was a little nervous going to Paris as my French is not great (actually worse than my German!) but we had a
great time and found the Parisians helpful and friendly.
I don’t if you are interested but I thought that I would share a small anecdote that sums up our time in the
apartment. On the morning of our departure from the apartment we decided to head north east up the Rue
du Temple for coffee and croissants (as you do of course). On our return, we found an open shop front just
below your apartment in Rue du Temple called Paris Souvenirs (I think it is a wholesale outlet) and Alex, our 9
year old son, was much intrigued by the small models of Napoleon and Napoleonic figures in the window. The
owner of the business was obviously much taken with Alex’s interest because as he left, the owner called me in
to the shop to give me one of the models for Alex. Despite my poor French, I understood quite clearly that
he expected no payment and Alex’s delight with the toy was payment enough. It was a simple demonstration
of the dissonance between what I had heard about Paris and Parisians and our experiences while we were
there. The figure remains a favourite fro Alex and I think this is partly because of the generosity.
There are other stories like this of course, and one about a dinner on the Rue St Martin but they can keep for
another day.
Many thanks again.. We left some comments for you in the apartment. Please feel free to use these and those
here in what ever way that you wish to promote the apartment.
Kind regards. Lyndon  July 2010

Paris has been a fantastic experience. Our late evening arrival was made easy by Natasza,
full of enthusiasm & friendliness. Everything explained so clearly & well.
The apartment has been great – a place to “spread out & relax”. Sunshine filling the living room. We
experienced some local resturants – in particular  “Le Potager Du Marais”  –     22 rue Rambuteau,  good food
& friendly surroundings. And “Chouchou” – 63 rue Rambuteau – good food & jazz from 19:00 to 22:00.
Just walking the streets of Marais provides history & something different at every turn.
We have loved every day & hope to return.
Carolyn & John  August 2010

Tony, Hi! We returned to Australia on Sunday. Thank you for the use of apartment 5.
It was just great-really good location and the facilities excellent. We had a fantastic time in Paris.
Natasza did a very good job ‘introducing’ us to the apartment. She is excellent value.
Regards, John   Sept. 2010

Thanks Tony for the service. We found Rue Rambuteau to be as described and fitted our families needs
perfectly. With restaurants so close and the Seine only 10 minutes away the location was great. Underground
at the end of the street and plenty of facilities close by made it a memorable stay
Simon Sept. 2010

Tony
Many thanks for a wonderful stay in Paris in a fantastic apartment! The location was perfect and the actual
apartment more than comfortable!! The only little comment would be around carpet under the sofa – it is
very slippery and we had a few slips and trips. Maybe just some sticker under carpet…?
Please also thank Natasza for the very warm welcome. It was a lovely to have such an enthusiastic and warm
welcome to settle us in, and without her, our departure would have been very stressful and a complete mess!
She let us know that the RER was not working on the Saturday we were to leave and so we could plan
alternatives – thanking our lucky stars
Thank you again for a terrific time
regards Anna Oct 2010

Dear Tony,
We had a very happy time in the rue Rambuteau apartment. We particularly liked the position- so convenient
to everything, and the wonderful array of good food outlets in the street. Our favourite stop after a busy day
out was the little coffee bar right next door with real espresso coffee, sometimes difficult to find in Paris.
The apartment was very comfortable and Natasha most helpful on our arrival.
Thank you for your excellent communication and arrangement of this rental after problems with our first
choice. We will recommend you to others.
Kind regards Margaret Nov. 2010