The location was perfect! Right on the Seine River in an old building that used to be an abbey. We felt very safe and were glad we stayed in this area. Quiet area for families with a beautiful courtyard. Only for quiet families-- I would not recommend for children who are so young they scream or cry a lot. While the apartment is very small by American standards, it was a comfortable fit our family of 4 and we appreciated having 2 bathrooms and my daughter having her own tiny bedroom (which she adored.) We did not use any of the kitchen facilities except the refrigerator, but appreciated having them available. We loved the huge windows that opened in the family room out onto the garden, wood floors, light, and hearing the neighbor across the courtyard play the piano so beautifully each day.
The décor and upkeep of the apartment was great except for the huge sexually explicit painting of an orgy in the living area that I covered with the French flag. Be aware for families with children. I didn't rate the apartment down for that because it is a matter of preference. (Couch pillows needed a cleaning and there was some dust for those who are super picky. I just removed the couch pillows and appreciated that the bathrooms and bed linens were all very clean and fresh.)
Check in and out was great and timely. Be aware that the door lock sticks but you get used to it after figuring out the trick. Also, you have to push a square button on the wall to open the iron gate and door for entry and exit. We felt stuck for a while until coming across someone we could ask. We had a question during our stay and the property managers were very responsive.
Thank you Haldis Team for the excellent stay!
Note: For people with severe allergies this may not be a great fit because the building has a lot of history, high moisture/ humidity (tiny bits of mildew on some of the grout in the bathroom that I think probably can't be avoided), and musty smell in the stairwell hall. My children and I have mild allergies/ asthma and it was fine so long as we entered exited quickly and didn't spend a lot of time in the outer hall. No issues in the courtyard or actual apartment.
It's a Beautiful apartment located at 2 blocks from St Michel or Notre Dame
Comfortable and near of St Michel restaurants, supermarket and taxi station
I would recomend this apartment