“Excellent Apartment in Courbevoie Area of Paris” First of all I have got to mention the view. As we were on the fifteenth floor we could see the Eiffel Tower, the top of the Arc de Triomphe, Sacré-Coeur (albeit some way away) and what is apparently the tallest office building in France, nearby in La Défense. It’s especially good at night when the tower is lit-up and on the hour when we all lined-up at the window to watch it “sparkle”.
The apartment itself was immaculately clean and tidy. There is also secure access to the building and the owner lives next door, so it is also very safe. There is a TV (with some English channels including BBC World News and Sky News), wifi Internet access, a phone (with free calls to UK landlines), washing machine (and room to dry in the bathroom) and dishwasher.
Make sure that any children do not climb up to the windows for obvious reasons.
We had absolutely no problem getting our €300 deposit back, but you will need to budget for the €60 cleaning fee, which is additional to the nightly cost.
There is a supermarket in the building underneath the apartment as well as a large car park, which cost us about €41 for three days and nights’ parking. The back entrance between the supermarket / car park and the lift for the apartment is not very attractive, but again there was no problem and don’t judge the apartment by that.
It is about 15 minutes walk to La Défense, which is where you can catch the Metro and RER in to Paris. It is one station away from the Arc de Triomphe on the RER. We also got back late at night and there were no problems walking back to the apartment.
The only slight difficulty we had was finding it in the first place – set your satnav for Rue du Verseau, which is the entrance to the car park, rather than Rue Baudin, which is the address.
I booked this apartment at the last minute, and am so very glad I did. It was perfect! A truly comfortable, quality, chic apartment with the most incredible views over the whole of Paris - amazing by day and absolutely stunning by night with the Eiffel Tower lit up and dominating the sparkling city. Jacqueline was charming and helpful. Everything in the apartment was good quality and spotlessly clean. The bed was comfortable, the kitchen well equipped, the large windows which ran the length of the apartment made it bright and sunny. On the ground floor there is everything you could need - a shopping mall with a good selection of restaurants and cafes, Carrefour supermarket, bowling alley, swimming pool and ice skating rink. The apartment was in a pleasant, quiet neighbourhood, not overrun with tourists and crowds, and with good transport links. The building is secure, and the surrounding gardens delightful. I can't think of a better place to stay in Paris and will definitely be back. …