Our Guests’ Comments for Palais Royal Luxury Two Bedroom Third Floor

Dates:July 19-23, 2017
« Très bon accueil et très bel appartement. Rien à redire tout était parfait. Calme, surface des pièces, localisation, literie,etc ... »

Dates: April 06-14, 2017

Good:          ****

I could stay here again.....Walking out to the Palais Royal Gardens was grand

 

Dates: April 02-06, 2017

Excellent:    *****

Our family enjoyed a fabulous trip to Paris!  The apartment was gorgeous, large, comfortable, well equipped, and had great storage. It was in a nice and quiet but also convenient location. There are many good restaurants very close to the apartment.   Daria welcomed us at the apartment early on a Sunday morning after our long flight.   The information about Paris in the apartment was very useful, and there are also many books about France to enjoy. We would love to return as soon as we can.  Thank you for this wonderful experience.


Dates: 
February 01 - 08, 2017

Excellent:    *****

This 2-BR apartment is exceptionally spacious, newly updated and well-appointed. Both bedrooms face the gardens of the Palais Royal and are thus exceptionally quiet.  The location (less than 5" from the #1 Metro line) couldn't be better/more central.  A PVA staff member, always onsite to greet new arrivals and to explain how to use appliances, telephone, Internet etc., always brings fresh flowers, wine and croissants.  Additionally, the PVA staff is always available for emergencies/repairs should something happen.  From start to finish, PVA delivers the absolute best rental experience one could hope for in a city that has several options.  I will definitely be back. You're the best!!!

 


Dates: October 2016
Nour
Checking in was so easy and the host made me feel very welcome throughout. The location of the apartment is also fantastic and I would recommend it to anyone visiting Paris!

Service: 10
Value: 8
Attractiveness: 10
Overall: 9
Jim Kelly, Nashville, USA
jkelley@nealharwell.com
Dates: April 16-24, 2016.  We have stayed at this apartment twice.   We like both the apartment and the location.  It is hard to find two bedroom two bath apartments in Paris.   This is the perfect base for two couples visiting Paris.

Service: 10
Value: 10
Attractiveness: 10
Overall: 10
Claudia Coleman, California, USA
Dates: February 27-March 06, 2016.  My niece and I spent a wonderful week in Paris as part of her spring break from graduate school.  We stayed in this lovely 2-bedroom apartment on the 3rd floor of the Palais Royal.   It was the best!  The apartment is very spacious.   It overlooks the fountains and gardens of the Palais Royal .    All of the rooms face the gardens and have large windows that can be opened if you want to listen to the fountain below.  The apartment is very quiet with zero street noise.   The bathrooms are large and have big tubs with showers and lots of hot water.   Each of the bedrooms has a hallway area with lots of closet space for hanging clothes and  shelves for other storage.   The living room and kitchen/eating area work well together.    The apartment has central heating and air.   We were in Paris in late February/early March and were concerned that we might be chilly in our apartment but that was not the case, the PVA representative who met us at the apartment already had it set for 70-72 degrees when we arrived which was perfect.  The PVA representative also purchased some groceries for us that we had requested since we were arriving very early on a Sunday morning and most of the shops would be closed (there is  a small extra  fee if you want this  grocery service, but we thought it worthwhile so we did not have to run out and find orange juice, milk, fruit, cheese etc when we were so jet lagged.  Please note that PVA does provide a courtesy bottle of wine and baguette upon arrival and our kitchen was well stocked with coffee).  The location of the apartment is perfection.   There are lots of small wonderful neighborhood restaurants close by and you are only a few blocks from the Louvre.   You are also staying in a very historic building which makes it even more special.   We would highly recommend this apartment and plan to return soon.

 

Service: 10
Value: 8
Attractiveness: 9
Overall: 9
Arthur Brisbane, East Dennis MA, USA
ghb1016@bellsouth.net
Dates: December 31-January 07, 2013.  We are a family of five who found the apartment to be spacious, quiet, well-appointed and ideally located for touring Paris. The view of the Jardin de Palais Royal was delightful. We were able to take care of household things with ease -- cooking, laundry, television, internet, etc -- and we were close to shops and restaurants. All in all, we were very happy with the rental and service from the company.

 

 

Service 10
Value 10
Attractiveness 10
Overall 10
Deming Holleran, Lebanon, NH, USA
Deming@valley.net
Dates : May 28-June 02, 2012. We were met with flowers and wine, and the apartment was perfect for two couples. We couldn't have been happier with the pre-rental communications, the apartment, the descriptions of stores, restaurants and sights locally, the maps, and the wonderfully central neighborhood. It was everything that was promised and more.

 

Service 8
Value 10
Attractiveness 10
Overall 9
Alison McSweeney Brisbane Australia
Dates : March 31-April 15, 2012. We had a really wonderful family holiday. Ordering the limousine to pick up our 5 member family after a long haul flight was invaluable, and having someone meet us and explain the apartment features and some local directions was very welcoming. We certainly felt we would have prompt assistance at any time if we had difficulties...fortunately all went very smoothly.. The written advice we received in advance regarding Metro, supermarkets, banks etc was extremely useful and made it much easier to settle in quickly. The location was perfect, easy walking distance to many of the tourist sites and great Metro connections to get anywhere in Paris.The apartment was beautifully appointed ,and very comfortable and roomy for our family of five. This is important travelling with a family, as there are days the kids just did not want to leave the apartment, and were happy to just hang out and watch TV ("no more galleries Mum!"). Kitchen and laundry facilitites were excellent, and the cleaners left the apartment spotless. We would definitely use PVA again and have no hesitation recommending to friends.

Service 8
Value 9
Attractiveness 10
Overall 10
Laraine Spencer, Livermore, CA USA
laraine1@comcast.net
Dates : March 19-26, 2012. This is our second time renting from Paris Vacation Apartments. There are 8 of us who stayed in the apartment. The only thing that went wrong on this last visit was the dining room chairs were very flimsy and 3 of them were broken. The chairs were replaced within the same day we called to report it. Otherwise, we would definitely stay there again. Both times, we have had a pleasant experience. The apartments have been very clean and well laid out. This made us feel at home for our entire stay. Best location ever!

 

Service: 10
Value:
 10
Attractiveness:
 10
Overall:
 10
Ellen Callegary, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
ellen@callegarysteedman.com
Dates : January 5-15, 2012. We would never stay anywhere else in Paris! The apartment is so comfortable, so well appointed and absolutely perfectly located that it was our dream vacation. When we opened the huge windows overlooking the gardens, we could hear the sound of the lovely fountain. Amazingly, there were still roses blooming in the garden in January. The photograph we took from our apartment looking out over the garden at the full moon has been posted on Google Earth. We can’t wait to return! We purchased the Museum Pass and we could visit the Louvre (5 minutes walk away) every day. We could also walk through the Jardin de Tuilleries to the recently renovated Musee D’Orsay and L’Orangerie and to the train station for our trip to Versailles. Because we had the Museum Pass, we never waited in any lines. Our favorite restaurant that we could walk to easily from our apartment was the Le Grand Colbert - the food and the service were perfect. One other benefit of this restaurant is that you can go at any time of the day from approximately noon to midnight and you are not limited to a set lunch or dinner hour. We could walk to patisseries, boulangeries and even the MonoPrix to purchase bread, wine, cheeses and all other essentials to make breakfast, lunch or dinner in our fully equipped kitchen. We had fresh baked bread every morning. Basics like spices, coffee, tea, oil and vinegar are provided so that you can relax when you arrive. One important thing to note is that the wonderful team at Paris Vacation Apartments met us at 6 a.m. ( we had an early flight) to safely stow our luggage and make sure that we could hang out at a lovely Bistro where we could drink excellent coffee and eat freshly baked croissants until the apartment was ready for us. We always felt so well cared for by this professional team!

 

Service: 10
Value:
 10
Attractiveness:
 10
Overall:
 10
Joe & Bridgette Maric, Sydney Australia
joenbritt@bigpond.com
Dates: September 24-October 01, 2011. On our arrival we were overwhelmed by how beautiful the apartment was. and it exceed all of our very high expectations.  The fresh flowers, wine and croissants were a lovely personal touch. The apartment was beautifully decorated, extremely large with modern bathrooms and kitchen and appliances.  The bedrooms were huge with comfortable king size beds and plenty of wardrobe space.   Travelling with a teenage daughter it was wonderful to have a computer and internet and also the free phone calls to Australia was a lovely super prise. The location is incredible an easy walk to all the major sites including fabulous shopping in Paris. The Palais Royal is extremely beautiful with lovely gardens, fountain and restaurants.  We highly recommend Paris Vacation Apartments and hope to stay with them again in the near future.

 

Service: 10
Value:
 10
Attractiveness:
 10
Overall:
 10
Tom &  Kathy Drake, USA
kmurndrake@yahoo.com
Dates : October 01-08, 2011. The apartment was very spacious and the views of the Palais Royal gardens were beautiful.  The bedrooms were very large and the beds were comfortable.  The bathrooms were modern and very nice and clean.  It was very helpful to have a computer in the apartment to research restaraunts, etc.  The staff of PVA was fantastic.  Very friendly and helpful.  We recommend having them arrange for a car service from the airport to the apartment.  After a long day of travel it was great to be dropped off right at the apartment and be greeeted by someone from the PVA staff.  We would highly recommend this apartment for its location as well as comforts.  We could walk everywhere in Paris.  It was fantastic!

 

Service: 10
Value:
 9
Attractiveness:
 10
Overall:
 10
Sorosh Kordestani - London, UK
Dates August 13-20, 2011. We stayed in the apartment for a week at the end of August. 4 adults and 2 children (3 and 5 years old). The whole experience was excellent  from start to finish:
- The handling of the booking, provision of initial information (through the website and answering e-mails), handling payments etc.
- Reception by Clara at the apartment - explaining everything in the apartment itself and the surrounding area
- The documentation and books available in the apartment
- The sheer luxury and cleanliness of the apartment
- Free phone and internet
- No little extras - surprise charges at checkout
- Amazing location - convenient, quiet and classy

 

Service: 10
Value: 10
Attractiveness: 10
Overall: 10
Jennifer Shanahan Chicago,IL, USA
Dates: June 20-27, 2011. We loved our apartment and felt like Fashion Insiders as we were there during Fashion Week. There was an Armani fashion show in the Palais Royal gardens in addition to a commercial being filmed in the street one day. Plus there was a band in the Park  the day of the music festival. Staying at this apartment was an ideal location for exploring the city, and a great place to flop when we were exhausted from all the walking and sightseeing. Emily was very helpful and patient on the day of our arrival, translating for us and explaining the apartment and its rules to a pack of very weary travelers.

 

Service: 10
Value: 10
Attractiveness: 10
Overall: 10

Lorie Schroder, USA
lschroder@cir-wtr.com
Dates: June 26-July 04, 2011. I love this whole building. I am a return visitor as well as my mom and aunt. We stay here every time we come to Paris. The apartments are well furnished and the locatio is amazing. The price is unbelievable for what you get. Comforts of home for sure. Service is impeccable. Everyon at Paris Vacation Apartments goes above and beyond. I recommend to everyone.

 


Service: 
10
Service:
 10
Value: 10
Attractiveness : 10
Overall: 10
William & Dianne Swanwick of Melbourne, Australia.
wandd@bigpond.net.au
Dates: April 16-23, 2011. We have not stopped singing the praises of ParisVacation Apartments since we left Paris.  On our arrival we were welcomed with a croissants and champagne, there were fresh flowers in the apartment and we were made fully aware of how all the appliances worked. Our overall first impression was one of complete happiness at the high standard and position of the apartment. The apartment was tastefully furnished and spotless, the rooms were spacious, something you do not always see in Paris apartments.  One of the things we loved about the apartment was the abundance of wardrobe space and having a washer/dryer.  We loved waking up in the morning and opening the large windows over the Palais Royale Gardens and listening to the water from the fountains and the chatter from people in the gardens. The apartment is in a wonderful position to visit all the major sites and there is a metro station not far away.   We loved the staircase up to the 3rd floor and the quaint lift, in fact we can’t think of anything we would change about this fabulous apartment and we will certainly be using ParisVacation Apartments on our next visit to Paris.

Value: 10
Attractiveness: 10
Overall: 10
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John, Jenny, Jane, David Indianapolis, Indiana USA
johnhess@ameritech.net
Dates: May 13- 30, 2011. This is the fourth year we have rented the apartment and enjoyed it as much as we did the first time.   Excellent location, quite, and comfortable with all the amenities you require to rest and relax.   Great staff that is very helpful.  We have reserved the apartment for next year.

Service: 10
Value: 10
Attractiveness: 10
Overall: 10
Kathy Gaubatz,  Coral Gables, Florida, U.S.A.
jgaubatz@msn.com
Dates:  January 28 - February 4, 2011.  Apartment clean, spacious and very well maintained.  There was lots of room to entertain and be comfortable.  The bathrooms were fabulous and there was more than adequate closet space. There was room for two couples and kids to sleep in the living room.  The apartment's location was perfect not far from the Comedie Francaise, the  Louvre and St. Honore shopping,  the Tuilieries Gardens and the Opera Garnierwas within walking distance as was the Monoprix supermarket and  the metro.  The Palais Royal is out your back door, with the gardens and the shops and restaurants.   The staff was as responsive and helpful as in any luxury hotel.  It was fabulous.

Service: 10
Value: 10
Attractiveness: 10
Overall: 10
Vicki and Gary Stone, Adelaide - Australia
stoneage@adam.com.au
Dates: January 08-15, 2011. This apartment is BEAUTIFUL, a perfect end to a 6 week holiday -  well located, quiet, every thing is there.  The team at PVA are great to deal with.    This is a very special apartment and we will using PVA again.  Thankyou Pierre - we loved this apartment and Paris.

Service: 10
Value: 10
Attractiveness: 10
Overall: 10+
LaRonda, North Carolina, US
lhkkscott@yahoo.com
Dates: August 2010. My husband and I traveled to Paris with another couple and couldn't have asked for a better experience.  Of course, we were worried about booking everything online but Alex and the staff of Paris Vacation Rentals took care of every detail.  The quality of the apartment and the service from staff made the experience like that of home away from home.  We were happily surprised that the photos on the website truly depicted the beauty of the apartment.  It was even better in person!  We loved having the guide available to us highlighting great restaurants, shopping and grocers in the area.  I just can't say enough about the experience and Paris Vacation Rentals made it a phenomenal one.


Service:
10
Value: 9
Attractiveness: 10
Overall: 9
Faulde/Block, Lilienthal, Germany
Dates: November 10-17, 2011. We found the apartment in the internet. Booking and proceeding was perfect. The description in the internet equates to the reality. We were exalted by the location, the equipment and the service of Karina. She gave us a lot of very useful recommendations and the description (manual) in the apartment was excellent. Welcome by Karina was was very well prepared and was impressive. Furniture of the apartment is very good and soignee. We felt very comfortable. The location was very ideal for us, because we wanted to make Paris-excursion by foot. Surely we will come back again.


Service:  10
Value: 9
Attractiveness: 10
Overall: 10
Margaret Densby, Belmont, Lake Macquarie, Australia
adensby@hotmail.com
Dates: December 28-January 04, 2011. Paris Vacation Apartments is an exceptionally well organised company to work with. From the time of our initial enquiry to the last day of our stay everything was dealt with efficiently. It was easy to book and pay for the apartment, we were sent a great deal of information about the apartment, the area around it, where to shop, eat, transport options and so on. Our arrival was delayed by poor weather and we were still met a couple of hours after the agreed time, with champagne and chocolates for the New Year as well as wine and croissants and given useful information on local shopping etc. Klara also made sure that internet access worked for our Ipad as well as on the computer supplied in the apartment. On leaving a taxi had been organised to take us to the station, we were helped with our bags and instructions were given to the driver for us. After staying in hotels for several weeks we were impressed by the size of the apartment and the facilities contained within it. We enjoyed shopping at the local supermarkets and a local food market on the Sunday and cooking meals for ourselves. Also nearby bakeries provided a great range of pastries for our breakfasts. With a washing machine and dryer in the apartment we were able to wash all our clothes and have them ready for the rest of our trip. The bedrooms and bathrooms were spacious and the bathrooms well appointed. The location was excellent. It was a short walk to the Louvre, metro and railway stations, tourist information office and great shopping. There were many cafes and restaurants nearby as well as take away shops when we wanted to eat in. The area was very quiet for sleeping despite being so close to so many attractions. When we had a problem with a tour booking we had made, Clara suggested ringing Ciao Bella Tours and we were able to organise a guide to take us through the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower a few days later. We had not realised that we could have a tour totally tailored to our requirements. This was the highlight of our visit in France.

 

Service: 10 - Best
Value: 10 - Best
Attractiveness: 10 - Best
Overall: 10 - Best
Debbie McGinnis - Folsom, California, USA
Debbielmcg@aol.com
Dates: September 6-13, 2010. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this magnificent apartment overlooking the gardens of the Palais Royal.  Not only is the apartment ideally located, it has been beautifully decorated and is meticulously maintained.  The service we received was exemplary - we were met at the apartment by Clara when we checked in, and she had brought fresh flowers, croissants and a bottle of wine to welcome us.  She patiently explained how to use all the appliances and left us with a comprehensive book of useful information.  She was also kind enough to order a taxi to take us to the airport at the end of our stay.  Emily was also very helpful when we checked out.  A delightful experience in every way.  I would not hesitate to recommend this particular apartment or Paris Vacation Apartments in general.


Service:
 10 - Best
Value: 9 - Outstanding
Attractiveness: 9 - Outstanding
Overall: 10 - Best
Greg Fazakerley, VA, USA
Dates: June 28-July 03, 2010. Great service, good beds and just as advertised! We have rented twice now, and will do so in the future.


Service:
 9 - Outstanding
Value: 9 - Outstanding
Attractiveness: 9 - Outstanding
Overall: 9 - Outstanding
Mark & Karen, Queensland, Australia
The-castars@bigpond.com
Dates: May 11-14, 2010. The staff were on hand to meet us on arrival and explain how to use all of the apartments the facilities. The bottle of wine and fresh bread was also an appreciated touch. The apartment was very specious and there was lots of room for two couples. It was also pleasing that everything in the apartment actually worked and there was lots of hot water. The location was also great as most attractions were within walking distance of the apartment. It was also close to convenience stores, transport hubs, lots of shopping and a variety of restaurants. The staff were also on hand to departure travel arrangements and to see us off. 

Service: 10 - Best
Value: 10 - Best
Attractiveness: 10 - Best
Overall: 10 - Best
John, Jenny, Jane and David,  Indianapolis,  IN USA
Dates: May 28-June 7.2010. Action speaks louder than words and we have stayed in this apartment for the last three years and have a reservation for next year.  This company is an example that should go in the next addition of In Search of Excellence.  There is someone on site when you arrive to explain the apartment (layout, appliances, neighborhood), apartment is furnished with everything that you need to have a great vacation (see apartment description on the web site), great location, and they provide a local contact if you have any problems or need some guidance.  I would highly recommend this apartment and any of the other apartments provided by Paris Vacation Apartments.

Service:
 10 - Best
Value: 10 - Best
Attractiveness: 10 - Best
Overall: 10 - Best
Jon and Terry Trauth, New Orleans, Louisiana U.S.A.
Dates: December 26-January 2 2010. We spent the week between Christmas and New Year in the two bedroom Palais Royal apartment with our daughter and son-in-law.  This was our fourth visit to Paris -- our daughter and son-in-law's first.  This trip however was the first time we stayed in an apartment.  We're converts -- it's the only way we want to travel in the future.
We arrived on a very early flight from the U.S. Fred was at the apartment to greet us at 8:30 am.  It was a great relief to get into the apartment so early. Fred explained in detail the kitchen appliances, TV, internet and even the bathroom fixtures.  He went through the notebook in the apartment which has great suggestions for restaurants, shopping and sightseeing.
The Palais Royal apartment  is beautifully decorated, very spacious and immaculately clean.  The bedrooms are nicer in person than they appear in the photos on line.  The windows of the living room and each bedroom open onto the gardens of the Palais Royal. Although it was cold, we opened the windows -- sometimes to snow flurries which made the gardens look like a Monet painting.  The bathrooms are state of the art and huge by European standards.  The king beds are firm and comfortable.
One of the advantages of staying in an apartment is the kitchen.  It is small but well equipped and stocked with some essentials -- tea, coffee sugar.  Also some very nice nonessentials- champagne, wine, and chocolates. We walked every morning to a nearby bakery for brioche and croissant.  We even prepared dinner on New Year's Eve with ingredients from the nearby markets -- Bresse chicken with cream, mushrooms, and champagne.  Everything you need is within walking distance -- Monoprix, good wine shops and one of the oldest bakeries in Paris.  The nearby street market is fabulous for prepared foods -- great roasted chicken, couscous,  paella and more.  We had a memorable dinner at Le Grand Colbert just a block away.
Fred arranged for a taxi to pick us up for the return trip to the airport and confirmed the time with us the evening before.  Karina was there for check out and was very helpful.  Booking on line was easy -- we received an immediate response.  We paid by credit card and there were no unexpected charges or fees.
 


Service:
 10 - Best
Value: 10 - Best
Attractiveness: 10 - Best
Overall: 10 - Best
James Robertson/Cynthia Pryer, Rosemere, Canada
pryer.robertson@videotron.ca
Dates: February 8th - 15th 2010. Amazing location, beautiful apartment, has everything one could wish for, met by Karina who was delightful.

Service: 10 - Best
Value: 10 - Best
Attractiveness: 8 - Great
Overall: 10 - Best
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Barbara Simmons, Kansas City area in the United States.
Dates: October 7 - 17, 2009. From the moment we walked into our apartment we fell in love with it.  We have stayed at "fully furnished" rentals in the past and this apartment was by far the most "fully furnished" we have ever seen.  We loved shopping at the Monoprix and cooking dinners at home.  Saved us a lot of money, but more importantly we shopped in our neighborhood and got a good feel for what I believe is the essence of Paris, and that is the neighborhoods.  The apartment is unbelievably spacious, large rooms, lots of closet space, huge bathrooms.  I wish I could live there.  We did not want to leave.  Being able to do laundry in the apartment was not only convenient, but meant we did not need to pack as much (I still brought too much).  Everything was so convenient: taxis, buses, metro, shopping, walking.  And then the Royal Palais Jardins.  When we were in the apartment we so enjoyed having the windows open to the gardens and hearing the children laughing and playing.  We loved walkng in the gardens. Walking the periphery of the gardens and looking in the shops, and discovering some of the restaurants was fun too. Any questions we had about the apartment, the area, getting to the airport, anything we needed to know were answered quickly and comprehensively.  Plus there is a comprehensive notebook in the apartment.  I felt if I was ever lost Isis, Alex or Karina were only a phone call away.  I know in the information we get from them they recommend going to pick up necessities upon arrival.  Knowing what I now know, I would make arrangements and ask one of them to do some shopping for us.  I would have a list of things such as coffee, milk, juice, bread, soup, salad, fruit, dressing (or the fixings to make my own), whatever I think I need for the first 12-24 hours.  Coming from the America and arriving after an all night flight is not the time for me to figure out exactly where the Monoprix is.  Then once getting there, orienting oneself to the store, where things are, and how you checkout was a bit much that first day.  I did mention this to the staff right before our departure and was told they are thinking of providing that service, but if it is not offered, just ask.  You will be glad you did.
We hope to return to Paris for another visit.  When we do we will make our arrangements through Alex, et al.

Service: 10 - Best
Value: 9 - Outstanding
Attractiveness: 9 - Outstanding
Overall: 9 - Outstanding
Tamara Fischer, Denver, CO  USA
Dates: November 03-09, 2009. The apartment was beautiful, well appointed, and in an excellent location.  Service was exceptional.

Service: 10 - Best
Value: 10 - Best
Attractiveness: 10 - Best
Overall: 10 - Best
fidelvent@cs.com
Fidel Ventura, St. Petersburg, USA
Dates: 17 Oct-24 Oct 2009. The apartment was very clean, tastefully decorated & furnished, spacious, with lots of natural light, plenty of closet space, excellent location. Fred was punctual, thorough and helpful. Even the concierge was friendly and kind.


Service:
 10 - Best
Value: 10 - Best
Attractiveness: 10 - Best
Overall: 10 - Best
Tanya Bishop Geelong, Australia
Dates: 29/9/09 - 6/10/09 My husband and I arrived at the Palais Royal apartment, 30 rue Montpensier, by taxi from Gare du Nord in glorious late afternoon sunshine. We met my brother at the front door as he had just arrived in from CDG and was staying with us for three nights. Then Marie-Laure showed us inside and we were stunned! This apartment was actually better looking in real life than it appeared on the website - and I was thoroughly prepared for that not to be the case (as we know, website photos - where the lighting is perfect and they use wide angle lenses - can sometimes be deceiving!). We flung open the windows in the lounge area and let in the sun, the warmth, the sound of the fountain, and the low level murmur of patrons enjoying the sun in the Palais Royal Gardens and arcades...just heaven! I could write for pages but to summarise: you won't do better in Paris!! The location is perfect - bus stop around the corner (and it is certainly worth working out how to use the local buses - a great way to get around and see Paris all at the same time), and metro stop a mere block away...all in the centre of the 1st! The beds were comfortable (even the fold-out one), extra bedding provided to suit your own requirements; the bathrooms were amazing - I'm not a small woman and I enjoyed the wide luxurious full bath for many evenings of French bubbles!! The amenties in the kitchen were easy to use - Marie-Laure showed us everything we needed and we used the separate washer and dryer, and the microwave on a daily basis. Big fridge for all our shopping from Monoprix (only 5 mins walk away - head down the escalator to their basement for the full grocery lines) and plenty of crockery and cutlery. I'd be back to PVA's Palais Royal 3rd floor apartment in a heartbeat and have no hesitation in recommending both this company and the apartment itself. We had booked this apartment about 18 months in advance to get our exact dates - so be well prepared. We dealt with Alex from this early point in the planning and he responded promptly to all my questions! Our payments were handled efficiently and I felt very safe in paying in advance. Thank you so much PVA for making our first trip to Paris so special. Au revoir!!
Service: 6 - Good
Value: 7 - Nice
Attractiveness: 9 - Outstanding
Overall: 9 - Outstanding
Kevin Kelly and Family Harrisburg, USA
Dates: August 10-17, 2009 This was our first visit to Paris for the 4 of us (parents plus 1 adult son and a teenage daughter). The apartment was fantastic. We were a little nervous when we pulled up, because the street is little more than an alley, but once we entered the building we were thrilled. There is a beautiful fountain and garden outside the bedroom windows (no street noise). The area is 1 block from the Metro, 1 block from the Louvre, easy walking to the River Seine. An ATM is a block away, and there is a wonderful bakery right around the corner. There is a very comprehensive resource book that is available to get you around. I had to page Alex on a Saturday, about finding a camera battery, and he called right away. We would stay here again, and have been recommending this apartment to our friends.
Service: 9 - Outstanding
Value: 8 - Great
Attractiveness: 8 - Great
Overall: 8 - Great
Jackson Needham, MA USA
Dates: July 8 & 9 2009 Our experience was great. Karina was very helpful......meeting us at our apartment and going over everything we needed to know. The apartment was in a great location and met our needs completely. It was quiet and well equipped. We would not hesitate to go back.
Service: 9 - Outstanding
Value: 8 - Great
Attractiveness: 10 - Best
Overall: 9 - Outstanding
David Herring Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Dates: July 12, 2009 to July 17, 2009 The apartment is stunning. It is roomy and well-appointed. It was a pleasure coming back to the apartment every evening after an eventful day in Paris. The location of the apartment is at the center of everything. The Metro is just a block away and the major museums are all in easy walking distance. Yet the street is very quiet. It was a perfect combination. The most surprising thing about our stay was the friendly and incredibly helpful staff. They took care of us from beginning to end and simply would not let us make any "tourist-type" mistakes. As a result, our trip was worry-free and luxurious. This apartment provide us with a wonderful visit to Paris.
Service: 9 - Outstanding
Value: 9 - Outstanding
Attractiveness: 9 - Outstanding
Overall: 9 - Outstanding
Doug and Pat Cole Rockport, Maine 04856
Dates: 3/29/09--4/5/09 This was our second stay with Paris Vacation Apartments. Both stays have been outstanding. The Palais Royal location is beautiful, metro stop nearby and easy walking distance to many shops and restaurants. Every detail is attended to, The two bedroom third floor Palais Royal apartment is spacious, nicely decorated with all ammenites and has large well equiped tiled bathrooms. Next time we visit Paris we will surely book with Alex and Isis. On our recommendation friends have recently stayed with PVA and were very happy.
Service: 10 - Best
Value: 10 - Best
Attractiveness: 10 - Best
Overall: 10 - Best
J. Michael Newlight Bellingham, Washington, U.S.A.
Dates: May 3-12 2007 & May 3-10 2008 We are experienced travelers, many visits to France and other European destinations over the years. I cannot recommend this accommodation highly enough. It is sinfully spacious for the center of Paris, only a ten-minute walk from the Louvre and fifteen or twenty from the Rue Montorgueil market. Just downstairs and across the street is a marvelous boulangerie, perfect for picking up that early-morning croissant and bringing it back to the apartment for petit dejeuner. I have spent many happy hours on various benches in the park of the Palais Royal, reading, smoking cigars, watching the Parisians at leisure, staring into the profound depths of the fountain -- this calm, quiet refuge from the busy-ness of Paris is worth the price of admission alone. And in the Palais arcade is Le Grand Vefour, one of the best restaurants in the world, if you are feeling spendy, or the Restaurant Palais Royal for a more reasonably priced dining experience. Back to the apartment itself: spacious, immaculately clean, beautiful bathrooms, great view of the park, full of good cookbooks, and the representatives who greeted us have been friendly and knowledgable. I hesitated to write this review because I didn't want the whole world to find out how great this place is, so I could always get a reservation there myself!!!
Service: 10 - Best
Value: 10 - Best
Attractiveness: 10 - Best
Overall: 10 - Best
Michele Cowden Applebee Sonora, CA
Dates: November 2008 We spent a week in this beautiful apartment - myself, husband, 5 year old daughter, 18 year old daughter, and mother in law. It was everything that is advertised on the website and more. The apartment is elegant and comfortable and there was plenty of room for all of us. The bedrooms were spacious and beds were comfortable. Bathrooms were very large, plenty of room to have your toiletries out and lots of towels provided. Kitchen was efficient and comfortable. Having a washer and dryer allowed us to pack less. Location was truly amazing. On my previous visits to Paris we stayed on Ile Saint Louis, Marais, or Latin Quarter so I was hesitant to stay in an area that I wasn't as familiar with. After our first day my hesitations were gone. Our apartment windows faced the Palais Royale gardens and fountains - it was lovely and serene at all times of day. It was quiet, even during the day when people were about. We were a couple minutes walk from the Louvre. Many restaurants nearby, as well as a couple bakeries for the morning croissant run. The monoprix was perhaps a 10 minute walk away, so we could stock up on basics cheaply. We arranged for transportation to and from airport - it was timely and efficient. We were greeted warmly at the apartment, and were given assistance with train tickets, times for visiting certain places, restaurants, etc. We were made to feel comfortable calling with questions, and we did occasionally throughout our stay. I have already recommended pva to several people I know, and will stay in one of their apartments next time we return. The quality, location, service, and value of this apartment made our vacation for a group ranging from ages 5 to 67 one of our best ever.

Service: 10 - Best
Value: 10 - Best
Attractiveness: 10 - Best
Overall: 10 - Best
Ed and Marie Stines, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI, USA
Dates: June 2008. To celebrate our fiftieth wedding anniversary, we decided to realize our lifelong dream of taking our entire family to France for a one week Paris holiday together!!!
We were very fortunate to have been recommended to Alex Mony from Paris Vacation Apartments. Alex was able to accommodate all thirteen of us in one building. We rented three apartments from him. One of them had a second floor which was a completely independent space, so one of our daughters and her family were on the second floor while we stayed on the first floor. The other two apartments were on two separate floors but close enough to us and also very comfortable.
The apartments were very nice, tastefully decorated with all the amenities, including nice kitchens, baths, televisions, washers and dryers etc… The service was also outstanding. Indeed, from the moment we arrived at the airport where couple limos were expecting us, to the time when we said goodbye to our hosts, it was truly remarkable. Alex’s team was kind enough to make reservations to some pretty impressive restaurants for us.This was definitely a trip of a life-time...
The location of our apartments was a short walking distance from the Louvre Museum, the Comedie Française, and so many other important sites to visit and enjoy. Ideal location!!! We felt very fortunate to have had this great location and service. If we had to do it again, we would not change a thing…

Thank you to Alex and his professional team!
Service: 7 - Nice
Value: 8 - Great
Attractiveness: 8 - Great
Overall: 8 - Great
Best Family Sydney, Australia
Dates: 16/12/08 to 20/12/08 Having stayed on the Left Bank in previous visits to Paris it was a new experience being in The Palais Royale area .The apartment is well located near the Lourve and The Opera with a very pretty view onto the garden and courtyard of the Palais. We were impressed by the spaciousness .2 roomy bedrooms , bathrooms and a lovely sitting area .The sitting area has a computer with internet access , a must for teenagers and comfortable sofas. The kitchen is small but adequate and we ate breakfast there each morning. Laundry facilities are also available and whilst the washer,dryer is slow it does the job. All in all I would say that the apartment was perfect for our needs with 2 teenage children. Unfortunately our plans only allowed us to stay 5 nights .Even so and with the weak AUD I still think that the apartment represents very good value relative to taking 2 bedrooms in a hotel. The only think we really missed was a concierge to give advice and book restaurants etc. but we managed and found the recommendations in the notes supplied to be spot on.
Service: 10 - Best
Value: 10 - Best
Attractiveness: 10 - Best
Overall: 10 - Best
David and Joanne Cooper La Jolla, Calif., USA
Dates: Oct. 31-Nov. 8, 2008 We love this apartment, and so do our friends who have shared it with us. We have stayed here twice and will do so again when we can. It is beautifully and fully outfitted. We even cook in. It is just minutes from the Louvre and the Metro, and there are good restaurants nearby and within an easy walk. We are especially fond of Restaurant Palais Royal, just 100 yards away. Alex, Isis and their staff do a wonderful job of greeting you and will quickly take care of any problem--no matter how small. All in all, we have had fabulous Paris vacations when staying in this apartment. David and Joanne Cooper
Service: 8 - Great
Value: 10 - Best
Attractiveness: 9 - Outstanding
Overall: 8 - Great
Mr. and Mrs. Steven Stubbe Chicago, USA
Dates: August 2008 We have stayed in this flat twice now. We keep coming back due to the wonderful apartment and also the location is ideal. Clean and maintained the flat is so welcomed to the seasoned traveler. Close to sights and markets. Safe and great support of staff make this a truly lovely Parisian stay.
Service: 10 - Best
Value: 8 - Great
Attractiveness: 10 - Best
Overall: 9 - Outstanding
Revathy Padmanabhan NJ, USA
Dates: August 17 - August 24 We stayed for the 2nd time at Palais Royale apartment this year and felt absolutely at home as we did the first time. Alex and his team completely take care of everything from pre arrival to post departure. The apartment is well maintained and very quiet. It has all American amenities and easy accessibility to all tourist stops. We consider this our home away from home and thank you Alex and Isis for running such a professional operation. Look forward to staying at the apartment again next year
Service: 10 - Best
Value: 10 - Best
Attractiveness: 10 - Best
Overall: 10 - Best
Ellen Lustgarten Philadelphia, US
Dates: September 2 - September 11, 2008 Four of us stayed in this attractive and roomy apartment on the beautiful square. The accommodations had everything we could possibly need. The staff were friendly and helpful both before and during our stay. They provided information about the neighborhood, the sights and restaurants of Paris as well as any of the logistical facts we needed to know in order to make it easy to negotiate a foreign country. If you are looking for an apartment in Paris, I strongly recommend staying here.
Service: 10 - Best
Value: 10 - Best
Attractiveness: 10 - Best
Overall: 10 - Best
Elizabeth and Nial Neger Trumbull, CT USA
Dates: May 21 - May 24, 2008 We were SO happy to be able to reserve this apartment for such a short stay! Everything was perfect and as described and pictured in the website. The purpose of our trip was to introduce our friends to Paris and France since we know them well and we truly made the most out of living like Parisians for our short stay in the city.The only thing the website does not give you an idea of is how lovely it is to open the windows, day or night, and hear the fountain in the Palais Royal - it's on from 7AM till 11PM! The other thing I did not know was that the gates (all of them)around the Palais Royal gardens are locked at around midnight so it's like your own private jardin! Access to the apt. is from the side street. This particular apartment is beautifully decorated and appointed. It is very roomy by anyone's standard and full of light. Whoever said in an earlier review that there was tons of closet space was right! You could move in for a month! We used almost everything, even the washer/dryer and everything worked well! Everything was neat and clean, pretty flowers, une bouteille de vin, keys for everyone and a very kind and informative welcome when we arrived. Lots of useful information in the huge folder. The location couldn't be better: easy metro access, little stores in the quartier to get supplies. It is also very quiet for being right in the center of Paris. My e-mail communication was mostly with Alex who was extremely accomodating and helpful. After many years of checking out this website, I was thrilled that our stay was so perfect and we hope to rent this apartment again in the future.
Service: 10 - Best
Value: 10 - Best
Attractiveness: 10 - Best
Overall: 10 - Best
Tony & Kathy Lyon Seattle, WA
Dates: 5-20 April 2008 An incredible treasure. Truly palatial in size, and the location is unbelievable! From this heart of the 1st arr. location you can easily walk to St. Germain, Musee d'Orsay, the Tuileries, Hotel d'Invalides, Place de Concorde and the Champs d'Elysee. Not to mention you are literally across the street from the Louvre, making those early morning crowd-free visits to the Mona Lisa and the late night dining at Cafe Marly a breeze. If you are looking for a way to share Paris with friends or family, this is the one!
Service: 10 - Best
Value: 9 - Outstanding
Attractiveness: 10 - Best
Overall: 9 - Outstanding
John Hess Indianapolis, Indiana
Dates: May 10 through 20 My wife and I have travel to Paris for the last 10 years and this is the best place we have stayed. Great location, comfortable beds, good size/space, good bathrooms, good kitchen aminities, and very helpful staff. We are scheduled to stay here again in 2009.
Service: 10 - Best
Value: 10 - Best
Attractiveness: 10 - Best
Overall: 10 - Best
enrique Hermosa Beach, CA, USA
Dates: 10/26 to 11/3/07 The apartment was fantactic and located right at the beautiful Palais Royal. The bedrooms and bathrooms were large and very well apointed. There is a ton of closet space which is not aparent from the photographs on line. The kitchen was well stocked with plates and cooking utensils and appliances. The living room was very large and comfortable. The location is fantastic, only a short walk to the Louvre in a very nice part of town. There are many restaurants and shops nearby. There is a metro stop conveniently located nearby as well. Everyone at parisvactionapartments.com is extremly helpful. We were met by Marie Lou when we arrived and she gave us a lot of helpful information about good markets, bakeries, etc. She also made sure a cab came to pick us up to take us to the airport at the end of our trip.The apartment also comes with a large binder full of helpful information, including numbers for cab drivers who speak english to local restaurants and shops. I will never stay in a hotel in Paris again as long as Alex and his crew continue to provide such great places to stay at such great values. Believe me when I say that you cannot go wrong if you stay at this apartment.
Service: 10 - Best
Value: 10 - Best
Attractiveness: 10 - Best
Overall: 10 - Best
Donald Louisiana, USA
Dates: June 8 through June 11, 2007 Hello - One would think that having ratings from 1 to 10 would be enough... well, not in this case... Whatever number "PERFECT" is (much higher than 10) should be the one... This apartment was the truly perfect combination of beautiful, comfortable, clean and convenient... When I would stand in any room, look across such tasteful and beautiful decor and see my wife or one of my children framed in the huge windows overlooking the garden, my heart would just sing! ...and the fact that those windows actually opened and one could sit on the sill and watch over the garden, is a blessing for anyone - like myself - that has spent far too much time in hotels where the windows don't open (for your own protection)... I assure you, I will coordinate my future Paris trips based on the availability of this particular apartment (when we first arrived, we toured the larger apartment upstairs and almost went for it, for the extra room, but in the end, the atmosphere and perfectly executed beauty of the 2 bedroom / 3rd floor won out... I have been thankful ever since that it did! Okay, I am on quite the little rant - let me give you some concise facts: PRE-ARRIVAL - these folks will send you absolutely ALL the information you could possibly need for arriving in Paris and getting to the apartment... if they don't arrange to get you there (and they are more than willing to do that for you), they will make sure there is no possible way you can get confused doing so on your own... ARRIVAL - as instructed, I phoned Marie from the train station (we had taken the Chunnel from London), grabbed a cab large enough for the five of us and we met at the apartment... Marie is a truly wonderful person to have as your initial introduction to Paris in general and certainly the apartment in particular... no feature is left unexplained, but her delivery pace keeps it from ever nearing boring... STAY - I was the king HERO with my family for having arranged this apartment... to this day (and yes, my busyness has made for a long, LONG delay in sending this!) my wife and children still talk about the greatness of this apartment! We had to bug Marie about a few things during the stay and she was always perfectly pleasant, understanding and 100% helpful on those occasions... in fact, she even passed on the golden opportunity to think of us as stupid Americans, when I called her late the last night of our stay, to inform her that I had been mistaken about our 8:00 AM train and would need to cancel the two vehicles that were scheduled for first thing in the morning - and change them to fit my 8:00 PM train departure! LOCATION - The perfect spot! Being near the Metro (important when you have a family that is too large to fit in most cabs!), as well as within walking distance of so many of Paris' "hits" was ideal... I generally get up just prior to daybreak when traveling and head out to take pictures as the day unfolds... in order for this to work, I have to be right in the heart of things and this apartment fit that bill perfectly... DEPARTURE - Sad... very, VERY sad... but then, all the reasons that make this part sad are the reasons that should make you seek out a vacant slot in this apartment's schedule and head for Paris... I am quite introverted and yet it actually felt like true friends when we were laughing, taking pictures and eating cheese shaped like pigs - with Marie and a friend of hers - on the street out front, as we waited for our cabs to come and take us to the train station... truly 'carry to your grave' memories! I could go on and on, but it would just be me over-using the word "PERFECT" to an even greater extent than I have already... you just can't help it... usually, when you see photos of an apartment online, they seem to mask all of the little flaws that are so glaringly evident upon your arrival (remind me to tell you about our apartment in Rome sometime - the word "PERFECT" is not used at all in that review and I pretty much lost all of my king HERO status!)... The Palais Royal apartment was exactly the opposite... the place looks just as beautiful and tasteful as the online photos, but the "feel" of the place takes it to a whole higher level... I wish they had a way to put photos with these reviews... Eternally a fan of Palais Royal Luxury Two Bedroom 3rd Floor... and Paris... Donald
Service: 10 - Best
Value: 10 - Best
Attractiveness: 9 - Outstanding
Overall: 10 - Best
Patrick Smith Vancouver, Canada
Dates: June 20-July 5 2007 We had an incredible visit! The apartment was practical, clean, comfortable and perfectly located. Everything was so easy! We will never stay anywhere else.
Service: 10 - Best
Value: 10 - Best
Attractiveness: 10 - Best
Overall: 10 - Best
Catherine Rhodes Buccellato Los Angeles, California, USA
Dates: July 10 - July 23, 2007 Fantastic location! Perfect for a family with small children, since you can always walk out of the apartment which opens on to the Palais Royale gardens, to chase some pigeons, take a walk, or just sit quietly in one of the many lawn chairs in the gardens, admiring the fountains. The apartment itself is lovely. We have stayed in this apartment twice, the first time in May of 2004, and again just recently in July of 2007. We will surely stay there again. Alex Mony and his lovely team of people do an excellent job of making sure you have a wonderful stay in Paris, and are available at any time to answer any questions and provide any assistance. Catherine Rhodes Buccellato
Service: 10 - Best
Value: 7 - Nice
Attractiveness: 10 - Best
Overall: 9 - Outstanding
Revathy Padmanabhan New Jersey, USA
Dates: July 27 - Aug 4 We stayed at Palais Royal aparment the last week of July. I was travelling with my husband and 2 kids and needed to rent an apartment as we have strict dietary requirements. I had no idea what I was getting into as I was not too familiar with the city or the language. I happenned to find this apartment through the internet and was initially very apprehensive. Right from my initial communication with Alex and Isis, they have been very professional, proactive and communicated exceptionally well on an ongoing basis. The apartment is very spacious, clean and well maintatined. On our arrival we were met with their office staff Marie Lou who exceptionally charming, professional and through. She went through all the details of the apartments and what we might need very well. There was absolutely nothing lacking and we have already made reservations to go there and stay at the same place next year and hopefully every year thereafter Alex/isis and Marie Lou - thanks for everything and see you all next year
Service: 10 - Best
Value: 10 - Best
Attractiveness: 10 - Best
Overall: 10 - Best
Brad Brown Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
Dates: Oct 2005 and March 2007 I have stayed in this beautiful apartment twice and loved it both times. Everything about it is just top-notch. The rooms are very spacious even by modern American standards and the decor is beautiful. I love the sound of the fountain out the window. The apartment is furninshed with a laptop compputer so the internet is always available and you don't have to bring your own. Both bedrooms are huge and comfortable. I happened to be the one sleeping on one of the sofa-sleepers and it was comfortable. I especially appreciated the way the shared bathroom works out for the "3rd-couple" because there is plenty of storage right outside it so you don't feel like you are "in the way." The bathrooms are grand with interesting tilework and nice fixtures. I think there are more closets and storage space than in my own home! The kitchen is warm, spacious, and modern...we cooked full meals many times. That may be the only problem with the apartment--it is so nice you might not want to go out and enjoy the city. But do go out. There is a book with suggestions from the owners and previous renters for the best places to find anything you want.
Service: 10 - Best
Value: 9 - Outstanding
Attractiveness: 10 - Best
Overall: 10 - Best
David & Joanne Cooper La Jolla, Calif., USA
Dates: Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 2006 This is a lovely apartment, with two large bedrooms with king-sized beds, new large bathrooms, a spacious living room and a fully-equipped kitchen, including dishwasher and washer and dryer. The location is a five-minute walk to the Louvre, and the windows from the bedrooms and living room overlook the garden of Palais Royal. Alex and Isis do a wonderful job and are always available if you have any problem or question. We have now stayed in two of their apartments, with our dear friends who live in Africa, and we will go back as soon as we are able. On our last trip (dates above) we all wished we had stayed two or three weeks instead of one. There are fine restuarants nearby, and easy-to-find places to buy groceries and wine. We can't say enough about the way things are run and handled. There is even a laptop computer with full Internet access, with no extra charge, in the apartment, and it even has an English/American keyboard! We recommend highly Paris Vacation Apartments. This one could have slept two more people as the living room couches can be made into beds.
Service: 10 - Best
Value: 10 - Best
Attractiveness: 10 - Best
Overall: 10 - Best
Anne Lieben Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Dates: November 13-November 20, 2006 Our group of four women travelers loved our apartment at Palais Royale. Marie Laure met our taxi and assisted us in transporting our luggage to the apartment. She gave us so many helpful suggestions about the neighborhood and showed us how to use all of the appliances. The apartment is wonderful and in such a great location. Alex and Isis provided a laptop computer for us to use during our stay which enabled us to stay connected to family back in the States and report on our daily adventures. The apartment had so many great amenities....bathrobes for all of us, hairdryers, a supply of coffee, a shelf of Paris guidebooks, beautiful coffee table books, an ample supply of fresh linens and very comfortable king size beds. Marie Laure also had fresh flowers and a bottle of wine to greet us. We think that our Paris hosts show the ultimate hospitality and do everything they can to make a stay in one of their apartments an enjoyable experience. The information sent with the rental agreement about a variety of topics including transportation from the airport and restaurant suggestions was very helpful. At the end of our stay, Marie Laure called a taxi for us and once again helped us get our luggage to it and instructed our driver to deliver us safely to the correct terminal. We had a wonderful week in Paris and would definitely book a stay again with Paris Vacation Apartments.
Service: 10 - Best
Value: 10 - Best
Attractiveness: 10 - Best
Overall: 10 - Best
John and Myrna Farraj Iowa City, IA 52246
Dates: First 2 weeks in May, 2006 We loved this apartment. Many things about it made us happy: the accessible location, the quiet beautiful view, the immaculate bathrooms, the comfortable furnishings, the spacious rooms, and most importantly, the loving guided service. We can't wait to go back.
Service: 10 - Best
Value: 10 - Best
Attractiveness: 10 - Best
Overall: 10 - Best
Marea Worsfold Wagga Wagga Australia,
Dates: 26th November / 3rd December 2005 In the 2 months we spent in Europe to celebrate my 50th birthday, our week's stay at your Palais Royal 2 bedroom 3rd Floor Apartment was certainly one of the highlights. I had spent months searching the internet and other sources in an attempt to find an apartment in the centre of Paris, which could accommodate up to eight people and was reasonably priced. I was told such an apartment didn't exist, until I discovered your website. The apartment suited us perfectly. My three sisters and daughter,two nieces and a nephew were accommodated beautifully. The four sisters slept in the two bedrooms and the younger family members slept on the king sized fold out beds in the living area.This made the accommodation very reasonably priced for eight people. The facilities were superb. All the rooms were very large including the two bathrooms. The kitchen was so well equipped and the decor so tasteful, that we wanted to eat- in most nights. We shopped at the nearby supermarket and small speciality shops and thoroughly enjoyed exploring this truly Parisian area. Every corner we turned there was something facinating to see and all within walking distance. The young as well as the more mature family members loved every moment of their stay at the Palais Royal. Our only complaint was that we could only afford to stay for a week, but we are saving for a return visit. Our special thanks to Leila, who was our contact person during our visit. She was charming and helpful and was willing to assist in any way she could. We look forward to a return visit to Paris and would definitely stay at one of your apartments again. We have already recommended your website to family and friends who will travel to Paris one day. Fond regards Marea Worsfold
Service: 10 - Best
Value: 10 - Best
Attractiveness: 10 - Best
Overall: 10 - Best
Professor Robert Cooter and multitudinous family Berkeley, California, USA
Dates: December 9-17, 2005 We were astonished that such a beautiful apartment in a historic building in central Paris could be rented at all, and the price was very reasonable. Perhaps we live in a fools' paradise, but we have had good luck in finding pleasant and well-priced accommodations in Europe over the internet in the past. Paris Vacation Apartments exceeded all our expectations in every way: the rooms are spacious, the furnishings are both elegant and functional, the kitchen is equipped for serious cooking (including coffee and staples), the bathrooms are luxurious, the beds are comfortable, and the bedroom windows face the Palais Royal gardens, allowing undisturbed sleep and a serene and lovely view upon awakening. Notre Dame, the Louvre, the D'Orsay, the Pompidou, and the main shopping areas are within easy walking distance, and there's a Metro stop about an American city block away. Shelves of guidebooks and cookbooks make taking up space in one's luggage unnecessary, and coffee table books show what lies farther afield enticingly. The hosts also include copious suggestions for restaurants and shopping in a wide price range. The apartment would be truly ideal for two couples, but it was also extremely pleasant for our extended family of three 20-something children, a daughter-in-law, a POSSLQ, and our late-middle-aged selves. We are recommending Paris Vacation Apartments to all interested friends and in so doing hope we don't find it impossible to get a reservation here in the future.
Service: 9 - Outstanding
Value: 9 - Outstanding
Attractiveness: 9 - Outstanding
Overall: 9 - Outstanding
Delia and John Dowsett Sydney, Australia.
Dates: 2nd January to 9th January, 2006. This is the second time we have stayed in these wonderful apartments. Last year, we stayed in the First Floor Palais Royal apartment. It was utterly charming! This year, we needed more room, so we opted for the Third Floor Palais Royal Apartment.It was just as charming! The facilities which these apartments offer is first rate and the location is amazing! The Palais Royal is such a great historic building - we loved gazing down at "Paris life" in the gardens below. It is only a two minute walk to The Louvre and five minutes to the banks of the Seine.We were also very impressed by the service and professionalism of Paris Vacation Apartments and we look forward to staying in one of their apartments next time we visit Paris.
Service: 9 - Outstanding
Value: 9 - Outstanding
Attractiveness: 9 - Outstanding
Overall: 9 - Outstanding
June Vermes Irvine, California
Dates: December 24 - 27, 2005 We had a fabulous stay in Paris although much too short. Alex and Isis were wonderful to work with. They arranged for our family to be picked up at the Channel Tunnel Station when we arrived from London. They arranged for Chrismas Eve Dinner at the Le Grand Colbert, the same restaurant that Diane Keaten, Keanu Reeves and Jack Nickelson ate dinner at in the movie "Something got to give" - the food and service were wonderful and it was just a short walk from the apartment.Everything was so convenient - the small bakery and market just across the street, access to the Louvre. We have already recommended this apartment to our friends and we can't wait to come back for a longer stay.
Service: 10 - Best
Value: 10 - Best
Attractiveness: 10 - Best
Overall: 10 - Best
Robert Weidner Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
Dates: September 10-15, 2005 I have been to Paris many times. As much as I've enjoyed my visits in the past, the experience of staying in an apartment, especially this apartment, made this the trip of a lifetime. The pictures don't do it justice -- it is spacious with tons of closet space, has comfortable beds, is impeccably decorated and quiet. All this for about the same price we paid for the two closet-sized hotel rooms we stayed in for our last 3 nights in Paris (unfortunately, the apartment was booked). We were two couples travelling together, and we never felt crowded. It was quite refreshing to be able to return from sight-seeing and relax in the living room and spread out on the couches instead of having to sit on the bed of a hotel room. Our experience with the staff was exceptional. When we needed some help we phoned Cecile and she was at the apartment in less than 10 minutes. Finally, the location absolutely cannot be beat.
Service: 8 - Great
Value: 9 - Outstanding
Attractiveness: 10 - Best
Overall: 9 - Outstanding
ed mc cann calgary ,canada
Dates: first week august 2005 great apt. enjoyed it all. beautiful bathrooms. magnificent kitchen.all possible bits and pieces.incredible location. i want to go back. yes. yes.
Service: 9 - Outstanding
Value: 9 - Outstanding
Attractiveness: 8 - Great
Overall: 9 - Outstanding
PAUL CAMPO VISTA, CALIFORNIA, USA
Dates: July 18, 2005, to August 2, 2005 WHAT COULD BE BETTER THAN YOUR OWN APARTMENT IN THE HEART OF THE FIRST? HOW ABOUT THAT APARTMENT HAVING SEPERATE THERMOSTATS FOR EACH OF THE BEDROOM/BATHROOM SUITES AND THE KITHCEN/FAMILY ROOM! THIS FEATURE WAS A MUST FOR US DURING THE HEAT OF A LATE JULY IN PARIS. FROM THE MOMENT ALEX'S ABLE ASSITANT MEETS YOU AND EXPLAINS HOW TO MAKE USE OF THE APARTMENT TO THE TIMES THAT HIS SUPERB CLEANING WOMAN MAKES THE UNIT SPARKLE, YOU KNOW THAT YOU ARE IN THE HANDS OF A MASTER. WHAT COULD BE MORE RELAXING THAN TO LUXURIATE IN YOUR OWN DEEP PARISIAN BATH AFTER A HARD DAY OF SIGHTSEEING? EVERYTHING IS NEW INSIDE, FROM THE APPLIANCES TO THE TV AND DVD PLAYER, BUT OF COURSE YOU HAVE THE PLEASURE OF STROLLING THE GARDENS OF THE PALAIS ROYAL AT YOUR CONVENIENCE (WEATHER PERMITTING). IF YOU NEED A SPECIAL REFRESHMENT, PERHAPS ENJOYING SOME ICE CREAM FROM A SHOP TRACING ITS ROOTS TO JUST BEFORE THE US ADOPTED ITS CONSTITUTION IS IN ORDER. ANOTHER GREAT FEATURE OF THIS GORGEOUS PIED-A-TERRE IS ITS PROXIMITY TO THE LOUVRE ENTRANCE ALONG THE RUE DE RIVOLI, ESPECIALLY NICE IF YOU HAVE PURCHASED A CARTE MUSEE FOR EASE OF ACCESS. AFTER THAT LOUVRE VISIT, YOU MAY WANT TO ENJOY A REFRESHING MOJITO AT THE TROIS OLIVIERS CAFE, A LITTLE BIT OF PROVENCE JUST OUTSIDE YOUR DOOR ALONG THE RUE MONTPENSIER. MY GROUP THOUGHT THAT THE PRICE, COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE MADE THIS A WONDERFUL PLACE FOR A PARISIAN STAY. WE CAN HARDLY WAIT TO BOOK AGAIN!
Service: 10 - Best
Value: 10 - Best
Attractiveness: 10 - Best
Overall: 10 - Best
Pamela Hardy Minneapolis, USA
Dates: August 16 - 23, 2005 There were five of us who stayed in the apartment. Isis met us and, in fact, had arranged for a private car to pick us up from the train station. She explained everything about the apartment in detail and was a tremendous help. The apartment is beautiful and so spacious. The location is excellent as well. We would definitely stay here again!
Service: 8 - Great
Value: 6 - Good
Attractiveness: 9 - Outstanding
Overall: 9 - Outstanding
Carol G. Vancouver, Canada
Dates: August 27- September 2 The apartment was wonderful- clean, and well equipped. The location is excellent, with the Louvre and the major Paris attractions close by. The apartment looks out into the gardens of the Palais Royale- this is a large garden space with a fountain, chairs to sit on, and outdoor cafes. I highly recommend staying here.
Service: 9 - Outstanding
Value: 9 - Outstanding
Attractiveness: 10 - Best
Overall: 9 - Outstanding
Emerson, Virginia San Pablo, CA
Dates: July 17-19 It was simply beautiful and my family really enjoyed our stay. The hostess was gracious and provided lots of helpful tips about the City. The cleaning lady was so sweet and accommodating to my daughters. I will definitely stay here again, really, really nice accommodations.
Service: 10 - Best
Value: 10 - Best
Attractiveness: 10 - Best
Overall: 10 - Best
Jimmy Dickens USA
Dates: May 21-28, 2005 We just spent the most magical week in Paris, thanks in great part to the Third Floor two-bedroom Palais Royal apartment and the wonderful staff in charge. Alex and Isis have been very helpful in making the arrangements and providing information and Cecile was there to meet us with wine, bread, fresh flowers and a complete explanation of the apartment and surroundings. She even made taxi arrangements to the train station for our departure. We had two couples traveling together, and this apartment far exceeds the description and pictures on the Web site. It is very spacious and includes everything you will need for your stay. (including coffee, tea, converters, hair dryer, etc., even robes!)The washer/dryer were quite useful. Separate climate controls for each bedroom and the living area. Bakery around the corner and restaurants everywhere. Two minutes to Metro. This is the best location you could imagine, and very quiet and secure. The lift worked perfectly. I highly recommend these folks and this apartment. You will not be disappointed. Jimmy Dickens, Montgomery, Alabama, USA.
Service: 10 - Best
Value: 10 - Best
Attractiveness: 10 - Best
Overall: 10 - Best
Amy Lackow Los Angeles - USA
Dates: 07/12/04 - 07/19/04 The reason this review is so late is because when everything is perfect people don't tend to write. My three friends and I stayed in this beautiful apartment last year. Isis, Alex & Cecile made our stay wonderful. Cecile greeted us in the apartment on our arrival and was kind enough to be patient when we arrived a little late. She showed us how everything worked and gave us the wonderful information book which is a gold mine of information on the area and Paris. Alex made dinner reservations for us and arranged transportation. To open up the balcony windows every morning and see the Palais Royale is one of the best experiences of my life. Every detail was handled to perfection - now if I'm lucky enough I only stay with Paris Vacation Apartments. I stayed at the Sacre Coeur apartment two years ago - here is an example of the level of service. Isis met us showed us around then called a little later to say she forgot something. She then arrived later that evening with the flowers for the apartment. To care for such a small detail is an example of the care in which the guests are treated. You can not go wrong renting from this lovely company.
Service: 10 - Best
Value: 9 - Outstanding
Attractiveness: 10 - Best
Overall: 10 - Best
Janet Guthrie San Francisco, CA USA
Dates: February 2005 With vacation time so precious, renting an apartment in a foreign city over the internet can be risky. You have no idea if the pictures or the description will match your expectations. That is why we were so fortunate to have found this Palais Royale apartment through Paris Vacation Rentals! The property and the service exceeded all of our expectations: - the apartment was impeccably clean - our hosts anticipated our every need--the kitchen and bathrooms were modern and stocked with every gadget needed to cook up the fabulous fresh ingredients we bought on rue Montorgueil - facing the Palais Royal, the apartment was serenely quiet; not an easy thing to find in the center of Paris - the agents from Paris Rental Properties went the extra mile to ensure that we had an enjoyable vacation: they booked dinner reservations for us and ordered a cab to take us back to the airport Selfishly, I wanted to keep this little secret to myself so that our special apartment will always be available every time we go to Paris. But, as much as I love Paris, I cannot deprive others of experiencing the City this way, as a resident in a beautiful place like the Palais Royal apartment.
Service: 10 - Best
Value: 10 - Best
Attractiveness: 10 - Best
Overall: 10 - Best
Nick Panarese Northbrook, Illinois USA
Dates: February 18th through February 26th -- 2005 We have traveled all over the world -- almost always staying in apartments in Rome, New York, London, San Francisco, Stockholm etc. By far your apartments are the best we have visited. The service was impeccable beginning with the beautiful Cecile greeting us as we approached the apartment. She answered all our questions and showed us all the nuances of the apartment in about 20 minutes. The apartment was perfectly stocked with every imaginable kitchen utensil. The bathrooms are very big and clean and bright. Then after this first week we transfered to the bigger three bedroom apartment for the next week because we were entertaining friends. Just absolutely loved this apartment. SEE OUR COMMENTS UNDER PALAIS ROYAL THREE BEDROOM APARTMENT.
Service: 10 - Best
Value: 10 - Best
Attractiveness: 10 - Best
Overall: 10 - Best
Bill Robbins Dallas, TX USA
Dates: February 10 -12, 2005 This is a wonderful freshly renovated apartment in an excellent location. The wood floors, high ceilings and quality materials make this the nicest apartment we have used during our many trips to Paris. Alex and his staff were great. We can't wait to return!
Service: 10 - Best
Value: 9 - Outstanding
Attractiveness: 10 - Best
Overall: 10 - Best
Ian & Dara Fraser Sydney, Australia
Dates: October 2-5, 2004 First, we agree wholeheartedly with all previous comments: The whole process from initial perusal of web site to fond memories of our visit was faultless, especially the intelligent and efficient check-in/out procedure with Cecile. We had just come from a short-term apartment experience in London that managed to do just about everything wrong, so we were thrilled to find that our Paris Vacation Apartment lived up to and beyond all expectations. Little things I can add to previous comments: A very useful collection of transformers and adapters came in very handy, and the up-to-date travel library in the apartment was fantastic, especially the Walks of Paris resource, c.2004. Only negative was the shortness of our visit-can't wait to return. Merci beaucoup!!
Service: 9 - Outstanding
Value: 9 - Outstanding
Attractiveness: 9 - Outstanding
Overall: 9 - Outstanding
Jay Ohio, USA
Dates: October 2004 My company and other business associates rented the apartment in lieu of hotels while in Paris for a Trade Show. The apartment was perfect for all parties involved, comfortable and a much better value than hotels. Others that did stay in Hotels were envious of our accommodations and wished they would have made similar arrangements. The supporting staff that arranged the rental was instrumental in making the process a completely smooth experience. Communication was effortless through email with quick replies to all questions -- no matter how silly. The team also provided information on local attractions, restaurants and emergency services things you don t think of until you need it. In all, the quality of the accommodations (accurate to description on the internet), location of the apartment and helpful staff made renting with this company a must-do when traveling to Paris. In fact, when I return with my family, I already know where I will be staying.
Service: 10 - Best
Value: 9 - Outstanding
Attractiveness: 10 - Best
Overall: 10 - Best
Donald Jobin Canada
Dates: September 4 - 11, 2004 We would just like to tell potential clients about our experience with Paris Vacation Apartments. We rented the two (2) bedroom apartment on the Third Floor at the Palais Royal. The welcome we received upon our arrival was above excellence. Alex had made arrangements, upon our request, to have someone pick us up at the airport, which was handled very professionally. Arriving at the apartment we were greeted by Cecil who spent approximately two hours with us touring the apartment and explaining the amenities, area shops, restaurants and answering any questions we had. The staff supplied us with three contact numbers which we could call anytime if we had any concerns or questions. They also, at this time made arrangements for someone to pick us up at the end of our stay and take us to the train station. The pictures on the site are beautiful but we find they do not do the apartment justice. The rooms are large and tastefully decorated. The bedrooms are very private with comfortable King Size beds, large ensuite bathrooms with plenty of space and storage. The kitchen has all the appliances, utensils and equipment required to cook up a gourmet meal. The large dining room table will sit up to ten(10) people and we just loved to relax in the large living room with it's high ceilings and very comfortable seating. Everything Alex and his staff did for us was carried out with the utmost in professionalism and efficiency. We felt very safe and well taken care of. The tips on the restaurants and shops proved to be great, and made that part of our holiday very enjoyable. The four of us are all seasoned travellers, having rented apartments and condos in the past. What makes Paris Apartments a real gem was the people who work together to make your stay wonderful. Thank You, Alex and Cecil for making our stay in Paris one of our best holidays.
Service: 10 - Best
Value: 10 - Best
Attractiveness: 10 - Best
Overall: 10 - Best
Elaine and Dick Manville Apopka,Florida. USA
Dates: Sept.11--Sept 18. 2004 Dear Alex,Isis,and Cecile.We cannot fully describe how pleased we were with the apartment at the Palais Royal.We had expected great location,accoutrements,and comforts after meeting with Alex at the Sacre Cour location several years ago,but the reality exceeded the expectation.It started with the great orchid plant,and the first class wine on arrival, and finished with Cecile guiding me to the rental car location and back to the apartment,and sending us off on the right road to Nice.Our sons and daughter in law were delighted with every featue of the apartment,and particularly for the graciously given information on what and where. Thank you all so much. Elaine and Dick P.S. We read Michelle Straub's review and we agree 100% P.P.S.We will be happy to reply to future clients e-mails
Service: 10 - Best
Value: 10 - Best
Attractiveness: 10 - Best
Overall: 10 - Best
Michelle Straub Orlando, FL USA
Dates: July 26, 2004 - July 29, 2004 We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the spacious Palais Royal 2 bedroom apartment on the third floor. The ammenities of the apartment were superb, the location was incredible, and the level of personal service provided by Alex, Isis and their entire team was so very comforting. They truly understand the needs and desires of American visitors and have a beautiful product to offer. We were a bit nervous and uncomfortable about our inability to speak French, but we felt so comfortable and welcomed when working with the team to firm up our reservation. And, it even got better. Prior to our departure from the U.S. we received (via email) a wonderfully useful collection of practical information which included everything from the apartment's unique telephone number (to leave behind for your relatives in the event they need to reach you while you are away) to the locations of supermarkets, tourist destinations, banks, the use of the washer and dryer; and, of course great restaurant recommendations. No detail was left in question, it was all there. It was like having your very own "Concierge Service" right in your hands. Then, upon arriving at the apartment we were personally greeted and given a full orientation of the apartment and it's ammenities. We are accustom to staying at 5 star hotel/resorts including the Ritz Carlton, Four Seasons, and Starwood Hotels/Resorts around the world, so our standards are quite high. But, we always miss the "conveniences" of home like having a full kitchen, seperate bedrooms and bathrooms for privacy (for kids/grandparents/parents), washer/dryer, a family/television room, etc. Well, the Palais Royal apartment provided the best of both. Oh, did I mention the great location? The Palais Royal apartment is a 5 minute walk (no exaggeration) from the Louvre and River Seine. The apartment overlooks the beautiful gardens of the Palais Royal, which was in full bloom during our stay. The gardens are a city dwellers oasis with fountains, sculptures and lovely landscaping -- and it's in your backyard to enjoy! We highly recommend the Palais Royal apartment and Paris Vacation Apartments. We will be back!
Service: 9 - Outstanding
Value: 9 - Outstanding
Attractiveness: 9 - Outstanding
Overall: 9 - Outstanding
Joni Kwinter Toronto, Canada
Dates: August 28- September 04 2004 We found the Palais Royal apartment to be spectacular. Everything about it was amazing, just to list a few features: the furnishings were very nice, the beds were comfortable, the bathrooms were beautiful, the location was amazing, the aprtment overlooked the quiet and beautiful gardens of the palace and Cecile who looked after us was so nice.
Service: 10 - Best
Value: 9 - Outstanding
Attractiveness: 10 - Best
Overall: 10 - Best
Catherine and Michael Thiemann thiemann@san.rr.com
Dates: 2004-07-04 Dates: June 24-28, 2004 We had a terrific time in our Paris apartment. The location at the Palais Royal was perfect: central to everything, and very near the Metro. The apartment itself was exquisite. The rooms were large, comfortable, and beautifully decorated; the lovely arched windows overlooked the Palais Royal gardens... it was the perfect Parisian experience. Most importantly, Alex and his staff gave us everything we needed for our stay: maps showing everything from the grocery store to the finest boulangerie in the neighborhood, a huge list of helpful websites and phone numbers, and more. You can trust his restaurant recommendations: we ate lunch at Guy Savoy, and it was one of the best meals we've ever had. The PVA website is very informative, and the "availability" section is excellent. Normally these apartments rent for one-week minimum, but on this apartment there happened to be exactly 4 days of availability, which coincided exactly with our schedule. Isis offered to prorate the cost, charging us 4/7 of a week's rent, which I thought was a very nice thing to do. But next time, I will plan to spend a full week in Paris. I highly recommend Paris Vacation Apartments, and esepecially the apartments in the Palais Royal. I will call Alex the next time we plan a trip to Paris.