Written by Laurent Monbailliu on 28/02/11 (2 years ago)
We've really enjoyed our stay in Paris. The apartment was excellent, and was perfectly located.(A 5 minute walk to Montmartre and the nearest metrostation, Anvers) It was beautiful, luxury, cozy all at the same time. We would recommend it to everyone who wants to visit Paris.
Written by Erwin Vingerhoets on 19/08/10 (2 years ago)
Superb place to stay when visiting Paris ; lives up to expectations created by description on website.
Very functional, luxurious and well equipped apartment. Practical use of small space is unseen.
The giant bathtub is ideal to relax after a long day of sightseeing.
Excellent location in a lively colorful neighbourhood with many good restaurants and shops nearby. Close to public transport access (± 5 minutes walk) and in walking distance of Grand Magasins.
Once you’ve stayed there, you will surely want to come back for more !
Written by Tobias on 13/08/10 (2 years ago)
Staying in the luxury apartment was a beautiful and new experience for us. It contains everything you need to spend a romantic weekend in Paris. The metro station is just around the corner and the neighbourhood has a lot of restaurants and cosy bars. Thanks for the wonderfull stay Peter !
Written by Femke Bolsens on 11/08/10 (2 years ago)
We came to Paris for a weekend and stayed in the Luxury Loft for two nights.
I liked the apartment from the moment I walked in. It's not big but thanks to the smart (and stylish!) architecture, you have everything you need to make your stay in Paris unforgettable!
There are a lot of things in the apartment that will make you feel at home : there is a wide selection of CD's, DVD's and books. A personal touch that you wont find in a hotel room. The enormous bath tub certainly is the eye catcher of this fantastic apartment!
The apartment is situated in a nice, clean and safe neighborhood. The famous Rue des Martyrs is only 5 minutes walking. Here you can eat, walk and shop with the real Parisians. There are a lot of cosy restaurants and bars, shops with delicious food etc...
I can recommend this place to everyone who prefers to stay in a lovely, warm and authentic place rather than in a typical hotel room! My next visit to Paris, I will definitely stay here again!
Written by Deckers Julie on 05/12/09 (3 years ago)
This apartment fits Paris perfectly. In this romantic city, you couldn't find any stay which would be more suitable! Thanks to the metro station on our doorstep, we were able to reach all the famous draws within a few minutes. After a long day of sightseeing, the huge bathtub enabled us to relax while we were watching a movie! The surround system and great collection of DVD's made our evenings very cosy. We are really looking forward to stay here again!
Written by Bryan on 21/10/09 (3 years ago)
For anyone considering a stay at the Luxury Loft, i can't say enough good things about our stay. My partner and I stayed only two nights in the Loft this past August. And from the emails before our arrival, our reception by the caretaker Faye till the time we left, we LOVED this place.
When making arrangements to stay, we received first class help with all of our questions and concerns. Restaurants and local hangouts were even suggested.
When we arrived Faye was warm, welcoming and full of helpful suggestions and assured us that she would be available if we should ever need her. She gave us a tour of the apartment explaining all of the HIGH END details of the Loft. WoW what a sound system, LOVED THE BATH TUB!!!! And every morning I enjoyed perfect coffee from the gourmet built-in cafe/espresso machine.
The apartment and neighborhood was safe, clean and quiet. Locals were much more friendly than tourist locations.
My next visit to Paris will include a much longer stay at this fabulous Loft.
Take full advantage of the incredible lighting system and the glass wall that crystalized for privacy at the touch of a button. Very Cool.
Bryan & Troy
Written by Thanavat Junchaya on 07/09/09 (3 years ago)
This is the first time that I rent an apartment in Paris after many visits. After staying at the Romantic Studio Loft, it will be very difficult to go back to staying in the small Paris hotel room again, especailly if you come with your family.
The Romantic Loft Studio has good space for my family with two teenage daughters and everything for your convenience - nice tv, stereo, kitchen and separate area for bathroom and toilet.
The place is quiet and within 5-10 minutes walk from metro, Montmarte and Gare du Nord. There are also nearby boulangerie, grocery and restaurants.
Dealing with Dirk and Ilse was straightforward and I am looking forward to staying at their place again on my next visit to Paris.
Written by Cindy Yang on 23/07/09 (3 years ago)
I stayed 2 nights in Luxury apartment and I have to say it was the best stay I ever had in Paris. The set up of the room was romantic as well as practical, it was equipped with nice coffee machine and good selection of complementary drinks in freeze. The apartment is also located in trendy area, could walk to reach trendy bars and restaurants. Lovely!
Written by A london aussie on 07/07/09 (3 years ago)
This apartment allowed us a lovely Paris experience. The location is excellent - short walk to Sacre Coer, Moulin Rouge and other attractions of Montmartre, and also very well connected by buses and metro to main Paris tourist attractions. Although we actually used taxis quite a lot because the distance to central Paris is very close, so the taxis fare was cheap, especially split between two coules.The Open Top Tourist Bus stops just outside Anvers metro station - less than 5min walk from the apartment.
The apartment itself is very clean, modern and although it is a studio it was perfect size for us - we were two couples and a small child. It is also excellent value for money. We weren't surprised by anything we found when we arrived as the property info we received from the owners was very accurate and comprehensive. The cleaning lady who shows you around the apartment and gives you the keys is very friendly and helpful, although doesn't speak any English so if you don't speak French or Spanish, make sure you get all the info you need off the owners before arrival. The kitchen is well equipped, apartment has plenty of natural light with large windows that face a private courtyard downstairs so the apartment is quiet/peaceful and very safe, with security entry. There are plenty of great cafes and restaurants close by to grab some breakfast, lunch or dinner if you prefer to stay close to home.
It was a pleasure dealing with the owners and I would definitely reccommend this apartment to friends.
Written by Wendy Moraghan on 02/11/08 (4 years ago)
Peter was so easy to communicate with, quick at replying to my emails. My husband and I spent an entire week in this gorgeous apartment. We loved the huge bathtub, the kitchen, plasma tv and the neighbourhood. I would recommend this apartment to ANYONE !!! Peter was quick to refund security deposit which I appreciate. We miss Paris already and plan to return in the future. Cheers ! Wendy
Written by Brian Kieser on 26/08/08 (4 years ago)
This apartment was an absolute great place to stay, and working with them to arrange a changed arrival date was a breeze. The apartment is beautiful, and located very near a Metro station, and Montmarte, and always felt very safe! We will definitely stay here next time we go to Paris (Which hopefully will be very soon!)
Written by Gina and Dennis - Park City - Utah on 01/04/08 (5 years ago)
Great Use of space Peter!!! What a nice cozy place for a wet and cold trip to Paris in March!!! The tub was a nice secluded spot with plenty of hot water and the art work was especially eyecatching and soothing...after the Metro trips!!
The chill/lounge CDs were especially nice!!
Thanks much for your promptness with everything from e-mail, details of the area, and the refund of our security deposit, very much appreciated Peter!!
Gina and Dennis
Written by Herman Wessels, Jersey on 04/10/07 (5 years ago)
Great apartment, very modern and everything made very easy for us with the booking. Very conveniently located and renovated. Only criticism would be that it's two single bed units joined up with bed linen into double bed, but fine if you expect it. Owner was always prompt with responses and very friendly & helpful with booking. Deposit returned very promptly. Would recommend it and would stay there again. Many thanks for the hospitality!
Written by Anonymous, Gourock/Scotland on 04/10/07 (5 years ago)
I just wanted to say thank you, my first trip in Paris was amazing and i plan to make several more. The apartment is gorgeous and had everything we needed to make our stay a pleasure. The bathtub is ideal to chill out in after taking in all the sights and the flat istelf is great value for money with a Plasma TV and Kingsize bed included. I will definitely be rebooking on my next trip, which hopefully shouldnt be too long away. Thanks Again
Written by email@example.com on 04/10/07 (5 years ago)
After learning so much about Peter and Rita?s Montmarte studio: the Luxury, we arrived with lots of curiosity and excitement to be part of the ?fame? for a few days. The studio lived up to it to the last word. We found it highly functional, artful, unusual, interesting, peaceful, elegant, incredible, stimulating and challenging, and all in one. You really don?t need to leave it; you?ll get the whole Paris there through videos, books, maps, the finest coffee along with the super comfortable bed, the soothing bath, the well equipped kitchen. The quality of the studio combined with Peter?s extremely kind, patient, understanding, helpful and informative communication during the entire process made our visit very enjoyable. We will definitely return.
Written by Stephanie b., New York, NY on 04/10/07 (5 years ago)
we went to paris with our 4 month old baby at the
end of november and wanted to stay in a place
which felt like home rather than in a hotel. we
contacted peter and our stay was arranged within
minutes. he was very nice and accomodating and
made sure we were well taken care of. we had a
great time. the apartment is super confortable,
everything is made to make you feel good and
never want to come out! we actually didn't go out
as much as usual when in paris and spent a lot of
time lounging at home, drinking espressos,
watching movies and taking baths! we will definitely
be back next time we come to paris!
Written by Selene, Amsterdam, Netherlands on 04/10/07 (5 years ago)
Met 3 stellen hebben we voor een kleine week zowel Romantic, Feng Shui als Luxury gehuurd. Een mooie combinatie om bij elkaar in de buurt te zijn en toch privacy te genieten. De lofts zijn ingericht met heerlijke designers gadgets, lekkere luxe waaronder bijzondere baden en fijne bedden. Aan alles is gedacht en de inventaris is compleet! Het duurde even voor we alle bedieningsknoppen onder de knie hadden. Allereerst schroomde ik het volledige huurbedrag vooruit te betalen; ik snap nu waarvoor dit dient. Peter Bracke is een echte gastheer, die het niet moe werd ons van adviezen te voorzien. Super aanrader! Ik kom zeker terug! Hartelijk bedankt! Selene
Written by Shane - New Mexico on 04/10/07 (5 years ago)
Very nice property. Mr. Bracke has paid close attention to detail and has
created a very romantic and smart setting. The appliances, bathroom and
kitchen area are first quality and provide a very modern contrast to the
building. I've stayed in many vacation rental properties and was impressed
with and grateful for the high quality of amenities made available to the
guests. Excellent books, including many guidebooks, a great selection of
DVDs to play on an incredible flat screen TV, the wonderful hot tub (even the
towels, bedding and pillows were very high quality) made time in the
apartment a very relaxing escape from the fast pace of Paris. The building is
located on a relatively quiet street and has easy access to three different
metro stations. The apartment is perfectly suited for a couple in search of a
romantic time away.
Written by firstname.lastname@example.org on 04/10/07 (5 years ago)
Simply put, this is a wonderful place to stay!! Comfort, location and practicality are my positive focal points in retrospect. An accurate description would be a luxury hotel room on steroids.
After nearly booking a room at a fine Paris hotel I changed course and was fortunate enough to find Peter's apartment. I was hesitant at first about paying a large amount of money up front and sending a security deposit overseas but Peter proved to be an individual of unquestionable character and generosity. My wife and I are better for having stayed in this charming space and for having the good fortune of interacting with Peter Bracke.
If you have any questions about our stay or experience please feel free to contact me anytime.
Written by Tim & Marissa Atkinson on 04/10/07 (5 years ago)
It's important to understand why we would unhesitatingly refer it to any
couple visiting Paris: Amenities & Location. The room has a giant plasma-
screen television and sound system ready to put to shame any BestBuy store.
The fully-electrically-adjustable futon is king size (good luck finding that in
any Paris hotel, there's a Miele espresso maker in the wall, fridge, q-t little
dishwasher, and a bathroom that's lifted straight out of Modern Architect. Oh,
who could forget the bathtub? To be short, if this room doesn't put you in a
romantic mood, you're dead. Secondly, location. It's about a 7-minute walk to
two metro stations on separate lines. It was the jumping-off point for all of
our visits . The street is quite and small, and the windows let in a wonderful
breeze. What else could we add? Nothing, except the best part of all - Peter
Bracke. He answered all our questions and made me at home even before I
left our airport J
Written by Mark and Robin Renzenbrinck on 04/10/07 (5 years ago)
Accomodations were high-design, high tech, and of the finest quality. From
a modern kitchenette to the built-in capucino machine to the large Michael
Graves bathtub and fluffy robes, Peter Bracke's attention to detail and
personalized service enhance this wonderful Parisian get-away. We
recommend it highly to anyone desiring a quality, conveniently located
apartment near the heart of Paris. You will want to visit the many incredible
wine shops, fromageries, patisseries, and boulangeries as you walk back from
Paris up Rue de Rouchechuart to l'apartement. We, without reservation, give
this apartment a "10" rating. You will enjoy it.
Written by Christina, Boston, MA on 04/10/07 (5 years ago)
Wonderful! My best friend and I went to Paris to celebrate her 30th birthday. Prior to leaving, Peter was wonderfully responsive to the multitude of emails I sent his way. The apartment was lovely - the design was gorgeous and the attention to detail incredible (word of caution for coffee lovers: you will need to be pried away from the fabulous Miele espresso maker!). The neighborhood is charming and many hours were spent exploring (and sampling) the fromageries, patisseries, and wine shops.
Written by email@example.com on 04/10/07 (5 years ago)
Quite honestly, this apartment is dangerous. Within the first five minutes of my arrival, I felt so pampered that I did not want to leave it. I would have been perfectly content to spend the rest of my visit to the world?s most beautiful city sunk deeply in the cloud-like duvet listening to the strings of Verdi?s Four Seasons surround me as though I were in the center of a concert hall. (I could write PAGES about the sound system alone.) My daughter tolerated my self indulgence for about half an hour and then dragged me (not kicking and screaming, mind you) to the nearest patisserie for le pain au chocolat before we set out for the Magritte exhibit. (Chocolate and art?she knows what buttons to push.)
I might say that the photos of the apartment speak for themselves but they really do not do justice to the thoughtful planning and exquisite taste that have create this oasis of comfort and class. Some accoutrements that you cannot possibly determine from the photos include:
? It is AMAZING how the water in the enormous tub stays hot soooo long (and here?s a tip?if you have one of those horseshoe-shaped inflatable airplane pillows?take off the cover and use it in the tub to keep your head afloat so you don?t drown if you fall asleep
? The bathroom has almost every conceivable toiletry that either men or women might need (even designer colognes)
? Also, the fridge and kitchen cabinets have plenty of goodies for a late night snack while watching one of the FIFTY or more DVD?s.
? FOR WOMEN ONLY: The following statement is NOT politically correct but I feel obliged to issue the warning anyway.
The audio-visual equipment has about FIVE of the coolest, most fun remote control devises ever made which was fine for me because I left my husband at home and took my daughter this trip. However, if you are there with a man, you may want to consider making him stay out in the hallway for 5 minutes while you HIDE the remotes someplace where he will never find them. Don?t say I didn?t warn you.
? Finally, YES, the apartment is romantic but it?s not JUST for couples. On previous trips to Paris, I have returned after a full day of sightseeing to tiny hotel rooms and other apartments with postcard perfect views but nothing compared to the luxury and comfort of Peter?s apartment. I would say it was like coming home each night?.but, quite honestly, the hot water in my house just doesn?t last that long.