Bridgestreet Champs Elysees
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I hope that this review saves a bunch of travelers a bunch of stress and unnecessary back and forth with unwilling hosts. As a traveller from the U.S. we were excited to visit Paris and take in all the sites that the wonderful city has to offer. However, it soon became apparent that staying at Bridgestreet was going to make our stay in Paris a very un-happy one. To summarize, the best part about Bridgestreet was NOT staying at their allocated apartment. To begin, the reservation we booked was from Saturday - Saturday. We received confirmation and were provided an address of, what we assumed was, the apartment. Once we landed at the airport, I called the Bridgestreet number on the reservation (note that I bought a $30 calling card to use while abroad to avoid hefty fees from my US phone service). A recording answered and claimed that the office is closed, but I stayed on the line and was connected to an emergency operator. I told the operator that I was calling to confirm the address of the apartment and asking about how we go about the check-in process. She said that there was no way of knowing what the address was until we: went from the airport to the Bridgestreet office downtown Paris, opened the door to the building (she gave me a code to use), opened a lock box inside the building (with another code she gave me), and found all the information on an envelope with my name on it. After traveling for 8 hours the last thing we wanted to do was carry luggage around and go on an adventure to figure out where we were going to stay for the week. I asked her if there was anyway that someone could save us the trip and bring us the envelope at the airport, no she responded the office is closed.To add to all of the stress of this, we landed at 11 am and she mentioned the envelope wouldn't be available until 4 pm that afternoon. I debated canceling right then and there over the phone, but as we had already paid for the trip, I figured we'd give it a chance. We got the envelope and the apartment that we were allocated to was in the suburbs of Paris, roughly 15 miles from the city center, which is where the reservation claimed the apartment would be. I called back and connected to the operator and told her that was unacceptable and that I wanted to either cancel or be allocated a different apartment. She again stated that, because the office was closed, we would have to wait until Monday to go to the office and figure it out. I booked a hotel on Hotwire to stay in the center of Paris for the weekend and called Bridgestreet first thing Monday morning. We made another trip to the office and they were able to change our apartment to one that was downtown. We arrived in the apartment that we were given and immediately were turned off by several things: 1) it smelled horrible, 2) the only bed in the apartment was a couch pull-out, and 3) there was no air-conditioning or even a fan (it was 85 degrees outside and very humid). I called the office back and asked if they could move us again to an apartment with air-conditioning and they claimed none of their units have air-conditioning, they would "try" and get us a fan before we left the following Saturday they claimed. I ended up booking another hotel on Hotwire for the remainder of our stay, which I would've been best served to do in the first place. I STRONGLY encourage anyone that is considering Bridgestreet to be full aware that you are playing a game of chance with where you are allocated, you'll need to retrieve the keys on your own if you arrive on the weekend, and the units are not equipped with the standard comforts of modern hotels. I would discourage any tourists from staying with Bridgestreet to avoid the additional hassle that comes with the property.
We booked what we thought was an apartment right next to the Champs Ã‰lysÃ©es- WRONG! After pressing the button to pay we found out truth. Not only is there no apartment at this address but the company will not even be able to tell you where you will be staying until closer to the date and according to what bookings they receive. After much pressure and questioning we found that we would have been staying a long way from here and definitely NOT in walking distance to the Champs Ã‰lysÃ©es. Do yourself a favour look for something way less complicated where you can be guaranteed an address and definite booking.
First off , if your are a foreigner with no access to a phone line while in Europe and you will be arriving after office hours or on the weekend, MAKE you sure let Bridgestreet know. They will send you the access code to the door and safe, so you can get your keys.Pay attention to your email days before you arrive and read the instructions ! The entire process is somewhat tedious if you plan to do this by Train. If you are taking a taxi it may not be as bad. If this is your first time in Paris you may want to google routes etc. Since this was not my first time getting around wasn't as difficult. We were very surprised when we arrived at the location. Super spacious and huge ! Overall a good experience just tedious with the keys.
We booked knowing full well that we would be staying in an apartment not located at the office (the instructions are very clear about that) our booking was complicated and I contacted the office via phone but language barrier made talking difficult so with email all issues were resolved easily and helpfully. We opted for the driver pickup offered (expensive but worth it) this resolved the issue of finding places and we were dropped at the apartment. We needed a portacot for the baby and this was there all set up as promised. The apartment was clean and spacious (I expected small being Paris) our wifi didn't work but an email was answered within 30min and a person was there within the hour to fix. Location was excellent and we really enjoyed our stay. Our experience does not Mach the bad reviews and we found the service excellent given the language barriers. Do your research on what you are purchasing and you will be satisfied. Highly recommend if you are looking for an apartment. If you want a hotel with porter and reception this is not for you.
My partner and I enjoyed our weekend stay. The location couldn't be more perfect on the Champ Elysees. On arrival we collected our keys from the Bridgestreet office on the next street and was given clear directions to the apartment, which we had no trouble accessing. It was a lovely and clean studio apartment on the top floor. We had a view of the Eiffel Tower which was a bonus. The neighbourhood is expensive. If you are looking for a supermarket while you are there we shopped at Monoprix across the street, where the prices are reasonable and purchased snacks during the day from PAUL restaurants.
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Bridgestreet Champs ElyseesParis,France
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50 rue Copernic, 75116 Paris France
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