Location: location was decent for supermarkets and the underground
(metro). There are two supermarkets very close by. Id say about 5-7min
walk exactly. As well as a fast food kebab shop that actually do nice
food there if you want a quick bite or just sit down top eat. Also
opposite this place is a lovely Morrocan pastry house who were very good
to us every time we went. The metro/underground was very close by
too. Just in front of the kebab shop. Despite the language barrier, a
women at the ticket office was very helpful and helped us save money on
tickets to get to paris.
Very easy to use after the 1st day. Just like the London underground. The stops are quick and to get to paris from Bobigny is about 25 mins even though theres a lot of stops but it was fine.
This was very important as we went in the winter. Heating was really good..... once we got it working.It was really warm and comfortable to come back home. Especially after we've been out all day in a january winter. it was FREEZING outside.
The wife of the owner did have some difficulty speaking english, bless her, but she did what she could. she helped us with directions to the metro and provided a euro plug socket for me. Her husband(owner) was good at helping us with questions and transported us back to the airport which was a lot cheaper than using the taxi. So in future, it may be a good idea to see if any couples of families that stay here, get in touch if the owner could pick you up from the airport?
The facilities were very good and handy. Cutlery, kettles, fridge, electric oven was all very handy to have.
All in all the room was good and spacious for size.
Very good for snacks/food and if you want to buy food for breakfast or like buying bottles of water. it was very ideal for this and not spending lots of money having to eat out a lot.
Beds First thing we noticed was that we had to do our own bed! Bed
sheets were in plastic for us to set up as well as pillow covers. Iv
never come across that. Me and my partner were surprised. The Bed was
uncomfortable so we didn't even sleep on it throughout our 3 night
stay, luckily the sofa bed was comfy so slept on that throughout. No
quilts, only blankets. One for each person if 6 people were gonna stay
there. Again, in the winter, this is not convenient. Especially when the
room has wooden floors (but once hearting is working its fine, if the
heating wasn't working, you would feel like you were in an igloo).
Corner of the room had black, grease stains.
Heating set up/convenience
While knowing that it was cold weather, would of been convenient if the heating was left on when we arrived as we are in winter. The room was COLD and even when the member of staff put on the heating it wasn't turned on properly until i worked it out myself. we waited a couple of hours (thinking it takes a while to heat up) but it didn't turn on until i played around with the buttons.
Television channels were very limited. and this was cable TV. Only thing to watch was the news. A dvd player or something would be ideal to relax when you come back after a long day.
- The area was the suburbs. The small area just outside the studio apartment is fine. quiet. But once you walk out the area you are staying in, theres graffiti here and there, Dog poo on the streets,Not clean, and quite run down once you walk towards the shops/metro.