Holiday apartments to die for…

The Sunday Tribune, Ireland

Guest Book

Sacre Coeur

The perfect Parisian apartment!! We truly enjoyed a lovely week in Paris - a trip we were talking about from the day we met. How fortunate we were to have discovered this wonderful creation of Amanda and Brendan done with such exquisite taste and thoughtfulness.

Karen and Tom, New Jersey

We are now big fans of Monmartre - especially the food shops on Rue Lepic. The flat was perfect for us.

Jim, London

Thoroughly enjoying ourselves and will be spreading the word

Suzy, Hale, Cheshire

Absolument parfait! You have done a lovely job in creating the perfect "home away from home". Set in the most beautiful city in the world. I will certainly be back as often as possible. Amanda and Brendan vraiment merci.

Laura, Seattle, Washington

Absolutely fantastic! Beautiful apartment in ideal location and excellent recommendations for restaurants etc.

Kirsten, Glasgow, Scotland

From the moment I walked in I knew I'd found a "home away from home" in my favourite city in the world. The flat is everything we thought a Paris apartment should be, every need was met and every detail was paid attention to. Brendan and Amanda, to turn this apartment into a beautiful home takes love and creativity. The two of you have created an experience we will experience forever. We will look forward to returning as many times as possible.

Marissa, New York

To spend our honeymoon in Paris was a dream come true. And, to walk into this apartment after a full day of walking etc. was like coming home to relax and unwind. Thank you for creating an atmosphere of such comfort.

Cory and Sandra, Hamilton, Ontario

Lovely apartment, you made us feel very welcome. The fine touches that you have added made all the difference and we appreciated it. Situated in a great spot next to the shops, metro, restaurants etc. The sights and town itself are amazing and you have done well to locate in such a great location.

Alister and Anna, Northern Ireland

My friend raved about this apartment when she returned from her visit last year and we were not disappointed when we arrived. The apartment is gorgeous and in a great spot. Hope to try the Seville flat soon!

Tracey, Glasgow

The ambiance of this apartment greeted us with warmth and beauty. Each morning we awoke in the soft fluffy bed. This was a great place to stay and so close to the Metro. Enjoyed Paris - such a wonderful place!

Michelle, Ireland

Thank you Amanda and Brendan - we had a wonderful time. We will recommend you to all our friends.

Jill, Bradford, West Yorkshire

Utterly delightful and trés charming

Achim, West Cork, Ireland

Fantastic apartment and location in a great city. Perfect for that much needed break. Will certainly be recommending you to all!

Eileen and Brendan, Dublin

This apartment has been an oasis of elegance and comfort (we have never slept on such soft bed linen!). We could stay here for a lot longer. Montmartre wonderful.

Charlotte, London

A perfect location for our first wedding anniversary!

Rosa, London

A beautiful apartment in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Montmartre is one of the best districts in Paris. Perfect for celebrating our 25th anniversary.

Lorne and Jacqueline, Edmonton, Canada

We loved the apartment. We managed to see most of Paris in three days!

Dan, Washington State, USA

Thank you for a wonderful change from cramped hotel rooms! My favourites were the lights through the red curtains, the power shower, the silence in the morning instead of traffic noise.

Ms MacAllister, Pays de Gerx, France

WONDERFUL. Flat much better than a hotel in the heat.

Been on a few city breaks, this apartment beats all others. Montmartre great experience - need a good pair of legs!

Chris, Stamford, Lincolnshire, England

Beautiful apartment. Fantastic décor!

Ian and Pam, Preston, Lancashire UK

Very beautiful apartment - the bedroom and shower were particularly welcome after a long day of sight seeing. Perfectly Parisian. We are already wanting to visit Seville and stay your other apartment.

Ian and Rebecca, Surry, England

Loved the apartment! Even now as I write the sounds of piano and the murmur of conversation enchant me.

Laura, Boston MA, USA

Lovely apartment, For once a place that lives up the hype. What a shame to have to leave that bed at 5a.m. to fly to Nice! A lovely way to start our honeymoon. Well done Brendan and Amanda

Ryan and Janet, Co. Amagh, N. Ireland

This is a lovely apartment in a lovely place, Montmartre! Thanks so much. We had a really lovely time on our honeymoon. It was heaps better than having to stay in a small pokey hotel room at unreasonably high prices in the middle of Paris! We will spread the word about SWELL and visit your other apartments.

Lynette and Craig, Singapore

What can we say? Such a beautiful apartment really feels like home the minute you are here. The advice makes you feel as though you are staying with a local, which makes enjoying this amazing area even easier. We will be telling everyone we know.

Ian and Clair, Greenwich, London

What an apartment awaits you up the stairs! Staying in your trés chic apartment makes you feel so Parisienne. Walked off fabulous food from your recommendations around the stairs in Montmartre. Fabulous choice of Jazz CDs. Thank you Amanda and Brendan for a truly memorable stay in Paris.

Karen and Graham, Norwich

What a beautiful apartment. The only problem was keeping my toddler from destroying all the beautiful things. Can't wait to come back! Thank you for a wonderful stay and the Egyptian linen.

Sinead, Dublin, Ireland

Beautiful apartment in a lovely area of Paris. Thoroughly enjoyed being able to celebrate 22nd anniversary in such style.

Margaret and Paul, West Yorkshire, UK

Swell Apartments lived up to its name. We had a "swell time". Advice excellent.

Briand and Judy, Co. Meath, Ireland

Left our three kids and one mad dog behind, came here to celebrate my 40th birthday and what an apartment. Loved all the attention to detail from tassels to Dior sheets, wonderful. Good information in the "Swell files". I've been to Paris before, but staying here is much more more fun. Don't want to go home.

Christine and Eddie, Belfast, Northern Ireland

We had a very enjoyable stay and loved the atmosphere and design of the apartment. We'd love to go back on our next visit.

Raffaella, Italy

We had a wonderful time in Paris and the apartment was incredible

Sasha, London

The apartment was wonderful, it was unbelievable - we had a great time. I am spreading the word at home and already my mother and sister are going over! It was so handy for the metro and the area was so cute we felt we were in a different world!

We had a wonderful time - the apartment exceeded our expectations - you have done a splendid job - thank you.

Mike, London

I enjoyed your apartment immensely! You have truly done some really charming details with your renovation choices, colors and furnishings. When I was calling friends, I shared with them how beautiful your interior is. I will certainly recommend your apartment to others, your price and flexibility is appreciated.

Dan, USA

I want to thank you for giving me the opportunity to stay at your beautiful apartment again. The whole experience was perfect.

Marissa, New York

What a fantastic apartment! We adored it completely and would like to compliment you on your impeccable taste and attention to detail. I especially liked the wardrobe and would have happily taken root in the shower!

Clare, Liverpool, England

The flat exceeded my expectations and I am delighted to say that it has truly felt like home. I am already planning my next trip and will book again and spread the word. Brendan and Amanda you have done such lovely work with the place and the backdrop, Paris of course, provides the most perfect setting. I wouldn't dream of staying in a hotel now!

Laura, USA

What a fabulous apartment. It is so beautiful. I completely fell in love with it and can't wait to go back.

Congratulations on your stunning achievement. We had a wonderful holiday. It was very relaxed and as we have been to Paris many times, we didn't have to go crazy with sightseeing

As promised I just thought I would let you know how we enjoyed our time in Paris. Your flat was fabulous. We particularly loved the lounge with its colours, themes and furniture etc.

Chris, England

I have to think twice about staying in a Hotel again.

Alex, London

Paris was terrific and the apartment.......... perfect! Just what the doctor ordered. It felt like our little home every time we turned the key in the door. It was so cosy and met all of our needs. Anyway since our return we've highly recommended the apartment and well done to you two for such an amazing transformation.

Eileen, Dublin

We totally loved it [Paris apartment], thanks Amanda. The area is fab, the locals are so friendly and the bed was like sleeping in the clouds! We had a wonderful time and I have no doubt that you will hear from us again!

Siobhan, Ireland

Thank you very much for all the help with your apartment. We loved it and had the most wonderful time. Thanks again and I hope to be in touch in the future. I would love to go to Seville and will recommend your apartments to my friends.

Nadia, Glasgow, Scotland

We wanted to write to say how much Chloe, Alexander and I enjoyed our stay at the Paris apartment. Thank you for making it so simple to arrange and for ensuring every need was met in the apartment itself. If you keep it going, we will certainly look to make a stay in Montmartre a regular thing. I did want to enquire about something I forgot to check before we left, which was to look at the make and model of your matress. It gave us both the best nights' sleep we'd had in years! Thanks again. Best regards, Adrian Longley

Adrian, Chloe and Alexander Longley

The apartment was absolutely beautiful and it completely exceeded our expectations! I don't think I will be able to book a hotel in Paris again, especially after sleeping in what must be the most comfortable bed in the city! The location was perfect too and we got to explore a part of paris we don't know very well. Thanks for all your help with our booking.

Helen and Andy, UK

I just wanted to thank you for letting us stay in your apartment at the weekend. We had a really lovely time and the apartment was all we had hoped and we will be recommending it to everyone we know. We hope to stay again some time in the future. Many thanks.

Mark and Clarise, UK

We had a fantastic time in Paris and totally fell in love with the apartment and it was in such a great location. We will definitely be recommending to all our friends.

Denise, Dublin

Really enjoyed staying in the apartment. Congratulations on creating a great atmosphere.

Tim Prescott, Yorkshire, England

We had a truly fantastic time, the only problem being we did not want to leave the apartment at all!!

Dermot and Denise, Ireland

Thank you so much for a wonderful stay in Paris.

Christina and Christoffer, Stockholm, Sweden

thanks for your assistance in making our stay in Paris go so smoothly. We had a wonderful time and loved the apartment.

Seyna and Anthony, London, UK

We really had the true Parisian experience. The apartment lived up to the website.

Patricia, Norfolk, UK

"We would like to thank you for a wonderful holiday. The flat outstripped all our expectations, it was lovely, charming and homely.

Sarah & Daniel, Glasgow, UK

We just wanted to let you know that we thoroughly enjoyed "our" Paris apartment. It was lovely! To be able to squeeze fresh orange juice with the juice machine in our kitchen and enjoy it in our living room was fantastic. There is nothing that I dislike more than staying at overpriced hotels and then having to have breakfast in a basement with no windows or daylight. We will be back! Thanks for arranging everything so perfectly.

Jeroen & Anja, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Our stay in Paris was wonderful. It was everything we expected and much more. We will be back.

Fiona & Alan, Kilkenny, Ireland

We had a fabulous weekend and it was great to stay in Montmartre. It's a beautiful flat and very tastefully furnished. Many thanks - will recommend to all our friends.

Nika Stella-Sawicka, London, UK

We had an absolutely fabulous time in Paris and the tres chic apartment just added that extra edge to our trip. The apartment was amazing and we will definately be recommending it to family and friends.

Nicola and Kieran Berry, Lancashire, UK

We have enjoyed our stay at your beautifully decorated apartment.

Joyce and Tian Wee, Singapore

We had a marvellous time in Paris and the apartment was exactly right and lovely. Montmartre is a great place to stay. We hope to be back before too long.

Vivienne Woodhead, Suffolk, UK

We had a fantastic time and loved the apartment. Will definitely return.

Sally & Guy Redhead, Winchester, UK

Fantastic apartment - we will definitely use again sometime.

Lisa, Leeds, UK

Just a quick note to say how much we enjoyed our stay in Paris. The whole trip has been magical from start to finish. The apartment is beautiful and we would both like to return one day.

Gareth & Hayley, Derbyshire, UK

We really enjoyed the apartment, very nicely decorated, so thank you.

Trudy & James, Oxford, UK

Just a quick note to say we had an amazing time in Paris. Thank you so much for everything.

Justine, Waterford, Ireland

We had a fantastic stay in the apartment and really appreciated all the thought and effort that went into our stay, so thank you so much!

Deepa Craig, London, UK

Many thanks, apartment was lovely, and very central for us. Loved Montmartre. Thanks again.

Colin & Jeanette Rule, St Francis Bay, SA

Just to let you know that we had a wonderful time in Paris. The apartment far exceeded our expectations . We were in Paris to celebrarte our Pearl wedding anniversary and what a jewel we found! I am already planning our return trip trip so may be in touch shortly!

Chris and Joe, East Sussex, UK

We loved our stay and will definately be returning as soon as we can. Thanks and kind regards.

Alan & Sue, Maidenhead, Berks, UK

Chris and I loved our stay in Paris and you're apartment was key to this! It was truly beautiful and made for a very relaxing and indulgent stay. I shall be recommending you to anyone who will listen to my ramblings!!

Rachael & Chris, Aberdeen, UK.

I would like to say how much Andrew and myself enjoyed our stay in Paris. The apartment totally exceeded my expectations, I couldn't have wished for anything more perfect. I will definitely be recommending Swell to my friends and family. Thank you for all your help.

Sarah, Leeds, UK

I just wanted to pass on our huge thanks for this weekend. The weather in Paris was amazing and we loved staying in the apartment in Montmartre. We shall definitely be back. The bed was the comfiest we've ever slept in.

Charlotte, London, UK

Just a quick note to say thank you so very much! We had such a wonderful time in Paris and really appreciate all the help you gave us with booking, general info etc, you made everything so much easier for us! The apartment is out-of-this- world gorgeous and Monmarte itself is so stunning, we really didn't want to leave! Please will you pass on our regards, thanks and congratulations to Brendan and Amanda. We looked at the before and afer pictures of the apartment and couldn't believe the masterpiece they created from what was just a shell of a place!

Karyn, Kent, UK

Just wanted to say a warm thank you for all your help in assisting us with our stay in your Swell Paris apartment. We had a wonderful hastle free stay in an exceptional apartment which we will hopefully get back to soon. Very best wishes,

Deirdre Scott, Ireland

We've just returned from a lovely break in Paris - the appartment was just what we'd hoped for and we will reccomment it to others. many thanks

Louise & Chris, East Sussex, England

What a wonderful time we had, the flat was beautiful and Montmartre is stunning. 'I never wanted to leave.'

Tom and Isabel, London, UK

I just wanted to tell you that the days we spent in your apartment have been lovely. We liked the house and location very much. We even bought the same candles and perfumes in Paris! Wonderful smell. We will certainly give your contact to our friends and family.

Simona, Frankfurt, Germany

We would like to thank you for the perfect arrangement of our stay in Paris. The keys were under the doormat when we arrived and even though our expectations were high, we could not have been more happy about the apartment. As much as we tried we could not find a more perfect Paris than what we had when we stayed "at home" in the apartment! And our departure went just as smoothly with a convenient storage of our bags during the day with the help of your friendly housekeeper.

Ida and Goran, Goteborg, Sweden

Thank you so much for a fabulous honeymoon in Paris. The apartment was a wonderful place for us to begin our married life together and the memmory will stay with us forever.

Ian and Sarah, Sunderland, UK

Thank you ever so much for a lovely week in your fantastic apartment-it made our honeymoon perfect!

Kate and Greg, Manchester, UK

We had a lovely time and the apartment is superb. We hope we may rent again.

Ann & James, Peterborough, UK

Today is our last full day in Paris and it's been a brilliant end to our honeymoon - the apartment is fantastic and we are already planning our next visit! There are just a couple of things you should be aware of in case there are new guests arriving in the next couple of days. There is a small leak whenever the toilet is flushed. We keep the mop in there and have a sweep every morning and it has dried up by the time we return to the apartment in the afternoon so it's not causing much of a problem. Also, the shower knob is incredibly hard to turn - I can't actually manage it and have to ask my husband to turn the shower on and off for me! If there is a knack, perhaps this should be mentioned in the apartment manual. Apart from these minor points we have really enjoyed our stay and will definitely be recommending the apartment to our friends and family.

Karen, London, UK

Wonderful! A perfect romantic hideaway. Thank you for a lovely stay in Paris.

Cate and Matt, St Albans, UK

We were absolutely enchanted with your lovely apartment, finding it comfortable, well-appointed, clean and all in order. It goes without saying that we loved Paris and found Montmartre a lovely area outside the main hustle and bustle, yet very convenient on the metro. Many thanks for ensuring us a lovely stay-we will look forward to the next time.

Suzanne & William, Pittsford, NY, USA

Thank you so much for the stay in the flat - I can't imagine a more romantic location for our honeymoon.

Jenny and Jon, Bolton, UK

We really did have a wonderful holiday in Paris. Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful apartment. We did not want to come home!! We hope to stay again next year.

Kate and Geoff, Derby, UK

We booked your apartment to celebrate our 10 year 'happily unmarried' anniversary, and we had an absolutely wondeful weekend. This was my first trip to Paris and the location of your apartment was one of the best in the City. Thank you again for a wonderful apartment with such attention to detail.

Abigail and Simon, Lancs, UK

We really enjoyed our stay. Local facilities were very useful-small grocer over the road and the bakery on the corner were available for picnic lunches. Hope to stay in Paris again and I will recommend it to my family and friends.

Nick, Cumbria, UK

It is a truly perfect little place, we were more than happy with it and will definately book again.

Kathryn & Andy, Leeds, UK

As I am sure everyone has told you before, the flat is absolutely charming. Beautifully and tastefully furnished, we just loved our short break. The Parisian weather was not great but everything else about our stay was lovely - a real recharging of the old batteries and it was a real tug to lock those doors for the last time and head for Gare du Nord.

Paul & Tracey - London, UK

We had a really lovely time in Paris yet again but the apartment made a huge difference and the experience will hopefully be repeated. The grocer across the road certainly enjoys the comings and goings at "onze" and it was a pleasure to buy the few bits and pieces from him.

John & Hilary, Ireland

Thank you so much! The apartment was truly a gem and we enjoyed our stay tremendously.

Jennifer & Sean, Texas, USA

Thanks for a really wonderful stay-the apartment was fabulous and truly lived up to our expectations. We hope to be back and visit Seville!

Ali- Bristol, UK

We travel extensively for business and have come to loath hotels – so the idea of a flat really appealed. Great location VERY comfortable and well equipped. You thought of everything to make ones stay comfortable and welcoming. Have been to Montmartre many times and it never fails to charm.

East Sussex, UK

We had a wonderful long weekend made more special by our stay in this fabulous apartment. Squatting was a thought but might be uncomfortably crowded worth the arrival of next guests. Bed WOW!!! Merci beaucoup Brendan and Amanda.

London, UK

What a beautiful place to stay! Thank you Amanda and Brendan we cannot wait to come back for longer. I asked she said yes. It’s that good here!

Glasgow, Scotland

We had a truly memorable stay in your Swellegant, elegant apartment for out 17th anniversary. Will definitely be back.

South Devon, UK

What a beautiful place to live in Paris for a few days and imagine that it could be like this all the time. Just perfect and we love the curtain fabrics and the lamps. We’ll be back…

Belfast, Northern Ireland

Thanks to Brendan and Amanda for giving us a taste of genuine Paris living. The décor, the location, and the bed (wow!), les reves indeed!

London, UK

Have had a fantastic long Easter weekend the apartment has been perfect.

Highbury, London

Amanda and Brendan we hold you totally responsible for ruining our trip to Paris! Your accommodation was SO nice that we couldn’t leave!!! To make something special nowadays it has to be different and in this apartment the attention to every detail shines through. Well done to both of you. We’ve all rushed around like Parisians, (even driven like one!) but to relax like one in such peaceful surroundings was truly a worthwhile experience for both of us – we’ll certainly be back.

Dublin, Ireland

A lovely hideaway in an enchanting area we will certainly return and visit Seville!

SW London, UK

A special thanks to Amanda and Brendan for creating a wonderful haven. Thanks for the great attention to detail

Sydney, Australia

Apartment wonderful, definitely worth the hype. Lots of luxuries, loved the Egyptian cotton bedding and this is the first time I have not had to use my travel hangers (don’t do travelling light). Merci beaucoup Amanda and Brendan, will certainly be booking again. Bravo!

Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

What a beautiful apartment and we adore Montmartre.

Coventry, UK

Lovely apartment I especially liked the lamps and curtains and bathroom tiles whilst Owen noted the wainscoting

Somerville, MA, USA

Our Parisian apartment fantasy come true! What a stunning, relaxing, wonderful place to stay – beats hotels hands down. We loved the area and became friends with the grocers across the street. This will be our preferred residence when we are in Paris. Looking forward to visiting your other apartments current and future.

Oakland, California, USA

Thank you for a lovely few days. Great area, lots of beautiful places on your doorstep.

London, UK

A fantastic Paris hideaway. We loved every moment of our Paris adventure. Staying outside the ‘tourist haunts’ made our trip so very special. We found Montmartre enchanting from the beautiful tree lined streets to the cemetiere at the top hill. We explored every part of Paris on foot and by metro and coming back here was a welcome respite. We have very much discovered a different side of Paris and one that many will never see. We will hold the memories of this apartment and out Paris we discovered close to our hearts forever. Thanks so much.

Sydney, Australia

A delightful flat, everything brilliantly thought out. A veritable discovery 11 rue Duhesme and a wonderful retreat after “le grand petit tour”. I will be back. Bravo!

South Devon, UK

A wonderful base for a magically romantic and whirlwind trip to Paris. Staying in such a stylish apartment was the icing on the cake so thank you for making our trip extra special.

London, UK

Absolutely beautiful apartment. We will definitely go to Seville and will await other Swell apartments with baited breath!

Middlesex, UK

What a beautiful apartment! What a beautiful city!

Amsterdam, Netherlands

This is our last night after 10 days of bliss and we think of this places as ours. We are telling no-one about it.

Philadelphia, USA

Amanda and Brendan your flat reduced me to tears of joy and I wondered what I did right to get here!! Paris in the ‘fall’ this to come home to, it was pure romance and made Paris for us. Thanks for sharing it.

Cairns, Australia

We couldn’t decide where we got the a better taste of Paris – in the city itself or this amazing apartment. The reward for every long day of seeing Paris was falling into the comfiest bed EVER! at the end of everyday. Forget the Eiffel Tower this place made our holiday. Like so many others in this book we can’t wait to try another Swell property!


Apartment exceeded our expectations and we could pretend we were living as true Parisians for a few days. Bed is amazingly comfortable and we lots of lie-ins and we loved the lounge CDs.

Bristol, UK

Your apartment is gorgeous and amazingly peaceful and quiet. We loved every moment we spent here. Thank you for the effort you have put in to make it so delightful.

Sydney, Australia

What a fabulous apartment!!!! Paris is amazing and staying in this tres chic apartment made it so much more special.

Lancashire, UK

Had a beautiful stay in your apartment. Very beautiful decoration. Highly recommended.


The apartment was all we could have wished for both in terms of location and the apartment itself.

Suffolk, UK

Fantastic apartment! We are off to the Louvre now and then back on Eurostar on which we’ll be plotting our return visit to this enchanting apartment and city

London, UK

Our 5th visit to Paris and definitely our best! We arrived five days ago as two thin and under nourished Scots and go home tomorrow about 2 stones heavier. Have never eaten so much meat in our lives and wiLl be having watery vegetable soup from tomorrow until Christmas. Thank you and well done for having the inspiration to set up this fantastic apartment.

Glasgow, Scotland

Thank you for such an amazing weekend. The flat could not be more perfect. I hope everyone enjoys it as much as we did.

North London, UK

Had a wonderful time exploring all the streets around Montmartre. Felt right at home in this special apartment. Look forward to more cities being added to the list of Swell apartments.

Leeds, UK

The apartment is gorgeous and soooo much better that a boring hotel room.

Winchester, Hampshire

Your beautiful apartment has made for the perfect stay in Paris! We have loved walking to the Sacre Coeur both by day and night time. Three nights was not enough.

Bromsgrove, UK

Have tried many types of accommodation in Paris but this lovely apartment has re-set the benchmark for us!!

Farnborough, Hampshire, UK

Brought my own Modgliani girl to this fab apartment for out first wedding anniversary to our favourite city in the world. We feel really Parisian being here we are living the dream. Thanks so much.

Leeds, UK

What a beautiful and romantic apartment. Everything we could have wanted. This was a surprise trip for my girlfriend for her birthday. We got engaged in this room and then spent the rest of the weekend all loved up in the best city in the world. It will be difficult to tell people how fantastic our time her was.

Derbyshire, England

What can we say that has not already been said? Amanda you nailed it girl! One thing this trip has taught me is that hotels never let you glimpse into the real life of a city and having spent the weekend here we feel like real Parisians. Apartment was just magical.

Waterford, Ireland

A great find in an a lovely area of Paris. The flat is beautifully designed and ensured our time in Paris was a very memorable one. For such a reasonable price this place was spot on exactly what we were looking for. We wish you all the best with new ventures.

North London, UK

A sheer delight from start to finish. The apartment was smart, compact and bijoux but certainly ample in size for a comfortable stay. It captures all that is Paris in a nutshell. The district is fabulous itself yet so close of foot to so may other great eating, drinking and otherwise entertaining localities. We had a fantastic three days and will most certainly be returning at some point.

Birmingham, UK

We loved it here! A beautiful apartment in the middle of Montmartre - what else could you ask for?! We just wished we could have stayed longer.

Manchester, UK

Brendan and Amanda - thank you! We had a wonderful time (our belated honeymoon) and hate to be leaving. The living room was particularly pleasant even better than website photos


We have had a fantastic time and echo everything that everyone has already said! Felt like we were in a 5 STAR Paris Hotel suite. It’s so lovely that we had to force ourselves of bed in the morning! Thank you for making our honeymoon so special. A great start to married life!

York, England

Let me start by saying that this is an absolutely beautiful apartment. The quality and attention to detail are inspiring. This has truly been a magical trip to Paris (my first time) and this apartment played a huge part in making this a wonderful holiday. Paris is at your doorstep, enjoy! We will definitely return! I hope the next guests cherish their time here as we did.

What can we say that has not already been said?! Beautiful, wonderful and exceeded all expectations.

Maidenhead, UK

What a wonderful way to spend our honeymoon! The apartment was so much more than we expected. Apologies for any left over confetti Ian’s mum went crazy and fllled our suitcases at our wedding – we spent our first hour her sweeping! Thanks again for a wonderful start to the rest of our lives.

Tyne and Wear, UK

We could not have asked for a more perfect start to our honeymoon; Paris is very special to us and this romantic little apartment will be forever in our memory and we hope to come back very soon.

West Sussex, UK

Everyone has said this but hey, we’ll join in too! GREAT apartment. Well laid out, beautifully furnished and of course in a brilliant part of Paris. And the bed…..!

North London, UK

Thank you for magical time in the wonderful Montmartre, thank you for such a fantastic adventure.

Warwickshire, UK

Thank you for a truly swell time in Paris! Your apartment was just what we expected and so much more. The word is already spread about this wonderful little place in the heart of old and arty Paris!

Stockholm, Sweden

Home away from home. You guys did it.

Arizona, USA

A slice of tranquillity in the heart of the bustling city. I had no idea that Paris could be this romantic. Thank you for the beautiful décor. We had a stunning time and are already planning out stay in the Seville apartment.

Chelmsford, England

We absolutely loved the apartment and what you have done with it.

Brighton, UK

Our only other experience of this beautiful city, prior to this, was the Disney resort and the Eiffel Tower! Sad, we know! So, try and imagine our delight and amazement when stepped into this beautiful haven of elegance, romance and glamour. I felt like a 1950s Hollywood starlet each morning when it rose from that sumptuous bed! What a wonderful way to spend your 10th wedding anniversary; this stunning apartment in this fantastic city with my perfect man. Thank you so very much you have done yourselves proud.

Kent, UK

We have had a wonderful week in Paris and we have particularly enjoyed staying here and pretending to be real Parisians!

Kingston-upon-Thames, UK

Great apartment! Located in beautiful, quiet and atmospheric Paris. We loooooved the shower! Thank you for making Paris such a pure relaxing and beautiful experience.

Hilversum, The Netherlands

After several visits to this wonderful city, we can say at last we saw the real Paris thanks largely to the fantastic apartment put together with such superb attention to detail by Brendan and Amanda. What you have done here is truly special. You both made dreams come true so keep up the good work. Congratulations on the new properties in Donegal. Wishing you both continued success for the future – you really deserve it.

Co.Waterford, Ireland

Our second visit. This time on honeymoon! This place only gets better and better. It’s beginning to feel a little like home here and we’ll be back as soon as we can.

Glasgow, Scotland

Right! I’m going home to redecorate…..again!! Only please can I take the cornicing with me, oh what’s not to say about this place, taste, elegance, comfort, peace (we had no rows in four days!). Thank you for making such an effort. I will tell many about this beautiful apartment.

Co.Carlow, Ireland

This is place is really special….magical!!! It was our first wedding anniversary and we really found the Paris we were looking for.

Ireland and Poland

Had a swell time, love the neighbourhood. Parfait.

North Queensland, Australia

Absolutely brilliant! What better place to spend your honeymoon than a luxury apartment in Paris. A real home from home!

Antrim, Northern Ireland

Thank you Brendan and Amanda for the opportunity of experiencing Paris. The apartment is fantastic and very elegant in a beautiful tranquil area sorry to have to leave.

Co.Waterford, Ireland

We have had an unforgettable weekend in your perfect, romantic Parisian apartment. Well done on creating the perfect home from home only a little more special.

Kent, UK

Having travelled from London to Paris on the Orient Express, our heads were full of old fashioned glamour of a bygone era. How wonderful then to enter this beautiful apartment and to allow the romance and the glamour to continue. We loved the décor, the furnishings blended harmoniously with the jazz, croissants, coffee and wine. A perfect pied-a-terre from which to explore Paris and so lovely to come back to each night. We came for a honeymoon and YES we had a fabulously SWELL time.

Essex, UK

Thank you for a wonderful stay, a wonderful apartment, a wonderful area, wonderful atmosphere and a wonderful and unforgettable experience.


We had a lovely honeymoon in a lovely apartment in a lovely city.


The most beautiful little apartment and the perfect neighbourhood. We really didn’t want to leave - it made our stay perfect

London, UK

Had a great time in this lovely apartment this is the first time we have not stayed in a hotel. It’s lovely pretending to be locals – if only! It was truly a dream to stay on this lovely apartment. It really felt like home during our few days in Montmartre. I loved flouncing around pretending to be Parisian!

Coventry, UK

Aw we are so sad! It’s our last night after a fantastic week in Paris. We totally LOVED the apartment!! We must have visited Paris on more than 20 times, but this is the first time not in a hotel. I must add that I am a nightmare to please and a total fussy bugger about accommodation (we’ve stormed out of Le Costes and Murano Urban in Paris) and I was a wee bit worried about what the apartment would be like!! NEEDLESS WORRYING!! It was a total joy to stay here and we will definitely come back and recommend it to all our friends. Joy of owners who are on the same wavelength total bliss!! We could not fault one single thing.

Glasgow, Scotland

A lovely stay, beautiful apartment. Will be back

Dublin, Ireland

We enjoyed our stay in Paris very much. Although it was cold outside it was nice and cosy inside our apartment.

Veldhoven, Holland

Took six years for us to get time away from 3 kids, 3 cats and a dog time alone!! Heaven, romantic place beautiful apartment. A dream come true.

Fantastic stay, lovely apartment. Hope to return, soon!

Surrey, England

Thank you for a great little stay in the ‘love nest’ which was all I expected it to be. As a decorateur it was fun to experience staying in a little fantasy apartment in Paris. We’ll be back!

Oregon, USA

A fantastic end to a fantastic honeymoon. We loved playing house in lovely Montmartre, sitting in streetside cafes and eating decadently, We would love to stay and play house here forever whith the pretty chandeliers, lovely smelly treats in the bathroom and the perfect little stool for chicks!

London, UK

Second time at this Swell Parisian love nest. We spend every 16th Feb in Paris and coming back here was as delightful as it was the first time. The temperature was cold outside but the flat was cosy and warm!

East Sussex, UK

As much as we tried we could not find a more perfect Paris than what we had when we stayed in the apartment. We had a wonderful time, thank you!

Goteborg, Sweden

We thought the apartment beautifully done with a wonderful sense of period. First impressions absolutely delightful. Lovely area which we enjoyed walking around. It made a nice change to have our own breakfast in the apartment and there were plenty of occasions to have a wonderful ‘traiteur’ lunch.

Bath, England

We thought the apartment beautifully done with a wonderful sense of period. First impressions absolutely delightful. Lovely area which we enjoyed walking around. It made a nice change to have our own breakfast in the apartment and there were plenty of occasions to have a wonderful ‘traiteur’ lunch.

Bath, England

Seems like we are the third honeymoon in a row! You must be doing something right! We had the most amazing week here and will start planning our anniversary trip when we get home- maybe Seville?!

Manchester, UK

A wonderful few days in a delightful setting and beautiful apartment.

Northants, UK

A gorgeous apartment in a great city! We have had a great stay which topped off a beautiful Parisian week.

Sydney, Australia

A very comfy and relaxing bolt home to escape to after a weary day’s sight seeing and shopping: an especially comfy bed slept like a log. We’ll be back and hopefully try out the place in Suffolk.

W.Yorkshire, UK

Our little Parisian home for the last four days has made us fall in love with the idea of living in Paris and living together one day soon. We had an incredible ‘amoureux’ time and hope to come back at least once in our lifetime.

Netherlands and Sydney, Australia

A beautiful little nest and great for making you feel like a real Parisian for a short while. A wonderful experience in a fabulous city. Perfect – and then some!

London, UK

Forgive me if I wax romantique, but I will always recall the sweet sound of French conversation and the cooing of pigeons outside our open windows on these warm summer nights, that is how I’ll remember our lovely 25th anniversary gift to ourselves here at Swell Paris.

Rochester, NY, USA

We are sad to leave Paris and this lovely apartment – no doubt our journey back will be spent hatching plans of how to get a Parisian bolthole of our own…

London, UK

This apartment made our stay in Paris feel like a week instead of a weekend; totally relaxing and a home from home. We will definitely be recommending and hopefully returning.

London, UK

What to say that has not already been said? You have created a beautiful hideaway here. Many people have made the comment ‘a home away from home’ only wish our little terraced house was half as glamorous! We have had a wonderful honeymoon here and will be recommending you to all our friends…although not so may that you get a fully booked for next year too quickly!

Bolton, UK

Thank you for a wonderful stay. Such luxury and a treat to ‘llive’ in Paris if only for 3 nights. Our favourite part of our trip was opening the door to our little piece of Paris.

Adelaide, Australia

The accommodation and furnishings are very special. We would love to return and had most enjoyable stay.

Derbyshire, UK

Wish we had longer to explore and just enjoy being in the apartment but we have a weekend in Seville to look forward to!

London, UK

Our little apartment in Paris is and was just as I imagined. Perfect attention to detail creating a wonderful haven. How wonderful to come “home” to the warmth and atmosphere. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here and will certainly be back.

Sydney, Australia

We have has a wonderful time in this wonderful city. The apartment is truly Swell, it made the trip even better. If you are reading this before trying the bed you are in for a treat… when we started reading the guest book we couldn’t understand all the fuss about the bed…ok it looks pretty but surely it’s just a bed [Amanda’s note – obviously haven’t stayed at a Swell property before then!] well we were wrong, once you get in you melt away …fantastique!

Belfast, Northern Ireland

In walked two very stressed out people and four days later out floated two very relaxed lovers. Enjoy this haven, it’s a real treasure.

Yorkshire UK

Thank you for letting us share this haven in a mad, mad world. Such peace and quiet in lovely Paris. Our three nights flew past and we wished we could have stayed longer in this serene and charming apartment.

St.Albans, UK

Back again. It’s been too long celebrating husband’s birthday. Once again the apartment is gorgeous, perfect little pied-a-terre. Bravo to the bed. Thank you so much it is appreciated.

Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

This has been the loveliest place we have ever stayed in. We were surrounded by an incandescent glow of elegance, sophistication and glamour for our 4th anniversary. Truly a gem! Loved our trip and LOVED the apt!

Texas, USA

We have enjoyed a wonderful five day stay in your delightful apartment and look forward to future visits.


The apartment was absolutely perfect.  We enjoyed our entire stay in Paris and had a perfect honeymoon.  Thank you for all your help with everything over the last few months.

Amazing break away. We’ll be back