We enjoyed the location - right in the heart of a very active area, but because we were on the top floor of the building in the back, it was very quiet. Be prepared - there are 96 steps to get to the place.
It is very small. The building is lovely. The apartment itself was just okay, not much decoration, almost austere looking compared to the lovely building. But it was equipped with what you'd need - washer, 2-burner stovetop, etc. The big TV seemed overkill for the small room it was in.
Negatives - we were met by a young woman who was inexperienced and uninformed about the apartment. We had been told we would have someone meet us who would help us carry our bags to the apartment (because of the 96 steps - this was something the management offered; we hadn't asked for it, but we were anticipating it.) She refused at first. When we pressed, she said she was alone and weak. We continued to press and she finally carried one of our carry-on bags for us. In the apartment, she didn't know how to open/close the futon, where the sheets were, how to work the TV. She also showed us through an upper floor window an outside garden that she said was available to the tenants, and told us the entrance was next to where we put our trash. We tried unnsuccessfully for a couple days to find out how to get into it. We finally talked to someone who told us it was a private garden, only available to the tenant of one of the first floor apartments. It was all pretty annoying after night and half a day of traveling to get there.
The bathroom is lovely, with a nice wood floor. But the shower leaks seriously onto the floor so it probably won't be nice for long.
We loved the area - great restaurants, shops, close to everything - just wonderful. We'd like to stay in this building again, but on a lower floor.
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Helpful votes: 6/7
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