The location: super convenient
The design and cleanliness: just ok, nothing notable. There are some "extras" such as an iPad and a Nespresso machine which seem to be added in order to compensate for the problems.
We stayed in the ground floor room (which is actually about two steps below ground) and has its own separate two-door entrance off the street. This room (to call it an apartment would be an overstatement) is a bit dark and claustrophobic. You cannot open any windows (but even if you could, you wouldn't want to because the window looks directly out on a narrow and busy part of the sidewalk).
Street noise from cars and pedestrians seems to be amplified. In our case, there was also internal noise, i.e. footsteps from the apartment above, and noise from the heating/water pipes?
During the day, the window works as a one-sided mirror, i.e. you can see passers-by but they can't see you. This needs some getting used to, especially when people outside stare in the mirror-window to check out their hair (yes this has happened a couple of times)! In the evening, they can see through so you have to shut the blinds. Also, we had people knock on our door a couple of times (once at 10pm) thinking that this was the door for the "hotel" (?). This can give you a slight sense of insecurity if you are not used to a living space with such direct access to the street.
Lighting in the evening was not enough/functional; none of the bedside lights worked. We called the manager but he didn't get back to us on that day (otherwise he was a nice guy).
Finally, there were mosquitoes in the room, probably coming from the little open window (out to a back side of the building?) which was high up in the bathroom. Unusual for so early in the year but perhaps due to the "basement" nature of the room?
All in all, not a good value for the money. We are generally easy going so none of the above would've been detrimental if the price was lower.
Perhaps the top floor apartments do not have the same problems but then this one should've been much lower priced.
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