Firstly, the pictures don't do the property justice. It's a beautiful apartment with plenty of room and a balcony around the entire apartment to enjoy an evening breeze.
Secondly, the location was perfect for us. Immediately surrounding the property is a cheese shop that also sold pasta and eggs, a fruit and veg shop, a mobile phone shop to get a local SIM card, and a pharmacy. A full supermarket is less then 5 minute walk away. It's a suburban neighbourhood so the surroundings are quiet and authentic.
There is a bus line (628) nearby that runs every 11 minutes at peak times. It runs straight up the city hitting many key tourist attractions, but it's a commuter bus so pickpockets don't ride this one much. There is a Metro (tube/subway) about 10 min walk away, which was useful later at night, but the neighbourhood around the Metro stop felt a bit unsavoury.
There were a few problems to deal with. We had some trouble working out how to get hot water in the... more