The apartment is in a good clean and quiet building with good security access. It is a good 15 - 20 minutes walk to the Metro. The furnishings are old and dated. We mentioned to the owner that the kettle had no handle and had to lift it off the cooker with a towel wrapped around it. He stated that he had no complaints over the past four years. It was not replaced during our stay. The tea pot had no spout, this was replaced. Kitchen equipment mugs glasses etc need to be replaced. A big step is required to get out of the showers no slip mats were provided and one of our guests had a fall. The forgoing may seem minor points but they can make the diference between a good stay and a bad one.