from United Kingdom
The appartment was in a great location, very central, close to transport links and an effort has clearly been made with regards to decoration. However the appartment was very dirty and dusty. We couldn't hang anything in the wardrobe as there wasn't a rail and the shelves fell down and were very very dusty. I had to clesan them myself but didn't fancy putting my clothes in there. The first thing I did was clean the surfaces. I know TV equipment etc collect dust but the dust had clearly been there some time and the floor was incredibly dusty underneath the TV station. While searching for something we found three stranger's dusty socks under the theatre and a lot of dust.I picked up the bath anti-slip mat and it was disgusting underneath it. The whole place needed a thorough deep clean. While we expected significant noise levels, these far exceeded anything I had ever experienced before. People should know there are two bars and a restuarant opening until 3pm and a very busy road. Obviously there is nothing that can be done about. However there were things which could be done to mitigate the noise and the bright lights coming from the theatre- there was only single glazing windows which was cracked and had broken panels. Instead of the inadequate blinds, there could be thick, black-out heavy curtains which would mitigate against the noise and light (The curtains shown in the photos do not go across the window, they are just side decorations). We did enjoy our stay and the person who showed us into the appartment was very friendly and helpful but it doesn't cost much to keep a place clean. It is a shame because it is a nice appartment, nicely decorated in a great location but it could be lovelier than it is with just a bit more care.