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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Rotterdam, South Holland Province

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Lei C
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“A wonderful apartment in the center of Rotterdam making you feel right at home while away from home”
Reviewed 7 December 2014 for a stay in November 2014

I stayed at Ape Calypso apartment twice in a short period of time recently. The first stay was for 3 nights by myself. The second stay was for 8 nights with my family (wife and two kids). From all perspectives, I couldn't have wished for a better experience, from the time of making the reservations to checking out of the apartment in the end. Based on my experience, I would definitely recommend this apartment over any other ones in Rotterdam. I explored several other options before deciding on this apartment. My decision was initially based on the owner's responsiveness. I am so glad that I chose this one, because my experience afterwards was just been wonderful.

This is a spacious 2-bedroom apartment on the 17th floor with two bedrooms, a spacious living room, two large balconies and a superb view of Rotterdam city skyline. The beds are very comfortable. We enjoyed the view both from the balconies and through the big ceiling-to-floor glass windows from both the bedrooms and the living room. The apartment is conveniently located and has easy access to everything we needed. The Rotterdam Central station is less than a 5-minute walk from the building. There are trolley and bus stations directly in front of the building. So, you could get around Rotterdam or go to Amsterdam easily without even having a car. The apartment also comes with free private parking directly under the building, which is a real advantage for an apartment located in the center of the city. There are a ton of restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and supermarkets around the building, all within walking distance. The iMax theatre is right behind the building if you wish to enjoy a movie or two. If your family enjoys shopping, Rotterdam’s biggest shopping area is only two blocks away from the building, with all kinds of stores and restaurants within walking distance.

The apartment comes with many nice amenities and made us feel truly at home. The kitchen and living room are together in one spacious room with a door to a big balcony. The appliances are brand new and of high quality. We had practically anything we needed, including even olive oil and some other basic spices to make a simple meal or soup with. In addition, the owner provided coffee beans for the automatic coffee/cappuccino machine, a basket of fruit and even a bottle of wine. There is a washer in the apartment if you need to do some laundry. (There is no dryer. However, we put the wet clothes on the rack provided in the apartment and they were dry by the next morning.) There is a high definition 3-D flat screen TV in the living room. Movies and 3-D glasses were provided for guests to use. The owner also provided a free Netflix account. So there are endless movies and TV shows to watch as well. Wifi/internet connections were excellent.

There is service desk in the lobby of the building. You can get dry cleaning and shirt service through them. They can even make reservations for a taxi if you need one.
This is truly a "home away from home." We would strongly recommend this apartment to anyone.

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Liked best: Convenient location, free private parking, and nice view from the apartment.
Travelling group: Young Children
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Reviewed 30 November 2016 for a stay in November 2016
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Liked best: uitzicht
Liked least: niets
Travelling group: Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Reviewed 16 November 2016 for a stay in November 2016
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Reviewed 20 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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