Please do not book this apartment by viewing the photos or the written text - both are extremely deceiving and do not provide a true representation of this pitiful property. We booked this apartment for a 4 night stay - every person in our party of 5 refused to stay in this slum, so we booked alternative accommodation - didn't stay one night!
Access is via a very seedy back alley behind an Asian restaurant in Chinatown. The steps leading upstairs are covered in loose carpet and are a dangerous hazard. ( Especially when carrying suitcases). Every surface and ornament was covered in a thick layer of dust and was filthy - and the cleaner had just left! One of the bedrooms has absolutely no ventilation and had a very strong smell of stale body odour. The whole apartment is furnished with cheap, outdated, second hand furniture in need of repair and replacement - not sure what the owner could possibly mean when they advertise as "recently renovated" and "homely". Has zero " Rustic Charm". Very minimal natural light. The walls are water stained and would pose a serious health threat. The toilet in the shower or is it the shower in the toilet would not meet with building code standards and is a poor excuse for the amenity it is supposed to provide. The air con unit ( didn't work whilst we were there) only cools the tiny living area, the bedrooms were like ovens. We booked for 5, yet only 2 beds were made up with questionable bed linen and towels provided for 2 people. Needless to say - the owner was not forthcoming with a full refund , despite the property being severely misrepresented on the TripAdvisor website. How to sum up - worst accommodation our group of 5 has EVER stayed in - The apartment from HELL!!
I booked this apartment for a family reunion last November. All I can say is don't bother booking this apartment if you value cleanliness and if you fear your safety at night time walking down a dark and very uneven entrance to the back door, very unwelcoming and dangerous as this is completely obscured from view... Did not make me feel safe and was scared I might get mugged.
Now to the cleanliness, the bathroom, this was completely unhygienic, with a rubber behind a commercial bar style mat on the floor of the shower which you had to stand on if you dare, If you choose to stand on that thing make sure you accompany it with a large tube of anti-fungal cream. The shower also is about 1 step forward into the toilet pan... by building standards I would say illegal. No I am not exaggerating.... this was disgusting.
The rest of the apartment was ok but the dirtiness and thick black dust that layered every surface above 3 feet shows the owner does not care. The owner should address this immediately and stop ripping off your customers they deserve better.
Furthermore don't believe the photos and book somewhere else....booking is non refundable. :(