I would love to be able to unreservedly recommend this flat - but struggle a little. Irina and Jorge - the owners - are nothing other than lovely and extremely helpful and I could not thank them enough. The location is really OK and just 10-15 mins walk into the centre of the Old Town and the metro has several stops just minutes away. The roof terrace is brilliant for sunbathing, morning coffee and meals outside - though it can be a little windy. However on the downside there are a few things that become highly irritating after a few days. There is no WIFI - and I can understand some people want to be away from the world - however despite Jorge's assurance that the local cafes have WIFI service I can assure you it is dreadful and beyond slow. I needed to download a couple of large files and NONE of the cafes we tried were up to it. The only place with a superb WIFI service was the Opera House (well worth a visit) - we must have tried more than 15 places with no WIFI success. The second big problem is the internal power supply. It constantly trips out and has to be reset at the fusebox. If the water heater is on even using one ring on the cooker causes it to throw the breaker. If you try to use the oven AND one ring on top it switches off. After a couple of days it was infuriating. Third - and a huge problem - THERE IS NO BLOODY KETTLE!!!! We had to constantly boil water in the only pan in the flat which was large with two handles which usually meant trying to pour it into mugs to make tea/coffee resulted in half the water being poured on the kitchen surface. It was so bad I wanted to buy a kettle and leave it in the flat but the boss (wife) wouldn't let me!!! Jorge & Irina - BUY A BLOODY KETTLE PLEASE. A few other things would have helped which sound like such small detail but would be easy to resolve. There is an iron but no ironing board, there is only one pan for cooking (though several frying pans one of which was inside the oven full of a suspicious looking substance which we left alone all week!!!), several plug sockets were loose (there is even an instruction in the guidelines & rules on the wall saying hold the pluck socket in whilst pulling out a plug!!!) and - small though it sounds - there is no bread knife. All these things are so easy to put right with little cost which would make the flat so appealing. I'm sorry to say that unless these small details are addressed we will not be going back there despite the huge positives the place has.
Good value for money in a residential location, 10 minutes walk to the Old Town, surrounded by great bars and restaurants
The terrace is fantastic, sunny all day and with panoramic rooftop views.
The owner was very responsive to email queries and met us on arrival and departure