The apartment was in a great area - lots of services, stores, coffee and patisseries, as well as street activity, and extremely close to the metro. Lots of light in the apt, and fun to look out the window and see the street scene. It was a little noisy at times, but the windows kept that to a minimum, and was not disruptive. Everything in the apartment worked well, once we figured things out. Bed was comfortable, there were places to put clothes, etc. It was helpful to have a washer, especially for a longer stay. The only downside was no microwave. There was an oven, but that didn't help for heating up leftovers, etc. Otherwise it was a great place, very comfortable, good wifi, etc. We would definitely recommend the place to others.