About this listing
Dear guests ! Welcome to beautiful Odessa !
I would like to offer you this perfect brand new studio apartment in historical central part of the city . Preobrazhenskaya street corner of Uspenskaya street . Only 12 minutes walk to the main street Deribasovskaya gives easy access to best restaurants, bars, cafes, sights and beaches . Window overlook quiet yard. The gate has code. Satellite television which includes English speaking channels. Autonmous water heating . High ceilings . Common area 25 sq m. Fully equipped kitchen with microvave , toaster , refridgerator and much more . Best choice for staying in a luxury apartment for a very reasonable price .
The location is really perfect - all the most famous places are located very close
The place is also great for family rest and for companies
If you have any questions , please ask me ! I will be glad to help you
All instructions for the apartment are provided at check in by our manager. This includes instructions for operating the TV, washing machine, or any additional electronic equipment in the apartment. If you are checking in or out during night hours (between 9pm and 9am), we do ask that you use our Airport or train transfer service (cost of which is equivalent to ordering regular taxi) so that our driver can check you into the apartment. This makes the check in / out process smoother. If you do smoke, we ask that you do it on the balcony which is included in virtually every apartment we offer.
While we love pets, most apartments do not permit them. If you are traveling with a pet, we ask that you inform us ahead of time so we can see if the apartment permits it and if there are any extra cleaning costs associated with it. Finally, because most apartments are located in residential buildings, we ask that you are respectful towards the neighbors by not making very loud noises during night hours. Otherwise, we wish you a fantastic stay in Ukraine and we are available 24/7 for any questions that you may have.
Поехали т.к. у квартиры было много позитивных отзывов... и нам очень НЕ понравилось!!
Во-первых, и это полный кошмар - невероятная вонь котов, которые метят свою территорию. Соседка по квартире кормит котов и запах там просто невыносимый, приходилось за 10 шагов до входа в квартиру задерживать дыхание. Ужас, как противно, о таком надо писать в информации по квартире! Кстати, запах туалета был и в самой квартире, мыть его надо лучше и чаще.
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Отдыхали в этой квартире неделю со своей девушкой, квартира неплохая со своими плюсами и минусами. Хозяйка отзывчивая и помогала нам решать проблемы, когда они у нас появлялись. Расположение отличное, в двух шагах от Дерибасовской и на троллейбусе легко доехать до моря, но мы предпочитали ходить пешком, это занимает мин 30. Возле дома магазин, там можно набрать воды или купить продукты, но в паре метров отличный супермаркет Santim и все продукты мы покупали там, также если пройти от вашей квартиры вниз, в сторону Дерибасовской через пару переулков стоит белый невзрачный киоск с лучшим фалафелем и шаурмой в городе:)
Сама квартира неплохая, её плюс это джакузи и удобный красный диван, неплохая кровать. Но кухня немного разочаровывает, микроволновая печь была не подключена и в ней чем-то воняло, мы не рискнули ей пользоваться, сковородка тоже не пригодна, к ней как бы не жаришь, все прилипает, и плита с фотографии не работает, в место неё поставили рядом электрическую, зато тостер и правда есть. Еще минус Oдесского дворика, в котором и находится эта квартира, запах кошек при выходе из квартиры и тараканы которые выползали по вечерам, но хозяйка обещала протравить их. В целом отдыхом мы довольны и вынесли только позитив, но минусы все же есть.
Приятная тихая квартира, отзывчивые хозяева, удобное расположение. Из минусов - кошачий запах во дворе и если открывать окна, но хозяева тут вряд ли могут что поделать. В остальном отлично провели время.
The location and the price were excellent. The apartment is close to the city center and two markets (for shopping vegetables, fruits, cheese, hams and all other kinds of foods and daily necessities). There are couple of 24-hour supermarkets nearby. Some nice cafes and restaurants are in the neighborhood, too.
I stayed nearly five weeks and made the apartment home. But I have to point out some negative things here.
Cockroaches! A lot of them! I am fairly used to them, since I lived in a cockroach-infested apartment in NYC. But even I don't like to wake up in the middle of night because a cockroach is crawling on my leg.
I truly feel for the owners, because it is crystal clear these cockroaches come from the next door, whose living condition I don't even want to imagine. But I have to point this out that I had to sweep the floor everyday to get rid of dead cockroaches.
We thank you for honest review and yes indeed cockroaches have been a problem. We have already ordered numerous fumigation and as final course of action we are now fumigating the entire building, as we found out that the cockroaches are coming from neighbors apartment. I am really sorry that Satoru had to deal with it but as said, this issue has now been fully eliminated as we have fumigated entire building to avoid this issue from happening.
What to say , great expectation, but unfortunately , like a previous guest , coackroaches... 1 hour to get over a dozen killed. (the problem comes from the neighbours it seems, Arnold s flat seems all fine)
Arnold has a good setvice , the woman who checked in approved our discontentment and showed us 2 other flat to rent , same price and quality, even closer to the city center
we lost 2 hours but at the end all went fine.
Thank you for your response. The cockroaches did indeed come from the neighbors. This issue has been 100% eliminated, we closed the apartment for 3 days and had a professional company do extermination services, so I can provide 10000% guarantee that it won't be an issue in the future.
There is a lot that is positive about this flat, with the price being a big one. The location is good (in my view ... others would think it's far from the centre but if ten minutes walk is far, it's far!). It is well equipped (the washing machine, in particular), though it's a shame the gas hob didn't work. There is one minor drawback and one HUGE drawback, however. Smallest first ... the Internet connection is fine but (for reasons which may well be beyond the landlord's control), it tends to disconnect every 30 minutes. Normally, you only have to reconnect on the computer but every hour or so, you have to unplug the server, wait and start all over, which is a bit of an irritation. But the big one: COCKROACHES. Another reviewer mentioned these. There were lots ... I would say an infestation ... and I think I got a few nasty bites from them in bed too. Again, it may not be the landlord's fault and my be the result of what seems to be the quite insanitary conditions the neighbour may be living in (she keeps lots of cats, so there's a mist of cat pee smell approaching the front door). It's true I didn't the cockroach problem while I was there and maybe he can do something about this ... but it is a significant drawback on what is a good place.
Hello. Thank you for your feedback. Our manager did in fact observe cockroaches at your check out. We have closed and blocked the apartment for 3 days, and are doing a full contamination using a well known firm in the entire building. This will once and for all solve this issue. Any future client that encounters this issue, we are willing to provide them with massive discounts on their stay as we are confident this issue has been eliminated. Thank you for your feedback either way and we hope to see you in Odessa with us in the future.
Overall, we enjoyed our stay in Odessa. Apartment 2, 66 Preobrazhenskaya is a small but quite cosy "bedsit" style flat with the usual focus on visual grandeur at the expense of build quality. It's a convenient location for the city centre and Derebasovskaya Street. The bed was comfortable and the jacuzzi bath was good fun. The setting was very peaceful with no disturbance. All the equipment in the flat worked satisfactorily.
However, this story doesn't have a happy ending. It didn't take long for us to see that we weren't the only guests - we were sharing with cockroaches. There was a kitchen waste bin in the cupboard under the sink full of smelly rubbish from previous occupants. And now the most memorable part of our stay in that flat. On the second day of our 9 day stay, representatives from the local electricity company visited, announced that no bills had been paid since last December, and switched off the supply. After a stressful afternoon phoning and texting our local agency contact, the electricity was reinstated.
That incident was a highlight for all the wrong reasons. Yes, we enjoyed our stay in Odessa, but that was thanks to our determination not to let the bad things spoil our holiday. In our opinion, the failure to pay electricity bills for a holiday apartment occupied by tourists and visitors, many of whom will speak no Russian, is unforgivable negligence. Although this flat has its attractions, you can easily find one with similar attractions but without cockroaches, old smelly rubbish and the threat of having the electricity supply cut off. Shame on this owner.
This is a response to Phil's review. I would like to mention that all the issues that he mentioned have been resolved and the electricity issue was NOT a matter of us not paying bills on time (the bills are paid via Auto pay system online, which we actually were ready to show to Phil). However, the electricity company allocated the payment to the wrong account for some strange reason for the last 4 months. As soon as the electricity went off, we instantly went to their office and resolved it within just a few hours. Phil was offered a discount for the hassle, however, this was a complete 'freak' occurrence and had absolutely nothing to do with us not paying our bills. It is silly to think we would so so, only to risk an unsatisfied client. Otherwise, we did investigate cockroach problem and had extermination people come through so that's been eliminated. Either way we will be happy to see Phil in Odessa again and I will personally assure him that he would not have any issues with stay at this, or any other of our apartments.
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About the Host, Arnold
We are a leading apartment rental agency specializing in short and long term rentals - staffed with a team of professionals based in Kiev and Odessa Ukraine. We own and manage 218 exclusive, high quality apartments located in Kiev and Odessa Ukraine. We also provide full range of realty services including short and long term rentals, real estate consulting, logistical support, Airport transfers, train station transfers, entertainment planning and much more.
Our offices are located in the center of the city and we are happy to assist you with any matters be it your apartment selection or simply advise on best restaurant in town. Many of our former clients have become our friends and we invite you to visit our office and share a cup of coffee with us during your stay in Ukraine. We are always happy to get our client's feedback on how our services can be improved further. We are confident after staying with us - you will never consider a Hotel stay in Ukraine again. Our apartment's value, comfort and location beats it in every way.
Our emphasis is on customer service and attention to details. Our goal is to make your stay in Ukraine as comfortable as possible. We also guarantee that our rates are the lowest for any specific apartment that you choose.
As for myself, I love traveling, spending time with my family and playing pretty much any sport possible, particularly soccer, tennis and skiing.