About This Listing
Habitat. Equivalent to the meaning of "accommodation".
Heya. Inside the Japanese equivalent to the meaning of "room".
Want to achieve a simple B & B dream, design a home space for friends to go out have a feeling like home.
WIFI IS OK
TV IS OK
1.本房屋係供 短租住宿 之用
My stay at Kenda's place was pretty pleasant throughout despite a few cons. Firstly, the place was quite secluded and you need to walk through a few alleys to get to it so you will have to remember how to walk from the mrt to the apartment. Secondly, there is a food stall along the corridor to the apartment so when you walk past it there will be some bad odors. Thirdly, as there are drains right outside the door, there was a cockroach in the room during the first night. The room was just nice for 5 of us. The water pressure is just nice but the water temperature is not steady and varies between hot and cold. Overall, the cleanliness needs to be improved.
Otherwise, the owner is pretty friendly and helpful and responses quickly through whatsapp. He also fetched us from the MRT station on the first day and introduced various food stalls for us to try near the apartment. All amenities such as slippers, tissues, drinking water were all provided. The beds were also big and comfortable and the place is nicely designed with a huge TV and sofa bed.
Kenda was very friendly and helpful. Location of the apartment was good, a short walking distance to Ximending train station. Strong wifi too! However there were some shortcomings. Cleanliness of the apartment could be improved. The room was rather dusty. It was thoughtful of the host to have a water filter machine in the room to provide us with drinking water, but there were stains on the glass mugs provided. As mentioned in the previous review, the shower tap did not have good temperature control. Overall stay was still alright!
Like what most of the reviews have said, our host Kenda was very nice and helpful to us in the 6 days that we stayed at the apartment. When we needed a help to plan for one of the days, He introduced to us a couple of places and also arranging a cab to bring us around for that day. He also responded quickly to any of our queries through whatsapp, and if we were able to convey the message over it he would come over to the apartment to discuss with us.
And as for the location of the apartment, it was fairly decent. It was a 5 mins walk to the convenience store and about a 10 mins walk to the ximending train station and the night market. The corridor is shared with a cookery, we could smell fish everyday as we passed it.
In terms of cleanliness of the apartment, it seems pretty good at a glance as there was not much dust. However we realize that the areas that were slightly covered up, for example under the sofa, we covered in dust. We only realized it when we shifted it by just abit. But I guess bring that up may be slightly too extreme of us. The green carpet is another thing that we have to bring up. After sitting on it with our maybe slightly more sensitive legs, we started to develop an itch, which probably indicates that the carpet is not really very clean. As for the sofa same thing can be said that areas that can be easily seen with the eyes are clean, however the areas under the arm rest we abit dusty and we found a used tissue under an arm rest. Dust was also found behind the TV. The toilet is very clean, shampoo and body soap were provided.
In terms of quality of the apartment, there are a few things that should be fixed. The lock of the toilet door was spoiled and we could not keep the door closed. The showering tap did not have a good temperature control, in a sense that when it was hot it was really hot, there was no in between where our bodies would feel comfortable in. Things that would be nice to include would be more places to hang to air our wet towels of clothes. There is a water cooker provided in the apartment.
But with all of that that was stated above, we may have been too detailed to every fine little things. It was really a decent living space for 6 people. And if given the chance, we may return to it.
On the first day we touched down early, kenda went over to the ximen mrt station to pick us up even thou it was around 7-8am in the morning and led us over to the apt. Inside, everything was as shown in the pictures, very cosy environment!
Kenda responded quickly on all queries I had. Apartment was a 5 minutes walk away from ximen station. Easily accessible and located at a quiet location; ideal for a good night rest. Thank you for your hospitality! :)
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