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“Fantastic apartment in a great location”
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Rotterdam, South Holland Province

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Denijomi
Colchester, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic apartment in a great location”
Reviewed July 3, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

We booked this apartment for a long weekend break with our teenage children mainly due to the photos on the website. We were not disappointed when we arrived!!
The apartment is clean, modern, spacious and has everything you could possibly need, even down to a Smart TV and Netflix. Both balconies offer spectacular views of the city; unfortunately for us the weather wasn't brilliant so we couldn't sit out during the evening but the main balcony is a great space. If you are a fitness fan, there is also a gym available to use during your stay.
Another positive thing is that the apartment has its own parking space in the basement and once we parked up on arrival we didn't need to get the car out again until we left as we either walked or used public transport (the tram service is great). The main station is 5 minutes up the road where you can buy all sorts of tickets depending on the length of your stay.
We would like to thank Alex for his hospitality. He met us on arrival and was available should we need his help for anything.
All in all, this is a beautiful apartment in a brilliant location; you will not be disappointed!

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Liked best: Modern apartment
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 50-64
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Rossindra...
Bracknell, United Kingdom
1 review
“Outstanding”
Reviewed May 6, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

This apartment had been furnished to a 5 star standard complete with a top of the range coffee machine and audio visual equipment. It's a close walk to the main station, shops, restaurants and the market is a short walk away. Alex was very helpful and even offered a 2 for 1 discount voucher for my trip up to Amsterdam. I would recommend this apartment to anyone. It's been furnished luxoriously and is at the centre of Rotterdam.

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
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Alison R
London, United Kingdom
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“Superb - no need to look anywhere else!”
Reviewed March 9, 2015 for a stay in February 2015

This apartment is one of the best we have ever stayed at. Ultra clean, modern and deceptively spacious, with fantastic views of the city, plus warm and welcoming hosts. We (a couple) stayed for 3 nights with another couple and really enjoyed our time here. It's central to everything and only a stone's throw from the central station. We arrived by car and appreciated use of the free (and safe) parking space allocated to the apartment. We were gifted with a full fruit bowl on arrival, and we really appreciated all the detailed touches and attention to detail throughout the apartment. There was everything you need in the kitchen and bathroom, plus laundry facilities, and a 3D tv. We won't be looking to stay anywhere else on our next trip to Rotterdam… it really is the best of the best.

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Liked best: Spaciousness, cleanliness, central position and views
Liked least: The shower spilling out into the bathroom floor a little (design fault - nothing to do with the owners)
Travelling group: Friends
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Reviewed February 21, 2015 for a stay in January 2015

Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
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Undiga E
Colchester, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Excellent apartment bang in Central Rotterdam!”
Reviewed January 20, 2015 for a stay in January 2015

We wanted a nice modern flat,near the shops and that is exactly what we got!The apartment is light and airy,bathroom and kitchen very modern and fully equipped.The main shopping district is literally round the corner and there are loads of different restaurants around.Another nice point is that there was free secure parking.There were toys for the kids and Netflix as well as two lovely tvs so everyone was happy. Couldnt ask for a more attentive and helpful landlord.

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Liked best: The decor and location.
Liked least: The shower tended to wet the floor.
Travelling group: Young Children
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Lei C
1 review
“A wonderful apartment in the center of Rotterdam making you feel right at home while away from home”
Reviewed December 6, 2014 for a stay in November 2014

I stayed at Ape Calypso apartment twice in a short period of time recently. The first stay was for 3 nights by myself. The second stay was for 8 nights with my family (wife and two kids). From all perspectives, I couldn't have wished for a better experience, from the time of making the reservations to checking out of the apartment in the end. Based on my experience, I would definitely recommend this apartment over any other ones in Rotterdam. I explored several other options before deciding on this apartment. My decision was initially based on the owner's responsiveness. I am so glad that I chose this one, because my experience afterwards was just been wonderful.

This is a spacious 2-bedroom apartment on the 17th floor with two bedrooms, a spacious living room, two large balconies and a superb view of Rotterdam city skyline. The beds are very comfortable. We enjoyed the view both from the balconies and through the big ceiling-to-floor glass windows from both the bedrooms and the living room. The apartment is conveniently located and has easy access to everything we needed. The Rotterdam Central station is less than a 5-minute walk from the building. There are trolley and bus stations directly in front of the building. So, you could get around Rotterdam or go to Amsterdam easily without even having a car. The apartment also comes with free private parking directly under the building, which is a real advantage for an apartment located in the center of the city. There are a ton of restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and supermarkets around the building, all within walking distance. The iMax theatre is right behind the building if you wish to enjoy a movie or two. If your family enjoys shopping, Rotterdam’s biggest shopping area is only two blocks away from the building, with all kinds of stores and restaurants within walking distance.

The apartment comes with many nice amenities and made us feel truly at home. The kitchen and living room are together in one spacious room with a door to a big balcony. The appliances are brand new and of high quality. We had practically anything we needed, including even olive oil and some other basic spices to make a simple meal or soup with. In addition, the owner provided coffee beans for the automatic coffee/cappuccino machine, a basket of fruit and even a bottle of wine. There is a washer in the apartment if you need to do some laundry. (There is no dryer. However, we put the wet clothes on the rack provided in the apartment and they were dry by the next morning.) There is a high definition 3-D flat screen TV in the living room. Movies and 3-D glasses were provided for guests to use. The owner also provided a free Netflix account. So there are endless movies and TV shows to watch as well. Wifi/internet connections were excellent.

There is service desk in the lobby of the building. You can get dry cleaning and shirt service through them. They can even make reservations for a taxi if you need one.
This is truly a "home away from home." We would strongly recommend this apartment to anyone.

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Liked best: Convenient location, free private parking, and nice view from the apartment.
Travelling group: Young Children
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lbonsing
Holland
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Reviewed November 29, 2016 for a stay in November 2016
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Liked best: uitzicht
Liked least: niets
Travelling group: Partner
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