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“Wow, what a place and a killer view”
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Rotterdam, South Holland Province

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cherf891
Dundee, United Kingdom
1 review
“Wow, what a place and a killer view”
Reviewed 12 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Apartment was in excellent condition looked brand new and was clean as a whistle.
Most of over time spent in Rotterdam was on one of the balconies overlooking the city couldn't asked for a better view,
Our contact Alex was easy to speak to and very helpful.

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Liked best: Balcony all day long
Liked least: Bins in common room on bottom floor but can't be helped
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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mlam78
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
138 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Very modern and very friendly”
Reviewed 20 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

We had good communication in advance of our visit, and a great welcome from the owner when we arrived. He showed us everything we needed to know and helped us sort somewhere to leave luggage on departure. The apartment itself is surprisingly spacious given the central location, and had ultra-modern technology throughout. It was comfortably warm, quiet and it was a nice surprise to have so many English TV channels too.
Almost all of central Rotterdam is within walking distance, the Zoo is about 15 mins away to the north, and Erasmus Bridge is the same to the south. Thoroughly recommended!!

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Liked best: The convenience and value
Liked least: I liked it all
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Ian S
Chester, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Superb city apartment”
Reviewed 9 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

We really couldn't have chosen a better apartment for our recent city break in Rotterdam. Knowing the city reasonably well already we wanted a central location , and this apartment is absolutely perfect for that being only a couple of minutes walk from Central station and no more than 10-15 minutes walk to most city centre shops and attractions. The photos for the apartment suggested a very nice modern apartment with great city views...I'm pleased to say the reality was even better than expected! The city skyline view from the south facing balcony is fabulous - particularly at night as the city lights all come on!
Travelling as a family of four with two young children the apartment's layout was exactly as described and ideal for our needs. All rooms are clean,spacious,comfortable and very well equipped. Everything has been thought of by Alex and his wife in equipping the apartment...right down to such things as 3D DVD's of films which the kids loved, to umbrella's and shopping bags for the local supermarket!
Alex is a very friendly and helpful host and I recommend this apartment highly

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Liked best: Location,view and all facilities/amenities in apartment
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Young Children
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ColinSMcC
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
Reviewed 3 April 2016 for a stay in March 2016

Superb apartment in a modern, well located and easy to find building.

You walk out of Centraal Station and it's right in front of you. You cannot miss it. The easiest apartment to find I have EVER had! Beautiful new building. Great location. We walked everywhere, furthest was about 25 minutes down to Zeezout (which is well worth a visit - great restaurant).

Apartment is finished to a high standard. Quality applicances throughout. Huge, modern bathroom. Comfortable beds and plenty of room. Cable TV. Great wifi. Soundbar with bluetooth so hook any smartphone in for music. If you're a cook, all high quality equipment. Mostly Siemens. Big balcony off the living area is fantastic (17th Floor!). Huge balcony with comfy corner sofa and great view out over Amsterdam. Fantastic in the evening. And the building design does work! You hardly hear central Rotterdam below you. Well sheltered so gets very little wind.

My partner asked me to add specific stuff from her:

Hairdryer - good wattage, effective (and with retractable cord!)
Coffee Machine - easy to use, quality coffee
Great noise insulation
Friendly neighbours
Sheltered balcony
Awesome ice dispenser
Fantastic location for shops, Centraal, and MiniWorld and Zoo

Alex was great. Met us as the building and showed us round and gave us a few pointers. Nice guy. Apartment was absolutely spotless. And his daughter speaks great English too! :)

11/10!

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Liked best: Evrything!
Liked least: Nothing!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Fotai
Austin, Texas
1 review
“Very pleasant”
Reviewed 1 March 2016 for a stay in February 2016

Stayed at the Ape Calypso during last Feb for a business trip , and it was way above our expectations. The place is in the heart of the city, quite , clean , and everything we needed was within a walking distance. The property rating is very good, but i would rate it as excellent for the superb attentiveness of the owner Mr. Alex, and his kindness.

Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
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lbonsing
Holland
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Modern Clean Appartment with a fantastic view”
Reviewed 3 February 2016 for a stay in January 2016

Appartmnet on the 17th floor with a fantastic view over the city of Rotterdam We loved it. Appartment is equipped with all the necessary appliances. Big Fridge/freeezer with icecube machine, dishwasher washingmachine TV with audio WI-FI and cupboards even stocked with extra salt/pepper thee coffee binbags fruit and cookies. A map of and books about Rotterdam OV Cards for Public Transport. Extra Towels etc. Also the Calypso Building is a well kept building with a Reception and nice Entrance and it is close to the Station and all public transport and also with the rent it is included a parkingspace which is very wellcome in Rotterdam as a dayticket for parking is around 25 euro a day. Overall I give this Rental a 9.

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Liked best: View from appartment
Liked least: No door in Shower
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Adam J
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
1 review
“The best place to stay in Rotterdam!”
Reviewed 2 December 2015 for a stay in November 2015

Clean, bright, spacious apartment right in the centre of Rotterdam.
3 minutes walk from Centraal station and a short walk to all the main areas of town.
Kitchen and bathroom are modern - excellent wifi and tv system.
The best part is the view from the balcony - a real wow factor.
Alex is very, very helpful and if you are in Rotterdam you should not look any further than here....a real gem!

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