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Review 4462: Owner, Apollo 2503 (Listing #2004)
2bed/2bath apartment in Salvador (Bahia), Brazil
Dec-Jan 2010, 12/30/09 to 01/09/10
It is in a nice area, and it is among the oldest and least maintained buildings in the area.
You can walk for coffee or groceries.
The building is one of the oldest in the area, the elevator did not always work. Remember the apartment is in the 25th floor and the only stairs are very dirty.
What is offered as "Shared Hot Tub, Shared Pool" are amenities from a hotel next door for which anyone can have access to by paying 25 Reais per person, per day and that are not included in the apartment amenities.
Also, the owner emailed me that we could use the toilet/shower close to the pool as a third shower/toilet. Again, to have access to that one had to pay a daily fee and there was no close outdoor shower, just an open shower with cold water in the middle of the pier.
The website for the apartment shows the picture of a swimming pool that is in another building; we would have had too pay to use something equivalent to 44% of our rental stay to have access to it.
Not clean upon arrival, although we paid for that.
There were two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The living room has sofa beds, but it is too hot in the afternoon to use them.
The kitchen was usable.
Problems or Bonuses
On the Internet one can see the following amenities:
Washer, Linens Provided, Garage, Covered Parking, Elevator, Queen Bed, Double Bed, Twin/Single Bed, Bunk Bed, Convertible Bed, Cable/Satellite TV, DVD, CD Player, Stereo System, Shared Hot Tub, Shared Pool, Full Kitchen, Cooking Utensils Provided, Refrigerator, Microwave, Ice Maker, Catering Available, Oceanfront, Broadband Internet, WiFi (Wireless Internet), Handicapped Accessible, Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Smoking Not Allowed.
When we arrived, we found out that: 1. The garage had been rented to someone else. Thanks to the apartment administrator (absolutely independent of the owner Bunt or his representative) who took mercy on us and gave us another parking place. 2. The kitchen stove had no gas and we could not cook for 1 of 10 rental days. 3. There were dirty linens, shoes and t-shirts left in the apartment, though we had already paid $30 to receive a cleaned apartment. 4. There was no hot water in one of the two showers. 5. There was no WiFi connected for 8 of 10 days of our stay 6. What is offered as "Shared Hot Tub, Shared Pool" are amenities from a hotel next door (see above). 7. The coffee machine and one ventilator were broken.
We asked the local representative to appear and she never did.
Agency and Representatives (and price)
W never received an invoice was given upon payment.
Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?
Things to do in this area
There is a restaurant at the yacht club.
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