Although it was a freak incident, we felt quite unfortunate to have a nightmare of a start at this place, and therefore our opinion is going to be influenced by those events.
Firstly, there were some complications and delays with the check-in process, and then later that night, my wife got locked into the bathroom, even though she did not lock the sliding door from the inside.
Apparently, it was all caused due to faulty sliding door lock/latch, but you can imagine the agony of being locked in a bathroom without any ventilation for over an hour, in a foreign country, at 11:15 pm when you don't even speak the language, one the very first night!
Fortunately for us, we were able to call the host's contact and she received our call, and then promptly sent someone who had brought the right tools to pry open the lock to let her out. I can only imagine our horror if she hadn't picked up my call so late in the night, or he hadn't got the right tools with him - we wouldn't know what to do. But I'm so glad that it didn't ruin our trip and we had the hosts come to our rescue even at that late an hour.
Besides this scary incident, we felt this apartment, for the most part, got the job done. There are few things that I wish that could have been better. We hated the fact that although it wasn't a fold out bed, which was one of the primary reasons for choosing this apartment, the bed frame was flimsy and there were two single mattresses on it, which made sleeping very uncomfortable for a couple. During the course of the night, one of us ended up sleeping in the gap caused by the separation of the two mattresses, which was very annoying.
The wash basin was very awkwardly placed quiet small. And the water in the shower would jump from cold to scathing hot immediately, which can be quite scary if it were to be used by a child.
Lastly, although we felt that the area in general, was quite central and walkable to most touristy places, it felt quite shady, especially in the night due to the sex shops and homeless street dwellers at night.