Our initial reaction was deep disappointment. The apartment is roomy, presentable and comfortable but on the third floor (N.B. there are 56 steps to climb and no lift) of a multi-occupied building, which is more Shabby Shabby than Shabby Chic. The exterior tiled forecourt was very poorly presented with weeds in abundance; litter lying around and severely flaking railings, giving it more the appearance of a place for the homeless, than a place for a family holiday. The drab staircase continued up to the apartment, where a scarred wall welcomed you into the flat. The flat had some minor cleaning issues, the worst of which were filthy exterior windows and a similarly dirty extractor fan in the bathroom. There were minor maintenance issues too – including a faulty and cracked toilet seat; broken bathroom door lock; faulty lounge door lock (possible fire hazard!) and a door buzzer that was not working properly – some of which had been flagged up on a previous internet review 6 months earlier. There were no photos of the surrounding area on the website, which is always a bit of a giveaway. “Sea views” are promised, but be very careful not to crick your neck, whilst looking out for them.