The pick up of the keys was well organised and Erlend passed on the information about where the apartment was and how to get there in time for our departure. The apartment is conveniently located three tram stops from the city centre. The apartment is basically furnished but comfortably enough, and faces into a courtyard, away from the road at the front of the building. This means there is little traffic noise in the apartment with only the occasional rumble of a passing tram being audible, not enough to disturb you in any way. The apartment was very clean and tidy and reasonably equipped. There was no microwave, which can be handy for short stays, and the operation of the oven was a bit complicated. Erlend did supply operating instructions within minutes of the question being raised and hopefully instructions will be available for future visitors.
Access to the building and the stair to the apartment were well lit and secure and the street outside felt safe.
Wifi access was very good (30Mb).
Within 100m of the apartment there are a number of Turkish restaurants, the best of which, judging by the number of locals that use it (always the best sign, I think), is the Ekte Istanbul just down the road. We ate there twice and the food was very good and reasonably priced by Norwegian standards.
There are a number of small supermarkets across the road both left and right. Some are Muslim run so don't stock alcohol, but they do stock gluten-free food which my daughter appreciated as she is allergic to wheat. If you do want to buy a couple of beers for the large fridge in the apartment do so before 8:00pm (6:00pm on Saturdays,3:00pm Sundays) as licencing laws are very strict in Norway.
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