Where should I start? The good: the apartment is well-situated and an easy walk to local eateries and the main malls. It was also reasonably spacious and on the whole, had ample facilities. The bad: I contacted Tiziana a few weeks before our stay to check that all was on schedule. She replied to let me know that there were 'a few renovations on course, but nothing too disruptive'. When we arrived there were more than the minor renovations I had expected. The place was basically a construction site. There was scaffolding in front of our apartment, men walking on and banging loudly on the roof (it sounded as though it would cave in at one point), concrete being cut noisily, concrete dust everywhere (concrete was also coming in under the door), and electrical cables in front of the apartment. On most days we were there the work went from before 9am until after 5pm. There were numerous health and safety issues associated with staying here during these works. Workmen also freely walked past our bathroom and could see into the toilet and shower. I booked our July stay in February, so Tiziana had ample time to warn me earlier about the construction work, so that I could book somewhere else. In addition, the bathroom of the place was a little rundown and not adequately cleaned. Although on all other fronts, Emma, Tiziana's maid, was very helpful, as was Francis, the security man. What also shocked me was Tiziana's attitude when we first met her. Our taxi driver had trouble finding the property. When we finally got hold of Tiziana, she drove from nearby to show us the way. After we introduced ourselves I asked her questions about the place, to which she replied 'I don't know I hardly ever come past the front gate'. She then rang Emma and gave her instructions that included 'get here now'. She proceeded to ignore us and spoke instead to those undertaking the construction work. Not good form or great decorum for a host. She did send me a message during the course of our stay apologising for the construction work. But I'm afraid this was too little too late and did not make up for the health and safety issues associated with her 'renovations'. I can handle a slightly shabby bathroom and even deal with a bad attitude but staying somewhere with safety risks is unacceptable. Perhaps it might better to warn guests earlier, offer their stay at half price, or, from a safety perspective, have no guests staying at all during construction work.