All of these are small enough things on their own, but collectively they made for a bit more quirkiness than I cared to deal with on holidays…
* owner wanted to be paid by bank transfer, and not credit card. While I've no problem with paying people and companies I know with bank transfers, it's not ideal for a booking at a small, and to me unknown, hotel where I have no recourse for a complaint/refund/fraud protection as I have with a credit card. Recommend the owner just accepts CC payments and bake it into the price of the room.
* we told the owner we were bringing bikes on our stay (as did most of the other guests who were there). We ended up leaving bikes and boxes in the hallway, which was not very secure. Would have much preferred the use of a locked room in the hotel, or the use of a shed/garage where we could securely leave them.
* the bedroom didn't have a door to the en-suite toilet, which wasn't ideal (it only had a curtain)
* the stairs is very steep, difficult to carry luggage upstairs, and would be difficult for anyone with mobility issues to manage, or trying to bring babies/small kids up there
* if you're not on the top floor, you'll have to listen to very squeaky floor boards every time someone moves around upstairs.
* the hallway/stairs lights are on a timer, not a sensor; you could find yourself descending the steep staircase in the dark if you didn't time it well!
* not many restaurants/eating options nearby, only a super market
* owner is friendly, but was not super helpful when we were trying to figure out how to get to the velodrome - by foot ("it's far"), by bus ("it's complicated"), by taxi ("it's expensive").
* location was good for public bike, metro and tram - except the staff didn't make it easy for us to find this out.
* room was spacious
* kitchenette available to use
* breakfast was fine, but I would have preferred smaller tables, not a big communal dining table where I had to chit-chat in the morning with other guests
* wifi signal was good
* bed was comfortable