I have to give some clarifications as the review is not accurate in some points. First of all the apartment itself doesn't suffer noise anymore, the guest didn't told that all the windows has been changed and are brand new, made of first class Wood and with Thick glasses that ensure the highest level of soundproofing and thermal insulation. Maybe David didn't close the windows when sleeping because he wanted to enjoy the fresh air coming from the sea during the night and didn't want to turn on the air condition, otherwise there is really no need of earplugs at all. About all the other things, they have been a lot exaggerated: the building's door lock become faulty just a few days ago, it's still functionals it just needs a little cleaning of the electrical contacts, it opens from the outside without any problem using the key, from the inside it needs a bit shaking but you never risk to be left stuck inside. I live in the next door apartment and that Saturday I just come back a little late, Just opened the door, left my things on the table and went to bed, made almost no noise at all, I'm really surprised that David heard me come inside, maybe he has a very receptive hearing as the walls and the doors of his bedroom had a complete soundproofing treatment too!! As I wrote in the Description the apartment is at the top of an Historical building that has no lift yet, but we will build it soon.