Charming flat,near Hyde Park,London

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Praed St, Paddington, England W2 1, United Kingdom

The Space

Bright 1 bedroom flat in central London, zone 1, Paddington station, very close to many local shops, restaurants, 10 min walk to Hyde Park. Super convenient central location, perfect for public transport (4 metro lines, bus stop opposite, only 5 stops on a bus to Marble Arch and Oxford Street shopping. 20 mins from Heathrow airport on Heathrow express to Paddington station.

The main attraction of this flat is its location, very central and easy to get everywhere. But please note the flat is pretty basic, this is NOT a luxury accommodation.

Large double bedroom with comfy bed, living room full of light, TV with FreeView and DVD player, digital radio, WiFi Internet. Open plan kitchen with washing machine, nespresso coffee machine, large fridge.

Bathroom is basic/simple with shower, bathtub and WC, but water pressure is very good and hot water unlimited.

The flat is on the second (third if you count ground floor) floor in old victorian building, no lift.

Sleeps 2 on a double bed in the bedroom. Linen, towels, etc provided and as well as wide selection of teas and coffee.

Please note that I actually live in the flat and only rent it out when I am going away, so it's not like a hotel where the room has no personal effects. You will see my paintings and photos, books and flowers, so it's like being a guest in an artist’s studio. But I, of course, will be away :)

While I have lots of positive reviews on a Europe-based competing site, I must say that the flat has it's disadvantages - the sofa is old, the boiler for central heating makes humming noise, and I started to remodel my bathroom but did not finish it :)

In the street photo my flat is in the white building over Costa cafe.

Interaction with Guests

I like to know who are the people who are going to live in my flat, and I organise meeting in the flat to show where things are and then in the end of stay - check out. There will be a manual with all the details of the flat.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 4 nights
Cleaning Fee: $43
Check In: 11:00 AM
Check Out: 3:00 PM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Amazing location and lovely flat. My sister was arriving very late to Heathrow and after a long flight it took her only 20 minutes to get there. Very convenient and easy to find. Highly recommended.

    Ksenia was very welcoming and left some fruit, cheese, crackers, etc for us to have late night snack in the comfort of the flat, and there were eggs and bagels for breakfast.

    My sister loved the paintings and feel of the art studio, I would say that décor is a little quirky and girly for my taste. I appreciated the house manual that has a useful info about nearby shops and pointed me towards a good local pub.

    November 2012
  • We had a very comfortable and pleasant stay at Ksenia's flat. The photos of the flat really doesn't do it justice; it's so much cuter. The flat was very clean, the hot water was hot, the bed was super comfy and the neighborhood was safe. The best feature of the flat is it's central location; it was very easy to get around London and to Heathrow airport because its close proximity to Paddington rail and tube station. Ksenia was gracious and hospitable and thought of everything to make our stay as comfortable as possible. This flat was a great place for our stay in London.

    September 2011
  • Ksenia's apartment is a great place to stay. The location is as central and convenient for transport services as it can be (near Paddington central train station). The flat is spacious, colorful, organized and very very clean (which i appreciated so much!). Instructions from Ksenia are precise and communication with her is perfect. I undoubtedly recommend this apartment.

    July 2013
  • My Trip to London was the first time ever I used
    and I was very lucky to rent the apartment from Ksenia.
    First of all the communication with Ksenia was perfect!
    she replied to every question I had instantly in the most kind way possible.
    Ksenia is a very responsible and reliable (she even sent me the keys to the flat by mail!!)
    the flat was clean and tidy, fully accessorized and the fridge even had some groceries including milk cheese and eggs.

    The Location of the flat is PERFECT!!! 1 minute walk from PADDINGTON station that can take you anywhere.

    In conclusion Ksenia is a perfect host and my experience with her flat was above expectation and I would defiantly recommend Ksenias services to my friends or use it myself again in the future!

    May 2013
  • Ksenia was very welcoming, Even at 6.00am in the morning. The apartment was clean and Ksenia had purchased small treats to make our stay enjoyable. She was in constant contact to make sure that everything was okay. The apartment was a good size for 4 (2 adults and 2 teenagers). Location was amazing with the Heathrow express almost right to the door. Local busses and underground a few steps away. Lovely restaurants and pubs likewise. Highly recommend. Thank you Ksenia

    December 2012
  • A localização é excelente, a estação de Paddington permite acesso ao Terminal 5 do Heathrow Airport e à quatro linhas do metrô. A rua Praed Street é bastante provida de lanchonetes e outras facilidades. A anfitriã senhorita Ksenia é ótima pessoa e fez de tudo para tornar agradável a nossa estada.

    No entanto, há outros aspectos a observar: as cortinas são finas, não escurecem os cômodos suficientemente. O banheiro não possui janelas e a dosagem da temperatura adequada do chuveiro leva um bom tempo e é muito sensível para quem está acostumado com chuveiros elétricos. Os hóspedes precisam molhar as plantas e os armários não estão totalmente desocupados. O barulho à noite pode incomodar a quem tem o sono muito leve.

    (Enaldo Soares, Juiz de Fora, Brasil)

    July 2012
    Response from Ksenia:

    I have added dark blinds to the living room so it is much darker at night now, specially in December! A whole 1m wide wardrobe is given to guests. Windowless bathroom is a norm in central London, specially if you only pay 100 pounds a night :)

    July 2012
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