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Located in a Victorian house in the heart of Westminster, this superior studio features a fully equipped open plan kitchen with microwave, oven and dining area, contemporary design, a living room with flat-screen TV and satellite channels, a washing machine and a bathroom with hairdryer and shower.
The apartment was not bad, needs a more thorough cleaning, but the building where the apartment is situated was really rundown, filthy and smelly. Public transport near the apartment are very useful.
The location of the room is in Pimlico, which was convenient for me because I was on a business trip and our office is in Victoria; that said, the neighborhood is very quiet without a lot of options for dining, etc. The room itself was fine: spare, but clean. I appreciated the amenities in the bathroom: fresh towels daily, shampoo, etc. I liked the security keypad to enter the building and that the keys to the room were waiting for me -- no anxiety about having to meet someone to get into the apartment. My one big complaint is that the listing says there would be internet, however no WiFi password was provided, and when I emailed Alain to ask for it, I got no response. Overall, my stay was fine, but I probably wouldn't book it again.
Just to let everyone know: this listing is managed by company that specializes in apartment rentals in London in Pimlico/Victoria area.
Apartment is fabulously situated: 2 minutes to Pimlico underground station and 10 minute walk to Victoria. Pimlico area is very calm neighborhood. On the way to Victoria there are many cafes, restaurants and a big grocery store.
Apartment itself is very clean and looks as on pictures. Checkin went well although our key at first did not want to work but it was resolved within 20 minutes.
The location of this apartment is somewhat convenient but not fantastic.
While there was a washing machine and dryer, that is probably where the positives end. the company was not very good at communication, taking days to reply and not providing all the required information- which is a major issue when you are travelling from city to city not always having access to wifi.
The apartment looks much bigger in the pictures than it really is. It is probably the size of an average main bedroom with a small bathroom.. We had major problems with the key to the apartment block, it would at times take us 10 minutes to get into the apartment at first. My biggest issue was that the apartment was cleaned the day before we left, without us being informed, we had left our valuables in the apartment, including jewelry and cash, i found this to be a major issue and quite unprofessional. Overall our stay was less than average and the dealings with everyone at this company were not very good.... i would expect when entering any work place to be greeted... not just given a nod of the head.
I wouldn't recommend staying here.
I had a really lovely extended stay in Alan's flat. The apartment was just as advertised, clean, cozy and well designed. I especially appreciated having a washer/dryer in the unit. The apartment is very centrally located and hopping on public transportation during the stay was no trouble at all. Would definitely recommend and will probably look into staying here again during my next trip to London!
The room was very clean and nice. It is excellently located : very close to the underground (Pimlico) and a 10 minutes walk to Victoria. Checking in and out were very easy.
I would not recommend that you stay in London with this host. I was very disappointed. I rented the appartment which was on the website of Airbnb, with the pictures that were posted on the site. The appartement that I found in London was not a all the one advertised. It was not clean, not even "done" (holes in the doors, shower falling apart, etc) and realy crummy. I am not being snob or anything of that kind. I am just saying it was not the "same" appartement.
As I had a lot of things planned to do in London, I decided not to call the host while I was in London. Instead I wrote to him upon my return (I wouldn't have had the time to change flats or discuss about this at that time). But I never got any answer...
Hope you will be more lucky if you choose it ;)
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We are Serviced Apartments offer a great substitute to staying in a large, impersonal, and overpriced hotel during your trip to London. We strive to make your stay as hassle free as possible, and is always available to give pointers on where to go and what to see. We offer our guests to stay in London’s Prime location -Victoria and Westminster at a budget rates. Green Park (Buckingham Palace), St James`s Park (St James`s Palace) and Wellington Barracks are all located 10 minutes away from Victoria station.
Tate Britain Gallery on Milbank was one of the top London tourist attractions in 2006 and not far away from it you can gaze upon Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, 10 Downing Street and London Eye. In a radius of one stop away you are reaching Knightsbridge for Harrods, Victoria & Albert Museum, History Museum and Royal Albert Hall. Oxford Street, the Europe’s busiest shopping street with approx. 300 shops, is only 5 minutes by Underground train or 20 minutes by walk.
Cosy and comfortable apartments have everything you would normally have at your own home: the atmosphere, the standard, the facilities like cable television, Wi-Fi, clean bathroom, modern fully fitted kitchen with the washing machine n dryer and even lovely neighborhood. All the kitchenware is provided so you can cook anything from a light breakfast to a heavy dinner.
There are few types of rooms available for you to choose from: ( please check the heading to make sure you book the right room/studio)
‘’Studio Apartment’’: The studios typically consist of one large room which serves as the living, dining, and bedroom. They are all fully self-contained and are the same quality standard. You will enjoy the use of all the facilities for yourself without sharing anything with anyone.
‘’Double Private Room’’: With our Double Suites you will share the bathroom and the kitchen with other guests. Shared facilities are cleaned and looked after on the daily basis. Please know all our rooms are private, have locks and only you will have the keys, so it’s all safe.
"Family Suite": This suite consists of 2 double bedrooms, a large living room, and a bathroom. The room also includes cable TV, free Wi-Fi, and a modern kitchen with kitchenware, an oven, dishwasher, fridge freezer, and washer dryer. Extra single beds can be provided on request if more then 4 people would like to stay. Baby cots can also be provided.
Our housekeeper is an experienced lady who always makes sure that our apartments are cleaned and serviced up to a high standard. Also bedding linen and towels are hired from the same suppliers as of high standard hotels.
We operate from the high street shop front which is only 2-5 minutes’ walk from all our apartments. Our working hours are 10am to 6pm London time and pretty much 24/7 on the phone to serve our guests. Self-check in is available after 6pm, the instructions will be sent out to the guests few days prior to their arrival. So please email us to receive the instructions.
We hope you enjoy your stay, and come visit us again soon!