About This Listing
This is a lovely (at least we think so!) 1 bedroom flat, which can sleep four (such as a family with two children). The apartment has all the amenities you will need, i.e. bathroom and kitchen with appliances, including the washing machine and (NEW) dishwasher. The kitchen is separate from the living room. Sorry, we have no TV, but there are plenty of books. There is wireless internet throughout the apartment. We use the flat during the university term and are happy to rent it out during the vacations, such as during the Christmas holidays and sometimes for weekends. The apartment is located on the 2nd floor, counting from 0 and it has no elevator- please take notice of this if you have problems with stairs. More details about the apartment are in the "house rules".
NEW: This flat suffered from low water pressure, problematic for taking showers. We have now installed a power shower which creates its own pressure, heap, works great!!!
The flat is in a perfect location for exploring London and further afield. We are located just a short walk from Kings Cross/ St. Pancras Station. Kings Cross/ St Pancras gives access to 5 underground lines, making travel around the city quick and easy. There is also the Piccadilly Line which runs through Kings Cross, taking you to Heathrow Airport. From the St Pancrass station there are trains which run directly to Luton and Gatwick Airport.
You will find all you need in the local area. Close by there are a number of food shops, restaurants, bars and cafes. The campus of UCL and SOAS are within walking distance. Camden Town and the world famous market is a short bus or tube ride away, or a 20 minute walk. Equally you can be on Oxford Street in 5 minutes. This is the perfect location for you to explore London!
Everything mentioned above.
Interaction with Guests
I am a pretty good communicator, if you ever have a problem I am just on the other side of the email ...
The location is very convenient for the Eurostar train. The neighborhood is sort of bohemian, quite but not too gentrified, with art galleries (Gagossian just across the street), fun libraries, bakery shops ... And of course the British library!
This is one of the best connected neighborhoods in the city, King's Cross is basically on the every metro line and there are many buses too.
Other Things to Note
The small news (July 2014) is that we installed the dishwasher. Use it and the laundry machine if you like but please buy your own washing powder. There are many 24 hours shops within 1-2 minutes walk.
Just behave as you would in your own house, with respect to the place and to people around you. IF YOU ARE COMING ON THE DAY SOMEBODY ELSE IS LEAVING, OR VICE VERSA
There will be some changeover during that day. Depending on your time of travel, this may or may not effect you, but generally what we try to do is to ask the people already in the apartment to let the cleaning lady come in no later than 11:00 and she prepares your entry so that everything is ready no later than 15:00. You can in the meantime come and leave your luggage and the people already in may leave theirs until they leave. In the end it always works out! But it will be helpful to know the time of your arrival/departure.
Points positifs : Appartement très bien situé (emplacement et proximité/multiplicité des types de transport), bien chauffé avec 4 couchages : un canapé-lit dans le salon (couchage occasionnel) et deux petits lits dans une autre pièce. La connexion wifi est parfaite, l’adaptateur de prises anglais/français est très pratique; pas de problème de voisinage dans cet immeuble plutôt calme, lave-vaisselle très pratique et très propre (nous ne nous sommes pas servis du lave-linge)
Un point négatif : le ménage laisse à désirer (réfrigérateur non nettoyé, vaisselle sale, WC sales, tapis antidérapant de la baignoire moisi ; tapis de la chambre très poussiéreux).
Je remercie Alexandre pour ses commentaires. Comme on peut voir dans le reste de commentaires sur l'apt, le menage est fait avant et après de chaque reservation et il était fait pour Alexandre et sa famille, par moi en personne en fait. Malheureusement, il semble que ce n'était pas le standard qu'Alexandre a entendu. Il sera difficile pour moi de savoir ce que s'est passé car Alexandre m'a écrit plus que 24 heures après qu'ils sont entrés dans l'appartement, sans aucun preuve, photo, rien. J'ai comme l'impression que c'était une façon de négocier les frais de menage.
Mirna was extremely communicative and helpful. When I decided to change my dates, she worked with me to find a reasonable solution and was even flexible when I wanted to check out late. The apartment is in a great location and had everything we needed.
Très bon séjour! La localisation est idéale lorsqu'on arrive de St Pancras, le métro est à 5 min à pieds. L'appartement se situe dans un quartier commerçant avec restos et supérette. Appartement suffisant pour 3 personnes.
Très bon contact avec Mirna, qui répond très vite aux questions éventuelles! Tout est organisé pour que les voyageurs passent un agréable séjour!
Mirna ha sido atenta en el trato y estuvo a disposición, aunque no fue necesario contactarla, ya que todo funcionó tal cual lo prometido. El departamento se encuentra en una excelente ubicación.
The description of the flat was accurate. I met the owner a week previously in Paris. There we have a nice chat and she explained me everything. When we arrived at the flat we had minor problems. I contacted the owner and she was very helpful. She always made me feel that I can count on her whatever I need.
We had a perfect stay in Mirnas apartment. We arrived quite early the first day and could leave our bags in the apartment for a few hours until the previous guests checked out. Also there weren't any guests the day we were leaving so we had a late enough check out.
The location was perfect, just five minuted walk from kings cross station, it was also walking distance to Camden Town and there's plenty of shops and restaurants around the area aswell. The apartment itself is equipped with everything you'd need, the free wifi was a bonus. I would definitely recommend this apartment and Mirna as a host, I'll be looking here first the next time I travel to London.
The place is really nice and in a good position. The house is very comfort with everything you need inside. I did not meet the owner during those days but there was a woman waiting for me there. She was super polite, nice and really available to explain me everything. I really recommend the place if you want to visit the city!!!