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Kensington Olympia Apartment
Kensington Olympia Apartment
5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
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This is an elegant and spacious 2 bedroom apartment with high ceilings & large balcony is located in the popular area of Brook Green, Kensington. Funky gastropubs, restaurants and shops and first class access to London’s bus and tube network.

The space

This is an elegant and compact apartment with high ceilings located in the popular area of Brook Green with funky gastropubs and shops and first class access to London’s bus and tube network.

A light and airy 603 square foot first floor flat, this property has a fabulous balcony that runs the entire width of the property. Used as a bolthole in the city by its artistic owners who live in the countryside, this property makes an ideal base from which to explore London.

The flat comprises a bright, light filled sitting room, a well-fitted eat-in kitchen, a double bedroom, a single bedroom with a solid, 3ft wide bunk bed, a bijoux bathroom with small bath and shower and a separate WC. The sitting room has a freeview TV and DVD player, radio and ipod player. The flat also has WiFi and a pay-as-you-go phone will be available to guests.

The bunk bed in the second bedroom makes this an ideal apartment for families or sharers. It is close to the shops and cafes in Brooke Green as well as a children’s playground and also within walking distance of the new Westfield Shopping centre and beautiful Holland Park.

Also within walking distance are several acclaimed gastropubs, bars and restaurants, cinema’s and the theatres and concert venues in Hammersmith.

Guest access

The whole house including the full-width balcony overlooking Maclise Road

Interaction with guests

We personally greet all of our guests and provide 24/7 help and advice with anything during your stay.

Family/kid friendly
Wireless Internet
Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $137
Weekly Discount: 9%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 bunk bed
Common spaces
1 floor mattress
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is flexible

Parties and gatherings are NOT permitted under any circumstances. We do not allow more than 6 people (including children) to be in the house at any time during your stay.
We reserve the right to evict guests who choose to ignore this rule. Any parties will be stopped immediately and all guests will be asked to leave the house. No refund will be given if this happens.

I am sorry if the above sounds harsh but this is the only way we can be absolutely clear on this point and help maintain the very high quality of this amazing apartment.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
3 nights minimum stay

40 Reviews

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Lindsey User Profile
July 2017
Overall our stay was very pleasant. The house was as described and fairly comfortable for us 5 adults. The only problem we had was the wifi connection was intermittent then entire stay. The area was very nice and we enjoyed walking around the neighborhood. It was very close to transit and restaurants.

Tom User Profile
August 2015
This was not a good experience for us. The apartment had not been cleaned after the previous renters. Dirty sheets on the beds, rotting food on the kitchen counters, dirty piles of towels in the bathroom. They got a cleaner to show up that day, but we didn’t get access to a clean apartment until later in the evening – and there were still no clean sheets or towels… It would have helped if we had been met at the apartment as promised – not directed to a lock-box with keys. Pre-visit communications went unanswered unless I started a message with “PLEASE RESPOND”. The location is great, and the apartment itself is comfortable and spacious.

Neha User Profile
July 2015
We spent 5 fun days in London and had a great stay in this flat. We quickly learned the nearest tube and bus and found the location a nice change from the overly crowded tourist areas. Thanks so much to Rowan for his hospitality! We loved our stay!

Tom User Profile
June 2015
Our stay at Rowan's place in Kensington was very enjoyable. Peter whom met us was very helpful. The place was a good value for a family traveling in London. Easy access to tube. Convenient for restuarants etc... My only negative comment would be regarding the Trash receptacle and general cleanliness of the flat. Could use a once over and a new enclosure for the trash would go a long way to making this a perfect stay. All in all I would grade it an A-.

Howard User Profile
April 2015
1. This is a wonderful location and the property, while small, is VERY practical. I never met Rowan, nor Peter, but through texting, phone, and email I had full confidence that they were accessible in the event of an emergency. 2. For my two young (8 and 11 yo) daughters, this was a perfect property. It had bunk beds and enough room to feel like a home. 3. The master bedroom was VERY cold and I learned that the heating system for the room was faulty. This turned out to be a relatively small concern since the weather was generally mild while we were in London. I have been assured that this will be fixed so it should not be a concern in the future. 4. The neighborhood was very quiet, especially compared with similar neighborhoods I have experienced in Washington D.C and NYC. We felt very safe, coming and going early and late. The Barons court tube stop is a 13 minute enjoyable walk. The Kensington Olympia stop is 3-4 minutes away but often times less convenient. The number 9 bus is a fantastic way to come back at night, leaving you 3 minutes away from the flat. 5. Amenities are spare: towels and hairdryer. No soap or sundries otherwise.

Miller User Profile
November 2014
We had a lovely stay at this apartment and would recommend it to anyone! It is a very comfortable flat in a great location. We were sad when it was time to leave!

Jen User Profile
August 2014
We had a snafu at check in, but it was resolved just fine and totally easily once we were in touch. Otherwise, the stay was absolutely terrific. The space was warm and inviting and we really enjoyed ourselves. One thing to note: the 5th bed is actually just a mat on the floor. Perfectly fine for our 11year old son, but a possible nasty surprise for an adult!

London, United KingdomJoined in December 2011
Rowan User Profile

(I'm the one with the moustache by the way)
I love finding hidden gems in London... last weekend we discovered the best falafel wrap from a little stall on Golborne road (close to Portobello Road).. Mouthwatering (and actually not at all un-healthy!).
Whether its an off the wall indie coffee shop with a magical secret blend or a new exhibition at one of the amazing museums, there is just so much going on here it makes it a truly exciting place to be.

We have been hosting holiday-makers from all over the world for more than 5 years now and pride ourselves on the qualty of our homes and of our service (always with a smile and we like to think we are as accommodating as humanly possible).

We live in the same area as all of our properties and are bringing up our 2 children here. We love what we do and the fact that it gives us more time together as a family is a huge bonus.

If I'm not in London, I'm probably in the heart of mid-Wales, getting some mud on my boots and enjoying the lack of traffic and parking meters :)

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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