About this listing
A simple double bedroom with private ensuite shower/toilet in heart of London's Soho/China Town.
This is a double room with its own shower and toilet, so no need to share with anyone else.
The location is great, West End of London. You can't be any more central than this. Hundreds of restaurants, bars, theatres and museums nearby, all with in less than 5min walk. Do expect some noise as it's backed onto restaurants.
Our rooms are simply decorated and are clean and comfortable.
We don't really have a kitchen in the flat, because with so many restaurants are around, our guests are out all the time enjoying their London experience and food. There is a toaster and kitchen sink and mini fridge.
Fast Wifi is included. We can do some basic washings for you (1 load a week), or laundry services can be ordered easily from local supplier. Bedding and a bath towel for each guest is provided. However if you are fussy about towels, then please bring your own towels, we wash our own towels and they are not going to be fluffy and sparkling white.
There is no TV as I couldn't get TV aerial installed.
I am a very honest and down to earth person, I want you to be aware of any potential issues before hand and be happy with any bookings you make with me. If there's anything you need, just ask and we shall try our best to help you. We live and work next door with our family. One thing I do ask our guests is that please be considerate to all others who are living in this block and absolutely no smoking anywhere inside the block.
Also I'd like to draw your attention to the fact that this is Airbnb, not a hotel and you are in people's private homes. We do our best to make sure everyone has a great time, but we don't run like a hotel and we are working families, so we are not around 24/7.
Another thing just to be clear -- the flat backs onto restaurants and pubs, there're some noise especially on Fridays and Saturdays upto midnight, it can be too loud for some people.
Interaction with Guests
We don't interact much with guests apart from check-in, as the rooms are self contained. But we are contactable if there's any problem.
Great location, theatres, cinemas and lots of restaurants, cafes within minutes of walking.
Very easy by public transport. In the very centre of London.
No smoking anywhere in the building.
During the first half of my stay, there was a heating problem - too hot. Unable to lower it because the controller was in the adjacent room. Having resolved that problem eventually with my host, a new one replaced it - too cold. Almost a comedy!
However, the best part of Jenny’s place was Location, Location, Location! How thrilling to be right slap bang in the middle of Soho Chinatown. Roast ducks hanging everywhere, steaming dim sum trays stacked next door! Short strolls to Covent Garden, Trafalgar Sq, the Thames, Haymarket..
And being able to drop off shopping bags (SALE!) frequently back into the room! I normally dislike walking around with any amount of bags so that was truly godsend.
WiFi speed was also very impressive. Hot water was always available. Outside noise wasn’t a big issue, even with the window opened.
Notre séjour s'est très bien passé.
Avant notre arrivée, Helen nous a envoyés toutes les informations nécessaires: les détails de l'adresse, un plan, une photo de l'immeuble, les indications pour trouver l'appartement et son numéro de téléphone pour prévenir de notre arrivée. Quelqu'un nous attendait à l'appartement afin de nous donner les clefs et nous montrer la chambre.
Nous n'avons pas eu la chambre représentée sur les photos, mais une chambre similaire en termes de qualité, parfaite pour 2 personnes, très bien équipée (petite kitchenette, salle de bains flambant neuve avec de l'eau chaude en permanence et chauffe-serviette...) et impeccablement propre. Nous y avons très bien dormi. Le quartier est très animé, mais la chambre reste calme. L'immeuble mériterait en revanche un petit coup de neuf.
Nous n'avons pas vu Helen lors de notre séjour, mais elle répond très rapidement aux messages en cas de souci: nous avons ainsi pu laisser nos bagages dans l'appartement familial le jour de notre départ, et venir les récupérer juste avant de reprendre le train, nous laissant une journée de balade tranquille.
L'appartement est très bien situé en plein centre de Londres, au beau milieu de Soho / Chinatown. Ce n'est pas le quartier le plus charmant, mais tout est à proximité.
En résumé, nous recommandons cette chambre sans aucun souci.
Very accommodating person. Helps the guests to definitely come back. Am already fixing my 3rd stay at Helen's place in December. That's the best I can state.
A small but comfortable place in the heart of London. Everything was clean and tidy on our arrival, and there was no issue getting the keys or anything. Easy access from Chinatown and a nice quite break from the hectic urban life outside the building.
- Decent room, clean and legit.
- Very neat and helpful host.
- very good spot, central, ideal for a week-end in London
- very expensive compared to the flat standing (only one window that must stay closed due to outdoor noises)
- very hard to get hot water (prepare for cold showers)
I am sorry to hear that Paul had the hot water problem. I tested it when they reported to me and I couldn't find any problem, but informed them that they can use the alternative shower room if needed. As to the comment about one window. It's a room, and one window in a room is common. The window is normally closed in winter and we open it regularly let air in the morning for a short time.
I really enjoyed the stay! The room was exactly as advertised. The hosts were great and very helpful even when I needed their assistance late in the evening. The check-in process was easy and well organized the instructions after booking were very helpful. The location is unbeatable, central to everything. I would highly recommend this to travelers who want to be in this location.
I received a warm welcome from Ms. Yang who checked me in. The room was very clean and well appointed, with everything I needed for a short stay. You really couldn't ask for more from such a great location in central London!
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