Cosy Kensington Gardens apartment!!

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Hyde Park Gate, London, England SW7, United Kingdom

Kensington Gardens are just a few steps away from this warm and inviting 1BR apartment in the heart of London. The flat features a bedroom with an en suite bathroom, and can accommodate up to 4 people. The kitchen is fully equipped, en-suite bathroom

The Space

Kensington 1 bedroom apartment in front of Hyde Park and opposite Kensington Palace - the former home of Princess Diana, and the opulent Kensington Gardens surrounding the Palace.

Cozy apartment with en-suite bathroom in the heart of London. The building has a lift and a porter. There is also an extra wc. In the living room there is a table with 4 chairs, Cable TV, wireless internet and unlimited local calls. The kitchen is fully equipped and it has fridge, microwave etc.

The apartment also has a private terrace with a bench, planters and garden chairs.

Suitable also for families with kids!

Please note that the restoration of the building which caused some inconveniences to few of my guests were finished on December 5th, 2012!

If you wish to arrive or depart earlier or later than it is designated here, please contact me and we will work something out. I had to change my policy due to another airbnb user who abused the word "flexible". I apologize on his behalf.

Initially there was a washing machine in the apartment, but several guests missused it which damaged the washing machine 3 times in 5 months, I had to remove it. I apologize for that! There is a public washing machine place close by.

Parties and gatherings of more than 8 people are STRICTLY forbidden!

There is a lovely "village" like neighborhood nearby with local shops and a great local pubs. Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens is across the street,15min walk to the V&A, Natural History Museum and then from there 10min to Harrods. Also close by are The Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gardens, Holland Park, and the famous London Oratory Church.

The Neighborhood

Very close to Gloucestor Road Underground Station on the Piccadilly line (really super for DIRECT transfers from Heathrow) as well as the Circle and District Lines and Kensington High Street (Circle and Disrict underground lines).

Super Security

The apartment also has complete street security at night, with night guards patrolling the streets - so ULTRA-SAFE (at no extra cost).

Trendy Area

Kensington and Chelsea is in the very center of London, and is the city's most fashionable residential address. The area is home to a bevy of stylish shops and delicious restaurant, you will never be short of places to dine out. Also just a short walk away you will find Kensington Gardens which is great place to go have a picnic in fine weather.

Getting around

Note Worthy Close Destinations

1. Wholefoods is just down the road on Kensington High Street

2. Da Mario's Pizzeria (Princess Diana's favorite pizzeria) is two streets away

3. High class dining is available at l' Etrager

4. As well as Launceston Place

5. Museums abound in the area: The Natural History Musuem

6. The Science Museum

7. For music lovers, the Royal Albert Hall is a few streets away

Other Things to Note

The maid has been changed after few complains of guests. Since February 15th there is a new person taking care of the apartment!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 1
Extra people: $52 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $1383 /week
Monthly Price: $5533 /month
Security Deposit: $432
Cleaning Fee: $95
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • This apartment is in a very pretty location - directly across from Kensington Gardens. There are bus stops almost directly in front of the building. There is also a public bike stand just inside the park, and it is a pleasant walk directly across the park to the north side, where there is more public transportation. The local tube stops are a few blocks away, about 10 mins walk, so the bus is easier. But when we left, we walked down Gloucester Rd. and took the tube directly to the Heathrow terminal, and that was very convenient.
    The apartment is very close to Kensington High Street, which has many shops and restaurants.
    Makis was very prompt in communication and kindly sent a list of local information about restaurants, etc. He had someone waiting at the apartment to let us in when we arrived, which we appreciated very much.
    The apartment is compact. The sofa bed was surprisingly comfortable, at least for one person, and there is a small galley kitchen and a table for 4. Some recent updating of the bathrooms is very nice, and it would be great to have a bit more updating in the rest of the apartment. The terrace is a nice size - along with the windows, it faces the interior air column of the building. The weather wasn't warm enough to use it when we were there, but it will be very pleasant later on in the spring and summer, once it has been cleaned up from the winter. During our visit, the apartment was very quiet and peaceful.

    March 2014
    Mak
    Response from Mak:

    I will be happy to host you again! Thank you for your kind words and review!

  • Great location and place.

    Just one piece of advice: your mobile may not be working inside the apartment.

    February 2014
    Mak
    Response from Mak:

    Thank you Paolo. Happy to host you again!

  • Great location at Hyde Park Gate. Good contact with the owner.

    January 2014
    Mak
    Response from Mak:

    Happy to host you again on your next visit to London!
    Thank you for everything!

  • Staying at Mak's apartment was good. It is a great location, and very easy to get to the main centre of London. South Kensington is a lovely area to stay, beautiful and green and Hyde park is across the road. The apartment had most things, the kitchenware is a little dated. The apartment wasn't ultra clean (ie carpet in the bedroom), but I am probably a little pedantic about this.

    Mak was fantastic, really responsive and helpful. Thanks Mak!

    January 2014
    Mak
    Response from Mak:

    Thank you Sandy! The carpet in the bedroom is white (unfortunately) and most guests do not respect that fact and step on it with their shoes, which makes it dirty really fast. We will try harder though :)

  • We spent Christmas and New Year's at Mak's place. It was just perfect, spacious and convenient from the large secure flat to location across from Hyde Park. Also, my husband left his camera one morning in the lobby by accident. When we got back from site seeing that afternoon the security person came and returned it to us. Safe, wonderful and quiet building. We were very happy with our stay!

    January 2014
    Mak
    Response from Mak:

    You are more than welcome to stay there again!

  • The flat is in a great location .A lot of shops and restaurants and a very good transportation just next door.
    The flat has everything you need and more!!! it is look like Makis think of everything that you can need. nothing is missing.
    The flat also has a nice and big terrace that you can sit outside.
    A very good wi-fi access all over the flat.
    And Makis- the host- is one of a kind. very honest and trustworthy.
    Always attentive and ready to help with anything above and beyond.
    Thank you Makis for being what you are!!

    December 2013
    Mak
    Response from Mak:

    Speechless... Thank you for your very kind words!

  • The flat's location is truly excellent, right across from Hyde Park. It's very convenient and close to shops, grocery stores and restaurants. And only few minutes walk to the tube stations. The flat is comfortable and clean. The living room is spacious with a nice and cozy kitchen that has everything we need. The bedroom is comfortable and the bathroom was just perfect for us. In addition there is a large terrace that we couldn't use as it was too cold at the time of our stay but it was nevertheless an added value. Mac our host was always accomodating and friendly and assisted us before our arrival and during our stay. We really enjoyed our stay in this flat.

    November 2013
    Mak
    Response from Mak:

    Thank you very much! I will be happy to host you again!

  • The location is fantastic and the flat lovely. Kensington/Hyde park is literally across the street, great shopping and restaurants nearby; three tube stops are within walking distance, as is the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Natural History Museum and the Science Museum. Our host was very accommodating.

    We were in London to see our daughter who is studying abroad. The flat was large enough for us to invite some of her friends over for a small wine and cheese party.

    Once the construction is completed around the building and the terrace becomes available, it will be a lovely spot.

    November 2013
  • The stay in Mak's apartment was easilymorganized as he was really responsive and had additional recommendations for us. The apartment is really cozy and clean and at a super location! We had some issues and Makis was very helpful and tried to solve it quickly.

    November 2013
    Mak
    Response from Mak:

    Thank you you Benita. I will be happy to host you again on your next visit to London

  • Very nice apartment across the Kensigton park.
    Contact with Mark was very easy and everything was in order.
    I recommend this apartment to everybody.

    November 2013
    Mak
    Response from Mak:

    Thank you very much! Happy to host you again on your next visit to London!

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