About This Listing
A bright and spacious room with balcony and a view of City skyscrapers in a quiet area just minutes away from two underground stations, bus stops, Tesco supermarket and other amenities.
Bright and spacious double room with a balcony available for a short term let.
The room has a double sofa bed and all bedding and towels are provided. There are also few shelves, armchair, table and music equipment (radio + cd player) with speakers.
There (email hidden) in the flat.
Guests are also free to use flat's kitchen, toilet and bathroom with a bath/shower in it.
The flat itself is located just about 3 minutes walk from Bow Road tube station (District Line and Hammersmith & City Line, zone 2) and 5-7 minutes from Bow Church DLR station and Mile End tube station (Central and District Lines, zone 2) . Buses (25, 205) stop there and run mostly 24 hours a day. There are also direct buses from/to Stansted Airport that stop at the same place, with a journey time of about 45 minutes door-to-door.
The Olympic site is less than 10 minutes away, the City of London is accessible within 10-15 minutes, and the West End can be reached within half an hour.
The neighbourhood is quiet and nice, there is a nice Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park from 19th century just outside the house. Busy Bow Road is just couple minutes away, there is Tesco supermarket and many other shops and restaurants on it.
This is a really great place to stay and be just in between the Olympic site and the Central London!
Please do not loose the key with a token, otherwise we will have to charge you £50 for the replacement.
Please wash your dishes and clean after yourself in the kitchen.
Using washing machine is not permitted.
No guests allowed.
La stanza è molto spaziosa, accogliente e pulita. Inoltre, gode di una fantastica visuale (dal balconcino presente). Galina, la signora che vive in casa, è molto gentile e anche MOLTO attenta alle regole della casa. Soggiorno molto piacevole, consiglio vivamente. La casa è nella zona 2 e la metro è a due minuti a piedi.
The flat was very nice, beautiful and comfortable. Galindo and His brother are very friendly. I recommned this location for any person who travel to London
Perfect price, perfect location, huge room, huge flat (which is very uncommon for London), super clean (also very uncommon in London) & Galina is really kind and hospitable. Unfortunately the bed/sofa is quite firm and saggy so it's not the very best sleep you'll get. However I'm definitely recommending this!
The location is perfect. It is near the tube. So I can find it easily. And also, you can get to the center of the london within about 20minutes by the tube. Last but not least, the host is very kind and generous :)
I've read some other reviews before writing my own, there are several positive aspect and some negatives, but the global experience was very positive.
We was there to visit the city, so we stay in house as few as possible.
+ There are several (a lot) house rules, but all of them were explained in a simple way.
+ The neighborhood was really good.
+ The position is AMAZING to visit the city. There is a metro station really close (2-3 mins), and is served also by 24 hours bus line (25) and nightbus.
+ The room was clean and nice and big.
- The host turn off the wifi router during night/day, as we try to backup photo online when we are not at home, this was a bit problematic.
- Unfortunately Viktorija was not the actual host, but her relatives Galina, and I had only Viktorija phone number. When I contact Viktorija because of the missing hairdryer, she told us that the guest one was broken and to buy a new one (we buy a new one for £20), when we arrived home we found the host one on the table (the host wants to share her private one).
- There are some problems with shower/toilet drains (for you can't drop toilet paper in toilet). This makes toilet experience a bit uncomfortable.
- The bathroom was a bit cold.
- The room has no key, you can't lock the room when you leave the house, and the house has one more guest room.
As told before, the complex experience was positive. If you want to visit the city as tourist and you can adapt a bit this solution is perfect.
I would like to be as objective as possible because I think Viktorija is very helpful and responsive and I thank her for that. Unfortunately, Viktorija was not the actual host, but her mother in law, Galina was...
From the first moment of our arrival she made us feel unwelcome and cautious, with her attitude and all the "rules" that she described. We understood and followed all of them because we didn't want to create a bad atmosphere, but still there were certain things that made us feel uncomfortable and even irritated. For example, she provided only one set of towels for two people and when we asked for a second, she gave unwillingly one the next day. She also waited for every chance she could get to turn off the wifi router, even very early in the morning. The bathroom was cold since there is no heating in it and the water was not warm enough. When I asked her about the toiletries (shampoo, bath foam) she told me in a demeaning way that I could buy some from the supermarket and when I asked about the hairdryer, she told us that the previous guest had broken it and she didn't have one. As a consequence, we did not take a shower or washed hair for 3 days!!! That was the reason that we left one day earlier than we had planned and decided to stay in a hotel...
Apart from Galina's rude attitude, the apartment was located in a safe and nice area, near the Underground and the DLR station and the bus stop.
I would suggest that the apartment is for one or two nights stay only and not for more. I would also like to propose that if she is uncomfortable about letting people in her house, they could just retract this apartment from Airbnb.
Mis padres vinieron a visitarme a Londres 6 días y reserve esta habitación para ellos.
Ubicación, cerca del metro y del supermercado, habitación limpia y ordenada, cocina y baño limpios, calefacción, wifi.
Cuando le pregunte a la anfitriona por la hora en la que podíamos hacer el check in no me contesto. La señora que vivía allí fue muy grosera cuando nos explico todas las normas de la casa. No entiendo porque alquila las habitaciones si no le gusta tener gente en su casa. En cuanto podía apagaba el wifi. Uno de los días entro en la habitación cuando mis padres no estaban allí.
Así que a pesar de encontrar el piso limpio y ordenado, el trato de los anfitriones no fue para nada lo que esperábamos ni creo que fuera lo correcto. Si te dedicas a esto, asume las consecuencias de meter gente en tu casa.
My parents came to london to visit me for 6 days and I booked this room for them.
Location, near the tube and supermarket, room clean and tidy, clean kitchen and bathroom, heating, wifi.
When I asked the host the time we could do the chek in, she didn't answer.
The woman who lived in the house was very rude when she explained to us all the house rules. Whenever she could, she turned off the wifi. She went in to the room when my parents were not there.
Although the flat was very clean and nice, the way the host treated us the first day wasn't what we expected and I don't think it was the correct way. If you offer your rooms, make sure you are going to be happy with people at your house.
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About the Host, Vicky
My husband and I run a bicycle shop and have lived in London for 5 years now, so feel free to ask for some tips where to go for sightseeing or what to do in the local area. And if you are keen cyclist, we'll show you the best places to cycle in London!
Hence, we would like to invite you to enjoy my mother-in-law Galina's spacious and wonderful apartment. She's got couple rooms that she's not using since my hubby and I moved away and is happy to share it with travellers as she loves meeting new people and can give you lots of advice living in London for more than 10 years! Although Galina works a lot and is rarely at home, we always find a way to meet guests at their convenience.
We've used Airbnb ourselves while travelling in other countries and just loved it. Hope after staying at Galina's you'll love it too!