About This Listing
****£45 sale is applicable for last minute bookings for up to two nights - tonight or tomorrow ***
6 PEOPLE = £28 per person, per night - cheaper than a youth hostel!
***Three different apartments available - Just ask!***
The apartment that you are looking at, is one of three, newly refurbished beautiful apartments available.
* Whole Private Studio apartment
* Sleeps up to 6 people - 1 large king bed (that folds up into the wall) - one double sofa bed and two fold up single beds
* Seperate shower room
* Fully Equipped kitchen
*Nearest tube - 7 minutes walk
*Nearest bus stop - 2 minutes walk (direct buses to British Museum, V&A museum, Natural History, Royal Albert Hall)
* Portobello Road - 10 mins walk
* Kensington Gardens - 15 mins walk
* Westbourne Grove (20 different restaurants, boutiques, supermarkets) - 5 mins walk
* Central London (Bond Street, Oxford Street, Leicester Square, Covent Garden) -10 mins tube ride.
*Check-in strictly after 12 noon (unless otherwise
*Check-out strictly at 10am (unless otherwise agreed)
****Please note guys, wifi is indeed available via a hotspot, and is therefore not free of charge, HOWEVER should you wish to use a complimentary, preloaded SIM card for your tablet, just ask! ****
Spend your well-earned vacation in a smart, bright and newly refurbished studio apartment housed within the traditional London Town house, just moments away from the most famous market in the world!
Please do note, this is not a massive apartment, (350 square feet approximately) but it is indeed a great, budget friendly option when booking for 5 or 6 guests, and it offers an entirely private, smart space complete with private shower room and kitchen in one of the most beautiful, expensive and sought after London locations.
Complete with traditional Georgian sash windows, washer/dryer, shower room and an extra fold-down double bed, it can sleep up to four easily.
It's worth mentioning that as these are Georgian windows - this is traditional, listed Georgian Central London building folks! - which means no unslightly double glazing!
On your arrival, the wall bed will be pulled down and set up ready for sleeping, but you are very welcome to push it back up and remake it into a sofa!
Being on the 3rd floor offers a wonderful view of London life, although please note, it has no lift, but will certainly keep you fit!
Perfectly positioned, Kensington Palace & Gardens is a short walk away, (the other side of which is the one and only Harrods); the nearest tube station is only 7 minutes walk away and the fabulous tea rooms, cafés and restaurants of Westbourne Grove are only one street away!
Sleeping 6 people : 6 PEOPLE = £28 per person, per night - cheaper than a hostel!
Perfect budget friendly accomodation for those of you looking to book for 5 or 6 guests, with two fold away single beds, which can be swiftly tucked away during the day - along with the double sofa bed - so great for a larger family looking for an economical alternative to an expensive hotel family room - or has it has often been used, as a great nook for a group of friends on a budget, getting ready altogether for a big London night out!
Check out is at 10am, and check in time runs from 12 noon; Fortunately, the key collection can be accessed at anytime during the day or night, so late travellers need not worry, but please definitely let me know if it's going to be later than 10pm.
I can potentially be flexible about the 10am check out time, provided the apartment has no other guests checking in on the day you leave, just drop me a line to discuss. In which case, should any potential guests wishing to book have their travel itinerary handy at the time of enquiry, I'd be most grateful!
If I might also kindly stress to any potential guest that once you and i have arranged your booking, it is really quite essential that you let me know at least an approximate time by which you expect to arrive. It's also really very important that if you are running late, you do keep me informed; So please do ensure that you travel with a mobile phone from which you can call, text or e-mail me!
****Please also note, as I work very long (and very strange hours!) it may not be possible for me to actually meet you with the keys, at the apartment address.
In which case, the keys will be left with a concierge at a second, (very close-by!) address. ****
Any questions, please do ask, I'm always very happy to do my best to accommodate!
Interaction with Guests
I work some really weird hours, so it's more than likely that I won't be there in person to meet you, but please don't take it personally!
I am ALWAYS available via phone, text or sms, Airbnb message system or email, so should there be ANYTHING at all you need, contact me anytime, day or night!
Other Things to Note
If you could please be aware, although I usually do have the basic toiletries and cleaning supplies available for you - these will be found under the kitchen sink, or in the bathroom - in order to keep the costs of hosting to a minimum, I do believe it the responsibility of the guest to bring their own personal toiletries, their own food, their own trash bags, their own washing/cleaning supplies, should they wish to use any.
If I could ask guests to not use any unopened toiletries, or sundries that can be found in my wardrobe, these are my own personal supply.
There are several shops, only a few minutes away, which supply all of these things should you wish to not bring any with you.
If I could politely ask all guests to treat my parents apartment with the same care and respect as they would do their own, remembering that it is indeed a home, not just a rental apartment and that all belongings and furniture are personal to them and hand picked, just like any other household.
Therefore if guests could be sure to use the provided coasters and place mats to avoid any damage to furniture, I'd be very grateful.
Please do not use any of my unused, personal toiletries or sundries that are housed within my wardrobe, these are my personal effects.
When using the washer/dryer, please ensure that all pockets are emptied of any coins, pins, tissues or anything else that might block the filter!
I don't have a bin, I find the flat is a little too compact for this, so implement the use of ordinary plastic store/shop bags which can be conveniently disposed of everyday, at the council dumpsters at the end of the road, (situated at both the left and the right of the building, less than 1 minute walk away.)
Should you prefer to use trash bags, please look to purchase your own.
Please do ensure that you dispose of all of your own rubbish.
Please wash any dishes that you use, and generally tidy up - I'm sorry to have to say, but due to some past experiences with guests - should the apartment be left in a unpleasant or very dirty state, photos will be taken and an extra cleaning fee may be taken from your deposit.
I would prefer if guests would please avoid inviting strangers, or people they have just met up into my apartment, although friends are of course allowed!
Also, please do be aware that this is a residential block, and that noise should be kept to a minimum.
Other than that, make yourself absolutely at home!
Appartement très beau et très bien placé à côté de Nothing hill et pas loin du métro (5/7 min à pieds !)
Par contre, il ne s'agit que d'une seule pièce avec un lit et un canapé lit . Ok pour 4, mais pour 6 !? les deux derniers doivent dormir par terre sur une chauffeuse .. bof !
Mais sinon, rien à dire, convient parfaitement pour 4 !
Merci beaucoup !
Amazing location in the city,shops and restaurants are just a few minutes walk around the corner. On the other hand, beds were very uncomfortable and the bed sheets from the previous renter was left on the mattress on the sofa bed... When we arrived we learned that the cleaner had forgot to clean the apartment so we have to wait for an hour in a coffee shop. We never met Sophia. I can't recommend a stay in this flat unfortunately.
So sorry about your experience at the apartment Guillaume, and that you found the beds uncomfortable! I intend to look into this immediately. There is some confusion about the cleaner however, as it is not that he "forgot" to clean the apartment, but instead was running late due to the tube strikes...unfortunately these things do happen, and he and I did our very best to inconvenience you as little as possible, with you dropping your bags and collecting the keys, I'm surprised to hear now how disappointed you were as you seemed perfectly understanding and sympathetic at the time...I do hope that this change in attitude isn't as a result of my being unable to accomodate your late check out request, as that would be somewhat unfair - as you did leave it until 1am on the day of your check out to request it, and by that time there was little that I could do when expecting the next guest's arrival at noon that day. As I explained to you at the time, had you asked me earlier, I would have done everything to accomodate you. Many thanks :-)
The flat was quiet, comfortable and clean, Sophia was very nice and she went out of her way to make sure everything was perfect for me.. I only stayed for a couple days but I highly recommend it Xx
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About the Host, Sophia
I'm a 34 year old market trader, spending my weekends at the famous Portobello Market sourcing and selling vintage clothing, homeware and interiors. I've always loved antiques and vintage finds and so, am very lucky to do what I love, in a place that I love. London is my real home and a place that I can't see myself leaving, I thrive on everything that it has to offer! I also massively enjoy being a homemaker; creating the perfect atmosphere in the place where one is to stay is very important to me, and my aim above all is to give family and guests a " home from home" experience, where they feel welcome and at ease.
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