About this listing
A brand new and modern ensuite studio minutes away from Victoria Station in Central London.
If you are looking for a beautiful, comfortable and spacious private studio in the centre of the most vibrant city in Europe, we highly recommend you staying at our studio.
*** LOCATION ***
The studio is situated literally 8 minutes away from Victoria Station. Victoria Station is one of the biggest train, tube and bus stations in London.There you have access to three different tube lines (Victoria, Circle and District lines); Express trains to Gatwick airport and South West England; coaches to all the main airports - Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Luton. Also Trains and Coaches to many different cities throughout England and Europe.
By bus, tube, cab or even walking you can get to all of these places or landmarks within 25 minutes from the flat:
Big Ben and London Eye
Tate Britain Museum
Trafalgar Square, National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery
Leicester Square and Covent Garden
Saint James Park and Green Park
Hyde Park and South Kensington Palace
Soho and China Town
Madame Tussauds and Baker Street
*** NOW, ABOUT THE STUDIO ***
It’s a bright, clean, modern, stylish and very comfortable ensuite studio flat. Maintained to a high standard, perfect for a couple or a single traveller.
It is in a recently renovated traditional Victorian House. The studio has its own toilet and shower facilities, separate kitchen in the floor upstairs and outdoor patio. The kitchen is fully equipped with all the essentials required for your own catering needs be it a quick breakfast or a romantic dinner.
- Clean linen and towels provided for each guest; depending on the length of stay they will be changed on a weekly basis;
- Complimentary bottle of wine upon arrival
- Free Wi-Fi internet connection
- Candles to warm up the atmosphere
- Wardrobe with hangers and chest of drawers to store your belongings
- Private bathroom with shower
- Modern and fully equipped kitchen
- Free mini bar with water, juice and soft drinks, beer and snacks
- Free tea and coffee making amenities
- Free light breakfast
- Maps and events flyers to help you to enjoy the city
- A professional washing machine and dryer is available in the communal area of the building.
- A Large variety of restaurants, cafes, and authentic local English pubs are around.
- Within one minute distance there are – English, Italian, Indian, Thai, French, Spanish, Brazilian, Mexican restaurants available
- Supermarkets (Sainsbury’s, Marks and Spencer and Tesco) and Italian Delicatessen within 3-7 minute distance
- Cash ATMs within 2 minutes distance
- Fresh bakeries and coffee shops such as Cafe Nero, Pret a Manger, Le Pain Quotidien, Pimlico Fresh and Pauls within one block
- Smaller convenience stores / corner shops
*** HOW TO ARRIVE ***
No matter through which airport or train station you use to arrive in London, there is always an easy way to get to us. Just let us know in advance and I will tell you how!
If there is anything else that is unclear, please do not hesitate to contact me before you book.
we passed a very goods weekend at studio 9. alessandro and carole are very kind and help us so much. this studio is just near the victoria station which is easy to go to every important place of london . recommande .
The directions provided to the flat were perfect, it was very easy to get in, which was helpful because we had battled the massive tube strike all day and were tired. There was a bottle of wine upon arrival, and the flat was tidy. The location was amazing. We booked here specifically for the balcony, which was very quiet and quaint. We ate dinner out here both nights and really it was the highlight of our stay.
As other reviewers have stated, the stairs were more like a ladder, which was fine for us. The flat was missing a corkscrew and paper towels, which I e-mailed to Alessandro and his housekeeper brought us some the very next morning. This level of attention was very much appreciated and really shows how the host is willing to go above and beyond.
Of note, there were no candles as advertised, which we were looking forward to as we were celebrating our anniversary. And though the "free mini bar" was advertised and we were very much looking forward to it, there was only one of everything for us to share: one beer, one orange juice, etc and I wish there had been at least one per person (or even one per person per day). The "free light breakfast" was cereal and milk, which again we very much appreciated, but we didn't have much choice as it was basically special K or cocoa pebbles. Basically if you're booking this flat for these amenities, don't go in with too high of expectations.
El departamento es tan como se lo muestra en las fotos, cómodo, limpio, y con lo necesario para una estadía. La cocina está bien equipada, el balcón es muy lindo y el baño es cómodo. Las únicas cosas que no nos gustaron tanto fueron el tamaño de la cama (muy pequeña para 2 personas), y la escalera hacia la cocina (muy empinada). Otro detalle que no conocíamos es que el departamento en sí no cuenta con lavarropas (a pesar de que en la descripción así lo indica). El lavarropas es de uso común para el edificio y cuesta 3,50 libras utilizarlo. Para nosotros fue un detalle importante, ya que al no estar dentro del departamento hay que utilizarlo en un horario determinado, y nosotros durante el día estábamos fuera, paseando, por lo que no lo pudimos usar -y realmente contábamos con eso ya que veníamos de un viaje largo. Además, con el precio del departamento considero que no debería cobrarse aparte por el uso del lavarropas.
El barrio (Pimlico) nosotros ya lo conocíamos de un viaje anterior y por eso lo volvimos a elegir. Es una zona hermosa, todo queda cerca (estación de tren, estación de buses, metro, autobús, además de poder ir caminando a las principales zonas turísticas). Hay restaurantes, pubs, supermercados, etc a pocos pasos del departamento.
Algo para destacar es que al momento del check out, pudimos dejar nuestro equipaje en el departamento durante unas horas, hasta irnos al aeropuerto. Tanto el check in como el check out funcionan muy rápido, ya que si bien no hay una persona que nos haya recibido, pudimos obtener las llaves sin problemas. Cuando llegamos, en la cocina había una botella de vino de regalo, así como también algunas cosas básicas en la heladera/cocina, tal como leche, cereales, café, etc.
Quedamos muy satisfechos con el departamento y con la atención de Alessandro vía mail.
Leonardo y Angeles.
We had a great time staying at Alessandro's flat. Alessandro was very clear and quick in his communications, which we appreciated and made the check in/out very easy. The location was perfect in our perspective, a very easy walk/Tube ride away from most interesting London neighbourhoods and sights. Alessandro's neighbour was quiet but offered many pubs, grocery and restaurant options just outside his door.
Other reviews mentioned the steep stairs and smallness of the flat, both are correct. The stairs from the first to the second floor are very, very steep, more like a ladder. This is something to keep in mind when booking, although I think the 2nd floor may be accessible from the normal outside hallway, so that is another option to access the second floor. The flat is very small but offers everything one needs while exploring the city, although my normal sized husband found the shower a bit claustrophobic. The flat was very clean - we give it a 5/5 for cleanliness.
Special bonus points, we emailed Alessandro requesting a floor fan, which was delivered by the time we got home. Great place and great host.
Alessandro e-mailed us all the necessary details about the house before we arrived, so we had no problem getting there. He left a map and a bottle of wine on the kitchen table, that was very welcoming. The neighbourhood is absolutely lovely, nice and quiet, and close to Victoria Station (where you can catch the train from and to Gatwick Airport and the tube) and a fifteen minutes walk to Buckingham Palace.
The house itself is not very big, but big enough for two (a couple). Do mind your step when you go up and down the stairs inside the apartment, they are very steep.
We would definitely recommend this apartment to other people.
Everything was great, nice location in a quiet neighborhood. The pictures of the apartment were accurate, simple and clean. Makes for a great base to explore the city. Close to Victoria tube line and a couple grocery store options nearby.
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About the Host, Alessandro
I'm brazilian from Sao Paulo living in London since April 2009.
I'd describe myself as a passionate, enthusiastic and proactive person. I'm always following my dreams because they come true. I think every day is a good day!
Actually I'm running my own business, a property management company that cares about people.
I love cooking, wines, coffee, breath taking views, spending time with my family. I have a special passion for my close "soul" friends.
I'm crazy about traveling and all the discoveries I make every time I meet new people and visit new places.