About this listing
This is a home not a hotel - for the cost guests have lots of space with added benefit of it not being a flat but a whole little Notting Hill house with an outdoor terrace. The central location results in street noise but the bedroom is quiet.
This charming 1 bedroom with en-suite bathroom apartment is set within a whole self-contained house in the heart of trendy Notting Hill Gate.
With its own terrace, perfect for spring/summer breakfasts or dinner with friends - this charming but casual apartment is split across 3 levels with a separate kitchen. Let furnished. All mod cons with excellent wifi access. The Notting Hill Gate tube station is within 1 minute walk.
There are provisions in the kitchen for guests to enjoy if they arrive hungry after their trip: fresh milk, chocolates or cookies and some breakfast options. Guests are welcome to use all in the flat - home away from home.
Ideas for attractions in London can be provided at request. The host can be contacted any time for help if necessary.
The flat has had a variety of wonderful visitors, most have come from overseas for work or leisure. All guests have clean bedding, towels and bathroom stocked with necessary bits. Guests have frequently commented on the delightful location of the apartment especially the excellent travel links to any destination in this wonderful city.
The closeness to famous Portobello Road automatically results in a large variety of restaurants, bars, shops and the market to suit all tastes.
Apartment is modern but has those typically bohemian Notting Hill traces underlining the age of the house (built circa 150 years ago) and has a relaxed nature about it, like most of Notting Hill, it is quirky but comfortable - please note that the apartment is not a hotel room but a home. The apartment benefits from its own entrance from the famous and bustling street. The walls of the apartment are decorated with owner's art collection.
We look forward to welcoming you to our home!
A quick guide or a run through about the area and things to do in London.
There are lots of things to do locally. Firstly you are in Notting hill so you have to walk down (all the way) Portobello road which starts from my door step. There is a little Square near the bridge (at the end of Portobello) where you have a few Spanish Tapas - go for it! The Ladbroke Arms (posh local hang out) around the corner is great for locals and a very famous pub The Cow (great fish stew not expensive) is near there too (it's where Hugh Grant used to eat and drink with his friends).
Then if you walk the other way, you reach Hyde Park and Serpentine Gallery, the Summer Palace and the Orangery. Continue walking and you reach Oxford Street or you can walk diagonally across the park and you reach South Kensington with all the museums: V&A, National History, Science Museum and so on - a must if you are visiting London.
The tube runs from Notting Hill Gate, is a faster way to get from a to b and you have both Central Line and Circle that take you everywhere you need in London.
You must walk around Mayfair and go to the Dorchester Hotel for tea (very opulent) and go east to Angel or Shoreditch which is near the city, East London.
Take the river clippers (part of London tube service) and explore the South Bank (this is my favourite place) make sure you leave a whole day for this as you have the river bank and the famous Tate Modern and Shakespeare Globe (built during Shakespeare time and renovated recently).
Other Things to Note
Please note check in is at 4pm and check out is at 11 am.
If guests request earlier or later check in or out times, if bookings permit, we charge £50 extra. This is due to cleaning staff and extra arrangements required to accommodate alternative check in or out times.
Please note, those requiring extra bedding for additional use of the sofa bed must let us know in advance. Charges may apply.
Full rules will be provided on arrival but the rules are very general including the following:
We advise all our guests to leave the apartment clean and tidy, to switch the heating off and close all the windows upon departure.
Check in is normally at 4 pm and check out at 10 am but only relevant if there is a chance-over of visitors on the same day. You would be notified if check in/out at a certain time is necessary.
Ideally the arrival and departure times to fit within a normal working day hours 10am to 7pm. If the guests arrive later than 7pm is not a problem at all. It is always best to advise the host in advance about the arrival and departure times so we can arrange for a smooth welcome.
Have a lovely day.