I am a Creative director for a boutique design firm. I have an incredibly keen love for travel without boundaries, health & fitness, meeting new people and continuously learning new things.
I stayed with Irene for 8 days after a different AirBnB host canceled my reservation at the very last moment. She is a great host, easy to talk to and share the apartment with.
The apartment is luxurious and very comfortable. Location is very good, with supermarket and the Tube 2 minutes away, and close to Victoria Station (great for me as I had to take the Gatwick Express). All this being said the price is a bit steep, especially for one person, I wouldn't have considered it unless my previous reservation hadn't flaked out.
Irene / Chichi showed us how positive and active people in London can be, we had an Amazing experience staying at this beautiful apartment by the river. From the moment that I send her a message for the reservation it was like contacting an old friend. The apartments is situated in a perfect location! You have everything you need the underground station and bike rental is in front of the building, restaurants, cafe, supermarket, gym. If your looking for a place to stay to feel at home and explore London as a local this is the spot. My favorite part was sitting in the balcony with cheese and wine watching the sunset. Cheers Chichi
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Had a great stay with Irene - although I hardly ever saw her I found her to be charming and welcoming. I guess I'm not the typical visitor though, staying for work rather than pleasure (unfortunately). Anyway the apartment is ideally located next to the Thames, and with a Young's pub on the doorstep and a branch of Pret on the development what's not to like! Handy for the tube and buses from Vauxhall station and the river bus service from the development's own pier. I liked the area so much I decided to get a flat there myself!
This is by far one of the best experiences with airbnb in terms of host communication and quality of accomodation. I would not hesitate to recommend Star and this location. Thanks again Star!
This is a lovely property, as you can tell from the good and accurate photographs Irene has posted. Great view of London from the balcony. So much nicer than any place we've ever stayed before in London. The tube station is right at the front door of the building and there are many little groceries near by to pick up wine and snacks. Really a perfect choice for anyone lucky enough to find it.
Irene was a welcoming host who couldn't have been any nicer. My wife and I are so thankful for the great people who come together and make air bnb the success that it has become. This was a great experience. Thanks to Irene for sharing her lovely home with us.
My husband and I stayed 4 nights at Star's apartment in the end of June/2013. From the moment I first got in touch with her, she was very nice and friendly and that is just how she is in person. She was incredibly patient answering all of my questions about London and the apartment the weeks before we got there.
The apartment is exactly as shown in the pictures: clean, modern and beautiful. The towels and sheets smell great! Also you are within walking distance (about 20 min) to some touristic attractions, such as London eye, Parliament and Westminster Abbey. For all the other attractions, there`s an underground practically inside the condo.
Tip: take the underground from Heathrow airport to the apartment. There are elevators at the stations and you get off very close to it. That saves a lot of money too!
Great apartment, great owner! It was a pleasure meeting you, Star. Hope we see each other soon!
I truly loved my stay with Irene - her flat is perfect with a breathtaking view and a host who has become a true friend. The flat is located in a superb development with central connections to anywhere in central London. Irene made me feel truly at home and was a perfect host, can only recommend anyone to stay there.
My husband and I stayed at Star`s apartment in May 2013. We really enjoyed our time in London, her place has a great location and the view from the balcony is amazing. She`s very nice and interesting person, we are lucky to find Star on airbnb. It was our first experience and we will come back for sure! Highly recommended!
Great room, comfortable, clean and nice decorated! We had a very pleasant experience.- Irene made us feel very welcome and the location of the apartment was also really premium, in a new and very futuristic looking group of buildings on the riverside. We reached in minutes of walk most of the clubs and bars in Vauxhall. Also the bus station, railway and the tube are across the street. You can see London Eye looking along the side of Thames and you can reach it in 20 min walk or in 5 min by bus. Restaurant and coffee shop in front of the building. There are supermarkets nearby Tesco and Sainsbury's where you can buy till late, even a gym downstairs. We would definately stay here again in the future! Thanks Irene,
I throughly enjoyed my stay with Irene :D she was a perfect host, extremely welcoming! I booked the apartment for a work event (as I live on the outskirts of London) and it proved to be the perfect location. It was extremely central, with a train, tube AND bus station a 2 minute walk away. The apartment is very stylish and comfortable, somewhere I definitely wish I could live permanently :o) thanks Irene!
It's always nice and easy when you hostel people like Irene. She is absolutely nice girl, she got a beautifull smile and good sense of humor. I do high recommend her as a guest. Thanks a lot Irene, and we wish you all the best, Agui&Juan
It's always nice and easy when you hostel people like Irene. She is absolutely nice girl, she got a beautifull smile and good sense of humor. I do high recommend her as a guest.
Thanks a lot Irene, and we wish you all the best, Agui&Juan