I am a human rights lawyer. I am originally from Australia, living in the UK
Unfortunately Simone cancelled our reservation 18 days before arrival (we booked 3 months in advance). The reason cited was her flatmates in West Hampstead were unable to put up with strangers in the flat any longer.
I realise that perhaps this was not Simone's fault, but to be informed of this less than 3 weeks before departure put us in an awkward position in terms of finding another place. How can a host offer something that is less than certain?
Hopefully if Somone moves flats as she says she will, her new flatmates will be more tolerant, and she can begin with Airbnb again. If she doesn't move from Dennington Park Rd - beware.
Kudos to Simone for being honest with us and cancelling in advance rather than on the day of arrival, but we are still left feeling hacked off. Fortunately other hosts at Airbnb are able to take us in, and we will still be able to go on holiday.
The host canceled my reservation 12 days before arrival.
The room was perfect for my stay and very easy to get anywhere in London from the overground and underground. A great stay and will be checking availability on my next stay
we never actually met Simone but through our email correspondence we could tell she is very nice and accommodating. As far as the apartment is concerned its location is superb. Just a short 5 minute walk through a hip and VERY lovely area of town and you're on the metro that will take you within steps of anywhere you'd want to visit in London. The apt is in a fun part of town with supermarkets, diners, cafes, and anything else you'll need just minutes away. The room is just as shown in the pictures with very friendly flatmates.
There were a few issues that anybody considering staying here needs to know however. This is not meant to be malicious or slander Simone in any way. Just a few things that any traveler should know before deciding whether or not to stay somewhere. The room was smoke free but apt was not. We never actually witnessed somebody smoking but could certainly smell it outside the room. Shouldn't be an issue for smokers but we are not and anytime we were in the apt we had to stay in the room with the door shut because of allergies. The only other issue was perhaps the worst part of our visit to London. The shower was a dribble at its finest. Simone told us to let it run for a bit before it gained its pressure but each day after letting it run for 30 minutes we were forced to shower on our knees (the lower the shower head the more of a dribble we could get).
Again Simone was fabulous, the location was SUPER, the room was great. The shower though was definitely an issue.
The host canceled my reservation 9 days before arrival.
Simone is a very good host, caring and very helpful, her letters helped us to find the house easily, she organised everything very well, the room is big and location is great - in an old district, two-minute walk from underground and ten-minute ride to the city center.
Simone is fantastic !! made sure everything was perfect and it was a pleasure to have someone so lovely to arrange my London... I will be back a.s.a.p !!!
Beautiful room in a beautiful apartment in a beautiful place. Easy to reach and comfotable. The room is spacious and clean and it looks exactly as shown in pictures.
Simone is a caring and accurate host.
Simone was an absolute dream. She is an amazing host and immensely sweet person. Definitely x 3 recommend.
Simone was a great host and was very helpful. the apartment was clean and i had it to myself for most of the weekend. location cannot be beat for downtown shopping, restaurants, etc.
Simone is very nice,polite and friendly. she has left the flat in a perfect condition and i hope to host her again or meet her in London!
Simone was very friendly and easygoing. Left the apartment in superb condition. Highly recommended !