Hi, I'm Joy, I have been living in London for the past 4 years. I enjoy travelling and am happy to help you with any questions you have about my place!
I want to give feedback that would be useful for others who would consider staying here. As others noted, location is EXCELLENT, particularly if you want to explore London using Underground transportation. The flat is also a good size, visiting with my daughter, we made the sofa bed and essentially turned it into a 2 bedroom. The building seems very safe and secure, and Joy has made gaining access simple. And there is light grocery/toiletry shopping just a few steps away. Together, these things make it a very good value.
Of course, at this price point, you should not have high expectations for luxury. It is not a hotel room. The furniture is flimsy. The beds are comfortable enough, but I would not have confidence that they could stand up to anything besides sleeping. The bedding did not have a top sheet, just a fitted sheet and a comforter. I did not contact Joy about this as I didn't notice until late the first night and I was too tired to care -- so I don't know if that's standard or just an oversight. Either way, I slept fine so I didn't worry about it. I did not do any cooking, but the kitchen area seemed fine enough.
Overall, I would recommend this place depending on your circumstances. It worked out very well for me and my daughter, and I would stay there again if we went back or if I was exploring London with a friend and needed a place to crash for 6 or 8 hours for a few nights. If I were to go with my wife or plan to spend any additional time in a place, I'd try to find a place with a few more creature comforts.
Good location,easy transport access,easy book in,Joy and partner Michael responded quickly to a couple of issues with using equipment,good for a few nights stay.
Good location and easy access to tube stations for major attractions. Easy check-in and check-out.
I booked a two night stay at Joy's apartment quite last minute. She was very quick to reply to my messages. The apartment was easy to find, instructions for how to get in were easy to follow, and the place was clean and had everything as listed. If I need to stay in the area again I will definitely be finding out if the apartment is available!
Die Wohnung lag sehr zentral und hatte gute Verbindungen zum Underground. Leider war die Wohnung nicht sehr sauber, vor allem der Teppichboden war voller Flecken und Haare. Die Fotos auf der Internetseite entsprachen nicht ganz der Wahrheit, vor allem das Bad und das Wohnzimmer sehen ganz anders aus. Das Geschirr war komplett schmutzig, der Wasserkocher und der Staubsauger waren nicht funktionsfähig. Die Sicherheitsbestimmungen haben gepasst, der Zutritt mittels Kode war super.
I agree with previous reviews. The flat is clean and fit for purpose. It's a little tired and I would not recommend the sofa bed for an older person. The apartment block is quiet and secure, although there is some road/emergency services noice throughout the night. It is an easy walk from Aldgate tube station, about 5 mins. Good value for money.
Good location . Ideal for a family. At walking distance to station (Stansted airport transfer ) , tube, tram , buses, Tower pier, tesco superrmarket (open 7/7) touristic sites ....
This is a lovely little apartment in a great location. The host is very helpful.
Joy helped me out with somewhere to stay at short notice, for which I am grateful.
Vi har haft et dejligt ophold i Joy´s lejlighed - 1 voksen og 2 børn.
Det har været rart og hyggeligt :-)
Vi har haft de nødvendige faciliteter til rådighed.
Fint med et køkken hvor vi kunne tilberede morgenmad og aftensmad (de dage vi ikke spiste i byen).
Yoy è stata un'ospite graditissima, gentile, silenziosa e cordiale.
L'appartamento da Lei scelto ci è stato consegnato in ottime condizioni.
Consiglio quest'ospite vivamente e spero di riaverla presto da noi.
Response from Joy:
Joy was a guest very welcome, kind, quiet and friendly. The apartment chosen by you it was delivered in excellent condition. I did recommend and hope to get you back to us soon. Enrico