Friendly chap, keen to ensure you have a good stay in London and looking forward to welcoming you to the apartment.
Mike was a really nice host, polite & gentle and left us to our own most of the time, yet appearing the moment we needed him.
The oyster cards, hp etc left for our use was absolutely useful, and the folder of information was really detailed. He is such a meticulous person / host, we met his dog briefly and it is very cute.
The bed was very comfy & apartment very interestingly decorated with its own edginess. Perhaps the fact that Mike's a photographer? The apartment was smaller than I had imagined (from pix) but definitely big enough for 2. The heating on the toilet floor was very cool. It was fully stocked as well, with cereals, fruits and drinks.
I must say we did feel the neighbourhood might be a little unsafe for 2 girls to be walking in the night, but it helps that his place is brightly lit and near the main road and directly on fielding street.
Thanks Mike for hosting us!! And letting us store our luggage till late as our flight out is pretty late in the night.
Response from Mike:
Many thanks for the review and I hope you had a good trip back to Singapore. You are always welcome to come and stay, it was lovely meeting you.
Nous vous recommandons l'appartement de Mike. Il est original confortable propre et proche de toutes visites. Très bien desservi par les bus. Quartier calme. Mike est un hôte très attentionné. Tout est fait pour que l'on se sente chez nous. Nous ne voulions plus repartir ! Nous avons adoré notre séjour !
Mike's basement apartment was everything we needed to enjoy our stay in London. We have stayed with airbnb in 11 different apartments and Mike's was the cleanest of all. For us that is very important. Also the neighborhood had the best little Italian restaurant and Irish pub (we were there for st. paddy's day) about 2 minutes away. Just close enough to stumble home :-)) after italian food and irish beer. Mike was a great host and always available by phone (which he provided) when we needed him, which was not very often because he covers almost everything is his manual. Thanks MIke.
We stayed in Mike's apartment for five nights and it was absolutely amazing. There is not a single detail that goes unnoticed by Mile in his decoration of the apartment. He also left maps, Oyster cards (for travel around London via buses and trains), a UK mobile, beers and breakfast ready to go when you arrive and the most comprehensive guide manual I have ever read written by Mike. Perfect in every way. I will be staying in Mike's apartment every time I come to London. Sensational.
Mike's apartment is lovely and perfect for a couple. The bed is very comfy, the kitchenette is fully equipped, and the wet room is cool and user-friendly. We found fresh fruit, and some milk, juice and wine in the fridge, as well as London maps and Oyster Cards at our arrival. A 2-mins walk takes you to Walworth Rd (full of shops and bus stops), and a 10-mins walk takes you to Kennington tube station. Mike is a terrific host, very kind and helpful. I would definitely go back when in London.
I had a very warm welcome by Mike and Jarvis on my arrival at the apartment. The apartment is spacious and immaculately clean and on arrival there were a selection of lovely drinks, fresh fruit and breakfast cereals . I would image this apartment would be ideal for a couple getting away to spend time in the city and using public transport to get everywhere. Mike kindly recommended the 'Citi' app for my iPhone which again was most helpful. all in all a well equipped flat which is fit for purpose.
Mike is absolutely adorable. We really felt in a cocoon when we stayed. The flat is well equipped and the fridge was full of drinks and food to welcome us! Every time we needed something, Mike was here to help! And we now are friends on (website hidden)! Thank you again Mike!
On a whole i found Mike to be a superb host and the accommodation to be clean,warm & fun
The basement apartment is located on a lovely traditional terraced street. It is in a real down to earth London area. The local neighbourhood has a lot of character and shops from all over the world. The locals were friendly as was the host Mike who was really helpful.
The apartment itself is stylish, well laid out making good use of the space, lots of beanbags and chairs and has a nice relaxed vibe with a funky wet room full of mirrors.
The location is EXCELLENT! Kennington and Elephant & Castle tube stations are nearby but I generally used buses. These are available to pick up a few minutes walk away on Walworth Road and offer multiple route options including Night Buses around London (about 8 different routes I think). Several offer the quick journey to the South Bank/Waterloo and West End.
I would highly recommend!
Mike's apartment is the perfect place for us! It is cosy and extremely accessible. A great place to unwind after a hectic day out; we always look forward to going back to the apartment. Clean place in a quiet neighborhood where you can find supermarkets, banks and a drugstore. We highly recommend Mike's apartment to anyone looking for accommodation in London.
Mike is a very pleasant and polite young man. Pleasure to have him around. He left the place very clean when he left; I took the cleaning lady to have the place ready for the next guest but she had nothing to clean. I hope he enjoyed his stay at my place; I am very happy that he chose to stay in my house. I definitely recommend him.
Both Mike and his apartment are directly connected to all that's buzzy and happening in the capital. He's a formidably knowledgeable host, with diverse interests and while his house is not in a conventionally 'touristy' district, it's minutes from all the sights and in a safe, vibrant and convenient location that makes you feel you're really living in London!
If your looking for a welcoming and friendly place to stay, look no further !!!
Mike's warm-hearted hospitality will ensure that your stay in his home is both a pleasure and entertaining, leaving you adding his details to your contact list for the future. Staying in modern & tasteful surroundings with easy access to the tube & bus will allow you to make the most of your stay in London.
Mike has created a stylish yet homely pad that is a perfect base for any stay in London - centrally located, yet with a local feel that you don't get everywhere. Highly recommended for the first timer or regular London traveller who wants a new experience.
Mike is a friendly and considerate person who has always made me feel welcome in his home. He has a wide ranges of interests, so there's never a lack of conversation when we are together. He has a warm, inviting home which is ideally located for getting anywhere in London.
Mike is a fantastic guy full of artistic flair; he has the most amazing ability to make anyone feel at home. Over and above this his house is really welcoming, warm and friendly. The location is ideal for getting about in central London.
I've stayed here many times and Mike has always made me feel very welcome. A great location for easy access to central London. A beautiful apartment, very much recommended!