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We struggled finding Simon's apartment however once we did we were grateful for the good location - for a short walk you can get a beautiful view of the Tower Bridge. Simon was not at the apartment during our stay, and as we were unable to download the house rules manual due to the link being down, we had some difficulties getting inside, however Simon was available on mobile to guide us through. As mentioned in other reviews, the place is extremely cluttered and also a little dusty, which we only noticed due to our allergies. The room gets a lot of light which was lovely, but it was difficult to get some sleep as there are no blinds or curtains. Overall the location and privacy made up for the down falls.
Had a lovely stay Simon and Douglas were lovely
Great to do all my washing
Flat is very close to public transport and main london attractions
Jet bath was fantastic for sore feet that have been walking around all day
This place has got a great location. It's just a short bus ride from the London bridge. Very close to bus stops and subway. Room is basic, but a good fit for a single stay.
The host himself is a very nice and friendly guy.
The loft is a short walk to the train (5-10 mins), grocery stores and a pub/restaurant; it's right next to a park too which looked great, but I'll have to explore that next time :) Simon left clear instructions on how to access the building and utilise the space (which had a great bathroom and kitchen!).
Simon has an extremely nice place in a calm neighborhood. The tube station is a very short walk away and it gives quick access to the city. It was everything I needed and all I expected and more. I was unable to meet Simon as he was traveling, but he was available via BBM for any questions. I got to share the flat for a few nights with a very nice couple from Chile, we had all the necessary instructions as Simon has put great effort into a booklet with tips and instructions for guests. I highly recommend this airbnb experience.
I did not meet Simon, he informed us he would not be there during our stay and provided directions for access. There was another renter there when we arrived who had also just arrived. Simon's place is in a good location near the tube. It is stylish - if a bit more cluttered than his photos show. If you have an issue with clutter, this place isn't for you. The room is not private. There is no door, so depending on who is staying with you, you may or may not be comfortable in this situation.
The room was easy to get to, about 10 minutes from the nearest tube station.
No one else was there during our stay which to be honest we weren't expecting, we kinda felt one of things we like about airbnb is that you actually get to stay with people.
Also we had to put on our own bedding when we got there and strip the bed when we left the next day, again, not what we expected. There were also no towels for us to use - this was mentioned in the 'house rules' but unfortunately the link to this which Simon sent us didn't work so we didn't actually know this until we arrived.
As other people have mentioned, there was quite a lot of stuff in the end of the bedroom you can't see in the photo - it didn't really bother us that much but it might some people, it could probably be sorted with a couple of screens to hide shelving, boxes, files and equipment.
Overall a bit of a mixed bag.
Ervaring met Simon als verhuurder was prima, al was het maar voor een nacht. Instructie over toegang was helder. Het appartement was netjes, verzorgd. Faciliteiten prima: keuken, bed, badkamer. Situatie gaf snel een goed gevoel. Buurt deed ook prettig aan. Diverse winkels / eetgelegenheden in de buurt die nog tot laat open waren.
It was a shocking experience, the house was extremely dirty with no privacy. We decided to get a hotel room for my mom instead as this was totally unacceptable. It was nothing like the picture.
Flat was easily accessible even though I did not meet Simon. Easy to get to from heathrow airport by train. Flat was clean and close to public transport. Lovely walk along the river to Tower Bridge.
What a pleasure it was having an Simon, our first international guest stay with us for a week and we would welcome him back anytime! Simon was very respectful, quite, clean and a joy to spend time with around the fire pit watching him enjoy smores (graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows) for the first time. :-)
If you get the chance to have Simon stay with you, consider yourself lucky and we look forward to visiting his flat in London someday!
Suziy & Jim
Simon was a great guest. Left the place pretty clean. Simon is a Host on AirBnb himself so he understands both the guest and the host experience. I welcome Simon anytime! Thank you
Simon was a great guest that was independent and left the condo in great condition. It was a pleasure to host him.
Simon was quick in to arrange his stay at my place.