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We felt good in Johns apartment in Oxford, we found key and everything well and when there was a little problem or a question John always answered very fast and in a kind way.
It has been a good experience.
I stayed at John's apartment while I was visiting Oxford with my parents for my graduation ceremony.
The apartment is really comfortable and had a very homely feel. The amenities are amazing and in good condition. There is floor heating, plenty of hot water to shower and anything that you can expect for a comfortable stay. The whole complex is also safe and protected by security codes at the entrance. The only minor issue that we had was that there was only one hand wash provided in the kitchen. There weren't any in either of the two bathrooms.
In terms of location, the place has no negatives once you have checked in. Some restaurants and pubs are next door while some others are less than 5 minutes of walk away. It is a great location to explore Oxford. However, that being said, getting to the place was a little confusing.
John wants a half an hr notice by phone before checkin. We went to the accommodation by taxi from Heathrow (approx. 45 min journey) and notified him of our departure from Heathrow. Upon reaching the meeting point, there was no one to receive us and John asked us to wait for 5 minutes. He was not very pleased when I followed up with a phonecall after waiting for 10 minutes. After approximately 20 to 25 minutes of waiting, we finally checked in to the place and everything went smoothly after that.
Overall, it is a brilliant place to stay and I would definitely want to come back and stay here again.
We had a fantastic experience in Oxford from start to finish. John was very accommodating and flexible - letting us check in early & upgrading us for free! The apartment was very clean and tidy and large in size, we were surprised with how large it was actually. Two great size bedrooms (one en suite), a main bathroom and big lounge, dining and kitchen area with balcony. The area was just as lovely as the apartment, with many restaurants, bars and pubs within walking distance along with a few shops for the essentials. Instructions left by John for getting to the apartment were super detailed and we had no problems at all. Would absolutely recommend and would definitely stay again!
The location of this apartment was great. Walking distance to all the attractions in Oxford. Size of the apartment was just right for 4 adults, and the kitchen made it convenient for us to prepare our own meals. The host, John, was also friendly and quite flexible with the check-in time. Will definitely return to this beautiful apartment if I visit Oxford again.
* Apartment is in a great location for exploring Oxford
* The host was kind enough to offer us alternative free parking when we arrived early
* It was clean and tidy
* Host was friendly
* Free parking in central Oxford is a huge advantage
Potential to Improve:
* The apartment wasn't ready on time for check-in, even after we'd been told it would be only a couple of hours before
* The furniture is fairly sparse, and quite a lot of it is somewhat damaged (e.g. 2 of the 5 dining chairs)
* Due to the nature of the car park access, we had to meet the host elsewhere in Oxford first, which was unexpected and could potentially lead to parking tickets with some bad luck
* During term time the local streets are fairly noisy at night even midweek (e.g. shouting students!)
* Very basic essentials provided (e.g. no shower gel or hand soap)
* A good apartment if you understand you're paying for the location and free parking first and foremost. Not being ready on time was probably our biggest criticism.
The reservation was canceled 27 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
John is a very thorough and meticulous host. The apartment is clean and comfortable - it's also very easy to get to both the city centre and the railway station on foot. Would definitely stay here when we next visit Oxford!
We had a bit of a problem when our flight out of Chicago was delayed for hours due to a snow storm. We were not sure when we will be able to fly out so we tried to change our dates for the reservation. John anticipated our needs and was able to put us up at a different apartment instead of the one we had reservations for. In the end, despite the hours of flight delays we were able to arrive at Oxford and meet with John about 2 hours late for our original arrival and we did not have to change anything in our reservation dates.
So this review is not for Luxury Apartment Central Oxford 5 but for Luxury Apartment Central Oxford 28 where John decided to put us up after we initially requested a change of dates for our reservation.
The apartment was about 15 minutes walk to Oxford city centre so it was really nice to be able to walk and tour the area. The apartment was also just 5-10 minutes by taxi to the train station and main bus station. The apartment is in a very nice, family friendly neighborhood with lots of restaurants just a few steps away from the place. There were a couple of groceries on the way to city centre but we really enjoyed sampling the neighborhood pubs and restaurants.
The apartment itself was nice and comfortable although it did take a while for the whole place to heat up. It was very cold when we arrived and it took about 6 hours for the radiant heating to finally warm up the place. But once the place had warmed up, we loved the radiant heating on the floor and the fact that we can walk barefoot and feel so comfy!
The apartment was great except for two things:
1. There was no manual or instructions on how to use any of the appliances so you are left on your own to figure it out.
2. Although the apartment was clean, one of the bathrooms was not thoroughly cleaned. When we arrived there were used towels hanging in the bathrooms which John promptly replaced.
Overall, we had a pleasant stay. The location was great especially the proximity to local pubs and restaurants. The city centre was within walking distance which was very convenient. The apartment was quite roomy and was in a very nice building and apartment complex.
It is a lovely apartment, walking distance to the city center.
A wonderful apartment moments away from the business school and town centre.
John was a great guest. He looked after our apartment well and kept in contact throughout his stay. A pleasant man, who I would recommend to other hosts.
It was a great pleasure to host and meet John and Co. The apartment was left very clean and tidy. I would recommend John to other hosts and hope to see him again some day if he needs accommodation in Oxford. Highly recommended!
John was a first-rate guest. Throughout his stay with me there were never any problems. I would be more than happy to recommend him to other companies and it would be my pleasure to have him stay with me again in the future.
John is a quiet, pleasant and considerate gentleman. I would really recommend him as he is very neat and tidy and a pleasure to host
John is a nice guy, we went out many times for dinner and I really enjoyed his company. Thanks John for your time and hope to meet up again.