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The apartment is at a quiet area 5 mins walk to south Kensington tube . The apartment is clean and have all we need . There are only 2 problems . 1. With heavy baggage its really tiring to bring it all the way up to the 3rd floor where the beds are . 2. There is 3 toilets but 2 is WC and only 1 shower room. And the water pressure is extremely low . It's recommended for few days stay not for long stay. But overall it's clean .
Posto molto carino proprio innanzi al museo di scienze naturali. Posizione ottima nel cuore di South Ken. La casa molto carina ed anche confortevole. Servizio reso davvero ok.
I booked this apartment as I particularly wanted the property in the photos which is elevated with a balcony. It turns out that the host owns numerous properties at this address and they are now managed by a letting company. So upon arrival we were disappointed to be allocated a small ground floor apartment. We needed to have the curtains closed all day or people on the street could see right into the lounge room. I complained to the management company and the host but there was nothing avail for us to move to and the apartment featured on this profile was already occupied. Imaan our host eventually provided us with a generous partial refund and she was quiet apologetic - our only reason for booking this property was for the elevation and balcony. The apartments were clean and comfortable and in an excellent location but just don't expect to be allocated a particular apartment. Thank you to the airbnb staff who took our case to the host and were a real support
This place is definitely the best place for London. Shoreditch neighborhood is a fantastic place to be. BUT, there are some serious drawbacks here... The studio is very noisy, on the boulevard, but the most annoying is the parallel contract you need to sign when you arrive ! AND the 300£ cash deposit you have to pay ! AND the additional 50£ you need to pay for the cleaning. It was REALLY a big surprise for us, and no negociation possible !
So you are warned. It's not airbnb there, it's something else you definitely don't want to experiment...
DO NOT STAY AT THESE APARTMENTS.
The apartments aren’t secure. We stayed at the apartments for 5 weeks and during this time found the “secure” keypads on the doors temperamental. Sometimes they wouldn’t work and other times the door would open without putting the pin in.
On our last night we came to find our apartment burgled. The management team that attended were not very sympathetic or helpful – to us or the police. They also mentioned to the police the pin codes had not been changed in between guests. The circumstances of the burglary resulted in the cleaner becoming a suspect, due to lack of evidence she could not be arrested.
The beds were very uncomfortable and hard to sleep on. The shower would leak all over the floor – causing puddles in the bathroom, making it unsafe when stepping out of the high bathtub (shower base). The cleaner did the basics – took out the rubbish and gave us new towels. She was supposed to provide a full service once a week, which didn’t seem to happen. As a result we tried to vaccum the living area one day however the vacuum provided in the apartment didn’t work. We did plan on using the kitchen to cook, however very minimal utensils were provided which made it impossible to do so.
The only good thing about this apartment was the location. It’s a very short walk to Earl’s Court tube station and Tesco’s. It’s also about a 25 minute walk to Harrod’s.
I would never recommend/stay here or at any other apartment Imann and Bobby advertise.
Pros: Host (Bobby) was quick in responses. Townhouse is very well located. Private courtyard meant no street noise and safe feeling. Eggs and milk in fridge nice touch and appreciated.
Cons: Quick to respond, but check-in information not sent until day before arrival, after multiple requests. We were already in middle of travel, so request from hosts to fill out then print information sheet was not possible, and easily could/should have been sent before.
At end of stay, absolutely zero communication on how to check out, despite requests for direction. (We just left keys and sent another text.)
Larger issues involve how house is arranged: Form over function in kitchen -- one pan, (a few pots) and very few cooking utensils made self-catering extremely difficult (which is main point of renting and not going to hotel). We tried to make Christmas dinner but just not enough cookware to do everything at once. No napkins or paper towels, even! A renter cares less about how cute the (12?) coffee mugs look in glass cabinet and more about the existence of both salt and pepper.
While technically house can sleep 6 or more (3 bedrooms) the real issue is bath. There are two (separate) toilet rooms, but one bath room with a shower that only gets water pressure if you kneel in the tub because it is on top floor (even then just a trickle).
Listing says washer and dryer but the "dryer" is a hanging rack.
Things to know but accept: Bottom floor extremely cold in winter (we took meals in upper lounge), lots of narrow stairs.
Die erste Kontakaufnahme war sehr professionel. Leider mussten wir feststellen, dass Bilder doch sehr täuschen und in der Realität es anders aussieht. Es ist uns aus unverständlich wie man ohne schlechtes Gewissen für diesen Preis die Wohnung anbieten kann. Die Heizung funktioniert nicht. Dies wurde durch zwei Radiatoren ersetzt, die wir je nachdem in welchem Zimmer wir uns aufgehalten haben auch noch in der Wohnung herumtragen mussten. Auch mussten wir (zwei Personen) uns mit dem Duschen absprechen, da der Boiler so klein war, dass man nur in sehr großen zeitlichen Abständen duschen konnte. Hier ist auch noch zu erwähnen, dass der Duschvorhang wohl aus dem letzten Jahrhundert stammt und die Vermieter es nicht für nötig hält einen neuen zu kaufen (maximale Investition 10€). Grundsätzlich ist es ja in Ordnung, dass noch private Gegenstände in der Wohnung liegen, aber wenn man feststellt, dass hier doch professionell vermietet wird, sollte man sich über das gesamte Konzept Gedanken machen. Seit mehr als zwei Jahren abgelaufene Lebensmittel in den Schränken, Dreck in den Ecken tragen nicht zu Wohlfühlen bei. Hier wird Kommerz auf Kosten der Mieter gemacht. Noch zu erwähnen ist die Lautstärke. Uns war schon klar, dass an der Kreuzung es nicht sehr ruhig zugeht, doch von dem Club "Pizza East" haben wir nichts gewusst. Der ist am Wochenende bis 5 Uhr morgens geöffnet und die Betrunkenen gröhlen auf der Strasse. Für diesen Preis würden ich die Wohnung nie wieder buchen und auch jeden davon abraten.
It was two perfect weeks! Perfect location, close to a great neighborhood full of markets with everything you need, and good places to eat.
The apartment was very clean, with clean sheets and towels, the bed and sofa-bed very comfortable.
Wifi worked everyday.
The only problem we had was with the shower. There was only cold water for a week and the problem wasn't solved. But they offered us 10% discount for that week with cold water.
Besides that, everything went great. Great staff, always ready to help.
We had such a wonderful time, and for sure we would love to stay again.
Nice and clean house, very strategically located in a quiet area. The 3 bedrooms are small and there's only 1 small bathroom, but for a few days with close friends, it was OK. Hosts were efficient and friendly (although late for giving final instructions and the check-in itself). Only one thing missing in the house: a corkscrew! ;-)
The place was basic, water leaking from roof into hall way, it was shared with another and no lounge and only a shared kitchen.
Imaan has always been a bubbly character, who is very fun to be around, and has always been very attentive to her guests' needs and makes it a point to be quick to respond to queries. Her list of apartments is always expanding and her team is always standing by at a moment's notice. Booking through them is a pleasant stay guaranteed.
What can I say about Imaan and Bobby? They both are amazingly cool, well organized, thoughtful, humorous and unique people. If you're into design and little funky details, and if you are looking for warm, genial hosts focused on airbnb guests, making them feel as if they are staying with good friends, then you are about to make the right choice. The location of their apartments is awesome as they are all centrally located and close to public transport. Well-priced, very clean, and exceptional communication regarding a late check-in/arrival time.
We have been working with Imaan and Bobby for approx 4 years. They have always been very helpful, courteous and very quick replying to any messages. They have a great range of apartments all over London and you can't go wrong if you choose to book with them!