I am delighted to be writing this review on behalf of my wife and myself. We spent a wonderful week in London in early March 2014 and being in Ben’s apartment was a good part of the reason our London visit was wonderful.
Location: The apartment is wonderfully located not a five minute walk from the Notting Hill Tube station and a variety of wonderful shops that provide everything you need to stock the pantry. The neighborhood is extraordinarily quiet and the apartment, being on the top floor of the building is insulated even further from any street noises. During the day what sounds one might hear are the excited voices of little boys coming from a neighboring private school. It is simply charming.
Apartment: Easily accessible using a small lift/elevator, this top floor one bedroom apartment is newly renovated and exceptionally livable. Most importantly, the English king size bed (it is smaller than an American king) is very, very comfortable and was perfect for my not so very good back. There is good closet space in the bedroom. The bathroom is comfortable as well, well appointed and easy to use. There is ample hot water and a large tub in which to soak (very important). Though the water pressure is not fierce, it is just fine when you get used to it.
The kitchen is excellent and is part of an open floor plan of kitchen, dining area and living room. The appliances work and work well and the cabinets are stocked with usable plates and utensils. We frequently ate lunch and dinner in the apartment and felt completely at home. The dining area is comfortable and spacious, bathed in bright sunlight during the day from two very large windows that overlook the rooftops. The living room area is perfectr for sitting, reading, lounging and watching a really good and big flat screen television with all the cable amenities. Ben’s wifi is excellent and easy to use – a must for a home away from home.
As if this were not enough, the best part is Ben who is a responsive, friendly, easy going landlord/host. We could not ask for anyone better. We have every intention of returning to this lovely apartment.