Karen

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Karen

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SMART COMFORTABLE DESIGNER STUDIO

South Kensington Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Studio Apartment In The Heart Of Everything London Has To Offer

The apartment offers it´s guests luxurious hotel standard accommodation in the exclusive residential area of South Kensington. It is a short walk to the Tube station of South Kensington which gives you easy access to all the major lines allowing you to explore London safely and with ease. The local high street of Old Brompton Road offers you a vast number of eateries as well as the convenience supermarkets for when you want to eat in. There is a super king-size bed which can convert into two singles with Egyptian cotton bed linen and 600gsm cotton towels. The apartment is located in a quiet cul de sac with no through traffic making a perfect haven in the middle of a thriving city. There is a steam room in the newly renovated bathroom and the kitchen has all the modern appliances you will need for your stay.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the manager
The flat is very quiet and the decoration is very beautiful. South Kensington is very nice and we enjoyed visiting the museums. London is amazing! There is so much to visit. Thank you for the flat.
Jul 2013
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Karen

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Speaks spanish, english
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Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

Smart Comfortable Designer Studio
average rating of 2.5 based on 2 reviews
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Smart Comfortable Designer Studio
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1052995
+34 666471282
South Kensington Kensington & Chelsea
4

A LOVELY FLAT IN SOUTH KENSINGTON

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My 13 years old daughter and I spent 2 weeks in this charming flat located in South Kensington and we highly recommand it.

The owner, Karen, was very helpful when we communicated with her by internet. She gave us very good indications about the different ways to get to the flat from the airport, about activities in London and surrondings. Convenient stores, good restaurants and wonderful museums were all in a short walking distance. When we arrived, Karen, the person who welcomed us in our new home, took her time to answer our questions. The morning we left, she offered to drive us to Victoria station. We really appreciated her kindness. The flat itself is located along a residential street at the end of a dead end. This particularity make the street very quiet, no trafic at all. We also felt very secure even when we came back late at night. The tube station is a small five minutes walk. We also took the bus many times. One route headed to Piccadilly Circus. The flat itself, is a small gem. It is very well decorated, simple with good taste. The size is very good for 2 persons. The owner asked us for twin or a double bed. We slept very well. The kitchen was very well equiped. When we arrived there was orange juice, bread, butter, etc. waiting for us. Again a nice tought from our angel Karen.

Without any doubt, if your looking for a place feeling at home in London, well located and quiet this place is for you. Thank you very much to Karen the owner and Karen our hostess.
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to help make your holiday a success, and we look forward to seeing you again.
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Smart Comfortable Designer Studio
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1052995
+34 666471282
South Kensington Kensington & Chelsea
1

UPON ARRIVAL, THE FIRST THING WE NOTICED WAS...

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...the intense heat. Steam room? The whole apartment is a steam room! No ventilation, unless you leave the door open (and if you read further, you'll see why that's not a good idea).

The owner Karen explained that it's never usually hot in London -- (I lived in London for 30 years and it's always hot in August, but whatever) -- and she said she'd bring us a fan.

The studio is basement level, right net to a little room where tenants dump their rubbish and keys and who-knows-what for their friends. We know this becuase one young woman was rummaging around going "It's not there" at about 2 am on the first night. Keep in mind, that area's right outside the window, so voices and footsteps sound like they're in the room with you.

We booked three nights. On the first night, no less than 8 people wlked down into the rubbish room, some quietly, some not so quietly. Around 4am, one guy actually knocked on our window because he thought he knew us. Unnerving, to say the least, when you're trying to sleep. We thought it couldn't get worse than that. Oh, but it did.

On the second night, we were awoken by splashing water. Was it raining? Was there a leaky pipe? No, it was just some guy urinating against the studio. He was a friend of the people upstairs. We know this because he then spent half an hour yelling up at them.

So how'd the third night go? We didn't find out. We left for a hotel.

A generous person might describe the above as simply "urban living." But in a studio where the word "luxurious" is bandied about - not to mention the cost - it's just not acceptable.

On the plus side, the studio does indeed look like the pictures, the WiFi is strong, and South Kensington's a perfect location.

In case you're wondering, the owner never did bring us that fan.
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very disappointed to read this review as this is the first I have heard that the guest was unhappy and had experienced any difficulties. When the Guest arrived the weather was hot and as with the majority of homes in the UK there is no air conditioning, there isn't usually a need for it, most people who live in the UK would agree with me when I say it is not usually as hot as it has been this summer. When I left the apartment I told the client I would try and get a fan to him, after a visit to no less than 5 shops I was unable to purchase a fan (due to many people buying them because of the unusually hot weather). I did explain that the windows have security locks on which means you can open the windows for ventilation quite safely.The apartment above this apartment was empty with people only moving in this week? There was no smell of urine in the public stair way when the cleaner came to clean? Every other guest we have had has commented on how quiet the place is, it is in a cul de sac so no passing foot traffic or cars? I have checked with the people living on the 2nd and 3rd floor and they have told me they were away for the weekend as it was a Bank Holiday? London is an expensive city and the cost of this studio is at least half the cost of staying in a local hotel and the property is decorated very well and has hotel standard linen and towels all appliances are less than 5 months old. London is a large busy city and Sth Ken is one of the most affluent areas, owners of properties can not control people in the street, it is a shame that these guest experienced noisy people during their stay, a first for us.The guest only called us once about having locked himself in! complaining fiercely about how bad it was that the lock didn't work shouting and being rude to the check in lady. When she arrived to sort out the problem she found he had used the keyring (although key shaped quiet clearly not a key) to lock the door and jammed it in the lock! Other than that we didn't hear from him and he never mentioned that he was leaving early, never complained directly to me nor the check out lady. Every single guest we have had has been happy I feel sorry for this guest that his stay in what is a lovely apartment was spoiled by some noisy people and some hot weather, people don't usually have cause to complain about hot weather in London it's usually the rain! What a shame people feel the need to rant on forums rather than talk about it face to face.
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton, Stanstead, Southend,
Nearest Train
0.5 Kilometres
South Kensington
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
A316
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Old Brompton Road
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Old Brompton Road
Car: not necessary

In the heart of the Museum district, walking distance to knightsbridge shopping and Hyde park for leisure and a short underground journey to the Theatre district.

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Availability & Rates

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South Kensington Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 2014 - Sep 28 2014
3 night minimum stay
£185
£1,166
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes We require a 30% non refundable deposit to secure a booking. The balance is payable 6 weeks prior to the arrival. A security deposit of GBP250 is payable prior to arrival and refunded within 7 days of departure minus any damages agreed. A final cleaning fee of GBP 95 is payable which includes the cost of laundry of the linen and cleaning of the apartment.
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Amenities

South Kensington Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Super King size bed which converts to 2 singles. With luxury white cotton bed linen.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • roller blading
  • tennis
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