|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
This well appointed recently refurbished apartment has all one would desire for a visit to one of the world's most interesting capitals. The spacious open plan living room, dining /kitchen area on the third floor, overlooks the leafy Westbourne Terrace, with wifi internet, telephone for local calls and satellite TV. The kitchen is well equipped with oven, microwave/oven, warming drawer, fridge freezer, mini wine fridge. The apartment sleeps six, a duplex with a spiral staircase taking you up to spend a quiet nights sleep before embarking on the tourist trail. The main bedroom has a queen double bed with an ensuite bathroom with bath and shower. The second bedroom has two single beds. This also has an ensuite bathroom with shower. Adjacent to this bathroom are the utilities of washing machine and dryer. The large sofa bed in the living room, sleeps two people comfortably, with the added convenience of another wc and hand basin on this floor.
How to get around: The apartment is extremely close to Paddington Station, and the Heathrow express ., it is also situted between two tube stations - Lancaster Gate and Paddington, both only two minutes walk away. If you would prefer to cycle, one of the new cycle stations is just by Lancaster Gate tube station, great for cycling across the park - the first 30 minutes are free.
Activities: If you like to jog first thing in the morning - then this is the ideal apartment for you. Hyde Park is 100 metres walk away.The park offers a huge range of activities from boating on the Serpentine (also swimming in the summer months) to horse riding, tennis, cycling, roller blading and skateboarding.
if you consider shopping an activity then you have all you require nearby a short bus ride away - Oxford Street with all its shops including Selfridges, and Regent Street with Hamleys toy store . Or across the Park to Knightsbridge and Harrods.
Antques maybe of interest -Portobello road is not far away - which has one of the world's largest antique street markets.
Very comfortable and spacious flat. Everything you need for a short stay. We enjoyed our holiday in London so much. Thank you.
Look forward to staying again soon.
Stayed for a week in June and everything about our experience was great. A couple of minutes to Paddington, same to Lancaster Gate or catching a bus on Bayswater Road, the location was great. Kids thought the spiral staircase was cool, and the adults navigated it well. Would stay there again.
I wish I could give this property 2 separate ratings- a 5 for location and some amenities but hardly a 3 for sleeping and maintainence, so a 4 it is.
First the great stuff- The location- close walking distance to both Paddington Station and Lancaster gate tube stop for ease of travel around London and ease to/ from Heathrow. It is a busy area but we still had no issues with traffic noise. A others mention it is on the fourth floor with some steep stairs near the end and the spiral staircase inside, so be prepared.
The amenities- if all working properly, the apartment offers great amenities for a longer stay- the kitchen is relatively new with large fridge/freezer, dishwasher, wine fridge,plenty of cookware and extra supplies like salt, sugar, etc. Full size washer and dryer in a small laundry area upstairs, satellite TV, Wifi (if working, more on this later)
Size- having 2.5 bathrooms is a bonus and the 2 full bathrooms are good size, bedrooms are small, especially if you want to use both twin beds in the second room- sofabed solved this.
Now the just ok- clean but not spotless and showing wear and tear.
Sleep- the mattress in the main bedroom really is very hard and tilts down towards your feet (old Building), I had some back issues from sleeping on it, but I am sensitive to this, others may tolerate it ok. There are no black out blinds in either room and in fact there were no blinds up in the second room when we arrived. Bring a mask if the light bothers you. The apartment was clean enough, not spotless, but there were several things that required maintainence and I have told the owner about them so hopefully they are fixed, she probably should spend a night or 2 there once in a while to see what needs repaired.
The lights in the common stairwells were all burnt out, making it impossible to get the key in the door and unlock it without a flashlight- thank goodness for cell phone lights. The blinds as mentioned above, we hung some broken ones and just didn't touch them the rest of stay for fear of them falling off.
Our biggest issue was the Wifi going out early in our stay - the owner was apologetic and had us calling the company and her son to try to get it fixed, we really didn't have the time to do this as we wanted to be out site seeing, and it was all to no avail anyway as it was never fixed for the last 4 days of our stay. Very frustrating.
Communication with owner was o/w good, would stay again if things are kept up better.
We had a great trip to London and staying at the apartment was a big part of it. Here are some pros and cons regarding the apartment.
Pro: The photos of the apartment are accurate. It is not fancy but clean and bright with lots of room for four people (my husband and I and two teenage sons). The second bedroom is pretty small and my younger son opted to sleep on the couch instead and that worked out fine. The location is fantastic, situated between Paddington and Lancaster Gate stations. We took the Heathrow Connect to Paddington and the apartment is about a 5 minute walk. We purchased Travelcards for the Tube and used them several times each day, great value! We walked to the Waitrose on Edgeware Rd several times for groceries but there are smaller stores closer by. The apartment is situated on a busy road but even with the windows open, the noise didn't disturb our sleep. We did not meet the owner, but correspondence with Janet was prompt and friendly.
Cons: It is quite a haul (4 flights of stairs) to get up to the apartment so it is not the place for someone with mobility issues but that is mentioned in the description so we knew that going in. I wish there would have been a few more supplies. There was only enough detergent for one load of laundry and just one roll of toilet paper for each bathroom. The cleaning crew left a ratty sponge and rag in the sink but no replacements. While my husband had no issue with the bed in the master, it is more like a futon mattress and I struggled for a good night's sleep.
The apartment was adequate but little things that could be improved keep me from giving it a 5 star rating. However, that would not keep me from recommending the apartment to friends interested in visiting London. The price, location and communication with the owner make up for the little shortcomings.
We stayed here with our two children and loved the apartment. It was spotlessly clean, well appointed and stylish, with plenty of space. The kids loved the spiral staircase and we loved the luxury of a second (and third!) bathroom. Everything is close, including the tube, the park and great restaurants. Highly recommended.
This is a gorgeous apartment and so conveniently located to both the tube and national rail lines for both touring around London or taking trips a bit further afield. The apartment is very well appointed, very clean and is just as described.
We spent 5 wonderful nights and as a family of 6 with 4 teenagers we had plenty of room and a brilliantly equipped kitchen to whip up teenager-type snacks and lovely meals with great supermarkets so handy. But with many fantastic restaurants also nearby we really had the best of both worlds. The owner was great to communicate with and gave us much appreciated advice.
Thank you so much form making our stay in London so memorable
We have just returned from a week's holiday in London. This apartment was perfect in every way - just what we had hoped for.
The on line description and photos are excellent - though beware the duplex apartment is at the top of the building, so there are some stairs to climb before you enter the apartment itself! Everything was in beautiful condition and there was even a drawer with some basic condiments and tea / coffee / hot chocolate etc in it (we left some further supplies when we left too).
We were in London for the Olympics, but also visited various tourist attractions such as Madame Tussaud's which was very local. There are 2 very close underground stations at either Lancaster Gate (central line) or Paddington (various lines), so there was easy access to all of London.
Normally I write a review on how good any accommodation has been for a keen runner (my husband runs 10km daily before breakfast!) - in this case I would say that the flat was particularly good as even I managed 2 runs round Hyde Park - it really is a stone's throw away. So even a not very good runner had access to excellent facilities!
We are a family of 5 with teenage kids - the 12 and 15 yr olds were happy in the small but adequate bedroom upstairs and the 18 yr old took possession of the sofa bed. We had the small, but perfectly good double room with good en suite bathroom facilities. Hot water was plentiful and the flat was a good temperature. There are numerous restaurants nearby, but frankly with the transport system being so easy, you can eat out, visit theatres or go shopping all within a short distance.
Having a good TV and nice lounge was also good for us so we could watch Olympic events from our flat before heading out.
If staying in London again, I would come back to the same property and would happily vouch for this one if anyone needs a verbal reference. Dealing with the owners was simple and uncomplicated - we didn't have any problems but there were mobile numbers available in case we did.
In summary - great flat, great location, great service - would definitely visit again if in the area. The running round Hyde Park was, of course, optional but definitely to be recommended!!
Looking for the ideal holiday property to rent to visit London and all the various attractions - Here it is - situated in the leafy Westbourne Terrace - a whiff of Victorian past with the delightful stuccoed buildings of that era. With the Heathrow Express and two tube stations - Paddington and Lancaster Gate only minutes away. Only a stone's throw from Hyde Park with its walks and horseriding, paths and grass areas and the Serpentine Lido with paddling pool and waterside tables, even swimming in the summer months. A walk across the park to Knightsbridge and if you are a shopaholic this is the ideal shopping area with all the great names and of course the infamous Harrods. Or walk eastwards towards Oxford and Regent street you will find all you desire. If museums are your desire then off to Kensington, again walking across the park, to Victoria & Albert Museum or Science museum. And lastly the largest antique street market of Portobello is not far away.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 11 2014 - Dec 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
The minimum rental period is five nights. For stays of four nights there would be a supplement of £60.00
The refundable security deposit is £250.00. This is paid prior to the rental period and refunded after the apartment has been checked and the keys returned.
Monthly rate, if available, would be £3,500.00 all inclusive. From January 2014 monthly rate would be £4,000.00
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (GBP) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.