Flat Perfect for Olympic Touring
Submitted: August 11, 2012
Stayed: July 2012
Our daughter swam on the USA Swimming Team, and we needed a convenient place to stay. This flat in Whitechapel was a great location to get to the public tube and bus system, and was reasonably priced. The flat is stylish with modern kitchen conveniences and colorful wall paint. We had four adults in the flat; two in the bedroom and two slept on the pull-out sofa (full) and the accompanying pull-out ottoman bed (twin) which are in the living room. Having sleeping space in the living room necessitated folding up the beds each morning to make way for sitting, eating at the dining table, etc, but it was easy to do. We did come back late at night several times, but the taxi was able to pull up right outside the front entrance and we didn't feel unsafe. The neighborhood does have a very high concentration of ethnic residents who run the market stalls on the street during the day, and the storefronts at night. We enjoyed trying some different foods and desserts from our usual American fare. Rolf was extremely helpful before, during and even after our stay, accommodating us with items when needed, and many directions, and suggestions. We can't imagine having a better landlord. The building is old, in a charming sort of way, and the stairwell does need some paint and new carpet but once inside, the flat is clean and modern. The rooftop garden area is a neat place to view the city. Overall, a great stay!
Owner's Response: It was so exciting to have a Gold medallist staying at the flat and help such a wonderful family enjoy the city! London is a changed place with these great memories. We're updating the building soon and the area is transforming to the one of the most exciting in London - really looking forward to your stay again (and also see Lauren swim and win in Rio 2016 - that's the plan!) -- Rolf
Helpful votes: 4/4
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