|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
A charming flat full of character with high ceilings and situated in a restored Victorian building in the heart of London. At just 200m is the Holborn Tube station where you can catch the Piccadilly and Central lines to access easily all areas of the city. From this exceptional location you will be able to walk to the Capital’s main attractions within minutes. Take a stroll down and Covent Garden and Theatre District in just 5 minutes and catch an award winning show.
This property has full central heating and free WIFI internet access for your convenience.
For transportation needs, Holborn tube station is just 200M away giving easy access to all ends of the city. From here you can take the Piccadilly and Central lines, in just 2 stops from Leicester Square. If you like walking, then take a stroll to the British Museum just 5 minutes away.
This apartment has central heating throughout and free WIFI internet access for your comfort and convenience. If you are travelling for business or pleasure this property offers all you need for a successful trip.
There are two large bedrooms, including a roomy master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, wardrobes for your clothes and a flat screen TV. In the second bedroom is a double sized bed and large built-in closet. There is also a separate family bathroom with bath and overhead shower for unwinding after a long day out. Gilchrist and Soames soaps and lotions are provided for your comfort.
Blueprint Living Apartments offers a new experience in Central London short stay accommodation - boutique serviced apartments. Whether in town for one night or several months (depending on the property), our four star apartments have the look feel and cachet of boutique hotel rooms yet are more spacious and economical.
Our interior designed apartments provide all the creature comforts of a modern city home, combined with the level of service to suit you - just the tonic for leisure or business visitors tired of staying in hotels
Ocky Paller purchased this apartment in 2011
A bright and spacious flat situated in the heart of London, within a short walking distance of all the main attractions, including Oxford Street, the Theatre District and Covent Garden. Accommodating up to 4 people comfortably, you could not ask for a better location from which to discover the Capital.
Red Lion Apartment is a brand new, spacious and contemporary apartment in Bloomsbury, just a few minutes walk from Holborn tube station. It has 2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a large lounge with dining table and chairs. The area is notable for its array of garden squares and numerous academic institutions including University of London and University College London. Covent Garden with The Royal Opera House, its many theatres and popular street entertainers are close by as well as Oxford Street in the West End.
Exactly as described in a great location, with many restaurants in the same street.
Mostly quiet with a little noise in the daytime from builders renovating other apartments in the building. The apartment itself was spotlessly clean. Not really enough seating in the living room with cheap but adequate and clean furniture.
On arrival it was great to find coffee and tea, jam, cereal and some milk in the fridge and a fresh croissant each - nice touch. Nice toiletries and towels. My bed was really comfortable although my colleague said his gave him a backache.
There was a 90 GBP service fee added to the rental. It was a bit strange though - we hadn't expected the apartment to be serviced but every other day 2 croissants would be left on the kitchen counter and 1 time in the 9 day stay on the 3rd day the beds were made and the apartment cleaned, just the once. This irregularity, the alternate day croissants, builders in and out and making the beds only once actually made the apartment feel weird, insecure and your privacy violated rather than being looked after as was probably the intention. We didn't feel that we could leave any valuables like our passports laptops etc in the apartment so had to lug them around with us all day.
I would happily stay here again but hope they would either give full service or no service at all (I personally prefer the privacy of no service).
The apartment is exactly as pictured, clean, simple and bright. Reliable internet and a washer/ dryer in the apartment were a nice bonus. We were four people for a week and the housekeeping service came twice which was adequate. The location is exceptionally convenient. The Picadilly and Central line are a short walk away and the neighborhood is well served by busses. There are restaurants and food shops closeby. The kitchen is quite minimally equipped which could be a problem if you plan to cook. Communication with the manager was prompt and friendly.
Let's get the negatives out of the way first: given the cost of this apartment - remember, you need to add the 20% VAT to the quoted price - we expected more. When we arrived, we found that the mechanism for one of the street-facing windows was broken, making it impossible to close. As a result, our first night in the apartment, a Friday, was very noisy. In addition, several of the lightbulbs were burned out and the seal on the shower-head in the (very) small shower stall ( if you weigh more than 160 lbs. forget using it ) was broken, causing water to spray out in all directions, floor, the walls etc. Solution: get in first & close the doors, but only if one is willing to endure a half minute or so of icy water. Once brought to the property managers attention, she did the same day have the window repaired sufficiently for it to close and have the bulbs replaced, however, the shower-head issue, never was addressed in the nine days of our stay. The furnishings are inexpensive - one might even say "cheap" - don't be fooled by the appearance of the chair & sofa on the website - they have been either recovered or replaced with far less attractive items. The overall finish is "minimal" although the stove, oven, washer/dryer and dishwasher are high quality & work well. The kick-board beneath the refrigerator didn't fit properly and kept falling out. The smoke alarm is located in the kitchen area and frying anything seems to set it off. 1 drawer in the dresser in 1 of the bedrooms had become unattached from its track hardware and could not be fully closed
On the positive side, for those wishing to see the main sites of central London the location is excellent, almost everything being within a maximum 30 minute walk. Coming from Heathrow airport by Tube ( Piccadilly Line ) Holborn station is a 3 or 4 minute walk - no problem even with 2 large suitcases. There are many excellent shops a few minutes away, including groceries and a variety of restaurants almost right outside the door.
The apartment is on the second floor and very secure. The WiFi works well & is fast. The mattresses are good, as are the linens. Apart from the aforementioned first night, when we were kept awake by street noise, we slept well. The every 3 or 4-day maid service was much appreciated, as were the small food contributions: milk, cereal, Nespresso, tea, jams etc.
The apartment is great. Two good bedrooms. The bathrooms are also good. We missed a shower in one of them. Just the bath is not that confortable.
Towels and sheets were clean, but during the seven days we stayed there they sent the cleaners just two times, so we had to keep it cleaned.
The location is perfect.
The apartment's rental seems to be managed through a local company so we did not meet the owner but they served us well.
PLACES OF INTEREST:
ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL, London EC4M 8AD
Museum of London, 150 London Wall, London, Greater London EC2Y 5HN
Urban Golf, London, EC1A 9LA
Smithfield Market, 201-232 Charterhouse St, London EC1M 6JN
St Johns Gate, Clerkenwell Road
Barbican, Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DD
St John Bread and Wine, 94-96 Commercial St, London E1 6LZ
Guildhall Art Gallery, Guildhall Yard, London EC2P 2EJ, England
BANK OF ENGLAND MUSEUM, Threadneedle St EC2R 8AH, London EC2R 8AH, England (Islington / Clerkenwell)
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
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Your reservation is non-transferable and cannot be cancelled without charges.
If your plans change during your stay, please contact us at your earliest convenience, to either extend your stay or to advice of your early departure, every effort will be made to accommodate your request. Check out time is by 10 AM on day of departure.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.