|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
It’s hard to believe that this sleek, cosmopolitan residence was once a coach house. Today, instead of horses, this beautiful property is home to some of London’s most discerning visitors. It has been tastefully designed and finished to the highest quality, with everything you need for an unforgettable break.
Located in a traditional mews just around the corner from Russell Square tube, The Old Coach House offers a peaceful retreat from the buzz of the city. Bloomsbury is a friendly neighbourhood with green spaces, unusual independent shops, buzzing cafes and excellent restaurants offering food from all over the world. Yet a short walk or tube journey will take you to St. Pancras and King’s Cross stations, the British Museum, Covent Garden and to London’s West End, famous for its world class theatre. Nearby Coram’s fields will make you smile – it’s a park to which adults are only allowed if accompanied by children!
The property has three bedrooms, the largest one with a super-king size bed (or two twin beds if you prefer), a double room and a further bedroom with twin beds. A family bathroom serves the bedrooms upstairs and there is an additional wet room on the ground floor. The spacious reception room has original stable doors to the front, with sliding floor to ceiling windows within - push these wide open and you can ‘bring the outside indoors’! A fully-equipped bespoke kitchen, fitted with Siemens appliances, wine cellar and Joseph & Joseph utensils, has a small breakfast counter and offers open plan dining.
We go to extreme lengths to give you the best possible night’s sleep. We are talking about the ultimate level of comfort – bespoke, hand-made in the UK beds and mattresses, made specifically for Merino Hospitality in partnership with the official bed makers for the Rolls-Royce Enthusiast Club, EPOC. Ours are layered with over 12 inches of Merino wool, white cotton felt, cambric, silk and individually pocketed springs to make you feel like you’re sleeping on a cloud.
You may need to work whilst staying with us, in which case we hope the HDMI connectivity and reliable Wi-Fi will be useful. Then relax and unwind in front of your Sony BRAVIA 55″ Full HD Smart LED TV with Netflix and a SONOS audio system. We hope you will find the spacious and light-filled interior of The Old Coach House, which has solar-powered underfloor heating throughout, a restful place to unwind.
Other facilities include LED lighting and solar heating system with underfloor heating throughout, whilst skylights and floor to ceiling sliding windows flood the house with natural light. You will also find a washer/dryer (detergent and softener provided), a large dishwasher (tablets included), iron with board and hair dryers in every bedroom, as well as luxury amenities by Aromatherapy Associates and Pecksniff’s, soft towels and top quality bedlinen. Fresh fruits, flowers and a small selection of groceries will be waiting for you on arrival (including a bottle of wine, juice, milk, eggs, bread, butter, crisps, chocolates, biscuits and sweets). Cooking spices, salt, pepper, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, sugar, tea and coffee are all supplied free of charge, as are cleaning materials for your daily needs. Additional housekeeping is also available on request for a small surcharge. Stays of 7+ nights benefit of complimentary weekly cleaning and linen change.
At Merino Hospitality we specialise in providing boutique accommodation with a very personal five-star service, tailored specifically to your needs. We have a small number of luxury serviced apartments and houses, superbly located in the heart of London.
We are not in the business of providing impersonal, soulless accommodation. We want you to find a home-from-home, in a beautifully designed, relaxed and private setting. With central London on your doorstep and the professional help of our small, friendly team, Merino Hospitality offers something very special.
You may be coming to London on holiday, to relax with family and friends and to see the capital’s famous landmarks. Perhaps you are visiting on business, to affirm partnerships, seal contracts or do some strategic planning. You may be relocating to London or need accommodation whilst renovating your own property. Whatever the reason, we understand that your needs are unique to you, which is why our serviced apartments come in various shapes and sizes and we tailor our services to fulfil your expectations. Each spacious home is individually designed to the highest specification, with its own character and charm. All of our properties are finished with the Merino Hospitality attention to detail, with the modern amenities you would expect and ultimately with your comfort in mind.
We would look forward to welcoming you to your private accommodation in London. We want your stay to be as relaxing and enjoyable as possible. So, however long you’re with us, whether its two nights, two weeks or longer, we will do our utmost to exceed your expectations, with helpful and efficient, yet unobtrusive service.
Many of our guests chose to come back and stay with Merino Hospitality again and again, but for now. . . let’s keep it a secret!
Please make yourself at home and if there is anything you need to know, do give us a call.
With our best wishes,
Louise and Caio Merino
Merino Hospitality purchased this house in 2013
Your satisfaction is our number one priority. We know how important a well-deserved holiday is when you have worked so hard for it. Time to relax is precious and we all want holiday memories to cherish. Business travel can be tiring and impersonal hotel surroundings aren’t often conducive to an enjoyable trip. We will do our utmost to make you feel at home.
Our discerning guests come from all over the world and all walks of life, amongst them are business owners, executives, technology and media professionals, doctors, lawyers, university lecturers, small and large families, even cartoonists! We are delighted to help those with small children, as well as those with more adult student offspring and we can cater to all your needs.
Merino Hospitality offers you a peaceful space of your own, with many of London’s great visitor attractions, business and financial areas on your doorstep. Bloomsbury is a friendly neighbourhood with great transport links, excellent amenities and lovely green spaces. Staying with Merino Hospitality you will enjoy all the benefits of a full-time resident, with the support of our responsive and professional team on hand to help you when you need it. So when you’ve walked around the sites or worked hard at the office, you can concentrate on unwinding as if you were at home.
Did we mention that our founders actually personally test our properties regularly to ensure quality control? Our cleaning standards are second to none and if you are OCD over it, you've found your perfect match in Merino Hospitality!
We also carry out the maintenance of our properties in-house so your home in London is always functioning to its best.
Merino Hospitality is the brainchild of Louise Carr-Merino and her husband Caio Merino. The couple originally met during their studies at Les Roches Hotel Management School in Switzerland and went on to gain a wealth of experience working for some of the world’s most respected luxury brands. Merino Hospitality was conceived in 2012 to translate their passion for hospitality and welcoming comfort into a company that delivers an unparalleled and refreshing accommodation experience.
Your satisfaction is our number one priority and our moto is straight-forward:
Comfort. Convenience. Privacy. Joy.
At Merino Hospitality, we also offer full concierge services and our guests benefit from our exclusive partnerships with the best local businesses, from classic car hire to art dealers.
We guarantee a warm welcome and outstanding properties on every stay!
In December, my wife and I stayed in London for a weekend after visiting our son, who is studying in Winchester. Based on our friend’s recommendation, we chose the Colonnade apartment in Bloomsbury area. Caio, the hotel proprietor of Merino Hospitality, met us at the apartment and explained everything carefully, including the facilities, location and other transport details.
The interior of the apartment is very tidy and neat. We just felt like home and the standard of it is excellent. The apartment is in Zone 1 and it is within two minutes’ walk from/to Russell Sq. underground station. It is only 15 minutes away from the London shopping and famous theatre district. The apartment is clearly in the luxury class of its own and comparable (even exceed) to any five-star hotel in Central London.
We have no hesitation to recommend this apartment to our friends and relatives in both Hong Kong and China.
We were very pleased with our stay at this wonderful VRBO in Bloomsbury London. The location was great and the accommodations extremely comfortable. Prior to our arrival, the owners were extremely responsive to our inquiries and very helpful upon our arrival. Highly recommend staying here!
Loved our brief stay at this wonderful, contemporary and quiet apartment on a charming cobblestoned street in Central London. On top of the stylish and tidy accommodations, our hosts included some extras not usually provided including a large basket of fresh fruit, some farm fresh eggs along with some other snacks and a bottle of wine. The upstairs bedrooms had skylights with shades which made it very open, light and bright. The bathrooms had some nice toiletries provided. And there were two markets and some restaurants & shops in an outdoor mini-mall just a block away. Would definitely recommend a stay.
Property was super cute, just as portrayed in pictures. Fantastic location - convenient to Underground station but also easy to grab taxis, and just a few blocks to the British Museum, but the property was so quiet - it was nice to get away from some of the hectic touristy areas of London and feel like we were in a true neighborhood. Three grocery stores just a few blocks away, so it was easy to have meals in our home. The Merino staff was so nice - following up via email before our arrival and meeting us at the property, with a welcome food basket included! We had plenty of room for our three kids. Highly recommend!
Owners were amazing, location is great and comfortable. Stores and all the sites are close. We will be staying again!!
My family (including 3 teenagers) stayed at this property at the end of June. I can't say enough about the property or the location. The apartment was immaculately clean and the 3 bedrooms easily accommodated our family of 5. All toiletries provided, we had the fastest wifi we had during our stay in the UK, and a well-stocked welcome basket was waiting for us on our arrival. Caio and his team were available to make recommendations about local places to eat and to help us with anything we might need during our stay. The location is just around the corner from Russell Square station which provided access to all of London's tourist spots, and it is an easy walk to the British Museum. The ability to find places like this one is the reason I continue to use VRBO for all of our family vacations.
My family stayed at this property at the end of spring. We loved it! The location was fabulous: a two minute walk from Russell Square station, a five minute walk to a well-stocked supermarket, and lots of interesting attractions all around.
Caio and his wonderful team couldn't have been more welcoming. They were fantastic, friendly, and helpful. They made it clear that, should we need anything, they were available to help.
The house itself was beautiful. Modern furnishings filled large rooms that were kept immaculately clean. A good-sized kitchen, an entertainment system, and wifi meant that the house was able to function as a home away from home.
Importantly, though, the house was comfortable. Although it is situated in the centre of London, it is perfectly quiet. Beds were comfortable. It was easy to get a good night's sleep after a day of touring.
Not only is the neighbourhood convenient, but it is safe. We walked around at night, and felt very secure.
We loved our stay in this house. We hope to stay in it again when we return to London. I would recommend it to anyone wanting a comfortable place to live in while they're visiting London.
Located in a traditional mews just around the corner from Russell Square tube, the house offers a peaceful retreat from the buzz of the city.
Bloomsbury is a friendly neighbourhood with green spaces, unusual independent shops, buzzing cafes and excellent restaurants offering food from all over the world. Yet a short walk or tube journey will take you to St. Pancras / King’s Cross, Euston and Waterloo train stations, the British Museum, Covent Garden, Soho, Chinatown, Oxford Street, London’s West End, famous for its world class theatre, The City, St Paul's Cathedral, Regent Street, Bond Street and much more. Nearby Coram’s fields will make you smile – it’s the last park of its kind to which adults are only allowed if accompanied by children!
Bloomsbury is the literary heart of London and often referred to as Midtown due to its superb central location and ease of access to all corners of London.
Lambs Conduit Street - hidden away in the back streets between Holborn and Bloomsbury, you won’t find it on any tourist map or city guide but those who are in the know or happen to stumble across the street instantly fall in love with its unique charm. It’s a street that feels different, it’s as if you aren’t in central London, with a cosmopolitan mix of Cafe’s, Restaurants, Boutiques and Galleries and it’s great for shopping and relaxing but yet a very residential area with hundreds of apartments in the surrounding streets, as well as a vast amount of council homes. This is what makes Lambs Conduit Street so special and so unique, it still has that community spirit that has sadly been etched away from so many old neighbourhoods in Central London. Nothing beats an afternoon lunch sitting out on the street with the sun on your back, in absolute peace and quiet – yet only 5 minutes’ walk from Holborn tube station? – That’s quite surreal.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Oct 31 2016 - Dec 17 2016
2 night minimum stay
EARLY 2017 SPECIAL
Jan 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$629|
In order to deliver the very best to our guests, we are very selective of our clients. PARTIES ARE NOT ALLOWED, but this is your home in town and of course you are welcome to have your family friends and relatives around.
We aim to make you feel at home and that is reflected not only by the quality of our properties and furnishing, but also the friendly service that we offer our guests. We are always available and with our office just around the corner, never too far away.
Stays of 7+ nights have a complimentary midstay cleaning. Extra housekeeping services can be arranged for £40/day
We respect your privacy and we want you to enjoy your time on your own terms so our interaction during your stay is as much or as little as you want it to be. We are pretty good at understanding your needs so please ask as many questions as you want!