Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens - Superb Location.


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'Cheap and Cheerful' in a Superb Location is exactly what it is. This is a small, 20 square meter (215 square feet) studio flat with lots of light and a superb location with WiFi. STRICTLY NON SMOKING NOTE ABOUT MINIMUM STAY: Please write to ask if you wish to fill a shorter stay gap. Note: The flat has now been repainted, the wooden Venetian blinds have been replaced with white blinds (be careful not to be too rough with the cords please), Thick white curtains for the winter. New flooring. Nice and fresh. The bath tub is old and there is a shower overhead. The Studio: Located on the 4th floor (5th floor for North Americans), with lift, with rooftop views. The whole of one wall is window so the flat is very light indeed. One comfortable double bed, ample storage space, desk, TV, small kitchenette with microwave, fridge, sink, two ring hob to cook on, kettle, storage, cutlery and crockery. Bathroom with wash basin, bathtub with overhead shower, toilet. Ideal for a single or a couple visiting London for a week or more. Although small, it is very light and airy. The location is absolutely superb with the whole of London within very easy reach. Where is it? : Just over a minute's walk from Kensington Gardens with the Peter Pan statue, Italian fountains, Kensington Palace. This just next to where Kensington Gardens joins Hyde Park. Wonderful for strolls and picnics. Walk through the park to the Royal Albert Hall, the museums of South Kensington and the up market areas of Kensington and Knightsbridge (with Harvey Nichols and Harrods). A 15 minute walk (if you don't want to take one of the many buses or the tube) to Park Lane, Mayfair or Oxford Street (Selfridges) or a little further to Bond Street. A 20 minute walk, or a short bus ride to Portobello Road. Transport is fantastic in this area: The flat is a two minute walk from Lancaster Gate tube station - very frequent and short journeys to Marble Arch, Bond Street, Oxford Street, Tottenham Court Road (for Soho and Theatreland) OR to Notting Hill, Holland Park or Shepherds Bush for the largest city centre shopping centre in Europe - Westfield. Many and frequent buses. If this is not enough, you will be a 5 minute walk from Paddington station with the Heathrow Express, Heathrow Connect and another 4 tube/underground lines. Mainline trains to the West of England - Bath, Oxford etc, Wales. Many buses available here too. Queensway, a 24 hour International eating area is just a 10 minute walk away. Super Location - London could not be easier than from this spot. NOTE: Check in - We always try to get you in as soon as possible however, if your flight arrives early in the morning you must understand that you will not be able to enter the studio until 1100 - that is the earliest we could do it. Check out is by 1100. STRICTLY NON SMOKING. Keywords: Studio

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  1. Natalia D.
    The flat is small but has absolutely everything needed for a week's vacation in London. Very light and clean. It is on the top, fourth floor, but there is a lift. Pretty quiet at night; in the evenings, though, you might hear the neighbours. The bed is very comfortable, there are two hot rings, microwave etc., exactly as advertised. A very small bathroom, a bit outdated, but clean. The location is great; steps to the Tube (Central Line), 5 minutes to Paddington Station, 10 minutes to a Waitrose supermarket, pubs/restaurants next door. Walking distance to the Kensington Palace, Royal Albert Hall, Victoria & Albert Museum. For those who like longer walks, only two miles to Piccadilly Circus, and the walk in itself is great, along (or through) Hyde Park and then nice, cosy streets of Mayfair. The owners are great, very fast to respond and helpful. Even if you didn't have a chance to plan in advance your sightseeing itinerary, Don, the owner's dad, who will meet you on your arrival at the flat, will give you great hints so that you won't miss anything. You will find maps and other helpful tips in a box under the window-sill. There is internet connection, which is also helpful. If you are a couple going on vacation to London, we would definitely recommend this location. Thank you, Don and Derek, for all of your guidance and hospitality! 18 June 2017 - 16:35:00
  2. Andrej G.
    The flat/apartment is simple but has everything for a comfortable stay. There is a nice hob/stovetop to cook your meals and plenty of pots, pans & dishware. What really makes this flat special is its great location. You're less than 5 minutes walk from Lancaster Gate Tube station (metro/subway) and Hyde Park. If you don't mind a 20 minute walk you can get to the museums on Exhibition Road by simply walking south through Hyde Park. Grab a coffee and relax in the park along the way. There are several supermarkets, corner stores and restaurants in the area so food is not a problem. The owner, Derek, is very hospitable and dealing with him was a pleasure. He tried his very best to accommodate us and we're extremely pleased with this flat. When coming back to London, we'll be sure to first check if this flat is available. 29 September 2010 - 17:43:14
  3. This flat is in the most excellent location imaginable. You are only a 3 minute walk to Paddington station and about a minute from Lancaster Gate. Across the street from Lancaster Gate is Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens. London is really at your doorstep! The flat itself is small, but clean and Derek is very helpful if there is a problem. For the money, you could not find a better spot to explore London. 23 March 2011 - 20:57:09
  4. We really enjoyed exploring London from this location. We were able to easily get to all areas of the city from one of the 3 tube stations around us or the many buses. It was also handy having a grocery, laundromat, and multiple restaurants on our block. The apartment itself was clean and bright and extremely functional. Overall it was a great place and I would recommend it to any individual or couple wanting to visit London from an excellent location. 09 November 2011 - 04:17:30
  5. Peter Suchcicki
    I stayed with my girlfiend Dec 26 - January 1, before going to Bath for an overnight before headed back to the States (Boston). I was looking for cheap accomoadtion since hotels are so pricey, and the inexpensive ones dont usually have their own bathroom. This place was easy access from Paddington Station, so it was easy from the airport (Heathrow). It was also close to two tube lines, (1-3 min walks). The neighborhood was safe and there are plenty of small shops and restaurants in walking distance. If you are looking for a great deal, and plan to be sightseeing, travelling, etc, this place is amazing. It was a fantastic way to stay so close to the action at such a reasonable price. Derek even accomadeted me by having some friends meet me since it was Boxing Day and he wasnt available. It really worked out great, and If I come back to London before I make it big, I will most certainly be checking for this place. Thanks Derek! one year later and I finally got around to my review! 03 December 2012 - 16:44:51
  6. Hanne
    Very nice, light and clean studio. Not very big but with an excellent position. The area is very charming and it is only 5 minutes from the nearest tube. Derek is a very kind and helpfull host. 17 July 2013 - 20:18:38
  7. Leo H.
    Great location: Kensington park, where you can unwind after a day of sightseenig, is just a couple of minutes walk. Dereck and his dad were really helpful hosts. Yes, the pub nearby was noisy, but such were pretty much all the flats we rented in big touristy cities. One big advantage for us was that it was close enough to Paddington train station, which is a Heathrow train terminal, to roll our suitcases all the way to the flat. 18 August 2013 - 08:15:06
  8. Birgit H.
    Ein kleines, aber feines Appartement mitten in London. Die Lage ist toll, da man nur wenige Minuten bis zur nchsten U-Bahn- Station oder in den wunderschnen Hydepark braucht. Die Strasse, in der das App. liegt, zeigt den typisch englischen Charme und ist glcklicherweise deutlich ruhiger als die meisten Strassen. Der Vermieter ist sehr nett und hilfsbereit. Das Preis-Leistungsverhltnis ist hervorragend. 18 August 2013 - 10:18:11
  9. Boubou
    This flat was exactly what we needed. It was well arranged and perfectly well situated, next to the tube station. The district is great, and everything is at hand. We have passed perfect holidays. 31 August 2013 - 09:16:13
  10. Michael D.
    My partner and I stayed for one week and could not have been happier. The property's caretaker (Don) was helpful (suggested sites to visit) and we were greeted with nibbles upon our arrival. The accommodations were well fit for two. We had everything we needed to make our stay as comfortable as possible. The location is in fact central to everything. We will be back. Thank you Derek (and Don)! 09 September 2013 - 22:35:07
  11. Kimberly
    My friend and I stayed there for just 1 week in september.We found it very suitable for two young girls( we're just 18) anyway we really spent a good time. The owner, Don, was a very kind person, he talked us as a granfather and he gave as a lot of useful suggestions about the city. As far as the studio is concerned, it's located in a very comfortable zone, indeed you can reach the underground and the bus station in few minutes, and even if it's small, it's a very nice apartment, good equipped and very clean. Thank you Derek and Don! 27 September 2013 - 18:03:41
  12. Valérie C.
    This studio was perfect for our girls getaway. We stayed one week and we couldn't be more satisfied by the location of the studio as it is very easy to go anywhere in London thanks to the tube which is only 2 minutes away and which can lead everywhere. The flat was very bright and we had everything we needed. A special note to Don who was so nice and welcoming to us and who gave us some very helpful tips for the visits. For sure this is an address to remember if one of us was to come back to London for holidays. 24 August 2014 - 10:46:00
  13. Juliette w.
    My friend and i had a really nice stay in this studio. The studio is comfortable, clean and have everything that necessary (towels, good bed, cooking stuff, ...). We were welcome by Derek father don who gave us a wonderful welcome (explanation about how the city work, monuments to visit he even pepared for us some food which was very thoughtful. We are two young girls and we felt very safe in this neibourghood, the studio is really close to the subway station (3-5 minutes) and next to Kensington Gardens. We highly recommand this studio because it's well located, it's clean and comfortable, and because it's so much nicer than the htel. So don't hsitate and enjoy your stay ! 29 August 2014 - 21:39:56
  14. Richard B.
    We had a great time while visiting London, and the Flat played a big part in that. It was very comfortable and Don (the owner's Father) was very helpful and free with tips and information about getting around London. It was also centrally located, and very close to several tube stations. Although the Flat was very comfortable, I would not recommend it for individuals with mobility issues, as the shower/bath would be hard to negotiate in that instance. Will definitely try to book the Flat again on my next visit to London. 31 August 2014 - 17:30:14
  15. Alyssa
    We loved our stay in this flat. The location was superb and it's bigger and brighter than the photos suggest. Don met us at the apartment and was very eager with suggestions and tips for our stay. Could have been a bit cleaner (especially the bathroom), but overall, we were very happy with it. Would stay there again and enthusiastically recommend to a single or couple looking to stay in an excellent location in London. 06 October 2014 - 12:21:24
  16. Jessica S.
    My husband and I loved this studio. It is in a fantastic location, especially so, if it is your first time visiting London. Hyde Park is right next store and Paddington Station and Lancaster Gate are very close so if you're taking the tube it is always easy to get back home. It is small, but has all you need. The only think keeping me from rating it five stars was that the bathroom could have been a little cleaner. I know there had been an issue the renter was in the process of having fixed while we were staying, but there was some soap grime and such that should have been cleaned a little more thoroughly prior to our visit. However, it was still overall very clean and my husband and I loved meeting Derek's father, Don, who regaled us with many tales of London's past! We really enjoyed our stay. 09 July 2015 - 17:45:39
  17. Leswar
    The apt was perfect for our needs. Once the elevator is fixed it would work for all types of visitors. Don, Derek's uncle is the absolute BEST ambassador for the apartment and London as well! Many thanks! 30 September 2015 - 17:30:46
  18. Paola B.
    We had, my litte daughter and me, a verry nice stay in this studio, first because its central situation in Westminter City, next to tube, to several buses and Hyde Parck. It is louminous, clean et intelligently equiped - excellent bed, all kitchen necessary,household linen etc.Kind reception by Don, Dereck's father alwys kind and available. We'll retourn! 19 April 2016 - 17:34:31
  19. Heidi B.
    We were very pleased with this place. It is a terrific price. The pictures are a bit locker and they have changed the furnishings around and it works better. A lovely duvet is on the bed. It is a great location for the tube and parks. Don is a sweetie who gave us all the info we could need This place is not fancy but is clean and cosy It's four floors up and the elevator worked fine and the stairs are easy to use if you wish We would stay there again and would and have recommended it. Thank you for a lovely stay! 05 August 2017 - 10:18:00
  20. Anita H.
    The flat is simple and unassuming, and a perfect home base for your holiday. The bed is comfortable, the water is hot, its clean and theres WiFi, which is really all we need in a place to stay. We cooked in a couple of nights, and had everything necessary to prepare a simple meal. Don, Dereks father, is delightful and will tell you all you need to know about the area. Youre close to 2 underground stations and can get anywhere you need to go with no problem. Its not fancy, and is a little worn, but its homey and comfortable, and we would stay there again in a minute. 09 January 2018 - 14:09:00

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