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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
London, England

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peterwT54...
Wayland, Massachusetts
2 reviews
“Much, much better than any hotel we could afford (for the 5 of us) -- a great week”
Reviewed May 13, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

We stayed in London for a week this April with our 17 year old daughter and twin 15 year old boys. Our boys tend to be flexible about sleeping arrangements -- though it wasn't too hard for them to adapt comfortably to the couch and the pull-out bed in the front living room. They occasionally reported some noise at night from the pubs and restaurants below, although this wasn't really a problem. Our daughter loved the narrow, quiet bedroom toward the back with attached bath, while we slept in the larger bedroom, also quiet. The five of us did NOT feel cramped at all -- the apartment is furnished in a spare & open style (with lots of light) which seems to create more space than there actually is, and we all came to enjoy returning and relaxing after our long days in the city. It turned out to be a relatively conflict and exasperation free week for us (a small miracle!)

To get anything commensurate in a hotel for the five of us, it seemed that we would have had to book two adjacent rooms, or to accept some odd and uncomfortable looking larger rooms that a few hotels advertised.

We used the Holborn tube station most often, a 5 minute walk away, which is where we bought our groceries as well (Sainsbury's next to Holborn tube) -- but mostly we simply hiked out and explored in every direction. This apartment is magnificently located -- we walked to Covent Garden, Soho, Trafalgar Square, across the river to the South Bank, to St. Paul's Cathedral -- and on and on...

The owner's family was quite helpful and easy to deal with.

one warning - if you have any problem with stairs, the apartment is up two relatively narrow flights.

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Liked best: tremendous location and spare tasteful well-lit decor
Liked least: no complaints
Travelling group: Teenagers
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Leslie919
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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“wonderful central London apartment”
Reviewed March 13, 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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great location of a quirky apartment that was perfect for a family group of 5 adults. plenty of space. Rachel was attentive and available and made our stay problem free- walk to everything- easy access to underground

Travelling group: Extended Family
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Jaroslav5...
Novosibirsk, Russia
1 review
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“heart of london”
Reviewed January 8, 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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Location is extraudinary. I am happy we had discovered this offer. I am already recommending the place to many of my friends. Hosts are flexible and welcoming. Calm neighbourhood despite the fact that pub is right downstairs. Tube stations and supermarket are within 5-10 minutes. Small shop is just 50 steps away.
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I stayed in many apartments worldwide and it was quite unusual to notify owners that 5 lights are out of order and have them not fixed during our stay. I fixed some minor furniture problems myself with screwdriver. Living room windows will definitely benefit of washing, etc.
To sum - I think the property deserves a little more of attention even if it sells well as it is.

Mind that you are not allowed to use fireplace.
Mind that futon is short - don't rely on it as sleeping place for a tall person.

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Travelling group: Young Children
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Dmitriy S
Houston, Texas, Usa
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“Great location flat in the center of London!”
Reviewed September 8, 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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What a great vacation this turned out to be. We were greeted by the owner's daughter after she buzzed us into her flat. She was very nice and accommodating and made sure to make us feel welcome. The owners were extremely responsive and I really appreciated that.

As for the flat itself, it was perfect for our stay. I traveled with my parents who got the bedroom with the full bed, while my brother and I slept on the fold out couch, which was a full bed as well. Both beds were comfortable! The flat is on the small side, but its located right in the heart of Covent Garden, central London. There were 2 bathrooms as well. No air conditioning but it was completely unnecessary. The majority of Londoners do not have AC as they just open their windows and let the cool breeze in. The flat was extremely walkable to Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden piazza, and most importantly the tube at Holborn.

One word of caution is that there are a few bars right next to the flat and if you sleep with the windows open, there is noise until the bars close and people leave (about 1am). However, if you go out at night as we did then you don't run into this problem ;). It's Central London, there's going to be noise. The kitchen had a tea kettle and full kitchen which allowed us to eat breakfast in the morning after picking up a few goodies at the local market. Also, the owners had a few outlet adapters for us as well :).

Thanks again!

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Liked best: Location
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Reviewed August 22, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

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Onomea
Papaikou, Hawaii
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“Excellent Location!”
Reviewed July 25, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

This was such an incredible location. So close to everything and the Tube stations. Easy walk to Covent Garden and a dozen other things. We had our family of five and it worked out just fine. The bar downstairs can make the front room noisy, but the 2 bedrooms were very quiet.

Travelling group: Extended Family
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MariaG531...
Siena, Italy
2 reviews
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“Fantastic location”
Reviewed June 27, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

We had a great time in this flat. It's fine clean and its location is fantastic to explore London. Covent garden is a wonderful area and we rarely used the tube. Nick was very kind with us and we'll come back here in our next trip in London.

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Liked best: Cleaning and location
Travelling group: Family with Teenagers
Your age range 50-64
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