Good for anyone but cooks.
Review Submitted: 25 March 2010
Date of Stay: February 2010
Although English I've lived in Japan for over ten years so when I go to England I like to cook the things I can't have in Japan; this apartment allowed me to do that but with more difficulty than I might have liked.
I should make clear that the pictures above, although illustrating an apartment of similar standard, are just plain wrong. I was clearly staying in some sort of alternate apartment but this is more observation than complaint.
After a minor confusion about arrival times we (my Japanese wife and I) were shown around "our" very modern home. It seemed clean and was big enough for four people.
The main problem was a lack of any instruction books for TV, Cable, Internet, Water Heater, Washing Machine, Dish Washer or anything else. Many of these we worked out, with time and difficulty, but the microwave proved beyond us as it was broken. This resulted in a lot of telephone calls (to Richard, Caroline and the very helpful "cleaner") and even a trip to security. The unit was replaced the same night but convincing Richard (the co-owner?) that there was a problem was more difficult than it should have been. The cooking utensils were of a markedly lower standard than the rest of the fittings. No oven glove, no chopping board, chipped plates, blunt knives: I was reminded of my days as a student. I might add that the towel heater in the shower room did not work.
For those interested in cooking there is an excellent supermarket some ten minutes of a quite pretty riverside walk away (but be careful of dog mess).
The local train was within a five minute walk and regular (every 20 minutes) if not frequent and gave good access to London depending upon the state of the tube service at your time of travel.
Despite the nearby building site the apartment was quiet other than for a nearby party that went on 'till 3 a.m. one night.
I enjoyed my stay once I'd mastered the facilities. I'd have enjoyed it more with a few instruction books and a better equipped kitchen but if you have no plans to cook other than tea, coffee or toast you will be very happy here.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
People with Disabilities,
Helpful votes: 7/7
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