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ENTIRE STUDIO flat in a recently renovated stylish Victorian house. Sited in ZONE 2, London within 5 mins walk of New Cross Gate rail station- 6 min train to London Bridge.
Recently renovated (November 2014).
This studio / 1 bed apartment is ideal for a couple sharing, but will sleep up to 4 people (with a double bed and double sofa bed in the same room).
You'll have full reign and total privicy in this small and cosy London studio apartment. There is a basic kitchen and bathroom.
I live 5 min walk away and will aim to meet you during your stay. I aim to respond within the hour to any queries you may have.
This is a 1 bedroom (large) apartment with two beds within the one room
The flat was easy to find and not far from the station. Probably not suited to elderly people will a fairly steep hill on your return journey. The flat was execellent for a couple or in my case I was with my adult daughter and we had to separate beds. Heating was good, but no TV, which was a bit of a pain if you like to watch the news and weather. Owner responded to questions onced a text was sent. Need to bring your own iron for longer stays. Beds were comfortable. Overall we stayed for two weeks and ysed property as a base in london.
So this is our third experience with VRBO (fourth if you count AirBNB) and we know it's hit or miss. Short review: If you need a place pretty conveniently located in London, this isn't half bad.
Simon was pretty good with communication via email. We corresponded both through VRBO and directly through email and he was quick to answer our questions.
The key was easy to access and the flat easy to navigate.
The property is close to New Cross Gate. If you use some of the trip planner apps there, it won't be obvious that you can take the Overground directly from there to London Bridge. So once you're at New Cross Gate, you're really good to go--it's a 6 min. trip to London Bridge and the trains come regularly.
The wifi is strong with this flat. Steady and the throughput good for checking on email or even live Skype.
THE NOT SO GOOD
Simon advertises the unit as being a "4 minute walk" to New Cross Gate. We timed it many times and it's more like a 10 minute walk, which isn't so bad when you're going to the train station downhill. Coming FROM the train station is another matter entirely as there is a pretty steep hill to walk up. Had we known that, we might have looked at another unit, as my wife had a problem with that hill daily.
The "large" room for three people isn't very large, but it was adequate. Just be forewarned that if you are more than two people you will be on top of one another.
The kitchen is utility only. There really isn't a place to eat in the flat. You'll have to improvise on that matter. The dishes and silverware had to be cleaned before use (no sponge to be found!).
The sheets and pillowcases were clean we think. I say "think" because one of our pillowcases had makeup on it. We asked Simon about this and he assured us that the housekeeper did, in fact, provide clean bedding. I'd vote for a new housekeeper, personally!
It was very unclear how to turn off the hall lights, which kept us up for a few nights. You have to press the large hallway buttons just so. Once we got them turned off, it was a bit better.
The place has no ventilation. You can open the front windows but the rear windows are sealed shut. During the day, the flat gets musty and warm (we were there in July). No air conditioning (typical of London, of course!), but without the ventilation, it would take a bit of time at night to clear out the air.
This was the first time in our VRBO experience where we never once met the owner. It was
Beautiful flat, exactly as described. The property was well cleaned upon arrival, it wasn't too far from the local transit and the area had a great view of the downtown area.
When I contacted Simon he responded very quickly and answered my questions.
I recommend this apartment to all, I will look to come back some time soon! Thanks again.
Difficile à trouver le soir en arrivant malgré le plan incomplet. On a laissé deux messages sur les deux numéros que nous avions, les deux sur le répondeur...
Quand on sait que l'on a des vacanciers qui arrivent tard, la moindre des choses c'est de s'assurer qu'ils soient bien arrivés.
Pas de chauffage, le cumulus éteint, une fois allumé, les radiateurs font du bruit toute la nuit !
Pas de rideau ni volets, un simple store qui laisse passer la lumière des lampes à d'air de la rue ( on a dormi tout éclairé ! ).
Aucun effort sur le nettoyage, 5 cm de crasse derrière visible derrière le canapé, le tapis de la salle de bain sale, les draps en boule sur une panière, propres, sales ??
Nous avons dû tout laver par sécurité.
C'est pas parce que il y a une grosse demande qu'il faut en profiter.
Mal situé, 8 minutes à pieds sur une grosse montée de la station de métro ou des bus.
We had a fantastic stay. The apartment is just as pictured, clean and presentable. I loved that it is in a quiet and beautiful neighbourhood. It is only a few mins to the station. I can recommend this accommodation in London!
Mi estancia allí fue muy breve (no llegó a 30 minutos) porque después de ver las condiciones en las que se encontraba preferí arriesgarme a pasar la noche en la calle antes que alojarme allí. Es un apartamento ruidoso, situado en una zona no recomendable y, sobretodo, muy sucio. En las fotos da una apariencia y en la realidad es otra. En absoluto está a 6 minutos del Puente de Londres. Eso es como mínimo lo que se tarda en llegar de la estación del apartamento a la estación del overground. Porque si hablamos en sentido contrario (overground-apartamento) la cosa cambia sustancialmente. Hay que subir una cuesta enorme y bastante inclinada, bastante incómoda con niños, personas mayores y/o equipaje.
Para nada lo recomiendo para pasar unos días de vacaciones en Londres.
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