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Near Hyde Park & musuems, Bright Kensington loft with 2 mezzanine rooms

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Kensington - Hyde Park

Spacious loft with 2 mezzanine rooms near Hyde Park & musuems in S Kensington

This is a newly-renovated spacious flat in a beautiful well maintained Victorian period building, situated in a safe and secure location. It takes only 3 minutes walking distance from Gloucester Road Station (Zone 1) and 10 minutes walk to South Kensington Station. Direct tube/underground link from Heathrow airport which takes only 38 minutes. Centrally located yet situated in a quiet residential street.

The apartment is at the front of the building on the ground floor, very easily accessible, easy to load your luggage. The majestic entrance welcomes you to the building with beautiful ornate wooden walls and doors.

The open plan loft style apartment has two cosy mezzanine rooms which can be accessed through two unique staircases separately. The ceilings height on the mezzanine level is 58"/147cm. There are no doors on both rooms, but completely separated by brick walls. There are also built in wardrobes in the mezzanine rooms.

Each mezzanine room has a standard UK Queen size/ Double bed with firm mattresses (137 x 190 cm). There is also a double sofa bed in the living room, sleeping an additional 2 persons. Extra duvet, pillows and bed linen and towels will be provided to host groups of 4 to 6.

The apartment boasts 65 square meters, an amazing spacious apartment, with high ceilings in the living room, the measurements are: 36 M (H) x 4 M 80 cm (W) x 8 M (L). Three large sash windows give plenty of lights. The dining area is adjacent to the living room, perfect for a convivial dinner.

The modern kitchen features all major appliances and fittings for cooking and eating. Microwave, oven, hobs, fridge & freezer, kettle, full set of cutlery, pots, pans, bowls, cups and plates provided.

Washing machine and dryer are also provided.

The bathroom has a bath and shower, W/C, mirror and sink area. The electric shower and standard UK bath tub provides consistent powerful shower..

Your stomach will never starve whilst staying in the area, the flat is only 3 minutes walk to supermarkets for groceries shopping. And the area has abundant restaurants ranging from classy European/Mediterannean/Indian restaurants, brasseries, cafes to the simple fast foods. There are three supermarkets nearby, Waitrose, Tesco and Sainsbury’s.

All amenities are provided for the perfect stay including:

- Wifi

- Towels

- Bed linen, pillows, duvet

- Washer/dryer

- Cutlery/pans/crockery



CHECK IN after 4pm

We will try to accommodate your early check in needs. However, we have guests checking out on the same morning and it takes time to clean and dry the linens.

Early check in available for £30


Late check-in fee (for checking-in after 20:30): £20

CHECK OUT: 11 am

We like to host you longer, but there are other guests checking in on the same day, and we need time to clean the flat and clean all the linens and towels.

Late Check Out: £30

Thank you for your understanding.

Travel Information:

From Heathrow Airport to Gloucester Road Underground/Tube Station:

1. Travel by underground/ tube-Piccadilly line, take 38 minutes, directly to Gloucester Road Station. Then another 3-5 minutes walk to the flat.

Heathrow Airport is located in Zone 6 and the flat is located in Zone 1.

Please see fare listed:


It is advisable to get Oyster Card which will make your travel fares cheaper.

Travel info:


2. Travel by Taxi

Affordable taxis:

a) Uber- please download their app and book it. Estimated fare is around £35.

b) Swiss Cottage Cars

You can call them to book a taxi or download their app.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Mandarin, Bahasa
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 October, 2016

About Lina

I have been living in London for 18 years, mainly in Kensington and Chelsea. I love the buzz of this wonderful multi cultural city. I am a world traveller myself, I understand the needs of travellers, I will try my best to accommodate you.

If you like the off the beat paths, I can also reccomend quiant places to visit in London.

Lina purchased this apartment in 2015

Why Lina chose Kensington and Chelsea

I fell in love with the property when I first saw it, I was impressed by the uique original ornate wood panels on the doors and walls.

The location is unbeatable, with amazing transport link! Right in the middle of affluent area of London, close to all the top London attarctions.

My family came to stay here during their holiday in London. It is cosy, comfortable and convenient.

What makes this apartment unique

1. Amazing transport links- 3 minutes to Gloucester Road tube station

2. 38 minutes direct link from Heathrow

3. Spacious living space

4. Plenty of natural lights

5. Situated on the ground floor, easy with luggage

6. Clean and brand new

7. Walking distance to 4 major musuems

8. Only 10 Minutes walk to Hyde Park

9. Only 3 Minutes walk to large super market

10. Safe and secure neighbourhood


based on 16 holidaymaker reviews

Near Hyde Park & musuems, Bright Kensington loft with 2 mezzanine rooms
average rating of 4.1875 based on 16 reviews

A very nice property in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

This is a great flat within a block from Gloucester Road Tube Station. Very clean, well appointed and exactly as advertised.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was my pleasure to host nice guests who treats my apartment with respect. Thank you!
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Boston, MA, USA

Comfortable, pretty, ideally located

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was great for our party of three. It’s located on a quiet street of a lively and beautiful neighborhood, 3 min. walk to the tube, close to the museums, concert hall, and Kensington garden. There are many good restaurants and a supermarket nearby. We had everything we needed for our 6 night stay, and Lina left very clear instructions about the use of amenities. The sleeping areas were comfortable, we liked the living room and the open space arrangement. Won’t hesitate to recommend this place to anyone on a visit to London.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great London Location...

  • 4 of 5

We are a family of 6 (2 adults and 4 children ages 14 to 20) that traveled to London or a week in late June 2016. The location of this apartment was excellent - it was in a clean, vibrant part of the city where we could walk to many restaurants, a supermarket, several museums, and had easy access to the Tube which made it simple to get to the rest of London. Lina was great to deal with as she communicated quickly and thoroughly during the booking process. The apartment was clean. The apartment is not large, but worked well for our family vacation since with so much to do in London, we were hardly in the apartment - primarily in the morning until around 9am and then again when we returned, usually after 10pm. Having the ability to do laundry was very helpful to us as well. We would book the apartment again if/when we return to London.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wayzata MN

Perfect location to explore London

  • 4 of 5

As someone who grew up here, I can say this is a perfect location to explore the wonder that is London. The flat is very clean and exactly as described, on the ground floor which is very convenient if you have large suitcases. It's on a quite street with very little traffic noise and the underground (Gloucester Rd) is just a three minute walk away. There are a number of very good places to have breakfast, lunch or dinner, right on your doorstep as well as supermarkets and all the necessary shops for everyday living. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was my honour to have hosted John and his lovely family. They are very respectful and left the flat quite clean and tidy. I wish all my guests are as wonderful as John. I would love to host them again. If everyone is treating each other with respect and loving kindness, this will make a better living world for all human beings. Thank you John!
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Very Nice flat very near underground station and in a very charming district.

  • 4 of 5

This allowed us to live as real london inhabitants just what we looked for

The flat was confortable, with all commodities for a family,

Just 15mn from the main famous sites of London by underground

And we also enjoyed walk in this part of Kensington borought very charming

If we will come back to London, we think comîng back in this flat

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Feeling of shabbiness

  • 2 of 5

The pictures are accurate but upon arrival there was a feeling of disappointment. Bedding consisted of only a worn bottom sheet and faded comforter tossed on top. Only one towel per person for a weeks stay with a threatening note not to use additional clean towels in cabinet. Wet sponge left in sink, food from prior guest left in refrigerator, cleaning supplies crammed in corners and wet dirty mop in bathroom. Mold in tub area. Washer and dryer access is outside through a door that that is generally inaccessible because it is blocked by tenants garbage. Laundry itself was gross with half flooded floor. Kitchen chair broken. Location may be good but next time I will stay elsewhere.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am quite shocked to read your negative comments which should be flagged during your stay. I could have rectify it easily, but I didn't hear any news from you during your entire stay. Can you please tell me which kitchen chair was broken? As I am not aware of this. I don't quite understand what you meant by the shabby beddings. A beige throw/ thin blanket was placed over the duvet, on a decorative and functional purpose, exactly like in the photo in the listing. Please respect that this is my home where my family stayed from time to time. This is not a professionally run guest house, you cannot expect perfection if you were only paying a fraction of the hotel rates in a highly prestigious area in London. A small room in the area cost more than the nightly rate of the apartment. I have no control over the communal area in the building, the garbage and laundry area.Unfortunately, I don't own the building, there are many flats sharing the communal area. The whole concept of holiday rentals at someone's home is "shared economy," hence all the food left from previous guests are shared by all the guests. Everyone was very happy to share the food and not had to buy butter/ jam/ oil/ salt etc during their short stay. If you needed more towels, u should have asked. So that more towels will be purchased. In fact, we don't have enough towels for our next guests if you have used the current towels in the cabinet. And towels do take time to dry, even after low heat drying cycle. High heat cycle on the washing machine for two hours would make the towels completely out of shape. I have always communicating with my guests, almost 95% of my guests are very happy with the apartment, I am sorry that you felt this way. Things could have been flagged & easily be rectified during your stay, I wonder why you didn't contact me or reponse to my messages. I hope you enjoyed London, the beautiful surroundings of the area and all the good things in the apartment.
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Nearest Airport
14.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
104.9 Miles
Nearest Train
2.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Jam Cupboard
Nearest Beach
63.6 Miles

Safe and secure neighbourhood.

Right in the middle of affluent area of London, South Kensington.

5 minutes walk to musuems and 8 mins to Hyde Park.

3 minutes walk to Gloucester Road tube station.

30 minutes taxi drive to Heathrow airport of 38 mins direct tube link..


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Kensington, Kensington and Chelsea

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
21 Oct 2016 - 24 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
Christmas ny
19 Dec 2016 - 8 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

cleaning £50
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

1) Strict cancellation policy- 50% refund upon one week before check in
2) 0 refund on the day of checking in or no show
3) No parties please, as there is a family with young children below the flat. There will be a fine of £500 if caught
4) Extra guest(s) must be reported. There is a CCTV at the entrance. If extra guests were caught, a penalty of £50 will be imposed on top of extra charges

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Kensington in London

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 65 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • Good size three pieces bathroom, come with a powerful instant electric shower and a large bath tub, a wash basin and a toilet, all together inside the flat, not sharing with other flats.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Mezzanine rooms can be accessed through unique staircasses. The height of the ceilings in both rooms are 58" There are standard Queen size/ Double beds in both rooms, both come with very comfortable firm mattresses. There are built in cupboards in both rooms.
  • Television ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
Paid concirege service is available for booking taxis, restaurants, night clubs etc, luxury cars hire etc.

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