Rafael J Carrizo
- english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- 18 Jan 2019
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Great place from which to explore London
This review is for Princess Court.
With two tube stops within a block of the apartment we could get anywhere very easily. Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park are just down the street and are great places to get out and walk.
The apartment is very nice inside and the kitchen is quite functional. On a couple of nights we could hear some outside noise, but this was likely due to the fact that we were there at Christmas. The apartment is in the rear of the building so it is away from the street.
Thank you very much for your kind review, John. I am glad to learn that the street noise, due to the festive season as you say, was only occasional and did not prevent you from enjoying your stay. It has been a pleasure to host you and I wish you the best for this New Year that we have just commenced. Regards, Rafael
Incredibly cozy and great location
We absolutely loved our time at Princess Court. You cannot beat the location, and the flat is very comfortable. Rafael was an amazing host and made the experience very easy. Would highly recommend.
Thank you very much for your kind words, Annie, they are very much appreciated. It has been a pleasure to host you. Regards, Rafael
The apartment was very clean and well-maintained.
Location was very good for getting around London. Conveniences, such as restaurants and grocery stores were within a few minutes walk. Apartment was well-stocked with necessities, especially dishware , silverware and kitchen implements.
Thank you, John, for your kind comments. You and Sandy have been great guests and I look forward to hosting you again soonest. Regards, Rafael
great location / complete amenities
Love this place .. basically on Hyde park and 2 good stations
Thank you very much, Gary. It has been a pleasure to host you during your London stay and I look forward to your next stay...Hopefully for a longer period of time! Regards, Rafael
Nicely situated, clean, cute.
The apartment was just as it looks in the pics. Cute, clean and right off of Kensington Gardens/Park. Once we acclimated to the area, it was even more appreciated. The lift was a plus. There were folks cleaning the common space just about everyday.
The hosts tried to have all of the basic needs covered. The emails they send ahead of time were great, and he even answered questions on further recommendations.
There are plenty of markets, and we especially appreciated getting a few items at the Organic store right across the street. The bakery on Queensway was the best! Coffee, croissants and amazing pure OJ!
The decor was simple and appealing. Loved your recessed lighting! The washer is a big plus. Nespresso maching was a nice touch.
My few recommendations would be to get some new towels, and also add a few washcloths to the mix. I would also add a frying/sauté pan, was the only size missing. Other than that, everything we needed was available in the apartment.
I would say the price/value ratio was right on target. We enjoyed our time in the flat, and will recommend it to others that plan a trip to London. We would certainly stay here again.
Thank you for your kind words, Lisa. I am glad to have met your expectations and I look forward to hosting you and your Mum again in the near future. Your recommendations are appreciated also and have been taken onboard. Regards, Rafael
A lovely stay in London
My husband and I stayed in Rafael's apartment for part of our honeymoon, and we couldn't be more happy that we did! Rafael was incredibly quick with communications, helpful, and offered wonderful suggestions for restaurants and attractions nearby.
The apartment building was easy to access from a main road, and just a few feet from the building's entrance is a Starbucks which we went to on a few mornings.
Checking in was incredibly easy. When we got to the apartment, we rang the buzzer for the room and were let in by Rafael's associate. She greeted us warmly, showed us what we needed to know about where things were, and asked if we had any questions. She even showed us a bottle of wine and chocolates Rafael had left us since he heard it was our honeymoon. Super generous!
After that we started to settle in and unpack. The living room is spacious, with good light from the window, an easy to use TV, and a nicely sized dining room table. The kitchen is small, but exactly what you would want! There is washer/dryer, a dishwasher, etc., and also a Nespresso machine. Rafael was kind enough to leave us a lot of Nespresso pods, so we used that for our coffee fix most mornings. The bathroom is pretty spacious with a good-sized shower with nice water pressure. The bedroom is also very spacious with a television and more closet space than we could ever fill! Everything was incredibly clean, homey, and well thought out.
The location of the apartment is wonderful. Directly around the apartment are a few grocery stores and more chain/commercial restaurants. If you go in one direction, you immediately hit Kensington Park, which made for some beautiful walks for us. If you go in the other direction, you start to move out of the commercial restaurants and can find some really unique ones (we like Farmacy). We loved exploring around this place!
The best part about the location of the apartment is that it is in between two different Tube stops, which serve two different lines. This made getting around London incredibly easy for us.
We loved staying here and would absolutely love to come back! Rafael is one of those hosts who make you feel welcome in a new country and new place.
Thank you very much, Katie, for your detailed review on my apartment and its facilities, our neighbourhood, location and even on my persona! I am thilled to learn that we have contributed to a great experience during your trip to London, part of a honeymoon that I am sure has been wonderful altogether. You and Chris have been awesome guests and I would be delighted to host you again in any of my apartments in the future...Looking forward to it already! Regards, Rafael
Our terrific location, only yards away from Hyde Park will ensure that you make the most of your trip to London whilst enjoying the abundance of shops and restaurants that the cosmopolitan Queensway neighbourhood has to offer.
Atractions like Portobello Market, Royal Albert Hall, and Victoria & Albert, Science and Natural History museums amongst others are all within walking distance from the property via a pleasant stroll through Hyde Park, where you may also visit Kensington Palace, residence in life of the late Princess Diana of Wales.
Having two undergrounds stations ( Queensway and Bayswater) on the doorstep will facilitate the access to all other atractions via a maximum 10 minutes tube ride.
Other Activities: Casino
Check in after 15:00 - Check out before 11:00 ( Flexible at no extra cost if no other bookings are affected). Entradas a partir de las 15:00 - Salidas antes de las 11:00 ( Flexible gratis si lo permiten otras reservas) Entradas después de las 21:00 sujetas a un pago extra de £ 30,00 Check ins after 21:00 hours are subject to a £ 30,00 extra fee. Política de Cancelación : Se devolverá el 75% del coste total de la reserva, si esta se cancela mas de 15 días antes de la fecha de entrada. Cancellation Policy: Reimbursement of 75% of total cost if cancelled more than 15 days prior to arrival.