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1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 3
London, England

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Cat F
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Beautiful apartment, Perfect size and location!”
Reviewed 30 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017

The location is convenient to major attractions, London Bridge, Shakespears Globe Theater etc. and their local tube and train stations. The flat was very comfortable and roomy which was a big concern of mine having never been to London before. Knowing that air conditioning is not "standard" in most places as it is in the states, it actually wasn't bad. We were there on the hottest days, upper 80's and low 90's, but they had fans that helped tremendously. The final several days that we were there the temps dropped to a more "normal" range in the 60's and all was well. There is no elevator/ lift, so that may be a concern depending, but all in all, our stay was great and the apartment was gorgeous. The contacts were very helpful and accommodating as well. My daughter and I will definitely reserve this place again!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
30 Jun 2017
Many thanks for giving us such a good review.
I am glad to know that you had a nice stay.
All best wishes,Rolf
RESIDENCE APARTMENTS
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ponpef
ponpef
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Huge, Wonderful Apartment in Great Neighborhood”
Reviewed 24 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed just over a week and wished we could have stayed longer. The apartment is clean, sunny, huge and well appointed, with comfortable furniture, two bathrooms and a great kitchen. Step outside and you're a few blocks from the Southwark Bridge, the Tate Modern and The Globe. A short walk to Borough Market and the Tower Bridge. There are groceries nearby, and you're close to at least three tube stations. We spent our days walking in huge arcs around the city and ended a couple of them at The George, nearby, a pub once visited by Dickens and Shakespeare. (We had our best night at a closer pub across the street where we were welcomed by a bunch of guys who congratulated us for finding a "real" London pub.) Anyway, I heartily recommend this apartment, and find that even looking at the pictures makes me miss it like an old friend.

Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
6 May 2017
Thank you for such a wonderful review.
Please do come back - any time !!!
Kind regards,
Rolf Skotnes
RESIDENCE APARTMENTS
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andrewdwi...
Kelso, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great apartment in good location”
Reviewed 20 February 2017 for a stay in February 2017
3
people found this review helpful

Friendly and efficient booking arrangements. Apartment in good condition and all facilities as advertised.
Apartment security good. Location excellent for accessing all parts of London.
Good variety of local amenities; shops, restaurants, etc.

Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
6 Mar 2017
Dear Mr. Wilson,
Thank you very much for your review, much appreciated.
Best,
Rolf Skotnes
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dwonford
Ampthill, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fabulous location”
Reviewed 26 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Perfect location for many of the famous London attractions and sites. Transport links close by. Clean and tidy apartment with everything you need.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
27 Oct 2016
Thank you very much for your review and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay in this apartment.
Regards Rolf, RESIDENCE APARTMENTS
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paulgl2
Coolangatta, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
88 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“So much space”
Reviewed 10 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016
1
person found this review helpful

After being on the road for 4 weeks it was such a delight to stay at one place for 7 nights.
As we were shown through the apartment it was very obvious that it was quite large which also included 2 bathrooms and a fully equipped kitchen plus an office area so we were very impressed with our choice of stay.
Also not far to the metro station and shops and an easy to walk to the Thames.
The only negatives being the lack of double glazing on the street facing windows and a few squeaky floor boards but apart from that everything else was great.

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Liked best: The size of the apartment
Liked least: Noise from the street.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
22 Apr 2017
Thank you for your good review.
Rolf
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Rose B
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“comfortable flat at great location”
Reviewed 28 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016
2
people found this review helpful

location is great! 5 minutes walk to borough tube station, 10 Minutes walk to borough market, 10 minutes walk to southwark bridge, and Times riverside. flat is clean and comfortable with one bedroom, very nice kitchen, big sitting room, and two bath rooms. Flat is very secure, with locked door downstairs, and the front door is locked during night and weekend.
no elevator, if you have big luggage, it is difficult to carry it upstairs.
The windows facing to the street have no glass, only blind, so it is a bit noisy at night, the street is quiet, but you can still hear cars driving through the street, and fire fight trucks alarming. even if the bedroom is not facing the street.
The shower head of one bath room is leaking water, it had not been fixed until we left. so three of us were only using the other shower.
The door facing the street can't be locked, we had to use a chair to stop it opened by wind.

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Liked best: location
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
1 Jun 2016
Thank you to Rose B for a good review.
However, we do need to correct a couple of things. OF COURSE, all windows in the apartment have glass panes. Most windows in the UK are sash cord windows which can be pulled up and down. Unfortunately, one of the windows in the living room had been left open by the cleaner. As the blind was pulled down, she forgot to check it. It is a VERY simple operation to close the window as all you have to do is to pull up the blind and then pull up the window. London can get relatively cold in the winter so it is not possible to live in a flat which has no glass panes in the windows !!
The apartment has two bathrooms. Unfortunately, one of the showers started to leak 48 hours into their stay. A new shower was ordered immediatley from the manufacturer but this was not delivered until the morning of their departure date so we are very sorry about this inconvenience. The apartment is located on the second floor and from the living room there is a door leading out to the fire escape. To lock this door from the inside, the handle needs to be turned up. The written instructions in the apartment explains this ! There is also a free landline telephone - and we were only a call away if you had any questions.
Very good to hear that the flat was comfortable at a great locatioon.
Thank you and best wishes,
Rolf Skotnes
RESIDENCE APARTMENTS
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robert c
Hong Kong, China
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Southwark is the best location for London sightseers”
Reviewed 25 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Excellent location (Oyster card essential) for nearby tube (three lines), bus (esp route RV1) and walking to Old London Town, Globe, Golden Hinde, Borough Market and riverside including Greenwich: plenty of eateries to choose from at London Bridge (ten minutes walk). Guide books provided in very spacious comfortable flat with good facilities. For third person on sofa bed, sleeping with window open fronting Southwark Bridge Road might be too noisy in summer (we visited in October): traffic noise not at all bad but sirens not unknown: no noise problem in main bedroom. Good pick-up point for British Airport Taxis booking to Heathrow (about GBP45) - car waits at Shell garage forecourt opposite. Rubbish collection once per week - put single black bag (provided) on roadside pavement Wednesday evening. Recommended.

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Liked best: Location and cleanliness
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
22 Apr 2017
Thank you for your good review.
Rolf
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