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“a favourite for our family” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of 202 Modern Service Apartments

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202 Modern Service Apartments
Ranked #345 of 828 Speciality Lodging in London
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130 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“a favourite for our family”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2011

These apartments are terrific value. The position could not be bettered, just around the corner from Notting Hill Gate underground. Kensington gardens nearby with museums, shopping and the west end a short underground ride away. Paddington, for heathrow express quite close, but managers Will arrange car for airport.
Apartments are comfortable and fully equipped if you wish to prepare meals. There are a lot of restaurants within walking distance, and supermarkets for food shopping.
Management are very efficient, friendly and welcoming. Our family have been using these apartments since 1995, and we keep coming back.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank arapuni
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Ottawa, Canada
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53 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2011

The convenient location in a fabulous area of London was the best thing about this place. Buses downtown and the tour buses come almost to the front door. Restaurants of all types close by or grocery stores if you are on a budget. Luxury apartments line the streets This was not one of them). Very close to the Notting Hill Gate tube station.

Five of us stayed in the apartment and it was crowded but manageable if you are not planning to spend much time in the apartment. There was no room for five of us to sit and eat. The furniture was shabby but ok. We stayed on the front side of the apartment though and it was very noisy. The shower head did not work and it took a couple of days to get it fixed.

The cleanliness was so-so andI would really like to see some cleaning supplies provided. My daughter was quite ill when we stayed and I had no way to clean up other than using the bath towels.

Good price for this area of London though. Would recommend if you are not too fussy about lodgings and looking for a deal.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
6 Thank Electriques
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Australia
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2011

When we arrived early at 9 am, before check in time, we were greeted warmly by Susie. We stored our luggage and took the kids to Hyde Park for a play at the Princess Diana Memorial Playground (just a short walk). We had a lovely time there and Susie called us as soon as the room was cleaned and ready.

We were in appartment 22 facing the street. There is some noise from the street but it didn't really bother us as the windows were double glazed.

We paid £20 to have wifi for 7 days and it was not the best connection as the signal strength varied significantly during the day. We found it most reliable in the hallway or by the door.

The beds were not the most comfortable we had slept in but adequate. The layout of the apartment was also a little quirky.

Despite these shortcomings I would however recommend these apartments as they are excellent value for money due to their wonderful location and lovely manager. Susie really does make you feel like one of the family.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
Helpful?
3 Thank RATLontour
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Madison, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2011

Like another reviewer said, "shabby-chic", but in a good way. If you are looking to spend most of your time being pampered in a luxurious room, look elsewhere - it's not that kind of place. But if you plan on being out and about daily and nightly visiting the sights in London and need a comfortable place to sleep and even cook your own meals to save money AND in an excellent location - this is the place.
We were here in October, not the peak of tourist season, so can only speak from our experience for this time. It was quiet and the staff and housekeeping VERY friendly and accommodating. We were greeted and shown around and felt very welcomed. Always greeted with a big smile, never an issue sleeping in when they came around to clean - always asked how our stay was going, etc. Seemed like a happy staff and down-to-earth, which is always a good sign. If you have a car - free parking! And getting around by the Tube is so easy - the tube station is half a block away and serves three main lines. and so much to do nearby also. The place has a home-feel to it - not a generic franchise - some people might not care for that, but we had zero problems with it.
The rooms were small, bathroom and kitchen utilitarian but who cares - we weren't in London to tour a hotel room - we were there to visit London. Nice flat screen tv with a multitude of channels. No free wi-fi, would be a nice perk - maybe include it for free for a minimum of 5 night stay? -about my only suggestion, really.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank FrankGM
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portsmouth
Level Contributor
25 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2011

I love the 70's feel of the apartment I stayed in, really impressed with the team ringing me to remind me of the the code and where i could find my keys. The apartment is very clean, great facilities ( ironing board , iron, hairdryer, microwave, fridge, kettle everything including the kitchen sink) No Wi FI but I didn't expect it. I can cook my own meals, work in comfort, heated floor and great choice of channels on TV, For the price, its perfect. I have stayed in worse hotels in this area for a lot more. Shops, restaurant and cinema within 2 minutes of the front door and you are in the greatest part of time. If you are on business, this is a great place to stay while working in London. Love it and will be booking in for many months to come.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank turbotravellerturbo
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Chennai, India
Level Contributor
48 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2011

The best thing about 202 is its location... can't ask for a better location at that price. If you are looking for a basic serviced apartment with no frills but the all basic requirements, then this is the place. Also has a kitchenette in case you need to do a little cooking, especially for breakfast.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank MaitriWorks
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sacramento
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2010

Staff is very helpful, apartment is just fine. As they say themselves "it's a two-three star hotel in a five star location." Plenty of shops, restaurants, cafes and next to Portobello Market and the Tube. Street noise was not an issue, although we were on the fifth floor apartment 22. Nice to have a small kitchen.

  • Stayed October 2010
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank mpoggg
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Property: 202 Modern Service Apartments
Address: 202 Kensington Church Street, London W8 4DP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London
Amenities:
Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #345 of 828 Speciality Lodging in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A block of serviced apartments in a wonderful Central London location. Trendy Notting Hill - 100 yards from the tube station and about 300 yards from Kensington Gardens and Portobello Road. Great for families, singles and couples. Shopping, history and the park right on your doorstep with great restaurants and bars too. Very easy to travel around to all parts of London. Good value for money and comfortable homely feeling. All apartments have a balcony! ... more   less 
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