Spacious apartment, well equipped with great kitchen and facilities. Owner met us promptly at the apartment at the agreed time and explained everything. Perfect location for visiting London, easy access to lots of restaurants and bars. Great for Bloomsbury, Covent Garden and British Museum. We'll visit again!
The apartment is on the top floor of a restored old school building. Lift access, very secure and in an extremely convenient location. Short distance from Holborn Station with connections to the Piccadilly and Central lines; two stops from Leicester Square; British Museum a short distance away; easy walk to the theatre district in Covent Garden. Very comfortable and roomy apartment.
No views and in need of a coat of paint and TLC. Crockery in the kitchen not in keeping with an apartment of this standard. Bathroom exhaust fans and heated towel rails not working. Ensuite shower did not drain, but John Giltrap, when contacted, arrived and cleared the blockage expeditiously.
We stayed with another couple and enjoyed our time in this spacious Bloomsbury apartment. Am recommending this rental, but with reservations.
First the (very) good news. It's a great location with lots of restaurants / cafes closeby as well as a great choice of food shops. Holborn tube is a 6 or 7 minute walk, with the Central and Picadilly lines, the latter having direct access to Heathrow. If you have Google maps, then try the buses too. It's a great way to explore London. Also walking is very easy to many places on the tourist map. The apartment is very secure: you'd have to be a very determined and acrobatic burglar to gain access so we were able to go out and leave windows open. The street itself is unprepossessing and there are no views.
The flat is a modern conversion in an old Victorian school and has lots of potential BUT it is looking a bit unloved. It desperately needs a coat of paint, and some of the furniture is stained and looking tired. Bathrooms were badly lit ( which the cleaning crew must have known about). Wifi is good, the kitchen well equipped but the main bedroom has inadequate curtaining so the sun comes in early in the morning and wakes you up.
And maybe this was a one off, but I had trouble finding out the key arrangements. Maybe my emails weren't getting through, i don't know, but the day of our flight from California , I got up at 2am to phone Mr Giltrap's office to get the info. Really, that shouldn't have been necessary.
Not sure if I'd come back. Maybe I'd try somewhere similar but in the same area.
Great appartment in a very convenient location. About 5 minute walk to tube station. Back street cafes nearby are great for breakfasts.
Well equipped apartment exactly as described.
Perfect for our stay. We'd definitely stay here again.
Rented this apartment for myself and a group of freinds, it is located in a great area, felt very safe, lots of food shops, cafes & restaurants nearby. A 15 minute walk to Holborn tube station and about 20 minute walk to the British Museum.
Apartment on 2nd floor and there is a lift.
The apartment was clean, everything needed was supplied, kitchen well equiped. It is a very spacious apartment perfect for a family or group (we were 6 people) but I think it would be good for 7 too. There is wifi with good service.
Contact with John the property manager was efficient and he answered any queries as quickly as possible. He waited for us to arrive at 11pm at night and was as helpful and friendly as could be which was much appreciated.
We were so lucky to find this place and it made our stay in London very enjoyable.
Very well located and well equipped flat that is surprisingly spacious. Close to public transport, numerous restaurants and a variety of shops if you want to self cater. It's a perfect Central London stay!
My family of four stayed here for a week and had more than enough room to spread out. Bathrooms need some updating, but other than that, it fit our needs just fine. The only thing I had to learn how to use was a French Press for my coffee since there is no coffee maker, BUT now I love it and just bought one for myself back at home! :) Wifi got a little slow from time to time. Location is the best part of this apartment...you are a 5 min walk to the Holborn tube station, which is a great stop for both the Piccadilly and Central lines (which service almost all of the major London sights). We felt very comfortable walking around the neighborhood, even at night. Would definitely recommend apartment to anyone searching for a great location in London.