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The most comfortable bed in London....
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Our small but beatifully formed kitchen with everything you need + complimentary coffee.
Our stairway to the stars! Enjoy a glass of wine and some cheese from Neal's Yard cheese shop....
Cool yet Quiet!
Wonderful shower which is newly renovated and now has a door!
Stairway to Heaven
We are excited to have been hand picked by the PLUM GUIDE
Covent Garden Hotel. Check out their private cinema/dinner deal.....it's great!
Peace!
Paintings by Mattie.
Hotel Chocolat - what can I say?
If you like smoked meat - theirs is the best!
Nordic Bakery
Seeing is believing.  So many great shops to check out in the area...
Delicious Tapas!
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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
London, England

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dfcgare
Fremantle
2 reviews
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“Great apartment brilliantly located.”
Reviewed 8 January 2011 for a stay in July 2010

My family stayed in this wonderful apartment in July 2010 and couldn't have enjoyed the experience more. It is very centrally located - about two blocks from the Covent Garden underground station in the street which runs along the adjacent M&S store. As we were on the Picadilly Underground Line it meant we could take the tube from Heathrow upon landing, without any change of stations on the way, and alight directly at Covent Garden. The only problem was navigating our luggage out of the station.

Once there transport was very easy. We started by using the tube, but quickly shifted to one of the many buses which are available locally and which were a more enjoyable experience. It is also very easy to walk to many of the places in central Westminster: the Regent Street shopping precinct; Picadilly Circus; Covent Garden piazza; Leicester Square theatres; Bloomsbury museums. Buses easily took us to Waterloo, Nottinghill and Kensington, which were a little further afield.

It was very easy to eat while here. As we had a small boy with us we did most of our cooking at home. This was so simple. The apartment kitchen is well equipped and pleasant to use. The nearby M&S food hall provided us with great meals every day. By British standards this was an expensive way to eat, I was told. But it was great value for money compared to what we spend at the supermarket each day in Australia.

We found the street and its precinct to be very quiet overnight and in the mornings, which made for a pleasant start to each day. Shops in pretty Neale Street didn't open until around 10am, which meant that foot traffic was light until that time. Vehicle traffic, given the narrowness of the street, was practically non-existent day and night.

The apartment was very compfortable, and lovingly renovated. It's an old building, so there are some well loved patches. We had trouble with the plumbing while there, but the owner did much to try to fix it quickly. The bedroom is well sized for an inner city apartment, and the queen si zed bed comfortable. A sofa in the lounge room can double as another comfortable bed. We are a family of three, which suited the space of the apartment well. It would be possible to take 4 people, but you'd start to feel cramped pretty quickly.

This is not the place for you if you struggle with stairs. It's on the third floor of an old terrace building, so there are a number of steep flights of stairs to get you from the ground level to the front door. And then another short run of stairs from the front door to the hallway. We found that these caused us no trouble, other than when we were arriving or leaving with heavy suitcases (which were a pain wherever we went and were far more difficult to navigate in the tube stations than anywhere else).

The apartment's layout is ideal for a short term holiday rental. In climbing the last flight of stairs from the front door to the landing you find a small storage closet (which fit our suitcases for the week we were there). To the right was the bedroom and bathroom; to the left was the kitchen and lounge, as well as the flight of stairs which led to the rooftop terrace. The terrace is a pretty space, having a feel of Mary Poppins about it while being surrounded by so many chimneys. We made little use of it, but if you were with a group of adults who would like to spend their summer evenings relaxing with chatter and food, this would be terrific. Keeping its door open helped with air flow in the apartment, which was useful to us as we were resident in the height of summer.

There are a number of good eating places nearby, though we didn't have much opportunity to try them. Our favourite was an American-style burger bar (look for the bright red signs) on the way to the British Museum. This was fabulous - very much worth looking out for.

All in all a wonderful stay, and very comfortable. We'd stay again in a heart beat on any trip to London.

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Travelling group: Family with Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Young singles Friends getaway
A romantic getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Families with teenagers
Tourists
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Management Response
8 Jan 2011
I am delighted to read this great review! We now have have a new power show so hopefully no more problems with plumbing. We did have a couple of guests who made rather a lot of noise which has disturbed our neighbours below. If guests are coming to party I am sorry but this is not the place for them. I guess this complaint is not bad being the first in three years but I have to request respectful quiet people in future. Thank you for your understanding. Mattie
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“Covent Garden comments”
Reviewed 11 November 2010 for a stay in October 2010

The apartment is in a wonderful location and has all necessary amenities. The welcoming wine and flowers were appreciated. The kitchen was perfectly adequate and well equipped and the washer and dryer were extremely useful. The living room was comfortable and reasonably spacious, the bedroom and bathroom were not. Both were cramped and a socket in the bathroom to plug in a hairdryer would be an asset as would a more powerful shower. Thicker, larger towels would be welcome. However, once we became accustomed to the inconveniences we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

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Travelling group: Spouse / significant other
Your age range 45-54
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Management Response
11 Nov 2010
This is the first I have heard from a guest about the bathroom and bedroom being cramped as our apartment is larger than many hotel suites in the area which are more expensive. I have taken notes about the socket in the bathroom and will see what we can do. We have had an issue with water pressure in the building but are getting this sorted now. The comments about the towels are noted and will be attended to. I am happy that the guests enjoyed their stay. Mattie
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Marymccom
Perth, Australia
2 reviews
“Best Apartment in London”
Reviewed 21 October 2010 for a stay in October 2010

We stayed in this apartment twice this year and both times it was magic.It is very convenient for the whole of the West End and we didnt have to catch a bus or tube to one show.The apartment is very comfortable and has everything you need for a short stay in London.If the weather is good you can take your breakfast up to the roof and enjoy the vista of London rooftops.

Value Rooms
Location Cleanliness
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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Young singles Friends getaway
A romantic getaway Older travelers
Tourists Luxury-minded travelers
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Management Response
21 Oct 2010
Lovely to have guests returning.........great!
Mattie
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Toronto
Reviewed 8 October 2010 for a stay in September 2010

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Liked best: The bed and the location: both heavenly.
Liked least: The shower: not good water pressure, temperature control issues.
Travelling group: Spouse / significant other
Your age range 35-44
Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway Tourists
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Management Response
8 Oct 2010
Thank you for all these positive comments and I look forward to welcoming you to our place in France. Sorry about the shower and looking into it!
Kind wishes, Mattie
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Tourist21...
Australia
1 review
“Highly recommended modern apartment”
Reviewed 2 October 2010 for a stay in August 2010

This apartment is a great location in the heart of covent garden - walking distance to theatres, restaurants, supermarket etc, but because it is on the top floor it is also quiet. It is light/airy with modern furnishings which are also comfy (including a great bed). Free wifi was an added bonus along with the UK mobile which was available for us to use. We were a couple with 1 child staying on the sofabed - we will definately stay again if we are back in London.

Value Rooms
Location Cleanliness
Check-in / front desk Service
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Young singles Friends getaway
A romantic getaway Tourists
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
1 Oct 2010
Hi,

Thank you so much for this lovely feedback. I hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon.

Kindest regards,
Mattie
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