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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
London, England

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Beth S
Richmond, VA
1 review
“Absolutely the best vacation rental we've ever stayed in!”
Reviewed 23 April 2015 for a stay in March 2015

We had a fantastic 10-day visit to London with our 3 teenage sons in early March, thanks in large part to the amazingly convenient and comfortable flat and delightful hospitality of Fred and Iris. As other reviewers have said, Fred is a wonderful host, meeting us at the train, showing us the neighborhood grocery store and several restaurants, and outfitting the flat with nearly every convenience you might possibly want, including breakfast essentials to start us out. The flat is spacious, attractively decorated, light, quiet and very clean with 10 foot ceilings throughout--very unexpected for a basement right off a busy street. With three bedrooms plus a large sofa in the living room, we all had our own spaces for a bit of down-time between adventures. The kitchen is fully stocked, including an electric kettle and French press for our morning caffeine fix. The beds are quite comfortable, and the luggage and clothes storage in each of the 3 bedrooms is fantastic. Fred provides hair dryers, some power adapters, WiFi, board games, tourism guides, and restaurant suggestions, as well as Oyster cards you can replenish for tube travel if you don't get your own pass.. He was incredibly prompt and honest in all communications and transactions. The location is also perfect: a 3-minute walk to Paddington Station, meaning one can get almost anywhere in central London in 30-minutes or fewer. We hope that we are fortunate enough to stay at this beautiful flat again in the future. We highly recommend it.

Travelling group: Teenagers
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Tocquevil...
Louisville, Kentucky
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Great property, location and owner!”
Reviewed 19 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Everything with these flat accommodations worked out great! The reviews previously posted, upon which I had relied, proved to be consistent and right on the mark. The high expectations that were set were all met. As such, there’s no need to repeat all the details here from earlier posting reviews.

Fred provides a great product and high customer service. He is prompt in all his communications, reasonable and flexible in confirming reservations, and more than fair in settling the financial arrangements. We alerted him in advance that our travel arrangements would not allow us to arrive in London and reach the flat until nearly 11:30pm. He accommodated our schedule to welcome us and go through the flat logistics upon our arrival. We are a family of two adults and three boys ages 10 to 15 and stayed for 9 nights.

We selected the area due the convenience through Paddington with multiple Tube lines and trains to Heathrow and Windsor and the walking distance to Hyde Park and other neighborhoods. We found the walk to the front of Paddington Station on Praed Street for direct access to trains and the Tube is only about 8 minutes and even shorter to the backside of the station. Other than the several steps from the flat front door to street level, there were no obstacles to roll our luggage to Paddington Station. Other trains we took in and out of Marylebone and St. Pancras were also conveniently just a few Tube stops away. We also jumped on buses near the street corner outside the flat front door and noticed taxis regularly passing by.

Two neighborhood restaurants particularly stood out. Bizzarro on Praed Street between the flat and Paddington Station had wonderful Italian food. Mandarin Kitchen by the Queensway Tube Station had terrific Chinese cuisine.

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Liked best: Property in great condition and the extra amenities made the stay more convenient.
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Ray T
Iowa City, Iowa
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89 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Very pleasantly surprised...... looks like you can trust reviews!”
Reviewed 30 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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We had a terrific trip to London, and with all this being new to me, Fred and Iris made it as painless of a process as possible. The flat is large, clean and very comfortable. Fred met us at the Paddington station and guided us to the flat. That helped tremendously, as over the next few days that was the jumping off point for most of our excursions. He also showed us the neighborhood, and various places to shop and eat.. The street is not busy at night, and the neighborhood is safe. Bus stops are literally around the corner and the underground is about 5 minutes. Hyde Park is 10 minutes. Would certainly return for another stay. I would caution that the stairs down to the flat are a bit steep and narrow and could be a problem for some. Al the little extras mentioned by other were true to form. Thanx again Fred and Iris.

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Liked best: location, size and price
Liked least: pidgeons in the garden
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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123mag21
York, Maine
2 reviews
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“Fabulous family vacation in the UK.”
Reviewed 30 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014
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Our family of 6 adults (4 in early 20s) had the pleasure of staying in a wonderful apartment owed by Fred McLeod. The accommodations were more than what we expected. Beds very comfortable. The apartment was spotless. Fred made sure to anticipate our needs and answered all our questions. We enjoyed many nights sitting together in the living room and discussing our days in London.
Suggestions for nearby restaurants were excellent, especially the Italian family restaurant Bizzaro. Reasonably priced and delicious food. The apartment is very close to Paddington Station, so getting around London was very easy. Fred's focus on the little details helped tremendously, from hair dryers in rooms, electric converters, television with access to American sports. Our sons watched the NE Patriots play one day at 1:30AM (8:30PM New England time.) We recommend this accommodation to all without reservation.

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Liked best: Apartment layout and comfort
Liked least: Cannot think of anything
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Barbara31...
Fort Collins, Colorado
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Loved this flat!”
Reviewed 8 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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person found this review helpful

This gorgeous flat made me want to move to London permanently as long as I could live here! It was perfect for our t families each with a grown child. There were 2 double bedrooms a cozy single room and a nice bed set up in the huge lounge. There were 2 modern bathrooms each with a shower and one with a tub. The flat had a beautiful garden with lots of potted flowers and all the bedrooms overlooked it. The kitchen was modern and well equipped and we really appreciated the staples there on our arrival. The book the owners prepared told us everything we needed to know about the flat and neighborhood and we enjoyed two of the recommended restaurants.

We have rented a number of flats around the world and this stood out in all respects. Highly recommended.

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Liked best: Too many to list - the flat itself with the interior garden, the gorgeous kitchen, the location.
Liked least: The stairs down to the flat are steep - we were forewarned.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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