Granted, I should have done more research, but when I booked out two weeks of hotels across the UK and in Ireland I let this one slip in when I probably would have chosen elsewhere. The good parts about the place is that the apartment was beautiful, fully accommodating with all the sleeping arrangements and cooking supplies we would need. The rooms could have slept 6 but we had 4 people and there was lots of space to stretch out. I'm not sure how they select which apartment you will have, it probably has to do with the size of your group and whatever availability they have, but I didn't realize at the time that I was renting an apartment for a few days and not booking a hotel room. The biggest negative of that is that when you're hoping to have a front desk to call with questions they don't have the same service at places like this. Another good part however was that the main office is within a few blocks and they do answer their phones up until 10pm local time so when our WiFi didn't work they sent out a service technician early the next morning and got it repaired for our second day there.
The biggest negative unfortunately is location. We were close to some cool pubs but the apartment backed to the railways and it could get loud. The hardest part was driving in and finding parking, there is none nearby and if you're using a GPS ours at least wasn't aware of the entire 3-4 blocks that were shut down for construction and kept us hitting dead-ends with limited turnaround space. Driving in London isn't exactly easy no matter where you stay but it would have been better to avoid the construction zone if we could have.
Overall the rooms were beautiful and clean but considering how we'd never before been to England, let alone London, we would have preferred to stay the touristy route and sleep in a standard style hotel. For those that are looking for a big place in the city that's not necessarily in the center of things this place would be a good spot.
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