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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England

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OlivierFr...
Paris
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7 reviews
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“Well located, supportive owners”
Reviewed September 3, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

This is ideally located to explore Saint-Albans, especially the historical center. The apartment is comfortable, spacious and well maintained, with a lot of amenities. This is ideal for a short stay, especially if one eats out or ready-made food, take aways etc. (it would be nice to replace the cooking utensils, which have seen better days, while the appliances are quite OK). It is a ground floor apartment just back from the high street, so it's a bit noisy, but one can live with it. The owners are very responsive and nice people. The exact address is Apartment N°2.

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Liked best: The location and the comfort
Liked least: the noise
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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christine...
Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Good value option”
Reviewed July 8, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

A good value option for a family stay in St Albans.Owner's sister met us on arrival and explained what was what, were to put rubbish etc which was helpful. Hadnt realised there was no extra info in the flat at that stage or would have asked her more! .

Really appreciated the space - good size living/dining area, 2 double bedrooms, Sky TV/, Good wi fi which satisfied two teenagers (!) Roomy, dining table & chairs, fully equipped kitchen, washing machine etc.

Qadeer's sister told us helpfully that the supermarket was 5 mins walk away in one direction, and restaurants 5 mins in another direction, so well placed generally. In all, a great location.

But (hope this helps!) we rent apartments around London regularly, and suggest that there are a few extras which don't cost much, but would have made it perfect (much the same as the review from Heather K below!), and would encourage return stays ie

- enough towels for guests staying (providing 3 when you know there are going to be 4 guests seems rather mean).

- a hairdryer

- some info re local area ie maps, useful telephone numbers, nearest restaurants/gym etc.

- enough pillows for guests (dividing 6 pillows between 4 people wasnt fun!)


Finally, I'd say that a 'welcome pack' of eg a pint of milk, loaf of bread, , eggs and soft drinks goes a long way.....!

Hope that helps - sort these points, and we'll be back!

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Not having enough bedding/towels for number of guests.
Traveling group: Extended Family
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GentriaW
Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Nice quiet spot close to St Albans.”
Reviewed June 10, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Just a short 10 minute walk to city centre, nicely laid out with 2 bedrooms and one bathroom. TV and wifi work well. The only complaint is that the kitchen was a little under equipped. Some of the pans need to be replaced.

We would return

Traveling group: Teenagers
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Heather K
Kootenays
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Great place but needs a couple of extras!!”
Reviewed June 2, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

Found this rental property on TripAdvisor. Quadeer (contact person) was great at getting back to me quickly and we met with a friend (maybe family member) of hers on arrival in St. Albans. This apt is fantastic-spacious, modern, nice beds and in a very good location. It's close to a major grocery store (Sainsburys) as well as within easy walking distance to the Cathedral, park, great pubs and the outdoor market. It has two nice sized bedrooms and a large bathtub, washing machine and drying rack. Although it has a sofa bed listed as an additional bed, I would NOT count on anyone but a small child sleeping there. The sofa did not unfold and my mom, who is only 5`4`could not stretch out on it fully!!
HOWEVER, there were a few things that prevented me giving this rental a better rating. Upon arrival, we noticed only 4 bath towels for the week in the bathroom (there were 3 adults staying)-no face cloths and no hand towels. The towels were constantly damp from showering and had to use the one extra bath towel in place of a hand towel. We actually ended up buying some face cloths at the store to use for the week. Also, there wasn't a coffee maker or even a teapot which seemed very strange?? Also, only 3 teaspoons, 3 wineglasses, and no extra dishes such as a baking sheet, casserole dish, oven safe dish to use in the oven. Not sure what we were expected to use for the oven? Luckily we ended up eating out in the afternoon and only needed a small snack in the evening upon returning to the flat. Still would've been nice to have the option of picking up something to pop in the oven. In addition, the beds had pillow shams only-no pillow cases and only a duvet with a duvet cover. There wasn`t a top sheet or any additional blankets so seemed a little strange. Made me wonder if they really removed the entire duvet cover and shams each time to launder.
One last thing, because the owner didn't provide any sort of instruction sheet/booklet etc. we had no idea where to put the garbage and recycling throughout the week. We ended up just keeping it in the ktichen which wasn't too bad since we were there only 6 days but any longer and it could've been a problem. All in all, a really nice, quiet place but with a bit more attention to the little things I mentioned above, this would be a first-rate flat!!

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Liked best: Location and spaciousness of the flat
Liked least: No coffee pot or tea pot and lack of towels
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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Brooklyn, United States
Reviewed June 1, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

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Liked best: Its accessibility to the high street
Liked least: The living room couch
Traveling group: Other
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Rachel E
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“Excellent accommodation.”
Reviewed September 2, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

A fantastic flat in a great location. Tastefully furnished, well equipped and spacious. The owner was very helpful and polite.
I felt very much at home in this flat and really enjoyed staying here.

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Reviewed August 27, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

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