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“Excellent base in London”
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Apartment 17
Ranked #319 of 948 Specialty Lodging in London
Reviewed May 5, 2012

We stayed in the first floor apartment for five nights and would heartily recommend it to anybody. We have been visiting London off and on for many years and this is the first reasonably priced accommodation we've found that we'd return to.

Yes, the bedroom in this apartment is small and the bed is up against the wall, and yes there is no toilet roll holder. But compared with budget London hotels rooms where you hardly have room to put down a suitcase, this apartment is fantastic.

There were several big pluses: the relatively large and comfortable living space where you can relax after a hard day's sightseeing; the well equipped kitchen, unlike so many holiday lets where the kitchen has one blunt knife and two cups and a toaster that doesn't work too well; the heating which was on throughout our visit in this very cold spring period (especially the underfloor heating in the bathroom); the proximity to Marylebone tube, just minutes down the street; the lack of noise; fast free wifi; the comfortable bed, with an assortment of pillows; the large bathroom with heated towel rails; and finally the terrific owner who was so very responsive to our needs. The washing machine fused while we were here and she arrived to apologise and attend to it and even offered to take our washing home and have it done for us!

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 8, 2012

We booked this accommodation after much research on the internet as we wanted to be as close to Marylebone Village area as possible and self catering. It turned out to be a great find, and about a 10 min walk to the Marylebone High Street. The best part was the close proximity to the Tube and train only a minute or so walk. The street was very quiet considering it is just off Marylebone Road. It felt like a safe area. We had the top floor apartment which had a nice view and was light and airy. It was very well equipped & very spacious for London. The owner was waiting to greet us on arrival at our expected time. The free phone & wi fi was a bonus. The negatives were minor, but quite annoying. The carpet in the lounge was a bit grubby & in need of a shampoo. There is a glass shelf positioned above the wash basin, and you can't get your mouth in to clean your teeth. There is no toilet roll holder?? The ventilation in the shower room was very poor, and it was terribly stuffy whilst showering & the whole room fooged up. On arrival we found 4 sheets of toilet paper left on the roll, I know it is self catering but one doesn't get off a 2 day flight from Aus with a roll of loo paper in one's luggage?? A bit inconsiderate. A small sache of milk & some soap would have been a welcoming touch. We had to go back out again to the shops at 7pm to buy these items. Overall I enjoyed our week in this apartment. The owners need to address these couple of small issues particularly the shower room & loo paper& the place would be excellent. I would stay here again & recommend this to others.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 28, 2011

London accommodation being what it is, the price tag on this self-contained apartment seemed pretty reasonable, especailly when you can save a bit of money by doing your own food for part or all of your stay. Overall this apartment was a great introduction to London, being 20 metres away from the train station. It's on the Bakerloo line and pretty central to everything.

We ended up experiencing both apartments, as there was a booking stuff-up which meant we had to move upstarirs after our first night. The 1st floor apartment is certainly bigger, aside from the bedroom whcih is tiny. The second floor apartment may be smaller, but it has a more spacious bedroom, and the airflow is better, providing better cooling during the warm summer nights.

The apartment was clean and well-maintained, though the design seems not very well thought out (ie glass shelf over the basin making it difficult to wash your face, and no toilet roll holder). This is a minor flaw, though. I really enjoyed our stay here, it was a great base to explore London in a quiet and residential suburb, very close to transport and shops.

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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 10, 2016
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Room Tip: Si no te importa que el baño sea pequeño, yo prefiero el "Second floor"
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  • Stayed: June 2015, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 10, 2011
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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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Address: 17 Harewood Avenue | Marylebone, London NW1 6LE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Marylebone
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Ranked #319 of 948 Specialty Lodging in London
Number of rooms: 2
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Apartment 17 London, England

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