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I’ve been to London a few times and have always stayed in hotels. It never really occurred to me to check out a luxury apartment until my most recent trip for WTM London.
I ended up finding one in the heart of Earl’s Court recommended by our friends from Two Monkeys Travel Group. It was just a few minutes away from the Underground, making it easy to get around the city. I also found that I could actually stretch my legs and relax after a long day.
HOW IT WORKS
Since it was my first time, I definitely had some concerns about the experience. How would I check in? Who do I get in touch with if I needed something? Would it actually look like it was advertised? Fortunately, the experience wasn’t much different from staying at a hotel, only you get a much bigger space! Before my arrival, I got an email with everything I needed to know and the apartment had amenities similar to a hotel (linens, wifi, toiletries, tea, & coffee etc). FG Properties, who hosts all the bookings, partners with City Relay to give you everything you need.
DETAILS OF OUR LONDON LUXURY APARTMENT
The particular apartment I stayed in was a beautiful 2 bedroom apartment. It used a digital keypad so I was given a code for my stay. Besides that, there was a monitor for the front door, so you can see and buzz in any visitors, a washer/dryer, full kitchen, and plenty of space. The apartment itself was just over 750 sqft with two bedrooms and two full baths. There is even a pull-out couch in the living room that can sleep two more (total of 6 people).
What blew my mind was how affordable it was to rent this place. Rent starts at £99 (roughly $123) a night depending on the time of year. I only stayed 2 nights, so I didn’t get a chance to make full use of the kitchen, but it’s easy to see how you can make it your home away from home. Next time I visit London, I’m definitely opting for an apartment over a hotel.
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Have you ever stayed at a rental apartment?