Masionette Private Room&Wifi
- Hot tub
- Lockable room
|Address||oxford gardens, W10 5UW London, United Kingdom|
|Property type||Private room|
|Response time||A few hours|
And for the shopping lovers, the Masionette Room is at equal distance (and by foot!) of two top shopping destinations: Westbourne Grove and Westfield shopping centre.The guest bedroom is upstairs and access is through my living space where I sleep.
Westbourne Grove offers the elegance of its boutiques and cafes Paul Smith, Orlebar Brown, Nicole Farhi, Miller Harris, Smythson, Ralph Lauren, Matches, Daylesford Organic, Tom's, Helmut Lang, Diptyque, Anne Fontaine, Agent Provocateur, Aubin & Wills, Beach Blanket Babylon............
Whilst Westfield offers a unique shopping experience within the same place, restaurants, cinemas and prestigious brands like Dior, Prada, Versace, Burberry, Gucci, Louis Vuitton .......... some more popular brands like Hollister, Apple, Gilly Hicks Topshop, Topman, COS...) and of course, the likes of The Kooples, Fred Perry, Gant, Reiss, Uniqlo............
Delicatessens: "Mr Christian" and "The Grocer on Elgin" on Elgin Crescent
Organic food: Planet Organic on 42 Westbourne Grove, Portobello Wholefoods/health food store on 266 Portobello Road under the bridge.
Supermarkets: Tesco (next door and open 7am-11pm), Sainsbury at Ladbroke Grove Station, Wholefoods (Kensington High Street 20min by bus)
PORTOBELLO ROAD MARKET
Fruit and vegetable, bread, cheese, flowers, clothes by young designers, vintage clothes, artwork, flea market, antique dealers, vintage fashion and retro memorabilia, food market … just everything you expect (email hidden)ly market! Fridays and Saturdays are the main days. Sunday offering a small market around Portobello Green under the Westway bridge. Fruit and vegetable market on several days of the week.
Also check out Golborne Road Market at the northern end of Portobello Road for less touristy food markets and antique stands during the whole week (except Sunday).
A must for all music lovers: Sarm Studios on 8-10 Basing Street (former known as Basing Street Studios or Island Studios), Some of the all time greatest recorded here: Bob Marley who lived in Notting Hill in the 70s, Led Zeppelin, Queen and The Rolling Stones.
If you want to visit the place where Jimi Hendrix died in 1970, go to 22 Landsdowne Crescent where the Samarkand Hotel used to be.
There a number of great Italian restaurants on Kensington park Rd.
Portuguese and Moroccan food and drinks (great coffee and sweets) are on Golborne Road. Also recently opened there is Pizza East restaurant for the more trendy crowd.
Jamie Oliver just opened up his new Recipease restaurant in Notting Hill Gate where you can pop in and do a cooking class.
Electric Brasserie on Portobello Road is very popular with the locals and trendy visitors alike.
E&O restaurant and bar for Asian fusion food, cocktails and a favourite with the rich and beautiful.
For celebrity watching Julie's (“A magnet for over 40 years from the hippie generation and now to the ultra-cool London set. Julie’s has been referred to as the rock chick of the restaurant world.”).
The Ledbury if you have fancy some Michelin Star food. "Ottolenghi" (63 Ledbury Road)
Nicole Fahri for great breakfast, coffee and clothes (202 Westbourne Grove).
Portobello Green Fitness club, local no-nonsense gym for workout, classes, Yoga and day passes available!
Try the London Bike (from £1/TFL website/cycling) – docking stations are everywhere in the city, the closest is just 7min away from the flat (Chepstow Villas between Portobello Rd and Kensington Park Rd).
Hyde Park (25min walking)
Holland Park (20min walking)
The Electric on Portobello Rd, The Gate and The Coronet (both at Notting Hill Gate)
Whiteleys Odeon cinemas and Vue cinemas in Westfield Shopping Mall.
CLUBS & BARS
Supperclub (12 acklam road)
The Notting Hill Arts Club (21 Notting Hill Gate)
and the legendary “Globe” (103 Talbot Road), one of West London's longest running nightclubs.
Best online tool to plan your journeys from or within Notting Hill by public transport, on foot or bike
Closest tube station: Ladbroke Grove (7 minutes) and Notting Hill Gate (20 minutes) – approx. travel time to Oxford circus/Central London 20-25 min
-Route 7 Little Venice, Oxford Street, Soho, British Museum...
-Route 23 Little Venice, Oxford Street, Regent Street, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, Saint Paul Cathedral, Tate Modern, Brick Lane, Spitalfields Market...
-Route 52 Kensington Palace, High Street Kensington, Royal Albert Hall, Exhibition Road, Knightsbridge, Harrod's, Hyde Park Corner, Green Park, Buckingham Palace
-Route 70 Kensington Palace, High Street Kensington, Royal Albert Hall, National History Museum, Science Museum, Victoria&Albert Museum...
-Route 228 Holland Park, Westfield Shopping Center...
-Route 295 Westfield Shopping Center, Stamford Bridge...
-Route 316 Westfield Shopping Center, Hampstead...
-Route 452 Kensington Palace, High Street Kensington, Royal Albert Hall, Exhibition Road, Knightsbridge, Harrod's, Sloane Square, Battersea Park, Chelsea...
Notting Hill Regal Cars
Approx fares from the house to Heathrow Airport £25 with local taxi service (it's around £55 the other way with a "black cab"), Gatwick Airport £50, Victoria Station (for Gatwick Express) £15, Paddington Station (for Heathrow Express) £8
Take Gatwick Express (faster) or Southern Train (cheaper) to London Victoria (book online for cheaper fairs).
Take taxi (£20) or bus route 52 to Ladbroke Grove Station (approx. 30min). Alternative: London Tube/ Circle Line from Victoria station to Notting Hill Gate, then bus 52 to Ladbroke Grove or walking (15min).
Time vs Money! Cheapest way to get to Heathrow T1-5 is by tube. Ladbroke Grove Station - Hammersmith&City Line or Circle Line to Hammersmith, then cross over to Piccadilly Line to Heathrow.
(approx. 1hour). Fastest way is with taxi to Paddington Station and Heathrow Express to Heathrow (15min, every 15min). If you are two people or more it's actually cheaper to take a taxi all the way to Heathrow £25 with local taxi service (it's around £55 the other way with a "black cab"),
Take the Stansted Express (website hidden) to Liverpool Street Station and from there the Tube (Circle or Hammersmith&City Line) to Ladbroke Grove. Will take around 50min for the train and 30-40 min for the tube.
House rules1. Absolutely NO SMOKING inside the flat.
2. Only paid guests are allowed in the flat.
3.The bathroom is shared with 1 person so keep it CLEAN.
4. Surcharge of £ 30 for LATE check-out 10 am - 12noon.
5. Take off shoes inside the Bedroom.
6. Do not open the door for anyone.
|Price for > 1 guests||£ 19 per guest/night extra|
|Check-in before||On arrangement|
Reviews of this property
The condition of the apartment were much less than I expected. You are informed before going that you cannot use the intercom but you need to call the guy to get the keys. When he let you come to the apartment he asks you to remove your shoes and to leave them in the entrance room, which would be acceptable but the moquet also in the room is quite dirty, lucky me that I had the slippers.
You come in the room which is very big and you look around and you see that the velvet curtain is orange on the down part and on the top is black because very dirty. On the bed the duvet cover, as you see in the picture, is black and gray also in a kind of velvet so you ask yourself if it was washed. I went to buy sheets and pillow covers because I had to sleep there for 10 days. Then he shows you the bathroom and he tells you that you need to leave always the windows open because he needs air going down to the lower floor, in the reality is because the smell of it with closed windows would be unbearable. The windows moreover has not a curtain so when you have a shower the neighbors can see the show. When I arrived he did not gave me a towel. The day after I asked for that and he looked at me really surprised. He gave me 1 only for 10 days, so I had to buy also that. One evening he cooked something and when I arrived at home the smell was so strong that I had to open the windows and I discovered that actually the windows can be closed but not locked, so you are leaving your things in the room and as it is at the first floor, someone can come in buy the windows... attached to the building door there was also a nice message:"On 3rd of October there was a theft in the building, please take care to close all the windows". The owner invited me to use one time his kitchen but actually I didn´t want to see how he lives.By the way the bathroom was clean and he also landed me an italian hair dryer so you need the adapter...ah I was forgetting in the bathroom he gives at your disposal all kinds of soap or toothpaste left from the previous guest, available in french, german and english language. Only shampoo is missing. He also gives you several little bottles of water, pringles and wine. A light burned out and he changed it immediately. he also gave me dishes and cutlery. The apartment is 5 min walking from the metro and there is a great Turkish grill restaurant close to the metro, coming out on the right. Also a lot of take away and market like tesko and others are along the way from the apartment to the metro. Personally I would not go there again or suggested to any of my friend. I like to feel safe and confortable when I go somewhere and the price was not cheap from my point of view. Anyhow I survived staying as much as possible out of the room ;-) Now you know all and you can decide what to do. Sorry Mark but your description of the apartment is not realistic.
wirklich verkehrsgünstig gelegen in einer ruhigen straße, busse und tube in ca 5-7 minuten erreichbar,auch 2 supermärkte mit allem, was man braucht. das zimmer ist einfach, aber die matratze für rücken-kranke super. ein freundlicher gastgeber. uns hat es gefallen
Very nice and interesting host! Nice house, big room... All conveniences in the bathroom, but no towels! Marc was so kind to lend us a couple! Can advice this adress for people who like privacy and... Nottinghill! Thanks for the interesting conversations, Mark, although we did not agree about some things in life:-)
Regards Annemie and Dirk
Nice quiet room in a prime location. The bathroom is simple but adequate. Mark is a nice guy. Think sometimes we come back again.
Schönes ruhiges Zimmer in Toplage. Das Bad ist einfach aber ausreichend. Mark is a nice guy.
Think we come sometimes back again.
We at Mark for 8 months. It is a respectful and very friendly, The room extraordinary big, bright and cheerful!! The subway is very close and the neighborhood is very quiet, kind residencial.Portyobelo is next. A very nice estncia.
Estuvimos en casa de Mark hace 8 meses. Es una persona respetuosa y muy amable, La habitación extraordinaria, tan grande, luminosa y alegre!!!!El metro está muy cerca y el barrio es muy tranquilo, tipo residencial.Portyobelo está al lado. Una estncia muy agradable.
L'appartement est idéalement situé à 10 min de Portobello Road. La chambre est spacieuse et propre, tout comme la salle de bain. Mark est un hôte acceuillant et discret. Bref c'est parfait.
Thank you Mark for your hospitality, for the wine and the wide range of shower gel !!
Mark was nice and the location is very good since the next bus and underground station are very close. The room was nice and big even though the shower wasn't very comfortable but we had a great time.
It was a very nice stay at Mark's house. Accomodation very clean and the owner very helpful and friendly:). I do recommend !
A very nice place to stay, in a quiet neighbourhood, close to Ladbroke Grove underground station and many busstops. Portobello Market also very near. Mark is very friendly and helpful.
Mark is a welcoming host, who are themselves living in the house. It is a beautiful house in a quiet neighborhood in the heart of London, close to Portobello road. The metro station is very close and the connection is good. There is little privacy and the apartment is little luxurious. No shower, a bathtub and no mirror above the sink. No TV in the room, we think that Mark is going places! He was ready ...
Mark is een gastvrije host, die wel zelf ook in het huis woont. Het is een mooi huis in een rustige buurt in hartje Londen, dichtbij Portobello road. Het metrostation is zeer dichtbij en de verbinding is goed. Er is weinig privacy en het appartement is weinig luxe ingericht. Geen douche, wel een ligbad en geen spiegel boven de wastafel. Geen tv op de kamer, we denken dat Mark die nog gaat plaatsen! Hij stond al klaar...
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