Close to London Bridge - Quiet Room
- Parking available
- Lockable room
|Address||Fairlawn Mansions, SE145PL London, United Kingdom|
|Property type||Private room|
|Response time||A few hours|
The flat, which is very comfortable, has everything you need, including wireless Internet, a shared bathroom, kitchen, microwave, washing machine, fridge and a back garden. You also have your own key, so you can look your room.
The flat is 200 meters from New Cross Gate Station, which gives you access to the Overground and the mainline railway (Note: the Overground is connected to the tube/underground - it just runs over ground - all tickets are valid).
There are also numerous buses, which pass the flat and go straight to central London, including several night buses, so you can always get home no matter what time of night! You can be in Trafalgar Square (by train) in just 15 minutes. The vibrant and eclectic area of Shoreditch is also just 15 minutes on the Overground. The location is ideal for any tourist or person working in central London!
So far all the guests in the flat have been very nice, interesting, responsible and very respectful of one another. I believe that they have all enjoyed their stay. The apartment is maintained daily to a high standard.
In the local area you will find everything you need for a great stay; there are 24 hour food shops, cafes, restaurants, a big supermarket (Sainsbury’s) and bars all within walking distance of the flat. The flat is very close to Goldsmith University campus, so could be an ideal base if you are visiting the university for a conference.
House rulesIn general this is a great place to live. To keep it as such all guest need to follow the following rules for their own comfort:
Guest may use the kitchen on the following conditions:
They wash up all dishes, cutlery, pots and pans
They clean the cooker, hob, all work surfaces and table
They sweep the floor or any crumbs.
They return all utensils to their original place.
They put all rubbish in the bins at the entrance to the building.
Guests are asked to leave the shower in a clean and fresh state.
Guests are asked to leave the toilet in a hygienic and fresh state.
Guests are asked to wear house shoes in the bedroom and the rest of the house.
Guests are asked to reframe from playing music before 10am and after 10pm.
Guests are reminded that smoking is not permitted in any part of the property. This includes the bedroom and smoking at the bedroom window. Anyone found to have smoked in the property will be asked to leave.
Guests are asked to remove all litter and rubbish from their room at least one a day
Please note that guests are not permitted to have others staying with them in the room. If a guests wants someone to stay over at any point the guest should agree this with Sidney before. There is an extra charge for this. Please ask for more information.
Also note that smoking is not permitted anywhere in the building. Please do not violate this.
A deposit of 100 GBP is required.
ALL RULES ARE FOR THE GOOD OF THE GUESTS.
|Price for > 2 guests||£ 11 per guest/night extra|
|Check-in After||On arrangement|
|Check-in before||On arrangement|
Reviews for this host's other properties
We had a lovely stay in Sidney's apartment. It was a decent size and we'd say that it's great for families or groups of friends. Everything was comfortable and as in the wimdu pictures. The benefits also included wifi and free parking. The nearest tube station is about five minutes away and getting into the centre is relatively easy.
Sidney was really helpful and gave us a good orientation. He let us check in early to the apartment and also leave our bags on the last day. This was really convenient. Compared to the price of a hotel, this option was really cheap. We recommend this place for anyone wanting a short break in London.
After reading the last review we actually became a little concerned. However, Sidney did everything he could to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable. He even met us early in the morning to drive us back to the airport. The room itself is simple, but large. It is on the front side of the street, so if you are sensitive to noise, you may need earplugs. We were ok without. Sidney put the storage heater on while we were in the room and this made the temperature very nice. The rest of the property is large, with a decent size kitchen that you can use and separate toilet and bathroom. There are buses that go to the centre right outside the property and the station is two minutes away. From the station you can get a mainline train to London Bridge, which literally takes five minutes station to station.
Thanks again Sidney for all your kindness. We will come back here.
The room is functional and clean, ideal for people who come to visit and in this sense are out and about all day. Only black spot the shower is small and capricious (hot water not continuous)
But that does not diminish the value price of housing.
La chambre est fonctionnel et épuré, idéal pour des gens qui viennent visiter et dans ce sens sont en vadrouille toute la journée. Seul point noir la douche qui est petite et capricieuse (eau chaude pas en continue)
Mais cela n'enlève rien au rapport qualité prix du logement.
A suite for the (deaf) President of cockroaches!
First of all this room IS NOT IN LONDON BRIDGE. This is a BIG LIE. The area is called New Cross and it is a dodgy, dangerous, dirty and very noisy area of London. What makes this place even more dangerous is the fact that the keys to enter the building and flat are always left in the post box slot right outside of the house for anybody who knows (or has seen) that they are there. There is an unidentified number of disrespectful people living and moving in and out of the flat day and night. The first night we were there, a guy left in the middle of the night (after slamming his room door and talking on his phone like it is daytime) without bothering to close the main door of the flat, so basically woke up and found the front door wide open for everybody to help themselves in the flat! Couple that with the fact that the keys for the building are constantly in a public space and you can see the potential for disaster. I was living for 10 years in London and have lived in very ugly places. This room / flat is a definite champion.
The president of the cockroaches must be deaf because the presidential suite is by far the most noisy room of this horrible flat. The building is located on one of the busiest roads in London leading to the port for France, so you can get the picture. I am not even bothering mentioning the non-stop buses, ambulances and police sirens throughout all night and day. It is humanly impossible to sleep. Since the windows are from the 50s, don’t expect them to reduce the noise at all – at times I really thought that we had a window open, but no, they were all closed. The first 2 nights it was really cold in the room and the flat and we only found comfort under the duvet; the president of cockroaches does not feel any cold.
We brought our own bedsheets and towel because we read that one reviewer came in and Sidney had left the bedsheets of another guest. Also, Sidney in his welcome email lets you know that you may actually have to sleep in dirty bedsheets – if there is no time to change them netwen guests. Having our own stuff proved to be a great thing - we even used owr own duvet cover. Although our bedsheets looked clean, they had big oil marks all over which we found quite disgusting. Also there was no towel. However, I have to say that the common areas and the room were clean. The toilet was taken care of on a daily basis, which is much appreciated given the number of people who use it.
Since there are 5 rooms in the flat and some of them can accommodate up to 4 people, you may have to share the TINY shower and toilet with up to 8-10 people at a time. In our case it must have been 6-7, not sure. Don’t bother asking how long you have to queue and hold your pie (and other larger items) in the morning and you must be crazy if you expect to be able to have anything near a normal shower after 4-5 people have done so before you. So, the bottom-line is that if you are a champion in holding your pie indefinitely, remaining sleepless or sleep regardless of what happens around you, have a 30 second shower and risk having dodgy strangers in the night in your room / flat, then this is the flat for you. If you are the deaf president of the cockroaches, it is even better!
Unless you need to stay in a very cheap place, I won't advise this "Presidential Suite". There are only two good points : it's cheap and it is relatively clean. On the negative side :
- It is very noisy : the noise of the traffic will prevent anyone to sleep unless you are equiped with wax ear plug.
- As far as public transport is concerned, it is badly serviced : 20 minutes to London Bridge by bus ; you'll need to change the underground twice for a wholes journey of 40 minutes to get to downtown (piccadilly circus)
- one tiny shower ; one toilet that is in the same room of the lavatory. It would be ok if not for the 8 people or more that stay in the appartment : "Presidential Suite" is only one of the room that are rented here. Prepare then for queueing up in the morning, waiting your turn to go to the loo or to brush your teeth.
The location of the property is well located, within walking distance of overground and a supermarket. Sidney we not met at any time and did not answer our emails quickly when needed. The property was decent: the kitchen and bathroom were not very clean; and although the room was large had no closet. We were 4 people and two had to sleep on the floor with mattresses. The Presidential Suite elapsed faces a street with heavy traffic, so it was quite noisy at any time of day or night. I think the images get to see something that is not, so it was a bit disappointing when we arrived and saw that there were many different things. Usually we had no problem, but do not think we repeated accommodation when we return.
The location of the property is well located, near the overground and Also near a supermarket. We did not meet Sydney in no time and she did not answer our emails Quickly When Needed. The property was decent: the kitchen and bathroom Were not very clean; , Although the room was large, it did not have any closet. We were 4 people and two of us HAD to sleep on the floor With mattresses. The Presidential Suite elapsed faces a street with heavy traffic, so it was quite noisy at any time of day or night. I think the images of the webpage are not exactly how is the room, so we where a bit disappointed when we arrived and saw so many different things. Usually We had no problem, but I do not think we would repeat accommodation When we return to London
La localización de la propiedad está bien situada, a poca distancia del overground y también de un supermercado. No conocimos a Sidney en ningún momento y tampoco contestó con rapidez a nuestros mails cuando lo necesitábamos. La propiedad era decente: la cocina y el baño no estaban demasiado limpios; y aunque la habitación era grande no disponía de armario. Éramos 4 personas y dos tuvimos que dormir en el suelo con colchones. La Suite Presidencial da a una calle transcurrida con mucho tráfico, así que había bastante ruido a cualquier hora del día o de la noche. Creo que las imágenes te dan a ver algo que no es, así que fue un poco decepcionante cuando llegamos y vimos que había muchas cosas diferentes. Por lo general no tuvimos ningún problema, pero no creo que volvamos a repetir alojamiento cuando volvamos.
The location of the property is well located, near the overground and also near a supermarket. We didn't meet Sidney in no time and she did not answer our emails quickly when needed. The property was decent: the kitchen and bathroom were not very clean; although the room was large, it did not have closet. We were 4 people and two of us had to sleep on the floor with mattresses. The Presidential Suite elapsed faces a street with heavy traffic, so it was quite noisy at any time of day or night. I think the images of the webpage are not exactly how is the room, so we were a bit disappointed when we arrived and saw so many different things. Usually we had no problem, but I do not think we would repeat accommodation when we return to London
4 nights slept in Brazil cream with my husband and son of 14 years. Very basic room, 2 bed and mattress on the floor for our son. The room could use a little refurbishment. Energy saving lamp with no lampshade ceiling, top door with paper taped (to avoid viewing?), Curtains could use a wash. Small shower that smells very damp, separate bathroom with sink and mirror. Large kitchen which looks very neat and very clean. Our impression: very cheap lodging, clean but very basic. From Trafalgar Square by bus to the house is a few minutes as indicated in the description on Wimdu but surely 30/45 minutes. By train from New Cross Gate station to the center about 30 minutes. During our stay the other guests were quiet and clean, but there is absolutely no oversight from anyone. Sidney not seen all very anonymous.
4 nachten geslapen in Brazil room met mijn man en zoon van 14 jaar. Zeer basic kamer, 2 persoonsbed en matras op de grond voor onze zoon. De kamer kan wel een kleine opknapbeurt gebruiken. Spaarlamp aan plafond zonder lampenkap, bovenzijde deur met papier afgeplakt (om inkijk te voorkomen?), gordijnen kunnen wel een wasbeurt gebruiken. Kleine douche die erg naar vocht ruikt, aparte wc met wastafel en spiegel. Grote keuken die er heel netjes uit ziet en erg schoon. Onze indruk: zeer betaalbare overnachtingsmogelijkheden, schoon maar zeer basic. Vanaf Trafalgar Square met de bus naar het huis is niet enkele minuten zoals in de beschrijving op Wimdu aangegeven maar zeker 30/45 minuten. Met de trein vanaf New Cross Gate station naar het centrum ongeveer 30 minuten. Tijdens ons verblijf waren de andere gasten rustig en netjes, maar er is totaal geen toezicht van wie dan ook. Sidney niet gezien, allemaal erg anoniem.
We had booked (7 days 3 pers.), But obtained in the first book neither of Wimdu even a response or confirmation of Sydney in July. Therefore made a second booking, again in Sydney, but accidentally to another room. The mistake we only noticed when two automated confirmation e-mails have come shortly before departure, and we have noticed the same time that in July both full amounts of the credit card had been debited. The telephone customer service of Wimdu canceled us a room, and informed us that our host Sydney refused to repay the double booking.
The room we were given was not described, but another, smaller in same about 6-room apartment.
We liked not all. We think it's irresponsible of Wimdu that the credit card is charged three months ahead of the full amount, and that their confirmation e-mail system does not always work. It is also dubious that we never get Sydney to face, and emails were never answered, not on questions at booking later. He has a high amount of money we get for nothing at all, and does not respond. Lesson learned: We will never back services from Sydney Wimdu or avail.
Wir hatten im Juli gebucht (7 Tage 3 Pers.), jedoch bei der ersten Buchung weder von Wimdu noch von Sydney eine Antwort oder Bestätigung erhalten. Deshalb eine zweite Buchung gemacht, nochmals bei Sydney, jedoch versehentlich ein anderes Zimmer. Den Fehler haben wir erst gemerkt, als kurz vor der Abreise zwei automatisierte Bestätigungsmails gekommen sind, und wir gleichzeitig bemerkt haben, dass bereits im Juli beide vollen Beträge von der Kreditkarte abgebucht worden waren. Der telefonische Kundendienst von Wimdu stornierte uns das eine Zimmer, und belehrte uns, dass unser Host Sydney die Rückzahlung der Doppelbuchung verweigere.
Das Zimmer das wir erhielten war nicht das beschriebene, sondern ein anderes, kleineres in derselben ca. 6-Zimmer Wohnung.
Uns gefiel das alles gar nicht. Wir finden es unseriös von Wimdu, dass die Kreditkarte drei Monate zum voraus mit dem vollen Betrag belastet wird, und dass ihr Bestätigungs-Mail-System nicht immer funktioniert. Ebenfalls unseriös ist, dass wir Sydney nie zu Gesicht bekommen haben, und auf Emails wurde nie geantwortet, weder auf Fragen bei bei der Buchung noch später. Er hat einen hohen Geldbetrag von uns bekommen für nichts und wieder nichts, und reagiert nicht. Lektion gelernt: Wir werden nie wieder Dienste von Wimdu oder Sydney in Anspruch nehmen.
Watch Out !!! I booked a room with this man, and when he had told me estava paid already occupied, but offered me another of similar characteristics. The site was an apartment under construction in the façade and rooms with a very dirty carpet (smelled), very old furniture and eventhough it guaranteed me two beds, there was only one bed ... and an old mattress to sleep on floor !!!! It took three days to attend the hearing without offering any solutions, so we had to leave the apartment and go to another site more habitable. He then refused to refund the money or even a part of it.
Watch out !!! I booked a room with This Man, and when i paid've Already Said That it was busy, and Offered me another of like Characteristics. The site was a flat in work on the facade and rooms with a very dirty carpet (it stunk), very old furniture and eventhough it guaranteed me two beds, there was only one bed ... and an old mattress to sleep on the soil !!!! It Took three days to make Themselves without offering any solutions, so we HAD to leave the apartment and go to another site more habitable. Then I refused to refund the money, not even a part of it.
Cuidado!!! Reservé una habitación con este señor, y cuando ya había pagado me dijo que ya estava ocupada, pero que me ofrecía otra de similares características. El sitio era un apartamento en obras en la fachada y con las habitaciones con una moqueta muy sucia (apestaba), mobiliario muy viejo y apesar de que me garantizó dos camas, solo había una cama... y un colchón viejo para dormir en el suelo!!!! Tardó tres días en personarse sin ofrecernos ninguna solución, por lo que tuvimos que dejar el apartamento e ir a otro sitio mas habitable. Luego se negó a devolvernos el dinero, ni siquiera una parte del mismo.
Watch out !!! I booked a room with this man, and when I paid he said that it was already busy, and offered me another of similar characteristics. The site was a flat in work on the facade and rooms with a very dirty carpet (it stunk), very old furniture and eventhough it guaranteed me two beds, there was only one bed ... and an old mattress to sleep on the soil !!!! It took three days to make themselves without offering any solutions, so we had to leave the apartment and go to another site more habitable. He then refused to refund the money, not even a part of it.
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