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
The house was well located a few meters from the nearest DLR, the room large but sooooo cold! it seemed that the heating does not work only in the PRESIDENTIAL SUITE because throughout the house it was good! But important thing was pretty clean.
Furniture there are none, in room you will find only a bed, a sofa, a table with three chairs and a clothes hanger, "decorated" very quickly.
Ideal for a few days break but do not recommend it for a long period.
Sidney has never showed up in the house and there was only Vera the cleaning lady who did not speak any language except Portuguese!
La casa era ben situata a qualche metro dalla fermata della DLR, la stanza grossa ma mooooolto fredda! sembrava quasi che non funzionasse il riscaldamento solo nella PRESIDENTIAL SUITE perchè in tutta la casa si stava bene! Ma cosa importante era abbastanza pulita.
Mobili non ce ne sono, in camera troverete solo un letto, un divano, un tavolino con tre sedie e un appendiabiti, "arredata" molto velocemente.
Ideale per qualche giorno di vacanza ma la sconsiglio per un lungo periodo.
Sidney non si è mai fatta vedere e in casa c'era solo Vera la signora delle pulizie che non parlava nessuna lingua se non il portoghese!
The flat was clean and in good condition, stocked with plenty of bedding/towels, all the kitchen essentials and had good wi-fi connection. It is peaceful and gets lots of light. The location was good: Just 10 minutes from the nearest tube station. Sidney was an excellent host - he gave us really detailed instructions and met us at the property when we arrived.
Very good location! It`s easy to get to the city center from the flat without taking too much time as bus stops and the underground station is very close to the apartment. Some good pubs are also not far away :)
The flat is very clean, bright and cosy. You are free to use all devices in the flat - including wi-fi and kitchen utensils. There is even a view of Canary Wharf from the balcony!
Sidney is absolutely a great host! Very open, friendly and polite. He made time to show us the city, and even took us for a drink in a local pub.
For a budget place, this is one of the best!
1) Very, very noisy
The New Cross Road has lots of traffic all night and all day.
You have sirens from ambulance all night.
Bus Garage from London Traffic is around the corner.
There is no difference in noise reduction between open and closed window (old single glass windows)
2) "Shared bathroom" is mentioned in the text, but I didn't read it carefully enough.
This means, there is one "bathroom" (toilet and 1 basin) for the whole floor (5 frooms, maybe 15 persons or more)
I took some fotos to document this, but wimdu had no interest to publish them.
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.
L'appt est propre, nous n'avons pas eu l'occasion de rencontrer les propriétaires, dans l'ensemble, "peut être mieux", il y a des travaux rajouté a cela que la gare n'est pas loin... donc énormément de bruit (obliger d'acheter des boules quies), le chauffage été réglé automatique donc réveil au frais... Le confort n'est pas là non plus, matelas en pente poser sur deux blocs très desagreable ... Je comprends le prix... Mais la gare est pas loin, arrêt de bus non plus donc c un gros plus...
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!
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