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by Jessica Margiotta, United States
"Our experience with London Perfect was absolutely perfect! From the very first email, we were impressed with their communication, professionalism, and desire to ensure that our pre, during, and post experience was ideal. We would email the office and get a swift response each time. We had an exceptionally positive experience with them and would highly recommend them to others looking for quality accommodations in lovely neighborhoods.
My family of four, with two children ages 14 and 11, spent a week in South Kensington at the Cavendish apartment. This neighborhood was ideal for us; we could walk in any direction to dozens of great shops, restaurants, and cafes. The Cavendish is less than a five-minute, flat walk to the South Kensington underground station. We always felt safe in this upscale, less-frenetic neighborhood. We gave a $100 deposit for the key to the private garden across the street; it was a very pretty park to stroll through and relax. My son wished he could play catch there and soon realized it wasn't that kind of park.
The Cavendish is on the top floor of its building. You could either climb the stairs or take the tiny elevator. Upon entering the apartment, you're immediately greeted by a bright, charming, and inviting space. The living room is comfortable and cozy. London Perfect graciously allowed us to check in around 7:30 a.m.; we were fortunate there were no guests the night before we arrived. We used the recommended car service and were picked up at Heathrow. Our driver was friendly and personable. As he drove, he gave us information and told us stories about what we could do at the places we passed. He took us up to the apartment, where we were later met by Sax from London Perfect. Sax went through how to operate the appliances, unlock all the windows, etc. It was warm our first day and I thought it would be an uncomfortable week without air conditioning, but the fans and opened windows cooled it down nicely. Once the weather cooled down, the beautiful cross breeze kept the apartment at a perfect temperature. We loved relaxing on the little balcony at night, where, if you leaned just the right way, you could see what we think was the London Eye. We were happy to have a washer/dryer, and we appreciated the items provided by London Perfect to get us started. They gave us, in order of importance, a bottle of champagne:), milk, orange juice, tea, biscuits, and Nespresso pods. We were able to walk to a market to get what we wanted for the week. The kitchen is adorable in its mini-ness; I wouldn't want to cook a grand meal in it; it was perfect for our purposes- breakfast, take away dinners, and snacks. If you are someone who requires great luxury, this apartment may not be right for you. It looks more lived in than it does in the pictures. We loved that about it. The towels are three-star-hotel-like. We should have asked for more towels early in the week- we just never got around to it. We found one outlet near a mirror, and that was in the second bedroom. If there was one in the master bath, we missed it.
I accidentally left my son's new London sweatshirt in the dryer at the flat. London Perfect kindly and promptly mailed it to me in the U.S.
We absolutely loved our stay in this flat and would love to return. We also will absolutely work with London Perfect again. As soon as we returned home, we began looking at the apartments they manage in other cities around the world. We had a wonderful week and wish we were still there!"
Jessica Margiotta, Oxford, CT, United States