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"Dear Philippe, I just wanted to send this brief message to say it was a pleasure to finally meet you and have a bit of a conversation. We had a wonderful time in London and can honestly say it exceeded our expectations. I will also take a view of your new Paris apartment. Best Wishes for a break in the HEAT."
Richard, Patricia & Alanah
"My husband and I stayed in the Queen's Gate Studio apartment from May 30 to June 6, 2010. Getting there from Heathrow was very convenient and travelling around London on the tube was easy from the apartment. We found South Kensington to be a charming area and walked the area without worrying about security. The apartment itself had everything we needed and we would certainly stay there again and would recommend it to our friends."
Arlene Fitzgerald, Canada
"This is a tiny but charming studio/loft in a great location. It is elegantly furnished and comfy; way better than a hotel room, but not spacious. We really enjoyed our stay there."
Vicky Rideout, USA
"We stayed for a week at the Queens Gate apartment. It was exactly as depicted on the website, absolutely gorgeous and a wonderful location."
Steve & Chris Penglase, Australia
"We were delighted with the comfort, high quality, elegance and charm of The Cornwall. It was exactly as advertised and a treat to return to at the end of the day. We appreciated the thoughtful inclusion of unexpected arrival amenities, a bed that was supremely comfortable, and the ideal location in a quiet neighbourhood close to two underground stations and everything you might need. Madelyn and Philippe made the all things related to the renting of the Cornwall seem seamless and a pleasure."
Norma V, Canda
"I wanted to write and thank you for having such a great place for our family of 5. We just could not have been more pleased. The apartment is lovely. So clean and full of all the amenities and then some. We thoroughly enjoyed it. The location was great. We could do so much walking, jogging and all those good things to help with the appetite! We cooked in and we ate out. A good mixture of both. We saw all the major sights to see in London, took the tube, the red double decker bus, too. I was able to get in some shopping, too. I think we are definitely apartment people."
"My mother (75), Aunt (80) and I (49) had a terrific one week stay at the Queensgate Apartment in February 2010. The location was ideal - so close to beautiful Kensington Gardens, the V&A Museum, the Gloucester tube station, the Kensington High Street. We got to know the neighbourhood and felt 100% safe the entire time. We used Lushi's drivers on three occasions and were very impressed with Lushi and his staff. Very professional and knowledgeable. Tillie showed us into the apartment upon our arrival from King's Cross Station and walked me to the local deli to get provisions for our first night and morning. The little touches like the grocery cart, big umbrella, and great selection of guide books and DVDs are what sets this apartment apart. It truly felt like our home from the moment we arrived. It's a small flat but space is used very well and we had lots of room to hang and store our clothes and the three of us never felt crowded. The kitchen and bathroom have all the "mod cons" and the Victorian paintings on the ceiling are truly beautiful. Thank you for a wonderful experience in a magic city.
I'd be pleased to recommend the Queensgate to anyone who wished to speak with me about my experience."
Joy Bauer, Canada
"Just a quick note of thanks after a very long trip home. The Cornwall flat was wonderful- perfect for the 3 of us! The neighborhood was so convenient to everything we did all week and had so many small local shops- it gave us a real feel for London! Staying at the flat was a great way to make our holiday just a little different. We can't wait to return!"
Robin, Larry & Taylor
"We took our granddaughter to London for her 16th birthday, at her request. The Queen's Gate flat was perfect for us. It was small but beautifully fitted and we had everything we could need. I loved being able to wash clothes! The location was great and restaurants, shopping and tube were handy.
I really appreciated that the flat was so clean and everything fit together like on a ship. Lovely appliances and attractive furnishings. The stairs were tricky but we finally got the rhythm of them! Loved the whole trip and our grand-daughter Mikaela had the trip of a lifetime!"
Jimmie, Ralph and Mikaela
"Hello Madelyn, we miss London! Thanks for the use of your charming Queensgate flat. From start to finish a memorable New Year's holiday in London. Great location, cozy flat and easy to get around. We will be back! Cheers!"
Karen & Ed Hasler
"Thank you Madelyn and Philippe for your hospitality! Our visit to London was so much fun. We've stayed in London before but this trip was exceptional due to the fact that he Cornwall apartment was such a wonderful place to call home. To our delight and amazement the photos reflected exactly the comfort and beauty of the apartment. The neighborhood is in the best of locations; a very quiet and old charm residential neighborhood between 2 tube stations and walking distance to Knightsbridge, Picadilly and Bank street. We walked everywhere in London! It was a real pleasure to come back to our apartment after a day out. In the immediate area the choice of restaurants is abundant, shopping on High street 2 minutes away and even a Whole Foods Market for quick pick up of "to-go" delicious meals. The location was so ideal that we could even pop back mid day and drop off parcels and back out for a different excursion in no time at all. We are usually frequent guests of the Ritz Hotels though I must say that our experience at the Cornwall apartment was one of our best holidays ever. The charm and comfort was unbelievable and the brief insight to life in London was wonderful. Thank you once again and we can't wait for our next visit to London!"
Ingrid Lamarre, Canada
"This letter is about 1 year exactly since our return from London and Queensgate! We have been caring for, moving and selling the home of my father since our trip and I have just never gotten to this post. I guess the fact that I still want to post this is testament to the absolutely wonderful trip that we had! Queensgate was perfect for our family of three even though two of the three of us are over 6 feet tall! We gave the loft to our college son and slept wonderfully on the most comfortable twin to king sized sofa bed that we have ever slept on. We immediately tried to buy one for our guest room after returning home! The location is perfect and we rode the tube everywhere, and even the train to Portsmouth for a great day by the water. We loved the darling flat and had fun shopping, cooking and enjoying the beautiful surroundings! This was our first trip to London and we cannot wait to return! Madelyn and Philippe were the most gracious hosts and every piece of advice was helpful. Lushi met us at the airport and made the jet lag easier by taking us directly to our apartment and dropped us back at the airport all too quickly it seemed. After talking to veteran London goers we realized that we saw more than many of them have seen in several trips but it was easily accomplished at this central location. The pictures can't do this smartly utilized space justice and the pictures are beautiful.
I would not be able to come up with even one small complaint...don't delay and book your trip to London; we are anxiously awaiting the time that we can do another trip and there is no question who we will book with!"
Bob, Bonnie & Jeffrey Bohme
"We feel so fortunate to have found London Perfect and our wonderful Cornwall flat. Madelyn and Phillipe have done a super job with all the advance suggestions as well as the many guidebooks in the apartment. The location couldn't have been better! The restaurant recommendations were spot on.
This was our sixth trip to London and didn't feel the need to cover everything at breakneck speed as we did in the past. Our favorite spot, among many, is still Windsor Castle. We used the underground like locals and felt very safe.
I'm hoping to do a girl trip with our daughter and daughter-in-law in the fall and they both would be thrilled if the destination would be London. We'll just have to see what the exchange rate is later in 2008. And of course we hope to stay at a LondonPerfect property. Many, many thanks, Madelyn and Philippe."
Jan & Harry Branch
"My stay was truly perfect at the Queen's Gate apartment. The design was superb! I travel frequently and so many details were not missed: premium soaps, the espresso machine, and the abundant welcome package. The bed and linens were so comfortable I had a tough time getting up everyday! Highly recommended... thank you, thank you!"
"It's been since November '06 and I'm still thinking of ways I can get to stay in the Cornwall apt. again. I've waited all this time to leave a message in the guest book to see how I'd feel six months later. I still love to tell people about the perfect apt. in London that made my last vacation. I felt like I lived in London in the loveliest neighborhood, in the coziest and nicest apt. Thanks again, it was perfect in every way and now I'm planning my next stay. I tell everyone about your website."
"Just a quick note to let you know how much we enjoyed the Queensgate studio on our recent trip. It was so great to live like a "Londoner" for the week in your impeccable flat - it was the perfect size for us and the loft couldn't have been more comfortable!
Also wanted to thank you, Philippe (and Tessie!) for being so wonderful to deal with! It was truly our pleasure doing business with you.
PS - Can't wait to plan another trip in the future! Hopefully one of your flats in Paris next time...?"
Leigh & Andy
"I am an interior designer who has traveled extensively and has stayed in leading hotels all over the world. During my recent trip to London I booked a wonderful flat through London Perfect. Madelyn and Philippe were wonderful to work with and the flat was exquisite.
This small flat is beautifully designed and decorated. It has all the amenities you expect from a 5 star hotel including wonderful soft duvets, down pillows, and even an expresso maker. Madelyn has truly thought of everything to make your stay pleasant.
While small, the flat has soaring 14 foot ceilings decorated with restored period oil paintings and large windows to let in the natural light. It is so well designed that it feels really spacious.
It is truly a jewel in the heart of London with shopping, museums, and wonderful restaurants in walking distance. I hate to leave this lovely flat and hope to return very soon. I would highly recommend London Perfect and the Queens Gate Flat."
"I can't tell you how much I enjoyed our stay at the Queensgate apartment. Never have I seen such beautifully inventive use of such a small space! Everything was absolutely comfortable, exceptionally beautiful, and truly perfect. As in all of the ParisPerfect and LondonPerfect apartments in which we've stayed, Madeline's sense of design and hospitality is awesome. Thanks for the opportunity to "live" in London."
Cid & Jay Filter
"This was our first apartment rental and we have found it a wonderful way to experience living like a Londoner. It's located in a nice and safe residential neighborhood. Many sights and museums are close by so we didn't even use the tube the first two days of our stay!
The apartment is small but comfortable and very nicely appointed in a contemporary style. It has a nice roomy bathroom relative to the apartment size.
Madelyn and Philippe have been wonderful to work with. We look forward to staying at one of their apartments in Paris!"
Les & Jan
"The Cornwall apartment really is London Perfect. Nicely furnished; peaceful, private patio (we ate breakfast there daily with croissants from the nearby French bakery); internet connection; great location for eating, sites, walking around and close to the Tube; quiet, safe, upscale neighborhood; a cool hideaway in the center of London."
"My wife, twin 13-year old granddaughters and I spent a magical week at the Cornwall in June, 2006. Decor, location, ambiance, etc. were unbeatable. The Kensington location was perfect; easy walking access to the "tube," supermarket, restaurants, Kensington Park and museums (Victoria and Albert,Science, Natural History.)
The apartment easily accommodated all four of us, with a measure of privacy for each. We all retreated to the beautiful garden at various times; Madelyn has created a masterpiece there. The kitchen, washer and dryer and other domestic niceties made the stay convenient as well as enjoyable.
Lushi provided excellent transportation to and from airports and train stations at a reasonable cost. Most importantly, he was reliable!
In summary, the Cornwall came as advertised and was a perfect choice for us."