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"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."
"My son and I vacationed in London for our first time this past September and stayed in the Cornwall Apartment. The trip was fabulous and our accomodations helped make it even more so. The apartment, itself, was very comfortable and offered a welcome respite at the end of our busy days. The Kensington location could not have been better. Madelyn and Philippe had great suggestions (we followed almost all of them) with respect to transport to and from the airport, where to dine, what to do, and how to make economical phonecalls back home (SKYPE!). We plan to return to "London Perfect" next year with the entire family!"
Jane Howard, USA
"A week at this London apartment was just perfect! Clean, well-located, charmingly decorated, lovely patio, all contributed to a wonderful London vacation. Close by are charming restaurants, a french bakery, a great deli, and, at home, a well-stocked kitchen made our food choices fun. The bus, tube, and taxis are all within walking distance.
A great find for 2 people. Tell your friends; we are!"
Ginger & Bob Good
"We just got back from a London vacation. Since we had a wonderful experience with Madelyn and Phillipe's Beaujolais apartment in Paris, this time we decided to stay in their Cornwall apartment in London. This beautiful house made our vacation unforgettable. Additionally, we had the chance to meet Madelyn and Philippe who are extremely hospitable. They have the best taste in the world, we were very delighted to stay at their beautifully decorated, comfortable houses which are also at the perfect locations of the cities. If there are any Paris Perfect houses anywhere I go in the world, without any doubt I'll prefer it. And when I stay at Paris Perfect houses I feel like I'm in a house which belongs to me. Thanks Madelyn and Philippe, I wish you extend your property range to other parts of the world."
"We stayed in "The Cornwall" apartment in London. The location was excellent--very nice neighbourhood, close to everything yet very quiet. The apartment was bright and sunny and had everything you could need. Having in-suite laundry was very convenient. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay."
Keith & Karen
"My wife and I stayed in the London Cornwall apartment earlier this month (Jan 2005) and absolutely loved it. We will definitely stay there again on future visits to that great city. Like your typical Americans, we are used to a lot of space, and this apartment was great in that respect and in how well it was appointed. Very quiet, a great neighborhood, quick & convenient Tube access to the entire city, and less than a two-minute run from the southwest corner of spacious and spectacular Hyde Park--that's hard to beat. The owners are very respectful of your privacy and yet very attentive to any questions or needs you may have. A first-rate place!"
"The Gloucester flat was indeed "London Perfect" for our family of 5! The location was wonderful and extremely convenient for sightseeing, on a very quiet street overlooking a beautiful private neighborhood garden. It is within easy walking distance to a tube stop, grocery store and restaurants (Indian, Italian, French bistro, fish and chips, patisserrie) as well as the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Natural Science Museum. We found the flat to be an elegant family home, furnished with a charming mix of lovely antiques and comfortable modern amenities. Our children (ages 16, 13 and 11) loved the bunk beds and sleeping loft. Mom loved the claw foot tub, the high ceilings, beautiful arched windows, soothing colors and the balcony filled with lavender. The staff at London Perfect made our visit pleasant and easy--from airport transport to recommending things to see and do in town. We all looked forward to coming "home" to Gloucester after long days of sightseeing. Highly recommended!"