Cosy Studio Near Whitechapel (7XS) With Private Bathroom
- Family/child friendly
- Lockable room
|Address||Commercial Road, E1 2JY London, United Kingdom|
|Response time||A few hours|
We have added a new high speed internet connection with the choice of 4 networks, so no more slow internet.
The cosy studio includes a double bed, a wall-mounted TV and plenty of storage space. Guests can enjoy home-cooked meals in the small dining area, and the kitchenette is well-equipped with modern appliances. A walk-in shower can be found in the tiled bathroom.
The nearest bus stop is located just outside your door, and provides excellent transport links to central London and the West End. Whitechapel Tube Station can be reached within an 8-minute walk, and provides access to the Circle, District and Hammersmith lines.
In the surrounding area, guests will find a broad selection of bars, restaurants and galleries. A number of traditional markets can also be found nearby, including Petticoat Lane Market.
No illegal activities.
Guests should clean up after themselves.
Be respectful of the neighbours and keep noise to a minimum.
The host cannot be held responsible for any lost or stolen belongings.
Guests should inform the host on the day of check-in if they are unhappy about anything.
|Weekly rate||R 7179 ZAR|
|Monthly rate||R 26922 ZAR|
|Check-in after||1 PM|
|Check-in before||On arrangement|
|Check-out before||11 AM|
Me and two friends had the pleasure to be Tarinas guests for one night from 31st of October 2015.
The Rooftop Terraced Studio with WiFi was much smaller then expected from the pictures, everything looked very "selfmade" there. Part of the roof of the room is only made of clear plastic corrugated trim roofing which i expect to get a little draughty in the winter.
The terrace however was great. It was bigger than the room and had a nice small bench/table combination and a few plants.
Everything was perfectly clean and Tarinas uncle did a very good job cleaning up the mess from the guests before us.
The bathroom was usable but none of us could figure out how to get the water out of the hand shower, so we had to take a bath instead of showering. Unfortunatly the sink of the bathtub somehow broke and released the water into the bathroom instead down the drain. I have no idea how this could have happened. I called Tarina and told her about and she said to be cool about it and that they will look after it.
Tarina and her uncle were generally very nice and likeable persons and we had a very nice smalltalk when we arrived in the morning. It was a really lovely and warm welcome.
The residence itself is located in what i would call "arabic district" of London. There are mostly arabic people on the street and the shops are also not very "english". Everybody was very nice and firendly but this part on London is unfortunately very very dirty. There is garbage lying around everywhere and it's really not a nice view.
It's a relatively short walk of about 15 Minutes to the Tower Bridge and if you walk there, the city gets cleaner and cleaner with lesser garbage every minute.
Our initial impressions were not encouraging, as the street noise was intrusive and kept up pretty much all night. But this was close to central London (we walked to the Tower of London and St. Paul's), so perhaps it was unreasonable to expect some local calm. The flat is an extension built onto the roof level. This meant that the noise was difficult to exclude, even with double glazing, but the flat came with the advantage of a large terrace exclusive to this flat. The hosts were obliging and charming.
The flat is well equipped for self-catering and there are quite a few restaurants, cafes and take away food options nearby (this seems to be the Bangla centre of London). Four people could stay here comfortably enough (2 double beds). A little more attention to finish (eg. replacing the broken & stained plywood doors to the separate bathroom) and to security (better locks on the windows and the doors leading onto the terrace) would improve the place considerably.
In summary, it works as a base to explore London and as an acceptable refuge from the busy streets in the evenings.
We stayed there for 11 days and almost felt at home. Every thing perfect. Communication very easy. When we had a question they called imediately back or answered via Mail. Little studio with every thing we needed. Perfect for 2 people. Not calm, but what do you expect in the middle of London. It was no problem for us. Bus just in Front of our apartment that brought us directly to Piccadilly Circus and saved us during the tube strike. WLAN/ Wifi and TV worked without problems. Towels and bed clean. Water always warm.
Shops just a few meters away. Restaurants around. About 8 min to the underground. We liked it very much and we would come back.
The host cancelled the booking, this review is automated.
The host cancelled the booking, this review is automated.
This apartment is amazing - cosy, well situated, clean and fresh. Tarina left us with a well stocked cupboard and all the cooking equipment we needed. The location was so close to everything! Thank you so much! I hope to stay again soon. Kris & Kris
The apartment is nice, cosy, bright, well located and very clean.
I stayed here for 4 days and 5 nights with a friend and we felt perfectly at home.
The small kitchenette is very useful and fully equipped for 2 or 3 people; the bed is very comfortable and the shower worked perfectly. There was even a washing machine that we didn’t have the time to use. There were even europe adaptors, thanks a lot for this courtesy.
What’s been said about the traffic noise (ambulances, police sirens, etc.) is accurate. It didn’t really bother us too much but it does get quite at times, but not excessively noisy, which might bother some hosts especially at night time. Also, the wood Venetian blinds do not hide the bright lights properly from the main avenue. It would be great if the owner could get a long and thick curtain and double glazing. This would really solve the only negative points of this accommodation.
It is a very lively quarter. You’ll find everything you need nearby in terms of food, goods and services. Both tube stations Aldgate East or Whitechapel (District/Hammersmith & City lines) are approximately 10 minutes’ walk from the apartment. If you’re a tube addict as myself, please do consider taking bus 15. The bus stop “New road” is nearly in front of the house and it takes you directly to several central points of interest such as St Paul’s cathedral, Tower hill and Trafalgar square (last stop). It is rather comfortable heading back home from Trafalgar on the 15. It does take about half an hour but it is direct and a rather pleasant trip.
The apartment that you will be booking online might not be the one you’ll get. Tarina and her family rent several small apartments in the area but they seem to be quite similar. We met several Tarina’s relatives during the stay, notably at the check in/out. They live in the area and are very kind and helpful. Everything was very functional so we just contacted them once to let them know that the remote control wasn’t working and they quickly replaced it. They also managed to keep our luggage before and after the check in/out, which was extremely useful for us. If you need any help do not hesitate to communicate with any of them. Thank you Tarina, Bill and Mabs for your kindness and assistance.
See you someday maybe. :-)
Wir, zwei erwachsene Frauen, hatten das Studio für eine Nacht gemietet. Wir waren bei Abreise mit den angeboten Leistungen sehr zufrieden:
a) Unsere freundliche Ansprechpartner vor Ort sind uns hinsichtlich der Schlüsselübergabe entgegengekommen: am 9. Juli hat die U-Bahn in London gestreikt, und wir konnten die für die Schlüsselübergabe vereinbarte Zeit deshalb nicht einhalten.
b) Das Studio (Bad incl.) entspricht der Beschreibung online. Es ist sauber, für kurze Aufenthalte sparsam, aber ausreichend ausgestattet. Die Matrazen der zwei Zwei-Personen-Bettensind haben wir als gut befunden. Wir haben gut geschlafen. Wenn geschlossen, schützen die schweren Vorhängen gut vor hoher Außentemperatur.
c) Zur Lage:
Von Aldgate aus (Endstation Bus Nr. 205) bis zum Studio haben wir - wie angekündigt - nicht mehr als 12-15 Minuten gebraucht.
Allerdings: Zum Tower of London haben wir (via Rampart Str, Cannon Str., Docks etc.) ca. 15 Minuten zu Fuß benötigt, und hatten ein zügiges Tempo. :-)
P.S. Bedingt durch den Metro-Streik brauchte man am 9. July 2015 SEHR lange für die Busfahrt (205) zwischen St. Pancras and Aldgate.
Mit gutem Gewissen empfehle ich dieses Studio weiter.
We, two female adults, had booked the studio for one night. We were very satisfied with the offered performances:
a) Both our contact persons on site were friendly and accommodating towards us as, due to the strike (the tube has been striking on July 9th, 2015), we could not fetch the key at the time on which we had agreed.
b) The flat (bathroom included) is as described. It is clean and, if scarcely furnished, still equipped well enough for a short stay. The mattresses of both double beds were OK for us. We slept well. When closed, the heavy curtains protect well against the external warmth, and keep the flat fresh during the night.
c) As to the location:
From Aldgate (Terminal of bus 205) to the flat it took us no more than 12 or15 min - as announced.
To reach the Tower of London however (via Rampart Str, Cannon Str., along parts of the Docks etc.), we needed an approximately 15 min.walk - at a good speed. :-)
P.S. Because of the strike on July 9th, 2015 all trips with bus 205 from St. Pancras' to Aldgate or back last a VERY LONG time.
So, frankly, we recommand this flat to other visitors.
Fantastic studio to stay and see London, just 5 minutes by bus from the Tower of London. The studio was clean and has everything you need to stay for a couple of days. The host has served us so well messages to resolve our doubts, and once in the studio to give us the keys. In short, it is a highly recommended accommodation.
Fantástico estudio para alojarse y conocer Londres, a tan sólo 5 minutos en autobús de la Torre de Londres. El estudio estaba limpio y tiene todo lo necesario para alojarnos durante un par de días. El anfitrión nos ha atendido perfectamente tanto por mensajes para resolver nuestras dudas, así como una vez en el estudio para darnos las llaves. En definitiva, es un alojamiento muy recomendable.
We had a great stay at Tarina's apartment. Good location near Brick Lane and Shoreditch area, flexible check in/out was possible because of her "cooperation" with her uncles. Overall a good experience...
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