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Queen's Gate (IVY LETTINGS). Fully managed, free wi-fi, discounts available

Bedrooms 1
Separate WC's1
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom, sleeps 2

This property is professionally managed by Ivy Lettings, specialists in central London vacation rentals since 2009. Here's a video of reviews from some of our clients: https://vimeo.com/90745841

This chic London vacation rental is found moments from Hyde Park. Stylishly decorated and ideally located in an upmarket residential area. There is an exquisitely decorated open-plan living and dining area with table to seat four guests. The adjoining kitchen is equipped with all modern conveniences.

The charming master bedroom is complete with a UK king-size bed (5ft wide) and contemporary en-suite with shower/bath combination, basin and WC. There is a further washroom in the hall with basin and lavatory.

This home is located in the fourth floor, with access via elevator. Once inside, all rooms are set across one floor.

More Details

Property Manager
Guy van der Westhuizen
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Russian, Italian, Latvian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 September, 2016

About Guy van der Westhuizen

My name is Guy and and I, along with my small dedicated team based in Chelsea, London, manage a collection of handpicked London homes.

We've been doing this since 2009 and have accommodated many thousands of happy guests in my portfolio of 120+ central London houses and apartments.

Guy van der Westhuizen purchased this apartment in 2012

What makes this apartment unique

- super-fast enquiry response time, 7 days a week

- personal check in during business hours

- professional cleaning and home preparation by our team of dedicated housekeepers

- 5* hotel standard linen and towels and sundries

- 7 day/week maintenance support

Guestbook comments from the manager

Very elegant flat that had everything we needed. The area was great and it was handy having the tube (Gloucester Road) round the corner. The company, Ivy lettings, was very helpful. We will return hoping to experience the same again please!
Jun 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Kensington in London

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Lift ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • Contemporary en-suite with bath, basin and WC. There is a further washroom in the hall with basin and lavatory
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling


4/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)


Lovely apartment with some caveats

  • 4 of 5

We are a California couple who love to get to know a city. We had 13 nights at Queens Gate and overall would recommend this apartment.

The pluses: spotless and well-maintained, spacious, good amenities including washer/dryer, instant hot water dispenser in kitchen, dishwasher, well equipped with plenty of dishes, glassware and utensils, elevator, extra half bathroom, large tub with shower. The apartment was larger than we anticipated!

Why it isn't a 5 * star: The WiFi is spotty and unbearably slow. The bedroom faces Queens Gate, which is a busy street. There is noticeable street noise, both from cars and Imperial College students. Light sleepers should be aware of this. The windows are not soundproof. There is very limited storage. One closet in the bedroom, and the vacuum cleaner and linens take up half of the closet floor. There is one dresser with three very shallow full drawers and 2 very shallow half drawers. The drawers don't open smoothly. The coat hooks in the entry were limited, so if you have umbrellas, rain coats, etc there is very little space to store them. The tenants in the apartment across the hall smoke cigars and the odor was very strong many evenings. The elevator works fine, but frequently tenants seemed not to close both doors which prevented it from responding. Fortunately we had to walk down more often than up!

Location: A10 minute walk to three museums. 1/2 mile to the Gloucester Street Station ( Piccadilly and District/Circle Line. Convenient to Gloucester Road local shops and restaurants but this is clearly a residential neighborhood. if you are planning to go to theater and enjoy high-end dining, you will be on the tube, bus or Uber every night.

Ivy Lettings was very professional to deal with in advance, promptly responding to email communication, sending reminder notices, etc. Our only disappointment in dealing with them was that the representative who met us at the apartment seemed extremely rushed and not particularly knowledgeable about the neighborhood. She basically handed us the keys, the notebook with info, showed us the layout of the apartment and left within 5 minutes of our arrival.

Our overall experience was positive and for the price, a great place to call home while in London.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning and Admin £95
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Subject to a 7 night minimum, rentals can be for any number of nights.

Cancellation policy: 50% refund if guest cancels more than 30 days in advance.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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