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Friday, January 06, 2017

Holiday Flat Rental in London with FG Properties

In the last week of 2016, we travelled to London for a few days and instead of staying in a hotel we opted for a self-catered apartment rental through FG Properties. FG Properties help travellers find and book holiday rentals in London and Paris. The company has a large property portfolio with apartments to suit different budgets and style. We were looking for a place near Kensington Olympia and it was very easy to find a number of properties in our preferred location through FG Properties' website. The booking process is pretty straightforward - you can either directly book the holiday apartment via the FG Properties website or you could contact their reservations team via email with your requirements. Once the booking is done, you receive a confirmation email with all the relevant details.

City Relay


City Relay are the guest services team for FG Properties. They provide front desk services like guest check-in and check-out, cleaning, guest support and maintenance etc. City Relay are the main point of contact for guests during their stay. The booking confirmation email was also sent by City Relay and included a short survey which enables them to help guests plan their trip better. Based on the information supplied by the guests, City Relay provide tips on great places to eat and drink and also suggestions for sightseeing.

Check-in


We co-ordinated with the City Relay team prior to our arrival in London and arranged to meet one of them at the apartment, close to the check-in time. We were booked in at the Kensington Hazlitt Hideaway, a 2 bedroom flat located within 5 minutes’ walk from the Kensington Olympia tube station. The journey to London was comfortable and finding the flat was very easy. We were met by Christy, one of the City Relay team members whom I had interacted with earlier, at the apartment. She gave us a quick orientation tour of the flat and we had the chance to check out the flat and ask her any questions we had. Christy was our point of contact throughout the stay and was only a phone call or email away should we needed any help.

The Flat


The Kensington Hazlitt Hideaway, where we stayed, is on the ground floor of a typical London building. It is a 2 bedroom flat and both the bedrooms were well lit by natural light. There was ample storage space in both the rooms - perfect if you are planning to stay longer or are travelling with a large family. Hairdryers, iron and ironing board were provided. The living room was spacious and had a comfortable sofa (that could be converted into an extra double bed) and a widescreen TV. Clubbed with the living room was a small dining area which had a dining table able to sit up to 4 people. The kitchen was compact but modern and clean and equipped with all necessary amenities like an oven, microwave, washing machine, kettle, toaster and all kinds of kitchen utensils. The bathroom was accessible from the living room and had a combined shower and bath. Fresh linen and toiletries were also provided. The flat did not feel like a rental apartment at all; rather it imparted a very homely feel.

Holiday Flat Rental in London with FG Properties - Kensington Hazlitt Hideaway
Bedroom One


Holiday Flat Rental in London with FG Properties - Kensington Hazlitt Hideaway
Bedroom One


Holiday Flat Rental in London with FG Properties - Kensington Hazlitt Hideaway
Bedroom One


Holiday Flat Rental in London with FG Properties - Kensington Hazlitt Hideaway
Bedroom Two


Holiday Flat Rental in London with FG Properties - Kensington Hazlitt Hideaway

Holiday Flat Rental in London with FG Properties - Kensington Hazlitt Hideaway

Holiday Flat Rental in London with FG Properties - Kensington Hazlitt Hideaway
Living Room


Holiday Flat Rental in London with FG Properties - Kensington Hazlitt Hideaway
Dining Area


Holiday Flat Rental in London with FG Properties - Kensington Hazlitt Hideaway

Holiday Flat Rental in London with FG Properties - Kensington Hazlitt Hideaway

Holiday Flat Rental in London with FG Properties - Kensington Hazlitt Hideaway
Kitchen


Holiday Flat Rental in London with FG Properties - Kensington Hazlitt Hideaway
Bathroom


We loved the place. It had the comforts of a hotel but the privacy and tranquillity of a home. I also liked the independence the rented flat afforded. The flat had all the amenities we needed. The heating was perfect and we slept well. Wi-Fi connection was good. There was a slight issue with the TV connection but this was down to the service provider. It wasn't a deal breaker in any case as we were out exploring most of the time. What I also loved was that during our stay, City Relay were in touch with us via email enquiring if everything was in order and if we needed any assistance. Full marks to the guest relation team at City Relay for their 24/7 support.

Location


The Hazlitt Hideaway is located within walking distance to the Kensington station so getting around and exploring London is very easy. We visited some of the local/nearby sights - Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, St. Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge etc. for a spot of night photography. We also did a small section of the Thames Path and the route took us through beautiful riverside scenes and some of London's famous landmarks. During our visit, Winter Wonderland was on at Hyde Park and so we spent a fun evening there as well. For those of you who love shopping Westfield London, Harrods etc. are also within easy reach.

St Paul's Cathedral at Night
St. Paul's Cathedral


The Shard at night
The Shard


Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park in London


Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park in London
Winter Wonderland



Booking with FG Properties


Overall, we enjoyed our stay at the FG Properties apartment. The check-in was simple, the flat was well furnished and comfortable and when we departed at the end of our stay, we simply closed the door behind us. Check-out complete!

Prices for the Kensington Hazlitt Hideaway start from £99 per night which I think is a very good deal considering that the 2 bed flat is located in the heart of West Kensington and just a few minutes away from Kensington Olympia station. If you are planning a visit to London, this flat can act as a good base to discover all of London’s key attractions.

FG Properties have apartments both in London and Paris. You can browse through the entire selection of properties on their website - http://fgproperties.com/

Holiday Flat Rental in London with FG Properties


Our stay was kindly sponsored by FG Properties. But all opinions, as always, remain our own.

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63 comments :

  1. Lovely flat which anyone would be proud to stay or live in.

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  2. Looks beautiful and like use would of had a great time

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  3. Lovely for a London getaway

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  4. Fabulous idea, great for that something a bit different and a home away from home experience. Although if that flat is anything to go by my home is no where near as good as that! Worth thinking about doing, we always say we are going to pop to London, maybe 2017 will be our year.

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  5. Definitely a great option for a family stay in London, especially with the cost of the average hotel xx

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  6. Looks absolutely fabulous. Perfect for a family too.

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  7. Great idea, I am always a bit nervous about booking private apartments especially through places like booking.com but this seems like a more trustworthy option.

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  8. Have never of thought of this so simple yet classy.

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  9. looks amazing i particularly love the style of decor in the property very modern yet homely xx

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  10. Very good idea indeed, especially if, like me and hubby we don't like the 'pressure' of staying in a hotel, as we like our own space and like to get up when we want!! Lovely decor by the way

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  11. Excellent idea. Great looking accommodation.

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  12. I work in Kensington and this seems ideal to recommend to visitors as the hotels are so expensive!

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  13. the photos look amazing, I'm also nervous when staying places unknown to me, but i will keep this place in mind - it looks great x

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  14. Really great and something to consider instead of a hotel. I love London. It will definitely give it a try.

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  15. A great place to stay -definately worth considering

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  16. I much prefer renting a flat, apartment or even house to staying in a hotel, it usually works out cheaper and you can have breakfast whenever you want.

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  17. Such a lovely place to stay while in the big smoke!

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  18. I would to stay somewhere like this when I visit London! Great review, thanks :)

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  19. Great rooms - style and comfort all in one - I would love to stay there

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  20. I would love to stay somewhere like this it looks lovely xxx

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  21. Very nice interior design. Looks like a home away from home but with a better view lol! ;0)

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  22. Looks an amazing place, to stay in, on a trip to London

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  23. What a lovely place to stay. stunning photography winter wonderland looks wonderful will have to go next year

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  24. Looks like a great place to stay, so much more enjoyable than a hotel.

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  25. LOOKS FAB MODERN LIGHT AIREY LONDON IS AMAZING PLACE

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  26. Looks awesome, would be amazing for a break in London

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  27. Looks wonderful great photos brilliant idea also thanks good to know

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  28. The apartment looks great - modern, clean, well decorated and in a fantastic location too

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  29. would love to stay somewhere like this it looks amazing

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  30. The look beautiful apartments and would love to take my son their one day

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  31. this is the kind of place I could really relax in and chill, something I'm in great need of at the moment!

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  32. Gorgeous photography as always! This looks much better than a hotel, I'd love to stay there!

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  33. What an amazing looking flat and the area looks fantastic

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  34. A really good option especially for a short family stay in London or if you are hosting visitors from overseas and are short of space.

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  35. the flat looks gorgeous,really love the decor.Would like to stay there sometime.

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  36. it looks wonderful there, makes me think about added it to my list of places to visit

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  37. Wow this looks so comfy and stylish I would not want to leave!

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  38. I've wondered how much benefit you could get financially by renting out.

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  39. Looks like an interesting alternative option. I do wonder though how expensive it would be to rent a London apartment when hotels in the capital are already very expensive. Not a good option if on a budget, but nice for a real treat.

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  40. My house is too small to always accommodate guests here in London, so this would be a great solution. As usual, your photos are amazing. x

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  41. Really nice place to stay. My friends in London are running out of room with families growing so this would be perfect when I visit.

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  42. This looks a perfect place to stay while visiting London

    Caroline Watson

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  43. Great looking place and very good value too in an ideal location :)

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  44. Much better than staying at a hotel and cheaper too.

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  45. THE apartment looks great and has given ome a a few ideas for mine

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  46. It's definitley a good price when compared to hotel stays.

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  47. I was so pleased to hear about this company and this flat in London. It would certainly be better than a hotel because the prices in London for hotels are astronomical.

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  48. LUSH , anyone with any sense of style and an eye for detail would love to stay here, including myself.

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  49. What lovely apartments and what a find, much easier for those with families to visit London. Thanks for the interesting post.

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  50. This looks so stylish - it would be brilliant to stay there

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  51. The apartment looks amazing x so stylish

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  52. a wonderful place to stay want to be there now

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  53. The room looks really stunning and something I would love

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  54. Looks very cosy and comfortable and the perfect base for exploring.

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  55. Looks nice and clean and perfect for a stay to London

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  56. looks like a lovely welcoming, relaxing place to call home

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  57. Your blog looks great! Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences.

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  58. What a great blog, thanks for your time.

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  59. It looks like a lovely apartment, it would definitely suit us.

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  60. Wow what a lovely place to stay. It looks fabulous. I will definitely be looking at apartments rather than hotels next time I book a holiday. Seems like it would make it feel more homey than staying at a hotel.

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