About the Homestay
I live in Central London, which is close to all amenities, such as Westfield shopping mall, BBC, famous Imperial College, Portobello Market, Notting Hill Gate, kensington high Street, Harrods, Museums, Cinema's, Exclusive Restaurants, Theatres, etc. The nearest underground station is White City ( Central line), Ladbroke grove (Hammersmith & City Line), both 10 minutes walk from the Flat and Kensal Green (Overground). it only takes 15 minutes on the train to central London. London heathrow is 10 kilometres away. There are lots of buses available, in the area, ranging from buse's 7,70,316,228,52,295,220,283,72, the list goes on.
Its a lovely quiet flat with two double rooms, one bathroom/toilet, spacious Kitchen with dining area. The double room has a big double bed, for one person or a couple. The room is quiet with no road noise.
The accommodation is strictly for tourist, workers working AWAY from home, Students on internship and professionals. It is not suitable for people who will stay at home all day to use the space to look for a job or research as this puts a bit of strain on our utility. I take my time to assist my host, by reassuring them of their safety in the city, and sharing my local knowledge with them.
I love meeting people from different cultural background, I learn from them and they learn from me. I respect and appreciate people.
I have a grown up son. He his a Pharmacist but He works away from home.
Students on internship are welcome,Parking space is available for those with a car, at a cheap rate per day.
Internet is also available. Please note, the heating is not on for 24 hours, it is regulated. Please note: breakfast is not included. thanks
At a charge we provide good quality dinner, by prior arrangement.
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Non Smoking
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our flat is located in North Kensington which is in zone 2 and only 15minutes on the train to Central London. It is less than30 minutes by train to Heathrow Airport. and less than 20 minutes by car.
the bus stop is only 5 minutes' walk from the house and there are lots of bus options using this stop.
The area is full of trendy cafes, bars and restaurants. Westfield shopping mall is the biggest mall in Europe and it is only 10-15 minutes walk to the flat.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Amusement Park
- Sports arena
- Health club
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
neatness is essential, i.e. clean up after use of the bath, basins and the toilet, wash your dishes after use. Our guests are welcome to use the microwave, kettle, toaster, a section in the fridge and cupboard. For health and safety reasons, the use of the stove is restricted. due to covid protocols, visitors are not allowed .Our Check in time is 3pm and our check out time is 11am. Please enjoy your stay and treat our house as you would your own home. thanks
Smoking is not allowed.
I had one of the best trips in my life. There are three main reasons you should stay with Cynthia. One: She is extremely hospitable and does whatever she can to make your stay great. Two: Her property is in a great location that grants quick access to several parts of the city. Three: The rooms are spacious and always clean.
Cynthia was the perfect host! Very caring and respectful. Her clean and cosy home is situated in a very nice and calm area. It's easy to reach most sightseeing spots from there. It's close to the Central Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Circle Line... and the famous Portobello Road Market is just a little walk away.
Cynthia is a friendly and helpful host. The room us comfortable and warm when needed. The location is great and it is easy to get into the City Center.
I enjoyed my stay with Cynthya. She is a lovely and very helpful host. The tourist attractions in London are easy to reach from there.
Cynthia is a really good host, she help you get confortable in her appartment, and she give you direction to discover London.
Mrs. Cynthia Ola is very wonderful, very cooperative. I felt comfortable and safe in her house
Cynthia was very friendly and genuinely helpful during our stay.She went out of her way to assist us and drove us to the shop to make sure we got our Oyster cards sorted. The accommodation is warm clean and cosy. Breakfast was great. We would stay with Cynthia again.
The host cancelled the booking 61 days before the arrival date.
I am a student, so I needed a comfortable place to stay just for five weeks, as I explained in my first request for accomodation. My plan was to be out the whole day to attend a course in the city centre, to study in the evenings and nights, and then to stay in the weekends to work on my thesis. Unfortunately this has not been the best place for me. My room was very uncomfortable, small and not that clean, in addition to the fact that I had to buy by myself a table lamp to study, and my desk was quite little. The wardrobe had a shelf bottomless, and the towels were not clean Despite at first I thought I was allowed to use the kitchen to cook light food, it was a problem even to cook a burger in a pan: I left a stain on the bottom of one of the few pans Cynthia had there. I cooked pasta twice and it took me a while. Unfortunately the house is not that big, so the same fact that I was occupying the kitchen was a problem, since Cynthia was obliged to wait for me to finish in order to use the stove. If you are a student, probably is not the best place you can choose to work in comfort and tranquillity, and well fed. The good points are the price, and the fact that the house is very close to several bus stops (7 to Oxford Street, 52 to Victoria and 15 mins walking to Ladbroke Grove Station) and restaurants and supermarkets.
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