Friday, 19 May 2017

A Stay In A Kensington Apartment London with FG Properties

London is an expensive city to stay. It's also known for its small hotel rooms. So recently when I was invited to try out a central London apartment with FG Properties I was delighted.  

FG Properties have a range of London and Paris apartments to rent by the week or the day. The apartment we were invited to review is situated in Bina Gardens Kensington, just 10 to 15 minutes walk from the Natural History Museum and the Science Museum and a few minutes walk from Gloucester Road Tube station. With some lovely cafes and restaurants right on your doorstep too, it really is a fabulous location.

First impressions were great.  A small hallway lead into a large living room. The apartment smelt fresh and clean and looked amazing. High ceilings and big windows made the room light and airy and the room was beautifully decorated. 



We were met at the apartment by Charlotte, from City Relay the management company and shown around. A bottle of wine and chocolates added that personal touch and were much appreciated.  They certainly know how to treat their customers.


The decor was classic with some retro touches. 




I really liked the wall art, from New York, Paris and London prints, to a photo of Sean Connery looking rather suave and even a French Castrol oil poster. 



Attention to detail like this makes the apartment feel extra special.



A corner sofa was in the centre of the room and big enough to seat 4 comfortably and the dining table seated 6. The sofa was super comfy and could be used as an extra place to sleep if needed.


Two further chairs and a wooden desk were also in the room, as well as a large flat screen TV, a bookcase, coat rack and mirror.



The quality of the furnishings could not be denied. I loved the really fabulous solid wood desk.


Next to the living room was the bathroom, which included a bath, shower and toilet. Although the shower wasn't a power shower is was very effective. It's always nice to have a bathroom with a shower and a bath, as Mr W is a shower person and I love a good soak! 



The bedroom was decorated in muted tones of cream and beige - so relaxing. There was a double bed, made up and two bedside tables with lights. A large fitted wardrobe was big enough for all Mr W's clothes and mine too, which is a first! 



The kitchen was well appointed with a washing machine, gas cooker, fridge freezer, dishwasher and microwave. If you wanted to cook a simple meal, you would have everything you need. 


With all FG Properties, they like to go above and beyond what you get in a normal rental apartment. Of course, everything is exceptionally clean but to add the 'hotelesque' feel complimentary toiletries, towels and bed linen were also provided. Tea, coffee, sugar and sachets of milk were a great touch and there were enough to tide you over for a couple of days. A selection of magazines, tourist information and a map were provided and these items were extremely useful. London is such a big city and up-to-date information on 'what's on' is essential if you are exploring.

This is the second FG Properties apartment we've stayed in and cannot recommend the apartments highly enough. With prices from £79 a night you are getting a high standard of spacious and comfortable accommodation, in fantastic city centre locations. The properties are managed by City Relay who are based in Earl's Court. This dedicated professional team are your contact for any queries and advice and the office is open 9 am to 10 pm, so that is always good to know.

Highly recommended.

* We were guests of FG Properties but all words and opinions are my own

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27 comments

  1. Oh wow I love Kensignton and that is not a bad price for an apartment, a lot cheaper than I thought! I like the kitchen x

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    1. The area we stayed in was superb. So many lovely restaurants on our doorstep.

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  2. I would never have thought of booking an apartment when visiting London, it looks so much nicer than a hotel room though. xx

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    1. London hotel rooms as quite small so an apartment is a great alternative as you have much more space.

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  3. These look really nice inside. I would love to visit. Sounds like great value :)

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  4. What a fantastic deal for the location! I also love the decor in the apartment.

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  5. That is really good value and the apartments looks lovely

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    1. I think for London it is great value I agree.

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  6. oh what a fabulous appartment and i love that bathroom!

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  7. What a beautiful apartment, £79 is not bad because this is such a gorgeous apartment. Loving the decor and that the bathroom has both tub and shower as though I love my showers I love to get a soak to relax

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    1. The price is a steal for the area. I also liked the fact it had a shower and bath, as I love a soak and MR W loves a shower.

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  8. I always love staying in London especially in the areas that are near the famous landmarks. I have stayed at one of the FG properties in London and had a fantastic experience except for a few minor issues.

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    1. That's nice to hear that you had a great experience too.

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  9. I love FG Properties and can't wait to stay with them again in September! Such great apartments. Kaz :)

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  10. Love those high ceilings and big windows, lovely location too.

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    1. Yes, the high ceilings and big windows gives the apartment a lovely ambiance.

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  11. Looks like a beautiful apartment! The furnishings are gorgeous! Especially the wall art x

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    1. Wall art adds that extra touch I think.

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  12. Wow this apartment looks stunning. I'd never had thought about something like this as an alternative to a hotel x

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    1. When you consider the high price of a London hotel I think it is a great alternative.

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  13. Looks lovely! Kensington is a very lovely area in London, isn't it? Perfect for photos.

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    1. It's an amazing area and close to the National History Musuem and Harrods too.

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  14. The apartment looks great, and what a brilliant location. This would suit one of our visits to London with the children as we really want to visit these museums

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    1. Yes it is walking distance to the museums in Kensington and there are lots of great restaurants on your doorstep

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  15. What a lovely place to stay - and for not a lot of money either - I haven't thought about doing this before but it looks great!

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    1. So much more space than a hotel room.

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  16. It is so nicely decorated and makes a great alternative to a hotel room.

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