Friday, 26 January 2018

A Stay In A West London Apartment With FG Properties

If you have older kids you have that dilemma when you go on holiday - do you book more than one hotel room to give them (and you) privacy and space or do you share a room with them? This is where booking an apartment is a perfect choice, especially in areas where hotel rooms are pricey. 

FG Properties is an apartment rental company, that has properties in London and Paris, and was the perfect choice to use when we decided to visit London recently for my son’s 21st birthday.

Bookings can be made on their website, and availability for all the apartments can clearly be seen. Prior to arrival, you are contacted via email by City Relay the management company, and then by text to confirm check-in time. You can collect the keys to the apartment at their London office or they will email you with the apartment code or meet you at the property with the keys.

We were staying at an apartment on Holland Road, walking distance to Westfield shopping centre.



Helene who greeted us with the keys was courteous and helpful. Initial impressions were excellent. The apartment looked fresh and modern and was spotlessly clean.

We entered the apartment up one flight of stairs through a smart black door, into a short hall then right into the lounge/diner. The lounge was a good size and had a large convertible sofa, large flat screen TV, small lounge table and dining table and chairs, to the side, big enough to seat 6.





The room had the illusion of looking bigger as it had high ceilings. It was nicely decorated with chic but fun furnishings such as a lamp in the style of a pineapple.





To the right of the lounge/diner was a small kitchen that was well equipped with most things you would need including a fridge/freezer, dishwasher, toaster, and pod coffee machine as well as a cafeteria for your morning java hit.

All the appliances looked new and modern. There were a small number of tea bags, coffee, sugar and milk provided, enough for a couple of days. Washing up liquid was also available.


As you came out of the lounge and into the hall there was a small but well-appointed bathroom with bath, shower, sink and toilet. Nicely decorated again, there were also Dove toiletries available, including body wash, shampoo and conditioner.  This was a brilliant touch as in my experience when renting an apartment, you often don't get toiletries provided.


Down the hall was a double bedroom with side tables, lamps, and a wardrobe. In the cupboard were an iron, ironing board and hairdryer. We loved the quirky print on the wall! 





At the bottom of the small corridor was the second double bedroom. This had a couple of steps to walk down and you had a view of the gardens below. This room had a chair as well as a chest of drawers. The decor was simple here, in the same fresh style, with white walls and a white duvet cover and pillowcases. Again spotlessly clean.

We have stayed in a number of FG Properties now and they have all been appointed to a high standard. Every property has given that 'hotelesque' experience as toiletries are complimentary, towels and a hairdryer are provided as well as coffee and tea and free Wi-Fi.  A big plus point is the space, as if you are travelling with a few people, you get all the space of a flat or apartment so you can relax without being on top of each other.  With prices from £79 for a two-bedroom apartment, they are extremely well-priced too.

All the apartments in London are very well located as well. A welcome pack with a map and tourist information is extremely useful and always provided as well as contact details in case you have any queries when staying in the apartments.

During our stay, we were called to ask us if everything was ok, which was a nice touch. With prices cheaper than many hotels in London it is definitely worth checking out the website if you are looking to stay in London and want the space. 

Highly Recommended.

*We were given a complimentary stay in exchange for an honest review
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34 comments

  1. I think renting an apartment is a great idea when you are travelling with teenagers. This one looks lovely and I'd definitely consider something like this when I next take my sons to London!

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    1. Now my son is 21 it's definitely something we are considering more and more.

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  2. That is such a good price for two double rooms and it's always so nice to have the option to book for yourself as opposed to having to eat out all the time when you're in a hotel x

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  3. I agree, an apartment is definitely the way to go, especially as so many hotels can't even guarantee adjoining rooms. I once booked a hotel and asked for a room next to each other and we were on different floors, which is really not ideal at all! I would always book an apartment if possible, and this one looks great. I'll have to check out FG properties next time I'm in London.

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    1. Interesting to hear your experience, it seems to be more difficult than ever getting adjoining rooms in a hotel.

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  4. I have to admit I did a couple of airbnbs for the first time last year and I have definitely decided it is a must comfier way to travel. These apartments look so cosy.

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  5. Love the apartment and what a welcome with the fizz and scrummy chocolates too mmm x

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  6. That’s such a nice looking apartment, great price and so modern looking.

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  7. It really great that they checked in to see how you were doing. I love staying in an apartment over a hotel and definitely thing AirBnbs tend to go that extra mile (leaving Ferrero Rocher is definitely a nice touch).

    C x

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    1. It seems like they go the extra mile to check everything is ok.

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  8. This looks like a great place to stay. I really love the decor and you are completely right that apartments are much easier when travelling with children.

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    1. So much more space and you can cook for fussy eaters too.

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  10. That looks like a fab place to stay. Love the decor! I'll have to stay there next time I'm in the city.

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  11. This sounds absolutely ideal for us. I have to confess that family hotel rooms don't appeal because we don't all want to sleep in the same space and this looks like the perfect solution. You don't always want to have to eat out either - not least because of the cost.

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    1. It's a cost effective way of staying in a city.

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  12. This looks like a good place to stay and in a good location too

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  13. Looks like a very smart and tidy place and we like that it's in walking distance of Westfield shopping centre. Thanks for the recommendation.

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  14. I think an apartment is a great idea for a family trip. This looks so comfortable and such a good price!

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  15. I've never thought to rent an apartment but it seems like a great alternative and more friendly and natural than a hotel stay! Especially because you can cook your own meals. I think the price is an absolute bargain! I would look into renting next time we go away.

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  16. this looks like the perfect place to stay for a night in London, and happy birthday to your son! x

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  17. I have never done an Air BnB but my inlaws have and it worked out so much better than a hotel.

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  18. Oh this place looks great!! We like to have an apartment when we travel with the kids so we can have our home comforts and our own space.

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    1. Yes, there is something to be said for your own space.

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  19. WOW, this is such a cool idea for small family who want to have their privacy, by having separate rooms. The prices look very reasonable and accommodating. I think we may need to try this, next time the whole family needs to take a trip to London.

    John M

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  20. I love staying in apartments when we go on trips, as it’s nice to have all those home comfort. This looks like it has lots of amenities.

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  21. Next time we go to London we need to look up an apartment stay as I think it will be cheaper than two hotel rooms. It looks like a real home from home

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    1. It's a cost effective option if you have kids for sure.

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  22. Looks a nice place to stay and so Comfortable, I would love to have this kind of apartment when we are travelling with the kids

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  23. Looks like a wonderful place to stay! I would prefer this than a hotel for sure

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