Due to incomplete contractor repairs and maintenance of the "Luxury and Modern Apartment," my family and I ended up staying in the "Luxury Spacious, Kensington" flat in supposedly the same building - https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/6754957. I can highlight the perks of the other unit:
- Out of several London shortlets I have stayed in, this place has one of the better consistent, stable, and high-speed internet connections for business travelers to work from home.
- Spacious with partitioned walls and doors provided soundproofing room-to-room. This was great when several family members coped with jet lag at a different pace.
- Natural sunlight flooded the rooms, and helped all of us cope with jet lag.
- Convenient 2-5 minute walk to Tesco Metro (carries some organic foods and a petite fresh produce selection), Whole Foods, and convenience store right downstairs.
- Grab coffee from Starbucks right across the street from the flat.
- 5-minute walk to Kensington High Street Underground Station serviced by the District and Circle Lines.
- 5-minute walk to Holland Park and 20-minute walk to Princess Diana Memorial Playground for active children to roam and play.
- Double glazed windows kept some busy street noises out but not all. However it did insulate the flat, keeping it warm and toasty. Great place to stay even during winter.
The lift goes to the half floor, and there are still a dozen steps to get from the lift to the door. This flat is not handicap accessible.
Instead of providing the exact address on Kensington High Street, Carol, the property manager, gave the building name and number. (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) maps resolved the information to a town home two blocks over on Stafford Terrace. If the exact address were communicated, this would have saved me over an hour and a half wait as I shivered outside in frigid cold weather.
Both Carol and Craig were responsive to scheduling issues of the intended flat undergoing repairs, which we were suppose to swap back for. The swap did not occur.