Rafael J Carrizo
- english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
We favour an strict non smoking policy
Strictly NO pets
Children of over 8 years of age are welcome.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
COULDN'T BE BETTER!!
We have stayed at Rafael's properties three times and will always return when we are in London. Rafael is a gracious host, very accommodating and responds to our needs. The apartments are extremely well maintained, safe and secure and are in a great location. You simply cannot go wrong staying at any of Rafael's properties.
Thank you for reviewing your third stay with us and for letting me know that this property has also met your expectations, Howard. It’s always a pleasure to host you and Susana...You are the perfect guests. See you soon! Rafael
Nice Apartment in Great Location
Nice apartment in a great location for exploring London. Easy to get anywhere in the city from here. Lots of great local dining options after a long day out!
Thank you very much, Michael, your kind words are appreciated and I would love to host you again soonest. Regards, Rafael
Excellent apartment in great location!
We had a fabulous 5 nights at Rafael’s flat in the Bayswater neighborhood last week. The location was excellent: three-minute walk to both the Queensway and Bayswater tube stations and lots of shops, restaurants and grocery stores all around...steps away from Hyde Park. Rafael was an excellent host and answered all of our questions promptly — even suggesting a quick, easy and inexpensive way to get from Heathrow to the Baywater tube station. Check-in with his assistant, Dolly, was quick and easy. The rooms were comfortable and tastefully furnished. The kitchen was stocked with all necessities and we definitely appreciated the Nespresso cartridges that were available throughout our visit. The shower provided plenty of hot water and the water pressure was excellent. We hated to leave and would definitely return for a longer stay. Don’t pass this one by! One thing to note, however (so you can plan ahead) — but seems to be standard throughout England — there was no electrical outlet in the bathroom, so using a hair dryer near a mirror is tricky. We did manage to use an outlet in the bedroom that enabled us to take advantage of the full-length mirror in the inside of the closet door. Thanks again, Rafael, for your hospitality! Hope to visit again soon!
It has been a delight to host you, Sara, and I do look forward to hosting you for a longer period soonest! You and Lionel have been the perfect guests.Regards, Rafael
Outstanding London flat - Everything we could ask for !
This flat just north of Hyde Park is the perfect location for families or couples to visit London for a few days to a few weeks stay. The neighborhood is vibrant and diverse with convenient restaurants, grocery stores and even an ice rink and bowling alley nearby. The 2 nearby subway stops are less than a 3 min walk from the apartment and serve multiple London Underground lines. The apartment was very quiet, clean and very comfortable for our family of 4. Rafael arranged it so that we could drop off our luggage a few hours earlier than check in (while the cleaning crew was there) - and that was very helpful so we did not have to be burdened with our luggage for those few hours. The laundry facility was easy to use after one reads the instructions - but do note that the dryer takes about 180 mins to dry most cotton clothes (typical for a small apartment dryer). The refrigerator is large and has a large freezer too. Electrical outlets are plentiful and there are even adapters for U.S. phone chargers in one of the desk drawers as long as the phone chargers states it can handle 220 to 240 V. The TV is a large Hi-def flat screen -- with Amazon and Netflix available. Bathroom is on the small side , but certainly functional. There is a combination bathtub / shower and hot water is plentiful. The apartment had plenty of towels and bedsheets and even came with an extra blanket/comforter for each bed if the weather turned cold. There were multiple floor fans for those hotter days. This 2nd floor apartment has a stairway and two elevators serving it and the people in the building were friendly and quiet. The living room has a pull out sofabed and there is plenty of space there too.
Recommendation: be sure to visit Hyde Park which is a very large urban park. There are easy bike rentals that take credit card and if you time it right, you can rent a bike for 2 Pounds per day as long as you return it to a docking station before thirty minutes elapses per trip. You have unlimited trips, but you cannot take the bike for more than thirty minutes per trip or you are charged extra.
For the subway, be sure to get an Oyster Card for each person using the subway (a.k.a. Tube, or Underground). For children under 16, get a subway attendant to help with purchasing a Child's Oyster Card and you will get a cheaper rate per trip.
Rafael is very helpful and does check in during the stay to make sure everything is going well. We were very impressed.
Thank you ever so much for your super positive and detailed review, Johnny, you have certainly left no front uncovered! I am delighted to learn that not only my apartment, with its facilities and location, but also our neighbourhood with its variety of restaurants and amenities, have both contributed to a great holiday experience. It has been an absolute delight to deal with you, and hosting your family during your stay in our wonderful City. You are welcome anytime! Regards, Rafael
Great place to check out London!
#74 is a great location to check out all of London. The flat was clean and cozy with everything you need for your stay in London. Being by both tubes Bayswater and Queensway made getting around London a breeze. You also have Hyde Park right at your doorstep. Rafael was a great host and supplied us with all the info we needed to get the most out of our stay. Thanks for making your place available Rafael, my family and I had great time!!
Thank you for your words, Luke, it has been a pleasure to host you and your family and I am obviously delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us. Come back anytime, you would be welcome! Regards, Rafael.
74 Princess Court
We enjoyed our stay in this one-bedroom apartment. It is in a very nice and convenient neighborhood, close to two Underground stations, and with many ethnic restaurants and shops. We will stay here again when next in London.
Thank you very much for your comments, Bud. You and Sheryl have been the perfect guests and I already look forward to hosting you again during your next trip. Warm regards, Rafael