|12-Nov-2013||15 - 140 MINORIES||We lived in Apartment 15 from 19 October to 4 November 2013. The apartment was spacious, well kept, clean and warm. The cleaning crew chirpy and very efficient. When I asked for more loo roll and towels they were very obliging. The location of the apartment was great for transport with Aldgate and Tower Hill just round the corner, if one was a little energetic Liverpool Street and Bank were also a pleasant walk down with lovely architecture and interesting shops on the way. Having Tesco's, Sainsbury's Local, EAT, Pret A Manger, Subway, Mailboxes and Boots was also a big plus. From Monday to Friday, there was a nice range of restaurants, pub style, Jamies, Rajasthan and many more. It did get quiet during the weekends, but there are many F&B options on the Tower HIll side (less than 10 minutes walk!)
The only thing I would suggest is that,
1. The apartment was on the top most floor which meant lugging bags down in stages. Might be a good idea to ask if the tenants had a lot of luggage to determine which floor they got to live on or alert prospective tenants :)
2. A list of restaurants & contact numbers that open Monday - Friday
3. A list of restaurants/pubs/take aways & contact numbers open during the weekends - Minories pub (Sunday roast lunch), Pizza Express etc etc
4. A list of private taxi companies that take tenants to airports and train stations. We used Amitours - +44(0)203 239 6477. We used them several times and they gave us a loyalty code which entitled us to a 10% discount.
A few things about the apartment,
1. The fire alarm is very sensitive, to do all toasting near the kitchen hob with the ventilators on full blast, and windows wide open.
2. To put at least 4 loo rolls in the toilet
3. I had left a note about the hot water in the shower (being set back to front) and the lever on the living room window (it came off), the garbage area - the door/key pad was a little sticky at first and wouldn't open usually on the first try.
All in all we had a fabulous time in Apartment 15 and will definitely recommend 140 Minories to family and friends. We hope to use the apartments again, we will definitely stay at 140 Minories again!
A big THANK YOU to all of you at Clarendon, keep up the good work!
Anita Chandran & Kamesam Shankar
19 October - 4 November 2013
|28-Oct-2013||15 - 140 MINORIES||pin no that was given to get into the apartment for the first time did not work. The person who I had on the phone keep telling me that was the no to key into the pad but it did not work. Thankfully, there was a couple who came along and let me into the apartment and then I was able to retrieve the apartments keys from the safe. You may want to check the no again as the couple told me that they had encounter the same problem when checking in too. The sofa in the living room is seriously peeling off and i have black leather specks floating around the apartment due to this. Otherwise the apartment is great and I will definitely recommend it to my colleagues|
|16-Oct-2013||12 - 140 MINORIES||The flat and staff were exceptional; clean and comfortable.|
|15-Oct-2013||03 - 140 MINORIES (OTA)||very comfortable, clean and great welcome-gift.
the only point of criticism: due to the proximity to the railroad track quite loud and the floor vibrates
|24-Sep-2013||03 - 140 MINORIES||The experience was good,but one problem i faces was during house keeping they used to remove all my stuff which according to them was irrelevant.also there should be someone who can be there in the aprtment if someone comes for the first time.|
|24-Sep-2013||04 - 140 MINORIES||It was a gr8 n memorable experience staying at Clarendon Minories. Though the rent seems little high, but its worth considering the facilities, reachability etc.|
|24-Sep-2013||14 - 140 MINORIES||I faced lot many issues while staying there. In fact Apartment was not in good condition when I checked in. After many followups I gave up on some of these and lately moved back to India but issues dint get resolved till then. Water pipeline was blown out once and we had to stay in hotel in a very small room with family, could not sleep so had to take leave from office following day. Also, once night smoke alarm started off and they dint attend it untill next day we could not sleep and go to office. Staff used to be nice on email and phone but never worked on promised. My wife caught cleaning staff working in kitchen without changing their toilet cleaning gloves - very unhygienic. I would not like to stay there in future.|
|02-Sep-2013||07 - 140 MINORIES||Bit of bad experience as key was not in key-box when I arrived, but it was fairly quickly resolved with an emergency key so that was good.I will book with Clarendon again.|
|18-Aug-2013||09 - 140 MINORIES||Very nice apartment and in a good area for the city. Close to White chapel for bars and restaurants.
Ive booked the same block of apartments again for my next visit.
|17-Aug-2013||07 - 140 MINORIES||The apartment that I stayed at was good; however, there was construction right outside of my apartment that was very loud and abnoxious (very - in fact I had to leave the partment 2 days early as I was unable to get good sleep). The street was already quite loud (the noise insulation in the building/apt must not have been very good), so with the construction, it was unbearable.
The staff was very helpful when I left the first apt I was in and helped me find another one I would like better. However, when initially choosing an apt, I had asked for help finding a gym nearby and never received a response. Also, would be more helpful if staff was more knowledgabout of the areas that apartments are in so that they can provide better guidance of surroundings.
Finally, when the cleaning staff would come in, they would never replenish soap, which was annoying. So I would have to go out and buy a big shower gel or soap for another few days.
|28-Jul-2013||02 - 140 MINORIES||Clean and nice apartment. Hot water often turned off intermittently during shower though|
|25-May-2013||06 - 140 MINORIES||Great apartments......and the staff get things fixed quickly if need. I use them a lot and so far they have been very good.|
|20-May-2013||11 - 140 MINORIES||Room is fine. Shower/bathroom very very small. Construction site straight across the road was pretty intrusive, but not much you can do about that, I guess.|