Hotels

One Fine Stay

One Fine Stay (luxury vacation rental apartment & home rentals) has quickly become a favorite of mine while in London. They offer over 10000+ high-end homes available to rent, with exceptional remote concierge service to boot (and an iphone to use locally too!)

One Fine Stays is currently available in select cities (London, New York, Paris, Los Angeles, Rome, and now Hawaii & the Caribbean)  but it has been growing fast since its debut in 2009. They offer a variety of options from city dwellings to country home, mountain pots and beachside abodes. Unlike Airbnb, they are selective about luxury homes they list (they tend to be less used, and peoples second or third homes), and offer exceptional service. The first time I used it was on a friends suggestion and we rented a lovely townhouse in Chelsea, and the second time I was with my mother we had a wonderful apartment in south Kensington. Have a OFS representative meet you onsite, and goodies waiting, along with a local cell phone to use, loaded with recommendations, was ideal when overseas. (Side note – why are so many of these new luxury hospitality companies out of the UK? One Fine Stay, Plum Guide, Roam, and more)

The more I travel, the more I prefer the comfort of my own apartment/house to a hotel if I am going to be somewhere for more than three days. I would highly recommend them to anyone traveling out of country if you want that feel, but also know you are going to be looked after. My last two spaces in London I stayed in were:

  1. South Kensington on Old Brompton Road 
  2. Edith Grove 5

Photo courtesy One Fine Stay

Happy Travels!

 

Author: Carrie Mitchell

Carrie A. Mitchell is the founder of L’Aventure Travel, the host of the Suitcase Sojourn Podcast, and author of the children’s travel book “To Be We”. Carrie is a global travel and hospitality expert who works with publications, brands and entertainment outlets on a number of travel related projects, from marketing consulting to editorial coverage to hosting & producing content for the web, TV and podcasts. She is always seeking to learn from people and places around the world, and share through her cultural exploration (40+ countries and counting)