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A mid-range apartment-style property in fashionable Kensington
If you ignore the tacky mirrored signage, Harrington Court Apartments is decorated in fairly modern style. In the lobby, dark leather banquettes and dark flooring contrast with beige walls. The hallways are functional, though the carpets look a bit run-down. Since this is a residential-style property, there are no real hotel amenities to speak of: Guests come here for the convenience and privacy of staying in an apartment.
Most apartments are pleasant: light and airy, with ample natural light that complements the beautiful wood flooring. The plain decor isn't stylish, but it is clean and contemporary. Wardrobes are a standard unstained oak, and the furniture generally comes in neutral leather. But there have been complaints that the furnishings in certain apartments could use an update.
A one-minute walk to South Kensington tube station, and just adjacent to the Knightsbridge shopping district
The area of South Kensington can be likened to the “little France” of London, and features French cafés, bookshops, a culture institute, and even a French secondary school. French expatriates as well as Francophiles abound: Don’t be surprised to hear French spoken just as often as (if not more than) English in this part of town.
Knightsbridge is primarily an affluent, toffee-nosed shopping and residential area, populated by well-heeled locals, Middle Eastern leisure and business guests, and the working immigrant class. Home of some of London’s wealthiest residents, such as Chelsea football club owner Roman Abramovich, this is also the famed hangout spot for Middle Eastern racers who reportedly fly in their expensive cars for the summer and spend their days and nights racing around the local streets.
Bright, pleasant and spacious, with beautiful wood floors
Most of the apartments are clean and modern, with spare contemporary style and beautiful wood floors. But some of the older apartments haven’t been renovated, and have worn furnishings.
A reception desk and video entry phones
Harrington Court is an apartment-style property and does not provide hotel-style amenities. There is a reception desk, where management is on hand for check-in.
Harrington Court Apartments is a residential-style property rather than a full-service hotel, and offers reasonable value studios and apartments in the heart of fashionable Kensington. There are no amenities per se, but management is flexible and seems happy to accommodate special needs. Apartments have spare contemporary style, but beware that some of them have been kept up better than others, and not all have washer/dryers or dishwashers.