“I lived in Jerome House, Zebra’s South Kensington property this past year and it was the best rental experience I’ve ever had. The office is very responsive and very helpful and attentive to repairs and super communicative on bigger issues. The building warden was kind and welcoming and the neighbours are friendly enough, but quiet and respectful. It was a fantastic community to live in. But don’t expect a lot of communal activity, all the units are pretty self-contained so there isn’t much interaction between you and your neighbours unless you seek it out.
It feels very much like renting a proper, adult apartment from a landlord except that the building is managed and serviced. Your neighbours are postgraduate students and tend to be mature and older. I never had any noise complaints and I never heard that anyone’s packages or belongings left in a communal area was stolen. My 1bedroom apartment was well-appointed, a perfect place to study and rest, but also large enough to host friends and family who came to visit throughout the year. I had a large desk and swivel chair, a 4-burner stove with an oven, a full-size fridge and freezer, a microwave, lots of kitchen counter space and kitchen storage, and an abundance of storage throughout the apartment.
The location in South Kensington is unmatched being a 2-minute walk from the station, yet located on a quiet street off the main road. The rent might have seemed high but for what you get and for the location, it is amazing value for money and wayyyy below market price. I wish I could have stayed forever. There weren’t a lot of reviews on this place when I was considering it, but I’m so glad I chose to live here. I can’t recommend it enough! Apply early and if you get in, definitely take it!”
Melissa December 2022