Giveaway: London 3-Bedroom Apartment Stay Plus Incredible Deals on Chartering a Yacht, and a Week in a Greek Villa

Luxury Travel Diary, a high-end travel blog with great reviews based in the UK, has a bunch of travel auctions — some about to close, others extend into October — and there look to be some real bargains.

They wanted to highlight some of these, and offered to help organize a giveaway of a 3 night stay in a 3-bedroom luxury apartment in Knightsbridge, London for readers of this blog. Details on how to comment on this post to win below.

Folks who already know about these auctions won’t like the added attention, because frankly there aren’t enough bidders relative to the value of the offerings and some of these items go too cheap.

Here are some great auction values ending soon:

Check out the full details on each before bidding to make sure availability matches when you can travel. There’s page after page of auctions to scroll through, generally nice places that regularly appear to be selling for much less than they should.

Prize: a three-night stay in a luxury apartment in Knightsbridge, London at The Ovington Elegance – subject to availability, stay by April 28 (excluding December 25-27, December 31-January, and March 25-26).

The Ovington Elegance is a superb, luxury Three Bedroom Three Bathroom serviced apartments right on Brompton Road in the heart of London’s Knightsbridge. Two minutes’ walk from Harrod’s store and other exclusive shopping in the immediate area and with easy access to Knightsbridge and South Kensington tube stations, The Ovington Elegance has all of the luxury features and comfort you need for your central London stay backed up by London Lifestyle Apartment’s hospitality and care to ensure that you fully enjoy your visit to London.

London, like Paris, is one of those cities where a residential apartment is a great option for visitors. I tend to book hotels because I have so many points, but coming out of pocket living like a local can be uniquely appealing. This property looks lovely and in a great location — and while not cheap it’s a real value for three bedrooms!

To enter: leave a comment on this post with your favorite item up for auction at Luxury Travel Diary, or why you would choose to stay at The Ovington Elegance luxury apartment in Knightsbridge over other hotels in London. You may enter two times if you wish and answer those two questions one time each in separate comments.

Contest deadline and drawing winner: Entries close Thursday, December 3 at Noon eastern. I will draw winner with the assistance of

The fine print: For avoidance of doubt I have no affiliation with either Luxury Travel Diary or The Ovington Elegance luxury apartment. I will put the winner in touch with the hotel for booking. They are solely responsible for providing prize to winner. All decisions made in the course of running this giveaway are final and unappealable and your entry signifies your acceptance. The goal here is to make readers aware of a pretty cool auction opportunity, and to give away an apartment stay in London. So please don’t make it hard on me for doing so!

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  1. I would stay at the Ovington Elegance over other places because it exudes style and I think it would make fora perfect place to stay in London.

  2. I would love to stay at the Ovington Elegance because of its great central location. I am a Fulham football fan, and their grounds are just a short Tube ride away.

  3. My favorite auction item would be the 2 night stay at the Grand Hyatt in Muscat, Oman. I have always wanted to see Oman

  4. I’d absolutely love to live like a local in Knightsbridge — particularly one well above my own means!

  5. I would love to stay at the Ovington Elegance because it is in the heart of London’s shopping scene.

  6. My wife and I will be celebrating our 50th Anniversary in March.
    This apartment truly deserves the title elegance.
    The location is very close to all transportation and convenient to shops, attractions, and theaters.
    What a heavenly place to celebrate in our favorite City of London.

  7. Hmmm … tough to choose favorite auction. I’ll go with the Airds Hotel auction, because it looks like a comfortable property and the Highlands are absolutely beautiful.

  8. I’d select the Ovington Elegance because, as a father of a child with a serious food allergy, it would be much safer to cook our own food on vacation than eat out and risk restaurant errors three times a day. With several groceries and a pharmacy right down the street, this would be perfect. Plus, the central location would cut down on travel time/difficulties inherent in moving about with a small child.

  9. A favorite item up for auction at Luxury Travel Diary is 2 NIGHTS IN A LUXURY APARTMENT IN FLORENCE, ITALY as Mrs Jay would love to go to Florence. Thanks for chance!

  10. The Ovington Elegance luxury apartment in Knightsbridge seems very nice and we’ve wanted to try to stay in Knightsbridge during one of our visits to London.
    Time to stay there and check it out –
    The Rolling Stones “Play With Fire”
    “Now she gets her kicks in Stepney”
    “Not in Knightsbridge anymore”
    Thanks for chance!

  11. The Ovington Elegance looks like a great alternative to the mostly boring hotels in London, and much nicer than a typical Airbnb rental…

  12. The Ovington Elegance seems more upscale than mot hotels I would stay at in London. I hope I win it!!!

  13. I would choose the Ovington Elegance for its location and beautifully appointed accommodations.

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