Mr Kang visited Belvedere House a few weeks ago after 20 years since he was a resident of the self-catered accommodation in South Kensington. He recognised the manager, from his time at Belvedere House two decades on and sent us the following:
“First of all, I appreciate your staffs’ kindness while I was staying there.
I guess it’s same in 20 years.
Also that is a special memory that I met you again in 20 years.
When I came to London firstly in 1997, most of things were unusual to me, but Belvedere made me comfortable, and gave me many nice friends from all over the world.
When I came again last week, I felt I was staying in 1997.
I can’t feel any difference in mind, and seems I stayed for 20 years.
Even, Mario is still here!
I’m not sure I visit England later, but I’m sure I come to Belvedere if I come to London again.
I love London, I love Belvedere house.”
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