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Fit for a king or Queen
Apex City of London Hotel (London)
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Apex City of London Hotel (London)
Advantages: close to everything, comfy, reliable, helpful
Disadvantages: didnt stay long enough
I recently went to London to go to a Snow Patrol gig and needed somewhere to stay for 3 nights, I searched the internet for hours alongside my partner before we stumbled across this fantastic hotel through a google search. At £99 a night it was definately cheaper than most we had looked at and seemed to tick all the boxes. When we got there we were almost 3 hours too early for check in, but knowing we had travelled all night they rushed our room and whilst we were having breakfast our room was made up!
The room itself is gorgeous, we were in the executive room (good price!) and my partner had ordered a bottle of wine and chocolates on arrival, this is something they offer to everyone who books with them at a small additional charge, its a lovely touch! The room is very stylish, good sizes wardrobes and storage, a lovely frosted glass door seperates off the bathroom. In the bathroom you have both a comfy bath and a walk in shower which could easily fit two people at a time! Speakers are piped into the bathroom and can stick on the music channel on the tv and listen to it whilst having a bath! They go beyond what Ive seen before for "freebies" with a generous sized bottle of shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and moisturiser, then you've got a bar of soap hidden inside a lovely black plastic box for storage, for that extra touch you even get a free rubber duck for the bath!
Coming back out into the bedroom youve got your own coffee making facilities where you are offered coffee, tea or hot chocolate alongside some lovely cookie biscuits. Above it on the next shelf youve got a complimentary show polisher, sewing kit and a bottle opener/cork screw.
Theres also a laptop sized safe to store your laptop or any little bits that you have brought with you. The room comes with complimentary wifi internet which I found a real bonus so I could continue dealing with any work emails during my trip, it meant I was also able to look up any events taking place or places of interest during the day as well as highly rated restaurants.
Each morning you are given a bottle of chilled still water and a bottle of chilled sparkling water with two glasses - which I thought was a nice touch, they also have a fresh delivery of newspapers every morning so you can enjoy the latest news either over breakfast or in your room whilst your getting ready!
Our room was supplied with a king size bed with luxury sheets and pillows and was one of the best nights sleeps I'd had in ages! A 32" tv also hangs on the wall opposite your bed with a variety of sky channels for your entertainment. If you find theres nothing on tv of interest then you can hire out dvds to play on the dvd player in your room. These are charged with a £20 deposit which you will get back on safe return of the film. There is a large selection of dvds to choose from and the list is left in each room.
Lastly the room is selectively designed with a few photographs by the hotels very own photographer, and depending on whether you stay in London or Scotland the photos are there to reflect the place in which you are staying! As a photographer myself I felt this was a great touch and would give anyone who doesnt know the area a really insight into the local tourist attractions.
The hotel offers its own restaurant where you will find a special discounted menu for its guests, the restaurant has a lovely setting with floor to ceiling windows and the food is gorgeous!
The hotel is closely situated to Tower Hill (Tower bridge area) so very close to the centre, and within minutes walking distance to both the tube station and the embankment. A short tube journey will take you to all the famous attractions and back again with minimal fuss. Id suggest you buy a day ticket if your stay includes a weekend (this works out cheaper) or a week ticket if your stay doesnt include weekends. You will find a tube map inside the station and getting around the place is very easy!
Summary: everything you need for a break away in comfort
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